Sunday, 3 March 2013

another cat

Last weekend, the peeps went to an orchid show.  Well...  they were gonna go to an orchid show.  They got as far as the parkin' lot.  Well...  they couldn't actually find the parkin' lot.  That was the whole problem.  What really happened is that they got as far as drivin' past the building where the orchid show was bein' held.  I'm told, there was nowhere to park.  You either had to have a permit - which they didn't have 'cause no one in their right mind is gonna buy a permit for a whole year for just one afternoon - or muscles strong enough to pick up one of the cars already parked in the metered parking.  Even if my peeps did have those kind of muscles, I doubt their pickin' up cars would have been appreciated by the owners of those cars.  Peeps say maybe there was a parkin' lot somewhere but there were no signs pointing to it so they never found it.  Oh, there was one parkin' lot where they could have parked but neither of my peeps had taken their hikin' boots with them so that one was out.  Anywho...  bottom line is, they did not go to the orchid show.

Now, I was fully expecting that that ol' peep #1 of mine would come back home with a couple new orchids.  She really liked the one we cats gave her for Valentine's Day so I figured there would be a couple more on the horizon.  Since the show didn't happen, neither did the orchids.  Oh well. 

Instead of orchids, they went shopping for something else.  The peeps brought home...   they brought home...  they bought a...  a cat!

I already live with eleven other cats and let me tell you, the twelve of us are more than enough.  As it is, we've got that nosey neighbour cat visiting us all the time although he hasn't been over in over two weeks.  Hope he's okay and all.  Oh, I'm sure he is.  Just spendin' some time with his own peeps, I suspect.  But the point is, we don't need any more cats!  And that's just what I told my peeps when they arrived home with another one.

I just knew there could be trouble with the peeps travelling to the same town where that Valley WAAG Animal Shelter they love is housed.  I just knew it!  It was a recipe for disaster...  and I'm not talking 'bout a disaster like the time peep #1 was makin' butterscotch and she forgot to turn down the temperature on the stove and the whole house smelled like burnt sugar - which stinks, by the way - for...  for...  for like a year and a half or something like that.  That recipe wasn't nearly as disastrous as a recipe that would place my peeps in an animal shelter filled with kitties needin' homes.  When peep #1 said she had bought a cat and I knew she had been within walkin' distance of the shelter, my legs started quivering.  Yes, all four of them!  All at once!!!  I was like a bowl full of jelly, I was shakin' so much.

Then I thought to myself...  exactly where is this cat?  I don't hear any mewing goin' on.  No purring, either.  I don't even see a carrier or anythin'.  Just what kind of cat is this?

That's when peep #1 presented me with our new cat.  Turns out, he's a statue for the garden.  This isn't nearly so bad as I thought it could be.  This is a cat I can handle.  He doesn't eat my food or drink my water.  He has no interest in treats or cream.  Doesn't play with my toys or occupy too much of my peeps' time, either.  Yes, this is the cat for me!

I must say, he looks a whole lot like my brother, Rushton.  They're both about the same size.  The statue might be a tad bigger but it can't stand up on its hind legs and put its front paws on my peep's waist, like my brother can.  Peep says they weigh 'bout the same, too.  I wouldn't know though 'cause I've never picked Rushy up.  But the peep has, so she would know.  And they both have a mane, just like a lion.  You know...  Rushy's mane is most obvious when he's standin'.  When he's lying, he doesn't look nearly so much like a lion.  Weird, huh? 

Of course, the statue and my brother have their differences, as well.  Rushy is orange whereas this new cat is light stone or grey coloured.  Also, Rushy is made of cat whereas this new one is made of...  ummm....  of uh...  of somethin' else.  That's the biggest difference of all, I should think.  Peep hasn't named him or anything but I'm thinkin' of callin' him Mr. C.  Maybe I'll come up with somethin' better, later on. 

Peep says he'll probably live with the hostas and white bleedin' hearts and honeysuckle in the summer.  That's a good spot, I think.  Plenty of room with those hostas and stuff and, most importantly, if he's in the garden he won't be vying for peep #1's lap or attention or anything.  Yes, that's the most important thing of all.  Absolutely and definitely the most important thing.  Don't you agree?  Rushton does.  I already asked him.

41 comments:

  1. Hunh, why couldn't my Mommie brought home a kitty like that instead of Callie?

    Sassy

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  2. That is a big brave lion!!

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  3. Whew...you dodged THAT bullet. Allie wishes Faraday had been that kinda cat, MOL!

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  4. That is a great cat. It will look good in the garden with all the plants. And you can go visit him or her. Have a Super Sunday.

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  5. we want one!Love Helen, Darcy and Bingley xxx

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  6. That big cat has a very stoney face, but he might warm up soon!

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  7. The only cat, with a heart of stone.

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  8. Phew thank goodness for that you had me worried for a second then Nerissa,xx Speedy

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  9. He IS very like Rushton! At least you won't have to share your food with him.

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  10. I feel like you dodged a bullet, Nerissa!

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  11. I like your new cat.

