Friday, 2 December 2016

A day off...

Ahem....

Um, hello?

Excuse me....

I'm talking to you. YOU!

Now look, I really must insist that you pay attention and....

HEY!

Where you going? I've not finished with....

OH...

MOUSES!


****** Some time later *******


Ah-ha! so there you are. I've been looking for you ever since....

Er....

Um....

Hmm not sure when we last met exactly, and to be fair maybe it wasn't you I met. Heck you all look pretty much the same to me, unless you happen to be fat or thin, or dark or light.....

Anyways assuming you're the one I spoke to earlier, at some point, I want a word with you. Mind you if I didn't see you earlier then this probably isn't the best of introductions. In fact I may well be coming across as quite rude, which this this princess most certainly isn't. purrs

OK to give you the benefit of the doubt, lets just suppose that I, we, never met, OK?

Right. Now I'll just pop myself down here, out of sight, and if you do likewise, we can just sort of bump into each other in a non contrived, contrived fashion. Then we can take it from there, OK?

Ready....

Steady....

Why hello, I'm ER.....

Er, where have you gone?

Come back will you, I've not even got me best paw shake out! MOUSES! Some folk, huh, no sense of adventure or respect. You'd almost think they just didn't like Princesses!

I wonder if it was something I said? I don't smell, well not in that way, and I did wash this morning, thrice in fact, between naps, though I may have missed a bit under my chin.  But as I see it, that and the top of my head are areas that peeps should be taking care of, after all those are the areas they love to scratch and tickle so stands to reason peeps can give them a lick whilst they're there. purrs


****** Some time, and a bit, later ******


Hum de tum de tum de.... OOOH! I think I see some of my neighbours over yonder. Yup, looks like Minnie and her family of 34 Wood Pile Close.

I sure don't want them to get worried and think this is an official visit, so I'll just wander over to this here hedge and wait for her to pass by, then I can act all surprised, and have a nice chat. Maybe chat about the cost of cheese, and the latest edition of Mouse and Mousehole Magazine, which I understand has a great article this month on skirting board design. purrs

****** Much twiddling of paws later ******

Hmm, seems like they didn't come this way after all. Mouses!

What has a princess to do to meet folk around here? I mean I'm not a monster in an pink (non) ivory tower, and I do like to let my hair down. OK maybe not in the Rapunzel sense, I'm not that sort of Princess, being a short haired TUX, but I do have a great sense of humour, which peep can be heard attesting to, regularly, even at 2AM!

Seems like it's going to be one of those days. Usually folks are two a penny, but today they are like London buses; never one when you want one, then three come altogether but don't want to stop. Mouses!

All I want is to press the flesh and make a few new pals. It's great to get back to ones roots, well tree roots that is, and chill out, together. Do the mate thing. Sure we'd pick a few bones and chew the fat, but we could share cheese and a nice nip cream dipping sauce. Well I would. purrs

Maybe I'll just have a nap instead, seems a shame to miss out on a good sun puddle, and I'm bound to see some more pals in a bit. In fact I know Mr and Mrs Black flew back today from their holidays, as I saw them down on the allotment, digging up something wholesome for their young family's tea.

Now they're a lovely couple, always busy flitting here, there, and everywhere. And if they're not gossipping they'll be singing a fine tune to liven the community. Seems like a great life, and you'd say that they were a happy couple, but there have been more than a few arguments I can tell you.

In fact just last week, and she caught him flirting with a young neighbour. Well, you have never seen the like, all sense had left the pair of them, and they were flying at each other. Oh and the language, it was terrible and I just cant repeat it, this being a family blog and all, and the fact I just didn't understand it, but it was so bad that it woke me from my morning committee meeting. MOUSES!

And then of course there were more than a few arguments with the neighbours during spring. I had to break up one ruckus when someone made improper advances towards Mrs Black! Now as I do take my responsibility as Princess very seriously, I went on down there and waited my moment and did what any upstanding Princess would do, I jumped in!

Strange thing is though, having saved Mrs Black's honour from a dastardly interloper, Mr and Mrs Black seemed positively frightened and fled the scene without even a 'Thank you kind Princess' I'd have settled for a peck on the cheek even!

In the end it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity, something to do with time of the year and hormones, which I know can get the better of everyone from time to time. purrs

Still, no harm done and it gave me something to do before lunch. Talking of which, I do believe it's just about time for mine. I'll just head on in and see what Chef has been preparing. purrs

Hmm. You know a Princess can get depressed by the same old same old kibble. You'd have thought that on my day off, the one day I get to show my true inner self, the gentle kind and caring me, my feminine side, that the chef would do something a bit more appetising than kibble.

