Sunday, 31 July 2016

I spy with my little eye...

I spy with my little eye...

A FLY!

And it was scrumptiously delicious, for sure. MOUSES!

Just kiddin'.  I don't eat flies.  I sure do like to catch 'em though.  Well chase 'em, actually.  I like to bat at 'em and biff at 'em, but I leave the catchin' for others.

To tell you the truth, those flies are kinda hard to catch.  You think you have one under your paw and the next thing you know, it's flyin' around without a care in the world, a foot or two away.  I mean, a paw or two away.  No, I mean a foot or two...  Awww...  MOUSES!

But did you know that some cats actually do eat flies?  Did you know that some cats call flies, sky raisins?

Bet you peeps will never think of raisins the same way again, huh?

Two scoops...  Ummm...  Never mind.  MOUSES!

So anyway, the other day, I was watchin' a fly at the window and I asked myself, I wonder if I should biff him?  Then I asked myself, I wonder if I can biff him?  Then I asked myself, I wonder if I should outsource the biffin' to Mason?  Then I asked myself, I wonder if I should just grab a nip mouse and get nipped?

For the record, I went for the nip.  MOUSES!

Now here's somethin' I bet you didn't know.

Some of those flies, are are actually spies.

It's true!  You ever hear the sayin', "I would love to be a fly on the wall?"  Well those flies aren't hangin' around on those walls waitin' to be biffed by cats.  No sirree...  Those flies are spies.  That's what that whole sayin' is about, you see.

I've even heard my peeps say it and I can absolutely, positively guarantee that neither of my peeps was wantin' to be a fly on account of the cuteness factor of flies.

By the way, in case you were wondering, flies have a cuteness factor of zero.

Unless, of course, you happen to be askin' another fly.  MOUSES!

But back to the spies...  I mean, flies.  No, I mean spies.  Awww... I MEAN BOTH.  MOUSES!

Now the spyin' flies can always be differentiated from the regular ol' sky raisin flies, by their lack of buzzin' around the window sills, and their propensity to sit quietly on a wall and listen.

A word of advice.  If you're chattin' with a fur-sib about givin' some other fur-sib a smacky-paw, make sure there are no spyin' flies sittin' on any nearby walls, listenin' to the conversation, 'cause believe-you-me, nothin' good ever comes of that.  MOUSES!

I have long suspected that these spying flies are the reason why spies who are not flies, call their listening devices, bugs.

Of course, spies who ARE flies probably call themselves bugs, too.  You know, 'cause they kinda are.  'Cause they're flies.  And flies are insects and insects are bugs and...  Well you get my drift, I am sure.

But peeps who are bugs, are not actually bugs.  No, they're just peeps who enjoy bugging you. BELIEVE ME, I know all I NEED to know 'bout those kind of bugs.  MOUSES!

Of course, any peeps who do actually manage to turn themselves into flies, in order to be flies on a wall...  You know, in order to spy on you...  Well...  Well they would then be flies, spies and bugs. Yup, they would be what those in the intelligence business call a triple-threat.  Peeps like that are multi-taskers, for sure.  MOUSES!

BUT...  But we mustn't forget, sometimes, a fly is really nothin' more than just a fly.  Some flies are simply flies and not spies at all.  But they're still bugs.  You know, 'cause they're flies.  And believe-you-me, with all their flyin' around and buzzin' and stuff, they will certainly be bugging you.  So in other words, some flies bug and are bugs, but are not spies, and therefore not listening to your private conversations about biffing your fur-sibs and then other flies...

Uh...

Where was I again?

Awww...  MOUSES!

Hmmm...

Bottom line is this.  There are two kinds of flies.  There are the sky raisin flies and there are spyin' flies, and it's always best to not confuse the two. After all, you never know who a fly spy might be when he or she is at home and not on your wall, listenin' and spyin' and stuff on you, gatherin' intel on when a fur-sib might be gettin' a smacky paw or a biffin' about the ears.  And if a cat should happen to mistake one of these fly spies for a snack...  Well...  Well let me tell you,  a cry of mouses won't even begin to cover it and that, my friends, is for sure. MOUSES!


