Hey, PEEPERS!!! Where the mouses are you?
That's odd. No answer.
And not a sound to be heard.
I wonder if I should be worried 'bout her. It's not like the peep to not come runnin' when I call. Not like her, at all.
On the other paw, sometimes a kitty gets a better response by horkin' up a hairball. Peeps always come runnin' at that sound, no matter where in the house they might be. But alas, I have no hair balls to hork.
Hey Saffy! You have any idea where Peepers might be? I've been callin' and callin' AND CALLIN' to no avail. You think somethin' might have happened to her? Could she be hurt? Could she have been kidnapped? Might she have been abducted by aliens?
What am I sayin'? No self-respectin' kidnapper - or alien, either - would kidnap my peep. At least if they did, they wouldn't keep her. They'd be returnin' ol' Peepers, lickety-split. She can be very annoyin', you see.
And now Saffron isn't respondin', either. This is gettin' weirder and weirder by the minute.
But what if it is I, Seville the Cat, who has been abducted or somethin' and thrown into some kinda weird alternative reality where I'm all alone in the
world... UNIVERSE, with no one to come runnin' at my beck and call?
*shudders at the thought; then looks up*
And where the skies rumble above makin' a kitty think he might be livin' in the basement of the local bowlin' alley.
I'm tellin' ya, the thunder is gettin' louder and louder. That last boom was practically sonic!
*sees the peep walk into the house*
PEEPERS! WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?
And what the mouses happened to you, Peepers? You look like a drowned rat. Scratch that: I've seen drowned rats that looked a heck of a lot drier than you. You go swimmin' or somethin' and forget to take a towel?
And might I suggest you wear a bathin' suit instead of regular clothes next time you decide to take a dip in a lake?
I've often told Peepers to go jump in a lake but never once did I expect her to take me seriously.
What? What's that, Peepers? What's that you're babblin' on about now?
So you say you didn't actually go swimmin' or jump in a lake, huh? You were outside when it clouded over, gettin' all eerily dark, and then all of a sudden the skies opened up and buckets of rain started fallin'?
Well that would explain the bedraggled look, I suppose.
BUT DIDN'T YOU HEAR ME CALLIN' YOU?
You did? Then why the mouses did you not respond? Peepers, I was callin' and callin' AND CALLIN' you on account of my havin' somethin' very important to say.
Oh, I see. You and Saffy ran under the overhang thingy of the garage when it started pourin', as it was the closest shelter. Then the two of you stood there standin' about with nothin' to do but twiddle your thumbs for fifteen minutes while you waited for the rain to subside.
Makes sense, I suppose, ALTHOUGH WHEN A KITTY CALLS FOR HIS PEEP, rain or not, a kitty kinda expects a more prompt response. You might wanna keep that in mind for future reference.
Why was I callin' you, you ask?
Well I wanted to tell you it's rainin'. You've been complaining 'bout the lack of rain for the last week or two so I figured now that it was rainin', you might wanna know.
Remember to mask up, too.