Wednesday, 15 April 2015

the publishing caper

Previously, on the DashKitten blog...  This may take a little while, could you keep an eye on things while I get to work? Nerissa????  Where has the boy gone...

Silver looked to both his left and his right.  He twitched one ear, angling it so that he could listen for any traces of sound but heard nothing. Nothing but silence. Jumping onto the desk before him to get a better view, he scanned the room.  Nerissa was nowhere in sight.

"But he was here just a minute ago..."  Silver's voice echoed in the empty room.  Shaking his head, he went back to work, hacking into FitCat Publishing's computers.  There wasn't time to wonder what kind of mischief Nissy had gotten himself into this time.

Meanwhile at the other end of the hall...

"Oh my gosh!  OH MY GOSH!!!  Just look at this paper!," Nissy exclaimed, excitedly.  Putting his nose to the huge paper roll before him, he breathed in deeply.  "Ohhh...  HEAVENLY.  That Savvy is a genius, for sure."

Following his extremely sensitive nip-sensing nose, Nissy had discovered the printing press room for FitCat Publishing.  In it, were rolls upon rolls of Savvy's new invention, Necata Paparus.  He jumped up on one of them and breathed in the heavenly scent of the catnip-infused paper.  It was marvellous.

"This stuff is amazin'!" Nissy squealed with delight.  "Durin' the month of April, a portion of all sales of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes goes to one of my favourite causes, Anjellicle Cats Rescue of NYC.  And we're gonna sell so very many books if they're printed on this incredibly nippy paper.  The more books that are sold this month, the bigger the donation for Anjellicle Cats will be.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!  This is the best."

Nissy glanced over at the door to the printing press room.  "I should probably go find Silver and see what I can do to help.  He did ask me to be on the lookout while he was hackin' into the FitCat computers to adjust the settings so that the presses would accept this paper.  I should probably go do that now but..."

"But this paper is just so amazin' I don't know if I can leave it just yet."  Nissy was torn.  Silver might be in need of his help but at the same time, how on earth could he leave a room full of paper infused with nip?  He was faced with a dilemma of astronomical proportions.

Hopping down onto the floor, Nerissa began to inspect the rolls of nip paper.  "I wonder if Savvy has sent enough of this stuff," he pondered aloud.  "Actually, it looks like there's quite a bit of it here.  Hmm..."

"I wonder if maybe there's a roll of this nip paper to spare!"  He counted the gigantic rolls within sight.  "By gosh and by golly, I do believe there is.  I think that just maybe it would be okay if I were to take one of these rolls - just the one - of nip paper home with me. After all, today is April 15th and April 15th does happen to be my birthday.  If a kitty can't have a roll of nip-infused paper on his birthday, when can he? Gosh, I could wallpaper a whole room with this stuff. Carpet it, too. Nip-infused wallpaper.  Wall-to-wall nip paper. Oohhh... What a plan."

"But I'm thinkin' that Silver and Savvy might not approve.  What to do...  What to do..."  Nissy sat back on his haunches and thought for a moment.  "Clearly, I need to get this roll of nip paper out of here without either of 'em findin' out.  MOUSES!"

So he set his plan in motion, managing to roll one of the huge paper rolls into the hallway of the FitCat Publishing offices.  It was hard going as the roll was so big and he was only the size of a cat. Also, the paper roll kept insisting on unrolling as he pushed it along.  "MOUSES!" Nissy cried in frustration.  "This isn't workin' at all."

Nissy thought he heard a noise ahead and peered down the hallway.  Had Silver heard him working with the roll of nip paper?  He knew he needed to make less noise to prevent being caught.

"Excuse me," said a rather refined, young voice.  "But who are you and exactly what are you doing with that paper?"

"Who am I?" Nissy asked.  "Who are you?"  Extending a paw he greeted the somewhat familiar-looking young ladycat with, "Name's Nerissa.  Nerissa the Cat."

"Oh I know you.  You're one of the authors of the book my human published."

"Of course, you're Summer!" cried Nissy.  "Very pleased to meet you, indeed.  As for this paper, I'm just uh...  borrowing one of these rolls for a bit.  Borrowing...  Yeah, that's it.  Quality control, nip inspection sort of thing and all that.  With it being a new kind of paper and all, inspections must be done."

Summer narrowed her eyes a bit and stared sternly at Nissy.  "I've heard talk, Nerissa.  Some say you're a bit of a nip head.  Are you sure you're not just trying to keep one of these paper rolls all to yourself?

"Well...." and Nerissa pawed at the floor where he was standing.

"Besides, you'll never get that roll of paper into the elevators.  It's far too large," explained Summer.  "But I may have a solution."

