Sunday, 14 July 2013

the adventure continues...

Previously on the Dash Kitten blog....  "Hurrying out of the shop I sped home and placed the valuable book, with its sprig of ‘nip on the transporter toaster… I pressed the button, thanking Cat that our Toaster Transporters were compatible….. and with a reassuring * ding * it vanished…."

Padding through the kitchen, Nissy heard the unmistakable sound of the ding of a toaster.  "Who's makin' toast at this hour?" he wondered.  "It's the middle of the night.  Peeps are asleep."  He sniffed the air, "and I don't smell anything burnin', either.  Can't be
                                                                                       toast." 

Hopping onto the counter to investigate, he found sitting next to the toaster, a very old book covered in dust.  Nerissa peered at the toaster.  The button in the centre showed a map of the Earth and on that map, New Zealand was glowing.  "It's not toast at all.  Dash sent me a book through the transporter.  Must be Dash.  He's the only cat I know in New Zealand with a transporter compatible with our toaster."

Nissy pushed the book onto the floor before hopping down, himself, and from inside the book, out fell a sprig of green.  Nissy sniffed it.  He sniffed again.  One more sniff and the fur on the back of his neck stood straight and his tail puffed.  "Whoa!  That's SOME nip!" he exclaimed.  But there was something strange about this nip.  It smelled like nip although it was far more potent than any nip he had experienced before.  And it didn't look right.  It didn't look like nip at all.  

Quickly he ran into his office and pawed open his copy of Flora and Fauna of Zealandia.  Finding the chapter on Nepeta, he quickly scanned the pages.  He studied the picture of Nepeta ubiquitalis.  Nope, nope, that wasn't it.  Hmmm...  "WAIT A MINUTE!" he cried.  "This is...  is it?  No...  YES!  This is Necata canipbis!"

Nissy sat back on his haunches.  In his paw, he was holding a piece of Necata canipbis.  As everyone knows, Necata canipbis is the most important species belonging to the genus Necata, closely related to the genus Nepeta but found only on the long lost continent of Zealandia and believed to have become extinct with the sinking of the Zealandian continental shelf.  Nissy knew from reading ancient history books that from this genus, evolved several other modern-day genera including Nepeta but no actual species of Necata ever escaped the destruction of Zealandia.  And yet...  here he was...  holding a sprig of it in his paw.

"PEEPERS!  PREPARE MY TELEPORTATION DEVICE!"  There was no reply.  "MOUSES!  The peep is asleep.  I'll get Seville to help me with this."

Sitting on the book sent from Dash with the sprig of Necata canipbis tucked into his fanny belt, Nissy explained to Seville what needed to be done.  "Okay bro, this nip is gettin' to my head and I'm in no state to drive.  You're gonna have to operate the controls from here.  Just get me to Savvy's house on the west coast and she can take it from there.  She's not affected by the nip, you see."

"Got it.  Don't worry Niss, I'll get you to Savvy's.  I'm revvin' up the egg beaters now."  Seville started to spin an egg beater with a paw while holding onto a whisk with his tail and waving it around in the air.  "What time do you wanna get to Savvy's?  I can make some minor adjustments in the space-time calculations and get you there a little earlier if you like."  Seville used a hind leg to move about the ice cubes in the frying pan to make an adjustment.

"No, don't fiddle with the time waves.  Just get me there in one piece.  And what's with the whisk?"  Nissy shook his head.  Every cat on Earth but his brother Seville knew that whisks were not used in the science of teleportation technology.  Whisks were for time travelling.

All of a sudden Nissy's head was surrounded by stars.  Bright lights flashed on and off and lines of light swirled about him as he teleported in a south-westerly direction.  Teleportation usually takes mere seconds but for some strange reason, this trip was turning out to be the longest teleport he had ever experienced.  The ride was bumpy.  He had encountered some sort of turbulence and it was slowing him down.  He was tossed to the right and then tossed to the left and hit his shoulder on the kitchen cupboards.  Nissy was caught up in some sort of alternate dimension in which elements of both his kitchen and Savvy's house were present.  "Darn that Seville!  He's messing about with that whisk, I bet.  He's usin' it to play with the time lines."

"You've gotta help me Seville!" Nissy hollered.  "Slow down the egg beaters!  SLOW DOWN THE EGG BEATERS, MAN!!!"  Nissy hit his tail so hard on the floor that he was tossed up to the ceiling.  So was the book from Dash but in landing, somehow Nissy landed first and the book hit him on his head.  "TURN OFF THOSE EGG BEATERS AND FOR MOUSIN' SAKE, GET RID OF THAT WHISK!"

