Well, I had my last check-up for my knee, yesterday. My doctor was super pleased with my progress and I was super-duper pleased to hear that. She said my knee was looking good and healin' nicely. Yay!
Let me tell you, I'm really happy 'bout my knee getting better 'cause it means I'll have a little more freedom around here. I'm thinkin' I'll be able to get rid of that moused-up harness of mine. It never was a good idea, you know. It's not like I'll walk with it on. I either just sit there with the peep standin' next to me or I let the peep carry me around the garden. Hard to nibble on grass while you're being carried. Believe me, I've tried.
And then there was the incident. Remember the big scary yellow beast? That was bad and, of course, would never have happened had it not been for my wearin' of the harness. But I did get myself a pretty neat nickname out of the deal... Houdini. That's right... you can just call me Houdini. Hehehe...
Anywho... to celebrate my sort of new-found freedom, Ol' Peepers let me me walk about the garden yesterday evening, harnessless. She was still there with me. Walked right along beside me, keepin' an eye on me and everything, but there was no harness attaching the two of us together. No harness holdin' me back from wherever I wanted to go. It was wonderful.
First thing I did was head on over to the nip garden.
Remember? Ages and ages ago, Ol' Peepers promised me a nip garden which is, of course, my favourite kind of garden. Nip gardens are the best. They're better than any other kind of garden out there. They're amazing.
I was so excited 'cause I hadn't been over to the part of the garden where the nip was to be grown since all this business with my knee began. I walked right over to the cage which was erected to enclose the beautiful plants that are the nip, closed my eyes and breathed in deeply. Mmmm... Hmmm? I breathed in deeply again and... and... and nothing! Wha???
I opened my eyes and what did my eyes behold? My eyes beheld nothing! Not a nip plant in sight. I said to myself, "This can't be right."
I looked up at the peep in absolute disbelief. She was lookin' pretty sheepish, for sure. She opened her mouth to explain but all I heard was "baahhh... baahhh... baahhh." Once again, Ol' Peepers had moused-up the growin' of the nip. MOUSES!
"Nissy, I've started some more seedlings. I promise," I heard between the baahhhs. "But let me show you what I got for you today," she begged.
Ol' Peepers then picked me up and carried me over to where there were some pots sittin' by the driveway. She set me down next to two of them with some funny looking leaves and flowers. I sniffed them a couple of times. Nope. Not nip. "Excuse me, Peepers, but these are not nip," I said.
"I got you Valerian!" the peep exclaimed with some sort of weird and unexplainable excitement.
You know, sometimes the best thing you can do with a peep is just give them 'the look' so that's just what I did. I mean... what am I gonna do with Valerian? I don't even know what Valerian is. I do know one thing about it though. I know that it's not nip.
Then, out of the corner of my eye, I saw the most wonderful thing. The peep must have been foolin' with me 'cause I saw the most beautiful thing in the whole wide world. I saw the most beautiful patch of nip that I had ever seen in my life. It was so green and lush and healthy. It was amazing! Even though I wasn't supposed to be runnin' around yet, I just couldn't help myself. I dove into that patch of nip. I had to. It was calling me.
I landed right in the middle of the patch, opened my mouth and chomped down on the nip leaves growin' before me. Mmmm... Mmmm? Ewww... Yuk! Friggity-frack der quack-der-knack!!! LEMON! It was a patch of lemon balm! MOUSES!
Of all the rotten things to do to a sweet little kitty like me. Of all the most rotten ways to trick me. Of all the... of all the... of all the... MOUSES!!!
So I picked myself up out of the patch of lemon balm and walked over to where I saw some grass. It wasn't the nice, premium tender grass I know and love so well. It was just a clump of tough old stuff the peep hadn't yet gotten around to digging up. Good for hacking up a hairball or two though. So I munched on that a little and thought 'bout just where those hairballs might land. Still thinking about that. Gotta make it a good spot. I'm pretty sure Ol' Peepers deserves it. MOUSES!
Nice to hear you are getting better. Soon you will be able to sneak out and have some adventures in town!ReplyDelete
We're so glad you've been making terrific progress and got to be harness-free out in the garden.ReplyDelete
Not so good about the lack of nip. Don't criticize your human too harshly...OUR nip didn't come back from last year. Who can kill nip??? Our human, apparently.
Have you ever tried silvervine? It's like nip on mega-steroids. Not sure it can grow in our eastern Canadian climate, but we scored some powder a while back. Wowza! Maybe your human can get some for you too.
