Sunday, 25 January 2015
Yup, he's back. Nosey-Neighbour-Cat is back and in fine form, for sure.
There I was, sittin' at my desk workin' on my blog, when I glanced out the window. Trottin' down my driveway was a dark grey kitty whom I immediately recognised as that nosey cat from across the street. He was back.
I know what you're thinkin'. I know the question you're dyin' to ask. You wanna know, where had he gone and from where was he returnin'. Well... he hadn't really gone anywhere. I shall endeavour to explain.
Exactly one month ago today, Peep #1 found that ol' nosey neighbourin' cat of mine sittin' on the love seat on my veranda. The love seat was an interestin' choice for him on account of it bein' a love seat and believe-you-me, there is certainly no love lost between that nosey kitty and my fur-fam. Nope, no love lost, at all. But the love seat is comfy so I can see why he chose to lie upon it rather than upon one of the chairs. You can get a better stretch in on the love seat, you see, and if you get bored with just stretchin', you can get in some scratchin', too. Wicker furniture is the best for scratchin'. Believe me, I know.
Um... Don't tell my peeps 'bout the scratchin' of the wicker. That can be our little secret, okay? Okay. Thanks.
Anywho... It was Christmas mornin' and the peep found Nosey-Neighbour-Cat on my love seat. MOUSES!
The peep realised that that ol' neighbourin' cat of nosiness needed to be at his own house if he was gonna open up his prezzies from Santa and whatnot so she went out, picked him up and took him back home. His peeps were super happy to see him. Apparently, he had gone up a tree or somethin' the night before and gotten himself stuck up there. His dad went up the tree after him - I'm assumin' he used a ladder although one never knows these things when it comes to peeps - but once he was close enough to grab Mr. Nosey, Mr Nosey jumped down. He didn't wanna go in. I'm thinkin' he was hopin' to stay up late to catch a glimpse of Santa or somethin' but that's really only supposition on my part since I never actually asked him. He and I don't have a lot of conversations, you see.
Hmm... He and I don't have a lot of civil conversations is probably more accurate. Best to be completely truthful when we're talking 'bout anythin' involving the big guy in red.
Anywho... Nosey-Neighbour-Cat refused to go inside. His mum called and called but he simply refused. MOUSES!
When you think about it, he's lucky Santa left him any prezzies at all. Not comin' in when your peeps call you is just the kind of behaviour that can land a kitty on the naughty list, if you know what I mean. And that coupled with causin' your dad to start climbin' the trees... You get my drift, I am sure.
But back to my story. Exactly one month ago today, on Christmas mornin', Peep #1 had scooped that furry bundle of nosiness into her arms and returned him home. That, my friends, was the last time we saw him.
The last time we saw him until today, that is.
Nosey-Neighbour-Cat's peeps must have been keepin' a super close eye on him or somethin' because he wasn't comin' over at all. Basically what that means is that he wasn't gettin' out 'cause the moment he gets outside, he heads straight on over here to my house. MOUSES!
You know, it's not easy keepin' Nosey-Neighbour-Cat inside. He's quick. Way quicker than a peep. Believe me, I know. I've heard all about it from the first peep, for sure.
Peep #1 has been known to look after that Nosey-Neighbour-Cat on more than one occasion when his peeps were away. She can't keep him inside, either!
One time, she tried takin' over some nip toys to see if she could distract him with the nip. EXCELLENT idea, I should think. After givin' him his food and some cuddlin', the peep stood at the back door and tossed a nip toy across the kitchen floor. His Royal Highness of Nosiness ran for the nip and the peep made her escape... the first time. Next mornin', she tried the same tactical manoeuvre but he was onto her. Oh he went for the nip, all right, but before the peep could get out and close the door, there he was, squeezin' out behind her. Like I said, the cat is quick.
Eventually Peep #1 gave up on the keepin' of Sir Nosey inside durin' the day. She found that if she fed him only at night, she could make her escape out the door while he was eatin'. Then in the mornings, she would go over to play with him for a bit but instead of servin' breakkies, she'd let him out with an open invitation to come on over to my house whenever he got hungry. Then each evening, she would call him and he'd follow her back to his house for dinner and be willin' to spend the night indoors.
