Monday, December 20, 2010

Happy Holidays Everybuddy - Blogging Break

Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year all of my blogging friends.

We will resume blogging next year, probably late Jan 2011, when we get into our new house.

Mum might pop in to catch up with your news now and again. Don't forget us!!

Mega merry smooches to you all.

Julie and Poppy Q

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Welcome to My New Digs

This is my new summer digs. Can you see me coming in the cat door? I have my blanky, and my scratching pad in the house. This is my little room for when it is raining or night time, and I have a little cat door that lets me out into my own private run.

I also have these shelves up real high, with a bed on them for me to sleep on!!
Good last photo of me mum!
The cattery is real nice, and out in the country side. There is also a huge big run that I can go in once I have been here a couple of days, and mingle with the other prisoners.
Mum had no trouble catching me this time. I howled for half an hour, til the car came and then settled down.
I waited til we started in the Gorge, a narrow twisty part of the road where you can't stop to do a big "code brown" in my PTU. It was stinky, windows were down, and luckily mum had taken some kitchen paper towels and water to clean up, and big uncle had a big spray can of linx. Mum says I was a bit too hot and car sick, that she might pay for me to fly back home. Still, it was close to five hours of twisty roads, and the furtherest I has ever travelled.
Mum says home seems empty now, but she will only be here for a couple more days, then off to her house sitting job.
Smooches to everybuddy.
Poppy Q

Friday, December 17, 2010

Friday Fit Club - Off to the Fat Farm

Well, by this time tomorrow I will be at the fat farm. Tonight is the last night to snuggle with my mum and sleep on my camping bed.

Big Uncle and Miss Belle arrived safely, and mum took them out to dinner to a sushi train, which was fun and very filling.

Tomorrow morning, they will come and pick us up and we will head off on our journey. We will try and take some photos and mum will post for me when she gets back.

So, have a good weekend everybuddy.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

2 Nights Left

2 Nights to go at my old house - I am getting used to our camping, I have been climbing onto mum and her single bed at night. Big uncle and Miss Belle are coming down tomorrow, and mum and I will head off with them on Saturday for my next adventure.
Thanks to everybuddy for checking in with us.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Last Tuesday

Somebuddy asked me if this was the only place I have lived in, it is, it is where mum bought me off as a 8 week old kitten cat. But I will go where my mum goes, and she hopes I am not too annoyed at being in the cattery, but it was the safest option.

So, it is my last Tuesday in my house, and on Saturday I am off on my adventure at the fat farm.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Mums camping room

Dis is where my mum is sleeping, on the mattress on the floor. Can you see what she is using as a bedside table - that's right boys and girls, it's my PTU.

Now we haven't left yet, and will keep blogging for a while, but mum might have to take a Christmas/Jan break, but up til then it is business as usual.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Camping Room

Dis is my camping bed, my mum stole my mattress, so that she could sleep on it. She piled up some quilts, so that I could just about peek through the window. In the room, there is this, and an old dresser and my scratching pad. That is it!!!
Mum says, I has to enjoy it, cos next week I am off to fat camp!!! I have to go to a cattery (a four hour drive away), cos mum is house and dog sitting til we move into our new house. You won't get to see photos of it til we move in at the end of January.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Moving Day

Moving Day has happened. Our movers were good, they were early, the company had said they would be here between 10.30am and 11.30, and were here at 10am. Luckily mums besties came and helped her our and were super awesome. Everything mum owned was on the truck by 11.10 am and now it is locked up in the storage.

I went and hid under the house, but came in once everybody was gone. It happened so fast, and was so busy, that mum failed to pull out the camera, but actually she didn't know where she put the camera.

So after a trip to the dump, mum collapsed on the couch and then vacumned the floors, and is now catching up on Masterchef Australia, while planning her canned spagetti toasted sandwich for tea. Or will she go and get a kebab? It is hard now the toaster and the microwave are gone.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Friday Fit Club - How Your Trousers Doing?

It is time for Friday fit club - do you like the new poster we did? Mum did it instead of packing -she stayed up late and made it and is glad it is not a picture of her on it. She is sure I am looking slimmer already!
Mum says her trousers are too tight though, and after tomorrow, the movers will come and mum can get back on track. She has fallen off the salad wagon, but says from next week she will be back into it. She has bought some museli and yoghurt and will do better for breakfasts though. Small changes make all the difference, and it went on slowly, so slowly it has to come off.
Anyway, thanks we know some of our friends are on our Friday Fit Club team, we hope things are going well for you and you are coping with trying to make healthier choices.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Scary Sucky Monster

Hahaha, if you loooked closely at the photos, you would see that this end of the scary sucky monster is not plugged into the other one. That is because it was turned off, and mum bought a cheap one that keeps falling apart, causing her to swear.

