Wednesday, 25 February 2015

BREAKIN' NEWS...

BREAKIN' NEWS...  It's snowin'.

Okay, so that's not breakin' news.  In fact, it's old news.  Very old news. Not even news at all.

Old news...  Bit of an oxymoron, for sure.

Yeah, it's snowin' again. I'm gettin' pretty sick and tired of the white stuff and let me tell you, I'm not the only one.  The peeps are tired of it, too, and so is the rest of my fur-fam. We're all anxious for spring but lookin' outside, spring is nowhere to be found.

And speakin' of lookin' outside, I used to be able to look out the bay window in my office and gaze down the driveway, all the way down to the street.  It was a great vantage point.  I could see everyone walkin' by.  That's how I was able to keep tabs on all the doggies in the neighbourhood. It's also how I spotted that man in the hat draggin' that big ol' pine branch down the street and then dumpin' it in my garden when he thought no one was lookin', way back when.  Remember that?

Well those days are no more, my friends.  Now when I look out my office window, all I see is white stuff.  There's a giant snowbank blockin' my view!  It's all Peep #1's fault.  She piled the snow there when shovellin' the path to the front door.  She says it's over five feet high although I haven't actually measured it with an inch-tape or anthin'.  But lookin' out at the mound of snow, I'm thinkin' I can take her at her word.

And speakin' of inch-tapes, isn't it kind of weird that we still call 'em that even though Canada is all metric and everythin'?  MOUSES!

And speakin' of mice, since the white stuff started fallin', there has not been a mouse to find except for those livin' in Mouseland and I only see them in my dreams.  Although come to think of it, my fur-fam and I had pretty much moused the place out even prior to the fallin' of the snow.

You know, sometimes the snow doesn't actually fall.  Today it is but there were a few days there when the snow was flyin' horizontally to the ground.  The entire province had a blizzard warnin' one weekend.  MOUSES!

And speakin' of blizzards, have you ever seen those ads on television for the desserts named after blizzards? You've really gotta wonder why someone would name food after weather phenomena.  Havin' white stuff peltin' your nose isn't much fun, at all.

And speakin' of noses, my marmie brothers have been at it again.  Just two of 'em, really.  Seville has taken to spendin' a lot of time upstairs and appears to be stayin' out of the fray.

But just this mornin', Rushton and Anderson were nose-to-nose.  Rushy had gone outside for a few minutes and when he wanted back in, Andy jumped right up on the windowsill, blockin' his entry.  Of course, the first peep was there in a flash and stepped in between 'em.  She scooped Anderson up and put him in the family room so that Rushton could get inside and out of the snow.  Those two marmies just don't wanna get along.  Don't know what the peeps are gonna do 'bout that.

And speakin' of Rushton, he started a new exercise program, the other week.  'Bout time, too. Marmies grow big, you see.  Especially marmies who are part Coon.

Anywho...  Rushton has taken to lyin' on his back a lot.  When someone passes him, peep or cat, he'll lift up his head to see who it is.  I'm pretty sure he's tryin' to do sit-ups although he hasn't quite mastered the sittin' part of those sit-ups yet.  More of a head-up, really.  Yeah, his neck seems to be gettin' a good workout, for sure.  MOUSES!

Peep #1 should take him for walks or somethin' but that will have to wait 'til all the white stuff disappears.  Gonna be a while, I should think.

Actually, we cats all like goin' for walks with the peep.  In the better weather months, we'll walk around the house with Peep #1 and when I say around, I quite literally mean around.  We go outside with her and follow her around and around and around the house, in circles.  I'm pretty sure anyone watchin' thinks it's weird but we just ignore that.  Walkin' around the house is just as good as walkin' around the block, to be sure.

But our little walkabouts will have to wait until spring. Currently, walkin' around the house would be an impossibility on account of all that moused-up white stuff stuff, you see.

