Wednesday, 18 March 2020

public service announcement

THE FOLLOWING IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT...

...brought to you by Nerissa's Life and Seville the Cat.

That's me, by the way.

MOUSES!


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is extremely important that we cats continuously monitor the peeps in our lives, makin' sure they are SOCIAL DISTANCING and WASHING THEIR PAWS.

I mean, hands.

MOUSES!

That's right, two of the most important things our peeps can do during this crisis are to social distance themselves and exercise proper paw-washin' hygiene.

So exactly what is social distancin', you ask?

Hmmm...

Now let's see...

Okay.  So you know how when your peeps wanna rub your tummy and you're not in the mood for a tummy rub?  And you know how you give 'em a good bunny kick with the hind legs if they don't take your hints 'bout not bein' in a tummy rubbin' mood?

Well that, my friends, is social distancin'.

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Okay, okay...  I'm not suggestin' peeps go 'round the neighbourhood bunny kickin' other peeps with their hind paws.  In fact, truth be told, if peeps are exercisin' social distancin' properly, they won't be gettin' close enough to bunny kick anyone, no matter how much they might FEEL like bunny kickin' the peep who just put the last package of toilet paper in an already toilet paper filled cart.

MOUSES!

For peeps, social distancin' means keepin' two metres between themselves and other peeps at all times - that's about six paws for my US pals - when they're out in public huntin' for toilet paper.  It also includes not bein' out in public any more than they absolutely have to be.

And meetin' for tea and coffee is not somethin' anyone HAS to do, my friends.

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If you can, STAY HOME.

This stayin' at home business, of course, will likely mean more tummy rubs for us cats.

Which might very well lead to more bunny kicks.

MOUSES!

But nevertheless, SOCIAL DISTANCING IS IMPORTANT.  It's one of the best ways to slow down the spread of COVID-19.  The virus can't hop from one peep to another all willy-nilly like.  It's not a flea.  The virus needs close contact in order to spread, and social distancin' takes away that close contact, preventin' the virus' spread.

So NO HUGGING, NO KISSING, and NO SHAKING OF PAWS.

I mean, hands.

MOUSES!

Okay, so peeps can hug and kiss their cats.  That's okay, 'cause we cats don't carry the virus.  They might get themselves a bunny kick or somethin' like that in return, but that's about it.

BUT NO STANDIN' ON STREET CORNERS  HUGGIN' AND KISSIN' OTHER PEEPS!

Or shakin' their paws.

MOUSES!

And speakin' of paws...

It is extremely important that peeps are washing their hands.  A good twenty-second wash with soap and water should do, makin' sure they wash from the tips of their fingers, right down to their wrists, and every little space in between.

Peeps go out for a TP run?  Peeps come back inside and IMMEDIATELY WASH THEIR HANDS.

Peeps go out for some snacks and treats?  Peeps come back inside and IMMEDIATELY WASH THEIR HANDS.

Peeps go out for tins of your favourite din-dins?  Peeps come back inside and IMMEDIATELY WASH THEIR HANDS.

Hear that peeps?

YOU'VE GOTTA WASH YOUR HANDS.

And with soap and water, please, not spit and polish like we cats.

MOUSES!

We have now come to the end of my public service announcement.

MOUSES!

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DISCLAIMER:  In no way am I makin' light of the COVID-19 pandemic - this pandemic is no laughing matter - but sometimes humans learn best when they learn with a smile.  PURRS 

14 comments:

  1. Lexy and I have been monitoring our Mommy very closely! I'm in her face 23/7, even when she says she's working from home. How dare she ignore my efforts! Stay safe, friends.

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  2. dood....we iz rite...lurnin witha smilez iz way better N havin stuff drilled inta onez head ......hope everee one iz stayin healthee ♥♥♥

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  3. Our peeps are home for the duration and dang, they sure wash their paws lots!

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  4. Seville, it's too impawtant for cats to not monitor their humans at every turn.

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  5. Thank you, Seville, for your concern and warning!! AND INSTRUCTION!!
    It’s very appreciated!! 😻😻

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  6. My human works at home, so we are pretty safe here. She's still taking all necessary precautions when she goes out to get food and cat stuff.

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  7. You are sooooo right about the paw washing, Seville. Thank you for spreading the word.
    And it's also impawtant for the humans to keep their spirits up. So Mummy thanks you for giving her a good laugh when She read the title of today's post. She's still not sure whether it was deliberate, a typo or a Freudian slip.
    PUBIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT???
    Mol. M o l. MOL!!!

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    1. Oh my mouses... MOUSES! By gosh and darn it. MOUSES!!! Typo. Claws slipped. I'm so embarrassed. MOUSES!!!!!

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  8. Never mind, sweetie. Anything to keep the peeps cheerful in these dismal days.

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  9. Yes, we here are in more or less lockdown/shutdown mode, too...hopefully it will eventually just be a bad memory...and we will all be handwashing experts!

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  10. Absolutely spot on right! Mrs H has to only really go out to tend to the livestock and thats it. I did send her out foraging for food, but you'll never believe what happened! She came back with HER food! If that doesn't tae the biscuit! Well it would if we had any left, MOL
    Stay safe and well my friends
    Purrs
    ERin

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I love hearin' from my pals. I really, REALLY do. PURRS.