Wednesday, 21 January 2015

slip slidin' away

As you may or may not have heard, Peep #1 caught a bug.  Not a spider or anythin' like that.  It's winter.  It's far too cold for spiders to be out and about in Canada at this time of year.  Plus, Peep #1 isn't really into the spiders so catchin' one would not be on the top of her to-do list. She says they're icky and I sort of have to agree.

But the peep did catch a bug. At first, I thought she had caught one of those flu bugs on account of her feverish and delusional behaviour but it turned out to be somethin' else.  It turned out to be a hybrid spring-cabin fever bug.  No known cure.  We have to let it run its course.  MOUSES!

So early Monday mornin', the peep was still in her delusional state brought on by this spring-cabin fever thingy, behaving like a maniac, when everythin' hit the fan.  Well...  to tell you the truth, there were no actual fans involved.  There were things hittin' things, however.  Let me explain...

Even though the garden was covered in snow, the peep was still feverishly plantin' seeds and whatnot, behavin' like it was spring.  Due to the spring component of her illness, she was completely oblivious to the fact that it was still winter.  Due to the cabin component of this fever, she decided to head outside.

Now over the weekend, the low temperatures - did I mention it was still winter? - had frozen everythin' solid.  Our driveway was a sheet of ice.  I was searchin' for those cat-sized ice skates I ordered last year when I heard the peep headin' out the door.  I called out to her to be careful of the ice but apparently, this spring-cabin fever thingy had affected her hearin'.  She didn't listen to me at all.

I took a break from searchin' for my skates to hop up onto the window ledge and watch the show.  It promised to be a good one....  Peep TV.

Peep #1 was out the door and headin' toward the garage in search of more plant pots.  She was off like a bolt of lightening 'cause the temperatures were climbin' and it had started to rain.  She didn't want to get wet or anythin'.  One never knows when rain might cause the unexpected meltin' of peeps.  Meltin' peeps is a messy business and should be avoided at all cost.

And I just want to clarify that the peep was like lightenin'.  Even though it had started to rain, there was no actual lightenin' in the sky.  Just clouds, rain and some wind.  Hmm...  clouds rain and lots and lots of wind, to be exact.

So the peep headed across the ice-covered driveway that was gettin' slicker and slicker by the minute due to the fallin' - and quite possibly, peep meltin' - rain when all of a sudden, Peep TV started to get really interesting.  Even though the peep's legs had stopped walkin', they were still movin'.  They were slippin'.  They were slidin'.  They were slip, slip,  slidin' away.  Pickin' up speed, Peep #1 was movin' faster and faster and then, before my very eyes, the peep took flight!  SHE WAS AIRBORNE.  She soared through the air, right across the icy driveway and landed with a thump.

You know, Peep TV never disappoints.  It's right up there with Bird TV and the Squirrel Channel.

Anywho...  Remember how I said stuff hit stuff?  Well the stuff doin' the hittin' was the peep and what was bein' hit was the ground.  Peep #1 did an Olympic-worthy, four-point landin' right there in front of the garage.  Two knees, left-front paw and her chin.  All four points smacked the ice, simultaneously.  The excitement was almost unbearable.  MOUSES!

Strugglin' to her paws...  feet...  whatever, Peep #1 stumbled into the garage to dig out the flower pots. Never let it be said that my peep is easily distracted.

Returning inside, flower pots in paw, the peep looked at me and mentioned something 'bout it bein' icy outdoors.  Somethin' about her flyin' across the driveway.  I told her I hadn't noticed so that she wouldn't feel too embarrassed 'bout the dirt on her chin.

But speakin' of flyin' stuff, did you hear 'bout those marmie brothers of mine?

The other day, Seville, Rushton and Anderson were hangin' out together, on the little landin' outside the kitchen window.  Now I should explain that my marmie brothers never hang out together for the sake of camaraderie.  Nope, nothin' comaraderous 'bout them hangin' out at all.  One moment they were all sittin' there, starin' at each other and then the next moment, fur started to fly.  There was marmie fur everywhere.  Then came the yowlin' and the howlin'.  Once Peep #1 shut up, my brothers started to growl.

Let me tell you, those marmie brothers of mine have tude.

But marmies aren't the only ones with tude.  Squirrels have tude, too.  You should see 'em, struttin' about, dancin' and prancin' around on my driveway.  They're actin' like they own the joint or somethin'.

And did you hear 'bout today bein' Squirrel Appreciation Day?  That's right, they have their own day. MOUSES!  Hmm...  I wonder if mice have one too?

Anywho...  Accordin' to a reliable source, today is the day for appreciating squirrels.  The same source has revealed that it's also a day to celebrate hugs and granola bars.  I guess it's a day to hug the neighbourhood squirrels and share a granola bar with 'em.

