Wednesday, 8 April 2015

in the news

HOLY FLYIN' FRYIN' PANS!  Is that a robin I see?  Out there in the garden?  With snow still on the ground? MOUSES!

Unfortunately, the robins are out and about, here in Nova Scotia.  I feel really sorry for the little guys 'cause they must be starvin', for sure.  We still have a couple of feet of snow and there isn't a worm to be found.  With all this wonky winter weather most likely caused by global warming, the early bird can no longer get his or her worm.  MOUSES!

But speakin' of things that fly, did you hear 'bout the new Amazon drones bein' tested right here in Canada?  Well not right here at my house or anythin' like that.  In fact, they're testin' them on the other coast but up here in Canada, nonetheless.  MOUSES!

One day in the not-too-distant future, we'll be able to order somethin' from Amazon and have it delivered right to our doorstep in thirty minutes or less.  That's right, they're sayin' that small items will be flown in by drone right to your kitty condo door.  Talk about customer service!  We're livin' in the future, for sure.

You know, you expect stuff like that in science fiction and Harry Potter but in reality?  Never thought I'd see the day.  Imagine bein' able to order up a copy of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes and with a little click here and a little click there, find that very same book sittin' on your doorstep, thirty minutes later.  Wow.  Currently, we have to wait at least twenty-four hours.

And speakin' of Rescued:  The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes, do you have your copy as of yet?

But back to the drones.  I'm wonderin' if the peeps runnin' Amazon might be interested in usin' eggbeater teleportation technology with their new endeavour.  It, too, is the technology of the future, for sure.  MOUSES!

You know, I'm just itchin' to go on another adventure.  Itchin' and itchin' and ITCHIN'!  What's that, Peepers?  No, I do not have fleas.  It's a different kind of itchin', you see.  MOUSES!

Don't tell the peep but word on the street is that Silver and Savvy and I have an upcoming adventure up our sleeves.  Yup, tucked right up there in our sleeves.  We're plannin' somethin' super big, for sure.

Note to self:  Buy a cat-sized sweater or somethin' with sleeves.  MOUSES!

And did you hear about my birthday?  I'M GONNA BE TWELVE.  It's true, exactly one week from today, I'll be turnin' the big one-two.  I'm hopin' they'll be some nip.

Of course, with my recently diagnosed medical condition, things here have been a little touch and go.  For a while there, the peeps were wonderin' if I'd make it to my birthday.  At my weigh-in last night, it was discovered that I've lost a little more weight and Peep #1 says I can't afford to lose even one more ounce.  But she received some good news today.  There's nothin' definite or anythin' but suffice it to say, there's a glimmer of hope shinin' in.  Things are lookin' up, I do believe.

One of the problems at paw has been gettin' an appropriate medication for my condition.  There's stuff available in the United States which is bein' used quite successfully, too, but a kitty can't get his paws on it up here in Canada.  The Canadian government can be a real stickler 'bout these things, you see. Not fair, really.  Canadian kitties need medicine, too!

This is just one more reason why I, Nerissa the Cat, should be appointed to the Canadian Senate.  Once appointed, I'll make sure that appropriate rules and regulations are kept but that life-saving medicines are available to all.  MOUSES!

#Niss4Senate - Tell the Prime Minister, today!  Seriously.  Tweet him, call him up, write him a letter...  He'll love hearin' from you, for sure.

And speakin' of the Senate.  Lots of Senate-related stuff is currently in the news but don't you worry, my friends.  I, Nerissa the Cat, am watchin' like a hawk and compiling the facts.  I'll have things to report, for sure.  In fact, I'm feelin' a cheese-snackin' induced dream comin' on and I wouldn't be at all surprised to find myself bein' called in by the Royal Canadian Mouseland Police.

And speakin' of cheese, there's more good news!  Now that the peep understands exactly how my medicine works, I might be able to indulge in a little snackin'.  Not too much but just a little somethin' to make my life worth livin', you know?  Just a little nibble or two.

There's just one thing more I feel the need to say.  A little reminder of sorts.  Bear with me, if you will.

You ever notice how some peeps wanna be right 'bout stuff at all costs?  That's right, they don't care what the cost as long as they're right.  Basically, they're investin' in the wrong stuff and investin' in the wrong stuff almost always proves to be costly.  MOUSES!

