Wednesday, 23 May 2012

do cats have knees?

I like to make daily inspections of my property.  I feel it's important to keep track of stuff going on around and about the place.  Make sure everything is in order and whatnot.  Make lists of jobs needing to be done by the peeps.  Basic supervisory stuff like that.  Occasionally I'll skip a day if it's raining and icky out but I try to keep a regular schedule.  I figure the peeps need my assistance. 

So the other day, I was doing the full inspection thing, starting with a perimeter check.  I had just sniffed around the primroses in the primrose garden - which, by the way, are beginning to look a little past it - before heading across the driveway and around the hedge.  Well, once on the other side of the hedge, I got a really good look at the front lawn and what did I see?  Perhaps I should ask, what did I not see.  I had to ask, where in the mouses was my lawn?

I'm sure lawns are supposed to be green.  Mine usually is all summer but on this particular day, the sun had come out and where there had been green a day or two before, everything was white.  For a moment, I wondered if it had snowed.  I remembered that it had rained the day before...  Perhaps the temperature had dropped and the rain had turned into snow?  I had never heard of snow in my neck of the woods in May but I suppose there's a first for everything.  It is Canada, after all.  There was white stuff all over the area where there should have been green grass however, in my experience, when the white stuff falls, it falls everywhere and not just where the lawn is supposed to be.  Hmmm...

I decided I would need a closer look, in order to identify this particular white stuff, so in I went.  I found myself wading through a sea of white.  It wasn't wet like snow nor was it cold.  In fact, it wasn't snow at all.  It was violets!  It was a massive sea of white violets.

The violets came right up to my knees.  Do we cats even have knees?  Bees have knees.  At least I think they have knees.  People talk about the "bees knees" all the time.  And this is kind of weird...  there were bees buzzing all around those violets.  Hmmm...  coincidence?   Anyway, my point is, the sea of violets was pretty darned deep.

Clearly, the peep has not been keeping up with her lawn duties.  It really is time for her to mow the lawn, I think.  I'm gonna have to crack the whip, so to speak, and get her back to work in my garden.  I see that that nosey neighbour cat's peeps mowed his lawn.  It looks all neat and pretty whereas mine is just a general mess of white stuff.  My peep is gonna have to do better than this.  I mean, I have a certain reputation to uphold.  I am Nerissa of Nerissa's Life.  Hmmm...  Maybe if I encourage her with some treats...  Party Mix anyone?

38 comments:

  1. It might be a little bit messy, but gosh it is very pretty! Our mum is a little bit glad that we don't have your tough garden standards, or she would be in BIG trouble.

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  2. Nerissa, those white flowers are kind of pretty. Maybe get the Mom to mow the lawn after those flowers go away. We do not know either whether cats have knees. Maybe it is like a horse and is on the hind legs. Take care.

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  3. Nerissa, my mom loves violets more than ANY thing else. When ours come up..she smiles and smiles and leaves them alone even when they are in the flower beds. Yours are magnificent. OH mom said she eishes she had a violet carpet like that! How beautiful ad delicate. And much beloved by her.

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  4. awwww - those flowers are very lovely..... grass is overrated. :)

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  5. Wow - that is a gorgeous yard of violets. M says she's rather have those pretty white violets and the mass of yellow dandelions we could get if D didn't dig them out.

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  6. Purrhaps your Mom loves those white flowers Nerissa - we both think they are very pretty.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. You call violets WEEDS in Canada? We always loved them when they came in our yard. Much better than those Dandelion weeds. BTW, I could make a Canadian stamp too.

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    1. Oh oh... Canada Post had better watch out! You would be some MAJOR competition for them. Don't know if they could handle it. purrs

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  8. I think that looks like a nice place to romp!

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  9. Nerissa, you look absolutely fabulous against the white violets! Grass is passe :P


    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  10. But that's so pretty! Uh, just stay away from those bees!

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  11. Oh WOW! white violets aren't weeds!!! Nerissa you must develop knees, soonest :)

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  12. Who needs grass Nerissa when you have a magnificent sea of white violets!