Nah...  doin' somethin' like that would be crazy, for sure.  Crazier than a squirrel makin' nut pies kind of crazy, if you know what I mean.  Granola bars?   I don't eat granola bars.  I, Nerissa the Cat, have never eaten a granola bar in my life because I am a cat and we cats don't like things like that.

And I never did find those ice skates of mine.  Where-oh-where did I put 'em? Gotta find 'em before winter is over and there isn't any ice left for skatin'.  I wonder if the peep hid 'em somewhere. I wonder...  Oh Peepers...  OH PEEPERS...  Have you seen those ice skates of mine?  Did you hide 'em somewhere?  You're not answerin' me?  Awww...  MOUSES!

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  1. WE sure hope you find those ice skates of yours, Nissy. And we hope that your Peep #1 feels better soon ... that ice incident sounds pretty horrible (even if it made for some entertaining Peep TV. Sending gentle purrs and prayers...

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    1. She's gonna be fine, I think. Few scrapes and bruises is all and no skin of MY nose, for sure. purrs

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  2. lmao oh peep tv like that is always great, maybe not so great for the peeps with the thump. We are just glad it isn't us.

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    1. All the great performers have to pay their dues, I think. Peep #1 says that way back in olden days when she was in school, she ended up with horrible bruises on her arms from bein' tossed onto stage durin' rehearsals. Those were way worse than anythin' from her performance on Peep TV. purrs

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  3. Dang, was that one of those slippery slopes we hear about?

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    1. Different kind but equally as treacherous, I should think. purrs

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  4. dood..we hope de peeps # 1 iz oh kay...if her triez ta claim injuree...whooz gonna feed ewe guys....they get like that ya noe...peeps due...all grumblin N complainin N whinee like wee babeez... N de next thing ya noe yur water dish lookz like itz been in de desert N de food dish haz knot seen kibble in DAYS....yea, we hope peepz # 1 iz oh.....for yur sake !! ♥♥

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    1. So far there have been no interruptions in our scheduled meals. Thank goodness for that! purrs

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  5. My dog says she appreciates skwerrils - after doin da shakey shakey.

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    1. What kind of 'em do you have over there? We have the big grey ones, here. purrs

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  6. We didn't join in the squirrel festivities, my hubby gets too mad at them always hanging around the bird feeders. We wouldn't mind one or two, but they always have to spread the news and now we have 5. I would like to give you a hug though Nissy.

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    1. I tried to hug a squirrel! They're harder to hug than you think. Very wriggly and uh... squirrelly, if you know what I mean. purrs

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  7. We hope Peep #1 feels better soon those bugs are everywhere these days!
    Now what's this about squirrels?

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Today was their day. They have a day! Could you believe it? purrs

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  8. Wait, wait wait. It's too cold for spiders this time of year in Canada? This is the first time the head peep thought that there was anything redeeming about any weather north of the winter weather north of the Maxon/Dixon line.

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    1. Yup, it may its ONLY redeemin' feature. Well, that and buildin' snowcats 'cause buildin' snowcats can be a lot of fun. purrs

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  9. Yep, that peep watchin must be really good when ice is involved

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    1. Oh yeah.... special feature, for sure. purrs

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  10. A day for squirrels???? My huskies will not appreciate this! hahha!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Don't worry... I'm sure there's a day for dogs, too. After all, doesn't every dog have his day? purrs

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  11. Ouch! I hope your human wasn't too badly hurt... aren't you gonna need her to promote your story in the anthology?

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    1. She'll survive... I think. And yes, I DO need her assistance this weekend. Gotta work on that e-mail we received regardin' the anthology. Peep said she might even be willin' to be interviewed WITH me. I, Nerissa the Cat, am not convinced it's a good idea. I mean, I'M the star of this family. You know? purrs

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  12. I am glad your peep didn't hurt herself too much. It sounds like she needs the ice skates.

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    1. I only ordered cat-sized ones. You think I should have ordered some for her, too? purrs

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  13. Squirrels with tude doesn't sound good! Just hope them mouses & spiders don't get wind of it, I'll be done for! purrs

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    1. Can you imagine? Can you imagine the havoc that would be caused by mice with mousatude? MOUSES! That would be... That would be... That would be... There are no words yet invented to describe that sort of thing. Hmm... Perhaps I should get out the ol' pen and paper and start inventin' some new ones! purrs

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  14. We're glad your peep didn't get hurt ! We didn't know about the Squirrel Day. Purrs

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    1. Yeah, she survived. No interruptions of meals or snacks, either! purrs

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  15. That must have been really great Peep TV and all but we still send some purrs that good old #1 gets over that fever of hers. Maybe if she is sufferin later in the week you could suggest expanding the nip acreage. An idea worth mentioning I must meow.
    Anyhoo now on to the meat of my commonsense comment.
    Give the Marms a wide berth on the earth. When a Marm, and I know as I am one, has not had the proper outlet of Nip or Noms or whatever happens to be the fancy of that there Marm they get quite furrational
    It has to do with the heat of the Orange going back into the inner space instead of out into the outer space.
    Yep
    Gotta keep em sepurrated until the lack is un lacking.
    OK Did my Marm support for this day
    Purrs
    Timmy

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    1. The heat of the orange, huh? And inner versus outer spaces? Hmm... So basically you're sayin' that if the peeps provide more nip, we should all be okay. purrs

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  16. I like the idea of squirrels hanging out together eating granola bars and hugging... That would be good squirrel TV.
    It was scary icy here Sunday morning. Glad your peep didn't get hurt. If your peep stayed outside on the driveway, maybe the squirrels would have shared their granola bars...

