Tuesday, January 31, 2023


 I got outside for a wee bit today to stretch my old legs.  It was overcast with a few glimpses of blue sky.  Mum got a reminder today that I sm due for my arthritis injection today, but she is unsure whether she will continue them.  She really doesn't know if they make much difference to my life, but we guess it is a good chance to see the vet and have a quick check up.

Monday, January 30, 2023


 Neighborhood flowers on mum's way home tonight.  She's feeling tired tonight and was glad that she had leftovers already for dinner, and I got my feast as soon as she walked through the doors.  Lunch is made for tomorrow,  chicken and tomato rolls, a biscuit and some strawberries. 

 The skies have been full of clouds and more rain is forecast, although no flooding in our city.  Mum was hoping for clear skies to see the green comet, so fingers crossed.  Still we feel for Auckland and the Northern parts of New Zealand that have been flooded with heavy rain, and are due for another bout in yhe next few days.

Sunday, January 29, 2023


 Mum has slept poorly this weekend, it takes her body some time to reset after nightshift, so she goes with the flow.  So as she set the alarm, she did notice her phone was on 38%.  Of course her phone ran out and no alarm at 9am, and she woke up at 11am.

She dashed to the shower, got dressed snd ate breakfast.  It was foggy and she wanted to go to the  movies to see The Lost King.  Feeling rushed, mum called an uber and got there in time to order a quick lunch.  Wnen she got to buy her ticket she found out that the show was at 12.45pm  and not 1.25 as she thought and had already started.

So mum ate lunch, went into town for a walk then got some chicken for dinner to make a thsi green curry.  Bonus, she got home earlier to spend time with me.

Saturday, January 28, 2023


 Its been raining here steadily for the past 30 hours, although not as much as poor Auckland where they have been flooded.  Mum and I have relaxed at home, with mum doing some little chores around the house.  The heater is on, and I'm drying off in front of it.

Friday, January 27, 2023


 It's neant to be a rainy weekend which is fine with us.  I'll sleep and mum will potter.  Perfect!!

Thursday, January 26, 2023


 For some reason this evening I'm sitting out in the garden looking at the house.  Its a warm 22 deg C  and mim waits til it is dark to water the garden, it's looking dry.   We sit outside for a while and enjoy the sights and smells of a summers evening.  

Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Tuesday, January 24, 2023


 There were beautiful flowers at the market entrance this morning.   Mum can't afford flowers but she enjoys the pictures.    She did buy some Vietnamese wraps and orange juice as her lunch and it was delicious.   She came home and talked to me, sat in the sun, took a nap then came to work.

Monday, January 23, 2023


 A week of sunshine and after a goid mow, our grass is drying out.  Now mum has to water the plants each evening with the hose which she finds quite therapeutic. 

Sunday, January 22, 2023


 Today was another home day for us - relaxing,  eating and snoozing. 

Saturday, January 21, 2023


When mum's out in the backyard I'm usually not too far behind.

Friday, January 20, 2023


 Mums 12 day work stretch finished this morning, and she celebrated by going to the hairdresser,  read some magazines at the library, met some friends for lunch, wandered round the garden center,  had an ice block in the sun,  took a wee nap, had a tiny steak and coleslaw for dinner, lit some candles, watched some shows, danced to music and best of all talked to me.

Thursday, January 19, 2023


 Its been lovely and warm, so I've been taking little naps while mum potters around outside.

Wednesday, January 18, 2023

Monday, January 16, 2023


 Mum took these pictures of me sitting in the garden from the top of the steps beside our house.  You can see how close our house is to our neighbors.   

Sunday, January 15, 2023

2 Days

 We have had 2 days if glorious summer weather, which mum knew would arrive on her night shift.  She's trying to get out and enjoy the afternoon sun.   The hydrangeas are at their peak beauty at the moment making mum super happy.

Saturday, January 14, 2023


 Sweet Derry passed quietly with his mum Kim surrounding him with her love.  Sleep well sweet Derry Bear, we will miss you and feel blessed to have shared your lifes journey with your mum Kim.  Love mum and poppyq xxx

Friday, January 13, 2023


 We are sending big purrs to our friend Derry and his mum Kim.  He is unwell and needs healing thoughts.   We love you both xxx.

Thursday, January 12, 2023


 Mums at work and I'm waiting for her.

Tuesday, January 10, 2023


 The evening sunset looked nice, it rained 5 minutes after mum took these photos.  Weve got the tail end of a cyclone reaching us tomorrow.  So instead of a walk tomorrow morning she will do the recycling, and ckean out some of the wardrobe.   Oh and read her book and talk to me.  Perfect.

Monday, January 9, 2023

Blue Skies

The clouds cleared mid morning, so mum loaded up the washing machine to clean her clothes and towels.  It was a wonderful afternoon with sunshine and warmth.  Mum went for z walk then dropped 2 books at the library,  and picked up one.  $95 of groceries doesn't go far anymore, but at least mum got me some feast for me.

 The evening was warm and light, the nicest we have had in days.  Mum joined me outside for my evening patrol, where I sit and watch the neighbors and lookout for intruders.  I used to soend ages outside,  but as I've got older a half hour or so is enough.  I came inside and had some dinner, and have tucked myself back to sleep.

Sunday, January 8, 2023


The weather has been somewhat grim for what is meant to be our summer.  Mum has had the heater on this evening and is back and jeans, a sweatshirt and woolly slippers.  She was intending go go out for a walk and get groceries today, but the windy wetness kept her indoors.  Fingers crossed tomorrow will be better.

Saturday, January 7, 2023


 The summer weather has been grimm with whipping winds and rainy all day. Mum pulled back the covers for me so that i could sleep in this spot here.  This was mt four hour afternoon sleep spot - then she could pull up the covers.

Friday, January 6, 2023


 The weeds are growing higher, we think it has been 4 weeks since our mower man came last.  The rain and sunshine has made everything grow again.  He is slightly elusive and is having a summer break, but we hope he is back soon.  I enjoy it - lots of tasty grass to eat.

Thursday, January 5, 2023


 A good day is one where mum sees flowers, sometimes in gardens on the way home and in the garden center like yesterday.  Rain has been forecast, so mum git her pile of library books stocked up and got some groceries.   It's rained off and on today, so it was an easy day.  Mums not sure if I like having her home with me, or I'm annoyed that she disrupts my long sleep.  

Tuesday, January 3, 2023


 Today mum laughed when she looked out the window to see this birdie sunbathing in my spot.   He must have been resting after digging in the garden.

Monday, January 2, 2023


 Our garden looked psychedelic green on our photos this afternoon.   Lots of rain and sunshine have kept everything growing this year.  

Sunday, January 1, 2023

Happy New Year 2023

 Welcome to 2023 and thanks for joining us on all the new adventures it holds.  Cheers to you all!!!   Love mum and poppyq xxx