Sunday, 18 January 2015

feverish

Have you even looked outside, Peepers?  It's minus ten or fifteen degrees out there. MOUSES!

Sometimes I wonder 'bout my peep.

There I was yesterday, mindin' my own business, socializin' on social media, when Peep #1 started haulin' out bags of potting mix and whatnot. She was plannin' on doin' a little gardenin' but the garden was covered in a blanket of snow on account of it bein' winter and all.  Again I say, MOUSES!

If Peep #1 was thinkin' it was spring already, Peep #1 was definitely feelin' unwell 'cause the weather was anythin' BUT spring-like.  The weather outside was frightful.  But my dear...  Oops! Sorry 'bout that.  Those lyrics just popped into my head for some reason.

Anywho...  It was not spring.  It is not spring.  It's winter and this is Canada and there's snow, everywhere.  Plus, it's cold.  Really cold.  Colder-than-shiverin'-ice-cubes kind of cold.  Hmm... Do ice cubes shiver?  Bet they would if they were to step outside my front door yesterday 'cause it was that cold, for sure.  MOUSES!

Clearly, the peep was feelin' hot when the temperature was really cold so obviously, she was feverish.  Yup, that was the only way to explain it.  The peep had a fever.  She must have been bitten by the flu bug.

Now I don't know 'bout you but I have never seen one of these flu bugs, myself.  I'm thinkin' they're like fleas except instead, they're flues.

The peeps dab us cats on the backs of our necks with stinky stuff to prevent fleas from bitin' but there doesn't appear to be a preventative flu bug dabber stinky thing for peeps.  Oh sure, Peep #1 is known to wear stinky stuff but the stinky stuff she wears doesn't appear to protect her from the flu. First of all, she likes wearin' it.  Can't be effective if you like it, I say.  Secondly, she doesn't put it on the back of her neck.  She puts it on her wrists and behind her ears and calls it perfume.  It is stinky though.  I'll give her that.  MOUSES!

Nope, peeps have to have shots to prevent themselves from bein' bitten by the flues.  Once a year, peeps congregate in doctors' offices and pharmacies and allow other peeps to give 'em their flu shots and they do so...  willingly.  Crazy, huh?  MOUSES!

But Peep #1 never gets the flu shot.  The first peep claims she has never had the flu so she needn't bother gettin' the shot.  Let me tell you, next time Peep #1 takes me to my doctor for my shots I'm gonna use that same reasoning to get out of 'em.  If it works for the peep...

Unfortunately, I don't think that line of reasonin' will work for me.  Peeps are kind of known for their hypocrisy and whatnot.  Nope, that won't work for me, at all.  Dare I say it?  Yup, gonna have to. MOUSES!

Perhaps the peep had so far avoided bein' bitten by one of those nasty flu bugs but it appeared to me that this year, her luck had run out.  Like I said, she was clearly feverish and, judgin' by her actions, she was delusional, too.

I know what you're thinkin'.  How could I tell?

Well the freezin' temperatures outside coupled with the white stuff all over everythin', everywhere, indicated that that it was still winter and yet, the peep was clearly thinkin' that it was spring. That, my friends, is delusional behaviour.  There's no other way to describe it.  I was guessin' that after finally bein' bitten by one of those flu bugs, the peep had developed a fever.  Her fever had become so bad that she was startin' to hallucinate.  I was beginnin' to worry 'bout my peep.

I put my thinkin' cap on.  My thinkin' cap, you ask?  Yeah, it's a cap I have for thinkin'.  It's pink.  I like it.  MOUSES!

Anywho...  I put on said thinkin' cap and started thinkin'.  What to do...  What to do?

If the peep's fever was brought on by a flu bug, the peep must have brought flues into the house. The house would have to be treated as well as the peep.

Perhaps callin' an exterminator was in order.  An exterminator could exterminate the flues.  Yup, an exterminator was what was needed, for sure.  I looked up Daleks in the Yellow Pages but found nothin'.  MOUSES!

The next item on my to-do list was to call the doctor.  Hmmm...  Which one?  WHO?

Should I call my own doctor or the peep's?  My gut instinct was to call the peep's doctor but truth be told, I don't even know his name.  I do, however, know the name of my doctor so I decided to call her.  Perhaps she could give the peep a pill or somethin'.

But would the peep take a pill willingly?  Would I have to pill the peep?  Pill the peep like the peep sometimes pills me?  Perhaps I could call up that Karma person and ask her to pill the peep for me. I've heard she's willin' to do stuff like that.