Sometimes, peeps come up with a plan.  The plan makes sense and the plan's goal, off on the horizon, is a good goal, for sure.  So those peeps set their eyes on that goal, forging ahead.

But then somewhere along the way, they encounter an obstacle or two and that path that was paved with only the best of intentions, becomes a little rocky.  The path slowly bends and a corner is cut here and another is cut there.  The goal is still off on the horizon and still very much in view and yet somehow, its importance becomes secondary to somethin' else.  The peeps on the path start payin' more attention to the stones paving the path than the destination, itself.  And that path becomes their goal.

And because of all the hard work put into pavin' the path, the peeps wanna prove that pavin' it was worthwhile.  They've invested their hearts and souls into that path and its success becomes the most important thing of all and eventually, there's nothin' else in sight.

To admit that the path isn't leadin' them to where they originally wanted to be led, would be the same as admittin' defeat.

So it's important to remember that sometimes things just don't work out as planned.  Even with the best of intentions, things can fail.  And when somethin' fails, there's nothin' wrong with admitting that failure.  In fact, admitting such things is one of the most courageous things one can ever do.

There's importance in bein' earnest.  In bein' truthful to oneself and everyone else.  Being right at all costs is not bein' earnest at all.

In other words, when things don't work out as planned, ADMIT IT.  Admit it to yourself and everyone else. Accept responsibility for whatever happened and start repairing any damages so that once more, your original goal can come back into sight.

Of course, this advice applies mainly to peeps and not to us cats 'cause cats are almost always right 'cause you know, we're cats.  It's in our nature to be right, you see.  And on the rare occasion when we might happen to be wrong, we stop whatever we're doin' and start washin' our tails, remindin' the world that we didn't go adrift at all but rather, simply changed our minds, mid-stream.  Once again I must say, MOUSES!

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Please remember that throughout the month of April, a portion of all sales of the book Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes will go to the wonderful Anjellicle Cats Rescue of New York, helpin' them to help save cats' lives.  You can purchase your very own copy at your local book store or on Amazon by clicking right HERE.  You'll wanna stock up for holiday gift-giving, for sure.  PURRS.





62 comments:

  1. Hey Nerissa, the stuff about the birds, they are saying you can put out some dry cat food, or moistened dry cat food, or even canned food (nows a good time to ditch any of the cat food in your house you don't like LOL). You can put out Mash too, but please not bread as they might choke on that. Hope you get your health sorted out soon. Hugs from me and Purrrrs from all your feline friends here.

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    1. I'm goin' through cupboards, checkin' to see if there are any tins of trout or duck. Those flavours are for the birds, for sure. purrs

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  2. We like birds, and we LOVE you, Niss! We'd definitely harangue the PM if we weren't, uh, quite a bit south of the border. We don't want drones. No, no, NO DRONES. We get our amazon stuff plenty quick as it is. ;) And we hope those meds you would like are soon available up there where you are. Silly that meds aren't available everywhere. There are cats everywhere, after all! *sigh*

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    1. Awww.. thanks so very much for support regardin' my Senate appointment. I have all four paws crossed, for sure. purrs

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  3. Nerissa if I I lived in Canada I'd vote for you for Senate. You are one smart kitty.

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    1. I'm SURE I'd make a good Senator. Now to convince the Prime Minister. MOUSES! purrs

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  4. How cool that Anjellicle Cats Rescue benefits from this month's sales of Rescued! They do so much good work.

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    1. They really do. I'm super proud to be able to help them in this way. purrs

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  5. Poor birds can't get at much with all this stinkin snow. And yep, have to accept indeed, take he blame and move on. Faster and easier most times than trying to lie away or run away.

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    1. Yup, lyin' just gets you runnin' in circles, for sure. purrs

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  6. Well I think that you can get the meds is a bunch or robin poop pal. Surely all of us can figure out a way to overcome that crazy thing. You simply must get better, period! We all love you Nissy.

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    1. My peeps say I HAVE to get better, too. I'm workin' on! purrs

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  7. We purr that things are looking up for you Nissy!
    We hope you start gaining weight as well.
    You need to be healthy so you can get in the senate..
    Maybe some cheese will do, say some Camembert ?
    As long as we do not have to pay for it ;) MOL
    Another reason you need to be in the senate :?
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. Funny you should mention Camembert... Stay tuned for The Camembert Affair, very soon. purrs

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  8. That's interesting - I didn't know birds could eat kibble, as your commenter Sue mentioned. Of course, if we left any sitting around here, we'd just get stray cats, some possums and a raccoon or two!