OK so on a working day I get to bring home a mini mouse or a black bird of some description, but that is work, and kibble is well an easy feed for peep.

But on my day off it would be nice to sit down to a roast meal, and then have afternoon tea, with a nip scone, and with cream scones for afters. Then round the evening off with a Niptini by the fireside whilst recounting adventures to all my furry and feathered friends.

Oh how the pressures of work drive a claw between the life we must lead and that we want.



I can't really say I blame Minnie mouse and her 34 kids, probably 40 by now, and Mr and Mrs Blackbird, from coming by. I mean, would you stop by for tea when ordinarily you are the tea?

Oh well, I shall just sit in my tower a bit longer, and dream of a few pals....

****** Sniffling and snuffling sounds ******


Seems like the nights are drawing in even quicker these days, so it won't be long till the next shift starts. A new day for me, and back to being the hunter killer scourge of miscreants across the land, though thankfully NOT across the moat, that's the Kraken's domain, and a grand job she does too.

Hmm, there's an idea, I wonder when her day off is? Maybe we could double up and have a girls day out? Paint the town red, and Kraken Green, of course!

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This post is dedicated to Fiona, and Sammy, and all those who passed over the Rainbow Bridge this week. They will be greatly missed. E


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I wish to thank the wonderful Ann, of Zoolatry, for the lovely New Christmas Banner for my blog. Quite the Christmas feel!








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Many thanks to the Kitties Blue, over at The Cat on My Head blog, for hosting this wonderful weekly celebration of fun and friendship. I for one, and one of many, am extremely grateful for having this chance to meet such fine folk.


This weeks selfie is also an easy of yours truly taking a power nap, and has absolutely NOTHING to do with the very large lunch and bowl of cream...... OK maybe just a little!






42 comments:

  1. Mee-you ERin mee luvss yur profile Selfie an thee snoozy selfie iss adoorabull.....
    Today iss definitelee a 'snoozy' day here all so! What a turribull week an mee just wantss to nap an dreem that Easy rider; Unccle Sammy; Fiona an mee Pappaw King George an Jade doggie are still HERE!!!!
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xxx
    Pee S.: Mee did a kewl Red Tie selfie today....hope you can come visit soon!

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    1. Thank You, Siddhartha Henry, you are so kind and a such a Gentlecat. This is the worst of weeks and one that I truly wanted to keep peep in bed for as we have seen too much loss in this household of late, and tears have replaced joy.
      I loves your Red Tie Selfie, I do think it could catch on and be quite the rage! purrs headbumps and noses kisses. ERin

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  2. Sometimes a day off is just what we need Erin. Hugs to all those filled with sadness this week.

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    1. Thank you Brian, a day off from everything that has drawn sadness across our lives would be good. And yes, hugs purrs and prayers to all, this week and forever for those in need. gentle purrs ERin

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  3. This is a very beautiful Blog. Thank you and Best Regards, Viola.

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    1. Thank You, Viola, it is wonderful to meet you and so pleased that you came by on the Sunday Selfies. Kindest regards. purrs ERin

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  4. It has been a sad week. You look very comfortable in your easy selfie. We are glad we were able to share some happier news today!

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    1. Yes, a week where the rain in my heart and eyes did not stop. I was so pleased to hear you are doing so well, that is the ray of light and hope to bring us all joy. Thank You. purrs Erin

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  5. Sounds like those neighbours are being very cautious. That is a nice and easy selfie.

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    1. Thank You, Flynn. Yes the neighbours have been scarce of late, even though I am a model citizen cum princess on my day off. purrs ERin

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  6. I think everyone could definitely use a day off now or then. And that is a very lovely selfie.

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    1. Thank you, I do think it should be compulsory especially at weekends when peeps don't do anything! purrs ERin

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  7. We need a day off. We think that is a fantastic selfie!!!

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    1. Thank You. I shall be pushing for at least two a week in future but not at weekends as I have to go out and do the shopping and socialize those days. purrs ERin

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  8. You are lookin' bootyful as always Erin. We would be happy to join you fur sum nip tea and cream puffs. Or whatever ya' call 'em. We're just Southern country cats, so we're not up on all da fine language and names and all. But we're happy to share and join. Big hugs fur all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thank you Dezi and Raena it was a welcome nap in a hectic schedule, honest! I am a country cat at heart too, and a couple of fine Southern Belles visiting would be wonderful. I shall lay on a fine cream & nip tea for us all. Then later we could go for a walk around the estate and chase some mice? Good honest fun! Big hugs and nose rubs. purrs Erin

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  9. It really has been an extremely hard week, and this smile is just what we needed :)

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    1. Thank you. Yes, a week I dearly never wish to see again. purrs ERin

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  10. My assistant doesn't always appreciate my humor at 2 a.m either. Humans are strange that way.

