Sunday, 1 January 2017

It's CANCELLED!

What?

What!


WHAT!

What do you mean, it's cancelled! You cant just cancel it...  without so much as a by your leave, or or... or.... whatever else it is when someone gives permission..

Whats that?

OK, Permission is a good word for it, and of course OK is a OK too. BUT please dont interupt me when I'm ranting!

What?

And Grants?  yes I'll give you that, and Dispensation too. Though if this goes on much longer I'll be needing a rubber stamp to get a prescription of head ache tablets. MOUSES!

Look peeps ol' pal, just because you say you're detressed, that's absolutely NO reason to cancel it, just get a wig! 

What do you mean  it's depressed not detressed? What have you got to get depressed about, beside the weight, and the grey hairs and blood pressure, and diabetes, and work, and retirement and.... OK I take your point, but that still doesn't mean you can cancel it. I mean there are some of us that are rather counting on this festive time to lift the spirits the soul and celebrate the coming of the new seasons mousing, oh and a bowl of cream, maybe? purrs 

WHAT!

OK, so you'll be saving on cooking and washing up, but that's your own fault for trying to cook, and burning it to the pan... and oven.... and then to the floor when you dropped it. 

And that wasn't MY fault as you claimed. I mean all I did was come in to inspect proceedings and find out why lunch, and post lunch pre-nap snacks were 3 hours too late for being either lunch or indeed snacks and nearly encroached on my pre-teatime snacks, as they were not only at tea time but cold too. Mouses!

Now look peepers, Christmas comes once a year, right? and it doesn't move dates, much, right? OK so for 364 or 365 days it will be where it was left the year before on the.... er... hang on whilst I just check the calendar. Yup, just as I thought, Christmas is on Sunday. OK so that means you have a one in seven chance that you'll get it right each year and be able to get the plans right. Maybe one in eight in your case if it's a leap year, but still, that's way better odds than I have these days when I'm mousing. 

Think on it this way, peep, there are loads of starving mouths out there and that turnip, burnt or not, will go to waste if you don't eat it. OK so the fluff is a bit of a turn off, but give it a rinse in the sink and it'll be fine, and it'll soften up too, I promise. Or you could give it to a starving artists who could use it for sketching? purrs

The potatoes? I didn't know we had any? OH so that's what THAT was. Mouses!..... Hmm OK so I'm fairly certain we could make something useful of that paste, maybe a glue? Or a new trend in hairdressing additive to straighten those curly locks of yours, or maybe glue whats fallen out back in again?




Anyways, food aside which frankly is the best place for it, there's all the presents we have... OK the presents I have. From DashKitten.Com, and that big box that arrived just as you left to go away on business last week. You know, the one you in your haste nearly dropped on my tail... from Brian of the Brians Home blog in America. You know, the prize I won in his give away. Not that I've looked, no ma'am that wouldn't be in the spirit of Christmas now would it.

What do you mean, How'd I know it's from Brian?

Well if you peel the label off and....

OK so I just happened to be standing there waving you off, you know, there as in where you dropped it nearly on my tail, and the label was next to my tail. You know my tail, next to where you threw that box, well that label it sort of started to peel off.

In fact if I remember correctly the impact of the package crashing to the floor within inches, nay, within very small parts of inches of my very proud feline tail caused not only a dent in the Palace floor but also shook that there label so parts of it stuck to my paw.

That will be my paw that was very close to my tail that was very close to death or being squidged on account of some careless peep firing that humongous package at me from across the room. Not that I'm the sort to panic or take umbrage at such things, no ma'am, but coming so close to death does sort of leave a scar on one and I had to go down and have a nap to recover. After checking out that label of course, the one that had burst open and flown from the packaging as it cartwheeled across the Great Hall knocking over six of the Palace staff  and one vase as it skidded to a halt and hit my claw that happened at that very moment to be poised ready to be manicured.