Some cats will walk on a harness but my fur-fam and I aren't into that.  Peep #1 once tried puttin' me on a harness to go for a walk.  Basically, she ended up walkin' about with me in her arms.  Well she had a walk, at least.  I simply refused.

Peep #1 says she wishes that the marmie boys would walk on harnesses so that she could take 'em all in for their doctor's appointments, together.  She wants to walk into the clinic with 'em on leads.  She says it would be quite the sight and I have to agree. It really would be quite the sight to see Peep #1 tryin' to carry forty-five plus pounds of squirmin' marmie cats in her arms 'cause that's exactly how it would be.  None of us are into walkin' when wearin' a harness.  We'll put 'em on but after that, you're gonna have to carry us, for sure.

And speakin' of carryin', you should have seen Peep #1 carryin' in the groceries the other day.  She has gotten a bit lax 'bout the shovelling and the paths are not quite up to snuff, you see.  Truth be told, it was just the one day that she didn't do a good job shovellin' the path to the back door but that one day was all it took.  The ground is pretty uneven now and when the peeps walk on it, there's some slippin' and slidin' goin' on.  It's okay for us cats but the peeps seem to havin' some difficulties in keepin' their balance.  MOUSES!

And speakin' of balance...  Awww...  MOUSES!  I've got nothin' for that.

No wait a minute.  Maybe I do.

I'm tryin' to create a little more balance in my life.  Tryin' to not work day in and day out, leavin' no time for play.  I'm thinkin' that I should let Peep #1 have a little more computer time and I, Nerissa the Cat, will use that time to nap and enjoy the nip.  I think I can let the peep have at least one hour at the computer a day.

I allowed the peep to use the computer yesterday and she managed to write a whole page of her book.  I know what you're thinkin'.  You're thinkin', one page isn't very much.  Well truth be told, you'd be right about that.  But for her, that's actually pretty good 'cause she's not as prolific writer as I.  MOUSES!

You know, I'm lookin' out that big ol' bay window right now and seein' that the white stuff is still fallin'.  In fact, it's fallin' quite heavily, for sure.  Will it ever end?  And exactly when might that be?  The piles of snow are gettin' bigger and bigger and we're seriously runnin' out of places to put it.

When winter does eventually end - and believe you me, I'm crossin' my paws, hopin' it does - then I'll have some breakin' news, for sure.  The fact that it is snowin' might not be newsworthy but when the snow finally stops, I'll have the story of the year.  Can't wait for that to happen although, I guess I'll have to.  Have to wait, that is.  Not much I can do to speed up the process, if you know what I mean.

On the other paw, I heard that in Boston they had machines that can melt snow.  That might speed up things a bit.  Hmmm...   Can't remember the last time Peep #1 used her blow dryer.  It's just sittin' there, doin' nothin'.  I wonder if it would melt snow.  I think it just might.

Now where do the peeps keep the outdoor extension cords?  Inquirin' minds wanna know. MOUSES!

62 comments:

  1. Sorry about your more snow, Nissy. But if it makes you feel any better, they apparently had a couple of more inches in Knoxville Tennessee! Where is NEVER snows!

    Now inch-tape is an interesting term. because here in the ole US of A, where we have NOT gone metric, we call them tape measures.

    That hair dryer idea has some real merit at least for the slippy places on the walkway to the back door.

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    1. Yours HAVE inches and they're NOT called inch-tapes? MOUSES! purrs

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  2. Noo not more white stuff! wowser. I'll happily trade you some of our rain if you wish, though I think ours comes in Imperial rather than Metric. My peep tried a kettle to melt snow, tried it once then slipped over & didnt do it again. purrs

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    1. A kettle, huh? Hmm... We have one of those! purrs

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  3. You guys are sure getting a LOT of snow this year!

    Not every kitty adjusts to harnesses. It's a good thing I do, or I would not be allowed outside at all. Out here in the big city, with hungry, big city coyotes, it is too dangerous!

