Wednesday, 13 August 2014

too much of a good thing

Can you have too much of a good thing?  Oh yeah.  It's true.  You can take my word on that.  I know from personal experience.

Of course, it does all depend upon the thing. There are some things of which one can never have too much.  Take for example...  nip.

One can never have too much nip. There isn't enough nip in the world for there to be too much nip.  There isn't enough nip in the universe for there to be too much nip.  There's just never enough nip.

Oh sure...  I have a few nip-filled biff-bags here and some nip-mice there but why stop with those? What about pillows?  Comforters?  The very mattresses, themselves?  Can you imagine drifting off to sleep on a nip-filled mattress with your head resting on a nip-filled pillow and keeping you warm, a comforter filled with the nip?  Bliss.

If my peeps wanted to do somethin' really nice for me, they would make that happen.  MOUSES!

And while we're discussin' the nip, I'd really like to know why my meals aren't bein' served with nip garnishes on the side.  A few sprigs of nip would really spruce up that plate of grilled tuna, you know?  Of course you do.  And a bowl of iced nip tea would be very refreshing on a warm summer day.  And in the winter, some hot nip cider would be lovely.  Or some nip-infused warm milk to lull me to sleep on my nip-filled mattress with my head resting on my nip-filled pillow with a comforter filled with the nip, wrapped around me, keepin' me warm and toasty.

Like I said, if my peeps wanted to do somethin' really nice for me they would make that happen. Again I must say, MOUSES!

If I had my way, nip would grow everywhere.  There would be nip growin' in the lawn.  Scratch that. The very lawn itself would be comprised of nip with just a little grass, here and there, for occasional munchin'.  Nip growin' with weed-like abandon.  I only wish!  It would be beautiful.

Gosh, I sure do hope my peeps are takin' notes on this.

But back to the stuff of which one can have too much.  Take for example...  cuddles.

It's true.  One can have too many cuddles.  That Peep #1 of mine is constantly pickin' me up and cuddling me.  Mornin', noon, night...  It doesn't make any difference to her.  There is no room in the house that is safe from a cuddle.  I'll be standin' there in the kitchen waitin' for a snack and the next thing I know, she's scoopin' me up in her arms and cuddlin' me.

Sometimes I wonder if she's gonna cuddle the fur right off my back. Seriously.  After those cuddling sessions, she's covered in my fur.  It's all over her.  One day, I'm gonna emerge from a cuddlin' as bald as bald can be and Peep #1 is gonna be lookin' like a sterling silver - some say platinum - tabby cat.  MOUSES!

And it's not just the cuddles.  Oh no, she doesn't stop there.  There's all the kissing and the oohs and the ahhs and the I-love-you-sweeties that accompany those cuddles.  I know she means well and everything but seriously, it's bad for my mancat image.  I mean, she already gave me a girls' name.  How much more can my mancat image take?

And do you know what else?  SHE.  EVEN.  DOES IT.  IN PUBLIC.

That's right, my friends.  Peep #1 will pick me up, outside.  In the driveway.  Or the front lawn - which, by the way, is not filled with catnip growin' with weed-like abandon.  She'll pick me up where all the world can see.  And she'll smother me with kisses.  And cuddles, too!  All the while oohing and ahhing...  It's so embarrassing.  It's humiliating, for sure.  Again I must say, MOUSES!

But as embarrassing and humiliating as those public cuddle sessions are, there are other things out there...  out there in this vast universe...  and in other, parallel universes, as well.   Things of which one can - even more easily - have too much.  Take for example...  neighbour cats.  Nosey neighbour cats, in particular.

For two weeks, my Peep #1 looked after that nosey, nosey neighbour cat, who happens to be my neighbour.  For two whole weeks, she was trottin' over to his house every mornin' and lettin' him out and inviting him over to mine.  For two whole weeks, she would take him back to his house every evening and make him his dinner - which, by the way, may very well have had a nip garnish on the side.

And do you know what else?  SHE EVEN GAVE HIM CUDDLES.

It's true.  Now, I know what you're thinkin'.  You're thinkin' that I should be grateful to that nosey neighbour cat for puttin' up with some of the cuddles of which I was clearly havin' too many.  You're thinkin' that nosey neighbour cat was actually doin' me a favour.  You're thinkin' that I should probably thank nosey neighbour cat for puttin' up with the cuddles and kisses, easing my burden of bein' overly cuddled and kissed.  MOUSES!

Well...  Well I'm not thinkin' that.  Not thinkin' that at all.  Those cuddles and kisses were clearly meant for me.  They were clearly meant to be mine.  Those cuddles and kisses were from MY peep and not his.  I'm thinkin' that nosey neighbour cat is a thief and was stealin' my cuddles.  My kisses, as well. Again I must say, MOUSES!

Good news is, nosey neighbour cat's peeps are back from their vacation. Bad news is, I'm once more bein' smothered in cuddles.

34 comments:

  1. Nerissa, I think the best thing is to stick with the nip inventory and not keep so much track of the cuddles and where they are going.

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  2. If you can you have too much of a good thing ?!
    If you ask my mom-person you can NOT pick to many Black Berries :)

    XOXO

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  3. She should give ya nip garnishes if she are gonna cuddle ya dat much.

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  4. .... you may be a bit - just a tiny bit - obsessed with nip, Nissy....

