Saturday, 9 September 2017

Ooooh! Well I never


Well?

Well don't just stand there blinking and sucking air, make yourself useful and give me some ideas for this weeks blog will you, peep. 

I mean I know its my blog, hence the name above the drawbridge.... and the Palace cat flap, and the bedroom and great hall, but we are a team. And whilst there is a me and an at in team, if you juggle things around, there is no you in team or I. Which means ol' fluffy brained one that it is your duty to help me out. 

And I'll make sure there's some extra of the folding stuff in your pay packet this month. A few extra salad leaves will work wonders for your diet and are way cheaper than cash.... cash which you'd only waste that on pizza and chardonnay!

Anyways the news is a bit sparse this last week and ever since your Olympics fiasco when you were eliminated from the four by one hundred metre Sasquatch relay on account of failing the drugs test for banned substances, namely doughnut derivatives i.e. the holes in the middle, there just hasn't been a story worth sinking ones teeth into. 

The whole things sort of going belly up, like your belly as it happens! But that's another whole series of blogs or one of those "Worlds Strangest" late night spectacles.

Come on, pass the newspaper over here will you.....

Hmm. World war threatened.... Seem to recall that movies on its third remake, and you'd have thought someone would have worked out by now that it just doesn't work and just gets everyone very annoyed and dead.




Says here global warming's on rise too. Well I could have told them that ages ago, you just have to look at the moat to see its risen a good ten feet since the Kraken came. Mind you that there iceberg we saw is great news for my Ready Iced Nip cocktail business, but not good news when I launch the new ES Erin Titanicus. 

Oooh look at this!

Well I never....

Will you look at that!

Well that's a TUX for you, always out there working their claws to the quick to get the mice out of Downing Street.

Apparently Larry, the Prime Minsters cat, is not amused as his mousing average is taking a real battering. In fact some may say he's been letting things slip and has been seen lying down sunning himself outside in the street whilst international crises loom caused by a surplus of mice.

Palmerston however has Twenty seven confirmed mice since he arrived from the Battersea Dogs and Cats Home in 2016 and speculation and talk on the nipvine is that there a quite a few more that didn't make it onto the official figures.

Just goes to show us cats who come from Rescues and shelters can rise to great heights of Public Service and Nobility.

Looks like Larry has been nursing a few wounds too, and lost his collar. Well in the cut, thrust, and smackie paws of modern diplomacy these things do happen.

Some have even speculated that what Palmerston and Larry do is actually just a mirror of what goes on behind the closed doors.

I'm betting what actually is happening is us cats are getting on with the politics and running the country whilst the peeps behind the scenes are serving cream and laundering all those government Green Papers and making them White. Who knew so much laundering whet on, not I for sure. 

Hmm well that is all old news now, so hardly a revelation to my readers. Maybe there is something else I can blog about this week.

Oh gosh these pictures, of the flooding in Texas, this is awful. So may people and creatures affected by the hurricane and the rain and flooding. It just isn't natural, not natures doing surely.

Peep we need to do something. Have we any of those St Bernard dogs with the barrels underneath?

What about umbrellas? We have loads of those too, maybe a dozen do you think?

Why are you looking at me like that? I mean surely Texas isn't that big...... is it?

Really? THAT BIG! I think we'll need to re think the umbrellas then!

Some time later......

OK OK, so the idea of sending the left over sponges from the village summer Garden Fete isn't practical. How was I to know they were the Victoria cake sort and not the ocean variety, I just assumed when folks said how tough they were you had gone and bought the wrong sort!

At least my idea was way better than yours of sending buckets and the Palaces apply of teaspoons and labels! I mean we'll be needing them when we come to empty the moat for it's annual clean out. I just wish you'd have not gone and lost the chain for its plug.

OK so there's nothing else for it, I need to send some cash or bid on something in one of those auctions for the pets in need...

Get me a list of Charities, and More Charities and lets get donating!

OH....

Umm....

Hmm....

Peep ol' sport, love of my life and server of the best food ever, OK the last bit was nearly true but as they say it is the thought that counts, there is one teeny tiny issue with my largess. Would you be a sweetie, I seem to have left my purse in my other pawbag. I mean, would you mind terribly just getting out that plastic money of yours and saving a few lives?

Not sure where it is, huh?

Hmm well it was in your bag, hidden under the floor boards in the lounge bar in the West Wing, underneath the pink and white stripped sofa that you nailed to the floor the other weekend after you saw last months cream bill.....

Well it was, now its in the bureau by my laptop beside this months Issue of Country Cats™the one with the Double Cream Special Review centrefold.....

I think.....

At a guess.....

Possibly..... but I have absolutely NO idea how it may have got there, if it is.....

I mean it's not like I would be using it, now would I!