Now if you ask me, this kind of behaviour of the peep's is what has caused all the trouble in the first place. Due to the lack of good judgement of the part of my peep, Nosey-Neighbour-Cat thinks that Peep #1 is his pal or somethin'. Yeah, they're all palsy-walsy and whatnot. Nothin' good ever comes from bein' palsy-walsy with neighbours who are nosey. No wonder he trots over to my house every chance he gets. MOUSES!
Leave it to a peep to use poor judgement. Again I must say, MOUSES!
And trot over here is exactly what that ol' Nosey-Neighbour-Cat did this mornin'. Yup, first chance he had, he was over here. Over here like a flash. Trottin' down my driveway and headin' to my house like he owned the place. You should have seen him, struttin' about with his tail up in the air, full of confidence.
Let me tell you... If anyone is gonna be struttin' about over here it's gonna be me. MOUSES!
Well the peeps did a pretty good job of keepin' him out of the house today. In other words, they didn't open the window and invite him inside. They're learnin'. I'll give them that.
But Nosey-Neighbour-Cat did hang out outside my kitchen window for quite some time. Guess he was hopin' someone would let him in. Or maybe he just wanted my peeps to know that he was safe and sound and that he missed them. Don't know for sure on account of my not asking 'cause you know, he and I don't really conversate a whole lot.
Conversate... interestin' word, that. In truth, I don't believe it's a word at all. I think the word that's meant to be used is converse. Conversate appears to be one of those made-up words peeps on television use when appearin' before the judge with the spunk. Peeps make up a lot of words when appearin' before her although more often than not, they're simply misusing ones already invented. MOUSES!
As for my originally scheduled blog post, please stay tuned. A week from today, we'll discuss the pros and cons of legalizin' the nip.
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Wow, you gots your paws full with that Nosey-Neighbor-Cat. We got the feral cats around here and Mumsy puts OUR food out for them. But, we don't really want them to starve. We just don't want them to come inside, there's enough of us already in here. Well, except Piewhackits. She wants everyone to come in and play. She loves to play. We are looking forward to your next week post too. Hugs!ReplyDelete
Piewhackits likes company, huh? Hmmm... Do you think she would like to be introduced to Nosey-Neighbour-Cat? I can make that happen. I can arrange it, for sure. purrsDelete
I think I'd be hissin nosy naybor cat.ReplyDelete
My marmie brothers hiss at him A LOT. purrsDelete
Oh no - ebil introoder! Ebil introoder!!!ReplyDelete
You sure can say THAT again. In fact, I'll even say it with you! purrsDelete
Nissy, you have your paws full with nosey neighbor cat, for sure.ReplyDelete
Yup, I do. All four of 'em. What's a kitty like me to do? purrsDelete
Oh my..you don't suppose Nosy Cat plans to move in do you? I suspect you wouldn't take too kindly to another kitty in your fur fam.ReplyDelete
Looking forward to your next post too!
I wouldn't be surprised if he'd like that but yes, I, Nerissa the Cat, am rather opinionated 'bout that and my opinion is that his royal nosiness can think 'bout somethin' else, for sure. purrsDelete
Nissy, I'm really starting to think you need to send old peep#1 on a retraining course. She's obviously way off her remit!! Mouses!!!ReplyDelete
Unfortunately, it turns out that Peep #1 is untrainable. Beyond hope was what the peep trainin' school said. MOUSES! purrsDelete
No wonder he picks your place. Your peep practically invited him over!ReplyDelete
Time to retrain your peeps :/
Purrs Georgia and Julie,
Treasure and JJ
I know! You see it too, right? This is ALL the peep's fault, for sure. purrsDelete
We got lots of nosy neighbors here too, but most of ours are human...or dogs. Our ferals are like family so we don't mind them stopping by for a bite.ReplyDelete
If he were feral, I wouldn't mind. But he has a home of his own. It's a good one, too! purrsDelete
You'd better keep an eye on him...sounds like trouble :)ReplyDelete
You can say THAT again! purrsDelete
I can see why you are upset, but if you think about it, the nosey neighbor cat is pretty smart. He wants to live with you- I can understand that, you are pretty special. And he was pretty clever to hide in a tree to watch for Santa too.ReplyDelete