Anywho...  I was just lookin' for my doctor's number when the peep came over to me and asked what I was doin'.  "Nothin'," I told her as I knocked the phone book onto the floor.  The peep bent down to pick it up and as she did, I touched her forehead with a paw.  MOUSES!

The peep's forehead was cool to the touch.  She wasn't feverish at all.  It didn't make sense.  Was she not suffering the ill effects of catchin' the flu?

Apparently, the peep did not have the flu.  Apparently, she had not been bitten by a flu bug at all. Apparently, she was sufferin' from somethin' else.  I breathed a sigh of relief that I had not found the number for those Daleks.  Nothin' good ever comes of calling them.

A weird mixture of spring and cabin fevers had brought on the peep's odd behaviour.  Whether it was spring fever with a touch of cabin or cabin fever with a touch of spring, we will never really know but either way, I was right about the fever.  Yup, I was right about that, for sure.  She really was feverish but it was a weird kind of fever that affects behaviour and not body temperature.

Hmm...  I wonder if they have a shot for this spring/cabin fever thingy.  Next time I'm in to see my doctor, I'll ask. Maybe she can give the peep a pill or somethin' or better yet, somethin' stinky to dab on the back of the peep's neck. I shall have to investigate this illness further to see if there are preventative measures to avoid future outbreaks. We need to prevent bringin' such ridiculous illnesses into my house.

And once more for good measure I must say - just 'cause I wanna and of course, 'cause I can - MOUSES!


49 comments:

  1. MOL! I'm not real sure there is any kind of shots to really help the peeps!

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    1. Yeah, I think you're probably right about that. *sighs* purrs

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  2. Whiskers, Mouse and the M&M crew18 January 2015 at 20:37

    Another hilarious blog, Nissy. I think Grammy caught that bug... she was laughing deliriously.

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    1. Has she been plantin' primroses, too? purrs

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  3. NEVER call the D aleks. Those lil things are just trouble all the way around.

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    1. Yup, trouble they are. Probably why they're not listed in the phone book. MOUSES! purrs

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  4. Nissy, it definitely sounds like cabin fever with a touch of spring. I have heard that it responds to pills being forced down the throats of the peep. Definitely has a bit of Karma going on there.

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    1. Perhaps my doctor will prescribe some cabin fever pills. I'll give her a call. purrs

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  5. haha that would be the next youtube hit, you trying to pill the peep. Ugg to the cold, we hate it here.

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    1. MOUSES! I could be a movie star.... purrs

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  6. Hi Nerissa! We've been having strange temperature differences here in Pennsylvania. For a few days it will be so cold, below freezing, then rain will come and the temperature rise, and back down in the 20s. I've felt several times that I had a flu bug, but it stopped. I have some cabin fever, but February is coming and signs show it may be the coldest and snowiest month of the winter,

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    1. Weird stuff here, too. Saturday was FREEZIN'. Yesterday was a little milder. Today it is actually mild but rainin' and super windy. The driveway is a sheet of ice. Gonna dig out my ice skates, for sure. purrs

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  7. Da important question - wuz da Peep plannin on plantin nip?

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    1. That IS the most of important question of all, isn't it. Actually, she was plantin' prirmoses and let me tell you, I already have an Auntie Primrose and one Auntie Primrose is enough! She has the tortitude gene, for sure. Peep says nip plantin' comes later in the year. purrs

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  8. At least your human didn't have the flu, Nerissa! Mine has been sick (not the flu, though), and it is a lot of work to take care of a sick human!

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    1. Sure do hope your human is feelin' better now, Summer. I read your advice on carin' for sick peeps and it was great. I've made notes for future use. purrs

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  9. You are just too funny, Nissy. It might be a little *too* early for spring fever, but winter won't last forever :)

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    1. TELL me about it. After well-below zero temperatures on Saturday, today, it's rainin'. MOUSES! purrs

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  10. You need to keep a close eye on her Nissy. I've heard that Cabin Fever can make the peeps do all sorts of strange things.

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    1. Thanks for the warnin', Flynn. I'll keep a close eye on that peep, for sure. purrs

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  11. Hey Nissy, as long as your Peep is getting your nip plants ready with all her stuff there, I would let her run the course of spring/cabin fever...did you ask her if she was going to include your important stuff as part of her plans?

