Friday, March 31, 2023


 Mum saw me outside sitting on my chair watching the garden.  As soon as she came out with the phone to take my picture, I jumped down and ran off.

She's starting another round of night shifts, si we might show you some old photos of me over the next week, as she's tired already.

Thursday, March 30, 2023


 Mum found some old pictures the other day that made her smile.   This is the pretty garden we used to live in about 10 years ago.  We loved living at that house.

Tuesday, March 28, 2023


 The temperatures have dropped today and it is icy cold, nearly freezing.    Mum feels old, as so many of her work colleagues seemed surprised that it was going to be a rainy cold afternoon as the weather turned southerly.  It seems that no one checks the weather forecasts at all, even though they are constantly on their phones all day.  At least half have fitbits or apple watches, all with weather apps on them.  The morning skies were also bright pink, a warning in itself. 

Mum had taken her jacket and umbrella in her bag, but it was too windy for an umbrella in our town today, but she still got soaked.  So she now has a woolly jumper on and her sheepskin uggs.  Both heaters are on and she's off to bed to read.  She is reading The French Agent by Belinda Alexandra and enjoying it.

Monday, March 27, 2023


Mum was up earlybird this morning, and in autumn here the 06.20am walk to work is now in darkness, but not yet chilly.  She managed to find 2x cheap winter jackets at the weekend, as it won't be long before the cold arrives. 

She got groceries on the way home and then us girls napped for an hour.  Dinner was made and then the evening was spent relaxing.   Time now for some strawberries and then mum will read before bed. 

Sunday, March 26, 2023


 Today was easy, mum stayed home with me and just pottered around, reading and relaxing with me.

Saturday, March 25, 2023


 Mum had a lovely day.  Up early, 2 loads of washing done and on the line, vrunch with z bestie, wander round a shopping center, walk round town, market visit, pretty proteas, afternoon nap, snuggles with me and movie night in the couch.  Now if only the young person festival in town would finish, we can hear the music from our house.

Friday, March 24, 2023

30 Seconds

 Within 30 seconds of mum getting up and putting on her dressing gown I have claimed the prized sleeping spot, before she had even managed to make the bed.  All ready for my 10 hour nap.  See you after work mum!

Thursday, March 23, 2023


 Even though mum was running a little late on her way to work, she still stopped to say hello to naughty neighbor who was looking very regal on his throne.  

Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tuesday, March 21, 2023

2 Alarms

 Mum put two alarms on this morning to make sure she woke up on time for work, and woke up before either of them went off.

Monday, March 20, 2023


 Mum didn't sleep well last night, her night shift brain kicked in and kept her awake until 3am.  Then she managed to miss her alarm and awoke at 8.40 am.  She got up and realized that she felt sick, so had to ring in and cancel an appointment.   

I helped her feel better and by 1pm she felt safe to venture out to the supermarket to buy some supplies.   Now she hopes I can help her sleep better tonight.  She has 2 alarms set for the morning.

Sunday, March 19, 2023


Our passionfruit have ripened and are busy falling off the vines at a rapid rate.  Mum has been giving them to friends and is eating a couple each day while the bounty lasts.

Saturday, March 18, 2023


 It was s beautiful Saturday morning snd mum met a bestie for brunch.  They had a lovely chat, but the food was terrible.  Mum had eggs on toast done Reuban style, which had super tough bread, and weird Pastrami whuch was rubbery.   Mum continued her walking and did a bit of shopping  while enjoying the busy afternoon in town.  

Home by the afternoon mum was glad to come home and relax with me.  She's tired tonight, which is awesome with sleeo returning to a normal routine sooner than normal. 

Friday, March 17, 2023

Happy St Patricks Day

 Happy St Patricks day to you all.  Thank you for the loving wishes after yesterdays post when I was not well.  I feel better today, and have asked mum for drinks and treats.  Best of all, mum finished her night shifts this morning and has the weekend with me.  She gave in this morning and let me sleep in her spot, and she took the empty half of the bed.  We stayed that way for hours, a new miracle.  

So now mum has plans and fingers and paws crossed, she can return to a normalish routine. 

Thursday, March 16, 2023


I had a bit of a yucky afternoon today.  Mum joined me for a little circuit around the garden, when I passed, then had the runs and a couple of vomits.  Mum comforted me when I got inside and there were purrs and half an hour later, I was asking for my dinner.  I was also subjected to a mammoth photo shoot, lucky me!

I'm ok this evening and getting lots of love.   

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Tuesday, March 14, 2023


 Is it Tuesday?   Nightshifts screw with mums day recall.  The good thing is she thinks there are just 3 nights in this stretch.  I'll be glad her back home all night.  Tomorrow is meant go be sunny, so she is planning to do washing in the morning and a library visit in the afternoon.  Small goals.

Monday, March 13, 2023


 After a warm summery weekend, the forecast rain arrived on Monday morning.  Mum woke around 1pm and it was just 12 deg C outside. The builders had set up camp next door noisily replacing apartment windows, so mums sleep was over.  From our bedroom window it looked nice outside and she thought about a walk, but pulled back the curtains to see it was just a break in the clouds and the next lot of rain began. 

So mum retreated to the couch, and spent the afternoon watching the Oscars.  Maybe a walk tomorrow.    

Sunday, March 12, 2023

Fresh Air

 Mum hurtled the windows open to let the breeze in this afternoon.  The days have been lovely lately, the late summer early autumn surge.

Saturday, March 11, 2023


 Mums night was steady and she managed a little nap at 5.30am.  She then handed over at 7am, and was able to wander the aisles of the supermarket which is quiet and well stocked .  Home for breakfast and then she managed a solid 5 hour sleep.   I was very miffed at being displaced from her bed.

Mum made the most of the afternoon by a seaside walk.  Fresh air, sea and seagulls helped mums mental health and she was glad that she got out and about.

She came home, nachos for dinner,  and relaxing before work starts again.

Friday, March 10, 2023

Friday Night

 The light was right tonight, so mum got a few photos of me.    She's getting ready for being on call.  She's even got the washing out on the line so it can dry tomorrow.   Time to fix her hair and face, and get some snacks ready.

Thursday, March 9, 2023


 Mum barely got covers pulled up and I dived onto my favorite sleepy spot.   She's a bit worried as she is starting nightshift tomorrow night and we will have to share the bed during the day.  Good luck mum.

Wednesday, March 8, 2023

Tuesday, March 7, 2023


I do sometimes get up and move around, but mum has noticed that I'm slowing down more than usual.  But being a pensioner at 16 years old I'm allowed to take my time and go at my own speed.

Monday, March 6, 2023

Parcel 3

 I helped my mum to unpack my parcel.   Goodwork mum!!

Saturday, March 4, 2023

Parcel 2

 Look at all the goodies!!   More of my favorite treats and lots of feast.  The national petstore had cans at 24 for $28, and free delivery uf you spend over $75.  So it was a good deal and delivered to our door, which saves mum having to carry the cans home and now we are stocked up until winter.

Friday, March 3, 2023


 A parcel arrived today.  What can it be?

Thursday, March 2, 2023


 Did mum get up at 5.30am to go to work, did I sleep all day, did mum eat the same Thai chicken curry for dinner 3 nights in a row, did I eat the same fancy feast chunky chicken also 3 night in a row, did mum go for a walk round the neighborhood at 10pm to get the last 900 steps in so she could go to bed having done 10,000 steps for the day?   Yes we did to all of them.

Wednesday, March 1, 2023