Tuesday, August 30, 2022


 Seen on mums walk home today.    She's enjoying the birds singing more on her early walk to work at 6.20am.  This means she can finish at 3pm and enjoy the warm afternoon sunshine.  She then came home and told me about her day, watched some tik toks, had dinner and chased me round to give me a brush.  Now she's going to rinse the dishes, wash her face , give me a pat and off to bed to read for a while.  

Monday, August 29, 2022


 Who can resist an afternoon sunbeam?  Signs of spring, as the sun moves and begins to pour into our windows again.  We are grateful to have more light in the day and the wsrmth is appreciated by us both.

Sunday, August 28, 2022


 Today was the kind of chilly that kept mum in bed reading for the morning and made me want to snuggle up next to her.  Both girls were happy.

Saturday, August 27, 2022


 I took a nap - a very big one once mum vacated the bed for me.  She pottered round today and met some friends for the last burger if the burger festival tonight.  It was ok - a 3/5.  She was glad to get home to me, it was getting cooler and beginning to rain again.  We're tired of winter.

Friday, August 26, 2022


 Mum stayed home and relaxed with me during the day, but headed out in the afternoon to meet friends for drinks.  Mum enjoys a lemon, lime + bitters to drink.  The pub was busy and they handed out free fries and spicy cauliflower- yumm.  After lots of girlie gossip they went go another pub to have their fancy burger.  This place was super noisy and they felt very old.  The burger was nice and they enjoyed the fact that they were out socializing,  but glad to head home at 8pm.

Mum was glad to get home and put the heaters on.  She told me about her evening out, and then I flaked out behind the couch.  Sounds exhausting to me mum.

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Quiet Dat

 Mum felt poorly today.  I looked after her.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Tuesday, August 23, 2022


 Mum was glad of a sleep in this morning.   She got up and had a shower and I rushed to claim the bed spot.  She is sure i spent the next 9 hours there as it was warm when she returned from work at 8pm.  2 more days of work, and then she has a 3 day weekend.   

Yesterday mum got to sleep in, as she had been up all night, and i even came and snuggled next to her - something I seldom do.  She tried to stay nice and still do that I stayed there, but I only lasted sbout 20 minutes. 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Battle of the Beds

 Mum had to cover on call last night for a sick colleague.   She went into work a couple of times and waited until 7am to hand the phone over and visit the supermarket.   So today was mostly  about her sleeping which i had to interrupt at midday to let her know she was in my spot and she had to get out of my bed.  Tonight though we are back to normal.

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Spring Angles

 Mum came home to find that the sun has finally made it round to shine through our bedroom window to warm my pensioner body.  I was busy snoozing on my shopping bag while mum was working.

Saturday, August 20, 2022


 Mum was up early and at work at 6.50am this morning.   She had a steady day and was pleased to see some sunshine as she left work.   It didn't last too long and she was pleased she had a rain jacket with her.

Dinner was another burger, a solid 4/5 and the roasty spuds with it was a 5/5.  Then mum and a bstie went to the cinema to see Good Luck to you Leo Grande.  Emma Thompson is amazing as a widowed school teacher who hires a young sex worker to help her.  It was funnier than I expected, with the audience laughing through most of the film.  Truly original and delightful  - a 5/5.   

As they left the cinema it poured down, but mums buses were not long coming and mum  was home soon with me.  Pats and dinner and mum told me all about her busy day.   

Friday, August 19, 2022


 The rain has been relentless here, but mum could sleep in today and didn't have to venture out until midday .  The ubers were expensive when she left work this evening but she didn't want to wait for the bus in the rain.  She has a few hours with me before she has to get some sleep, and be ready for an early shift in the morning.   She's made lunch for tomorrow, got her uniform ready and needs to sort some clothes out for after work.  Me - I'm snoozing - ready for the weekend. 

Thursday, August 18, 2022


 It is yet another wintry stormy day here, with the wild weather hitting mostly south of us.  Mum had a hair appointment at 10 so only a little sleep in, then an hour in the chair and mum wandered around town for an hour before heading home.  

