Sunday, 22 July 2012

I was peep handled!

The following post is not what I had intended to publish today but something happened yesterday and I just had to write about it.  I knew you'd all want to know.

Well, the last week or so has been pretty chaotic at my house.  You see, the peep was on this committee thing for what is called a flower show.  I don't know if any of you have ever been to one of these flower show thingies before but they're usually pretty nice, I hear.  I wouldn't know for sure 'cause the peep didn't take me.  That's okay though, I think, 'cause it would have involved a ride in the car and you know how I feel about those.

So anyway, the peep has been working on organising this show with three other people.  Sure, there were other really nice peeps helping them with stuff but there were only four of them actually on the committee - making sure everything ran smoothly and taking responsibility if stuff went wrong - so the peep had a lot resting on her shoulders, if you know what I mean.  I'm so glad I wasn't on that committee 'cause I still haven't figured out if I, as a cat, even have shoulders...  never mind having all that stuff weighing 'em down.

And the peep wasn't just organising stuff.  She entered things too.  That meant more chaos for me.  All week long she's been picking stuff and getting containers and things ready for her arrangements.  She says she made nine of these supposed 'works of art' but I couldn't say for sure as I never saw any of them.  Could you believe it?

And to make matters worse, she made these arrangements in my office where I have my computer where I write my blog and I couldn't get in there all day Thursday as she was busy as a bee sticking flowers here and sticking 'em there and sticking 'em just about everywhere!  She says it was 'cause she was using lilies and she didn't want me to get sick from getting their pollen on my beautiful fur coat 'cause we all know that lilies can be deadly to us cats if we ingest any part of them, right?  I think she just didn't want me seeing her stuff in case it turned out that I might be able to make a better one or something.  I'm pretty sure that was it.  I'm pretty sure that was the reason for my being locked out of my office for an entire day.  Thank goodness it wasn't a posting day 'cause then I would really have had to put down my paw.  Put in down right in the middle of one of those arrangements and given it a right good smoosh, I think.


Turns out, the peep did okay at the show.  Not great, but okay.  The judge was really tough, she said.  But she did win Best Arrangement and Best in Show.  She won it with her Holiday Composition but again, there's no proof.  Oh yeah, there's a big ol' frilly ribbon she brought home but she could have picked that up anywhere.  I would have liked to have seen some pictures as proof.  But do you know what?  Not a picture in sight.  At least not of the winning one.  She took some pictures of some others but not one of the big winner.   Very suspicious, I think.  Yes, very suspicious indeed...

So, peep #1 was busy keeping me out of my office all day Thursday.  Then, she went to the show hall that night to take in her entries and accept some from a few other people.  Then, she had to be there bright and early Friday morning to accept more entries.  And then, the show took the rest of the day and I didn't get to see my peep at all until Friday night.  Boy-oh-boy that was a long time.  I was almost even beginning to miss her.  Could you believe it?

Then yesterday morning, it happened.  The peep must have realised that I hadn't had a proper cuddle in at least a couple of days and all of a sudden, she spotted me, scooped me up in her arms and literally covered me all over in kisses.  She kissed the top of my head, the back of my head and I think she even got me on my side.  Thank goodness it was first thing in the morning and she had yet to put on her lipstick.  That stuff stains my fur coat, you know.  And she held me and she cuddled me and she apologised for having been so busy and neglecting her loving-up-of-me duties.  I have to tell you...  I was well and truly peep handled.  Yes...  that's definitely what happened to me, yesterday.  I was peep handled!  Peep handled by the peep!  Ooohhh... the indignity of it all.

34 comments:

  1. ConGA rats to your Peep for winning at the flower show. That is very exciting. We are not crazy about being peep handled. We do not like to be picked up. Bet Mom is glad all that is over now and that is why she Peep handled you. She was so excited to have it done with. Take care.

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  2. We don't mind our Mum picking us up for cuddles but if we hear our carriers - we're straight out the door and up on the roof!
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. YOU TOO? Only we calls it over here being Mommy Handled, MOL! Seriouslies, she paid more attention to PLANTS than she did to you??

    Oh and the indignity of being shut out of YOUR room. *sigh* We do hope you're giving her the Shoulder of Discontent (if you has a shoulder, that is...)?

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  4. Aw,come on. You really liked it, didn't you! Come on, admit it. Mr. Cuddle Wuddle!

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  5. Shame your office was turned over, just for a ribbon!

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  6. Mommy peep handles ALL of us several times a day....every.single.day. And we must admit we do kinda enjoy it. For the first 10 seconds. MOL!
    Congrats to Peep 1 for her big win! And thank you for being so generous about the office, Nerissa. :)

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  7. she loves you thats and she knew she had been a bit slack with her cat duties,me I love my cuddles

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  8. Ick. It takes HOURS to get the peep-aroma off! Time that would be better spent napping. We know, our crazypants Mommy can't keep her grimy meathooks offa us. *sigh*

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  9. Ugh, I hate when my human does that! I DO want her time and attention but I don't want to be covered in human cooties.

