If there is one thing I have learnt after nearly 5 years on this crazy planet we all inhabit, it's ALWAYS trust your whiskers!

DenverI was right - Mum has got a new job! I am relieved - I could tell she was getting very worried, although she tried not to show it, and the amount of time she was spending on that laptop computer thingy, filling out forms, typing emails to job adverts and sending off something called a "CV" was seriously interfering with lappy time. 

But, there is a downside - she is now never at home except for weekends (and even then, she goes out - singing with her Choir at a mysterious place called "Church", shopping etc) - I am puzzled - I thought this work lark meant she could still have time at home some days with me (after all, she did before)? 

She is also leaving earlier and coming home later (that is why she was changing my meal times), but she has told me her hours during the day are the same as her previous job? I know she is a big fan of The Doctor (a very famous alien time/space traveller on the Noisy Box) but Mum can't do that - so what on earth is she up to?

Denver on perimeter patrolOf course, I try and keep myself busy - there are only so many hours in the day for a snooze or for TPP (Territory Perimeter Patrol), but I was getting concerned, so I decided to see my friend down the road, who (being older) has a lot more knowledge.

It turns out that some of this work lark isn't part time - there is full time too, and that is what mum has now got. He also told me my mum was lucky as our area isn't the best for full time work. There is a lot of temporary seasonal work, where they work you when they are busy, then just get rid of you when it gets quiet! 

I asked him about this hours’ puzzle and he said, "what does she say in the mornings before she leaves?" "She used to say, ‘I've got to get the bus,’ but now she says: ‘I've got to get the train.’" He told me its likely mum is working further away from home - buses are similar to those weird metal boxes on wheels outside at home we all know about (just larger), but trains are much bigger even than buses, run on metal rails, have more boxes tied together in a line and they go a lot faster - sounds scary!

Oh well - I have decided to just make the best of the situation as it is - I still have my mum for evening and weekend cuddles (after all, a lot of cats don't even have a mum or dad), and at least that funny bit of plastic she waves around at the shops and You All Know Where/The Place We Never Talk About (she waves it at a machine which goes beep, and she is allowed to leave with what she wants to buy) probably won't run out now.

If you are lucky enough to have your mum or dad at home during the day, enjoy it, and make the most of it - you just never know when it could change. 

Take care, Denver.


A Cats Purr

"Cats make one of the most satisfying sounds in the world: they purr ...

A purring cat is a form of high praise, like a gold star on a test paper. It is reinforcement of something we would all like to believe about ourselves - that we are nice."

Roger A Caras

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