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  5. Oh Nissy just where duz me stawt. MOL Me guesses first me will say yous wight one can nevew hav too much nip!!! But meez wuldn't want me beddin' made wiff it, cuz meez dusn't feel much like sleepin' when meez takes a whiff of nop. MOL And altho' weez not hav a lawn full of it, weez du hav a gawden where it grows like weeds. Weez purretty blest dat way. :) And meez luvs da cuddles and kisses and can nevew get to many. Meez twies to get 'em 24/7 but sumtimes mommy's duin' fings dat it just dusn't work. Meez not know why she has to tell me to get down when hers is on da hooman pawdee box, but hers just not so much into givin' me cuddles and luv wight then. MOL Anyways, maybe yous will get mowe nip and soon. Hav a pawsum day handsum.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi

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  6. Nissy Mom tries to cover me in kisses but I wiggle too much so I make her put me down on the ground.

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  7. Nissy, I think you have to take it like a mancat. These humans are absolute terrors for the cuddles!!! Be brave. Be resolute! Xox

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  8. Nip on the side sounds great! Oh, and Nerissa, we love your name!

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  9. dood....may bee de naybor kitteh N ewe can get a sekrit nip gardin growin, then make clothin outta it, sew noe matter who de peep picked up N cuddled.... her wood be a plyin nip ta yur purrsonage... coz her bee wearin a nip blouse...ya could start a hole new trend...ya noe how crazed peepulz & fashion sense iz.... ♥♥♥ !!

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  10. Looks like the neighbor cat wasn't excited about all the cuddles either. Most of us don't like cuddles either. But some of us do enjoy them. You all have a wonderful evening.

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  11. NIP? Um...did you say NIP?????????????
    The Florida Furkids

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  12. Humans....really what can you do with them! Sometimes I don't know why our feline bosses put up with us.

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  13. I think we need to discuss an Inpurrvention on da nip, Niss. You starting to get kinda obsessive. As for the cuddle thief...you know you're the favorite wif your Peeps. Always will be.

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  14. We think nip everywhere sounds like a great idea, too, Nissy. Is that bad?

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  15. Be brave, Nissy ! And slow down with nip, it looks like you're a little bit addict ! Purrs

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  16. Nosey Neighbor Cat must be so relieved his peeps are back...unless THEY are just like your Peep#1!

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  17. Nissy my pal...me thinks you do protest too much. I do wish I will someday allow all that cuddlin' you get

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  18. Well Nissy, you won't like me saying this too much but,,,,, did you ever think that maybe you are getting hugs and loves extra for the kitties that don't get them, never get them , are out on the street looking for their own food to live. Take the hugs and kisses and be happy with them and send them off in your teleportation device to kitties that have not been saved yet and could use a little lovin'. Just a suggestion you adorable cat!!!!!

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  19. I nominated you for an award for Most Influential Blogger so quit your complaining-LOL.

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  20. We'd say, if Peep #1 isn't making her girl-named man-cat wear a tiara that life isn't too terrible. We do agree that more nip is in order, however. We think every time you get picked up, cuddled or kissed, you should get nip as well. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Your mum makin' you wear a tiara? purrs

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  21. Reading todays post some people may say you are never satisfied - I wouldn't but typist, well she might!

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    1. Do you think so? Hmmm... I shall have to ponder upon this, for sure. purrs

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  22. OMC, Nissy -- you are so right. Nip everything would be so PAWESOME! I can only hope that my mom took notes from this post.
    Though we don't understand the cuddles thing - we can never get enough. Well... we take that back. Caster isn't the biggest cuddle fan, but Sophie and Sampson could cuddle ALL day!! Delilah and Sassy are pretty cuddly too. We agree that it was rude of Peep#1 to love on the neighbor cat -- the audacity!!

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  23. Well Nissy, think you better start small on the nip. A nice pillow to cuddle and a few dozen plants placed in strategic places, then maybe you won't mind the cuddles so much. Your Peep probably tried cuddling the neighbor kitty because he looks like such a crab!
    Marty

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  24. Oh I SO agree! Especially about the cuddles part! You can never have too much cuddles!!! I'm sure my kitties would agree about the nip too!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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  25. I think you need more nip, Nissy. Then the cuddling wouldn't be so bothersome...
    Neighbor's cat looks full of cat a tude. I had to spell it like that because the darn computer keeps correcting it to "certitude". And I'm certain I didn't mean to say that!

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    1. He has certified tude, for sure. purrs

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  26. We are terribly embarrassed for you. Too many cuddles? And in public? You need to trade your human in for someone who ... Wait, what are we saying? An occasional cuddle is great and since some cats never get a cuddle, you can save yours up and give them to needy cats.

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  27. Well look at it this way, he could have been stealing your nip. Better he get a few cuddles than the nip stash. And by the way, we agree there can never be enough nip.

    Purrs,
    Cindi Lou & The Kitty Krew

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  28. But Nerissa... Cats DESERVE too much of a good thing ;-) Have a great weekend.

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  29. Boy oh boy... we sure do agree with you on the cuddles thing - our human is relentless and there is SEVEN of us. She likes to be fair with her loving, so the whole freaking day is nothing but a love fest... Ugg... nauseating to say the least... But, she means well, we suppose... plus she feeds us, gives us toys, and keeps our litter clean. Guess it's just something we cats have to deal with... the curse of being so irresistible!

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  30. Hmmm you're not keen on the cuddle's thing well best not let my mum see you then she loves the cuddle thing then again so do I Nissy and I'm not for sharing much either...hehehe,xx Speedy

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