Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Queen of the Bed

As you can see, I am back to being the Queen of the bed. It is mine!! All mine!!!

Well - I guess you can share it a little bit, as long as you put the electric blanket on and my fleece blankies on top.

Just make sure you vacate the bed by eight, and no sneaking back in for a sleep in.


Monday, March 29, 2010

Hanging Out For the Weekend

Mum says she sure is glad that this week is a short week. She is hanging out for the weekend, and it is only Monday.

Have a lovely week everybuddy.

Sunday, March 28, 2010


I think it is time to bring the washing in mum. We are still enjoying being able to put washing out on the line, but we can feel the autumn evenings closing in, and hate the thought of drying all the clothes inside.


Mum got distracted tonight eating toast in front of the tv and forgot to post before midnight. She had a busy day. I helped her with chores like washing and moving stuff around. Then she went to the hairdresser, met her friends, had dinner and went to the movies, got some groceries and then finally came home to feed me.
Today was unusually warm for autumn, and mum thought you might like these shots of me sitting out in the small back garden at our place. She thought you might also like to know that all the beautiful green stuff is weeds, and not real plants.

Friday, March 26, 2010


I hope you and your family all have a lovely weekend. Do something fun. Get out in the sun, meet some friends, watch a movie, eat some great food, sing some songs, walk in the wind, or lie in bed and take it easy.

We will try and do all those things - or at least my mum will. Me - I'll be keeping an eye on the house, and on the bedroom.


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Bed Hogger

What do you mean - I'm a bed hogger.

You are the one who wanted me back inside.

I'm just keeping your spot warm - on top of your magazine!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Toesie Tuesday

Yup, thems my toes. I'm a good girl too, I never scratch my mum, well maybe just the once.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Mum wanted to talk to you all about the dreaded fleas. For about the past 5 months mum had been using Frontline plus to try and get rid of any fleas. But, they still kept coming and coming and even with attacks with the flea comb, they were still there. The vet, although very nice said just to continue with the frontline. Now mum did all the right things, dosed me at the right times, bought it from the vet, checked the expiry date and kept washing and vacuming.

Well two weeks ago, mum got bitten and she could tell I was still miserable. So she went out and bought revolution flea treatment. Although I don't like it being put on, and sulked for a day, mum thinks it less toxic than Frontline. When I had frontline I was miserable for a few days, and mum thinks my furs were dull and flaky (which may have been more due to the fleas).

So around about the time, I got the revolution, I moved back inside. I lost all of my fleas, my furs are more soft and shiny, and mum says I am much much happier and back to being my old self. I want more cuddles and smooches and am much more talkative. I am seeking mum company more, and am happy that I am indoor Poppy and not camping cat.

So if you are looking for flea treatments, mum is very very happy to recommed Revolution and she will never use Frontline Plus ever again. We have looked online too, and at a few forums have found similar concerns from other customers. As frontline, has no email contact details we are unable to contact them with our concerns, but we will be sure to let our vet know.

Love Smoochy Poppy

Sunday, March 21, 2010

New Zealand Champ

My niece, Miss Allie Belle, does marching. And today, her team and her were declared New Zealand champs, coming first in their techinical and display marches. The family is super proud of her, and know that she will be pleased all of her hard work paid off.

We love you Miss Belle, NZ champ!!


When I want the photo shoot to be over I usually do this. Either go to sleep with my face facing the wall or fence, or I go and sit under the chair where she can't find me.
I tell you, it is hard work being a beauty model.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

New Camera - Saturday shoot session

Mum took these pictures this afternoon in the backyard using the zoom. She is pretty impressed as it shows my amber eyes. I don't like looking at the camera though, so mum has to take lots and lots of shots, most of them with me looking away.

She thinks they look pretty snazzy though. What do you think?

Friday, March 19, 2010


This morning mum was pleased to find camping cat sleeping between her knees. And tonight, guess where I am. I will let you know tomorrow.
Today, mum met her brother, sister in law and nephew. One of her brothers best friends, who was only 47, died suddenly on Monday night. He leaves his mum, brothers and sister, a loving wife and three young children. We are thinking of them all tonight.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

7 Degrees

7 Degrees C, is the temperature that will make camping cat come and seek out her mums lap in the bedroom in the morning, twice - in one morning.

It hasn't been that cold in months, and we don't like it much. Please can we keep summer - please!!!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks Birthday Budley

Happy Birthday to our nephew Budley Dudley. He is 12 today, and will get to go with his dad to the pub to have his St Patricks Day birthday drink. They are away from home, as his sister Miss AllieBelle is at the national marching champs. Have a great birthday dude, we hope you like your present.

Love Us


Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Close Up

Mum is enjoying playing around with her new camera. She has lots to learn, and loves that digital lets her take a million shots - including this rather close up shot.

Monday, March 15, 2010


This is how I plan to spend my week.
Hope yours is good, take it easy - relax.

Sunday, March 14, 2010


This is my new bed - for a while, maybe for the winter, who knows?
Mum found me here this morning, after a hard nights snoozing. She went out at 9am, and left me on the couch. When she got home at 5pm I was still there. I'm there now, letting her write up my post.
Mum is pleased I am warm and cosy, and wonders how long til I join her on her bed.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Small Pleasures

Things that made mum happy:
  • Camping cat slept the night on the couch on her bathmat (that would be me).
  • The storm passed us by, and we didn't get any damage. One of our friends got a busted window but everybody was ok.
  • The new camera seems to be working out fine.
  • Mum has got some yummy steak for her tea, with coleslaw and baked potato and then some fresh pineapple.
  • She has a dvd to watch tonight.
  • The washing is all dried and folded.
  • Mum got to go for a big long walk, looked at some shops and bought all the weekend groceries this afternoon.

