It began like any typical day at my house. Peep #1 started up the coffee pot before dishing out some breakfast for us cats. Then she refilled our water dishes and topped up the bowls of dry food. Grabbing a cup of freshly brewed coffee, she headed into my office to turn on the computer for me, allowing me to work on my blog. I followed behind.
I was busy clickin' the keys with my claws when I heard her. "Who did this?" she cried. "Who got into this?" I continued to work on the computer. I had just started writing 'bout my next adventure and I didn't want to lose focus. If I ignored the peep's questions, perhaps she would stop askin' them. I had work to do and I didn't need a pestering peep slowin' me down.
"Nissy," demanded the first peep, "do you know anything about this?"
I briefly looked up from the keyboard. There was Peep #1, holdin' the bag of nip from our dear nip-growin' friend a couple of communities away. This particular friend grows the best nip in the world. She grows it organically in her special nip-growin' soil and then harvests only the best parts of the nip plants before drying 'em ever so carefully. Every fall this friend gives us cats a bag of her extra-special, super-duper, especially strong nip. "Nope, never saw it before in my life," I replied.
"Never saw that baggy before, Peepers. Now stop pesterin' me woman. I have work to do." I went back to typing, ignoring the noises emanating from Ol' Peepers. I concentrated on the computer screen, afraid to look back at the peep in case she made eye contact with my rather guilty lookin' eyes.
Shortly afterwards, my sister Mason came trottin' into my office. She sat down next to me and whispered in my ear.
MOUSES! According to Mason, a cat-sized cell phone had been found next to the bag of nip in question. She didn't know if there were any pictures of the nipped-up cat chewin' and clawing through the bag on that phone but the possibility existed. Talk around the house was that one of my brothers or sisters had that phone. Mason swore it wasn't her. She was just actin' as a go-between. What would I pay for the phone?
Now, I don't have a lot of money. I have the money in my froggy bank. Don't ask. Long story short, Ol' Peepers doesn't know the difference between a pig and a frog. Apparently, they don't teach that at peep school. A kitty sends their peep out to buy 'em a piggy bank and they come back with a frog. MOUSES! But that is another story for another day.
But the money in my froggy was ear-marked for an investment in nip futures. I couldn't use that. What to do... What to do...
I knew in an instant what must be done. I dashed outside into the cold, icy snow. In the garage, I found what I needed. I knew it was there. I found the little toy car I had discovered buried in the ground while helpin' the peep with her gardening last summer. Every now and then we find stuff buried in the soil. Usually it's just rocks and whatnot but quite often it's some broken glass, sometimes a not-so-broken glass bottle and once in a blue moon, we find a real treasure like this car. The peep had tucked it away on a shelf in the garage but I had watched her puttin' it there so I knew exactly where to look.
Okay... I had a car. I knew from watchin' the news that when you wanna buy back a possibly incriminatin' phone, you offer the cat with the phone a car and some money but like I said, I didn't want to use the money in my froggy bank. Hmmm... COUPONS! Aren't coupons the next best thing to money? They have entire television shows 'bout how peeps use 'em in place of money.
That's when I remembered how that ol' spammy spam-face spammer, Mr. Anonymous Spam had been tryin' to get me to put up a link up on my blog for his site about couponing. I could go to his site and get some... Nope. That's wouldn't work. I deleted that site address before it ever hit the presses. MOUSES!
Then I had it. Sometimes Ol' Peepers cuts out coupons from things and puts 'em up on the shelf in the kitchen. A jump onto the counter and a swipe of the paw later, I had 'em. Coupons for cat treats and a bag of oatmeal. Oatmeal? Whatever...
I immediately put out the word. I told Mason I would buy back the phone left beside the half-chewed through bag of extra-special nip. I had a car and some coupons. I could offer a car and some coupons in exchange for the phone. Who would accept my offer?
Mason left the office to tell the other cats. She never returned. She never again mentioned the phone. I have this nagging feelin' that that phone is gonna come back to haunt me one day. MOUSES! A cat has just gotta be more careful with his phones.
