Wednesday, 18 March 2015

dreamin' of spring flowers

He has two days to get outta here.  Two more days to get lost and that's that.  I'm not givin' him any more time.  He has had enough.  More than enough.  I've had it with him and that's a fact, for sure.  MOUSES!

You're probably all wonderin' exactly who has overstayed their welcome around here.  Would it be...  Nosey-Neighbour-Cat?  Nope.  Haven't seen that ol' NNC in ages and even if I had, NNC is - and always will be - far more welcome than the one of whom I speak.  Or should that be write?  Blog?  Whatever.

Anywho...  I'm talkin' about that Ol' Man Winter.  I've had it with him.  Had it up to my ears!

Okay, I know...  Bein' a cat and all, my ears aren't very high but you get my point, I am sure. MOUSES!

The calendar says that in two days time, it's supposed to be the first day of spring so I'm givin' Ol' Man Winter exactly two days to pack up his bags and get outta town.  I want him gone.  GONE, I say.  I want him here no more.

And if he doesn't go?  Why then I'm gonna...

Truth be told, I haven't actually thought quite that far ahead but whatever I do, it'll be somethin' that'll have Ol' Man Winter shakin' in his boots, for sure.  His winter boots and all.  MOUSES!

I've been pretty sick and tired of that ol' man for quite some time now but this week was the final straw.  A week before spring and what does he do?  He slams us with not one - but TWO - winter storms in just a few days.  The whole province is under a winter storm warnin' for the second time this week.  MOUSES!

I was finally beginnin' - just beginnin', mind you - to be able to see above the mound of snow outside my office window.  I was finally beginnin' to be able to see traces of movement out there on the road.  Keep track of the dogs out walkin' their peeps and whatnot.  But after this second storm, that ol' mountain of white stuff is just as high now as it was before.  Again I must say, MOUSES!

I heard that in the month of February, Ol' Man Winter dumped over five feet of the white stuff on us, here in the valley. That was on top of a whole whack of snow in January and now in March, here we are, gettin' more.  Over a foot, I think, on Sunday and there must have been at least that much again, today.  In fact, it's still snowin' right now.  Or maybe it's just blowin'.  I can't really tell.  IT'S LIKE A BLIZZARD OUT THERE.

Miss Spring had better arrive on Friday.  She had better be on time.  She had better get her schedule straight.

Sure do hope she's not takin' a plane to get here.  Flights in and out of the airport have been delayed and cancelled all over the place due to the winter storm.  MOUSES!  That Ol' Man Winter is up to his tricks, again.

Anywho...  Miss Spring is gonna have to dig her way out of a snow pile or somethin' and she had better do so very, very soon.  I'm hopin' that if I give Ol' Man Winter the winter boot first thing on Friday mornin', Miss Spring will show her face by afternoon.  I've got all four paws crossed that she will but don't worry, I know better than to cross all four of my paws all at once while standin' up.  I learned that lesson the hard way and that's enough said on that subject, I should think.

And here in the house, Peep #1 has been thinkin' that Miss Spring has already arrived.  Apparently, the peep hasn't looked out any windows recently.  Oh yeah, she can't 'cause they're all covered with snow.  But if she could, one look out there and she'd know that spring is nowhere to be found.

In my sunroom, occupyin' prime sunpuddle territory, are pots of sweet peas and wallflowers and a few other things.  I think the peep was plannin' on puttin' them out on the deck this month durin' the warmer days, gettin' them ready for plantin' outside in early May. Well that's not gonna happen.  Deck still has several feet of snow on it and that ol' snow isn't plannin' on goin' anywhere, anytime soon.

I wonder if I packed Ol' Man Winter's bags with snow if he'd take some of the white stuff with him.  It's a thought. Can't think of a reason not to try. Wonder where he keeps his bags.  Hmmm....

And I haven't really been helpin' matters much.  I've kinda been encouragin' the peep to think all things spring 'cause I finally found a source for the peep's favourite pansies and put in my order so that I could give her a package of seed for Peep Day.  Well technically it's called Mother's Day but Peep #1 isn't my mama.  My mama was a lovely long-haired tuxie girl and my peep is no tuxie cat. The peep is...  Well...  Well she's just a peep.  So Peep Day, it is.

