Sunday 29 December 2013

I got mail?

I did.  I did.  I really, really did.  I got some major mail over the holidays, for sure.

On Friday, there was a notice in the mailbox sayin' that I had to go to the post office to pick up a parcel. Well you know how I don't like goin' in the car, right? Right.  So I sent the peep.

There was a parcel to be picked up and the man at the post office said that I, Nerissa the Cat, had to sign for it but...  well...  I wasn't there so the peep signed for me.  Hope no one noticed our little switch-a-roo there.  Couldn't be helped.  Like I said, I don't like goin' in the car.

Anywho...  the peep picked up the parcel and when she came home, I checked it out.  It was a box.  It was a very interestin' box.  A very interestin' box, indeed.  I looked at it from all angles.  Being an extraordinarily inquisitive cat, I investigated that box as thoroughly as any box has ever been investigated in the history of catkind.

There was printin' on the box in foreign languages.  That's right...  languages.  Languages with an 's' as in plural.  On the box was printed, Die Post, La Poste, La Posta.  Hmmm...  now what could that mean, I thought to myself.  Of course, I knew, instinctively.  Must mean mail or somethin' like that. But why the three languages?  German, French and...  and...  and Italian?  Yes, definitely Italian.

"How do you know that La Posta is Italian?" the peep asked.

"I know stuff," I answered.  "I know stuff about other countries and the languages cats and peeps speak there.  Check out my badge from the FBI.  Like it says, I'm an international mancat of mystery.  International," I reiterated.

I was still checkin' out the foreign words when I spotted, Swiss Post.  I knew in an instant from where that parcel had come.  I knew right away that it must be from my pals Loupi and Zorro who write the amazin', Swiss Cat Blog.  I immediately deduced that they were my Secret Paws.  Yoo-hoo!  YOO-HOO!!!  My Secret Paws prezzie had arrived!

By this time, Seville had appeared on the scene.  He wanted to help me open my prezzie and in the spirit of Christmas, I let him.  Together, we checked out all the stuff inside the box. There were all sorts of prezzies and each one was carefully wrapped in pretty coloured tissue.  Lovely, I thought.

It didn't take long before Sivvers and I had ripped open those prettily wrapped prezzies.  What fun we had.  There was a wand toy with feathers and another toy that looked like a butterfly with feathers and nip.  There was this great toy that looked like a giraffe's head and neck.  I grabbed hold of it by its neck and played and played and played.  What fun.  What fun!  There was even a blanket.  It's super soft and I played on it with my new toys for ages yesterday afternoon and after I finished playin', I had a nap on it.  Very comfy blanket for nappin', for sure.  Oohhh..  and there were treats! There was a bag of treats for my fur family and me and a box of treats for the peep.  Chocolates, she said.  The peep likes chocolates so those should go down very well.

There was even a card.  Actually, there were two cards but one was for the peep.  The important one was for me, of course.  It was really nice.  It said, Dear Nerissa and siblings.  We wish you all a Meowy ChrissyMouse 2013! and was signed by my pals, Loupi and Zorro.  Neat, huh?  It even had their pictures.

I wanna thank Loupi and Zorro from the bottom of my heart for the wonderful Secret Paws prezzies they sent to me.  I love 'em!  Yup, I love each and every one of 'em.  My brother Seville really loves 'em, too.  Won't be long now before all my fur-sibs are loving 'em up.  They're pretty amazin', for sure.

But all this Secret Paws stuff got me to thinkin'.  Thinkin' about how maybe I should be lookin' for a new peep or two.  Loupi and Zorro's mum had put such care and effort into wrappin' my prezzies. What a wonderful job she did with them.

But I know for a fact that when Ol' Peepers wrapped up the prezzies I was sendin' to Kizzie over at the wonderful blog, Kizzie Cat, she didn't do nearly as well as Loupi and Zorro's mum.  MOUSES!  The peep said she had wrapped the prezzies in tissue and then sealed them in plastic bags so that none of the post office peeps would get high on the nip or anythin'.  Yeah...  right...  like that's gonna happen. Wait a minute...  it could happen.  If Canada Post employs cats, it could happen for sure.  You know us cats with the nip!

Then I asked the peep what kind of card she had enclosed for Kizzie.

"Card?" she replied.

