Wednesday, 31 May 2017

A Thankful Thursday tale....

Hi yer peepers, how's it hanging?

I only ask as I'm fairly sure wallpaper isn't supposed to look like that!

Now there's no need to look at me in that tone of voice, I do know about interior design you know, and have spent many happy hours snooz..... er.... cogitating the exact placement of soft furnishings achieve optimum decorative impact.

OK so some of those soft furnishings may have had legs and run around a bit, for a while, but it does make for a very organic free flowing environment. Purrs

What?

Hmm, I'll ignore that comment about there being more spare legs lying around than the Palace has chairs and tables, and revert to the matter to paw, namely: Are you sure that paper isn't the wrong way round?

I mean, nice though that embossing is, being all neutral in colour, isn't the whole point of it to have the coloured side facing INTO the room?

What's that?

Hmm, yes I can see how it might stop it dating so much, I mean nobody has dated you as you're way to beige too, except for the sun burnt bits. But if you will go sunbathing under the bread toaster that's what you get, well that and the sparrows eating the crumbs off your tummy. Mouses!

What?

Oh I see, NOT that sort of dating. Well, anyway are you sure it is supposed to be that way? Tradition usually dictates that it is hung from bottom to top, or in your case ol' lanky one, top to bottom. If it was meant to be hung left to right they'd have built ceilings and floors where the walls are!

And didn't we have a nice window thereabouts? These things don't go unnoticed you know, no ma'am, windows being as they are sort of eye-catching features on account of all the light that comes through.

Which is strange really since no sooner than the light comes in than peeps go putting up blinds and curtains to keep the light out, and then switch the electric lights on too. And then when there's no light, like at night, peeps go shutting them there curtains too. I ask you, is there any species so confused as peeps? No don't answer that, I just haven't got the time, looks like I need to make some phone calls to get the decorators in. Mouses!

Later that day........ 

Peepers, you know all these wonderful gifts that we got from going to Blog Paws, and all the contacts you made? You HAVE thanked them all, HAVEN'T you?

WHAT!

Look, being under the weather is NO excuse for not saying a big THANK YOU to all the Sponsors at BlogPaws, who kindly gave not only their time and resources, but also showed incredible generosity to pet charities with some truly life saving donations.

And we can't forget all the swag that we were all given. I am pleased to say that ERin v0.5 donated ours to the charity Averting-Cat-Astrophe via the delightful Cori Stanley.

Those great sponsors, and the staff at BlogPaws, made the whole wonderful conference possible and brought together some wonderful people. People that travelled across America, from Canada, New Zealand, UK and beyond to celebrate their love of pets and blogging.

What's that peep? I did get some gifts you say? From some new aunties you say?

I have new aunties?

REALLY!

You mean I just don't have to put up with you? Wow, that s awesome.

Not that you don't have some redeeming qualities, such as.... er.... well I will get back to you on that as I do rather think I need to open these gifts from my new family. Purrs



Oooh. I have lovely bags of presents, from Aunty Janet from 'The Cat on My Head' blog, Aunty Ellen from the gang at '15 And Meowing', Aunty Pattie aka TW at 'Stunning Keisha' blog, Aunty Dawn from 'Lola the Rescued Cat' blog and Aunty Jeanne from the Random Felines blog.

WOW this is so AWESOME! So many toys and a nip blanket too. I just don't know what to say!

What's that peepers? What do you mean, 'That will be the day!'

I think you're walking on thin ice there my peepio just be careful or you'll....

****** Cracking and splashing sound ******

Ooops, there goes that ice I mentioned!

Ah...... Oh well I did warn peep.

I do think I need to have a word with the Kraken about trying to freeze the moat for her summer ice skating bonanza. Clearly Mailmen on Ice will just have to wait till winter. purrs

Well I suppose I better be moseying along. Important things to do, people to Thank this Thursday...

For all my very dear pals, old and new, who looked out for and helped peep from arrival until departure from Blog Paws, who were so welcoming and made everything so very special, I give you my heartfelt thanks.

Such friendship means so much, especially when far from home, you are all VERY SPECIAL indeed.




28 comments:

  1. So very happy your peep could go to Blog Paws. M would love to go, but doesn't feel she could stand hte trip anymore. We'll see about next year - since it's closer to our state.