58 comments:

  1. I have no problem smacking down an annoying fly ... but they taste NASTY. I just practice my ninja skills on them :) I don't think my Momma needs to spy on me ... she has eyes in the back of her head as it is!

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  2. Dang, I didn't know that Seville. We have what looks to be flies but they are really sub-mini drones flying about. Well, maybe not, but maybe!

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  3. Me and Crockett both eat flies - I wonder if we've gotten any of da spy kind.

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    1. I think the spy kind might unsettle your tummy. purrs

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  4. I think sky raisins are awesome! I caught one once - with my mouth! I've never had experience with the other kind of bug though.

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    1. You caught one with your mouth? That shows real skill, for sure. MOUSES!

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  5. So, what you are saying is that we should just biff all flies in case they are spies because we don't want to be bugged...got it...I need some nip.......
    Marty

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    1. Yeah, if you swallow a spy-fly, rather than a sky raisin, you end up swallowin' the bug and then... Then you've gotta poop it out. MOUSES!

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  6. I've never made a distinction with my flies, Seville...I catch them and eat them no matter what. ~Ernie

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  7. Hahaha. And is a fly in the soup a sky raisin, a spy fly or a bug? Or a different kind of fly altogether?

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    1. Hmmm... Probably depends upon the kind of soup. Cereal however, TOTALLY different story. MOUSES!

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  8. As an inquiring Princess I just need to know, do spiders spy? I mean they hang around a lot and catch spies... er... flies, and do have spi in their names. Ooh, I just realized that we cats are technically a SWAT team! I think I better dig out some body armour.. no need for night vision though! purrs ERin

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    1. I think they might. Probably how they got their name. Spyder likely got changed to spider. MOUSES!

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  9. Well, I simply don't "do" flies or spy flies. Now TKS on the other paw, she gets real excited whenever any flying protein shows up. But she never ever eats those critters

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  10. Mum tries to get us to smack down the flies on the conservatory windows as it saves her the bother!!

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  11. Well flies are nice little crunchy snackables BUT my favorite buggy snack is a moth. They are truly delicious. Trust me on that.

    Hugs, Sammy

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    1. Hmmm... I don't think I've ever tried moth. I shall put that on my to-do list, for sure. purrs

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  12. Our Mum goes mad if she sees us trying to catch flies.

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    1. Mad like angry or mad as in, "There's another one! GET IT!" Inquirin' minds wanna know. purrs

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  13. If some flies are spies, we've better to eat them all, right ? Purrs

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    1. Unless, of course, they turn back into peeps wantin' to be flies on the wall, after consumption. MOUSES!

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  14. I knew it! I knew them flies were spies. Sneaky lil toxic things, smearing germs all over our clean windows. I don't eat them either. The idea of something with legs going down my throat just grosses my mom... I mean, me...out! She goes after them with a fly swatter...highly entertaining to the rest of us. Candy tried to show her how to do it by swatting one off the window with her left paw. She ate it. Candy is new, fresh from being homeless. She told me the fly was chewy, and offered to catch one for me to try, but I passed. I'd rather have rib-eye. Purrs, Herman!!!

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    1. Ummm... Yeah. I would have passed on that, too. Chewy, huh? Ewww... MOUSES!

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  15. Saku is our resident fly trap. Mom bean chases him around trying to keep him from eating the flies with little luck. He's just too fast for her.

    We don't know if he's ever got a fly on the wall, but the front window is a prime hunting spot. Maybe they're trying to get out 'cuz they know he's coming.

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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    1. Might be. And the good news is, the ones on the windows are never spies. purrs

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  16. We always knew there was something off about those flies, for sure.