MOUSES! Peepers.  You forgot to enclose a card?  What will Kizzie think of me?  Of course, Kizzie probably knows the reputation of my peep.  Doin' a million and one things the month before Christmas and not gettin' any of those things right.  Rest assured, Kizzie, had it been I who had packaged up your Secret Paws prezzie, there would have been a card.  Sorry 'bout that.  Sorry I didn't do a better job of supervising the peep.

Basically, Peep #1 got a major FAIL on the Secret Paws stuff.  She didn't wrap Kizzie's prezzies in pretty paper like Loupi and Zoro's mum wrapped mine.  She forgot the card.  Goodness knows what else she messed up.

Oh, that's right.  I happen to know exactly what else Peep #1 messed up.  Where do I begin...

Well, she sent out my BFF's prezzie late.  That's right, she mailed Herman's prezzie so late, I'm positive it didn't arrive in time for Christmas.  You all know Herman from the incredible blog, It's a Wonderpurr Life, right?  Right.  Anywho... Stuff takes longer than a week to get places when you're not usin' egg beater technology, Peepers.  She did manage to do up a card for my pal Herman but it had to be taped onto the outside of the parcel 'cause she forgot to put it inside before tapin' the parcel up.  MOUSES!

And then there were the Christmas cards that were never sent out.  I recieved amazin' cards from some of my twitter pals like Nancy Cake Face and Angel Phi and Dylan.  Beautiful Christmas cards, they sent me.  But what happened to the cards I was sendin' to them?  Good question.  Let me put it this way...  I think I'll be sendin' the peep out for Happy New Year cards to send to my pals 'cause the Christmas ones never got mailed!  Maybe I should skip New Years and send 'em for Valentines Day.  If she starts on Valentines Day cards now, surely they'll get to my pals in time for that.  Again I say...  MOUSES!

I will also be sendin' Ol' Peepers out for a thank you card for my pal, Savvy, who writes the fantastic blog, Savannah's Paw Tracks.  Savvy made a donation in my name to help save the wolves.  Wasn't that nice?  I like wolves.  I don't think I'd ever wanna meet one face to face or anythin' but I still like 'em and I wish peeps out there would stop persecuting them and doin' awful things to such beautiful creatures.  Wolves are people too, you know.

Now I think that's all the stuff the peep screwed up regarding my mail.  Hmmm...   How did this become a post about the peep screwin' stuff up?   I had planned on writing a post about all the wonderful mail I received this holiday season.  I guess Ol' Peepers just did one too many screw-ups and her messin' things up out-weighed my glorious receivin' of the mail.  Once more I must say...  MOUSES!

Oohhh...  and a VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR! to everybody.  My next post will be on New Year's Day but I wanna get in my greetings for everyone early just in case Ol' Peepers, here, screws that up, too. MOUSES!


  1. Nissy it sounds like that around our house. It's a good thing we got Mom started on Christmas cards in NOVEMBER!!! YOUR SP looks fantastic!!!

  2. Hi Nissy, we're so, SO happy that you finally got the parcel ! We're sorry that it arrived after the official Chrissymouse Day, but, most of all, we're glad to see that you enjoyed it with your siblings ! Purrs

  3. Wow, NISSIE! Poor ole Peepers. We know she tries really hard just like ours does. But we have to remember, humans just cannot do things as well as we cats can, and they sometimes screw up big time. All your friends know that, so you don't have to worry when it happens. We all just take it for granted. Your prezzies from your Secret Paws look wonderpurr. We know your sisfurs and brofurs will enjoy sharing them with you. Happy New Year! Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  4. That was a lovely Secret Paw package you got from Loupi and Zorro. The blankie looks very snuggly for playing on with your new toys.

  5. Hey you know what that means Nissy?you had an extras Christmas day!yippee!xx Speedy

  6. Oh Nissy, what a wonderful gift! And I am glad your peeps followed through so well for you. Your coat is beautiful in case I haven't mentioned to before. I love your markings. Me, plain black.

  7. What a great package of fun toys and that blanket looks so comfy. Poor Ol' Peepers. She sounds like a lady I know.

  8. Poor baby...humans try but sometimes not hard enough :) Pawsome Secret Paws!!!

  9. Oh Nissy! What a lovely pressie you had all the way from Switzerland!! :) Loupi and Zorro are so sweet. But I totally understand about the deficient peeps!!!! Oh yes I do!! Mine is just as bad, if not worse. we didn't even do Secret Santa this year :( And I think she ran out of my cards (though she don't own up to that).

