That's right. That's just what she did. That ol' peep #1 of mine was fraternising with the enemy.
It all happened a few weeks ago. Nosey neighbour cat's mom came over and asked if peep #1 would please look after nosey neighbour cat for a week while his family went on vacation. And peep #1 agreed! I couldn't believe my ears. Nosey neighbour cat is the enemy. Does the peep not understand this? Probably not. She can be awfully slow on the uptake at times, you know.
So all week long long, the peep went over to nosey neighbour cat's house every morning. She would greet him with sweet "good mornings" and "did you sleep wells" just as if she was greeting me or someone else in my fur family. Oh, what traitorous behaviour the peep displayed that week. She would clean out his litter box and freshen up his water dish although I don't know why because every morning... every single one... that nosey neighbour cat would come on over to my house and spend the whole day in my garden. That's right! He came over every single day for the whole day long. And, the peep expected us all to get along with one another. Talk about great expectations.
So nosey neighbour cat spent his days in my garden, breathing my air and lying in my sun puddles. Using them all up, and everything. Then, in the early evenings, peep #1 would go outside and call for him while dangling his house keys. And to add insult to injury, nosey neighbour cat would then proceed to show me up. That's right. He would run to my peep and walk back across the street with her and walk alongside her all the way down his driveway and wait patiently at his back door while she unlocked it. Then they would enter his house, side-by-side, and he would wait while she filled up his dry food and gave him a package of the soft he likes best and freshen up his water dish once again.
I know about this 'good behavior' of nosey neighbour cat because the peep told me all about it. Bet that was part of his plan, all along. You see? Showing me up or what? Ooohhhh... what a devious mind that cat has. You can just see the deviousness in his eyes, can you not?
Well, nosey neighbour cat spent his nights in his own house and thank goodness for that. But when the peep returned to me each evening, she smelled of him. She smelled of him all over. She had obviously picked up and cuddled that nosey neighbour cat. Probably wished him sweet dreams and told him his family would be home soon and that they'd be missing him and all that jazz. Oohhh... I just know it. I could smell him on her from head to foot.
And every day the peep would tell me how we should feel sorry for nosey neighbour cat 'cause his peeps were gone for a whole week and he was terribly lonely. She would tell me how we should have empathy for the little bugger. Okay, she didn't call him a bugger. I added that 'cause I felt it was appropriate. 'Cause quite frankly, any cat who spends his days trying to hone in on my peep's affections must be a bugger. Do you not agree?
Well, things are back to normal now. Nosey neighbour cat's family is back and the peep isn't going over there anymore. And just yesterday morning, he was over here causing quite a stir with my brother Rushton and the peep suggested he go back to his own house if he couldn't play nice over at mine.
Then last night, the peep had to break up a disagreement between nosey neighbour cat and the cat who came back and let me tell you, the peep was the worse for wear after that one but that will be another post for another day.
And, if I'm not mistaken, I think I even saw nosey neighbour cat sneer and growl at the peep one day. So like I said, back to normal. Things are well with my world and my life is good. Hmmm... think I'll go take a nap. And if the peep is really, really lucky... I'll overlook her transgressions and maybe give her a little cuddle and some purrs later on. Yeah... sounds like a plan, I think. Sounds like a plan.