Nissy-Pooh, we'll have our award you gave us up Thursday, and we'll pass it on to someone else.ReplyDelete
Now following your blog, by The Google Friend Connection:)ReplyDelete
Aww what am adorable post ! Loved it (((hugs ))) from your husky buddies over at "love is being owned by a husky"ReplyDelete
Yep, trouble may be comin' your way, Nerissa!ReplyDelete
Oh boy, sounds like trouble is on the horizon for you!ReplyDelete
dood....9) never trust gurls...ever...2) hope de cell batt ree goez out ...4) if a pay off in cash & cue ponz doez knot werk, try trout.....6) if de car haz gas...keep on drivin !!ReplyDelete
You do manage to get yourself into some scrapes Nissy!ReplyDelete
Oh brother, you are in a mess of trouble now - that's TROUBLE for sure! I'd pack my bag and go on vacation until things die down pal. You can always come and stay with me.ReplyDelete
Precede with caution! Lee and PhodReplyDelete
Uh oh, Nissy...this isn't gonna end well for you.ReplyDelete
hop on over on Thursday as I left something for on my bloggyReplyDelete
Nissy, you need one of dem untraceable "burner" phones next time to conduct your business! (That nip sounds really fantastic!)ReplyDelete
Nissy, your life is SO much more complicated than mine.ReplyDelete
Say, I posted about my awardie today! Thanks! Come see ;-)
On no sounds like trouble coming. Have a tremendous Thursday.ReplyDelete
Best wishes Molly
Gosh Nissy I don't have a phone and I think I'm glad I don't. You know me - I do a major load of napping every day and a phone would just interrupt me and make me grumpy. They sound like a big complication though and I join in with everyone else here and say BE CAREFUL and proceed with some caution. Exchanging a car and coupons for a phone - sounds like you're officially a "dealer" now?!?!?!?!ReplyDelete
Kitty hugs, Sammy
Looks like you're going to need to come up with something more valuable than some coupons and a car if you ever expect to see that phone again. It just may require breaking into that froggy. We'll sure be interested in seeing if it ever appears again. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Lisbeth and Calista JoReplyDelete
EEEK not sure how this is going to end up Nissy!ReplyDelete
Nissy I grow cat nip too and my 3 cats LOVE IT!!!! So glad you have someof your own!!! You have a good friend!!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a story!ReplyDelete
Duh-uh. Now we know why Mommy says she's so glad she was able to enjoy being young and silly without having to worry about being on Youtube or catmailed!ReplyDelete
Are you getting into some trouble ? We hope that it will end well for you ! PurrsReplyDelete
The half of a twin was not to big for Joker!!! he could stretch out when he needed to!!ReplyDelete
Sure hope that phone don't show up. Great story.ReplyDelete
Hi Nissy, wow what an adventurous life and edge-of-your-seat suspense! You're a great storyteller. Waiting for the next chapter.ReplyDelete
Mowzers dood! You live a much more exciting life than WE do! MOL!ReplyDelete
You had us in suspense well and truly there, Nissy!ReplyDelete
BTW your secret paws present has arrived, Kizzie loved it, and thank you for mine too.
Yoo-hoo! YOO-HOO!!! purrsDelete
Uh-oh, Nissy! Maybe you could snoop around in your brother and sister's things while they are having a nice long nap.....maybe sacrifice a little of your dinner so everyone has a nice full tummy so you have plenty of time to look for that phone. <3ReplyDelete
What a great tail you tell. I can't wait for the catclusion of the missing phone and who catnapped the catnip!ReplyDelete
ummmm...was that phone....purrhaps.....pink???ReplyDelete
Nope. I don't have a pink phone. You know someone with a pink phone, Savvy? Hey... didn't we find.... Never mind. purrsDelete
Wowwzers! All that excitement!!!ReplyDelete
OH MY COD!!! I too need to be carefuls. I have quite a career when Mom is asleep!!!ReplyDelete