So I walk into the kitchen the other morning, looking for a snack or something - maybe some Party Mix... maybe some Treat Temptations... maybe a dish of cream... whatever might tempt my taste buds at the moment - and I sense something is amiss. At first, I couldn't quite place my paw on it. Everything appeared to be in order but you know how it is.... appearances can be deceiving.
After my snack, I hopped up onto the kitchen table. Thought I make take a little nap and since the daily paper was still lying there, what better place to nap? Of course, had the paper been open with a peep in the process of reading it, well... that would have been a better napping spot. But a folded up newspaper is still a pretty comfy thing.
I was just settling in on the newspaper, doing my three revolutions before curling up into a little ball move, when I stopped mid-turn. I don't know what made me do it but at that very moment, I looked up at the top of the refrigerator and what did my eyes see? Why, there was nosey neighbour cat! He was on my fridge in MY kitchen! I ask you, just what is this world coming to?
Nosey neighbour cat visits quite a bit. Usually we try to keep him on the outside of the house but he knows where all the entrances are. You never know when he might just wander in. It's not like we cats can keep watch of every door all the time. We try but we've got napping and snacking and other important stuff to do. Usually the big doors are closed when there isn't a peep on guard duty but there are a couple of windows that peeps leave open for us during the day. They're way too small for any peeps to use but we cats can go through them easily enough. Even my brother Rushton can fit through them and he's a pretty big boy. And apparently, so can nosey neighbour cat.
My peep says I shouldn't complain 'cause she's pretty sure my sister Tess visits nosey neighbour cat's house a lot. Tess really likes nosey neighbour cat's mom. Darn that cat's mom for being so nice to Tess, making her like her and all. I don't know if Tess has ever gone into his house but she probably would if she could. And remember, my sister Tess has some magical door opening abilities so you never know, maybe she has been inside nosey neighbour cat's house. Double darn that sister of mine for having those magical abilities!
And you know something? This wasn't the first time nosey neighbour cat was caught making himself at home in my house. One day, peep #1 found him sitting downstairs happily munching on a bag of cat food which he had managed to tear open all by himself. When I heard about this, I was appalled. The peep just laughed. She thought it was funny. Peeps have such strange senses of humour, do they not?
Oh my gosh! As God as my witness... as I sit here working on this post... here comes nosey neighbour cat a-trottin' down my driveway. What can I say? I do believe I am speechless.