Sunday, 17 February 2013

a tail of two kitties

It was the best of times.  It was the worst of times.  Awww... who am I kidding?  It was the BEST of times for sure!

It was Thursday and the peeps had to run some errands which were pretty much gonna take up most of the afternoon.  I had peep #1's lap booked for tummy tickles and ear scritches for that night while we watched The Big Bang Theory, together.  The peep promised me that she would be back in plenty of time so I said it would be okay for her to do her errands.

Now, I have to explain something.  For several days prior to this, that nosey neighbour cat had been in my house.  That's right...  in my house...  for several days!  The peeps had let him in at some point during the previous weekend. Well, he went and made himself right at home - right there in my house - and refused to leave!  Could you believe it?  And it gets worse.  One night, he thought he'd venture into my family room.  I mean...  it's bad enough that he's in my house, eatin' my food, usin' my litter boxes and breathin' my air but then he wants to hone in on my personal time and space with my peeps, too?  MOUSES!!!

Well, on Thursday morning, nosey neighbour cat went outside.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!!!  It was a mild and perfectly acceptable day for a cat to be out.  The peeps were hopin' he'd venture across the street to his own house.  That's right...  he has a house.  And it's a perfectly good house.  And he has his very own peeps and they're super-duper nice.  His mom is actually a friend of mine.  That's right...  even though I'm pretty cautious with strangers, I let nosey neighbour cat's mom gaze upon me and say nice things 'bout me and whatnot.  She's a nice mom.  Don't know why he's always comin' over my house when he has a perfectly good mom of his own.  MOUSES!

Anywho...  the peeps knew they were gonna be gone all afternoon and nosey neighbour cat was outside so they left the kitchen window closed.  My fur-family and I were all inside my house and nosey neighbour cat was outside my house and I just knew in my heart this was gonna turn out to be a good day.  I was able to eat and drink and play with my toys with no sign of a nosey neighbour cat on the horizon.  Ahhh....

By the time the peeps got home, it was late and already dark.  Guess who was outside my back door, waiting to get in.  That's right...  nosey neighbour cat.  But do you know what happened next?  Peep #1 spoke nicely to him and told him they were gonna go to his house.  She called to him and nosey neighbour cat got up on all four paws and went to the peep.  Then, if you can believe it, he walked with the peep back to his own house.  I wouldn't have believed it myself had I not seen it with my very own eyes.  There the two of them were, walkin' side by side, down my driveway, across the street and up his driveway to his door.  Nosey neighbour cat's mom came to the door and picked up that cat and - I am told - he just sort of melted into her arms.  Happy as a clam to be home, he was.  Happy as a clam!  Hmmm...  are clams really happy?  That's what they say.  Bet they're not happy at clam bakes though.  Just thinkin'... 

Why the peep never thought of takin' that nosey neighbour cat back to his own house before, I will never understand but my point is, nosey neighbour cat was then in his very own house again with his very own peeps.  Once again, I had my peeps all to myself.  Glorious, I tell you...  GLORIOUS! 

But the best part of the day was still to come.  The car was loaded up with stuff gathered durin' the peeps' errands.  It was pretty good stuff including a whole whack of tins containing some of my very favourite kinds of food.  All those bags had to be brought inside the house and it was gonna take a whole lot of trips back and forth between the car and the back door to do it.  I decided to help the peep.

It was exactly one degree, Celsius, below zero which is a perfectly comfortable temperature for an evening romp.  Clouds prevented the moon and the stars from lightin' up the yard but the back door light was on and its light was bein' reflected every which way by the snow.  And that snow had a kind of crusty surface 'cause it had been melting a little during the days and then freezing again each night.  All that meltin' and freezin' makes a nice solid surface upon which a cat can walk.

I spent the next fifteen or twenty minutes running back and forth between the car and the house with my peep #1.   Sometimes I was right there beside her, she on the path and I on the snow.  Sometimes I was just a little ahead of her, walkin' on the path myself.  I meowed to my peep the entire time, tellin' her 'bout my day and whatnot.  And I told her how proud I was of her, gettin' that nosey neighbour cat to go back to his own house.  The peep said I was prancin'.  I was just so happy.  I guess my happiness accounts for the lightness of my step.

Ahhhh....  it really and truly was the best of times.  The very, very best.  Know what I mean?

32 comments:

  1. What a day.....we are glad your peeps were nice to the nosy neighbor cat, but glad he went home too..... it is good to be happy!!