I had to work long and hard findin' those pansy seeds for Ol' Peepers.  Place where the peep used to get 'em stopped sellin' them so I had to do some investigatin', on-line.  Good thing I have good investigative skills, for sure.

Peep #1's favourite pansies are called Blue Frost and they're really pretty.  I remember when she grew 'em before.  The petals were snow white with cute little faces and edged in lovely shades of blue.  The blues went beautifully with my sterling silver - some say platinum - tabby fur.  Perfect pansies for my peep to grow.  Perfect pansies for me to pose with for picture takin', too.

And speakin' of pictures, that's exactly what I intended to do.  I had intended to allow the peep to take my picture while I posed in and amongst some pretty spring flowers.  I intended to cooperate with the peep.  Cooperation, on my part, for picture takin' is somethin' I very rarely do.  Problem is, all the spring flowers are still stuck under all that snow and goodness knows when they'll get out. What is a kitty to do?  MOUSES!

So for now I'll just have to sit back and dream of the days when the spring flowers will bloom.  Pansies and wallflowers and lilies-of-the-valley, too. And primroses!  We mustn't forget the primroses, for sure.

One day, once Miss Spring has settled in, she'll breath upon the earth and bring the spring flowers to life.  One day...

Gosh, I had best get the guest bedroom ready and in ship-shape.  Get the sheets changed and whatnot for Miss Spring's arrival.  She'll need someplace to sleep and quite frankly, right now, it's stinkin' of that Ol' Man Winter, for sure.  MOUSES!

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  1. dood...we heer ya...monday bee 65 N sunny...last night it bee a frostin & 28...ther wented all de bulbz that started ta grow that de vizshuz chipperz & rabbitz missed...faaaaaaaaaa...we even changed de garden flag frum church in winter ta kittehz in spring...HELLO...sew far noe snow in site but round theeze parts.. thatz az like lee ta change ....az fast aza babeez diaperz iz....heerz hopin for warm dayz a head !!~~♥♥

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    1. Your bulbs have started to grow? I'm hopin' ours haven't been crushed by all the snow. MOUSES! purrs

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  2. We' ve had it with winter too, although we have had spring-like weather for 2 weeks. But now old man winter came back and shooed Miss Spring away. We are farther south than you are and are complaining too. If and when she comes here, we'll bribe her to come visit you too.

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    1. Please do. She's supposed to arrive tomorrow but there's still so much darned snow! purrs

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  3. We feel your pain, Nissy. It was really chilly and windy here today. Spring????

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    1. Where oh where IS that Miss Spring? If you see her, tell her she's due here tomorrow and she had best not be late. purrs

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  4. All of y'all up north have had quite a winter, and spring must be something that can't come fast enough. We hope it arrives carrying flowers of apology for being so tardy!

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    1. You said it! Ol' Man Winter was super obnoxious this year, for sure. purrs

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  5. Yikes…. Old Man Winter surely does need to be on his way. He's left our parts, and Spring is definitely here. We will talk to Miss Spring and see if we can talk her into heading up to your parts!

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    1. Oh please, PLEASE tell her to come soon. I really can't wait for spring, for sure. purrs

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  6. Ol' Man Winter needs some help leaving for sure! can you use your egg beater-whisk time travelling- teleportation technology to get him away and Ms Spring installed ahead of time? purrs

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    1. I only wish. I can travel forward into spring but when I return to get cuddles from the peeps, I'll be back in winter again. MOUSES! purrs

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  7. Oh Nissy, if packing Old Man Winter's bags will make him go,
    we'll be right there to help pack them with snow!
    We are purring that Friday brings magic.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. You've had as bad a winter as we did. Maybe even worse! Spring really can't come soon enough. Bet you feel the same. purrs

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  8. We couldn't agree more! Winter needs to GO - FAST!

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    1. You bet. If Ol' Man Winter doesn't leave by tomorrow he's gettin' the boot, for sure. MOUSES! purrs

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  9. lol we agree with you. We can jump out the window from the second floor and land in a snow pile. Heck, no jumping needed. Stupid winter.

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    1. I feel your pain! Lookin' out my office window, it is at least two-thirds covered in snow. That's so not right. MOUSES! purrs

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  10. Old Man Winter sure is quite the grump this year!

