I don't often sleep with peep #1. That's my sister Constance's job. Occasionally my sister Tobias or my Auntie Blossom will sleep with her, too. Sometimes though, I'll lie on the floor next to her. I figure, it's the least I can do.
The other night, I noticed that Tobias had hopped up next to the peep. Instead of curling up by her head, like she sometimes does, Toby was sniffing around at her hair. Hmmm... I thought to myself. I wonder what that's all about.
Apparently, Tobias had noticed some grey hairs on the peep's head. Actually, the word some is a bit of an understatement, I think. Just what is this peep up to? One has to wonder. I mean... well.. you know what I mean... don't you?
As you all know, I'm a silver tabby. No... sorry... I'm a sterling silver tabby. Sounds so much better, don't you think? Tobias is a sterling silver tabby, too. We tabbies with the sterling silver hair are beautiful. Everyone tells us so, so it must be true, right? And people are always commenting on our ticking. No, it has nothing to do with those awful Lyme disease carrying insect thingies. Rather, it has to do with how each individual strand of hair on our backs has multiple colours. At least I think that's what it's about. Whatever it is though... it's a good thing. I'm sure of that! I'm thinking that maybe the peep thinks that she can become a sterling silver tabby just like us. But you know, it doesn't really work that way. It's not like she's a cat or anything. She's just a peep.
On me, the combination of charcoal grey, sterling silver and sparkling white is really quite stunning. On the peep... not so much. Actually... not at all.
She's gonna have to do something about this hair of hers. I know that sometimes she uses these bottles of really stinky stuff to fix her hair up. It's never gonna look as good as my fur but I'm pretty sure it will look better than what she's got going at the moment. Better than what it has been looking like the last couple of weeks. It's a little embarrassing you know... having a peep walking around lookin' like she's trying to go all silver tabby on you. And everyone knows she really can't. Cause she's just a peep. I'm just saying...