Monday, January 31, 2022


 Thank you for the kind thoughts about my mum, her foot feels better today.  Resting it was the right idea, and she didn't go crazy today.  She had exciting jobs, to get some small items like a new jug for juice, hand cream, shampoo and some extras for dinner.   She had some leftovers so made a fried rice.  Somehow her homemade version never tastes as good as one from a good Asian Restaurant.   She'd give it a 5 out of 10.

I've had a quiet day too.  I sat outside with my mum in the evening,  enjoying the quiet night.  When we went inside i sat on the windiw, looking at the glowing sky.  How pretty.

Sunday, January 30, 2022


 Mum had to rest her foot today, but it's feeling better tonight.

Saturday, January 29, 2022


 Mum was surprised to see me clear my dish after last nights chicken fancy feast.  So this morning she headed to the supermarket to restock, and bought all 14 cans they had in stock. 

 On the way home, mum hurt her foot just stepping off the footpath. She thinks she has just pulled something in her heel, nothing major.   She hobbled home, and had to cancel her afternoon plans.  It is a bit better tonight, and hopefully will be fine by tomorrow. So the afternoon was spent resting which was fine by me.  

Friday, January 28, 2022


 This morning was a bit cooler than normal and mum felt good, as she had had the best nights sleep in weeks.  Only one lot of howling woke her up.  Who could have done that?

Washing was done and mum went out mid morning to catch up with friends for lunch.  She went for a walk and bought herself a couple of treats.  She got her 10,000 steps and enjoyed the views of the seaside.  The breeze was blowing the salty smells up onto the road and not too many people were in the water.

Mum headed home late afternoon,  her feet were getting tired snd she was glad to sit with a cool drink and read her boik in the sun.  But first there was a pat and a talk with me, and then my dinner.

Thursday, January 27, 2022


Last night mum did not get much sleep.  Apparently somebuddy woke her up about five times, talking to her, jumping on her and rubbing their wet grey furs up against her.  I was only trying to tell her that it was raining outside and that I got wet when I went outside.

So tonight after a busy day at work mums going to bed at 8.30om to read her book and aim at least for 8 hours of snoozing.  Its cooler too, and that will help my middle aged mum sleep better. 

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Tuesday, January 25, 2022


 Mums working this evening,  it might be a late one she says.  I better just take a nap - zzzzzzz.

Monday, January 24, 2022


 Today was a public holiday in our city and although it was overcast it was still a warm summers day.  Mum awoke early and invited herself to lunch with friends.   She said she would bring the lunch and was surprised that the supermarket was not too busy.  She got bread, hummus, fresh pineapple,  grapes, biscuits and a slice.

On the way over to their house mum found a nice pile of hydranga bushes where she whipped out her camera and took plenty of pictures.   She enjoyed the company and food, and made it home in time to read her book in yhe sun, and then enjoy a nap with me.  Life is good.

Sunday, January 23, 2022


 Its Sunday evening and its beginning to get dark at 8.45pm.  Today has been a bit of an odd one, as the government is changing rules now as Omnicron has arrived in the country.  Mum gotvsome groceries ordered for delivery in the afternoon and tried to keep herself busy all day.  She did dishes, washing, swept up leaves from down the path and hoovered.  Groceries got put away and dinner made.  She found a supply of fancy feast to be delivered so she knows we have enough if we have to isolate.   We watched the news where supermarket shelves in Australia have been cleared out.  Mum had restocked the pantry and freezer so we're ok.  

I spent the day and evening furring up the new quilt.  

Oh and want to hear someone funny.  Mum was watching the news while she dried her hair this morning.   She thought it said that hairdressers would have to close,  and mum was hanging out for her February appointment, so she stomped into the bathroom and gave her fringe/bangs a sneaky wee trim as she was annoyed with it hanging in her eyes.  When she checked the website she found out that she can keep her appointment as long as she shows her vaccine pass.  Oh well it will settle in the next couple of weeks before her appointment. 

Saturday, January 22, 2022


 Mum made the bed last night and put some new summery bedcovers on.  At first she didn't like it, but today she enjoyed seeing the bright and light colors.   It also got my seal of approval. 

The day was beautiful with blue summer skies and it was hot.  Mum even wore shorts and a tshirt to town - who cares if her old lady pale legs are out, so are everyone elses.  Mum treated herself to a sushi lunch and got some chicken and salad to make wraps for dinner.  Then home to chat to me and sit in the sun and read her book.  She got it finished - is it weird that she gets excited that she can start her new book tonight, when she goes to bed?

Have you tried Wordle?  Its a free online game where you get six chances to guess the five letter word.  Have a go.  

Friday, January 21, 2022


 Mum had a dozen plans in her head for her day off, but a sleep in and watching tik toks was the most she managed in the morning.   She did go visit the library and get some dinner.  Omnicrom is looming, and the news tells us once it's in it spreads fast.  So mum is thinking of checking her supplies at the weekend and getting a few things.  She has stocked up on the feast and just ordered 2 more bags of biscuits for me.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

New Tricks

 This old girl is not too old to learn new things.  I have decided to listen for mum, and uf she is up I now like to cry out at the door so she can let me in.  My cat door is still working,  I just like to get mum up and moving. 

