Sunday, 6 May 2012

mouses!

That's what I heard.  Or at least, I heard a reference to them...  MOUSES!

I heard peep #1 say mice had gotten into a box of cookies.  She said they were all smashed up into little bits and pieces or something.  Now let me tell you...  I live with eleven other cats and I can assure you that no self-respecting mouse has ever come into our house voluntarily.  I can vouch for that.

I do remember knocking a box off the kitchen counter one day.   Hmmm...  I wonder if that had anything to do with the broken cookies.  Nah...   probably not.  It was probably mouses after all.


Then I took a look at this picture of my sister, Mason, and I said...   MOUSES!  Either Mason has been eating mouses - and a whole lot of them at that...  or maybe just one really big, huge rat sized one - or she has been into the box of cookies.  I know it's spring and all and she's carrying a little extra winter weight, which I'm sure she'll work off in the garden but still...  MOUSES!

But then I realised that Mason in real life doesn't look nearly as big as the Mason in this picture.  I know the camera is supposed to add ten pounds but this is ridiculous.  On the other hand, ten pounds would pretty much double a cats weight...  So, what is ten pounds in cat weight, anyway?  If there are different years for cats and peeps, maybe there are different pounds for cats and peeps, too.  Right?

For a moment I wondered if there was a Mason lookalike who had entered our house one day to have her picture taken.  It's possible.  That Carson cat has the same fawn coloured fur as Mason.  Maybe there's another fawn coloured kitty around the neighbourhood.  One who eats cookies?  Or mouses?

This whole business was a terrible mystery.  A mystery needing to be solved, I thought.  And I asked myself, just what would a great detective like Jessica Fletcher do...

The answer came easily enough.  Whenever in doubt, blame the peep.  It's my motto!  Obviously, this is all the peep's fault.  And sure enough, it was.

The peep just recently discovered her camera has some sort of zoom lens.  I think it's there so that she can sneak up on us and take pictures without our noticing, or something like that.  The peep doesn't really know how to use her camera 'cause she never read the instructions...  'cause she didn't know how to pull them up on the computer...  'cause she's a technologically impaired duffer.  But not knowing how to use the camera properly doesn't stop her from using it.  And she's using this zoom lens thingy all the time now.  It's like a new toy filled with fresh nip.  And apparently, it can distort stuff a bit.  Probably wouldn't if she used it properly but like I said...  SHE DOESN'T KNOW HOW.  Anyway, poor Mason is paying the price for the peep's incompetence.  She's really not that big.  Honest.  Not even close.  But what can you do with a peep?

34 comments:

  1. Peeps are impossible Nissa. They just are. They are always causing trouble, doing things they shouldn't do and not doing the things they should do. It's the price we cats have to pay to have a nice warm lap to sit in and a roof over our heads and kibble to eat. Happy Sunday.

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  2. First of all, let me say that I'm sure you are right. Mice wouldn't dare go into your house with 11 cats there. Second, I have cat eyes and through my eyes you all look the perfect weight. It's people after all who have this hang up on weight. And thirdly, if you have a cookies left, the boys will be right over. They do love to break into packages of cookies and bread.

    Have a great day.

    pawhugs, Max

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  3. Don't worry about it. Ten pounds is not fat. The angle of the camera makes a difference.

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  4. It would have to be a mouse with suicidal tendencies to go in your house! We think Mason looks lovely and cuddly.

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  5. Narissa, we think your sisfur looks the perfect weight! We don't think either of you are stressing over it, ha. Those broken cookies? oh definitely the mouse did it.....that's the line we will at our house from now on, even though we know it is Mike who does the raiding.

    Mindy, Moe, Cookie & Mike

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  6. Your peeps too? Jeez. Our Mommy buys photography magazines, supposedly to better her photography skills...but does she ever read them? Yeah, you guessed it...NEVER. She flips through the pages, then declares it too technical then puts it away.

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  7. Oh we totally agree, our human doesn't know how to operate her camera either, not even the zoom. So feel like you are the only kitty Nerissa. Mason, you do not look big to us. You are just purrfect. Hope you have a wonderful Sunday.

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  8. You are right, no mouse in the house with twelve cats!

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  9. Nerissa I know exactly how you feel. My Mom is even more incompetent than yours! At least your Mom uses a CAMERA! Mine uses an Android phone! Geeze!!

    Tell Mason she looks beautiful whether the camera (or your Mom) added 10 pounds or not!

