Friday, December 15, 2006

Big Day Today

Today Mum took the day off work to go Christmas shopping. I asked her what she was getting me for Christmas but she just laughed at me. I wonder if I can make a complaint to CYF (Child, Youth and Families) about her attitide to me?
The two aunties went off to work as usual but Mum slept in a little bit. Unfortunately her door was closed so I could wander in for a morning chat. When she did get up she launched into a big clean up. Hang on a second! Wasn't she supposed to be out shopping? No, no she wasn't. In fact since she won't be around very much this weekend she decided to do her share of the spring clean today. She went a little overboard but.

I wanted the shower - she was cleaning the shower. I was hanging out on the toilet when she came in there and shooed me out! As if she owned the place! Okay, so she does, but that's not the point - I was there first!
I huffed off and had a look to see what was available for a snack but the pickings were pretty lean. It didn't matter that much anyway as I'd had a big breakfast for once. But the next thing you know she's in the laundry moving my dining set and everything else either up onto the whiteware or outside and I must suffer the indignity of her chasing me about the place with the vacuum. Of course she thought it was hilariously funny. The saga continued of course. She was not happy unless she was moving in to clean where ever I had settled. Finally I got fed up and went outside.

It was a gorgeous day. Hot and sunny with the slightest of breezes. The sort of weather you can hide in the grass in and watch the birds. I like watching the birds. Not so into ringing them though, like Uncle Maalie is.
Mum finished all her cleaning and jumped in her car and raced away. She didn't even say goodbye or let me know she was shutting the house up. Not that I cared until I wanted some lunch. I paced around the house looking for open windows but the girls have cracked down on their security lately. I was really beginning to starve.
The ginger and white cat that likes to hang around on our territory came over to sneer at me and I gave him something to think about. He likes to start fights at night time - a lot like my nemisis - but I sent him packing that's for sure! He raced away like a scared little kitten. The problem was I was still on the other side of the door to my lunch!

I wandered round the back to check that door again and imagine my surprise when I saw that same ginger cat EATING MY LUNCH!
Mum had put it outside while cleaning and didn't bring it in again! I could have been eating those delicious morsels at my leisure and I had missed them! I was so wild I launched at that cat and left him with a spinning head. He disapeared again and this time over the back fence. I hung around the remnants in my bowl to make sure he didn't come back. Not that there was anything for him if he did, but it's the principle of the thing.

Mum finally came home, stroppy and tired. She had one grocery bag and complained she hadn't gotten any Christmas shopping done at all. She had gone to see her friend Megs and take her to Meg's mother's place so she could get fitted for some skirt or top or something, I wasn't really listening. (It was well past my tea time.)
Then she had to make it back to the place where she works so she could borrow some tools for the weekend and then had to go back to the supermarket to buy something for tea. It didn't sound like she had that much to do so I gave her a withering look and asked where my dinner was.
She looked a bit guilty at that and brought everything in from outside. Instead of giving me something decent though she was lazy and told me to eat biscuits. I mean - is that really healthy? Meanwhile she drags her little barbeque out from under the house and starts cleaning it like mad. Would have been smarter to clean it after the last use wouldn't it Mum? She only scowled at me when I told her that. But all cleaned up she put it together and made sure it was going okay. So when Megs and Sarge come round tonight they'll have some yummy barbeque - because it's summer!

She must have felt guilty about neglecting me all day though because she took about thirty minutes this evening to spend some decent time with me. In fact she took out all the bidi bids which have got themselves stuck in my fur over the last couple of days which was wonderful, I'm all smooth again.

Now she is eating ice cream as she waits for her friends to turn up to the barbeque. She thought she'd be cooking by 1830 and it's already 1930. I guess she's about as loved as I am!

Monday, December 11, 2006

A New Toy?

Things have been just fantastic!
Mum came home after her few days away and I got lots and lots of cuddles, she was so friendly and loving. She and her friend watched some tv in the evening and I got to sit in between them getting a double hug!

The weather is so warm it's no longer a pain when they shut me out of the house at night. I love getting out and about, prowling the night life. I've had another scuffle with the arch-nemisis and got a nasty scratch on the nose but as usual none of my family noticed until it was practially healed itself. Not even Mum in her excitement at seeing me again. So it's good to get away from them and their selfishness and be by myself - or with people who care - for a night or two.