She is almost done packing, and the house looks crazy. Things are all over the place, and mum is glad this does not happen every year. Mum would love to be a minimalist and have not much stuff, but I don't think that is going to happen anytime soon. However she has got rid of heaps!! Books, clothes, old furniture and lots of bits of paper.

Mum thinks it will be a late night tonight, and then a very late night tomorrow. However, she can collapse and relax on Saturday night, on the garden chairs and one single mattress that will be left in the house. We told you we would be camping, we are going to be camping at home!! Got to go - have to keep mum on her toes.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Dis is my bed, mum calls it the spare bed, but it is now gone, broken down and packed up and I now don't have anything to sit on in the sun. Mum has more or less cleaned out the spare room, and now has two days to finish the lounge, kitchen and bedroom, and the movers will be here on Saturday ready or not.

Then we are camping for a week or so - just me and mum, a spare mattress and the outdoor chairs. That is mums week to clean after work.

Sounds like great summer fun doesn't it?

Monday, December 6, 2010

Clean Out

I have been good and helping my mum get sorted out. She dropped some stuff off at the Salvation Army store today, and thinks that once she gets settled into the new place, she is going to do another clean out, as she thinks she has packed at least 15 cushions away, and for one girl and a cat, that is far too many.
If your mum (and or dad) had a clean out - what would they get rid of? What's lurking in the cupboards?

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Not Hot

Yesterday was hot, today was not!!

That is my poem. Mum has been working again today, and has to do about 20 minutes call, so is taking a quick packing vote to help me with the blog. She says she still has lots to do, but will try and get some done every day, and is trying to be ruthless. Go mum!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


Today has been hot, hot, HOt!! So I have been chilling inside where it has been a bit cooler. Mum is working, but managed to get home for a lunch and packing break!! Hope your weekend is going well, and you are getting some relaxing time like me.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Friday Fit Club

Staying home alone was good for me, mum was sure that I looked slimmer when she got home. She left me lots of biscuits and water, but no temptations. Hiding out in the garden is good too, as it keeps me active, looking for the perfect shady spot to laze the day away.

This week mum did her first weigh in - and she weighs too much, she wants to see the scale go down. She doesn't believe in diets as such, but is trying to eat healthier. She has been making lots of salads like this one, and eating more!! More you say, well more vegetables and fruit to fill you up. She doesn't eat much processed stuff or takeaways anyway, and is trying to not eat as much pasta, rice or bread.
Packing boxes, chucking out stuff and moving things around is her main focus at the moment, and that is keeping mum moving, and giving me lots of boxes to sit in. Eat less and move more is the trick we think!
***My vet said I had to lose 10% of my body weight by April, so mum is joining me in an effort to be healthier. We're not about the crazy or obsessive fad or diets, we're just making little changes slowly.

Thursday, December 2, 2010


I am also helping mum sort out the linens. Seems we have lots of sheets and duvet covers, and they take up lots of space. Mum says she does not know how she will ever find anything again.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Moving Boxes are Fun

With just under two weeks til moving day, I am enjoying sitting in boxes. Mum is trying to stay calm and just do a bit every day and night. After the movers come, we will camp for about another week at the house, til I have to go and stay somewhere special for the holidays.
Mum says December will be exciting for us, with lots of changes. I'm just enjoying the boxes.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Summer Weekend Holiday

We hear that many of our friends up north are having snowy cold days, and thought you would like to see the sunny place mum went to at the weekend. She went to New Plymouth, a beachy surfing town about 5 hours drive north from where we live. It was super hot - summer has arrived a touch early.

She went with her besties to see this guy - Jack Johnson. His concert was awesome, he is one of the few artists mum has seen who is much better live than on CD, and she admires that he donates 100% of his concert profits to charity - yeah for him, coz really once you get really rich, there is no need to be flashy like so many celebrities. He wasn't a chatty cathy, he just got on the stage and sung and then went home.

I was meant to go to the cattery, but mum couldn't catch me - hahahaha!!!! So I gotted to stay home two nights by myself and two bowls of biscuits, mum says she hopes I didn't eat them all on the first day. I furred up her bed, and am now snuggled on the bed next to her.

Sweet dreams everybuddy!!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Friday Fit Club - And a Big Night Out

Because Gdad stayed and helped mum take a car load of stuff to the dump, she treated him to a dinner out, and then to go and see the Ukelele Ochestra of Great Britain. They were AWESOME, and both of them enjoyed the concert immensley.