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    1. It was quite an experience, and one we will never forget and are indebted to all who helped us. I hope that you do get to go, all things being OK for you and if you do we will have to meet up.
      Purrs, ERin

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  2. We are so thankful the Dad got to.meet your peep Erin and they had many good chats. That was quite the long journey and we are glad he made it back to you safely. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

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    1. Than you Brian, the +1 is still shock from it all but loved meeting everyone, and for that we are very thankful.
      Purrs, ERin

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  3. BlogPaws swag is the best! How nice of your new aunts to send gifts too. You are one lucky kitty ♥

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    1. So many new pals, and such kindness is something I have not been used to, and it makes life so much easier when you are alone. In fact I seem to have so many new Aunties I will need to have a new Auntie wing added to the Palace. Purrs, Erin

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  4. ERin....we iz glad yur dad getted ta go two blogpaws N we iz glad him hada grate time; N way awesum ewe haz lotz oh auntiez now !!! we noe em all....well ...like knot in reel life noe...but...we noe em all... N for sure ewe iz in grate handz.....hope dad can make it two blogpawz next yeer N may bee even bring home a trofee !! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Hi guys. Sure didn't realise my family extended that far until BlogPaws. Have told ER v0.5 the the +1 isn't allowed home until I get a trophy..... or a years supply of that awesome nip from the Meowijuana stand! In fact I'll take the latter and save cost of the flight. MOL
      Purrs, ERin

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  5. Looks like ya got some pawsome stuff!

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    1. Oh yes, I so very thankful for the new pals that came to find us at BlogPaws, and for all the wonderful sponsors that maddest possible. Very exciting stuff!
      Purrs, ERin

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  6. Thank you for the shout out. I am glad you like your toys from me and how kind of you to donate your swag from Blog Paws. Love, Auntie Ellen XO

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    1. Thank you Auntie Ellen.
      Gentle purrs, Erin

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  7. So glad to hear about BlogPaws! And gifts are always very exciting! :) !!

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    1. A wonderful place to be and quite an adventure! Oh and I was so lucky to have such wonderful friends to help look after ER v0.5 and the +1
      Purrs, ERin

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  8. What handsome kitties you have.

    Yael from Playing In Catnip

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    1. Thank you, I try to look my best.
      Purrs, ERin

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  9. Oh, Erin, what a wonderful way to thank your furriends and what a lot of lovely things you have gotten. I think I have to make myself ready for BlogPaws too and get myself an auntie :D Enjoy, sweety! Pawkisses for a wonderful weekend :) <3

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    1. Thank you. Everyone needs an Auntie, as well as a Granny that is. Hope to see you at BlogPaws too one day.
      Purrs, ERin

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  10. What pawesome swag! And so cool that you're donating it, too! SO happy you sent your representative over the pond to the convention!

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    1. Thank you, that swag was so great it was amazing! Donating was literally the way to go, too.
      Purrs, ERin

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  11. The pleasure in hanging out with your Peep was all mine! What kind of things go on at your Palace, Erin? It sounds like things have gone all wacky! May be time to take out those claws and fangs and redecorate a bit ;)

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    1. Hmm wacky is one way of looking at it, I say it's time to call in the professionals and hang the expense MOL
      Now where is peep's credit card?
      Purrs, ERin

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  12. Erin, the mom said it was a real pleasure meeting your peep at BlogPaws and she sure hopes they can get together again someday. :)

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    1. Same here, I hopes we get to meet again too.
      Purrs, ERin

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  13. Oh Erin, you got a nip mat like ours. Dat awnty Ellen is purretty talented huh?. And you got some other great gifts too. Enjoy and have fun. We hope to go to BP next year and hopefully meet you and your peep. big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Auntie Ellen is a wonderful person to make such wonderful gifts. Hope Erin v0.5 and peep will get to see you all very soon <3

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  14. Oohhh.. WHAT A HAUL! Nice.

    Now 'bout these spare legs... You sure your peep hasn't gone into the puttin'-furniture-together business 'cause if he has, there might be bits left over. I mean, can a peep really count to four? What if he put a chair together usin' only three legs and... well... you know. purrs

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    1. Believe me peep tried to make a cheap two legged milking stool but it didn't catch on, and the insurance claims were horrid....Oooh now thats a thought, I could say them spare legs are for pirate mices, instead of their wooden ones. There must be call for such things, or maybe thats why pirates died out? Well at least around the Palace they have. MOL
      Erin

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