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    1. Grumpy should be his middle name. MOUSES! purrs

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  11. We're SO tired of winter! And we thought spring was beginning to show its face. But then it got a little cold again...and they say there might even be snow flurries tomorrow. Old Man Winter just won't lose his grip!!

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    1. You're gettin' more snow, too? MOUSES! purrs

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  12. Shhhh...we don't want to say this too loud but we gots a little bit of spring here. We'll try to pack up some and send it your way. But it might take awhile....what with all the cancellations and road closures and stuff.

    Mom bean was drooling over the spring flowers...she's gonna have sweet dreams tonight.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. I'm still dreamin' of those flowers. Can't do much more than dream, I'm afraid. Flowers are still hidin' under all that snow. purrs

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  13. Hope spring shows up for ya soon!

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    1. Me too. I simply can't wait! purrs

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  14. Spring pretty much has arrived here - I wish it would makes it way north-east to you guys!

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    1. I wish you could, too. But you enjoy spring to its fullest, Summer. Before you know it, summer (the other, summer) will be here. purrs

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  15. Poor Nissy, we feel your pain ! We hope Mr Spring comes to you with his snow shovel ! Purrs

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    1. Me too. Miss Spring has just GOT to get this snow out of here. MOUSES! purrs

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  16. Nissy I look forward to seeing your primroses every year because it gives me HOPE that we will have Spring........however we have SNOW in our forecast tonight so I'm afraid I'll just have to keep dreaming about it...........! :(

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. You're gettin' more snow too? Awww.. MOUSES! purrs

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  17. I agree with you that Old Man Winter needs to leave- around here he is planning to go out with more SNOW! I hope that will be the end of him tomorrow. How nice of you to find your Peep those special Pansy seeds, you are very sweet.

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    1. Well, every now and then I do try to do somethin' nice for the peep. Not TOO often, mind you. Wouldn't want her to get too smug or anythin'. purrs

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  18. Nissy, I hope I can throw away my winterpaws in two days and get the Lady... Spring a place to rise and shine and if not, let's all go out on strike :D Pawkisses for a Sunny Afternoon :) <3

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    1. You bet! Let's STRIKE against winter. We'll all boycott it or somethin'. Sounds like a plan. purrs

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  19. Old Man Winter needs to pack his bags and spring away!!! We gots cold agin, thank furry it am not snow.... poor trees and bushes and stuffs dat started turning green cause we had warm weather last week - dont need dat cold!

    Go way Mr. Winter. Nissy wants flowers!! well we hopes your peep can take your picture with some purrtee pansies furry soon.

    -Katie Kat the Mom and
    Joey who am snoopervising Mom's typing.

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    1. I sure do! I want flowers and lots of 'em. I have just GOT to get rid of all this snow!!! purrs

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  20. Spring? Not here, not even close!!! Sheesh!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. No spring yet for you, either? Awww.... MOUSES! purrs

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  21. Well, Nissy, we are counting on you to pack that snow and old man Winter up and send him on his way. We are tired of being so cold. Ready for that nice warm weather. Glad you are working on this project. Take care.

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    1. I am. I'm gonna get rid of that Ol' Man Winter, for sure. purrs

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  22. Nissy, I have a kwestchun for you. Mom has just finished reading me your story in "Rescued" and we really enjoyed it. How many of your original extended biological family are still living there, and how many kitties ALL TOGETHER live at your place (inside and out)?

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    1. Hi Simba! Hmmm... As far as my biological family goes, it's just my sister Constance and me now. Peeps eventually got my dad (Jacob) and my mama (Madison) in as well as my litter mates Desdemona, Beatrice & Constance in but my dad, mama, Desdemona and Beatrice are all in Heaven now. Beatrice went to be with them earlier this year. My older brother Calista never did come inside as he was too feral. He's with the others in Heaven and my mama did have a litter after us but Josephine and Alexander didn't live long after the peeps got them inside. They got sick.

      As far as those of inside, there are now eight of us. There were twelve but in less than a year-and-a-half, my Aunties Primrose, Snowdrop & Blossom, my dad Jacob and my sister Beatrice all went to Heaven.