But then he didn't go inside to get his prezzies until my peep took him over. MY peep. Not his. MINE. purrsDelete
No nosey neighbour cats here, but sometimes nosey introoder cats come from the village looking for my mousies to hunt. If I see them I scream at them and chase them back across the fields. Sometimes I can just smell that they have been in my grass and then I have to pee over their smells.ReplyDelete
I'm not big on doin' that peein' on other cats' smells myself. Don't need to be. Seville is a real pro. purrsDelete
You are extremely amusing, Nissy!! Thanks for sharing this story!ReplyDelete
Um... I'm perfectly willin' to share that ol' Nosey-Neighbour-Cat, too. Would you like a visitor for a while? Can I send him over? PLEASE? purrsDelete
He knows you got it good and wants to join in. But yeah, we'd be swatting and hissing and when done there may be some fur missingReplyDelete
Been there. Done that. Well, not me, personally. My marmie brothers however... purrsDelete
hehehehehehehe! Hope He stays home more!ReplyDelete
Your TX furiend,
It's Monday now and there's no sign of him. Must be grounded again or somethin'. purrsDelete
We think your nosy neighbor cat likes it at your place much better than his sweet Nissy. He knows you have a really sweet mom. Hugs and nose kissesReplyDelete
Plus, we have nip. purrsDelete
Maybe nosey cat is just jealous that you have such a cool place to live!ReplyDelete
Could be... Could be... After all, we are the cool cats on the block! purrsDelete
Well, we've had our share of nosy-neighbor-cats at our house...and we weren't really happy about them visiting.ReplyDelete
How did you stop them from comin' over? Any suggestions? purrsDelete
That grey guy sure does sound fast all right, if throwing a nip toy doesn't even work! Sounds like he sure does like your peep and your place!ReplyDelete
Yeah, likes my Peep #1 a little too much, I think. What's a kitty like me to do? purrsDelete
Yikes. That nosy neighbor sounds like he's trying to horn in on your space, Nissy!ReplyDelete
That's what I'm thinkin', too! Gonna have to do something 'bout this, for sure. purrsDelete
Man, that nosey neighbor cat is sure annoying!ReplyDelete
Tell me about it! You have troubles like this over at your house, Summer? purrsDelete
Well he's got his nerve, alright. (even if he is sorta handsome)ReplyDelete
THoE = Thunderin Herd of Elephants.
This is when you go running crazy through the house. Can by played by yourself or with others!
Thunderin' Herd of Elephants... I LOVE THAT! Gonna start playin' that game, for sure!!! purrsDelete
We've got nosey neighbors, even a nosey neighbor dog, but fortunately no nosy neighbor cat! ...that we know of!ReplyDelete
You have a nosey neighbour dog? MOUSES! Thanks be to goodness at least I don't have that. purrsDelete
Great story. You tell it so well!ReplyDelete
Athena and Marie
I lived through it so I've got all the info at paw. purrsDelete
#Niss4Senate! It's them Rules, my peep told me NO friends around, he then fed (once) a well heeled fluffboy that had come in when I was out a-mousing-o, and then spent next week extracting him from every room in the house! Peeps are so contrary & confusing....purrsReplyDelete
You're not allowed to have friends over? Awww... MOUSES! And there I was, thinkin' I might teleport on over. You think your peep might make an exception for me? purrsDelete
ooh that would be fab! Hmmm but how?.... if you turn up and say you've come from C & N to inspect the Cream & Nip storage facilities I'm sure I could swing it! Though I'm not sure I've got and "it" to swing? May have to send peep out on a mission! purrsDelete
Don't worry. I'll be sure to bring all the necessary paperwork. Peeps see paperwork and they'll believe anythin', for sure. Believe me, I know. purrsDelete
Sounds like the nosey neighbor cat has a reason to come see all of you.He just wants to be part of your family. Maybe he just some friends. BUT, we will send our Ohs over there to send Nosy on his way. We don't like extra cats either.ReplyDelete
Thanks! Please tell Ohs there will be a welcomin' party for him where there will be plenty of the nip. purrsDelete
Next thing you know that cat will ask to move in with you! Yikes!ReplyDelete
Our neighbors used to have cats who drove my dogs nuts but staying just outside the fence and staring at them.
--Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
--Wags (and purrs) from Life with Dogs and Cats.
