Sunday, 13 March 2016

gone missing

Hmmm...  I've looked upstairs and I've looked downstairs.  I've looked inside and out.  I've looked underneath stuff and on top of stuff and even in drawers but for the life of me, I can't find it anywhere.  MOUSES!

Oohhh...  I should look in the car trunk.  It could be there, I suppose.  Never know what you might find in that ol' trunk.  Once, a little while back, I found a...  But I digress.

Be right back.

Nope, it's not there, either.  MOUSES!

The garage!

Mouses that garage is a mess.  Peep #1 really needs to go through all that stuff and throw some of it out.  Most of it's junk, really.  Don't think anyone would ever want or need...  But again, I digress.

By the way, it wasn't in the garage, either.

At least I don't think it was in the garage.  Truth be told, it was kind of hard to tell, what with all that junk and stuff, stuffed in there.  MOUSES!

Now where else should I look?  Where else can I look?  Actually, I don't think there's anywhere else left to look.

But it's gotta be around here somewhere.  I'm sure I saw it just the other day.  In fact, I think I saw it only yesterday.  MOUSES!

Wait a minute.  Just wait a cotton-pickin'- mousin' minute.  I know exactly where to look.  I should look in my froggy bank.  I bet it's in there, for sure.

What is a froggy bank, you ask?

Why, a froggy bank is a bank where I keep all my savings.  You know, the money I'm saving up to invest in nip futures and the like.

What makes a froggy bank different from a piggy bank, you wonder?

Well one is a frog while the other is a pig.  Not all that complicated, really.  Not when you think about it.

But why do I have a froggy bank instead of a piggy bank?  That's what you'd like to know?

Tell you the truth, I'd like to know that, too.  Long story short...  Peep problems.  MOUSES!

And short story long...

You see, way back when, my brother Nissy sent Peep #1 out to get a piggy bank for all of us cats but when she returned from the store, it was discovered that she had bought a froggy one, instead.  No one knows why.  No one knows how.  Oh sure, we kind of know how.  I mean, obviously, she went and bought a little hollow ceramic frog instead of a little hollow ceramic pig but what we don't know is how she confused the two.  She had been given clear instructions.  Clear as day, really.  My fur-family and I have discussed this over and over and over again and the only thing we can think of is that maybe she just didn't know the difference.  You know, the difference between a frog and a pig.  Clearly the peep is not that well schooled.  MOUSES!

But let me go check on that bank and see if I can find what I'm looking for in there.

Not in the froggy bank, either.  MOUSES!

You know, I figured it would be in the froggy bank, for sure, what with a froggy bank being a place to keep savings and all.

Pardon me?  For what am I looking?  You'd like to know for what it is that I'm searching all over the place?

Why, I'm looking for the missing hour, of course.  You know, the hour that went missing sometime during the night when Daylight Savings Time began although why daylight would go missing during the night when it's dark...

WAIT A MINUTE!!!  Of course daylight would go missing at night when it's dark because daylight is always missing in the darkness of the night.  Why didn't I think of that before?  MOUSES!

But come to think of it, that little epiphany hasn't helped me at all.  Not one bit.  The hour is still missing and truth be told, as it's now the middle of the day, so is the dark.

Hmmm....

Well as the missing hour is be nowhere to be found, I guess it is lost.  Lost forever and ever and...

What's that?  Really?  REALLY?  You don't say.

BREAKING NEWS... Missing hour will return Sunday November 6th, when Daylight Savings Time comes to an end.

I guess the missing hour is on vacation or something.  You know, vacationing for the summer.  Or maybe it was sent off to summer school where it could learn about telling time and the difference between frogs and pigs and froggy banks and piggy banks and useful stuff like that.  That would make sense.  That would make lots of sense, I think.  Bet that's what it's doing, for sure.  MOUSES!

42 comments:

  1. I'm glad you solved that mystery! I sure do wish the humans would stop playing with the time!

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    1. I know! Peeps are ALWAYS getting into mischief, for sure. MOUSES!

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  2. How does that hour do it, go missing like that? Does it slip away in disguise, or does it have a passport and flies out? purrs Erin

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    1. I think it flies out. I've heard 'bout "time flying" a lot. purrs

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  3. Only you would think to go looking for a missing hour! MOLMOL.

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    1. Well it's supposed to be coming back. Hope they're right about that! purrs

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  5. Oh, thank you for telling us what happened to the missing hour. Jan loses things so easily, we just assumed she'd lost it.