Working together, Nerissa and Summer managed to cut one of the rolls of nip paper into smaller pieces that could be packed into boxes and easily transported home.  Nissy could hear Silver steadily working away on the computers in the next room and hoped that Summer was unaware of his presence although she was clearly a highly intelligent cat and he suspected she had known all along exactly what the two cats had been up to.  After all, she never did question the fact that the paper for Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes had been replaced with Savvy's very special Necata Paparus.


Special guest appearance by Summer, courtesy of the Sparkle Cat blog.


And we're havin' a GIVEAWAY!  Savvy, Silver & I are givin' away copies of Rescued: The Stories of 12 Cats, Through Their Eyes to three lucky readers.  To enter, simply leave a comment on one, two, or preferably all three of our adventure posts.  You many enter only once on each post. Draw is open worldwide unless prohibited by law.  Deadline to enter is 11:00pm, ADT on Sunday April 19th, 2015 and winners will be announced on my blog, Wednesday April 22nd.  purrs


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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.




76 comments:

  1. *jumping up and down with glee* *clapping paws* APAWS! APAWS! pawsome conclusion Nissy. Great job!! Fab photos and where ever did you find that roll of my nip paper. I counted accurately and I just know there was NO extra roll.

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    1. Um... Let's just say, the possibility exists that you might need to manufacture one more. purrs

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  2. Pawsome! So you sneaked the roll out and Summer even knew you replaced the paper. I knew she’d go along with you.

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    1. I know! She seems to know EVERYTHIN'. MOUSES! purrs

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  3. Wow Nissy yous vewy own nip paper. Dat's pawsum. What an adventure y'all be havin'. Weez have of course seen da book all ovew da blogosphere, we sure hope lots of gween papers be waised fur da wescue. Have fun.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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    1. That Savvy sure is smart. So happy she invented nip paper and in time for this month, too! purrs

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  4. We can hardly wait to see the family/rec or will it be office, redecorated with the new paper. Nissy, you are a bit of a nip-head, old fella. *giggles*

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    1. Got my paper. Now all I need is some glue... purrs

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    2. Perhaps you could find a way to make nip glue too :)

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    3. Nip glue? That would be AMAZIN'!!! purrs

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  5. Great post! Mes enjoyed revfurry bit of it! Mes sorry mes had to wait until today to reads it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. It only went live today so actually, you are EXACTLY on time. purrs

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    1. Thanks so much! Havin' a good one, for sure. purrs

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  7. Happy Birthday Nissy, great story too, you have some super friends there. Hope you had a GREAT day.

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    1. I DID have a great day. Had REAL chicken and nip and LOTS of cuddles. purrs

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  8. That was amazing and I will have to find out if Amazon has nip paper!

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    1. Yup, just type in "nipped version" in the nippy box. purrs

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  9. Pawsome! We want a nip version of Rescued! :)

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    1. Of course you do! I do, too. purrs

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  10. Happy Birthday Nissy! You've got quite an adventure! What do you think Glogirly would do if we replaced all those rolled papers in the bathroom with NIP paper!?

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    1. Oh, I think she'd like it. You should go for it, for sure. purrs

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  11. Happy Birthday, NISSY!

    Congrats on your book & how kind of you to give away a copy!

    Brenda Perrott Williamson (and @wildeoscarcat too)

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    1. Thanks so much! I had a super great twelfth birthday, for sure. purrs

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  12. Happy birthday, Nerissa! I just want to say, I get the feeling that it was no coincidence that Rescued was reviewed by The Catnip Times this week!

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    1. Coincidence or all part of the plan..... purrs

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  13. Givin stuff to others is nice.


    Luv,

    Angel Keisha and Murphy the Poodle

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  14. Hehehehe that has to be the perfect Birthday gift ever Nissy,xx Speedy

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    1. Yeah, thank goodness Savvy was able to invent it! purrs

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  15. What an amazing tail - er - tale - er - tail - er - well it's a great story Nissy! Who knew all that went into publishing a book.......I do think I'd like to have a roll of that nip paper around here for emergencies though.

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. I'm hopin' Savvy will start up a business sellin' that paper. It would do well, for sure. purrs

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  16. Wowzer great ending! That Summers a fine lass. If you could get some cheese flavoured colouring for that paper, that would be the bestest ever decorated room!

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    1. Cheese flavoured colouring? BRILLIANT! purrs

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  17. That was a great story and how sweet of Summer to help you. I won't enter because I already bought my copy ( in April :) ) . Hope you had a great birthday!!!!!!