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    1. Yup, suspicious little buggers, for sure. MOUSES!

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  17. Someone mentioned sky raisins? Yes, we love those. When we see them flying about nothing stops us until we catch them. Both my brother Ollie, and I, eat them too. Not Scout though, she thinks it's gross. ❤️😽 Baggy the Jungle Ninja

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    1. I'm kinda with Scout on that although they sure are fun for biffin'! purrs

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  18. My kitties are like you... they like to bat 'em around, but generally don't eat them!

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  19. Okay.... we're still gonna eat them all, just so you know. Nope, no sky raisin is getting past us. Ever.

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  20. You have got me worried now. I always used to be catching and eating flies when I was younger. Suppose one of them, or worse still, lots of them were fly spies. I can't think of any peeps around here who went missing, but you never know do you.

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    1. Well if none went missin'... Peeps, I mean... I think you're probably safe. Whew! PURRS.

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  21. We have tastier items here. Happy holiday Monday Lammas.

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    1. Don't suppose you have any nip. SERIOUSLY. I could really do with a little nip. Perhaps a creamy nip sauce poured over some fresh tuna? purrs

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  22. I always whap those old flies good and proper whether they be raisin ones or spy ones! They are all very tasty, especially as now the Staff is starving me ...... yep starving me, you heard right!!

    Thanks for coming by and I know we have fellow feeling with the errrr you know errr the little bathroom trouble!! The Staff and the evil vet person think I'm a bit stressed, so I am playing that one to the hilt, you bet ya!!! But she still won't give me yummy kibble, well not much anyway AND she has got me a monster water fall thingy and I shall be telling the whole world soon about that, you can bet your sweet bippy!!! xxx

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    1. Playin' the I'm-really-stressed card will get you all sorts of benefits like massages and behind-the-ear scritches and stuff. You'll be de-stressed before you know it but whatever you do, don't tell your peeps. You want to keep gettin' the extra lovin' for as long as possible. purrs

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  23. Well Seville what then would ya' call those nasty mini flies we call gnats? We don;t offen get those regular flies or spy flies in our house but we do get a lot of those mini fly gnats. One even tried to furce it's way into mommy's mouth da other night. Do ya' reckon it was carryin' a disease and maybe da commmunists sent it? We're sure they're up to somethin'. Da mini fly gnats dat is, not da Communists. Altho...

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Not sure I've ever met a gnat. Don't think I've ever swallowed one. Your mum find it tasty? purrs

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  24. we don't see them too often Seville, but occasionally. I love whizzing thru the room nipping at them.

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  25. MOL MOL MOL!!! Don't get flies very often in our place, but when we do, the kitties all love chasing and batting at them. . . cute post Seville!! ♥♥♥

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    1. Now I'm waitin' for the crickets. I've been hearing 'em outside and every year, one of 'em gets in. Don't know how but one always does and drives us all CRAZY tryin' to find him. purrs

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  26. I say kill all flies to be on the safe side.

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  27. Seville, mes leaves the fly chasing and catching to Mommy these days. Mes LOVES to watch her as she wields her purple stick crashing and bashing and swatting! So far this summer she has knocked over both the bedroom lamps and the floor lamp in the livingroom's shade is bearing some scars and rips from being batted by the Mommy's stick waving! Mes thinks it is flies 4 and Mommy 3......
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. OH. MY. MOUSES. Nellie, you have SOOOO gotta blog about that. Bet it's HILARIOUS to watch! purrs

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  28. Hehehe we don't have problem with flies here as mum and dad hate them and so hunt them down and kill them as soon as the get in the house,xx Speedy

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    1. They're on those flies like... um... flies on honey? purrs

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  29. Flies are pesky things - this is how we deal with them:- Biff, Bash, Chomp aka BBC and then the nip to take away the taste!!! MOL

    Purrs

    Basil & Cox xox

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    1. Biff, Bash, Chomp and repeat when necessary. MOUSES!

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