Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Good Girl

 I was a good girl and let mum sleep all day after her nightshift.  I only let her know it was dinner time at 2.20pm.  She got up and got me my feast, and i jumped back into her spot on the bed and slept for 5 hours straight.    Nightshifting is tiring work!!!

Monday, May 30, 2022


 Mum woke up today and it was dark and raining, but she knew she had to out to get provisions.  She only has two chapters left in her library book and needed groceries.   First time in ages she has worn her raincoat and needed her umbrella .  She didn't get too wet and managed to get two new books and a bit to eat.

Sunday, May 29, 2022


 I've done a lot of snuggling this weekend.

Saturday, May 28, 2022


 The passionfruit vine is confused, and has been flowering and growing new fruit out of season.   

Friday, May 27, 2022


I kept close to my mum today.  She woke up with a runny nose and coughing yesterday, has had 3 negative rat tests and is feeling better today.   Some lem sip, vitamin C and big sleeps are helpful.   She has night shift starting again next week and doesn't want to be sick for that.  I love having her home to keep me company. 

Thursday, May 26, 2022


 We can't believe that the shortest day is just less than 4 weeks away.  We're ready for winter.  Mum has the winter bedding on, her merino jumpers clean and ready, boots are good to go and winter jackets on standby.  She has a pile of books to read and winter recipes have been researched.  She has been paying extra into her power account so the real winter bills won't hurt as much.  I'm practicing my 23 hour hibernation sleeps.  So we're good to go.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022


 One of our friends asked if i was left anything to nibble on while mum was on her shift.  This is my little heated bed where i nap, and next to it is my biscuit bowl, in mums bedroom.   She has to leave the biscuits in her room, as when they were in the living room or kitchen, naughty neighbors would sneak in and eat them.  Now they are here, they're all for me.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Gorgeous Monday Morning

 Mum was telling herself to get up and go for a walk this morning,  and usually she would muck around and stay home.   She did finally leave the house and was glad she did.  It was beautiful and sunny as she walked round the harbour,  and even quite warm.

She listened to some podcasts, enjoyed the views and the people watching.  She popped into the supermarket on the way home to buy her lunch.  She should have gone out earlier to enjoy her walk.  Its good for the soul to sit at the beach. I wouldn't know - I've never been.

Sunday, May 22, 2022


 She's back on the evening shifts again- so it's a late supper for me!!

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Purple Skies

 Stormy weather systems out the west of us have given us purple skies as the sun sets.   Last night was cold here and i was glad when mum got home to turn the heater on for me.  She slept very well and it was warming up and sunny by the time she was up.  

Mum went out and got sushi for lunch and a few treats for us  but she was glad to be back at 4pm to bring the clothes rack inside and draw the curtains.

Oh and thanks for the comments yesterday.  Mum has used command hooks/strips and blu tack before and they have all done some damage to the walls/ wallpaper of houses she has been in.  She's used to it now and i don't mind either.

Friday, May 20, 2022


 Mum seldom uses a calender, as she's not allowed to put anything up on the walls.  She keeps thinking though every year of getting a calender tea towel, that she can keep and use.  After thinking about one for about 10 years, this year she bought this one from ETSY.  It was a bit pricey, but cute and they had a cat just like me on it.  Of course she'll probably actually never use it, in case it gets stained. 

Thursday, May 19, 2022


 Mum has been super tired this week, something all of her colleagues are complaining about.  She think its that change if seasons, when it is harder to get upon cooler mornings when it is dark outside and you are nice and cozy in a warm bed.  

Mum is filling in tomorrow night for a sick colleague and figures out that she can sleep in the next 6 days.  I'm happy with that plan.

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tuesday, May 17, 2022


 So mums decided we're keeping the quilt, especially as she left it on the bed and we slept under it last night.  I'm allowed the bag it came in too.  

She had a day off today, and went to the mall, but only spent 45 minutes there before heading home.  She let me have dinner at 2.20pm and then we snuggled on the bed while mum finished reading her book.  Its been raining and so it was time for soup and toast for her dinner, and a feast for me.

Monday, May 16, 2022


 A couple of weeks ago mum wrote about the new bed cover she had ordered.   Two days after ordering,  the company offered 20% off, so mum emailed them and they replied within an hour, already refunding that sum to mums credit card.  Great customer service.

Mum received her quilt late last week, and decided today make a toasty winter bed.  As soon as she opened it she realized that it was too small.  Even though she had ordered and paid for the large, they had sent her the small.  She emailed them again, and they said that they had sold out in the large and would refund mum to send it back, or offer her a $50 refund if she wanted to keep it.  