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  13. How pretty, Nerissa! Great pic of you in the violets. (right up to your knees)

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  14. Oh Nerissa Sweetie, da flower faeriez came and visited you and left a carpet ov Bootiful White Violetz for you to rest and lay your Bootiful self in ^.,^
    Purrz & Sweet Kittie Kissez ~
    ♥Larry♥ xoxo

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    1. Flower faeriez... I LOVE THAT! I bet you have lots & lots of flower faeriez in your gardens 'cause they're so exquisite. I love visiting your blog with all the pretty pictures and the peep simply goes gaga over them! purrs

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  15. Mum thinks they are really pretty and I think it looks like lots of fun to run through... HUgs GJ xx

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  16. Nerissa
    We thought you look so pretty in a field of beautiful white flowers.
    purrs
    >^,,^<
    ♥Abby♥Boo♥Ping♥Jinx♥Grace♥

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  17. NIKEPURRFEKTCAT23 May 2012 at 19:41

    Oh thise are sooo pretry! I have violet violets and a thing called gillbon the grass and dandilions on our yard.

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  18. Well, maybe she didn't mean to have the voilets, but they sure are pretty!

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  19. I think that is way prettier than a plain, old green lawn!

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  20. Oh! Wow! Me lives in Canada too and all we has is stinky old Dandilions!!! If my lawn had those flowers me would not minds at all of Daddy skipped some mowing.
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  21. Unexpected violets are still violets and should not be mowed down. So saith the King.

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  22. I so vote for NOT mowing that lawn, that is the prettiest lawn I have ever seen. It looks like my meadows in the mountains. It is perfect and you have bees too. wow, we don't have enough bees here and folks even try to bring them in UPS and give them homes here cause we love bees and there you go and have lots of bees and pretty white lawns.

    You are the luckiest kitty ever...

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  23. We have knees. But they arent where Beins have knees. Which seems kinna funny if ya ask US!

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  24. Oh Nerissa....you are one busy cat - I know how that goes believe me. Managing a household is a lot tougher for YOU than for ME though since I only have two peeps and no other animals to watch over! I have to say that while I'm as fond of nice green grass myself, those white violets look mighty pretty and you look quite manly strolling among them in your yard. I wouldn't be in TOO MUCH of a hurry to get rid of them....makes for some nice photos dude!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  25. Well now, you have to take into consideration that my hoomans HATE HATE HATE anything that lumps under the category of "yard work". That includes MOWING. However they both DO love flowers so, I too, vote for keeping the violets. Plus, the drone of the bees is a nice sound to fall asleep to, assuming you can hear it where you nap?

    PURRS
    Selina

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  26. I think your sea a violets is pretty, but I understand having to keep your peeps in line. Offering treats seems like a good idea, but as a dog, I'd probably eat them rather than hand them over!

    Nubbin wiggles,
    Oskar

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  27. Allie: Oh but Nerissa, those violets frame you exquisitely! It's all about the presentation, you know. We girls deserve to look our best at ALL times - so I say let the violets stay! (As an accent to your furs of course...)

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  28. OMC !
    There a sillions Violet´s in your lawn !
    Please don´t cut it just yet , Nerissa it´s really pretty with all that flowers :)

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  29. It actually looks beautiful, Nerissa. And you look beautiful on them!
    Thank you for the purrs for Squashies. I think they worked. Her swelling is way down. You may or may not have knees, but we thinks you may have magic!
    Thank you again.

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  30. I hope she doesn't mow the violets. They are beautiful....

    And yes, you have knees ... I think?

    pawhugs, Max

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  31. ok...so Nerissa...not a lot of humans know the ole "bees knees" thingy...just sayin'

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  32. The violets are beautiful!!! I don't think you should let your mom cut them! What with the discovery of your knees and all. ...Actually I think we maybe just have elbows. But I'm not sure.
    ; ) Katie & Glogirly

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  33. Are the violets still there? I think that maybe, instead of mowing them, you kitties could work on nomming them? Are they tasty?

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    1. They're gone! Can you believe it? And just when I was getting used to them, too. The plants are still there but the flowers have faded so now everything is just green. Peep says they'll bloom again next year. And yes, they are somewhat tasty. I checked! hehehe...

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  34. Awww lovely Nerissa!! Me and Charlie hope kitties have knees so they can do lots of bendy stuff and skip around in your amazing bloom filled lawn! Yay! Take care
    x

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