Wednesday 2 April 2014

puddle water

I enjoy a good puddle as well as the best of 'em.  I LOVE a good puddle! Nothin' beats a good puddle, if you know what I mean.  A good puddle of an excellent vintage just can't be beaten.  But this past weekend, the puddle situation was gettin' a little ridiculous.

Let me start at the beginning...

A week ago today, we had the blizzard.  Yup, the Great Blizzard of 2014, it was.

Okay, maybe it wasn't all that great.  To be honest, it really wasn't great in any kind of way. Certainly not great as in good and not even great as in size but it did dump about a foot of snow on us and knock out the power for several hours.  That, and the fact that it arrived when we were all gettin' anxious for spring, earned it the name, The Great Blizzard of 2014.  At least, it did at my house.

Anywho...  No sooner was the blizzard over but the weatherpeeps were warnin' us of another storm. "Another one!" I cried but to no avail.  The weatherpeeps totally ignored my cries and sent it anyway.

Late Friday afternoon, it began with a little smatterin' of rain, here and there.  By sometime on Saturday, the raindrops were all fully present and accounted for.  It rained Saturday night and then all day Sunday.  It rained and it rained and it rained.  "Enough already!" cried I but again, to no avail. It just kept on rainin'.

Because of the rain, there were puddles EVERYWHERE.  Now like I said before, I love a good puddle.  I do.  I really, really do but the best time to enjoy a fine puddle of water is immediately after you've been enjoyin' a sunpuddle.  You get up from your nap in the sunpuddle and walk over for a sip or two of puddle water.  But the thing is, it's pretty hard to have a nap in a sunpuddle when the sun has been driven off by all the rain and all the sunpuddles are filled with water and really, are nothin' more than puddles.

Ahhh...  the sweet taste of puddle water.  Cool and refreshing with just a hint of outdoorsy flavour.  Like a fine, vintage wine.  EXCELLENT.

One day, I'm gonna find a way to bottle up puddle water and sell it on E-Bay or somethin'.  I've been tryin' to figure out how to do it but so far, I've been stuck at the bottling stage. You see, the best part of puddle water is the fact that it comes in a puddle.  You put it in a bottle and you've got bottled water.  Not the same thing.  Not the same thing at all.  Not nearly as good.  Back to the drawing board for the puddle water factory for me, I should think.  MOUSES!

But I digress....

It was still rainin'.  Yup, it rained all day and it rained all night and then on Monday, it rained some more.  I seriously expected the peeps to start buildin' an arc or somethin', it was rainin' that much.

But the peeps were too worried to be buildin' arcs and whatnot.  The peeps were worried about tables.

Remember that ol' water table that lurks underneath my house?  I blogged all about it in my post, "tables of water," when it was threatenin' to rear its ugly head a little while ago.

So the hole in the basement was lookin' a little damp early on in the weekend but by Sunday night, it was containin' some water.  The water table was makin' an appearance.  By Monday, it was gainin' strength.  Higher and higher it crept until by Monday night, it was only three inches from the basement floor.

I gave it a full inspection as only a cat like myself can do.  I waved a paw over the hole in the floor and allowed the aroma of the water to waft toward my nose.  "MOUSES!" I cried. "This water has no aroma at all.  It's nothin' but water.  No puddle aspect to it, whatsoever.  What good is that?" I asked the peep but she ignored me.  Rude, I know, but I'm givin' her the benefit of the doubt 'cause I think she was worried we might be in for an indoor swimmin' pool... AGAIN.

But by late Monday night, somethin' miraculous happened. The rain, durin' the day, had been goin' back and forth between rain and freezin' rain and ice pellets and whatnot but by Monday night, it was lookin' like snow.  SNOW!

Yesterday mornin' I awoke and the ground was covered in white stuff as far as the eye could see. Not a lot of it.  Not enough for any sort of shovellin' to be required but it was...  EVERYWHERE.

Personally, I was not overly impressed with the arrival of the white stuff.  I figured it was some sort of cruel April Fool's Day joke on the part of Mother Nature.  Don't mess with Mother Nature, they say. DON'T MESS WITH NERISSA THE CAT, is what they should say.  The white stuff was interferin' with the spring programming of my Bird TV, not to mention the complete and utter lack of sunpuddles for nappin'.

But believe it or not, the peeps were happy about the white stuff.  The fact that the weather had turned colder and the rain was now snow meant that the table of water was no longer bein' fed from above and would be able to sink back into the underbelly of the Earth and leave my house alone.  Of course, it also meant that there would be no indoor swimmin' pool for this year but really, I think that's sort of a good thing.

I am now currently awaitin' the return of the sun and some sunpuddles.  Perhaps if I have a nice little nap in a sunpuddle or two, inspiration will strike and I'll be able to figure out how to bottle up those puddles 'cause I just know that when all that snow melts, there will be puddles galore.

After I figure out the bottlin' aspect, I'll be lookin' for investors. Any takers?  My bottled puddle water is gonna be the best thing since sliced bread, for sure.  Maybe even better 'cause you know...  cats don't eat bread and I, Nerissa the Cat, am a cat and that, my friends, is a fact.


  1. Snow? Really? Here in Belgium, the sun is shining and I'm wearing my summer dress :-p

  2. I don't think I have ever had any puddle water but I do have a woofie friend named Puddles!

  3. When your factory is up ans running,we'd like to order some bottles.We're indoor cats and never get to taste outdoor puddle water. We could make some indoor puddles...oh...hang on a bit...indoor puddles down go down to well what we're saying?
    The REAL Maple Syrup Mob xxxxx

  4. We sure wish you could bottle up all your water and ship them over to fill up our dams!

  5. I can't believe the weather you are getting, Nerissa. So NOT-spring like. And I worry about that table of yours, too.

  6. dood....if ewe used jugs wood it bee de same az bottled...then ewe could put de jugz out o doorz....let de puddle water inta de jug wear it wood still kinda bee a puddle sorta coz it wood puddle in de jug....wide based, then cork it, N procezz it N make a for choon !!!