She's somewhat annoyed, and did email them again to say that the large is still listed for sale on their website and will await their reply.  The thing is mum kind of likes it, and i jumped on it as soon as she spread it out on the bed.

Sunday, May 15, 2022


 I've been busy waiting for mum to get home.  She's working Saturday night again, but sleep in tomorrow.   Yippee!!!

Friday, May 13, 2022

Friday the 13th

 Mums not sure she has actually watched this masterpiece before.   Its playing as she finishes her late shift so shes got chips and salsa.  Hopefully she won't have nightmares afterwards. 

Thursday, May 12, 2022

Leakage Update

 Last night mum had a text from her landlord to say that the tenants upstairs had a leak, and was there any signs of leakage in mums kitchen?  Mum said no  but this morning she rembered the leak on the bed from several weeks ago and emailed the picture.   She said that she did wonder if it could have come through the light fitting,  but there were no signs of leaking any other time.  

So it looks like I am not to blame and mums instincts were right.

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Tuesday, May 10, 2022


 So i helped my mum to relax today.  She slept in and relaxed alternating between reading her book, looking at her phone, playing with me and watching some shows.   It was raining off and on, and the air was chilly so mum decided not to go anywhere .  I took a bundle of naps and spent 90 minutes begging for my dinner until mum got up to feed me.  

Monday, May 9, 2022


 It's been a while since we have had a solid rainy day, and today it has rained since mum got up, and now before midnight it is still going.  Luckily there was a small break in the precipitation while mum got the groceries.   She made herself a tasty butter chucken and rice for dinner and fixed me some fancy feast.  She has a meal plan sorted for the rest of the week now.

Luckily tomorrow is a day off for mum.  Dhe has only a couple if chores planned,  and lots of relaxing with me organized.   My favorite kind of day.

Sunday, May 8, 2022

Happy Mothers Day

 Happy mothers day to all the lovely mothers.  Thank you for all of your love and care.  We hope you got love and kisses from your kids, human and fur babies.  We love you all!!

Saturday, May 7, 2022


 Mum thought she'd got the cutest video of me and a butterfly.   Apparently not.

Friday, May 6, 2022


 Is it sad that mum is considering going to bed on Friday night at 7pm?   To be fair she has got up today and yesterday at 5.40am on about 4 hrs sleep.  Also she envies  my 23 hour a day sleep habit.  

She did go to bed early.  Lights were out at 8pm and she slept until 7.30am the next day, well done mum.

Thursday, May 5, 2022


 Mum needed this tonight.  It made her smile all evening. 

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Tuesday, May 3, 2022


 Mums alarm belted out its siren call this morning at 6am and it was dark, and all mum wanted to do was roll over and keep snoozing.  She did get up and face the world and felt better after her shower.

Coming home at 5.45pm the skies were darkening, and mum had forgotten to leave a light on for me.  The seasons are turning, but it is unseasonably warm at the moment. 

Mum has a nice small surprise today too.  She ordered a new bed cover last weekend,  and then it popped up today discounted a further 20%.  She emailed the company to ask, and they replied within a few hours and refunding mum the 20% straight away.  For once, she was impressed with customer service.  

Monday, May 2, 2022


 Mum went to work at midday today and was glad when work was over.  She went to the supermarket and got most of what she needed, but she will have to go back tomorrow to get some chicken as the supermarket was sold out.  She feels like a chicken noodle stirfry for tomorrows dinner, its been a few weeks since she made one.  With groceries being so expensive,  she tries to stick to a meal plan.  She has all the lunches sorted for the week.  She's got all mine sorted too.

Sunday, May 1, 2022


 So no dramas or puddles today.  Mum still isn't convinced that I did it, but she thinks she didn't do anything.  

So mum got up and went for a walk to meet a bestie.  The day was overcast and windy, but warm. First they went to a local pasta shop,  where mum had a delicious cabonara and an orange soda.  They then went to the local oldies cinema to see the new Downton Abbey movie.  It was a bit predictable,  but had a few tears and lots of laughs.  It was lovely to see all of those lovely faces again, and as always the clothes and hair were gorgeous.   It felt like visiting with old friends again.  A good autumnal afternoon treat.

Now its a relaxing evening for us.  Leftovers for dinner tonight for mum, a feast for me.  Mum is now washing her face, and getting her uniform ready for tomorrow,  so I am purring knowing bedtime is close.