Saturday, 9 July 2016

I've been ROBBED!


Erm...

Nah, can't be?

Hmm...

Maybe if I squint...

Nope, still doesn't look right...

I just can't believe it?

Could I really have missed it... could I have imagined it?

No way I could have missed something that big... in fact no way could I have missed something NOT that big!

What the dickens!

Ooh my word!

PEEEEEEPS!

PEEEEEEPS! I've been ROBBED!

****** Thundering of feet ******

... look out, steady on peeps, mind that.............. mouse... Aww mouses, there goes my supper. Mouses!

Well now your here, I really do need to have a word about my desk... you know the one, the big dark black and brooding thing I slave away at day and night?

OK, so maybe slave away is a bit strong, but I do work very hard at what I do, in fact I'm fairly certain there is no other princess who puts quite so much effort into her work in this Palace as this Princess of Mouses does, not that I'm bragging, no ma'am as that would be quite wrong and not the done thing, but day and night I sits here and types away, recounting the perils torments trials and tribulations....

Er... peeps, whats a tribulation? If it's a group tribbles, those small furry things I saw on the TV series about celebrity walking holidays, Star Trek, I think we may have a problem, not least because those little guys breed like rabbits... er... tribbles, and eat everything in sight. And there is no way I want my cheese and cream supply ravished by small furry cute creatures, that's my job! purrs

Anyways, back to my this here desk. well back to that there desk.... Hmm, OK back to a desk that should be here and was here and now isn't. In fact an ex desk, my desk, a desk I have much fondness for and has served me well, through thick and thin, war and peace which stopped the and the great Nip riots of 2014.....

Whats that peep? I wasn't around in 2014 you say! I'll have you know... er... oooh, I think you're right, sorry, just got a bit carried away there with the whole impassioned writer thing, it's the effect of my desk you see, or rather the desk you don't see, you see? Er peeps, that glazed look really isn't helping things, and stop mumbling. Mouses!

EEEEEEK! My shelf, what's happened to my shelf! They've pinched MY shelf too, I've been desk and shelf napped!

Oh my, I feel feint. I loved that shelf, I did, and it served me well through good days and bad, hell and high water and the Great Mouse Shortage of 89. OK, to be fair I got a new delivery of 96 mice the next week so that sort of doesn't count, but the thing is that shelf was my superhighway between the book case and the window in my office, a valuable shortcut that trimmed time off my journey between nap... er.. between important meetings and observation on the social diversity and natural history of the estate. purrs.

I can see your lost for words peeps ol' pal as your mouth is opening like a goldfish, shock I suspect, so fear not, I have a plan to get my desk and shelf back and there's no time to lose. Get on to Scotland Yard. No, wait, get Wales Yard and England Yard as they're much close to us and will get here quicker!

In fact whilst you're at it, call 911, call the Flying Squad, SAS, Navy Seals and Batman, and definitely DO call Squirrelman as if there's a tough case to crack, he's your man, er... squirrel, er... nut cracker! purrs

No need to  interrupt peeps ol' pal, leave this to me, I have contacts in the underground and in high places not to mention the Cabinet. Technically its the China Cabinet but now isn't the time to be being picky concerning it's disguise, and the door mouse in there assures me that it links directly to the library and the pantry, and we all knows behind every good feline detective is a large selection of cook books and a well stocked pantry, and creamery. purrs

WHAT! No I don't just mean moles and sparrows... OK yes I do, but they are mighty fine when it comes to digging up clues and spreading the word on the street. purrs

Now say no more, peeps, ol' recumbent one, I know you want to join in on this, make calls and direct operations, but I think it best that I direct things from up here, do some flyers showing my desk and shelf and have them distributed around the outlying homesteads and the local police forces. Maybe even get hold of a film crew and do a piece for the evening news, and papers too. With luck I can have my prized possessions back by dusk, and the perps thrown to the Kraken that my pal Basil, the Bionic Cat, kindly lent me this week. I know it must be hungry as I swear we've had a different post delivery man each day this week. purrs

Hop to it, peep, standing there really won't achieve anything useful now will it...

****** Winding whirring sound ******

Er... peeps, I'm getting this strange feeling things are moving, and I don't mean my lunch that I'm sat on.....

Eeeek! the ceilings collapsing! Peeps, call 911, the Air Force, and the insurance, I think we've got subsidence in the roof!

Whats that peeps ol' mumbling one, spit it out pronto, for if there's a ceiling to redecorate, it's best sorted ASAP....

What? my desk hasn't been stolen, just upgraded with the emphasis on the up?

What? A new desk you say, a moving desk as in a desk that goes up and down at the crank of a handle? and I'm sat on it.... at this very moment... as in right now?

WOW, that's so cool and way better than that nasty old thing I had, I really must thank those burglars!