  7. Well Nissy, it seems that you have those puddles all figured out. Just hope those sun puddles come back soon. They are much better than rain puddles. Have a great evening.

  8. Nissy we've never tried puddle water but we think your ebay idea is excellent!

  9. Nerissa, enough of this weather right? I'm *supposed* to like to roll in muddy puddles but I have to admit I'm too spoiled to get near those puddles. I'll just stick to the sun version of the puddles :-)

  10. I hope you get your sun puddles soon! We have just started to see some sun around here. It was snowing last week here as well (of course Detroit is pretty close to Canada). Cinco and Manna are definitely excited about the sun beginning to creep out.

  11. Oh I hear ya Niss! This winter has been one of the craziest I can remember!!!
    We have been getting the same as you pretty much between rain, ice pellets and snow, we personally prefer the snow. Snow is much more fun to play in!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  12. oh no! No sun puddles?! We will keep our paws crossed that the sun comes out to give you warm sun puddles for napping :)

  13. Great post!
    ❀Siamese Smothers and Tuxie Tickles❀ from Mikko and Jax at Happiness is Siamese!

  14. We hope the sun hurries up and brings you sun puddles soon.

  15. Nissy you weather is even crazier than ours! Here is hoping you get lots of SUN puddles and a lot less of the other kind!

  16. Oh noooooo not a Blizzard! It's supposed to be Spring. Well, tomorrow and Friday we're supposed to get snow and sleet and ice! We're not thrilled about that either. Mousies is right!

  17. Nissy, we love us a good puddle or even some birdy bath water, but we get plenty without having to buy any in a bottle. We think maybe you need a new plan to earn nip money. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. Hey dude!! Long time no see, ov-coarse you gotz to know it'z de mom'z fallt ^..^ alwayz claimin to be bizzy an all. "geesh" what doez one have to do to get ol' man Winter to move on......, it'z bin a slow go aroun here too, ov-coarse we hopez to cod we done wif all dat snow! Hopefully it will be blue skiez and smooth sail fur you real soon buddy ^.,^ an good luck on de puddle in a bottle thingy ^.,^

    Purrz & Kissiez frum de gurlz ♥♥♥

    & Headbonkz frum us dudez ^..^ x2

  19. Water, water, everywhere (and snow...), it's not spring ! But you're right, puddle water tastes like nothing else. Purrs, Zorro

  20. rain here mate,it was sunny yesterday but this mornig rain*sigh* xx Speedy

  21. I never understood why my friendly ferals will ignore the water bowl that I slavishly wash and fill with filtered water, just to walk down the yard to drink in a muddy hole! There must be some extra yummies in the yard water that is missing from the bowl water. Thanks for the knowledge, Nerissa...I'll try to make the bowled water a little more appealing.

  22. MOUSES! I have never ever tasted puddle water. Being indoor only and all so I really like the idea of investin' in that bottle idea Nissy. I have a lot of extra Frisky Party Treats seein' as how that's about all my Secret Santa cared to give me this past could I like maybe send you some of those to invest??? Better than green papers for sure.

  23. I love to drink puddle water. It tastes so good.
    You know what Nissy ... I'm really happy to live in the Côte d'Azur. We had à lot (really a lot ...) of rain last winter, but no snow, no ice ! And know it's spring time.
    Your weather is ... not really cat frendly.
    I hope that "your spring" will arrive soon.

    PS: about your comment on my blog. Nat à Chat said "je la trouve magnifique". Magnifique means georgous. She thinks that I am georgous ! Of course I am .....

  24. It'll be great idea to sell puddle water on e-bay. But you have a good point...once it's bottled for shipping, it's no longer puddle water..... :-)

  25. Kizzie says she might give puddle water a try some time, as she enjoys the stuff in the pond so much.

  26. Um, does snow water count?
    We have almost a FOOT of it here today.
    Mr. Spring has some 'splaining to do.
    ; ) Katie

    1. YES! It does!!! Melted snow makes EXCELLENT puddles. You've gotta wait 'til it melts, that's all. Oh, and make sure none of the snow, prior to meltin', was yellow... if you know what I mean. purrs

  27. Yow Nerissa me finkz dat STOOPID snow n rain come frum us over here to too cried to da Heevenz n purrayed fer it to pass us one lissenin up in da skye n we got snow on april fool'z Day too...
    It iz around fureezin here n wet snow again....if it comez yer way me iz tryin to send it to Australia but me nott havin any luck!!!
    We IZ glad dat yer watur table went back down; whew it iz alwayz sumfing izn't it??
    Me not seen any sun puddlez since Tuesday!
    Diz iz gettin so old izn't it??
    Yr furend (still sittin in 2 feetz of snow here) Nylablue xoxoxo

  28. Personally Pusia knows exactly what Nissy means. The wet stuff is ok but as soon as the white stuff starts coming down it's time to hibernate!

  29. You're a lucky boy, Nissy. A nap in a sunpuddle followed by a sip of vintage puddle is a joy I will never know. I do enjoy a good sip from plant water drippings--it has a special je ne sais quoi.....

  30. I hope you get lots and lots of sunshine and all that nasty snow melts away!!
    xo Catherine

  31. MOWZERS, Sinking Table and Snow Puddles. Our minds boggle!


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