I've heard of cats doin' that before. We can be a tricky lot, for sure. Lots of pranksters in our midst. purrsDelete
Nissy, Nissy, Nissy! Something's got to be done about Nosey Neighbour Cat. I see you and Sivvers doing the scramming and the peeing, what do the other Marmies and variously hued fur-fam do to earn their keep Not only that, is Peep#1 going soft on NNC? We know she's a little soft in the noodle but, come on!!!! encouraging NNC and sharing your food with him is just a little over the top, dontcha think? KITTEN WHISKERSReplyDelete
Oh I so TOTALLY agree. The peep is clearly to blame for this mess. She has been known to pick that cat of nosiness and cuddle him and everythin'! THOSE ARE MY CUDDLES!!! Gonna have to work on a plan, for sure. purrsDelete
Defending one territory is key here. But... we're pretty sure Mr. Nosey knows where the love and action are. It's possible he doesn't have a loving home. He's probably ignored. His peeps might think a cat is supposed to stay quiet and hidden all day when clearly, he needs interaction. We know you're not one to want to share peepage but maybe this kitty is desperate for acknowledgement, and gets it from you and your peep.ReplyDelete
Or maybe that's just us...
Sharin' peepage... But I've already gotta share peepage with eight other cats! You really think I should share with one more? purrsDelete
Kind of interesting that NNC is a spittin image of our Buddy Budd who has been known to cause a bit of an upmeow around here at times. Seems those blue boys are of a stripe, or, at least a shade of gray. No I will not go thereReplyDelete
Keep up the patrols Nerissa. Looks like you need them.
Shades of grey, huh? You read stuff like that, Timmy? Peep #1 says I'm not allowed. Awww... MOUSES! purrsDelete
Keep an eye on him, Nissy... Just in case... PurrsReplyDelete
Will do. He hasn't been over today. Perhaps 'cause of the storm or perhaps 'cause he's grounded. One may never know... purrsDelete
That nosey-neighbor cat has some nerve! Coming over to YOUR house… sitting on YOUR love seat, stealing away the attention of YOUR peep?! Nissy,you need to put your paws down on this one.ReplyDelete
I'm tryin'. I'M TRYIN'! Just so hard to keep tryin' when Ol' Peepers here says I have to be nice, you know? Leave it to a peep to steal all my fun. MOUSES! purrsDelete
Cats are very interesting. I always wonder what they'd tell me if they could speak. I think nosey neighbor cat might apply for adoption. He simply wants be part of your kin :)ReplyDelete
But I already live with eight other cats and he has a home all of his own. He might wanna move in with me but next time he comes over, I'm sendin' him packin' for sure. Hmmm... I wonder if I should pack him a box lunch or somethin' before doin' that. purrsDelete
OMC Nissy, that sounds like our intruder-neighbour's cat Stranger, who was living here in the end...remember? Once they chose to live with you... that day will come.... brace yourself :D Pawkisses for a lovely Tuesday :) <3ReplyDelete
Not enough braces in the world for me to brace myself for that one. Nosey-Neighbour-Cat has just GOTTA learn to appreciate his own home. He has just gotta, for sure! purrsDelete
Holy nosey neighbor cat batman......er...um..I mean Niss! Craziness!ReplyDelete
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Craziness for sure! The storm has kept him home for today. Paws crossed he'll stay over there, tomorrow. purrsDelete
Lucky for NNC that he doesn't come round when you and your whole family are Ouston that veranda.ReplyDelete
SERIOUSLY lucky, for sure. But you see that picture of him on my blog? That was taken a while ago but do you know where he is? He's on the refrigerator in MY kitchen. In MY house! Could you believe it? Awww... MOUSES! purrsDelete
Ohh..Nosey-Neighbor-Cat is so handsome. But sounds like kind of trouble!ReplyDelete
Yup, the cat version of The Fonz, I think. purrsDelete
He is handsome but that never stopped ME from having a hissy fit for real when I see other cats in MY yard!ReplyDelete
And Katie, he has even been known to come into my house. MOUSES! purrsDelete
As long as that nosy neighbor cat doesn't decide he wants to move in, the occasional coming over can probably be tolerated. But that coming in....hmmmmm.......ReplyDelete
Yeah, when he comes IN, it's the worst, for sure. purrsDelete