I have a few photos to catch up on posting 😅 Anyway, Gizmo got the best seat in the house at our little Election Night party, on top of blankets and one of Mum's hand-knitted jumpers. Plus somewhere in that pile he'd buried some treats for later, too 🤣

Noisy day today. The construction site next door seems to be digging out all the earth where their underground carpark is going to go. Currently they have a massive embankment of dirt visible over our shared fence. Gidget is unimpressed.

Took a little selfie with Gidget this morning… and at the same time I get to show off this neat new jumper I bought, featuring Chilean "riot dog" Negro Matapacos! 😄 Gonna wear it out tonight to our little Election Night party.

Gidget's week has been full of ups and downs. Some days she's felt starved (Monday when she nagged Viv to give her ⅔ of her daily food before 6am was a bad one) but as the week's gone on she's seemed better and better about the diet. She's weighed in at 7kg a couple of days, which suggests it's doing what it's supposed to! The biggest down has been the poo-stravaganza she launched when I was in the shower yesterday, but I suppose her human servants’ dedication must be tested occasionally… (she's NEVER done anything like it before, so idk, I hope it's a one-off).

Gizmo decided to be a real bro to his best friend Gidget when he visited last night. He nagged and nagged Vivian to feed him cat food until Vivian finally caved in. Then the second the food hit the bowl, he ducked out and let Gidget violate her diet by eating everything 🤣

As you might remember, Gidget has been on a vet-ordered diet for the last 10 days. She is very unimpressed with it. Look at this face she gave me when I only topped up her water before going to bed last night, rather than giving her another serve of kibble 🙀

When you need to get up and eat lunch, but a certain has you trapped by your arm… 🐈

Thought I'd share these couple of pictures of Gidget on my lap in the bed the other night. She's a very good snugglebug ❤️

Gizmo came by for a visit last night (he dragged his humans along with him too, of course 🤣), and laid claim to my cushion! Looking at his sweet little face, naturally, I decided he was totally right and let him have the cushion 🐶

Here's Gidget spending a sunny afternoon in her cat bed! Not pictured: the dozens of times Gidget gave me a very non-photogenic side-eye before I finally caught her asleep 😼 Cats will not be tamed 🐈

Surprisingly, considering how she responded to the roof tiles being removed, Gidget is being very brave about the actual house next door being demolished. Just watching observantly without seeming too stressed. I’m so relieved for her! 🐱

Next door is about to be demolished for an apartment block, and today tradies were dismantling the roof and noisily chucking the tiles onto the ground below. Gidget was SO SCARED of the noise that not even the kitchen cupboards seemed safe, and after running frantically from spot to spot and feeling insecure in all of them she retreated to her old kitten hiding place: behind the couch 😿

Mostly Gidget has just liked hiding on the very base level of this cat tower, so it's good to see her experimenting with climbing (almost) to the top 😆

I’ve seen people online jokingly refer to their cats as “trash kitty”, and while I have never before been tempted to do so with Gidget, her insistence today on perching on the kitchen bin and clamouring for attention while I was preparing lunch briefly made me reconsider 😂

I keep building up a backlog of cute pet photos I haven't got around to posting yet 😄 Anyway, here's one of Gizmo last weekend – apparently he's decided that he LOVES this teddybear, and keeps snuggling it 🐶

We had to buy a new vacuum cleaner. Still boxed, but Gidget already doesn't seem too sure about it 😂

Vivian and I made it back to Sherbrooke Forest today for a 2½ hour hike 😊 The weather was perfect, and the scenery was beautiful. We're both exhausted and aching now, of course, but it was well worth it!

This was one wild thing to witness! Can't help but think there's good safety reasons why it's not (usually?) allowed. Something like a half-hour delay before they were able to play the last 6 mins of the game too, lmao. Regardless, congrats Buddy on the 1000th goal!

Came across this infographic on Twitter and I really appreciated it. For all that, e.g. the Greens here are harping on about EVs constantly, there are a ton of negative environmental consequences to car use that are not solved by EVs at all.

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