Who'd have thought, I've a desk that flies, and in white too, how very ethereal. In fact I can feel the clean air and a sense of flying with the birds as we speak...

What? Ooops, sorry, I wondered what happened to that sparrow. I'll have the cleaners see to those feathers just as soon as I've taken my new desk for a test flight.....

OK peeps, crank that handle like you've never cranked before and wind me to the top, there's a spider in that corner I need to have words with...!



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It's Sunday Selfie Time!

Hello from the Palace! We are entering the Sunday Selfies, hosted by the wonderful Kitties Blue over at the Cat on My Head Blog.

This weeks picture shows me finishing the night shift and enjoying the dawn and a spot of ornithology.

Click the links below to see what all my pals have been up to!

58 comments:

  1. We need to get your Peep sorted young lady :-)

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    1. Yup I think you're right, if it involves plenty of cream, count me in! purrs ERin

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  2. Love the selfie, Erin ... of course, you are the star, but the scenery's pretty nice too!
    "Oh my, I feel feint. I loved that shelf, I did, and it served me well through good days and bad, hell and high water and the Great Mouse Shortage of 89." My Momma's laughing! How dare she not take this seriously! Don't worry, I'll have a stern "talk" with her.

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    1. Hi Bear, we are all stars it's just sometimes peeps just cant see it, usually at 2am! Do have words with your mom, as shelf and mouse shortages should definitely top of the list along with those tasty whole chickens of yours! purrs ERin

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  3. Squirrelman?! Can you share the phone number please? Must call him. Thanks!

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    1. Apparently you can't call him in that sense, but have to display a symbol, a bird feeder I think it is, outside your house, and he will come! purrs ERin

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  4. That is a mighty good selfie Erin. Hope that new desk works for you.

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    1. Thanks Marg, I'll have a choice of levels and views with the new desk, but peep is installing a new shelf, bigger and better than before, and it wont have books on either! A super, Superhighway, for sure. purrs ERin

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  5. Love that selfie,I hope you get on top of the shelf thing with your peeps,xx Speedy

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    1. Hi Speedy, Gonna have a new shelf put in as well, a bigger better on that goes further! I may even allow peeps to put something on it too, a Niptini and cheese bar maybe, but not books. purrs ERin

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  6. Well, thank cod you weren't really robbed, Erin. We hope the new desk works out purrfectly for you. Nice selfie, too. That's quite the view you have.

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    1. Thanks guys, it is more often blocked out by the rain these days, but dawn is a definite good time to take stock and muse over mouses! purrs ERin

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  7. I'm glad the robbery thing didn't happen. Your selfie is wonderfully special sweet Princess!

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    1. hi Brian, me too! peeps had been very quiet about it all, though I should have guessed something was up when more of those natty little food savers boxes with blue lids showed up from a certain Scandinavian Furniture store! purrs ERin

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  8. Whew! We're glad you were UPgraded and not robbed! Super selfie!

    The Florida Furkids

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    1. Yup me too, and the joy is I can go up and down with my upgrade, peep availability permitting! purrs ERin

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    1. Hi Jeanne, you have a wonderful day too, hopefully you haven't had the rain we have! purrs ERin

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    2. You have a desk that flies now? Oh my, but what happened to your bookshelf? Or purr haps mom read too fast? Those are the strangest burgle humans! Mousies indeed -Katie Kitty Too

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    3. Hi Katie, mighty strange burglar peeps, apparently they're coming back to upgrade the shelf too! I'll let them put it back in before I set loose the Kraken that Bionic Basil lent me. purrs ERin

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  10. We're glad you didn't be robbed finally ! Purrs

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    1. HI guys, me too! I was beginning to wonder how they got the old one out the cat flap. Mouses! ERin

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  11. So glad you solved the case, Erin! How sneaky those peeps are!

    Gus, Jaq, and Pearl
    As the World Purrs

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    1. hi all, mystery solved, and I even now get a brand new shelf as peep hadn't thought about how needed it was. The new shelf won't go up and down but is higher and will be loads of fun! purrs ERin

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    1. Hmm, well like all good things apparently peep skimped on buying the model with the motors in, so I'm left with a hand cranked model... but I have a plan and an old lawn mower that might just get us airborne! purrs ERin

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  13. Sounds like a flying shelver to me, Erin..are you sure it is reliable? Great Selfie today, Purrincess :) Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday :) <3

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    1. Ooh! Now you have me worried, I'll not have fly by night furniture in this Palace, no ma'am! I get onto it, not literally, right away! PS, Flying Shelvers, they don't breed do they as I don't want another infestation! purrs ERin

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  14. Your selfie is fab, Erin. We are glad you're getting an "up" graded desk and there were no thieves in your house!