Spitty sent me some powder but I haven't tried it yet. Right after the parcel arrived, I got hurt. Peep said I should wait to try it when I was all better in case I got super wild on it or something.Delete
The vine is some kind of kiwi, I believe. Hardy kiwi grow here but I don't think it's the right kind of species. If only...
lemon balm? that stuff is YUCKY!!!! that was not nice.ReplyDelete
Oh No Nissy, that is horrible. Maybe the Mom will plant some more nip for you. The silver vine is great stuff. Sure glad to hear that your knee is getting better now. That is great. Take care.ReplyDelete
But, at least you can enjoy the freedom while you wait for the nip!ReplyDelete
yay! you are feeling better and healing nicely.ReplyDelete
but boo to the disappearance of your nip garden. that's sneaky of them to do that to you :)
Emma and Buster
What a day you had! From the highs of the good report at the vet to the lows of not having any nip! And to be presented with the smelly Valerian instead. The nerve!ReplyDelete
Oh Nissy - how could your human do that to you. NO NIP! Horrors! M is wondering why you don't take off running while you have your freedom? I sometimes get a zippy streak outside, so I need a harness and leash to keep me in check if I want to zoom! You must be extra good boy!ReplyDelete
We're sorry for the lack of nip, but glad to see that you feel better ! Loupi and ZorroReplyDelete
dood...we dunno much bout valerian but werd on de streetz iz itz az good az nip.....bein nip buzzard upperz, we canna say for sure...but we haz hurd oh customerz switchin over ta de mitee root....way glad yur kneee iz lookin good N yur feelin grate...keep up de grate werk N yes, lemon balm doez knot cut it !!!ReplyDelete
We are so glad to hear your knee is doing well and you got your nip garden finally. We do has a question are you sure you won't walk on the leash fing cause you secretly liked being carried by your peeps?ReplyDelete
Hey Nissy, we've got a secret that we are only sharing with you. Tomorrow is Calista's 1st birthday and she has lots of nip to share, both fresh on the plant and dried, whichever you prefer. She'll be inviting any nip head who wants to celebrate with her to stop on by. You might come on over now before she posts her invite so you can get your fill. Get rid of those hair balls at home before you come over. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista JosetteReplyDelete
Peepers! Prepare the teleportation device.Delete
Nissy, you keep horking up those hairballs until she plants you some more nip!!ReplyDelete
Nerissa, you were GYPPED! I hope you find a really good place to leave those hairballs.ReplyDelete
P.S. I don't know why your human expected you to be so excited about the valerian - isn't it the ROOT, not the above-ground part, that contains the "good stuff?"
Well I am just thrilled with your out n' about adventure pal!!!ReplyDelete
Valerian is flowers? I like my plague ratsy but don't like the new valerian cow TW got me. You been Jobbed, dude!ReplyDelete
Holy CAT, Nissy. hope you hurled an exquisite amount of tough grass in VERY inconvenient places after THAT nasty trick!ReplyDelete
Maybe if the Peepers pulled UP that valerian and let you at the ROOT, Houdini?? Maybe then it would be interesting?? But sheesh! She's had all this time you've been recuperating when she could have been growing NIP for you, and nuthin'? She's got nuthin'? I'd pee on sumfing for sure.ReplyDelete
never mind abou the green stuff Nissy that will get sorted out the main thing is you are well on the way to being back to normal,woohoo!xx SpeedyReplyDelete
After everything you have been through they do THAT to you?? Wanna move in with me pal?!ReplyDelete
Glad you are on the mend my little feline friend :)ReplyDelete
YAY Nissy! Happy to hear you got the "all clear" from the vet on that knee of yours. At last - more freedom to roam! AND I'm sure before you know it your catnip garden will return bigger than ever. In the meantime, that valerian stuff is supposed to be pretty danged good too - give it a try!ReplyDelete
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
Glad Nissy you are allowed out for a little bit without the dreaded harness. Mouses what's happen to your nip? Not on and no lemon balm does not sound good to chomp on. Have a tremendous Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
I would say she for SURE deserves that! What a cruel joke! No nip?ReplyDelete
We are sure glad to read that your knee is getting better, that is PURRFECT news!
Hairball depositing is great fun Nissy! Projectile hairball depositing is an art form! Practise makes purrfect, buddy ;)ReplyDelete
dood...ewe noe we dunno zippo bout geogruffeez, but hope ewe iz Ok up yur way N ewe N yur familee N friends iz knot in any crazed flooding like calgaryReplyDelete
I glad your knee is better. :)ReplyDelete
Hey Buddy! The Human has started working on our Plan for Monday! We hope you are still willing to be Lord Chancellor for a day. Is it okay if we use a picture of you??? I might need to placate some of your countrymen who don't understand I come in peace and only for 24 hours!ReplyDelete
OMC no catnip, but Valerian. You better use your hissing... I mean, Houdini power and get rid of that cat mint...ReplyDelete
what ever shall you do with the peep#1 Nissy?? I mean even my Mom Linda knows you like the nip, A LOT!! Good luck with that valerian stuff...it about made me feint it was so stinky!!! So purrlesed you are healing so very well, purrrs, your blog pal SavvyReplyDelete