Well, the last week or so has been pretty chaotic at my house. You see, the peep was on this committee thing for what is called a flower show. I don't know if any of you have ever been to one of these flower show thingies before but they're usually pretty nice, I hear. I wouldn't know for sure 'cause the peep didn't take me. That's okay though, I think, 'cause it would have involved a ride in the car and you know how I feel about those.
So anyway, the peep has been working on organising this show with three other people. Sure, there were other really nice peeps helping them with stuff but there were only four of them actually on the committee - making sure everything ran smoothly and taking responsibility if stuff went wrong - so the peep had a lot resting on her shoulders, if you know what I mean. I'm so glad I wasn't on that committee 'cause I still haven't figured out if I, as a cat, even have shoulders... never mind having all that stuff weighing 'em down.
And the peep wasn't just organising stuff. She entered things too. That meant more chaos for me. All week long she's been picking stuff and getting containers and things ready for her arrangements. She says she made nine of these supposed 'works of art' but I couldn't say for sure as I never saw any of them. Could you believe it?
And to make matters worse, she made these arrangements in my office where I have my computer where I write my blog and I couldn't get in there all day Thursday as she was busy as a bee sticking flowers here and sticking 'em there and sticking 'em just about everywhere! She says it was 'cause she was using lilies and she didn't want me to get sick from getting their pollen on my beautiful fur coat 'cause we all know that lilies can be deadly to us cats if we ingest any part of them, right? I think she just didn't want me seeing her stuff in case it turned out that I might be able to make a better one or something. I'm pretty sure that was it. I'm pretty sure that was the reason for my being locked out of my office for an entire day. Thank goodness it wasn't a posting day 'cause then I would really have had to put down my paw. Put in down right in the middle of one of those arrangements and given it a right good smoosh, I think.
Turns out, the peep did okay at the show. Not great, but okay. The judge was really tough, she said. But she did win Best Arrangement and Best in Show. She won it with her Holiday Composition but again, there's no proof. Oh yeah, there's a big ol' frilly ribbon she brought home but she could have picked that up anywhere. I would have liked to have seen some pictures as proof. But do you know what? Not a picture in sight. At least not of the winning one. She took some pictures of some others but not one of the big winner. Very suspicious, I think. Yes, very suspicious indeed...
So, peep #1 was busy keeping me out of my office all day Thursday. Then, she went to the show hall that night to take in her entries and accept some from a few other people. Then, she had to be there bright and early Friday morning to accept more entries. And then, the show took the rest of the day and I didn't get to see my peep at all until Friday night. Boy-oh-boy that was a long time. I was almost even beginning to miss her. Could you believe it?
Then yesterday morning, it happened. The peep must have realised that I hadn't had a proper cuddle in at least a couple of days and all of a sudden, she spotted me, scooped me up in her arms and literally covered me all over in kisses. She kissed the top of my head, the back of my head and I think she even got me on my side. Thank goodness it was first thing in the morning and she had yet to put on her lipstick. That stuff stains my fur coat, you know. And she held me and she cuddled me and she apologised for having been so busy and neglecting her loving-up-of-me duties. I have to tell you... I was well and truly peep handled. Yes... that's definitely what happened to me, yesterday. I was peep handled! Peep handled by the peep! Ooohhh... the indignity of it all.