Saturday, April 30, 2022


 So - sorry about the graphic photo.   Mum went to come to bed this morning and noticed this rather large spot on the bedcover.   She was genuinely surprised, as she had heard no noise from the bedroom and i was sleeping quietly behind the heater.  She was so shocked that she even turned all the lights on to check that there was no leak from the flat upstairs.  No leak from there, and mum wasn't leaking so she figured that it must have come from me.

So mum thinks I must have had an accident - the first in my fifteen years.  She knows that things happen in your senior years, so she gathered up all of the covers and remade the bed.  Half were washed today and the next lot tomorrow.   Luckily mum has a lot of bedcovers.  She checked I was ok, as thats the most important thing.  I'm good, eating and drinking as usual and getting lots of sleep, and love from mum.

Friday, April 29, 2022


 This is the longest run of sunny days that mum has encountered on her days off.  She met a bestie for a lunch where mum and her had a lovely natter and then wandered through many of the shops of the city.   Mum only managed to buy a hand cream but liked to look at the new things out for winter.

Tonight is somewhat cooler, so the heaters are on and i am snuggled on the mama bed nice and early.

Thursday, April 28, 2022

No Clue

 Mum has no idea what the plant is called.  Her brain has never been able to process plant names,  card games or chess.  She just likes to take photos of plants on her walk home, and even in deep autumn some are still beautiful. 

We are lucky that our days have been beautiful,  but the nights are getting chilly now.  It is the first time that towels are not drying on the line outside and need some time in front of the heater.  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Tuesday, April 26, 2022


 Mums sleeping has been weird, after her nightshifts,  but she has been giving into it and going back to sleep when she needs it.  Today she feels better, and will hopefully manage to sleep tonight and be more productive tomorrow.   

I have been busy supervising her rest and regulating the meal breaks.

Monday, April 25, 2022


 I got to enjoy some sun today.  Mum finished her nightshifts this morning.   She always thinks she'll stay up, but the call to sleep is so strong.  Back to normal life tomorrow. 

Sunday, April 24, 2022

One More

 One more nightshift to go then mum is back in the bed with me.  

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Mums Caturday

 Mum worked her 1st nightshift finishing late with an hour and a half overtime this morning.  She then went go the supermarket and stocked up with lots of sugary treats.  So midway through her breakfast at 8.30am, and thoughts of her bed, her phone went.  The hairdressers had a cancelation and could she do a 2pm appointment?

So with 3 hours sleep mum went to her appointment,  then came home and got another 3 hour sleep.   She can't say she's feeling super awake tonight, but she has enough reserves to soldier on, into night two.

It seems like everything else in life that is becoming stretched, a hairdressers availability is a rare thing at the moment.  This was a new girl, and mum is feeling a bit meh about the cut and the price, and may look for a new salon.

Friday, April 22, 2022


 Mum has 10 minutes of the Great British Sewing Bee to watch before she has to get ready to go and work her nightshift.  

Thursday, April 21, 2022


 Its pouring out there and mums working late again, so I stay snuggly in my heated bed with my biscuits beside me.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Tuesday, April 19, 2022


I meowed at my mum this afternoon to say i was ready for my dinner.  She told me that 1.30pm was a little too early.  She is on late shifts again, so i was hungry when she got home.

Monday, April 18, 2022


 Today was another relaxing day.  The weather in the city was just beautiful.   Mum had another sleep in and pottered around for the morning.   Then she went off for a walk.  She bought the underwear that she couldn't pay for in Saturday,  the bank wasn't working for four hours on that day.  She finally got the sour cream she needed.  So tonight she got to make her baked potatoes- and they were delicious she said.

Me - well i went outside with mum a couple of times and took a few naps.  It's starting to cool down now, winter is creeping in.

Sunday, April 17, 2022

Happy Easter

 Happy Easter friends - we hope you have a lovely day.  For the first year ever mum didn't get in any Easter eggs.   This year there wasn't a lot of stock in the shops  and the past few years the things mum has bought have sat in the cupboard months after Easter has passed.  She has enough chocolate treats stashed away to last for months.

Mum took herself out for a walk and bought some fruit and veg.  She felt like making baked potatoes,  but got home and realized that she had no sour cream, and you can't have a baked potato without sour cream, so she'll have to make them tomorrow night after a supermarket visit.  

I stayed home and snoozed away the day.

Saturday, April 16, 2022


 Mum had some jobs to do today so was up early.  The landlord also wanted to do some work outside with a saw, so it was a good opportunity for mum to head out and leave me in charge.  Mum managed two purchases before her card got declined which was unusual.   Turns out the bank crashed, and so their was no more shopping  for mum.  No groceries and no treats.

Of course by the time mum came home, the bank was back in business.   However mum is a oncer - she can go out and stay out, but she seldom goes out again.  Tomorrow everything is closed, but mum has enough in the cupboards to keep us going.