                                                    ~~~~~~ Almost The End ~~~~~~


This weeks post is dedicated to ALL those humans and pets in need in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey, and Irma, and whilst we can't be there on the ground, we sure as heck are praying and purring for everyone in need, and donating too.... especially as I have the pin number to the plastic!
























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And now for a Sunday Selfie.......








........deep in thought, and prayer for all those in need, wherever they may be.




I am joining the Sunday Selfies, hosted by the fantastic 

Kitties Blue: XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, and Cooper Murphy, from The Cat on My Head blog 



The Sunday Selfies is a wonderful weekly celebration of blogs and bloggers from across the world, and shares stories and pictures for others to enjoy. 



Why not join the fun by adding the code from our hosts, (a link is on their page) and posting your own selfie.It really is that easy



50 comments:

  1. What a cool selfie. You look so self assured.
    Yael from PlayingInCatnip.com

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    1. Thank you, it was an inspired shot one in a million the peep says, which is about how many were taken when camera got jammed MOL

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  2. Oh my CAT WHAT AN ADVENTURE!!!! and we LOVE your portrait. Total perfection!

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    1. Thank you, the Iceberg is gradually reducing as the Niptinis ™ flow. Should be safe to sail round the moat by the end of the week, though I doubt anyone will be sober enough MOL
      Purrs
      ERin

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  3. We are all worried about our pals at the moment,xx Speedy

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    1. A very bad time for all with more on the way. My heart sinks that it is happening and people still think this is natural when humans continue to cause global warming...
      Purrs to all in need

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  4. Sounds like Palmerston is the hardest worker in Parliament!
    My thoughts are with all those affected by the hurricane.
    Your selfie is lovely, I can see you are very deep in thought. Or are you trying to remember the PIN for the plastic?

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    1. Yup, us Tuxedo Cats sure know how to party... er... I meant to RUN the party and the Government.
      Ooh no, it was one of those thoughtful moments and how lucky we are her in UK..... I already have the pin number MOL

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  5. Erin it is a lot of work to run things at the Castle and we see you are on top of things. We are also purring and Dad is helping too those in need
    Timmy and Family

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    1. I am so proud as to how folks are rallying to help those in need, you dad can be proud of himself. Yup the castle is forever wanting something organising or fixing.. I mean who else is there to ensure the place is adequately stocked with mice, thats what I keep telling the peep!
      Toodle pip purrs and prayers to all in need

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  6. PS
    Love Love Love your Selfie!!!
    Timmy and Family

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    1. Thank you, I think it is one of my all time favourites.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  7. I'm still convinced that exercise isn't healthy. We love your selfie Princess and we're sending purrs to everyone in hurricane territory too. Hugs from all of us.

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    1. You'll be pleased to know absolutely NO exercise has taken place in the making of this weeks blog, promise MOL However far too much Niptini™ has been drunk in the pursuit of finding out how many cubes you can get from an iceberg... needless to say we've had to start counting again many many times as the peep keeps slipping off the thing MOL
      Toodle pip and purrs and prayers to all in need and at risk fro the hurricane storms
      ERin

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  8. Very pretty selfie, it looks like you are enjoying the sun. I am praying for all those affected by the hurricanes. XO

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    1. Thank you, it was a moment of deep thought in a very peaceable part of the morning whilst enjoying the warmth that only ever comes through a closed window.
      Purrs and prayers for all those affected by the hurricanes.
      ERin

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  9. We love Palmerston and Larry!

    You too, Erin. Love your selfie!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Thank you both, it is becoming one of my favourite pictures. Those two guys are great, and have fun doing the work too.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  10. Love your selfie, sweet Princess. We send prayers and purrs to all those in the path of those hurricanes.

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    1. Thank you. It really captures the mood of that instance, sadly the sun didn't stay out long that day.
      Purring and praying for all those affected by the hurricanes, may they all be safe and get home soon.
      ERin

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  11. Such a thoughtful and beautimous selfie this week, Erin!
    xoxo,
    Jakey & Arty

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    1. Thank you, it was quite candid really though folks may think it was staged, a fleeting instance caught on film.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  12. wait a minute, you only blog once a week???? That's what I need to be doing lol. I have family in Florida, one is in Miami and lost power at 4am no power expected til at least Thursday.......the other is in Plantation and so far so good. I am praying for the entire state. It's BAD there. catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Yup once a week gives me time to do the paperwork and run the estate, plus working the long hours I have to have a mandatory nap every hour or so to keep the strength up to deal with the peep. Never easy that I can tell you.
      You all stay safe and well, these things come and go with no regard for life or limb... we are praying for all caught up in this disaster and hope it will finish soon.
      Toodle-pip and purrs
      ERin

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  13. Erin, you brighten the world with your smile.