Anyways peeps ol' pal, top and bottom of it is I really do think that Brian would like us to open his present. And the present from the fab guys at the DashKitten blog too, over there by the fireplace, where you left it.

What?

OK so it isn't exactly where you left it, and may be a few inches away. Hmm OK a few feet but that's my best offer. Anyways it is where you would have left it had you been here to leave it, which you weren't on account of having run off to work after throwing that gigantic parcel from Uncle Brian at me. But I'm not one to harp on at the injustice of being only a two foot high Princess left alone to keep stock of this drafty old office. OH how I suffer in silence at such hardships and lack of comfy facilities....

However, I digress, and I was just doing the rounds of the high country, as one does, and I just happened to find it, DashKittens present, being the one you DIDN'T throw at me, on top of that eight foot high bookcase.  Behind the pink feather boa and the pair of stockings and a copy of last years TV guide and that missing credit card. OH and you really do need to get the cleaners up there the cobwebs are horrendous! Well they were until that there feather boa got caught up in my tail and then the packaging fell off. I mean that is a health and safety risk for sure, maybe even two or three. I could have been hurt you know and then I'd have to sue!

Now look, peep, Christmas is for giving and I do think cancelling Christmas just isn't on, at all.

What do you mean it's been rescheduled? Tomorrow? What, tomorrow as in a whole six hours hours away?

Well OK so long as I get my presents straight away, no waiting around, well after first treat session, and  breakfast, at least. Nothing worse than opening presents on an empty stomach, all that grumbling tummy quite puts one off, don't you know. Purrs


****** A few Hours later.... ******


Right, peep, you plonk that derriere over there..... NOOO! not on the sofa, that's reserved!

What? Who for?

Well, for me of course. I need that room to spread out and generally relax after a hard mornings entertaining. Lets face it the office is getting rather cramped these days.


****** Much rustling of paper & packaging later! ******



Oooh! I say, that is fabulous! So soft! So plush!........ What is it?

A NEW extension to MY office you say?  I really don't think I'll be fitting in that, I mean for starters it's only four inches high, and there's no doors or windows, or furniture, not even a kitchen or somewhere to put my treats!

Self assembly? OH heck, I fear disaster coming on. Now look peep, ol' screwdriver challenged one, we all know what happened last time you tried to assemble something, and I really can't face explaining to the Fire and Rescue services how you built yourself into locked wardrobe. Mouses!

OK, well if you insist. Don't let me stop you, never let it be said I have ever stood in the way of progress or civil liberties.... well not unless it was a mouse. purrs


****** Two minutes later! ******


WOW! That was spectacular! I am impressed. This 'Curious Cat Cube, by Feline Nuvo adds up to a whole new office in under the time it took to unpack the parcel. AND it has a magnificent roof top padded terrace and a fleeced individual napping area within with window toys. And even better... it's JUST for me!

Right lets get on with this wonderful parcel from my pals at Dashkitten.com. WOW! A tube, I love tubes. Can't have too many tubes I always say, especially if there's a mouse inside. Great exercise too, running from end to end then rolling it around. purrs

What? There's something IN the tube, you say? Hang on lets have a look, if it's a mouse I'll have it out in a trice.

Umm, peep, I think maybe there's been a mistake, this seems like a fly fishing kit. Why flies would like to go fishing I don't know. Would you look at the size of that fly, is gigantical! I'd hate to meet the fish that you'd hope to catch with that, I mean it would be more likely to eat you. Mouses!

Hang on, whats this label say?


****** Sound of the penny dropping ******



This IS for me. Oh my, this is awesome. It's a Neko Fly and wand set. Oooh just what I always wanted, the tube is great too, but this is fantastic. I reckon Santa must have been checking up on my browsing habits, again. Mouses!

