Sunday, 1 October 2017

aloha

Aloha, my friends.  ALOHA!

Seville the Cat here, reportin' from Hawaii.

NOT!!!

Not even close, my friends.  NOT EVEN CLOSE!  Not only am I not in Hawaii, I'm not even anywhere warm, at all.  Not anywhere even close to warm, my friends.  Not even close!

Last night, you see, we had...

FROST.

MOUSES!

Oohhh..  This mornin' offered up a chilly reception, to be sure.  Why, I could practically see my breath in the air.

And when I say practically see my breath, what I REALLY MEAN is that had I gone out first thing in the mornin', I'm pretty sure I would have seen my breath, for sure.  However, I, bein' the ever-so-sensible cat that I am, stayed inside 'til it got a bit warmer.

MOUSES!

The peep's plants, however, were not so lucky.  They had been out all night, and...

Well...

Well frosted they got, for sure.

MOUSES!

The tomatoes?  They're dead.  Not that they were doin' all that well while alive, but at least they were still breathin'.

Kinda.

Sorta.

I think.

The basil and rosemary plants, she brought inside.  Good thing, too, on account of the state of those tomatoes who had been left outdoors.  Did I mention they were dead?

And the lettuce is...

Well...

Well actually, the lettuce is still growin' very nicely.

'Cept for the ones someone sat upon and squished, the other day.

MOUSES!

And if you happen to hear any reports of lettuce plants havin' been sat upon and squished by an incredibly handsome marmalade cat....

IGNORE 'EM, for those reports are the very epitome of fake news, for sure.

Kinda.

Sorta.

Maybe.

Maybe in a I-had-my-paws-crossed-behind-my-back-when-I-told-the-peep-it-wasn't-me kinda way.

And in related news...

You have any idea how difficult it is for a cat to cross his paws BEHIND his back?  We cats are simply not built that way.

MOUSES!

And as for the nip...

Well...

Well let's just say, I'm pretty sure the peep WOULD LIKE to claim that the one little survivin' nip plant we had, was killed by last night's frost, but truth be told, it was lookin' as bad yesterday, BEFORE the cold arrived, as it does today.  Truth is, it was a sorry excuse for a nip plant before, and is equally as sad, today.

What?  What's that, Peepers?  What are you babblin' on about now?

I did too.

Yes, Peepers, I did.  I did tell my readers we had a killin' frost last night.

No, Peepers, I did not.  I did not tell my readers that it was the frost that killed the nip plant, for that, ol' Peepers of mine, would have been a lie, and...

What do you mean I should have helped you grow the plant?  Growin' nip is YOUR job.  Imbibing in the nip is mine.  And...

And actually, I did help.  There was that day, remember?  That day when I felt so sorry for the little tyke of a plant, I tried to give it mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  You know, to bring it back to life.

Okay, so it might have been more like an into-my-mouth-the-nip-went kinda resuscitation, but still...

But still, I only ate two leaves.

I left the other three.

And in related news...

It has been ruled MERELY COINCIDENTAL that the squished lettuce plants that were supposedly sat upon by an incredibly handsome marmalade cat, happened to be growin' right next to the pot containing the nip plant requiring mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.  You know, the nip plant with only five - I mean, THREE - leaves.

MOUSES!

11 comments:

  1. ALOOOOHA Narissa!...NOT! Fun bloggie kiddo! Watch that nip plant... and remember leaves of five makes all things jive! MOL! *paws behind heads, chillin*
    Ciao/Meow,
    BJ & TJ

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  2. I know...October is the turning point. But...just remember...come Spring, catnip comes back stronger! xo

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  3. I am sure whoever sat on those lettuce plants was trying to keep them warm. We thought we were going to get a frost, but we were spared this time. Thanks to your peep for the kind words you left on Facebook on the loss of Phoebe. XO

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  4. Don't worry about the lettuce plants, Seville. I'm sure they'll go in the next frost anyhow.

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  5. * falls of chair in a fit of giggles * Oooh Seville did YOU sit on the lettuce *shocked ears*.

    Our seeds are just coming up. Courgettes and pumpkin, tansy and tomatoes!!!

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  6. Fall has fallen here and a lot of my favorite smells are now gone from the garden......MOUSES!

    Hugs, Teddy

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  7. Well I reckon them there lettuce had crinkles in them and the culprit... er... the helpful soul was just helping them get flat again. I mean peeps don't like crinkles on things, even themselves!
    Toodle pip and purrs
    ERin
    PS... nip does need to be pruned regularly to stimulate new growth, which is very similar to resuscitation, well in my book MOL

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  8. I thought you were riding the Pineapple Express thwre for a minute!

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  9. Hmmmm... frost.... That's probably heading this way too, although so far so good.

    Purrs,
    The Chans

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  10. Hey Seville! At my house when the dew is on the pumpkins...and turns to frost, Dad drags out a tarp to drap over our Florida palm tree. It's now pretty wide. Not really tall, but it's 20 years old and grows slowly. Dad covers it, binds it in place, and then sticks a heat lamp on his foots when it is supposed to frost at night. Maybe your Peep could buy the lettuce a blanket... and bring the nip inside. Just for safe keeps.

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  11. MOL! Mom potted up some nip & brought it inside for me, but it's not lookin' too well these days. And my mom can't blame it on Mr. Jack Frost, 'cause he won't show up for another month or two in these parts. It's a good thing our Mom's aren't trying to make a living in the nip trade. You & I would starve if that were the case! Tee hee hee!

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