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    1. Believe me, if the world's harness makers were dependant upon sales to my fur-fam, they'd be out of business, for sure. purrs

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  4. dood....sorree bout de snowz N stuff...we wented thru that last yeer...had 18,733 feetz oh it we did...took a month a sundayz.....noe it took like 78 monthz oh sundayz for it ta melt two...good mews outta all that...de nip plants grew bak like 3,654 times bigger than normal.......N yea, we never did due good at math ♥♥♥ think spring buddy....it will help♥♥♥

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    1. I thinkin' AND THINKIN' about spring but so far there's still nothin' but white stuff as far as my eyes can see. purrs

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  5. We don't think your Mom's blowdryer is quite up to the task of melting all that snow, Nissy.
    MOL!
    We have sunshine and melting snow today. Sending some sunshine thoughts your way.
    XOXO

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    1. Thank you! The sun is shinin' today. Perhaps that's 'cause you were sendin' sunshine thoughts my way. purrs

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  6. We even had snow down here in Texas dis mornin - dat are breakin news.

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    1. That IS breakin' news, for sure. Is your snow still there? purrs

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  7. We will take snow if it is warmer, or maybe even things that melt the snow, that would be warm.

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    1. Things like blow dryers, perhaps? purrs

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  8. Yikes, that sure is ALOT of snow you kitties have and blocking your view of the hood is just not right...we sure hope your weather gets milder and the snow stops, and purrs to those marmie sibs of yours, sending some harmonious vibes their way...

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    1. Thanks. Those marmies NEED th harmonious vibes, for sure. purrs

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  9. You've been patient long enough. Bring on Spring.

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    1. Oh yes. I am SO ready for spring. When-oh-when will it arrive? purrs

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  10. you Marmies need to get a grip. Knock it off.

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    1. Those are marmies for you, Katie. MOUSES! purrs

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  11. Holy CAT, five feetsies or the metric equivalent - either way - that's TOOOO much!

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    1. WAY too much. I've been out in it a bit but it's not fun. Sometimes you sink right down to your tummy. MOUSES! purrs

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  12. Wow Nissy yus sure got yous paws full don't'cha'. Sorry 'bout da snow. Ours is just bout melted and gone. Whew. Weez hope we don't get anymore. And hawness walkin' is gweat fun. It just takes time and lots of it ifin yous learnin' as an adult. Yous peeps can't spect to just stick da hawmess on ya' and take off. Yous gotta get used to wearin' it and then it wiff da leash attached and then it wiiff da leash attached and da hoomanattached to da leash. All to finally go outside so you can flop again and make da peep get all flustered. MOL Until da day when you don't, and instead, walk on out and wound da block. Stay warm.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. Your snow is almost gone? Lucky! Ours appears to have decided to stick around. MOUSES! purrs

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  13. Oh No! More snow?
    Try to have a wonderful Wednesday anyway...

    Noodle and crew

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    1. Sunny today. I'm hopin' this will be the start of a trend. purrs

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  14. Well Nerissa, I definitely concur on it is time for winter to end. I and the Beloved Kitties here at The ARC have been back here since the snow, rain, snow day. Apparently they forgot us. So upon seeing the blizzard (not the ice cream kind from DQ either) that was launched upon us again today, I wrote an email to a contact that I was given and said HEY we haven't seen a plow out here since Feb 21st. Shortly there after, a grader came by, came by while it was snowing, so I know he was sent out cuz they tell me that they don't plow my road when it snows, only when it stops. We are all safe and sound here though and thank goodness I was stocked well up on food for all of us. Think warm thoughts , we will too, maybe combined efforts will melt the snow faster.

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    1. Did they ever come to plough you out? I sure do hope so. Bein' snowbound is no fun at all. MOUSES! purrs

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  15. Blah to the snow, it doesn't seem to want to go. That would be a sight with all on harnesses taking flight.