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  10. Concats to your Mom and just enjoy those cuddles! Mebbe you'll get an extra treat or two also. (hint, hint)

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  11. I think this is furry suspishus indeedy!! No evidence, no proof. She was trying to pull the fur over your eyes!! I hope you weren’t taken in by all the cuddles … yuk!

    PeeEss the staff are making me tell your peep “Well done”, though haven’t the foggiest why??

    >^..^<

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  12. congrats to your peep!!!

    As for the "peep handling", admit it, you LOVED it

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  13. Mom does that too!! She gets excited about something and then just has to "love us to death" !!!!! Sheesh!!
    Mom's Dad was pretty active in Garden Clubs many years ago. Mom often helped with set up and tear down.
    It's good that your Mom did well :)
    Our Mom is no good at arranging flowers. Her Mom is though, heehee
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Tiger,Treasure,JJ and Julie

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  14. Well done to your peep. We get peep handled all the time but it's not so bad. We usually get treats at the same time.

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  15. That's cauze you are sooooooooo cute and loveable!
    Oh, thanks for stopping by and leaving the mom birthday wishes for her special day!

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  16. Oh Wow! Congratulations to your Mommy! And getting all that attention at once can be overwhelming, but me thinks we loces it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  17. Conga-rats to your Peep for winning the frilly ribbons. Like you, I find it a little 'spishus that there's no pictures of the winning stuff--and hey, where's the picture of the frilly ribbons??? Hmmm. I think this calls for Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys.

    I purrsunnally is a world champion frilly-ribbon-winning Squirmer, so Peep handling is mostly unsuccessful around here.

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  18. Nerissa why do "peeps" pick the most inconvenient times to cuddle us e.g. when we are washing our butts or dreaming of catching giant meeces? However I'm so proud to know a cat who has staff who have won ribbons! Concatulations to her and I hope she lets you shred it later xxx's with love

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  19. Don't ya just hate when that happens? Congratulations to the peep though on winning those two categories. The harder the judging, the sweeter the win!

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  20. Oh no! Manhandled! Um ... cathandled! Whatever! Well you must suffer through those sometimes, Nerissa. It's called "love". LOL

    And concats to your meomwy on her flower arrangements!

    PURRS!
    Selina

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  21. Conga rats to your peep for the wins! My question is, how come she didn't get you some flowers you could eat??

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  22. I feel your pain Nerissa! My Mommie loves to scoop me up, usually at a really inconvenient time - and put human cooties all over me!

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  23. Good job on the arrangements! Purrs

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  24. Huge huge congratulations to your talented and very creative Peep!! Wonderful and best of all is that you got to have tons of hugs and cuddles!! Yay! take care
    x

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  25. Well, instead of boxes (or bags--I hates BAGS too!) I luvs my beddies. And I also love my regular crunchies and as a special treat, I *do* love chick-hen or turkey or other meat-flavors of baby food!! That's what the vet told the Human to use as a bribe when I was still a completely WILD feral kitten. I could not help but lick it from the Human's finger and that's kinda how she civilized me.

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  26. Instead of boxes (or bags--::shudder::) I love my beddies. And instead of kitty treats I love Human baby foods--chick-hen and turkey and all of them! Mmmmm. That's what the vet told the Human to use to civilize me when I was just a little feral kitten--I could not help myself--I just HAD to lick it off the Human's fingers!!

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  27. wow - how pawful for you - my peep knoze betters - but **ashamed ears** she catches me sometimes when I sleeping

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  28. I love to be handled by my peep and how wonderful that yours caught up on the kisses and snugglies. Who gets to sleep i the bed with her? All of you?

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    1. I almost never sleep with the peep. That's my sister Constance's job. But lately, my dad Jacob, my sister Tobias and my auntie Blossom have all been honing in on that territory. I still prefer to sleep near but out of reach.

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  29. Ah, making up for lost snuggles! Glad you didn't miss out. Mom things the flower show would be a cool thing to see.

    Mindy
    Moe
    Cookie
    Mike

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  30. Sorry for the double comment last night. I forgot you have moderation & when I didn't see it posted I thought it was lost. (Uh, by the way, that previous sentence was written by the Stoopy Human. I knew perfectly well what had happened but I let her write it twice just for a laugh!)

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  31. We Know.... We L A T E ^..^,,,,,, but da mom thinkz your peep'z Arrangementz are Beautiful! and sayz Congratulationz to her ;)
    Now on to da important stuffz, it iz mos important to make sure owr peepz cuddle us @leas 1x a day fur THEIR mental health ^.,^ ♥♥xoxo♥♥

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  32. Mum does that to ME!! * indignant ears *

    Yer pal Dash

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  33. OH!! and conCATs to Peep on the flowerzis and prizes!!

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