Suddenly the lights stopped flashing and the room went dark.  He had arrived.  Nissy had arrived at Savvy's house.  Teleportation was complete.

Stay tuned...  Our story will continue on Savannah's Paw Tracks, tomorrow.

37 comments:

  1. Oh my, such an adventure! Dang, we have to wait until tomorrow!?!?

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  2. Stella and Mayble loved your post. They listened with curious ears and were fascinated with the flashing video during the teleportation! Great work!

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  3. So glad to see you are writing again. I'll have to go to back issues and catch up. Great idea.

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  4. Wow! This is getting exciting. Must fire up the time travelling liquidiser. Can't wait till tomorrow.

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  5. great Scot!!!May be you should use magic closets that bunnies use instead much more reliable,xx Speedy

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  6. Goodness, this is all so exciting. What a trip. Sounds dangerous to us. Hope you make it all right. Take care.

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  7. It looks as though you are rushing headlong into an adventure - can you let us have a hint about what comes next?
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  8. Oh my goodness, we are on the edge of our seats waiting for the next installment of this adventure.

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  9. How come you haz such wonderpurr adventures? All I do in my garden is nap in a sun puddle, or on a cushion. Then it gets too hot and Ii haz to go back inside house. I need to move to your house.

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    1. Herman, my man... what you need is a teleportation device. You have any egg beaters?

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  10. What an adventure I cant wait for the next one tomorrow.. Just brilliant.. Hugs GJ x

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  11. Wow what an adventure. I enjoyed this very much and am on the edge of my seat waiting for the next one. Fabulous. Hugs GJ x

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  12. aiiieeeee!!! Nissy!! Not the whisk again!!!...runs to make sure there is a place for Nissy to land easily...I just know Nissy is gonna be a mess when he gets here....SEVILLE!!!

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  13. God Cod...next thing you know they'll be egg beaters and...we hesitate to say it...PINCERS in the paws of untrained teleporting cats!

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  14. We are waiting with bated breath (and we checked our spelling of bated). We hope you are not too scrambled when you arrive at Savvy's place.

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  15. I shall never look at kitchen appliances in quite the same way again!!

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  16. Very creative and what fun to move the story along from blog to blog. We can't wait for Savvy's portion to be really to read. have a great week. You have really peeked our interest. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  17. Hope everyone is rememberin' to click on the link at the top of the post to read part one of our adventure on Dash's blog. Don't wanna miss any of the story, right?

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  18. You have way cooler adventures then our old cats!

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  19. This sounds so very exciting - I waits for next chapter

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  20. OMC! This is the most eggs-citing story I ever read. I cannot WAIT for the next chapter!

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  21. Yikes, my life is so boring, I need a teleporter xx00xx

    Mollie and Alfie

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  22. My goodness what an adventure.....will await part three tomorrow! Loved that video of you on your bumpy ride Nissy....I don't think I could have managed without an accident (if you get my drift!).

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

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  23. Wow an exciting adventure. Can't wait for more. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

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  24. Golly Gee Whiskers!
    Necata Canipbis from Zealandia! What does this mean? Can there be other exciting finds, maybe even one of the lost cats of Zealandia? Oh My Cat!

    *Timmy runs off yelling: Cats, Cats, You will never believe this but...*

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  25. I miaow like Timmy Tomcat = Golly Gee Whiskers !
    Sounds furry interesting with Necata Canipbis from Zealandia !!

    P.S I´m not getting mad at you for laughing at my post about the spammers , I guess I would have done the same :)

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  26. Yikes. That gif of yours made Mommy see stars! MOL.
    We hope Savvy's driving is a whole lot better than Seville's!

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  27. Wow, what a teaser to end this chapter!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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  28. I never knew about the egg beaters. Huh. I wonder if an electric mixer would give it a little turbo charge?

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  29. dood...we iz lovin thiz storee.... !!!!

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  30. Whoa that's one exciting adventure for sure! I just LOVE the last photo (well, to be fair I love ALL of them) where Nissy is looking around. It's so cool!

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  31. Hey, we has read the two recent installments on Savvy's blog and can't wait for the thrilling conclusion. I sure hope you find that stuff, Buddy. Hey--your leg must be working real good now, eh?

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  32. OMC! What an adventure! That was quite a bumpy ride!
    I running to Savannah's place now!
    Purrs

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