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  16. Poor yous guys. Out here in Lotus land wes having such a warm winter, the ski hills is closing. Amazing
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. I heard 'bout that! If the ski peeps wanna come get some of our snow, there's plenty of extra out here in my yard. purrs

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  17. Maybe if you put a reeeeeeeeally long cord on that hair dryer, you could get it out to where the snow is.

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  18. Hey Nissy, it's even snowing here tonight and we're supposed to get bunches of it!

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    1. That darned white stuff appears to be everywhere. MOUSES! purrs

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  19. Nissy, we've got a ton of snow here too...and it's so cold, there' no way it's going away anytime soon. Unless we try your hair dryer idea. *running to get an extension cord*

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    1. Did the blow dryer work for you? I can't find the peeps' extension cords so I haven't been able to try it out yet. MOUSES! purrs

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  20. Nissy we have that evil white stuff coming down again this morning here too.....WHEN WILL IT EVER END??? Inquiring minds DO want to know!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. We sure do. I'm so ready for spring it's not funny. When-oh-when will it arrive? purrs

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  21. Oh no, it's snowing again ? We're sorry to hear it ! Tell us if you need an extra hair dryer : we've got one in a cupboard since years (almost never used). Purrs

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    1. I need an extension cord, for sure. You have any extras? I can't find the peeps'. purrs

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  22. Yep, snow snow and MORE snow!!! Makes for happy huskies....me? Not so much!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. Rushton came in the other day covered in the stuff. It clings to his fur. purrs

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  23. More snow?!? UGH! We wouldn't mind if you sent some of it down here though. We haven't seen a single flake! We would like just one snow day, please?

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    1. I would me MORE than happy to share. One box of snow comin' right up. purrs

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  24. There sure is a lot of white stuff everywhere. I am going to attempt to take Sammy out on a harness today so he can get a scouts badge for walking in the snow. That is kind of you to let Mom use your computer.

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    1. I think so too but she's never satisfied. She gets one hour and now she wants two! purrs

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  25. That is far too much snow Nissy. We call those inch tapes tape measures here but we don't seem to have decided whether we are metric or still imperial measure. Makes things confusing when shorter lengths are mostly measured in metres but distance is still miles.

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    1. We're officially Metric but my peeps still use Imperial for lots of things. purrs

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  26. June...we is almost for certain, sure, that the snow will pawsitively be gone by June.

    Sasha, Sami & Saku

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    1. June? NO!!! I don't think I can wait that long. purrs

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  27. Rondo and Etude, Mischief & Mayhem Central27 February 2015 at 11:53

    Hey Nissy, old buddy ol' pal. It's been a while since our last comment....We read all your epistles to the enlightened or is that to enlighten. Love the exercise program.... doing sit-ups. Hilarious! Did you see the exercise program we set up for Grammy? I tell you... we think it's brilliant. Hairdryer to melt snow.... well, be careful the melt doesn't freeze into an icerink. I don't think skating is one of the peep#1's accomplishments.

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    1. I'm prepared for ice. Finally found my cat-sized ice skates. Yay! purrs

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  28. There's snow business like snow business!!! I will send over one of our giant hair dryers on the next container! Hold on, Nissy!! xox

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    1. EXCELLENT. And would you happen to have an extra extension cord as well? purrs

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  29. Sorry you have too much snow Nissy. I live in Florida and would like to see it, at least one time.

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    1. I would be more than happy to pack up a box of it for you and send it on down. A big box. A really, REALLY big box. In fact, you'd be doin' me a favour by takin' some of it off my paws. purrs

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  30. OMB more snow!that's terrible.You know you should try getting used to a harness Nissy ,I get to got to some exciting places in mine,xx Speedy

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    1. I managed to get out of the harness when I was wearin' it after gettin' my bionics implanted. It was like magic. purrs

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  31. total bummer about all that snow; must be makin' those marmie bros of yours real testy like

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    1. It most definitely is which is not a good thing 'cause believe-you-me, they don't need ANY help in that department, at all. MOUSES! purrs

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