We hope your mums and dads got to do some fun things too. Nice things to make their weekend happier.

Smooches from camping cat and mum.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Look at what the storm dragged in

Why yes, mum believes that is camping cat sleeping on the couch. Of course I had to get my mum to put the clean bathmat down, as I like to sleep on it. We had a big thunder boomy storm this afternoon, and when mum got home I was inside!!! I meowed real loud and told her all about it and she gave me my dinner, and then I hopped on her lap for lots of cuddles.
It has been a chilly evening, and mum has her sheepskin slippers on and the heater got turned on, the first time in about four months. We hope our late summer is not slipping away too soon.
Have a lovely weekend everybuddy, do something fun!!

Thursday, March 11, 2010


Mum is learning about her new camera, but she liked this candid shot of me.

We have a little point and shoot Olympus, which was often slow, zoomed in shots were blurry, the image stabilization shots were a bit rubbish, and overall it was not a high quality camera.

Mum looked at getting a fancy pants DSL camera, but in reality mum knew that she would never carry around such a large beast, and all the lenses and flashes and stuff are really expensive here.

So she is so far quite pleased with our new camera. It is light weight, has a built in flash, takes movies which you can zoom in and out of, the zoom is fabulous and it takes fast photos. The macro is good too, and you can set it on auto or use lots of the manual settings. The 12mp pictures take a bit longer to load onto blogger, and mum may have to change some settings to speed that up (we have slow slow broadband here). Mum has a lot of work to do to learn about all the camera settings (and photoshop), and we will let you know more as we go along.

This camera has good write ups and is on sale on Amazon at the moment, so if you are looking for a change, now could be a good time!!

By the way, have you looked at Pioneer Woman lately? She is having a cat photo competition and some of the pictures are fantastic. You can find them here: http://thepioneerwoman.com/photography/

Tuesday, March 9, 2010


That's right, I'm laughing today. I want to give your mums some advice.
If your cat is camping outside, don't slip outside on the front porch in your dressing gown to call her in for breakfast, without a key, or the doorstop on the door, on a windy morning .
However if you do, make sure you leave the back door open, and you can climb on top of the rubbish bin to hurdle the back fence.
That's all I'm saying.
We have a winner. Mum used the random number generator to find a winner of our pet magazine competition. It was commenter number 4, who happens to be my good friend Miss M from Darling Millie , well done ladies!!! We might need you to email us your address, so we can check the details are correct.

Thanks to all of our friends that entered our competition.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Deaded Present

This morning, my mum found the present I left for her in the bath. It was a deaded cicada a bit like this one. She says it was better than last weeks present (a headless deaded mouse).

She is hoping the killing spree is over.

Stay tuned - tomorrow we will announce the winners of our competition!!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Cuddle Part Deux

I gave my mum a cuddle again last night, but alas no cuddles tonight. She is so tired after working that she can't keep her eys open any longer. So, she thought all the cuddles deserved a baby photo of me, my first week home and I am snuggled on her bed.

Don't forget, we have a competition to win a copy of Pet magazine, where I am mentioned in one of the two articles that my friend Misha wrote. I will send it anywhere in the world. Just leave a comment on Tuesdays post, and I will enter you in.

Smooches to you all and good luck!!

Saturday, March 6, 2010


Last night, I runned into the house real fast, jumped on the couch and then I jumped onto my mum and had a cuddle and a purr for about 10 minutes.

She was very happy with me.

Then when I finished, I runned back outside real fast.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Weekend Duties

I'm going to help mum with the washing this weekend. She has to work, so she won't be home much, but I'll be watching my house from the back garden.

Have a great weekend everybuddy.

Thursday, March 4, 2010


It's been a busy day here on the street. It is rubbish day, and as the sun is out all day and hot, everything is very stinky. Perfect for a nosy grey cat and all my feline neighbours.

Don't forget to enter my competition to win a copy of Pet Magazine, where my mum is interviewed and Misha gets to write two articles. You can leave a comment on Tuesdays post to enter.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Quiet Wordy Wednesday

Our house seems quiet tonight, as Gdad has gone home from his holiday with us. We think he had a good break. He got to see his first 3D movie at the Pompei exhibition at the museum, got 3rd degree sunburn walking around the harbour with mum, scraped all the scaly stuff off the bottom of mums loo with the garden tools and best of all, mum gave him computer lessons. Because of the computer lessons about the internet - Gdad got to learn about the Internet Time Suck. Where all of a sudden, you look at the clock and realize that you have been on youtube or google for two hours.

Today, as it was very hot after work, mum gave me some cold milk in a little bowl outside. It appears I am not lactose intolerant, and seeing as I don't eat any people food mum didn't think I would like milk. But I did like it, so mum says maybe I can have some occasionally.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

March Giveaway

We wanted to share with our friends, the latest copy of the NZ Pet magazine. It is the one where the handsome Misha has two fabulous articles, one of which mentions my mum and me.

To enter the competition just let us know in the comments of this post. The competition will stay open til Sunday night midnight US time (Monday lunchtime NZ, 10 am Aus or Sunday night midnight UK).

Good luck everybuddy!!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Still Camping

Still camping in the backyard. I did climb in through the lounge window to chase a moth tonight. When I found him, I ate him up and then runned back outside.

Good times.