Auntie Emma received a parcel in the mail today - her sister in Ireland had sent her a Christmas present. I didn't really care when she was unwrapping it because Mum was busy not feeding me my dinner and needed a bit of a hurry up. But later on, when she came back from work, Auntie Emma showed me.

I had been helping Mum in the kitchen, we were cooking satay chicken stir fry, and Emma came in raving about her new money box. She showed Mum but since they were working up high on the bench I couldn't see what they were doing. Then Mum remembered me.
"Show Plumpy, Em. He'll love it!"
I didn't like the sound of her voice. After our good times it seemed as though she was going back to her usual mischievious ways.
Auntie Emma put the money tin on the floor. It was furry, and had four legs. She put the coin through the slot in the top and SUDDENLY!!! What a racket it made as it snorted and waddled it's way across the kitchen floor! I circled it with care but it didn't seem to be causing too much damage. Mum and Auntie were watching me with laughter in their eyes so I sneered at them and stalked off.

Stupid new toy.

Monday, December 04, 2006

Goodbye isn't Forever


Mum had a 'mare of a day today! She left the house about 3.40 in the morning to go to work. She arrived back here at home around 4.20pm. She kept telling everyone she worked from 4am to 4pm but I think she was trying to sound impressive.
It started raining this afternoon but I didn't mind as Auntie Casey was home in bed all day. She said she was sick but all she did was sleep all day. I stayed in the room to keep her company, just in case she really was sick, but she didn't appreciate it at all. The devil inside me thought nasty thoughts about getting my own back for the antibiotics but mostly I was uspset that my family still don't want me. I hung out at the end of her bed for a while but when my cleaning routine took longer than half an hour she kicked me off.

Auntie Emma came home from her early start and crashed on the couch too. I like her mink blanket and she was cool enough to let me use a little bit myself and we both watched tv and dozed. I was getting hungry though and wondered if either of them would feed me any sort of dinner. Sometimes when they really aren't thinking - or caring - I have to starve.
But joy of joys! Mum came home! She looked really tired and didn't have a lot to say, as I mentioned she'd had a hard day and didn't even make it to the islands, but the first thing she did when she got home was make me some dinner YAY!
She sat down to watch some music videos and doze on the other couch and I thought it was pretty cool - all four of us asleep at 4.30 in the afternoon! But Mum wouldn't let me sit on her lap for a cuddle so I was pretty gutted. I was just so excited that she hadn't gone away after all! However! When she moved from the couch to her bed for a proper sleep she let me crawl in under the covers with her and we had a really nice few minutes together with no other distractions. That's when she told me she was still going away - it was just delayed till tomorrow morning. I was a bit upset but she comforted me well enough until I fell asleep. It was a pretty good day all up - but I'm not looking forward to tomorrow when Auntie Casey goes back to work and Mum leaves the country again. I will have to spend the day outside in the rain :-(

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Goodbye Mum

I haven't seen Mum very much at all this weekend, she's been out and about with her friends. Mostly she hangs out at a place called Muz's Place, but I'm not allowed to go there with her. She tells me it is because I would have to go in the car to get there but I think it is because she is scared I will get in a fight with Angus. Angus rules at Muz's place - Mum calls him a scottish terrier but I know he's really just a wimp and I could take him. I'm not scared of terriers and would definitely show him who was really boss which is why I'm not allowed to go there in the first place, I'm sure.

I wanted a cuddle when she came home about 8.30 tonight (Sunday) but she waltzed in the door without noticing me and when I tried to get her attention Auntie Casey kicked me outside for the night. I was glad it has been getting warmer these last few days as I'm sick of being out in the cold.

I did find though that Mum was out and about with her friends because she's going away for a week. She didn't say where but I don't even think she will be in New Zealand! She's going away somewhere with work but promised she would be back this Friday. She will give me lots of cuddles then. She'd better!
Auntie Emma is away this week too but she's just living at another house while the owners are away and feeding their pets. It will just be Auntie Casey and I this week.

I wish Mum was going to be here though. Today one of the lads came into the house to look for food. I asked him to go away - that this was my house and my family, but she just came right on in anyway. When Auntie Casey found out she chased her out, but I wished it was Mum. Mum would have thrown water at her and chased her all the way off the property for me. She looks after me like that. Not that I can't look after myself, mind. Because I can, you know.
But Mum will not be here and I can only hope Auntie Casey keeps a stern eye out for them.

I think I will have to go out actually, and prowl the streets tonight, to make sure everyone remembers who I am. I might do it now.
Catch you next time.