Coz I have been camping outside while Gdad is here, Mum thinks it is helping with my fitness. I haven't been inside to the biscuit buffet as many times as usual, and there is lots of physical activity in avoiding peoples. Lots of running around.
Mum says she is busy over the weekend, and will catch up with everybuddy next week. We hope you all have a great weekend.

Thursday, November 25, 2010


With Gdad visiting, I have been very shy and hiding outside. I sneaked in tonight, and am curled up on this spot on mums bed. Mum said I am in a deep sleep, tired from being outside all day.

Mum and Gdad went out to a show on Wednesday night. Today was Gdads birthday, so they went to the museum to see a lot of old paintings (they should have bought home the Renoir), and ate both lunch and dinner out, and went shopping.

Things have been quiet though, as the whole country is in shock at the Mining disaster here, and our thoughts go out to the families of all 29 men.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Wordy Wednesday

We runned out of time to post on Tuesday, as Gdad came down to help mum out with her packing. They had a good time catching up, then they went and bought some bags for mums clothes and blankets, and Gdad helped mum get in a big load of shopping. She was able to get some nice juices and breads, so that they have plenty to nibble on while they are working.

Catch up with you all soon.

Monday, November 22, 2010


Mum was home today pottering around, but I didn't want her company, I did my own thing. This is how she found me this afternoon. Asleep in my box, just touching my toy.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sad Sunday

The cat blogosphere has tears in its eyes this weekend. We lost our sweet friend Ingio, and Patches. Ingio lived in my city with his brofur, and Rumblemum and Dad. We know that their hearts must be breaking, and they will be missing their handsome boy.

New Zealand is also holding its breath, today is the third day of 29 of our own miners being trapped after a gas explosion at a South Island mine. Our thoughts are with all their families and we hope that rescuers will be able to go in soon.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Friday Fit Club - Saturday Edition

We missed Friday Fit club yesterday, as we were so excited it was the weekend.

This week, mum has kept me on a mix of old biscuits and obesity ones, let me have the fancy feasts, and spent quite a bit of time playing with me. She is also trying to cut down on my secret snacks - temptations, now I am only allowed two at a time.

Mum has bought herself lots of fresh fruits and veg at the market. At work, she buys a ham/egg/salad sandwich on wholemeal/grain bread, and a piece of fruit and has cut out buying any biscuits or fruit juices. She fills her water bottle and drinks that all day.

** My vet told me I had to lose 0.5 kg by April, which is in six months time and is a 10% loss. So mum is joining me, and trying to make healthy choices too!!

Have a nice weekend everybody.

Friday, November 19, 2010


It's the weeeeeeeeeeeeeekend - yipeee!! Mum has some extra days off in the next week to organise her packing. Our stuff goes into storage in about three weeks, and I off to go off to fat camp on the 18th of December, while we wait for our new place to be ready.

Have a great weekend everybuddy.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We're busy busy at home, with mum trying to pack, although she feels like she is just moving piles of stuff around and around the house. Moving house is hard!! As you can see, I am busy helping her by checking out the garden.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Toasty warm

At the weekend, mum decided to move the winter duvet off the bed. Of course that means it got real cold, and last night she had to put some quilts back on, so I snuggled on the bed with my butt being toasty warm.
Hope you all had a warm and cosy spot to sleep in last night and tonight.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Mum joined me in being lazy tonight. She is meant to be packing stuff, but decided to sit on the couch instead, while I went and crashed out on her bed. Can you see me in this picture? Look closely!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


I is helping my mum chose which linen goes on the bed today. It was sunny, then cloudy, hot then cool today. Mum sorted out two cupboards and filled up the wheelie bins with rubbish, cooked tea, watched mad men and is now on call til 8am Monday morning.

We hope you had a great weekend and got lots of chores/relaxing done.


Saturday, November 13, 2010


Saturday is our day for chilling out, sleep in, washing, bagels with friends, and then mum did a bit of shopping for stuff for when we move. I just chilled out at home.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Friday Fit Club

My vet has told me I has to lose 10% of my body weight by April 2011, so mum has decided to join me.
This week our goal has been to move a bit more, and eat a bit less.
Poppy Q - Mum has dug out some of my tools including my piece of green ribbon, and is making more play time, she tries to chase me around the garden a few times a day too. I have also had a couple of meals of my obesity biscuits, but I still don't like them.
Mum Q - Mum has made plans to make her lunch for work each day, and is making an effort to buy more fruit and veg and less treats.
She is also trying to head out for more walks now the weather is better.
Gentle steps are the best way forward.