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    1. Thanks Lola, it was just one of those mornings when peep couldn't sleep so we took pictures. I think the new desk makes me upwardly mobile as they say nowadays. purrs Erin

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  15. Erin, your new desk sounds very promising! Your silhouette in the window is just the best!

    The Great Nip Shortage and the Great Mouse Shortage sound like catastrophes!

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    1. Oh my yes, the mouse shortage was very depressing and many a cat was forced to eat only tinned food for weeks on end. I barely made tails meet and the sparrows were getting mighty shy. purrs ERin

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  16. Mew mew mew ERin yur bloggie postss are all wayss so innterestin!
    An yur shadow selfie iss purrfect!!!
    ***paw patsss*** Siddhartha Henry xxxx

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    1. Thank You Siddhartha Henry, the Palace is all go at times, a bit like my desk going and my shelf and my sofa too, but thats in next weeks blog! purrs from your pal ERin

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    1. You can say that again, in fact I've said it quite a bit already but it never hurts to have extra relief just in case something else goes missing! Purrs ERin

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  18. Nice selfie Princess Erin. We have a Tribble, I guess we are lucky that ours didn't multiply. It does make a funny noise though- only when it has batteries though :)

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    1. You have an actual Tribble? WOW! that's awesome. I hope it doesnt eat too many of those batteries though, or decide it wants to plug into the mains supply! purrs ERin

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  19. For a minute there I was thinkin' the Weasel Syndicate was to blame but those weasels never leave upgrades. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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    1. Hi Seville, you know it never occurred that the Weasel Syndicate could be behind it all! I shall have some posters made, just in case they try for my new desk, and shelf! purrs ERin

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  20. Your new desk sounds like a lot of fun! You had a mouses shortage??? Thank goodness that didn't happen here, but I suppose you could say we were on our way to one after me and Eric had been out hunting.

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    1. Definitely recommend these desks, loads more room to loung.... er... make serious inroads into my office work from. Glad to hear you not out of mouses yet. They do need a close season, just to let the numbers swell a bit, a week usually does it around here. purrs ERin

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  21. That's quite a story. Your new desk sounds quite interesting. We've never seen one of those. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    1. Hello all, and congratulations on the 100th hop! These desks are great idea for different height users, not that I have an issue with that as I don't usually actually sit on the chair to type, just to na... er... cogitate. purrs ERin

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  22. ERin....yur new desk... we just noe... will bee total lee awesum.. N once ewe
    dizz cover all de sekrit compartmintz it has { that de peepz due knot noe a THING
    a bout } ....ther will never bee a cream, ore mouze short age.....ever.....again !

    ya noe.... ☺☺☺

    we all sew hope if de shelvez iz knot ree covered, ya get a new one, one thatz
    purrfect for nappin on ♥♥♥

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    1. HI. *WAVES* Do you think there will be one of those? Oh my, I shall have a secret search right away, mums the word and I'll cut you in on any mice and cream I find, ya noe what I mean *wink*. PS. My new shelf will be arriving tomorrow, peep says, and is good for at least two princesses! or one princess on a diet! purrs ERin

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  23. Hmmmmmmm Now dat sounds like da kinda desk we need. Cute posty.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thank you, have a great and blest week! purrs ERin

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  24. Sounds like you're going to have lots of fun on the new UPgraded desk... going up and down, up and down!

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    1. Hi, as much fun as I've had, I've had to settle on one particular height, not least because peep is getting tiered doing all the winding!

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  25. A moving desk! Is that kind of like an elevator or a carnival ride. Hope you can get work done at the new desk. It might be so much fun that you won't want to work anymore.

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    1. Definitely like an elevator, but with peep on the manual controls. As to getting work done, well lets just say I really do need to settle DOWN a bit. purrs ERin

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  26. A New desk! Tres Cool! Mes misses Mommy's old desk...
    And yous has the bestest selfie for Sunday! Mes LOVES it!
    Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. Hi Nellie, thank you, it was the nicest morning we had had all week and continues to be so due to all the rain and wind. Peeps old desk was actually a childs desk which is why we struggled so much with leg room. Well I didn't but peep sure did. purrs ERin

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  27. An UPgrade is always better than being robbed, so we're glad to hear it was the former, Erin!

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    1. Now I get the best of both worlds, desk wise, and peeps says I get a new shelf too, but we can't decide where to place it, besides the wall that is! purrs ERin

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  28. Hi Princess! Purrsonally I like change. Change is good. That's what my mom always says. Out with the old, and in with the mew. I mean, new. Purrrs! Herman!!!

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  29. Hi Herman! My peep isn't good at change as a rule but I do try and mix things up with a new mouse every night, builds character and stamina. Well that's my thought, though I don't think peep sees it that way at 2am. purrs ERin

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