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    1. Squirrels are quite sharin'. They're always tossin' those acorns down on our heads. Guess that's they way of sharin' their food. purrs

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  17. We hope that the peep can find your ice skates so you can go out with her the next time she feels like skating! Our daddy did that once, on the walk outside our front door! We hope your peep didn't get severely hurt when she fell!

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    1. She's okay. Not like it's the FIRST time she's done somethin' foolish like that but... first time I saw it on Peep TV! purrs

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  18. Peep TV! We get a kick out of theese one! But we hope Peep #1 is okay, is she okay? Purrs to her...Sharing a granola bar with a squirrel, well that might be cool! We don't have any squirrels here and I sure miss them!

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    1. Yeah, she's okay. She's gonna survive. You have no squirrels, Clooney? None at all? MOUSES! 'Round here, we have the big grey (sometimes black) ones. We used to have little red guys but the grey ones scared 'em off. And, OF COURSE, we still have chippies, too. purrs

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  19. Hahaha, that must have been such a funny sight. Who would want to watch a Hollywood comedy when you can have Peep TV, right? I do hope she feels better, though. Have a healthy and warm weekend.

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    1. Yup, I'm really surprised that Peep TV has never managed an Emmy or two. purrs

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  20. Hehehehe sorry Nissy got to laugh the image of your peep flying hehehe
    They never listen do they,xx Speedy

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    1. No need to apologize. It was super funny, for sure. purrs

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  21. My kitties love Peep TV too! I hope that Peep #1 didn't hurt herself too badly when she took that spill. It's super icy around these parts too. Peeps don't walk so well on ice.

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    1. Don't worry, she survived. Still plantin' stuff, too! purrs

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  22. Uh oh! Hope the Peep is okay after that fall. That's great that you had such a great view of The Incident! Peep TV really is quite entertaining...

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    1. It really is. The world would be a better place if EVERYONE got to watch that ol' Peep TV, for sure. purrs

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  23. How thoughtful of your Peep to entertain you in this way - if she seems as though she'd like to try it again please let us know so we can teleport over and cheer her on.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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    1. Gonna rain tonight and tomorrow and then get really cold again, Monday so I'm expectin' a sequel to be released Monday afternoon. Come on over! I'll make sure we have nip on paw. purrs

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    2. Good grief, it's good your Peep didn't get hurt after she sailed through the air and landed with a thud! Ouch! Did she at least get all blue where she landed? I mean the peep now not the land! Your house is much more entertaining than ours - I think I'll move in with you and watch the fun!

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    3. Come on over! There are plenty of viewin' spots for sure. EVERY seat in the house is a good one for Peep TV, over here. purrs

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  24. Marmie fur everywhere MOUSES. Is Anderson the instigator? I hope your peep's ice capades have a happy ending.

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    1. Andy will deny it but marmie 'incidents' HAVE been on the rise since his arrival. On the other paw, Sivvers and Rushy had plenty of their 'moments' before Anderson appeared. Bottom line is, those marmies are tricky for sure. purrs

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  25. MOWZERS, peeps and ice don't really mix well (was she okay?) . Although yeah, we totally agree with you on the entertainment value of humans in general!!

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    1. Yeah, she's fine. Totally recovered. She's a resilient peep, for sure. purrs

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  26. Nerissa! You tell the best tales, ever! MOUSES! :-D Oh all the marmite fur! and the Peepcapades! Wow, too bad you didn't get that on film. It'd be Cat Tube Gold.
    Hugs, pretty girl!

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    1. I know! Somethin' like that on film? I'd be lookin' at an Oscar, for sure! purrs

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  27. Holy Moley Nissy, the Marmies will have no furs LEFT of they keep this up and your Peep is fortunate to have blown a tire or something'! WHEW! Their bodies are not very resilient, ya know.

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    1. Can I admit somethin' to you, Katie? Promise you won't tell a soul? Yesterday, I was out walkin' across an icy patch and do you know what happened? One of my hind paws slipped a bit. It's true. Peep #1 saw me and everythin'. Luckily for me, no one reads HER blog so even if she were to blog about it, no one would know. purrs

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  28. Never a dull time at yours is is Niss?!

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