Friday, April 15, 2022


It has been a good Friday here today.  We are lucky having a 4 day weekend here.  Good Friday and Easter Sunday are days when supermarkets, restaurants and shops are closed, but most are open on Saturday and some on Monday.  Which is nice, we don't need to shop every day.

Mum and I pottered today, had windows opened ans enjoyed more sunshine.  Mum did some chores and I caught up on my zzzzs.  Oh and got some treats too.

Thursday, April 14, 2022


 The day was sunny but crispy cool in the shade and the sun has slipped behind the apartments beside us, leaving the washing line in the shade.  As long as it stays sunny in the afternoon,  mum can still get the washing dried. Mum lives getting her washing done and dried and will miss the summer sun.

I joined mum sitting outside to enjoy some vitamin d, before she went out to do some chores.  She had some sushi for her lunch, and wandered around town for an hour or two.  Mum got some bagels and foid for tomorrow,  as the shops will be closed for Good Friday.  We are lucky as Easter is a four day public holiday here.  Yippee.

Wednesday, April 13, 2022


 Mum got through today, and she now has some days off.  No more alarm going off at 5.44am.  I'm relieved too.

Tuesday, April 12, 2022


 One more day of mum leaving for work, then she has a few days off with me.   She has a pile of books ready, and no plans for any early starts which suits me.

Monday, April 11, 2022

After Work

 When mum finished her work, she changed out of her uniform and then chatted to a colleague.  She left and got one bus stop away before realizing she had left her phone charging in the bathroom.   So back to work, then back on the bus and heading home.

When she got home there was a bit of wind picking up , but the sun  was peaking through the clouds and she made me join her in sitting outside and enjoying the fresh air before she came inside for the evening.  Fancy feast chicken gravy for me and homemade chicken pad Thai noodles for her.

Sunday, April 10, 2022


Mums alarm went off at 5.44am, and she fell asleep until 6.04am, waking up dreaming that she would be late to work.  So a quick scrub, wash, brush and dress she called an uber and made it to work early.  She was pleased to get a lunch break today and to eat and drink, something she didn't manage on Saturday when it was too busy.  

She got some good groceries  after work and then was lazy and just had toasted bagels for dinner.  Now time for some yoghurt and passionfruit for dessert.   John asked about the birdies eating our passionfruits.  The skin seems too tough for them to get through,  although the ones that fall and split may be nibbled on.

Saturday, April 9, 2022

Birdie or Passionfruit - The Movie

 You may need to bigify the movie.  Did you guess correctly?

Friday, April 8, 2022

New Game - Birdie or Passionfruit?

We found a new game today - mum called it Birdie or passionfruit!!!  Hahaha!!!

Thursday, April 7, 2022


 Yup, today i had to go to the vets.  Nothing exciting   it was just for my arthritis injection.  Also i have been getting a few mats on my back legs and tail area.  So the vets this time gave me a super duper groom rather than shave.  Mum said i look beautiful now.    The vet was pleased with me too.  Even with my renal disease my weight is steady and he said I'm in good condition.   That made mum super happy.  Within five minutes of being home I was on the bed next to mum purring and happy.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Tuesday, April 5, 2022


 The skies have filled with more clouds, and more grey skies than we are used to.  The evenings and mornings are darker, but at least it's not cold yet.  It looked like rain as mum was heading home, but its still dry if somewhat windy.  So mum was glad to get the groceries home without getting damp.

Monday, April 4, 2022


 This little tabby was very chatty this morning, talking to my mum as she made her way to work this morning.  Luckily she didn't follow mum all the way there.

Sunday, April 3, 2022


 I'm trying to find a good spot to take an afternoon snooze.

Saturday, April 2, 2022

Afternoon Out

 Mum was feeling a bit better today and ventured out this afternoon.   She met a bestie at the cinema and the girls saw Belfast  which they both enjoyed.   Mum then got a couple of groceries and picked up some dinner, before walking home in the sunshine.   A nice quiet day out for her and a day of resting for me.  Extra sleeps tonight, as our daylights savings ends.

Friday, April 1, 2022


 Mum had a rough night last night.  She'd eaten a dinner at work, and her tummy felt sore for a couple of hours.  When she got home it was still sore but she managed to sleep for an hour.  Then she had extreme abdominal pain and couldn't get comfortable,  she couldn't down and the pain was super bad sitting and standing.   She was close to throwing up the whole time, but managed to keep it all in.  Only after being up until 6am did the pain ease a bit and she could take some pain relief. 

She had to call in sick for work as she still felt sore this morning, and was exhausted from being up all night.  She has managed to eat some toast and had plenty of water today.  Ive been looking after mum and made her give me plenty of pats.