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    1. Herman you say the nicest things, really you do. You yourself always herald great fun and adventure, a welcome guest at the Palace for sure, though you may have to bring your own mouse as I'm a little short!
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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    1. Indeed. MOUSES! Yes the politics over here are riddled with mice and all rough at the edges MOL
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  15. Mee-you ERin yur just thee kewlest Purrincess kittygurl EFURR!!!
    Yur bloggiess are all wayss so innterestin (an heelareeus) an yur selfiess are adoorabull....
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxxx

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    1. Thank you Prince Siddhartha Henry, I try to keep up with the Tuxedo family tradition for adventure and fun MOL
      So glad you like the picture, I think I may just get it framed for my own black floofi Prince, Valentine.
      Purrs and paw kisses, Erin

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    1. Thank you, it was definitely one of my best.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  17. Your Selfie is one in a million indeed, Purrincess Erin. We join you purraying, it's heartbreaking what happens to the world. Pawkisses for a safe week ahead😘❤😻

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    1. Pawkisses to you my friend and your family too. Be safe and happy and enjoy life.
      Purrs
      ERin

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  18. Oh Erin, what a gawjus selfie. You look so regal. Ya' know, we could go fur one of those pizza's your peep likes so much. We do luv a good pepperoni pizza. Mommy says she thinks we might be pawrt Italian. MOL We're sendin' logs of purrayer to all those affected by da storms too. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Oooh, now Italian ladies are ever so chic! Maybe if you mail Mr Trudeau he could bring you one too!?
      Aww thank you, you too would look quite as regal too, it was one of those moments caught just right.
      Purrs and hugs to all
      ERin

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  19. Oh Erin, what a gawjus selfie. You look so regal. Ya' know, we could go fur one of those pizza's your peep likes so much. We do luv a good pepperoni pizza. Mommy says she thinks we might be pawrt Italian. MOL We're sendin' logs of purrayer to all those affected by da storms too. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Hi Dezi, hi Raena. Yes them storms are something terrible and we are purring and praying the pass real soon so everything can get back to normal again.
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  20. That is a very thougthful selfie, Erin. We love it.

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    1. Thank you all, yes it was a morning for soaking up the warmth of the morning sun, and pondering life issues.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  21. ERin...furst up may we say yur lookin gorgeouz in yur selfee....
    thurd.....we hope ta cod thatz knot what we think it iz layin on yur
    scratcher ther....yellow....featherz........soundz like....werd....

    ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Thank you all, it is a lovely picture. Hmm... the peep assures me its a duck... does that count? Anyways it is an ex duck as it got lost somewhere and not seen for some months. Peep said it may have jetted off South for the winter. Personally nip mice are way more fun as they don't go anywhere. MOL

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  22. Erin, we just love your selfie. You are definitely sending positive thoughts to all of those who need it. Sorry we haven't been visiting lately - purrs to your and your peeps.

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    1. Thank you and no apologies needed as we haven't been many places either, so I apologise too. Lovely to see you though and hope you are all well.
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  23. I love that picture of you looking out the window, Erin! I do have a question though ... when you clean out the moat each year - where does the Kraken go?! I mean, she can't fit in the bathtub or your water bowl, right? Asking for a friend of course ;)

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    1. Pssst! Don't tell anyone but she grabs some towels, for modesty sake, and nips into the village duckpond! Doesn't half give the ducks a fright but makes the Krakens bath time far more fun with LIVE ducks MOL!

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  24. That's a super selfie, Erin. That sun looks glorious!

    As for Larry and Palmerston, those two are awesome. They sure do work hard.

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    1. Excellent guys for sure, and I have applied to take a visit and inspect the inner workings of government, to see if I can give them a few pointers as it were. Who knows If the pay was right I could offer my services part time, and the pay is good too!
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  25. You are the beauty in my dream & even though I hate water, I would swim the waters of your moat - even go up against the Kraken - to get to the other side, just to look into your eyes. Mew Mew! -Valentine (& Mom) of Noir Kitty Mews

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    1. Oh Valentine. I am dreaming to of a Knight in black to rescue me from this daily drudgery of endless mousing and cream and... hang on, sorry that was the good bit! MOL Anyways I feel we should be together, to share our lives and stories, to rule the lands between us as one happy mousing dynasty. If you will swim the moat and battle a Kraken for me you are truly a most suited suitor in deed, of fine metal and firm of will and claw. I'm free on Tuesday *Winks* and a boat will be ready to ferry you to my door... if you wish????
      Gentle purrs, sweet Prince, and fluffiness off my dreams
      Pawkisses
      ERin
      PS If you can arrange to stop of at that nice Mr Trudeau's shop on route, please bring a large mouseroni pizza, with side of nip. XOX

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