Sunday, 26 February 2012

I was only trying to help...

So, it's early one morning and peep #1 decides it's time to play.

Firstly, she brings out rolls of cello wrap.  I know from experience that this is great stuff for playing.  Once you start the roll rolling, it just keeps on going.  Right until the whole thing is unrolled.  And, if you can get yourself in and underneath the cello, it makes a great tent-like hiding spot.  Well, actually, you're not really hidden 'cause the cello is transparent but you feel like you're hidden and that's what counts.

For some reason, the peep wanted to play with the cello all by herself.  Kind of selfish, if you ask me.  She didn't even wriggle underneath it.  What a waste of good cello.  Instead, she used it to wrap up that knitted cat (see my last post) and then she used even more to wrap up a basket filled with non-edible food.  Well, I guess peeps might consider it to be edible but I checked it out and it was decidedly lacking in good stuff like cat food and treats.  Like I said, non-edible.

Well let me tell you, that whole cello thing was a big disappointment but things started to look up when she brought out the curly ribbon.  The peep unwound long strands of the stuff.  I thought to myself, I had better help her with this.  It was obvious to me the peep didn't understand the principles of cello play.  She was going to need instructions regarding the ribbon.

When she started to curl the ribbon with scissors, I offered to do it for her.  I was pretty sure that between my claws and teeth I could get a good curl going.  So, I grabbed onto the ribbon.  Instead of a thank you, I got a stern, "Nissy!"  Could you believe it?  Then, to add insult to injury, she turned away from me, taking the curly ribbon with her.  Yeah, I was pretty shocked at the rudeness, myself.  So I jumped down from the dining room table and climbed up onto a nearby kitty condo...  so that I could once again reach the ribbon.  This time, I got hold of it between my teeth.  Again with the "Nissy!"  I mean, really!!!  Who does she think she is?  Then she turned away again, to face the table.  So I hopped back up onto the table.  Let me tell you, this is NOT how one plays with curly ribbon.  This continued for a good five minutes or so before Tess & Seville showed up.  I guess they figured I needed some help teaching the peep.

At this point, the peep unceremoniously dumped all three of us off the table and onto the floor.  That peep has a lot of nerve.  So I, never one to give up, took a running leap onto the table.  I got a good hold of the tablecloth but unfortunately, the tablecloth didn't have a good hold of the table.  My rear end was hanging off the end and, slowly but surely, the tablecloth began to slip, taking me with it.  That was a little embarrassing, I must admit.

Eventually, the peep got all the ribbon curled and attached it to the two cello wrapped things.  Oh, what a waste of good curly ribbon.

I heard a few growls issue forth from the peep.  Let me tell you, I had one grumpy peep on my paws.  Finally, she headed out the door taking the things and the growls with her.  She had better cheer up a bit before she starts selling tickets on that basket and knitted cat.  How the heck does she expect to sell tickety-bicketies with a grumpy ol' face like that?  If only she'd learn to play more and get better at it.  Lack of play is at the root of all this grumpiness.  I'm sure of it.  You don't see me being such a sourpuss.  Do you?

21 comments:

  1. Nerissa...well at least Peep #1 didn't use any HOB words like my mom does when she 'plays' with cellophane. We are sure the knitted kitty will bring lots of green papers and Peep # 1 will be smiling upon her return.
    Hugs Madi

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  2. Honestly...if she had just taken a few moments to PLAY with the blasted curling ribbon all her tension would just vanish!
    Peeps are weird.

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  3. Hi Nerissa, I just wanted to pop over to thank you for your blogoversary wishes :-) Too bad you didn't get to play with the cello OR the ribbon, sometimes life is harsh!!!

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  4. Hi Nerissa,
    I hope there's a good long playtime with your peeps very soon.
    Peeps have to understand that curly ribbon is absolutely irresistible!

    Thank you for visiting us and putting us on your blog list.
    xxoo Shelter-Cats

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  5. Are you sure it just wasn't a bad dream?

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  6. Oh cellophane!!! I had musical visions!! Had to laugh at the table cloth incident :))) Peeps are very much lacking in imagination though, don’t you think??

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  7. Humans just don't understand what it good to play with. That's why they get grumpy. They need to learn to just let go and enjoy stuff.

    Herman

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  8. Your human just does not know how to LIVE! Poor thing.

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  9. We really feel sorry for your human. She needs to take a few lessons from us cats!!

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  10. Nerissa - you tried. Apparently your ooman is unteachable. Don't feel too bad, it's not your fault and you certain tried. Your ooman is probably defective - too bad you can't return her for more indepth instruction.

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  11. Yes, your human really REALLY needs to loosen up and learn to play and nap. That's her problem. Now Nissy, you be good and teach her.

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  12. Oh it's such a shame there are no pictures of this! Silly human, should have given you at least a little of the fun stuff, no?

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  13. Your human sounds rather a grump - she needs to play with cello and lighten up! We hope she will follow your excellent example Nerissa.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  14. mighty darn rude, eh? time for a hairball inna shoe, perhaps?

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  15. Whoa! She's almost as high-strung and rude as TW. Cello and ribbon are for cats, not humans.

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  16. We feel your pain! It sounds like Christmas at our house. Just try to help wrapping those presents & see how the beans act! Hmmph, no cheer there.

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  17. Oh Poor Narissa,,, we sooo feel your Pain! It certainly tough teaching deze peepz what'z important in Life ^..^ ..... hope she got a better mood before she came home ^..^
    Purrz Sweetie Pie :)
    ♥♥♥ xoxoxoxo

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  18. Hi Nerissa! So nice to meet you! I enjoy nibbling on Cellophane, when Mom is not looking.

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  19. Nerissa! It's so nice to meet you ;-) I'd like to welcome you to my Royal Kingdom -- Um, you did notice I am the King, right? Well, that's okay. You know now.

    The Human pays little attention to my exalted status (and she even says the other kitties are just humoring me, but I think that's just mean.

    I really like you attitude toward your Humans. When ribbon comes out, it R belong to the kitty. It's like a law or sumfing.

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  20. Oh that is soooooooo WRONG on SO many levels! Why, it Clearly States in the Articles of CATfederation that curly ribbon is for CATS!!

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  21. Kizzie says, "I haven't come across cellophane myself, but am looking forward to some soon when mum next wraps something up".

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