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    1. I did! It was the best. REAL chicken and nip and.... the most beautiful get-well toys, ever! Arrived right ON my birthday, too. purrs

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  18. Nip paper you say, wow, we are in. Could start your very own business all around the world

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    1. That's what I'm thikin'! Sure do hope Savvy decides to start it up. She owns the patent for the nip paper, you see. purrs

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  19. We missed your birthday yesterday Missy but we wanted to say we remembered and wish you a belated one.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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    1. Awww.. Thanks SO much. I had a great birthday, for sure. purrs

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  20. hahaha!!! Love the ending! Fantastic!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

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    1. *purrs & purrs & purrs then purrs some more* PURRS

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  21. Woohoo! Nice work, guys! We need to order our copy of Rescued... thanks for the reminder!

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    1. And thank YOU for supportin' the book! purrs

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  22. Mew mew mew Nissy mee can reelate to yur Dilemma...mee wood bee tron tween helpin an 'nippin' out!!! Summer did save thee day fur you an Silver got his misshun dun too! ;)
    Happy Birthday to you allso.
    And mee commint is: Ladymum LIVSS to read an shee iss stratin to reed to mee....
    Rockin storey!
    ***nose bumpss*** Siddhartha Henry an LadyMum xxxx

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    1. I know. It was a MAJOR dilemma, for sure. purrs

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    2. Purrss...
      Sorry nerissa wee did not get back here as wee nevurr get noteyficayshunss of yur commintss...
      Mee iss allso sorry bout mee spellin; mee was typin bye nitelite mew mew mew.....
      Yurss Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

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    3. Whenever I make a mistake with spellin', I blamed the ol' autocorrect. It spells stuff incorrectly, all the time. purrs

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  23. dood !!! thiz bee a grate storee and what a way ta sell a brate yur birthday....rollz N rollz N rollz N rollz N rollz N rollz N......sorree we getted care reed a way....any mew, heerz bee lated best fishes, happee day wishes & mice creem dishes two ewe ♫♪♫♪♫♪♫...we hope for yur birthday ....ya findz out yur book sold 15 baziilion copeez... and heerz two a yeer a head filled with happee nezz & health ♥♥♥♥

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    1. Carried away by those rolls of paper? Carried away or rolled? purrs

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  24. Nip paper ? Nissy & co, you're amazing ! We would love to read that book ! Purrs

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    1. It IS a great book, if I say so myself. Twelve wonderful rescue stories all 'rolled' up into one book. Yay! purrs

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  25. Now you are talking - nip paper. Gotta get me some of that. We already bought Rescued and loved the book. Great job on your story too pal.

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    1. Awww.. Thanks so very, very much. purrs

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  26. We just read your story in RESCUED, Nissy. Some of our angel siblings and you have a lot in common. We'll send and e-mail when we have the opportunity and tell you all about it. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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  27. Hey, Nissy, do you think Anjellicle Cats Rescue would mind if I featured one of their cats in my Adoptble Cats A-Z? Who would I contact? FB message or email me.

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    1. I bet they would! I DM'd you on FB. purrs

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  28. Belated birthday greetings, Nissy.
    We can see you're very busy but we hope you can make it to our pawty tomorrow.

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    1. I had a GREAT birthday! I'm so sorry I missed the party but am sure it was amazin' with lots of fun. purrs

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  29. We were dealing with the vet today +++ but wanted to stop with our biggest birthday wishes!

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    1. Thank you so very much, my very dear friend. purrs

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  30. I think you're getting into Maffia business with that big roll of almost NIP... paper, Nissy :D You are... three of a kind...marvellous cats :D What? Did you thought I forgot? No way...Happy Birthday, dear Nissy. Hope you had a wonderful day. Wishing you a year of good health and lots of treats and NIP to absorb :D Pawkisses for a Sunny Weekend and 12 Extra for the occasion :) <3

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    1. We had best watch out for that ol' Weasel Syndicate, for sure. MOUSES! purrs

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    1. She sure is! Wise beyond her years - uh, year - for sure. purrs

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  32. So, Nissy, you did get your own roll of nip paper all to yourself. Haha.

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  33. That was awesome! We loved how Summer helped you out. :)

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  34. That giant tp roll cracked me up. We're sharing on the big Caturday group on G+ and hope more book copies sell!

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    1. Thank you Layla! Thank you ever-so-much, my dear friend, for sharin'. purrs

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  35. Don't let us near that paper, pal! There'd be CLOUDS of it all over the place!

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    1. Are you suggestin' that it could be used to make cardboard scratchers 'cause if you are... that's BRILLIANT! purrs

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  36. Happy Belated Birthday Nissy! We sure hope it was swell! So awesome that you swapped in your new nip-infused paper, this is sure to be a hit!

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    1. Awww.. Thanks so much Clooney! I had a great birthday especially since the peeps were worried I might not be around to see it. purrs

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