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    1. I knew 'bout the kibble but not about the bread. Sure am glad Sue mentioned that. purrs

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  9. Nissie! Mes is got my purrayers on over-drive for yous! And mes been watching the news on Mr Duffy and his Senate debacle. Makes mes thinks wes should turf all the senators! And Is it not weird about that invisible line? Wes lives 200 yards NORTH of it and the closest big stores is in the US. Wes can buys stuff there that yous has to has a prescription for here! (Like mommy's Prevacid)
    Weird or what. And wes worried about all the poor animals that will starves because of all the snow. So furry sad.
    Kisses
    Nellie (your furrend in BC)

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    1. Turf the Senators? We mustn't do that! I wanna BE one of those Senators, for sure however I, Nerissa the Cat, know in which province I reside. Plus, I don't need a personal trainer so I won't be billin' anyone for that. purrs

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  10. Mee-you nerissa wee iss purrin an purrayin fur you!!! Wee fell beehind an have to catch up on what'ss goin on with you!!! Wee do care....
    Say you saw a Robin?? Fur reel??? All mee has seen iss Sparrowss an the usual suspect Pigeonss. Xcept fur big snow piless thee ground snow is gone here but Spring reefusess to show up! PICKERELL thiss iss furustratin!!
    Bee well furend bee well...
    Purrince Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum

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    1. Yup, I saw a real, live robin just the other day. Actually, TWO! Peep #2 says they're really North American Thrushes but everyone calls 'em robins so I'm goin' with that. purrs

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  11. We hopes you are feeling better soon Nerissa. We is sending our biggest purrs that you gets the medicine you need.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. Thank you so very much. So very, VERY much, for sure. purrs

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  12. Our Nova Scotia friends told us there's more snow up there again....stay warm and safe. We sure hope you can get what you need to stay super HEALTHY.

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. I know! It just keeps on comin'. MOUSES! But today is sunny and the sky is blue so I'm hopin' it's a sign of things to come. purrs

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  13. Special Cheese sounds awesome, will be a very special Adventure for sure! Could Peep#1 knit you a cardigan that way you'd have pockets for some nip? Get well soon... Erin

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    1. Hmmm... A cardi with pockets of nip? WHAT A GREAT IDEA! Mouses, that's good. purrs

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  14. Nissy, you led us down the path, but were were totally lost when we came to the end. Who was wrong about what and why didn't they admit it ? MOUSES. We re completely confused. We continue to purr and pray for you. DO NOT lose anymore weight. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. I'm hopin' that the peeps who need to make note of that bit, will do so. Clearly, those peeps were NOT you. purrs

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  15. Nissy,I'll be sending some magic snuggles to you,I hope the snow goes soon,xx Speedy

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    1. Me too. Longest winter EVER. MOUSES! purrs

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  16. We love robins. We have a pair in our garden, but they're only around when I'm not in the garden..I wonder why. We give them bird food in Winter, but it seems they like breadcrumbs more, those little odd-jobbers :D
    We have the same problem in Holland, Nissy. Some meds are only availble in the US, or they are in development in the US, so when one really needs it...you won't get it :( Isn't there anybody who can send you the meds....well, it was just a thought ;)
    I'm almost 12 years old too. I don't know when exactly, but Granny wants to celebrate it somewhere in May. We purray for you and send Healing Pawkisses to make you feel better :) <3

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    1. There's good news on the meds front. I'll have to do a post about it, soon. purrs

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  17. I am purring you can get the medicine to make you better Nissy. It is the same here. The gel for hyperthyroidism only became available in the UK in October, and before that it could only be imported on a special license. After all that, it didn't work for me anyway.
    Hey! Maybe they can send your meds by drone!

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    1. Wouldn't I love that? I really would, you know. I think it would be neat to have a drone arrive on my doorstep, especially a drone carryin' nip. purrs

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  18. So you're working on another adventure? That's a good sign that you're feeling perky again Nissy....glad to hear it. Sorry you're having issues getting you rmedications up there in Canada-land though. That's not good.....you DO need to be in a government position so you can FIX that!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. I really do. High time we had a feline in the Senate. High time, for sure. purrs

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  19. We still have lots of snow here in Ontario too, but the weather guys keep promising that it will warm up soon!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. But can we believe 'em? That's the million dollar question, for sure. purrs

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  20. Oh, it's so hard to admit when things go wrong. I usually blame it on MomFOD. I'll work on not doing that. Maybe I should blame DadFOD instead. Hope you're feeling good! - Crepes.