    It has been a sad week with so many friends lost. Thanks for the smiles today. I think we all needed them.

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    1. Thank you, it's had to smile when crying, or find joy from sadness, but we try. purrs ERin

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  11. I love your Christmas header. We will always be your friends Erin.

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  12. A day off is something we could all use at one time or another. Right, ERin?

    It's been a very tough week, for sure.

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    1. Yes a day off should be a given every other day, then twice at weekends and bank holidays. That should be enough, I think? purrs ERin

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  13. Looking beautiful as always, Erin. Do you only get ONE day off? I think you should renegotiate your contract or at the very least check into a union for princesses of your beauty and stature. We LOVE the new header and design - very befitting a tuxed up princess.
    ps - thank you for the inspiration for this past week's post from "Asterisk" :)

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    1. Thank you, the Snow took some moving onto those trees, but Ann is wonderful with these things. I have been remiss in not visiting many folk over the last weeks, funeral and depression get the worst of peep at his time of year. I shall endeavour to catch up and get to read your wonderful blog later today. purrs ERin

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  14. A day off sure sounds good to us...but then again, isn't every day a day off for us cats??

    There's been so much sadness lately...thanks for making us smile, Erin.

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    1. Well I wish you would tell peep that, but seems a Princesses lot is never short of things to do and cream to sample. Tough job but I tries to smile through it! purrs ERin

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  15. You need to get unionized so you get more than one day off! Thanks for making us laugh!

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    1. That isn't to do with marriage is it? as I'm sure not ready for that yet, well for the right Prince with a creamery I could be swayed! purrs ERin

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    1. Yup, in fact I think I should have an extra day added into the week just to be a day off, that way everyone will know they dont have to go to work! purrs ERin

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  17. ERin...blogger haz loozed itz mind coz we iz just NOW...two day... at thiz veree minit .....gettin werd that ya hada new post........faaaaaaaaaaaaaaa....N who iz we gonna blame it on....ewe betcha....de ROOD burdz in yur nayborhood......{ coz thatz what we due heer } !!!! we hope thiz message findz ewe doin soooper grate !! ♥♥♥

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    1. Hi guys, great to see you all and yes, we doing soooper doooper grate! Birds sound just the culprits, though in the Palace I blame it on the Mice, if I can find them that is! purrs ERin

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  18. Oh yeah, down time is VERY impawtant.

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    1. Down time is great for sure, but sometimes it just isnt long enough! purrs ERin

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  19. Your Majesty, your new header is gorgeous! Befitting a beauty of your royal stature. Have you ever considered asking your staff to hire a minion for you? I mean, one day off a week is asking too much. In fact, you should be lying on a velvet purrple pillow in a sun puddle nibbling catnip bon bons. Hire two minions, I say! Purrrs! Herman!!!

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    1. Oh Herman, you do know how to make me blush! Minions you say? I think it may clash with the pink and I dont fancy redecorating. Maybe I should just get peep to take on a few extra tasks, Monday to Saturday maybe? purrs Erin

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  20. Princesses get days off? I NEVER KNEW. Always thought titles were twenty-four, seven, kinds of things. MOUSES!

    Purrs,
    Seville

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    1. Hi, Seville, this was an unofficial day off, testing the waters as it were, which as it happens were very cold! Even when I have a day off, which is seldom with staff to clean and food to eat... er... prepare, I have to keep to the proper protocols... you know formal wear and good manners such as licking lips before and after meals. purrs Erin

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  21. *flops onto cozy blankie on couch* Oh dahling Erin, I so hear your need for relaxation and pampering. I just had that nasty thingy at the vet shoved up you know where and then they whacked off my claws and stole my blood. Oh and then jabbed me with that stabby thingy too! All in the name of "health"...as if! I am now chilling and dining as I want as it should always be. Do take care of yourself dear girl, demand the pampering you deserve

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    1. Oh my lor' how awful! I hope everything is OK and just the annual check up! Clearly you do need to be having a comfy afternoon of pampering. Over this Palace seems like the only pampering is when peep gets off the sofa and leaves me a hot spot! purrs ERin (currently overworked and under moused!)

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