Then her bestie called saying could they meet up in town,  so mum changed clothes and headed back onto bus.  They looked at heaps of shops at the other end of town, and stopped for a drink.  There is a food festival in town, with a burger special on , with lots of restaurants trying to outdo each other with burgers.  They tried one restaurant  which was too busy and noisy, so went to the Macs BreBar and had their Huff and Puff burger - full of pork and slaw and a mountain of fries.  Tasty and rich but filling - 4/5.

Home in the rain again and mum is ready for a big sleep tonight.

Tuesday, August 16, 2022


 This old girl was snoozing as mum left for work this afternoon.   Biscuits and water were stocked up.

Monday, August 15, 2022


 How can it be Monday again?   Mum is confused at how time can pass so slowly and quickly at the same time.

Sunday, August 14, 2022


 Mum woke me up from my mid morning nap to tell me she was off to work.  She got home by 8pm and gave me some fancy feast, and she planted her butt on the sofa and watched some shows and ate my body weight in snacks.   Don't worry, she got up and came and snuggled with me several times and brushed my furs.  Purrfect!!

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Weather Report

 When mum is working the evening shift at work, she arrives at 3pm.  The staff have been working all day in a windowless room and after saying hello and putting her bag and jacket down, everyone asks what the weather is like outside.  On Friday mum upped the weather report game, by playing this short video she'd made on her way in.  They weren't as impressed as mum expected.

Friday, August 12, 2022


 Mum got given today as a day off which was nice as she was tired.   After 3 afternoon shifts it was nice to have an evening at home.  Mum made butter chicken and rice for dinner for herself.    I ate 3/4 of my feast, so mum was pleased.  She settled in and made a drink and sat down and watched Grease which was on the telly.

Last night mum got home before midnight,  and before it poured down for about 2 hours, possibly the heaviest we've seen this winter.  Today the skies have cleared but its 1 degree C out there tonight.  Mums ready for a nice sunny day tomorrow  - me too!  I was out on my chair at 1.40pm today, early early.  

Thursday, August 11, 2022

On The Dot

 2.3pm and the first sunny afternoon this week, and I'm straight out onto the chair.  Mum is amused at my new obsession.   

Tuesday, August 9, 2022


 Mum cleaned out the linen cupboard a few years ago and came in to find somebuddy all curled up on top.  

Monday, August 8, 2022


 Mum found a copy of this oldie but goodie picture from about 12 years ago.   It's a great jungle photo of me in my youth.  

Mum got her homework done and finished this morning and was going to head into work to send it, but my goodness the weather was cold , windy and wet, so she stayed home with me and will send it tomorrow. 

Sunday, August 7, 2022



Mum has homework to do tonight.  She's procrastinated long enough and needs to get it finished.  Good luck mum.

Saturday, August 6, 2022


 Man, its rainy and windy here tonight.  Mum tossed and turned all night and felt horrible when the alarm screamed at her at 8am.   She was glad to meet up with friends for lunch and she made it home just as the stormy weather started.    Fancy feast for me and mum had chicken and chive dumplings after she woke up frim a nap.  Now shes watching Sing on the couch and feeling like she may be able to sleep all night.  I'm going to help her read some of her book and then get some zzzzz too.

Friday, August 5, 2022

Thursday, August 4, 2022


 Mum is feeling a lack of mojo this week, the nightshifts have sucked her down.  At least tonight is the last one.  Then she can rest and get back to normal routines.    I'm looking forward to that too.   

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022


 Mums back on nightshifts again, so er have to share the bed again.   I have to let her have it during the day.  I'm glad when she gets up, and i can take her place.  Super windy today, mum wanted to go for a walk but was worried she would get blown away.  

Monday, August 1, 2022

Hello August

 Hello to August - you have surprised us with a chilly night, where i slept in my usual position.   Pinned between the wall and the heater.  Today was sunny and bright, with hints of spring.