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  2. Why does the noisy neighbor cat like you so much ?
    Sounds like you had a really nice walk.

    I think if you always come back inside when the peeps call you, they'll let you go out and enjoy the fresh, but cold, air.

    My purr gang doesn't understand that thus, they go out on leashes. I know, sounds bad but it's the only way I let my gang outside.

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  3. Neighbor cat seems to have the best of TWO homes, Nissy.

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  4. Some cats figure out how to be neighborhood cats. It sounds like this cat is one of them. We're glad you were nice and such a good host to your guest :)

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  5. So Noisy Neighbor cat is where he belongs so all is right in your world and my world...well Mum and Dad are home where they belong so all is right in my world too!xx Speedy

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  6. We can't understand why you didn't give your nosy neighbour cat a good whap.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  7. That Nosey Neighbor Cat is a moocher! He sounds like he is a little rude.

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  8. Yes that is the best of times when an interloper goes back to their own, er, lope, yeah, that's it, send em packing to the old lopestead.

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  9. Well that is so nice to hear a happy story and that you had such a good day and the nosey neighbor cat went back to his own house. Good ending. Take care.

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  10. I glad u didn't getted into a fite with that dude.

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  11. Nerissa I'm so glad your "visitor" decided that his home was the place he should be and is no longer invading your territory ... just be wary that, now he knows what wonderful "peeps" you have, he might be back ... suggest you get a time lock on your larder!

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  12. My goodness, that was a good time and you were very, very busy! Plus, your neighbor cat is back where he belongs!

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  13. Nerissa, thank cod we don't have any nosey neighbor cats in our 'hood.

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  14. I actually like nosy neighbor cat ....he's got gonads :)

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  15. That was a really enjoyable story, glad it ended well for you. You kitties are really nice and tolerant letting the nosy neighbour cat hang out like that! Is that a picture of the culprit...the grey guy that looks like me? (Maybe the peeps let him hang out cause he's handsome?)

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    1. That most certainly IS a picture of the guilty culprit. And do you know where he is in the picture? That's a picture of nosey neighbour cat sitting on top of MY refrigerator in MY kitchen! MOUSES!!!

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  16. Nerissa, your peep did a fine job talking the neighbor cat into his own home, so you don't had to share the cuddling, space and food with him. I don't like my neighbor cat either, but granny says, he is nice, so you'd be nice to him too ;)

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  17. Sounds like two homes are better than one. LOL. Have a marvelous Monday.
    Best wises Molly

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  18. What a lot you have to suffer! I feel for you pal

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  19. Hi Nissy.....glad you got your own domain back to normal with Nosey Neighbor Cat's return to his OWN domain. Guess he was just taking a bit of a vacation from his own family....he knows a friendly cat bed & breakfast when he sees one!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  20. Sometimes you can only hope your humans understand what the deal is!

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  21. We are definitely brothers from a different mother ( or Gals :) ) BiG Bang Theory, that's all I need to hear..BOL Our neighbors cat pops in and nicks Alfie foods, he doesn't even chase him off, he'z weird..BOL xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  22. That was the BEST of times for you Nerissa..and your mom was so smart to take Nosey kitty home. Maybe he wanted to see if your mom could cuddle as well as HIS mommy..

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  23. Wow, good thing that nosy neighbor finally ended up at his home!

    Oink oink,
    Katie and Coccolino the mini pig

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  24. OMD so glad you got rid of your intruder at last!

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  25. SHEESH! Humans can be so SLOW to return kitties.

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  26. What a fabulous ending to your story!

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  27. Now that was a furry exciting story. Me knows how yous feels about your nosey neighbor cat - that's the way me feels about Kozmo!
    And me loves to talk to my peeps when they brings stuff inside when they is gone all day too!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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  28. Nerissa, I just lubbded your story! It had suspense, and drama and a happy ending for efurrykitty and Peep! Silly nosy neighbor cat! At least he wented home now and you have your Peep to yourself while you snuggle and watch your favorite show (and maybe have a snack, huh? huh? Huh????)

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  29. Phew! We have nosy neighbor dogs, but no cats.
    Very glad it ended well!
    ; ) Katie

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  30. Do you think maybe your Nosy Neighbor Cat was kinda in luff with your Mommy a little bit?

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    1. Hmmm... Well.... She's really not all THAT loveable. Know what I mean? purrs

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