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    1. Yeah, I have that same policy. When in doubt, blame the peep. Works pretty much every time. purrs

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  21. Purrs for you my pal Nissy. Paws crossed you get the meds fromUSA. And I am with the Gand at The Cat On My Head...I am confused who did what to whom. Confused

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    1. Nothin' you need to worry 'bout, Savvy. In fact, nothin' anyone leavin' comments on this post needs to worry 'bout. Just hope the folks who do, clue in. purrs

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  22. We hope that you somehow get that medication you need, Nissy.

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    1. Good news on that front, I do believe. I'll post about it when I know more and soon. purrs

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  23. dood...we canna wait for de late est add venture with ewe, savvy & silver....purrhaps sage two !! ????

    N speekin oh amazon...tell peep one ta chex amazon canada for yur medisin coz while they mite knot act shoo a lee haz it ...rite...ther..... de amazon canada will link ewe up two a place to get it in canada if any oh thiz makes...sense... ~~~~~

    hope yur feelin better, eat plentee oh trout N get sum poundages bak on ...mor blessings frum st francis az all ways dood ♥♥♥

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    1. Word on the street is that our next adventure will be appearin' in a blog near you, very soon. You'll wanna drop on over to Savvy's place this Monday! purrs

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  24. We hope you get your medication and it works for you Nissy. It surprised us that the vet didn't have the sort of medicine you needed at their practice - even in the UK our vet is able to give (sorry sell) the medication to Mum with full instructions on when and how much to give us. The also ring the next day to see if we are OK.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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    1. Thing is, the stuff I need isn't available anywhere in Canada. It's the government's fault and not my doctor's BUT there's good news on that front. Hopefully it's gonna work out and I'll be able to blog 'bout it very soon. purrs

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  25. My mum has a blue tongue lizard at work (he lives outside in the courtyard) who eats cat kibble too!

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    1. A lizard? MOUSES! Don't think I've ever seen a lizard 'cept on tv. purrs

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  26. That is so odd that you can't get the meds you need in Canada when people in the US buy lots of meds from Canada that you can't get here. You definitely need to be in the Senate. I mailed your get well gift today, so maybe it can be a birthday gift as well :)

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    1. Yeah, all depends upon what's licensed, where, I think. purrs

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  27. We hope things continue to look up for you, Nerissa, especially with CHEESE! Good advice and boy, we can't wait until we can get treats and nip in 30 minutes after ordering!

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    1. Can you imagine? Order up a bag of treats and have it at your door in thirty minutes. Gonna be great, for sure! purrs

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  28. Hi Nerissa!!!! Hope you get your snacks now and hope your medicines are working. We got OUR book yesterday YEAH!!!!! In case we don't make it here next Wednesday, happy early Birthday my friend!!! Side note, we have had a bit of a blog site change, we are posting at martythemanx2.wordpress.com now.
    Luvs
    Marty

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    1. Thanks so much! I heard the peeps talkin' about gettin' us chicken. The REAL stuff since it's my birthday. Hope that pans out 'cause let me tell you, I'm droolin' already. purrs

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  29. Birds! Did somebody say birds?
    Have a wonderful weekend...

    Noodle and crew

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  30. I think for sure you should be in the Senate, Nissy! Me and The Staff person aka The Affiliate Typist are allowing ourselves to be more than a little bit hopeful that you not only make it to your next birthday but many many more to come! :) xox Oh, and that thing about the path was BRILLIANT!!

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    1. Awww... Thanks, Austin. Thank you to your staff, too. Just two more days before the big day. Lookin' forward to it, for sure. purrs

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  31. Oh, Nissy! We would certainly support your campaign to be a Senator, if we lived in Canada! And why stop there? You should definitely be Purr-ime Minister!
    As for the other thing - we have our paws crossed for you, that you can get the meds you need and that they prove effective.
    Purr-ayers and best wishes from Trixie, Caspurr, Shimshi and Shimona (aka Mummy).

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    1. Thanks so much! Yeah, if that ol' PM doesn't appoint me to the Senate soon, I'll run against him this fall for Prime Minister, for sure. #Niss4Senate - Tell the PM, today! purrs

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