Sunday, 1 July 2012

cats rule!

Yeah, I'm a week late with this post.  Sorry 'bout that.

Some of you - okay, most of you, 'cause like I said, I'm a week late with this post - may already know that June 24th was World Cat Domination Day.  We cats are so very fortunate that Sparkle from the world famous blog, Sparkle the Designer Cat was given this event as his tenth birthday present.  What a great gift, huh?  I mean, let's face it...  we all know that cats are taking over the world but...  well...  this just makes it all official.

Closer to home, I've been taking over some stuff myself.  For instance, several months ago, I took over the peep's twitter account.  She started it up for herself last November but within a couple of weeks, it was my account...  all mine.  And what an improvement my taking over the account made.  She had, like, thirty followers or something like that.  I have well over twelve hundred...  almost thirteen!  People like cats.  No, people love cats.  Once cats and their peeps out there knew the account belonged to a cat, the followers appeared.  How great is that?  I'll answer that question.  Super great, I think.

But it doesn't end there.  The other morning, the peep went to check on her e-mail and there were over one hundred messages.  I guess she was thinking to herself that she had become oh-so-popular overnight.  Well think again peep #1.  Almost every one of those e-mails was for me.  That's right...  me!  You see, between my twitter account, my facebook page and my blog, I'm one pretty popular cat.  It's only a matter of time, I think, before that e-mail address is officially mine, too.  Only a matter of time...

Here in Canada, today is a special holiday.  It's Canada Day!  Yeah, my country - the one in which I was born - is having a birthday.  Not much of one though, from what I can see.  I woke up this morning expecting all sorts of wonderful birthday celebrations for such a wonderful day celebrating such a wonderful country but there wasn't a catnip plant in sight.  Can you imagine that?  No nip on a birthday?  Who's running this shindig anyway?  Obviously, it's not a cat.  If it were, there would be cat treats and birthday cake made of Fancy Feast pate and cream and nip.  Oh, there would be lots and lots of nip.  There would be great fields of the stuff.  A sea of nip.  Oh, what a wonderful sight that would be to behold.  Of course, we cats might all be in a state of perpetual highness from all the nip but that's a chance I'm willing to take.

I'm thinking that we cats need to start our domination of the world here in Canada.  We need to take over Ottawa, I think.  I'm sure we could do better.  Scratch that...  I'm positive we could do better.  First thing to do is pass a law that people grow more of the nip.  Yes, we'll call it the Nepeta cataria law.  Every garden in the country should be required to grow at least one patch of the stuff.  As for farmers' fields?  Well, let's convert one percent of all fields into nip growing ones.  One percent isn't a lot.  I think a law like this would be more than fair.  And, of course, the law must provide for equal access of the nip to all cats.  Hey, I'm even willing to throw in some access to dogs and bunnies if they're interested.  Don't think they are but laws should be fair to everybody, you know.

So, that's my plan.  We cats should start dominating the world right here in Canada.  Sparkle, my friend, thanks so much for getting the ball rolling on this one.  By Canada Day next year, there will be fields of nip growing in this great country.  Nip for all.  Oh, what a happy Canada Day that would be.

27 comments:

  1. Nerissa, that is such a good idea to require farmers to grow Nip.It is easy to grow since our Mom was able to grow something and she does NOT have a green thumb. We like your ideas. Take care and have a great day.

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  2. We like your politics! May I ask where the Canadian nip fields will be ? Afterall, it gets pretty cold in some parts and we know, unfortunately, that cold kills it off!

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    1. Hmmm... well, it's perfectly hardy here in Nova Scotia so I'm sure it would grow in Southern Ontario and British Columbia, too. I'll have to check into the Alberta & Saskatchewan thing. Any kitties from there growin' it?

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  3. Oh yeah! Nip for all. I agree with that 500%!!!! purrrr....meow!

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  4. Happy Canada Day Nerissa - we are sure that your government would be better with a cat in charge. It's the same here and sometimes when the Ministers are sitting in the House of Commons they all start braying like donkeys! With no disrespect to donkeys.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  5. Happy Canada day Nerissa!.xoxo Speedy

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  6. Happy Canada Day! Your plan iz sheer brillyunce! Nip fur all hooray!

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  7. Nerissa, we have some delicious nip and we'll share wif you. However, we don't haves any cake.

    Happy Canada Day!

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  8. OMC, these are awesome ideas to help promote our World Domination, Nerissa! You can be in charge of getting Canada up to speed!

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  9. YES! You should run for office! We'd vote for you, even though we're not Canadian cats.

    btw--PTU stands for Prisoner Transport Unit...or, the evil cat carrier!

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  10. Happy Canada Day! Don't forget to share the nip with the rest of us :)

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  11. How 'bowt calling it Cattawa once it's been taken over???

    The Human says Fank U for the good wishes. She hopes that STONE gets OUT soon!!!

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  12. HAPPY CANADA DAY!! That Sparkle....she is really something, isn't she???

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  13. We're all for dominating the world! 'Specially if it means more nip for us!!

    Happy Canada Day! We live so close to Canada...we can see Canada from our island...we almost feel like we're Canadian! ;)

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  14. What a brilliant idea! Happy Canada Day, Nerissa and family!

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  15. We've been campaigning for a while for the legalisation of nip. It makes sense!! So we are with you there!

    Happy Canada Day (sorry bit late! ) xox

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  16. Hey Nerissa, I just got my own domain name for my bloggiversary - and got my very own email address with it! You could do that and not have to share an email with a (gasp) human.

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  17. Gosh...sorry to be late wishing you all a Happy Canada Day! As for the Cat Domination thing? I'm liking that a whole lot - it's a given - it's inevitable - it's the "norm" around my house anyway! I'm considering petitioning my peeps to move to Canada if fields of nip are going to be everywhere. Who could resist that?!?!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  18. Happy Canada Day a little late. I sowwy. And yes, mom has a puny 200 something followers in her personal Twitter but Admiral has 1600 and I have about 600 since I started a few minths ago. Everyone loves littehs. Humans are far too mundane.

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  19. We completely agree about the need fer a law that evry Bein should grow Nip. That way, the neighbor introoder cats wouldnt be coming around after OURS alla time!

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  20. Hugs to you Nesrissa, and a happy week as well:-)
    Pernille

    xxx

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  21. Happy Canada Day to you all!! And yay for starting Kitty World Domination!! Take care
    x

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  22. Happy belated Canada Day. We get to cellybrate on Wednesday.

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  23. Hey Nerissa

    Cats should RULE THE WORLD!

    Basil is up for it, running the UK Division :)

    Cathrine

    www.bionicbasil.blogspot.co.uk
    www.cathrine-garnell.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Hi Nerissa, Hope you hadded a great Canada Day. Tomorrow is the USA birfday, but the Human is still outta commission so I don't think we'll be partying much. Sigh.

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  25. Nerissa Nepeta month has a nice ring to it...
    Maybe November?
    Happy Canada Day, belatedly.

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