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    1. Her too? Yeah, my peep would lose her head if it weren't attached. Hmmm... Hold on. Oh Peepers... Let me take a look at that neck of yours and make sure your head is still attached. purrs

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  6. We still don't like this changing hour business,
    but we did like getting breakfast early :)
    Now, supper will be early too!
    WOOT! Oh, stop looking for that hour. We like it as it is now!
    We don't want is back in November!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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    1. You don't? But what if it's all lost and lonely and... Never mind. I like early breakkies, too. PURRS

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  7. Thank you, thank you so much for solving the mystery, Neville ! We heard that we would lose one hour within two weeks because of DST, and we didn't understand why and where time could suddenly fly like this. Purrs

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    1. Yeah, that ol' hour flew the coop, for sure. purrs

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  8. I am glad you solved the mystery and your hour will be returned in time for winter.

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    1. I wonder if it will be happy to be back. purrs

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  9. Goodness you are one smart kitty Seville, we know we could not have figured out that hour will come back someday.

    Sorry, it got lost at all. We is lucky kitties because we live where time doesn't get lost or found. Hey, maybe your time is visiting us? Hmmm...guess we'll have to think about that.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  10. Thank COD you figured that out, Seville! We were a little stressed at losing an hour here, too, but good to know it'll be back later in the year! :)

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    1. Yup, that ol' hour purchased a return ticket and everything. purrs

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  11. We can't wait for that hour to come back!

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    1. Oh my mouses! I wonder if it will bring prezzies. You know, it would be nice of that ol' hour to bring us kitties prezzies after going away on a trip. purrs

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  12. I think da hour went on Spring Break.

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  13. I want to see this frog bank. I can't wait to get that hour back, it is so wrong of it to leave on vacation for such a long time.

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    1. Just an ol' ceramic frog, is all. But do you know something? It's orange with a touch of yellow. Not green at all. MOUSES!

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  14. I THOUGHT losing that extra hour meant we were going to get dinner an hour earlier! But my human forgot to put out the frozen raw discs until late, so we wound up getting fed the same time as usual... or an hour later than usual if you were looking at the clock.

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    1. So when we were all early, your dinner was late? MOUSES!

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  15. I think it's silly for that hour to disappear every year then SLINK back in the Fall. What's with that anyway? It's disruptive and rude and throws the world into a tizzy every single time. Sigh. Only humans could come up with Daylight Savings Time!

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. You got THAT right. Kitties would never, in a million years, fiddle around with time... Hmmm.. Speaking as a time-travelling cat who uses whisk time-travelling technology, maybe I should rephrase that. MOUSES!

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  16. Our Human says that they steal - er, BORROW - an hour now so that Mr Sunshine will go to bed an hour later throughout the spring and summer and that way, we can enjoy the sun puddles for longer. A whole extra hour of sun puddles in the late afternoon!
    Hmm - sounds good, but we have this feeling that there's a catch there, somewhere.

    Wait a minute... Humans are supposed to be intelligent, aren't they? At least, THEY think they are! So how come they haven't figured out that this means Mr. Sunshine will also be getting up an hour later, so we have an hour less of sun puddles early in the morning?!
    MOUSES!!!

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    1. 'Cause peeps never think, that's why. MOUSES!

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  17. Glad you solved that puzzle, Seville. We wouldn't want you fretting about that hour for the next eight months. That could really wear out a cat's brain. MOUSES! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. It sure could. Needed to figure out 'bout that hour, for sure. purrs

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  18. Seville, I am sick and tired of that hour coming and going. I want "them" to pick one and stick WITH it instead of this silly event time a tear. How about you?

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    1. I TOTALLY agree. Pick one and stick with it, for sure. MOUSES!

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  19. This is the first time I didn't get up on a soapbox about this ridiculous messing with time. I guess I forgot to change it. All who have heard my rants agree I should ignore always ignore it because my computer changes it for me on my lap top.

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    1. At my house, all our clocks are slightly different anyway so really, what's an hour here and there? MOUSES!

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  20. Oh, Seville, you are very intelligent! Your brother Nissy would be proud! We can't wait for that ol' hour to finish it's school or vacation or whatever and come back. It leaves in Canada, too? I thought you guys would be able to put an end to that missing hour. An hour summer vacation or summer school or whatever. Geeez. Or should I say, MOUSES!?

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    1. Yup, it disappears up here, too. I think there's one province where it doesn't though. Maybe THAT'S where MY hour went. MOUSES!

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  21. we have hope our "in charge Peeps" in California will do away with that stolen time

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    1. You think they might? If so, let me know how that's done, okay? Okay. purrs

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