    No parking. Permits. Yikes.

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  12. Whew,that was close!!
    We were thinking ,living ,breathing cat too :o
    Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
    Treasure,Tiger,JJ and Julie

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  13. Thanks COD ! Not a real kitty !
    I almost take note . Not allowed pawrents go to buy orchids...tee heh

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  14. Well if ONLY Dad had found one of those kitties instead of RUMPY. Oh well... So it goes... On and on...

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  15. That was a near thing! The cat will look very nice in the garden.

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  16. Nerissa, looks to me like a win win situation!! Sorry about the orchids though! We have an orchid affic …. affishi ….. expert in our family :)

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  17. I need that Lion since our football team is the LIONS.....ship that baby on over....

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  18. LOL!! Rushton!! It's like staring at a doppleganger! We love the new kitty addition - he is mighty and powerful in a quite and stoney sort of way and will look ever so good in your garden! Yay! Awww we hope the peeps get to go to another orchid show soon! Take care
    x

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  19. Hey Nissy, your blog is as pawwwwwssssommmmme as ever !! Many thanks for mentioning our COLD WET NOSE DAY. We had the idea and want to see what people think. Want it to be world wide. Want people to send us bits on what they done etc. Will prob give it own blog. Love your bloggy pal, we better get to bed now HUGS XXX Felid & Jasper

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  20. Those kinda cats we can handle too. The ones that stay out in the garden.

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  21. We wouldn't mind having that cat live with us. He wouldn't steal our foods.

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  22. That was totally scarey! like yous me worries every time the pawrents goes out as Mommy has been mai]king noises about getting another cat (as me won;t play with Kozmo). She says if we gets somebody for Koz to plays with, he will leave me alone. As yous has so many cats at your house, would that really happen, or would they gangs up on me?
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. One can never tell 'bout these things. All depends on the cat, I suppose. I have a brother and a sister who are regular pains in my tail but, thankfully, they never get together and gang up on me. purrs

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  23. Why, you gots yourselves a SEE-ment cat, right thar. Yep, you sure do. Nice one too. Doesn't get into fights, doesn't eat your kibble, doesn't pee on the drapes. Good choice.

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  24. That's a "kitty" we won't mind having in our garden. The strong, silent AND NEVER hungry kind. Yup. We won't mind him at all.

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  25. Wow I think you had a lucky escape, the idea of having to share treats with another cat - I can sense your pain!

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  26. I think Rushton is more handsome! But I love the last picture =^.^=
    Purrs

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  27. Well I agree with you Nissy that you have more than enough cat-company around your house...but a "garden cat" - especially one that looks a LOT like Rushton, isn't so bad......Perhaps naming it Rushton, Junior????

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  28. Well, if you're going to have another brother, that looks like the very best spot for him, don't you agree? Mr. C can keep watch over those lovely garden flowers and not hog the peep lap like so many of us tend to do! Sounds like spring is coming. We hope the next time we see Mr. C, he's surrounded by spring things! Purrs...

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  29. You really had me worried there, Niss. Another kitteh! OMC! But... I was informed today that my pawrents have decided to keep one of the stray kittehs. And she's here in MY OFFICE right now! Putting her stink all over MY STUFF! Saw pawprayers for me, buddy. And tell your furends to stop by and say hi to me on my blog cuz I haz a feeling dis new kitteh is gonna get talked about. www.wonderpurr.com

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  30. I must miaow that the stone lion is pretty cool !!
    XOXO

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  31. aiiee!! Nissy!! You had me worried! I had sweaty paws! Thank Cod it is a statue...otherwise you would be same as Katnip Lounge Mob...a baker's dozen MOL! Make sure Tobias reads my blog post tomorrow, Tuesday, 'Kay???

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  32. Say, you don't think Mr. Stoney there is a REAL kitteh that some evil witch put some kind of spell on do you? I mean, that stuff just happens in fairy tales, right? Right? Huh. I better watch my behavior around here. I mean, I don't THINK it could really happen but better safe than sorry.

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  33. You had me worried for a moment Nerissa!!

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  34. That is one cool cat statue! Our Mommy was looking for a poodle statue to put on OBI & Luke's resting place. The most kitties our Mom and Dad had at one time was eleven! =^Y^=

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  35. Do you think I could come over and check that guy out? The Human has the flu or something and she's soooooo boring today.

    I loved reading Tobias's story at Savannah's today!

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    1. Of course! Come on over!!! We have treats and cream - uh, do you like cream? - and all sorts of yummies. I'll get the ol' peep to break out the good china for us and everythin'! purrs

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  36. We were very worried for you for a minute! We is glad the new cat isn't made of cat!! We hopes the new cat enjoys your garden :)

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  37. That is a very cool cat statue! But Rushy is so much cuter!

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    Cindy
    Universal Cats

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  38. Oooo my, that's a fiercely looking cat...it will keep birds away...
    not good...stop window watching too! Meow...Miss Kitty

    http://shespoketome.blogspot.com/
    We would love having you join us too...we're your new follower!

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