Thursday, June 30, 2022


 This is the first time mum has seen me sit on the outside chair.  Every day if the sun is out, i take myself outside to gets some warmth.  Mum was surprised that i stayed out here too while she took her snaps.  This chair is often occupied by naughty neighbour cat.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Tuesday, June 28, 2022


 It was lightly raining when mum was walking home, and this house looked cozy and warm.  There was a cute looking doodle dog at the window.  As mum was trying to take his picture he started barking,  so mum didn't get any more shots as she didn't want to upset him.  Mum likes this time of the night where all the cats and puppies are waiting for their people to arrive home.

Monday, June 27, 2022


 When mum got the new brown quilt, she loved it but it didn't fit right.  She kept it and used the refunded money to buy a new one.  We think they sent it via Pigeon post, as it took weeks to get here.  Mum wasn't sure i liked it as i didn't roll around on it straight away,  but she has found me napping on it every afternoon. 

Mum likes it as it is thick for winter  and has a pattern that hides little incidents.   She likes the William Morris The Strawberry Thief design too, with the birds and deep blue background. A new quilt for the winter.

Sunday, June 26, 2022


 It was a quiet Sunday.  Just mum and I relaxing in our last day off until next week.

Saturday, June 25, 2022


 Happy Birthday to our lovely niece Miss Belle, we hooe you had a lovely day with lots of

Friday, June 24, 2022


 Today is day off here in New Zealand,  a celebration of the Maori New Year and  the reappearance of a special star cluster.  It is the first year that it has been made into a public holiday, so we got a day off to relax.  Mum and i enjoyed another sleep in, and mum did exciting stuff like cleaning the microwave, doing dishes and some weeding.  

There were fireworks over the harbour tonight, but mum was too lazy to get jacket and scarf out for a 10 minute show.  For years i would get upset by big fireworks noises, but old age and probably deafness has meant I didn't even notice them tonight.

Thursday, June 23, 2022


 A sunny day goday, which has brought a frosty night.  It was mums day off and she didn't do much, but go go the hairdresser this afternoon.   I made sure i got lots of pats and my furs brushed.   Jobs need to be done tomorrow. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Happy Solstice

 Dreaming about warmer sunny days here on our winter solstice.   From now on, oir days will get longer.

Monday, June 20, 2022


 The wintry weather has arrived, after weeks of rain and rhunder and lightning the chilly wintry weather has arrived.  Mum rushed around last night pulling cutains and pulling out the glives and scarves.  Lots of snuggly snoozing for me.

Sunday, June 19, 2022


 Mum went to the 5th supermarket today and found the final bag that they had.  She grabbed it so fast.  She also found 2 bags online.   So we are good for a while.  I've tried other treats but don't like them as much as temptations.  Now I'm a renal failure kitty mum is trying to keep my weight steady, so I'm allowed more treats than i used to be.

We're not sure if there is a real shortage or if the suppliers are about to raise prices.  Mum is glad we have enough to get through the next few weeks though.

Saturday, June 18, 2022

No Online Either

 The plot thickens.  No online stock anywhere either  - whats happening?   

Friday, June 17, 2022



The past 2 supermarkets mum have bern in had no temptations in stock.  Mum finishes work early tomorrow and will try her third supermarket to see if they have my treats.  Otherwise she will make an online order.

Thursday, June 16, 2022


 My birdie toy had been hiding under the bed, but mum found it while hoovering today.  So he got coated in some catnip and i gave him lots if snuggles this afternoon. 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022


 As I've got older, my world has got smaller.  Years ago i would climb on roofs and climb trees.  Now I'm happy go find a nice spot to climb on and snuggle up.  In the winter i don't spend a lot of time outside, maybe just a half hour if the sun comes out.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022


Mum like to take pictures of the evening skies.  The clouds were pretty tonight as the sun was setting.  She was glad to get home early.  I greet her at the door, she feeds me as soon as she has taken her bag and coat off.  Once I've eaten i jump up and meow at her until she comes and sits beside me and tells me about her day.  She tellsme about what her day at work was like, what she had for lunch and what we are going to do in the evening.  Then i restart my napping.

Monday, June 13, 2022

Side Dish

 Mum woke up and the weather had settled a bit this morning,  so she did a supermarket run, getting lots of vegetables.  By the time she was checking out, the rain had started , but she didn't get too drenched making it home at 11am.  By 12.30pm by the time mum was having lunch there was rain, thunder, lightening and hail.  So mum curled up on the bed with me and her book.

After a long nap, mum made her dinner.  She roasted some lamb chops with kumara and carrots.  She cooked some purple cabbage and added broccoli, admiring the colors, and thought it would be perfect as a side dish on Halloween. 

The weather has calmed down here, although s lot of areas north of our city have been flooded. We're tucked up tight agsinst the hill and the weather often whips right past us.

Saturday, June 11, 2022

Winter Sun

 There was one singular winter ray of sunshine to warm me up this afternoon.    Luckily i was allowed the heater on.   

Friday, June 10, 2022


 Tonight has been thunder, lightning and rain.  So mum is going to climb into bed and read a book.  Best of all, no alarm in the morning. 

Thursday, June 9, 2022


 Mum got up to the toilet 2x, i woke her up 3xto say it was raining  and the thunder wokeher up 5 times.  Her fitbit told her she got 3.5 hours sleep last night.

Tuesday, June 7, 2022


 Mums been looking through the gallery on the phone at some old photos that make her smile, and as she is tired this week she is going to share some old favorites that she has forgotten about.

Monday, June 6, 2022

Holiday for a Queen

 Today was our holiday for the Queens Birthday, so mum had a day off with me.  She took it easy, and we just relaxed together.  She watched the concert at the palace, and enjoyed the Queen with Paddington Bear, and seeing her family enjoying themselves.  

Mum got my feast and made herself a big pot of butter chicken and rice, a filling dinner on a wintry evening.   Everyone sleeps better with a full belly.

Sunday, June 5, 2022


 After making the bed and hoovering mum took herself to the cinema to see the new Topgun movie.  It was a full house in the biggest theater in the city, and the most people has seen in a cinema in years.  It was interesting people watching with a mixture of ages, family and friend groups.

Mum enjoyed the movie.  It was a bit cheesy, and so similar to the original, but still an entertaining watch and the feel of a big block buster.  Mum would give it a 4/5.  As mum took the bus home the line to the next cinema was down the stairs,  and out on the street and around the block - something mum has never seen.

Now mum is busy yawning and ready for more sleep.  Luckily it is the Queens birthday holiday tomorrow,  so another sleep in.

Friday, June 3, 2022


 Mum is zonked out after finishing nightshift this morning.   She had 2.5 hours of sleep before showering and getting ready.  She then went into town, bought her new winter coat, walked to meet a bestie, visited the art show, got fish and chips for dinner, got some supplies at the supermarket and caught a bus home.  She ate a biscuit and some fruit while watching the Queen on the news.  Now her eyelids grow heavy and she is joining me on the mama bed.  Nite nite.

Thursday, June 2, 2022


 Mum feels like this is our relationship this week.  I have special feelings about her spot on the bed, and like to let her know when it is my time to take her spot.  Nightshift has distributed my routine.  Last night tonight though, so back go normal soon.

Wednesday, June 1, 2022