Sunday, 11 May 2014

the perfect gift

Anybody see that nip mouse I set aside? ANYBODY?

That was what I asked my fur-fam yesterday.  I looked and looked and looked for that nip mouse I had planned to give Peep #1 for Mother's Day.  I looked all over the house.  I looked in every room.  I looked under beds and on top of dressers and eventually, I found it.

Anybody know who slobbered all over that nip mouse I set aside? ANYBODY?

MOUSES!  The peep isn't gonna want a nip mouse that has been all slobbered over.  Sometimes I wonder 'bout my fur-fam.

Hmmm....  Anybody know where I can order some nip plants?  Cheap?  ANYBODY?

The peep likes growin' stuff and what better stuff to grow than catnip?  I mean, is there anything better?  Not likely.  She already has a pot of nip seeds started but they're still teeny-tiny plus, she's growing 'em for us cats.  Ol' Peepers would probably love some fully grown plants that she could use for herself to make nip tea or maybe a tasty little nipped-up salad or somethin' like that but if I was gonna give her nip plants, I was gonna need to get 'em right away.  I was gonna need 'em like... yesterday.

Then I remembered how Seville had mentioned that the peep wasn't into nip like us cats.  Sivvers thought the peep might rather have somethin' unnipped or whatever.

Anybody know if we have any wand toys on paw that we haven't yet destroyed?  ANYBODY?

Clearly, finding a prezzie for the peep for Mother's Day wasn't gonna be as easy as I had originally thought.

Then I thought about her plumeria.  The peep has developed a bit of an unhealthy obsession over her plumeria plants.  You should see how she dotes upon them.  Maybe she'd like a couple more? Would I be enabling her unhealthy obsession if I were to give her some plumie seeds?

I turned on the computer and hacked into the peep's private affairs.  Uh-huh... Uh-huh...  Looked like the peep already had some plumeria seeds on order but there were some she liked that she didn't order.  Hmmm...  I could always order her up a couple more packages of seed.

Nah, she probably doesn't need any more plumies.  To be honest, she already has enough of 'em.  Those plumies have a way of stealin' the very best sunpuddles in the sunroom from right under my paws.  MOUSES!

That's when I realised that none of the peep's plumies are actually blooming.  They're just sittin' there, occupying sunpuddles.  Maybe the peep would like a blooming plumeria plant.  Maybe I could teleport on over to....

No, I decided.  A reconnaissance mission for bloomin' plumies would be an adventure that would have to wait for another day.  Might need Seville's help on that one and he was too busy washin' his tail and whatnot to prepare the teleportation device.

Yarn!  That's always a great prezzie for a peep.  The peep likes playin' with yarn.  In fact, she likes playin' with yarn so much that she never shares her yarn toys with us cats.  It's true.  She complains when we catch the yarn with our paws or when we chase the ends of the knittin' needles as they go clickity-clack, clickity-clack.  Rather mean, if you ask me.

Oh and you should hear how she freaks out when she's knittin' and all of a sudden discovers that one of us has had the yarn in our mouth, makin' it all wet and slobbery but when you think about it, it's really her own fault.  If she gave us our own yarn toys for playin', we wouldn't have to play with hers.

Scratch the yarn idea.  Peep doesn't need yarn toys if she's not gonna play nice and share 'em.

What to do...  What to do...

That's when it came to me.  Suddenly, I knew just what to do regardin' Ol' Peeper's Mother's Day prezzie.  I had come up with the perfect prezzie for the peep, for sure.

For Mother's Day, I decided to give the peep...  ME.  For one day only, I will be the perfect cat.  I will come when she calls me and let her pick me up and cuddle me and give me lots of love.  I will allow her to smother me with kisses and not squirm out of her arms or anythin' like that.  I will let her give me chin tickles and behind-the-ear scritches and even tummy rubs, never complainin' when I have had enough. And in the evenin', when it's time for Sunday night Masterpiece Theatre watchin', I will cuddle up next to her and allow more tummy rubs and chin tickles and whatnot.

Yup, perfect Mother's Day gift if you ask me.  I've even managed to get the other cats on board.  We will all be perfect kitties for the peep on Mother's Day which should be pretty easy 'cause as cats, perfection is what we do best.  You really, REALLY have to agree.