      Anderson is the newest addition. He came inside last September. No other kitties outdoors now. So there's me, Anderson, Rushton, Seville, Constance, Tess, Tobias and Mason. Eight. purrs

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    2. Thank you so much for answering I am sorry for those of your family you have lost, but imagine them happy and healthy in Heaven.
      Purry blessings to the 8 of you plus the two peeps.

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  23. Oh my dear furriend, Spring will surely arrive and you will see green grass outside your office and your mamry brothers will be frisking and playing. ALL of you will be. Here Spring is doing fairly well arriving but as always, rain and chill weather. We DID have suns a few days ago when mommy bought that new kitty weather vane for us. Then, it began to rain again. We will all feel good sunpuddles soon dear Nissy. xox

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    1. I sure do hope so, Katie. There are literally several feet of the white stuff to melt. Could take weeks. Maybe months! I think we're into the long haul, for sure. purrs

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  24. We knew exactly who you meant right off the bat. Our human used to live in Halifax and her mom and step-dad live there. She heard all about the storm(s) and she also watched a lot of video and saw a lot of crazy-@ssed snow pics. And while we haven't been hit like you guys in the Maritimes, we're sick of our own snow and freezing cold! (Coldest February on record, in 115 years!)

    Anyway, at least the flower photos are lovely and cheery!

    Thanks for stopping by. Purrs and peace to you all.

    Nicki & Derry

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    1. In a 115 years? MOUSES! That's a long time. Almost as long as my peep is old. Well... maybe not quite. The peep is as old as the dinosaurs, for sure. purrs

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  25. We can't even imagine how you've survived this long with all that winter! We didn't even have a winter here this year and our flowers have been popping out all over. Sending you some spring as fast as we can!

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    1. And do you know what? Winter is STILL here! Milder today and things are meltin' but there's still white stuff as far as the eye can see. MOUSES! purrs

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  26. We hear ya, Nissy! That guy was supposed to be gone today, BUT he stayed ALL DAY and he's STILL here. Can you believe he's been making it snow all day? MOUSES!

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    1. Yup. Says it's spring on the calendar but it sure doesn't feel like spring to me. Just goes to show you, you can't believe everythin' you read. Least not what you read on those calendars, for sure. purrs

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  27. Nerissa! Your winter has just been redonkulous theese year! You must put the bitey on Ol' Man Winter pronto so you can welcome your much anticipated visitor Miss Spring! Enough already, that guy has to go!

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    1. If I spot that Ol' Man Winter, I'm gonna put the bitey on him, for sure! purrs

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  28. I sure do hope winter goes away soon for you! Living here in Florida, we skipped spring and went right to summer! Purrs from Deb and the Zee and Zoey Gang!

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    1. Me too. I'm beginnin' to wonder if winter will EVER leave? purrs

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  29. Yeah Nissy ole man Winter overstayed hims welkum last year too. Spwing just never showed up wound here. Summer finally awwived but didn't stay too long. Weez hopin' fur sumfin' deffewent this year. Like you we be way past tired of winter.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. Yup, way past tired and sick of it, too. Winter has just GOTTA leave and soon. purrs

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  30. We're holdin' paws in unison about THAT. We are SO over Winter!

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    1. Didn't his mama ever teach him to not overstay his welcome? MOUSES! purrs

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  31. here's wishing you a successful visit from Miss Spring. She has already arrived here and every now and then Mr Summer sticks his head 'round the corner but we aren't ready for him just yet

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    1. Miss Spring is still a no-show. She appears to be on holiday or somethin'. Probably flew south for the winter. MOUSES! purrs

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  32. Mee-you Nerissa wee iss rite there with you!! Storm aftur storm here allso an it iss gettin old. Then thee tempss went up an snow started to melt....an wee wass :)
    Then thee tempss dropped like a stone an it iss tryin to snow dailee here...PICKERELL thiss iss pawfull...
    Thiss iss mee ferst Winter an mee can tell you mee NOT impressed whatsoevurr :(
    Fankss fur lissenin Nerissa...
    **paw kissess** Siddhartha Henry xxx

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    1. Next year, I'm thinkin' of tryin' to get Ol' Man Winter on a No-Entry-to-Canada list. You with me? purrs

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