Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022


 Mum had a burst of energy this evening snd pulled some weeds, cooked dinner and put some washing out.  Of course now it has started raining, but she figures even though her clothes will be wet on the line, it is meant to clear by the afternoon and fingers crossed, they will be dry when she gets home from work tomorrow. 

Me  - I've been quiet, no bursts of energy from me.

Monday, November 28, 2022


 Thank you for all of your nice words after yesterday's fright with the dog.  I'm staying inside mainly and mum says i seem fine.  

Sunday, November 27, 2022


 Mum was taking a break from cooking her dinner tonight, when she went to the bedroom to pick something up, when she saw me sprint across the back garden, and she realized i was being chased - by a dog!!  I took off and jumped through the garden,  the fastest she has ever seen me move.

Well the upstairs neighbor came down and picked up her dog.  She introduced herself but mums heart was beating so fast, she instantly forgot their names.  

Mum came in and turned off the dinner,  and went out searching for me,  she even went to the flats behind our house to see if I had escaped into their garden, but no answer.  10 minutes later I just wandered in like nothing happened.  So tonight we'll both sleep well after that little blast of adrenaline .

Saturday, November 26, 2022


 My 23 hour Caturday nap was disturbed today.  There was a loud outdoor party at the local park that was very noisy with lots of peopleand bands playing.  Mum was glad that it was windy and the party went from 11am-7pm only.  She was thrilled that she was on night shift last weekend,  and her sleep was not interrupted today.  

Friday, November 25, 2022


 Mum has thought for years that she should get some solar lights to put in the garden for senior me.  Shes been charging them in the sunlight and has noticed that they are working overnight.  

So, now she has to pull some weeds out andfind a spot to put them, so i can see in the dark. These  ones were cheap at $2 each, but she broke one straight away.  She might have another look at the garden center tomorrow. 

Thursday, November 24, 2022


Yesterday mum had a hair appointment at a new hairdressers.   They had sent 6 reminders about the 11am appointment in the week since she booked.  The night before they asked if mum could come at 11.15am, which was fine with mum.  Lucky, cos when her alarm went off at 8am, she rolled over and went back to sleep.  Next thing it was 10.24am, and mum had to jump up, have a quick wash and brush her hair and ran out the door.  Luckily a bus wasn't too long in coming and she got there early. 

She liked the new hairdresser who listened and did a great cut, washed, cut and dried in 40 minutes.  She liked the massage chair while her head was washed, the price was 1/2 her old salon charged.  Not a fan of the passive aggressive products placed in front of you.  So a success.

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Wordless Wednesday



 Mum and I had an easy morning , then the vet visit.  She was nice and happy that i was looking so good.  Mum looked at the chart outside which said a 16 year old cat is equivalent to 80 in human years.

Monday, November 21, 2022


 Mum finished her nightshifts this morning.  The morning wasn't looking too bad, and she got her groceries and walked home, a but tired after the last uphill part.   After breakfast and a chat with me she climbed into bed for a few hours.  Up at lunchtime,  it was now raining and a bit windy.  Mum took herself off to the library  and off to get some new foundation makeup.  She bought some last week and got home and put it on realizing that she bought the wrong shade - how annoying, and expensive. 

Chilli nachos for her dinner, and a chicken fancy feast for me, and with full bellies us girls took another nap.  Now mum is catching up on some shows, but she feels tired and hopes she can adjust back to the normal sleep pattern.   I'll help her.

Sunday, November 20, 2022


 Ar 1.10pm i howled at mum to get up, allowing her a grand 4 hour sleep.   It was muggy, so she got up and snacked on some oranges while watching episodes episodes of the Flight Attendant.   One more night shift then some days off  for her.

Saturday, November 19, 2022


 I was a good girl today and didn't pester mum until 1pm, when i wanted her to wake up.  The first sleep after starting nightshift is the hardest for her and she needed another sleep in the afternoon.   While she was tempted to go for a walk in the sun, she wasted a few hours in her dressing gown on the couch.   

Friday, November 18, 2022


 Its rained most of the day today, although mum managed to slip out for some chores round lunchtime.  She's heading into nightshift without a nap, but hopes that will help her sleep ok tomorrow.   I will miss her all night.

Thursday, November 17, 2022

Mums Walk

 It was a beautiful day yesterday,  with the sun blaring down.  Mum enjoyed her walk  and got her 10,000 steps in before midday.  Today, the rain has returned although it remains muggy.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Tuesday, November 15, 2022


 At 16 I still impress mum by wanting to jump out the window into the garden.  Today was glorious  - a day worthy of mid summer.  Windows and doors are open.  

Monday, November 14, 2022

Sleeping With My Fishy

 I've got a new nap buddy.  Mum caught us snuggling today.  The perfect way to spend my Monday. 

Sunday, November 13, 2022

Way to Work

 Mum came out to say goodbye as she headed to work.  I let her give me a pat.  She always says goodbye and tells me she loves me,  and that she will be home soon.  I'm always pleased when she gets home.

Saturday, November 12, 2022

Saturday Night Tiktoks

 Mum was working tonight.   She found these tiktoks and they made her smile.  Enjoy.

Friday, November 11, 2022


 This is one of those fishies with a flickie tail, but mum pulled the hard bits out, and put some catnip inside.  Much better.

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Day Off

 Mum had a lovely day off.  She slept in, then hoovered and did some washing then relaxed and had noodles on the couch.  She talked to me and gave me a good brush and then rewarded me for being patient by giving me a new toy.

After lunch, mum went to the garden center which was looking lovely.  Mum then took herself to the movies to see The Wonder, which she had to say was a bit slow.  She read the book when it came out, but only remembered a bit of the story.

Home to make homemade chicken/lettuce/tomato sandwiches for dinner.  The temperature has dropped to 11 deg C, so the heater is back on.  Life is good.

Tuesday, November 8, 2022


 Mum is enjoying this run of morning shifts, although she is not so thrilled when the alarm rings early.  She takes the time to admire the sunshine and listen to a podcast on her walk to work.  Lunch was a chicken salad sandwich and an orange.  Plans for an early night have been abandoned as there is to be a total lunar eclipse with a blood moon tonight round midnight, and mum may try and see it as the skies remain clear.

I'll stay snoozing mum.

Monday, November 7, 2022


Mum is on a funny schedule at the moment.  Monday was day 4 of 6, then 2 days off, 2 days working,  then another day off then i think 6 days on and then 5 days off.  Me  - I'm on an all day off 23 hour daily sleep schedule.   Don't know how mum does it.  

She liked these purple gladioli that have just started flowering this week.

Sunday, November 6, 2022


 Mum threw out the towel on my heated cat bed this weekend and replaced it with a bathmat,  and now its my new napping spot.

Mum worked today and then walked home, a nap was needed as young people in the neighborhood were noisy last night.    It's all quiet here tonight though but mums eyes feel itch ready for rest.  I know how you feel mum  - I'm tired too.

Saturday, November 5, 2022


 Mums working this weekend,  but she finishes early and gets to enjoy the afternoon sunshine.  The birds were chirping and the flowers are all out in the gardens making it s nice walk too and from work.

Friday, November 4, 2022


 Mum had a nice sleep in, a nice walk in the sun, a nice day at work, a nice visit to the supermarket,  a nice uber driver on the way home, a nice pile of treats to nibble on the couch when she got home, a nice chat to me, a nice big spot is brewing on her chin and she has a nice book to read now as she heads to bed.

Isn't it exciting news today that there may be a vaccine to treat breast cancer.  Thank goodness there are such clever scientists working on these cures.