    Tell you what! we could do a peep swap! See if we can do any better with each other's. Maybe they would try harder. Though probably not!!

    Anyway, just want to wish you a happy New Year, Nissy, just in case she forgets to come back at the proper time!! xoxox

  10. How awesome to get such a nice Secret Paws package from Loupi and Zorro! Sadly, my human wasn't much better in the wrapping department for our Secret Paws, and it is also late - in fact, it is still on its way. So if you are thinking of replacing your human, Nerissa, don't look here 'cause you won't do any better with mine!

  11. That sure was a great package from your pals, Loupi and Zorro! Enjoy your presents!

  12. Hi there Nissy. Our Peep is just as bad. She didn't even do the secret paw deal. She is just useless. But your package was just terrific. Lots of good stuff. So you all have a fun day playing and eating. Take care.

  13. Now that is a brilliant secret paws package and will keep you all amused for some time. Enjoy x

  14. What great mail. You are lucky to get all that stuff! Lee and Phod

    1. Yes, I was VERY lucky to get all that stuff. I just wish that my peep had been better at helpin' me get stuff out to other cats. I feel like I let 'em down.

  15. Meowzers such great secret Santa paws gifts you got all the way from Switzerland !

  16. Well, you did get some darn good goodies Nerissa so maybe keep the peep on for a while longer. She did go pick up the package so you wouldn't have to go in the car!

  17. What a great Secret Paws package you got from Loupi and Zorro. But we're sure the other cats will understand that you have a deficient peep and that's why they didn't get their stuff from you.

  18. How exciting to get all your Secret Paws stuff! We bet it is awesome and that you are going to have tons of fun with it! Happy New Year to you Nissy...we wish you all a 2014 filled with health, joy, peace, love and prosperity!

  19. Holy COD. Nissy, you need an ASSISTANT PEEPER to your Peeper!

  20. Kizzie says, "I've fully recovered from the nip-induced trance, thank you, and don't worry about lack of a card, the presents themselves were lovely and that was enough for me".

  21. Oh Nissy I feel your Mom had never pawticipated in the Secret Paws thingie and had NO IDEA how things "should" be done....she did include a card with our package we sent BUT she didn't wrap up the presents inside! You heard right - NO WRAPPING! Well, we learned a lesson - not only are people incredibly generous and wonderful and creative for this Secret Paws thing, they do it up FIRST CLASS - PERIOD !! In the meantime, I think you made out big time with that present you got - looks like tons of great stuff and I think that blankie looks very nappable indeed! Enjoy everything.....oh - and Happy New you and the whole human and animal family!

    Hugs, Sammy

  22. I still have a Halloween gift I haven't sent out
    *hides face in paws*

  23. Oh Nissy!! I am so purrleased you like wolves!!! My peeps have actually visited wolf Haven twice in past years...pawsome place! And Mom did not do a bang up job last year with Secret Paws cuz she didn't know she outta put something in for the hoomans...but she and I did a bang up job this year...prezzies for the 4 kitties AND prezzies for the hoomans. Concats for sure

  24. Nissy, Mamma manages to upturn all my thought out plans and intentions. Why do these peeps always have a knack to do that? You received a wonderful gift, and YOU deserve it! Happy New Year!

  25. What bootiful gifts, Nissy.
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    (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Have a Blessed and Prosperous New Year!

  26. Yes Nissy there should be a cat-help group for dealing with our peeps! Dad is way lax and tries to get out of it with that cheap cop-out that "manly men are not good wrappers". Mouses! I am a Manly Tomcat and can wrap a prezzie! He did get the cards out so I have to give him a B+ I suppose.
    That is one great package. Those Swiss cats are amazing!
    Your pal
    Timmy Tomcat

  27. happee 2014 guyz….heerz ta happee nezz, health, loves N hope two nite ya get
    sum high qualitee grazz N nip N hope ya findz a donut shoppe open round 3:18 AM when ya haz de muncheez !!

  28. Happy new Year Nerissa and family!
    On the topic of Moms, they is totally hopeless. What would theys ever do without us?

  29. wow look at all that great stuff!!!! I bet your soooo exited!!!!
    ((husky hugz))
    "love is being owned by a husky"

  30. I hope 2014 proves to be a good year for you and yours!


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