    Love, Cody

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  10. Wait... Mason is a girl and Nerissa is a boy? Give me a second to stop laughing...

    What were your humans thinking???? A mouse in a house with 12 cats? That's either one very brave or one incredibly stupid mouse. Maybe it's a new breed of super-mouse? Or the mouse equivalent of a suicide bomber - a suicide biscuit-thief?

    Tell Mason she looks beautiful in her winter coat... I don't see any sign of excess weight - just an elegant cat in a nice winter fur.

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  11. Nerissa, we think Mason looks fine too :)
    As for the cookies...blame the peep ;) heehee
    Mousies would be great fun!! Tillie is very good at finding mice and then she wants to play with them.She loves that.Mom, not so much! hahaha
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure and JJ

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  12. We agree with you, Nerissa, no self-respecting mousie would dare come into your house. But whoever said mousies were self-respecting...or smart for that matter?

    And we think Mason looks just fine!!

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  13. Hmmm, Mommys! They is all alike!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  14. Uh, I know there were lots and lots of words here but to be honest I really could not pay any attention to them because I was just staring and staring and staring at the beauteous Mason and all the words just sort of faded into meaningless squiggles.

    But say, what is UP at your house with the names? You are a Boycat named Nerissa and you have a Girlcat sisfur named Mason? Are your peeps on the Nip or sumfing?

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    1. You know what I say... whenever in doubt, blame the peep! I honestly don't know WHAT is their problem but do you know what? It gets worse! Yeah, I have another sister named Tobias and I had brothers named Desdemona & Calista. MOUSES!

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  15. We would LOVE there ta be mousies in our housie! But they would be eaten right up, so they wouldnt last long. IN FACT, TBT says he might buy a few what are fer snakies an put them in the bathtub fer us next Gotcha Day.

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    1. Oh, please don't do that... where's the sport in that? I think it might be mean. I know your TBT is really just kidding though. purrs

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  16. No way could mouses be responsible - too many of you keeping watch over the house and grounds! As for Mason's "floofiness" in the photo, we think she looks absolutely CUDDILY and even if your peep's lack of zoom lens knowledge is to blame, Mason STILL looks very purrrrrty! Peeps are ALWAYS to blame.... :D

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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    1. You're preaching to the choir, my friend. Preaching to the choir...

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  17. A mouse would be crazy to enter with eleven cats! Maybe Mason has a secret mouse trap to eat from?

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  18. Our Mum gets mad with us if she finds a mouse inside - we only bring them in so she gets some exercise trying to catch them. It is very funny to watch her too!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  19. Our mum would flip her lid if a mouse came in our house. We are not very efficient hunters, so the mouse would probably move their whole family in before long!
    Mason has the most lovely coloured furs. So very pretty.

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  20. Speaking of mouses.. (and since you asked on my blog - well sorta anyway)

    https://www.hare-today.com/product_info.php?products_id=210&osCsid=81fad1d72a4917c40af6ace8157ce5d0

    yes, mousies are raw :)

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  21. Mason, even if you were that size in "real life" we would still think you were absolutely beautiful! It just measn there would be more of you to love! You are the gorgeous . Srsly :)

    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  22. Mason loves the camera!!! Peeps are very inadequate Nerissa, you just have to tolerate us! lol

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  23. Mason honey, you probably just have big bones.

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  24. You know, my Human doesn't read her instructions either. Do you know she had her camera for like 2 YEARS before she figured out it takes video too?

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  25. Well, we didn't think mousies would live in our house either, but a whole colony moved in one winter. They aren't too bright. The mom absolutely hates them, they pee and poop everywhere. Carl caught 3 in 20 minutes one day.

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  26. Tell ya what..... you eat the mouses, and I'll eat the cookies. Deal? Oh and I agree that you should blame the human whenever possible. woo woo woo!

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  27. Mason, you are absolutely gorgeouly fawn colored and a joy to look at. Mousies? We had 'em and I dispatched 'em. They came in with the winter, but they are gone now.

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  28. it's always the peeps...never any question about it ya know

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  29. OMC--You should SEE the picture Abby's Mommy took over at MANXMNEWS--now, THAT'S a picture!!!

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  30. Nerissa, You must be getting quite the chuckle out of some of these comments! I am with maggie@Shelter cats. I think Mason just has big bones.

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  31. oooh, you just gave us a PAWESOME idea - we'll hereafter blame it on the MOUSES whenever mommy catches us---err, that is, we mean...sees something that should not have fallen or broken or somethng.

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