Monday, January 17, 2022


 Today mum went to the hospital to see a dear friend of her family.   He had been unwell for some time, and mum got to spend some time with him and his family.  She got to hold his hand and tell him how loved he was, and to thank him for being such a kind and supportive friend.  Not long after mum returned home she got the message that he had died peacefully with his daughter by his side.  

We also have a special memory of our friend.  He was kind enough to take mum to the cattery to pick me up when I was an Itty bitty kitty.  RIP John.

Sunday, January 16, 2022


 It was a warm evening,  so when mum got home after her shift she sat outside and talked to me.  She told me that she got groceries for her and me, she took her 10,000 steps, she needed to get to bed by midnight tonight and read a chapter of her book before turning out the lights.  I told her I missed her, that she smelled of other places and u was ready for my feast.

Saturday, January 15, 2022


 Mum worked today with an early start.   Having to be at work by 7am means getting up before 6am and leaving by 6.20am.  She did not go to bed early enough last night.

So today on the way home she stopped off and got a burger.  Is 4pm too early for dinner?  Then she had a wee nap, shower and sat on the couch watching a classic   - Uncle Buck.  

We chatted about each other's days, brushed our hair and furs.  A good Caturday. 

Friday, January 14, 2022


 After dinner I like my mum to come and have a little conversation with me.  I call out to her snd wait for her on my bag.  I like her to tell me about her day and give me a brush.  It helps mum unwind and gives us some catch up time.  Mum told me about going to the library on the way to work.  Her shift, and the nice butter chicken and rice she had for dinner, and how she went to the supermarket after work and finally got some rubbish bags.  Then I'm ready for a snooze.

Thursday, January 13, 2022


 Today was a bit busy for mum.  She got to have a day off and a little sleep in which was good, cos I woke mum up for a chat at 04.20am this morning.   She was thrilled.

We had to get a uber, and mum took to me on a day out.  To the VETS.  Actually just for a 10 minute visit for my arthritis injection.   The vet was pleased with me as my weight was the same as last time.  I got home and was not to angry and just wanted some cuddles.

Once I was settled,  mum went into town to meet friends and drink wine by the harbour.   She enjoyed the catch up, but was glad to get home to me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022


Mums late again and my tummies rumbling.  I'm ready for my midnight feast mum.

Monday, January 10, 2022


 Mum got home at 11.25pm tonight after her shift.  I was waiting at the door meowing at her to let her know I was ready for me.  Mum figures I'll spend the next two hours telling her off.

Sunday, January 9, 2022


 Mum tries to get us time to sit outside in the summer evenings and enjoy the light .  Do Hou know I have never sat on the chairs outside   I prefer to sit underneath. 

Saturday, January 8, 2022


 The passionfruit are popping out on the vines all green and large.  Such a tasty treat when they are ready.  Easy to grow, mum only waters the vines every couple of days during the summer and cts back the vines in winter.

Friday, January 7, 2022

Evening Sky

 We hear that many of our northern hemisphere friends are pretty cold at the moment.  We thought you might appreciate a glimpse of our evening sky at 8pm.  It is only 14deg C here and breezy.  It was cooler here today so mum didn't get the shorts on.  A day of just pottering around at home.

I'm taking it easy.  I sleep even more now, if that's possible .  Please forgive mum if there aren't too many pictures of me.  I don't feel up to many photo sessions now.

Thursday, January 6, 2022


 Mum was so impressed that tonight I ate 95% of my dinner tonight.  Usually I lick all the jelly/gravy off and go back later for a nibble, but usually only eat about 1/3 of a can of feast.  

So she's photographed the can, so that when she goes shopping she can buy more of this flavor.  This if course means that next time she dishes it up I'll turn my nose up at it. 

After days of hot sweaty weather today it was drizzling when mum went out for lunch.  The temperature dropped in the afternoon and mum has just put the heater on for me.  Tonight she'll actually be able to pull the covers up.  

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Tuesday, January 4, 2022


 I came out to keep mum company tonight while she watered the garden.   It looks green but it us beginning to dry out.  Thankfully this evening is a bit cooler.  It was too hot for mum to sleep last night.  She tossed and turned and finally fell asleep at about 4am.  She even avoided a nap this afternoon so fingers crossed she will get some rest tonight.

  She does have a fan but it's crazy loud.  In reality it is only hot overnight for about 6 weeks over the summer.   Like every year mum is considering a Dyson hot/cool fan/heater.  Does anyone have one?  Worth the price?  

Monday, January 3, 2022


 Mum had some left over squirty cream and she thought I might like a try.  I took the tiniest of links and that was enough for me.  Mum has never had a cat like me before.   All of her other kitties liked ice cream, cream or yogurt.   Not this girl.

Sunday, January 2, 2022


 Holy moly it was a hot round about 30 deg C here for us today, a but too warm for us.  Mum woke up early and got some groceries.   It was too hot for her to do much else, and mum did not go back outside until the late afternoon to read on the back porch.  We are grateful that our little house is cool inside.  So mum will just sleep with a light cover on tonight and I'll sleep in the spare room which is even cooler.  

Saturday, January 1, 2022


 Hello 2022 - we welcome another new year with sunshine and warmth here.  Mum and I relaxed.  She thinks she should be OK to go out tomorrow which is good as she needs some groceries and to stretch her legs.  She's glad to be having a little break with me.  I have had a couple of little snuggles with her.