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    1. Clooney, there wasn't a nip seed in sight. MOUSES! I did ask but she said it was too early for the nip. She was plantin' primroses, instead. But I have been promised full-sized growin' plants once the nurseries open but they won't be open 'til April or May. Don't know if I can wait that long. It's WAY TOO LONG to wait! purrs

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  12. Ha, sounds like an early cabin fever. I remember those Canadian winters all too well. No bugs here of any sort (knock on MOUSES wood) and our solution is deep duvet hibernation for all.

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    1. Sounds like an EXCELLENT solution, for sure! purrs

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  13. Yup that cabin fever can be bad. Our Peep gets nuts from all the bad weather. Hope your Peep gets better soon. It isn't any fun. Take care and have a good evening.

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    1. Not any better yet, I'm afraid. You should have seen what she was up to, today! purrs

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  14. I can see why you were so worried, that is odd to be getting ready to plant when it is so cold. Please visit us for a chance to win a stuffed grumpy cat- I know you are in Canada, it is open to everyone :)

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    1. Grumpy has a plushy? EXCELLENT. purrs

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  15. Hmm… that is peculiar behavior for sure. A call to the doctor is a MUST. That flu bug can get nasty, and you don't want to get stuck having to take care of the peeps when she's all sick and whiney and laying in bed. You've got to be proactive here, Nissy! Although maybe she was just DREAMING of being able to do some gardening...

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    1. I don't like dealin' with a whiny peep at any time. Standin' up, lyin' down... Either way, they're whiny. I should call the doctor right away, for sure. purrs

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  16. ...Hi Nerissa my peep says that our stove has the flu, and needs to be cleaned twice a year to stop such problems! A special flu peep has to come and do it too, sounds messy though. I'm not convinced that the stove does have flu as it isnt really alive, I think, but it might explain why its always going hot and cold? Anyways why not get Sivvers to whisk over to that doctor who peep for some special neck stuff for your peep i'm sure he can sort something out...he always does on that documentary...purrs

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    1. Your stove has an infestation of the flues? MOUSES! Who knew that could even happen? purrs

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    2. oh yes, I think its very serious too as peep says stoves going as soon as the weather warms up! purrs.... Maybe to a care home for sick stoves? I'm not sure but It certainly wouldn't be well enough to survive in Canada! purrs

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  17. It sounds like cabin fever ! You could maybe try to give your peep some nip to help her ? Purrs

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    1. Nip is the best cure-all of all. I'll see if I have some to spare. purrs

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  18. I can't believe she put you through all that!

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    1. Neither can I. Some peeps sure are inconsiderate, for sure. purrs

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  19. I can't believe people can't SEE temperature like we can. That must be awful for them. - Crepes.

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    1. Yup, peeps are temperature blind, for sure. purrs

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  20. Now Pillin the Peep would be something to see. You could sell tickets for that one.
    Yep. Glad the Peep is not suffering from that bug bite or what we call down in the states, Flu-ish.
    Purrs Nissy
    Oh by the way, Real Man-Cat can wear Pink Hats
    Timmy

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    1. It has been suggested that a movie like would be a YouTube hit. Do you agree? And yes, real mancats can wear pink. Shows we're confident in our manhood even after neuterin' and all. purrs

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  21. OMC Nissy so glad it wasn't the flu! The flu has been rampant here and people have been very very ill. Cabin Fever you can deal with.

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    1. Unfortunately this cabin fever thingy, peep has to just let it run its course. purrs

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  22. Whew! And we thought it was just our mom who has been acting goofy! We can live with her Spring Fever, especially if that makes her more toasty to snuggle with!

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    1. You're lucky. My peep is too busy plantin' stuff to make time for cuddlin'. MOUSES! purrs

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  23. Glad to hear the FLU bug wasn't at work in your house but you know, humans are susceptible to a lot of weird stuff - strange bugs like cabin fever and stuff that we'll NEVER understand. I've learned to just ignore all the moaning and groaning and carry on with my napping, nipping, and munching. I'll NEVER understand peeps - they are a strange and complicated species!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Well nappin', nippin' and munchin' need to be the priority, for sure. purrs

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  24. Oh Nissy maybe she wuz gunna pot you up sum gwass or nip to grow in da house. Ow mommy duz this all year long, no matter what it's llike outside. Like you, it's too cold fur growin anyfin' outside wight now, but mommy's potted up grass fur us da last 2 weeks. Hope yous get sumfin' outta da peeps weird behavior.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. No nip at all! Peep says it's too early for plantin' nip in pots that will go outside. Have to wait for spring for the nip. MOUSES! purrs

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