Sunday, 26 August 2012

fraternising with the enemy

That's right.  That's just what she did.  That ol' peep #1 of mine was fraternising with the enemy.

It all happened a few weeks ago.  Nosey neighbour cat's mom came over and asked if peep #1 would please look after nosey neighbour cat for a week while his family went on vacation.  And peep #1 agreed!  I couldn't believe my ears.  Nosey neighbour cat is the enemy.  Does the peep not understand this?  Probably not.  She can be awfully slow on the uptake at times, you know.

So all week long long, the peep went over to nosey neighbour cat's house every morning.  She would greet him with sweet "good mornings" and "did you sleep wells" just as if she was greeting me or someone else in my fur family.  Oh, what traitorous behaviour the peep displayed that week.  She would clean out his litter box and freshen up his water dish although I don't know why because every morning...  every single one...  that nosey neighbour cat would come on over to my house and spend the whole day in my garden.  That's right!  He came over every single day for the whole day long.  And, the peep expected us all to get along with one another.  Talk about great expectations.

So nosey neighbour cat spent his days in my garden, breathing my air and lying in my sun puddles.  Using them all up, and everything. Then, in the early evenings, peep #1 would go outside and call for him while dangling his house keys.  And to add insult to injury, nosey neighbour cat would then proceed to show me up.  That's right.  He would run to my peep and walk back across the street with her and walk alongside her all the way down his driveway and wait patiently at his back door while she unlocked it.  Then they would enter his house, side-by-side, and he would wait while she filled up his dry food and gave him a package of the soft he likes best and freshen up his water dish once again.

I know about this 'good behavior' of nosey neighbour cat because the peep told me all about it.  Bet that was part of his plan, all along.  You see?  Showing me up or what?  Ooohhhh...  what a devious mind that cat has.  You can just see the deviousness in his eyes, can you not?

Well, nosey neighbour cat spent his nights in his own house and thank goodness for that.  But when the peep returned to me each evening, she smelled of him.  She smelled of him all over.  She had obviously picked up and cuddled that nosey neighbour cat.  Probably wished him sweet dreams and told him his family would be home soon and that they'd be missing him and all that jazz.  Oohhh...  I just know it.  I could smell him on her from head to foot.

And every day the peep would tell me how we should feel sorry for nosey neighbour cat 'cause his peeps were gone for a whole week and he was terribly lonely.  She would tell me how we should have empathy for the little bugger.   Okay, she didn't call him a bugger.  I added that 'cause I felt it was appropriate.  'Cause quite frankly, any cat who spends his days trying to hone in on my peep's affections must be a bugger.  Do you not agree?

Well, things are back to normal now.  Nosey neighbour cat's family is back and the peep isn't going over there anymore.  And just yesterday morning, he was over here causing quite a stir with my brother Rushton and the peep suggested he go back to his own house if he couldn't play nice over at mine. 

Then last night, the peep had to break up a disagreement between nosey neighbour cat and the cat who came back and let me tell you, the peep was the worse for wear after that one but that will be another post for another day.

And, if I'm not mistaken,  I think I even saw nosey neighbour cat sneer and growl at the peep one day.  So like I said, back to normal.  Things are well with my world and my life is good.  Hmmm...  think I'll go take a nap.  And if the peep is really, really lucky...  I'll overlook her transgressions and maybe give her a little cuddle and some purrs later on.  Yeah...  sounds like a plan, I think.  Sounds like a plan.

23 comments:

  1. oh dear Nerissa,oh dear,never mind it was never about the cat you know your peep was just being nice the the other peeps is all

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  2. Oh No, that just isn't right. The peep just shouldn't do that to the nosy neighbor cat. At least don't let it come in your garden. But look at our peep, she takes in all the cats that come around here but they don't have any homes at all and no food. So that is why we forgive her. Glad things are back to normal for ya.

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  3. Nerissa we feel so sorry for you being neglected and left to starve while nosey neighbours cat had all the cuddles and choicest pieces of food. Give her the back of disrespect for at least two hours.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  4. Well, it would be one thing if nosy cat stayed in his house ALL DAY...We read there's something about Peep #1 and some ouchies? Eeeek.
    Our back neighbor asked Mommy to feed their cat while they went for vacation (2 weeks!) but everytime Mommy goes out to feed him, he runs off! But it's okay coz he's eating from another neighbor. Which makes US happy!

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  5. Is this one of those "no good deed goes unpunished" sorts of things?
    Sorry, Nerissa, I'm having empathy for your peep.

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  6. Wow, that nosey neighbor cat is a master manipulator! It will take some work to outfox him!

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  7. But don’t be too quick with the cuddles and purrs, Nerissa! Peeps have to learn from their transgressions!! >^,,^<

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  8. Nerissa......KARMA...."nosey neighbor cat" definitely got HIS!!!!
    If we just wait long enough......

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  9. Nerissa, both the Mom and the Little Bugger Neighbor Cat are messing with your head. They are in cahoots with each other.

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  10. The WORST part was Nosey Neighbor Cat BREATHING your air! The nerve. We think a nice green yak is in order. After you get cuddles, of course.

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  11. Yes, definitely a little bugger. He is the enemy. An introoder. How dare the Mommy take care of him and be nice to him! We say give her sum demerits and then when YOU feel like it, let her give you sum scritches and luffin. A little warning bitey wouldn't be inappropriate, either. Good Luck and Happy Sunday!

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  12. That nosey neighbor cat sounds like a real trouble-maker!!

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  13. Hiya Nerissa,
    It is strange that your peep acted differently during this week and in such an unacceptable way! You think the nosey neighbor cat did something to your peep?
    Purrs

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  14. Next time we will lend you our Julie. She'll take care of that neighbor cat for you, no problem.

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  15. Aw, we're sorry your mom was mixing with that cat.. but it sounds like she was being a nice neighbor, maybe you can cut her a tiny bit of slack?

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  16. Oh dear Nerissa! That nosey neighbor cat has a lot of nerve to actually think that he could breathe your air and enjoy your sun puddles! Shame on his unacceptable behavior, you should really feel sorry for him. I am so sorry you had to deal with such a trouble maker! At least things are back to normal
    Lots of love purrrs and forgive your peep for being in cahoots with nosey neighbor cat. Xoxo have a purrfect Sunday

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  17. Disgusting! How could your human do that?

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  18. Well it's nice that your peep helped out the neighbors while they were away but HONESTLY! Coming home smelling like "that other cat" ??? Rather rude......at least it sounds like everything's back to the way it SHOULD be now that the neighbors are back home. Humans - they sometimes just don't get it do they?!

    Kitty hugs, Sammy

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  19. Your peep sounds like she could share my Mom's DNA. What is it that they have to schmooze all over neighbor kittehs when they haz us? Confoozing! Hugs on the whole snarly mess, Niss.

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  20. we enjoyed reading your story even though it may have been difficult for you to endure all of it.

    hugs and we missed you. our peeps are back from a month long vacay so we're back to blogging.

    emma and buster

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  21. hard when our staff come home smelling of others we don't even know! At least you know your neighbor cat...Mom and Dad come home every weekend, 3x Sat and 3x Sun, smelling like some cat named Sasha!!! Who the heck is she???...I ask...they don't tell me...staff...back to the Garfield Peep Training Manual...sigh...Savannah

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  22. Mowzers, Nerissa, dude! Those are Serious Infractions! Better make sure the peep knows the cuddles are given IN SPITE OF certain Unacceptable Behaviours!

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