  1. You are always the purrfect cat!!! Happy Mother's Day to one very special kitty Mom!

  2. You're so right Nissy,Happy Mothers day for you mum,xx Speedy

  3. That is just the purrfect Mother's day przzie, Nissy. We know she will like that one. Good for you to think of that. Happy Mother's day to Nissy's Mom.

  4. Oh, Nissy, that's a wonderful gift for your mom ! Happy Mother's Day to her ! Purrs

  5. I wonder...were you the perfect cat today LOL. Sniff and wags from Laika and Vaks.

    1. So far so good! Only late afternoon here. Preparin' myself for the evenin' snuggle session with the peeps.


  6. Pawsome!
    We think you are the best Mother's Day gift too.
    Happy Mother's Day to your Mom !
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure, JJ
    and Angels Tiger and Tillie

  7. Mes too is trying to be purrfect on Mother's Day, but mes has to tells yous, mes did steal some bacon...
    Mom, you are the centerpiece of our lives.
    Wes can't thank you enough for all you have done.
    You makes us smile when we is sad.
    You are the best mother a cat could have!
    Kisses to YOUR Mommy

  8. Well, dat are da bestest present! I don't think I could do perfect for a whole day though . . .

  9. Oh Nissy, I certainly do agree. You can't improve on perfection!! And Mom's (and in my case, Mum) are pretty special too :) BTW don't you find the clickety click of the knitting needles are just too inviting?!!! ;)

    1. WAY too invitin'. It's like they're callin' to me. purrs

  10. Cats are just TOO perfect for this world,but you know that already,don't you Nissy?
    Love and purrsXXX

  11. Nissy that is the perfect gift, the gift of you!
    Wishing everyone furry or not Happy Mothers Day.

    ♥Angels Abby&Grace♥

  12. HAPPY MOTHERS DAY!!!!!!!!!
    Have a super fabulous day!!!!!!
    ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

  13. ;) Purrfect Mum'z Day giftie Nerrisa!!! Me deecided dat too...let Mum pick me up n kiss NEBER EBER let her do dat befur ;)
    Me will snuggle Mum thru Materpeece Theeatre too....
    Aren't we pawsum??? Rite, rite????
    Lub Nylablue =^,,^=

  14. I hope it worked out as the perfect cats for today. Happy Moms Day!

    Cats of wildcat woods

  15. What a priceless gift! Happy Mother's day!

  16. Meez bets shes wus fwilled. Dat's always da bestest purrezzie. Happy Muddew's day tu yous mommy fwum sis Lexi and meez and ow mommy.

    Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

    Dezi and Lexi

  17. You're a smart one, Nissy. You thought of the best present ever for your Mum! :)

    Happy Mother's Day to your mum, and to mums everywhere!

  18. Of course you make the purrfect Mother's Day gift, lovely Nerissa! But we like the idea of slobbery yarn balls and well used catnip too! :-) Take care

  19. What more could anyone effur ask for!?! Da Purrfect Prezzie is MEW :)

  20. That is a grrrrreat idea and the purrfect Mothers Day prezzie! How did it go? Was evfurry kitty on their best behavior? If so I am suggesting this fur our Dad on Fathers day next month!

    1. All went as planned and Mother's Day was a huge success! purrs

    2. That is such a thoughtful and sweetest gift for your mom! Your mom must have had the best Mother's Day! We hope she did! -Whipple and Pepper

  21. A "me" is a purrfect gift for Mom. Happy Mother's Day to your Mommy.

  22. why Nissy, we are so alike...that is EXACTLY what I gave Mom L...I was affectionate above and beyond all day long and last night too!

  23. What a great idea Nissy, we couldn't have come up with a better one. Mummy used to knit but would let us play with the needles from time to time, but never the wool! Nishiko and Xanthe xxx

  24. Nissy, M just said that is the purfect Mother's Day gift of the human of a pet. She loves that kind of prezzie the very best.

  25. What a lot of thought went into your Mother's Day gift. Quite a bit more than went into Jan's. Hers was kind of an accident. We bet your mom loved your gift.

  26. Hope your Mother's day gift went as planned Nissy! Sounds like a wonderful one!

  27. That sounds like the perfect gift, Nissy! How did it turn out?

  28. What a great present for Mother's Day! You are so thoughtful.

  29. We agree wholeheartedly. Purrfection is what we gave our mom (after we ignored her the requisite amount for deserting us for 4 days to go to BlogPaws, of course....).

  30. We are going to suggest showering her with kisses, but we think that your idea was so much better. Win-Win all the way! Sure it worked out great. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo


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