Well, peep, looks like Christmas has come just in the nick of time, a day late maybe, but with this new office I can catch up on some private nap... er... personal paperwork after a hard day chasing the these fantastic Neko flies. I can just see the pounds flying off... if I had pounds to fly off that is, as I didn't put any weight on over Christmas, not an ounce I promise. Not sure about the day after though. purrs

Well, peep, looks like what I need to do, to start the year off right, is send three very big THANK YOU's.

To Brian for holding such a great giveaway with such a wonderful prize, and for including folks outside of the USA. And to all at Dashkitten.com for the amazing gifts and for helping us so much with Tech Support over the last year. Thank you both, you saved Christmas, and made it very special in deed.

Whats that peep? Forgot? Me! My no, of course I've not forgotten at all, how could I do that, after all I am a cat. purrs

Finally I, no, my peep and I, would like to say a very special big THANK YOU to all of YOU, my friends and readers everywhere. Not just for being there this Christmas to buoy the spirits, but every week at the Sunday Selfies hosted by our truly lovely hosts, The Kitties Blue from the Cat on My Head blog. So I hope everybody has had a wondrous incident free Christmas, and we both wish you ALL a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year.

Purrs ERin


It's Sunday Selfie time, and the 1st of a New Year too. 



I'm going this weeks selfies hosted by the Fabulous Kitties Blue from the Cat on My Head blog, with this picture taken of me, just after a much needed Niptini and Cream Liqueur following a rather close shave with a burnt Christmas lunch! 


Anyways, to see what all our pals have been up to this week, please click on the links below, and enjoy the HOP! 


Happy NEW YEAR everyone!















58 comments:

  1. Happy 2017, Princess Erin! Thank you for gracing both our Halloween and Holiday slideshows with your regal presence. Wishing you a wonderful year with lots of treats, purrs, meows and the proper respect paid to you by humans!

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    1. Happy 2017, to you both, and your mom. Many thanks for being there in 2016 and making such wonderful things such as the slideshows possible! purrs from us both. Erin PS I'm making the treats and respect thing a New Years resolution, for peep that is. MOL

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  2. You look darn cute in that cubby cube Erin and we're glad you like it! Happy New Year from all of us at Brian's Home!

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    1. Thanks Brian, it is even better than my box, and so warm too! Happy New Year to you and all your family. purrs Erin

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  3. What a lovely prize from Brian, and a lovely gift from the Dash Kitten Crew. Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank you Flynn, Brian's gift was such a surprise...Mol and that fly from the Dash Kitten Crew takes some beating, for sure. We thoroughly recomend both! purrs and A Happy New Year.... Erin

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  4. What excitement! Looks like you are all set, Erin!! A Happy New Year to you and your family! xx

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    1. Thank You Austin, I think I'll be busy for quite some time, especially with the fly fishing weekends I've got planned, MOL! ERin

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  5. LOVE your new office, Erin! Though we like your old one too ... that pink comforter has gotten a lot of use and still looks magnificent. Maybe cut your peep some slack? He works super hard and is really a great guy. He makes my life a bunch happier - like you. Bear and I both wish you two a Happy New Year, filled with all the best :)

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    1. Hmm, when you say slack are we talking trousers? Oh I wont be getting rid of the pink, wool duvet cover, that's a given as a Princess does need to stamp her mark on the home furnishings. Mind you, I do need to have a smaller one made for the new office suite. Brown and pink should work quite well, don't you think? purrs Erin

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  6. Oh my Erin you are looking absolutely princess beautiful!
    Happy New Year!
    May 2017 bring you much happiness!
    Annabelle, Boo, Ping, & Mr Jinx

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    1. Thank you, a selfie after the night before was kinda hard, but I really rallied to the cause... I hopes you all have a great 2017, and all our dreams come true. purrs ERin

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  7. Love your cat cube :)
    Wishing you a happy and healthy 2017!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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    1. Thank you both, the Cube is something special... and definitely a winner as I don't need planning permission either so may go for a string of them and sub let, MOL. ERin

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  8. What marvelous gifts and that prize from Brian...
    Mes is speechless!!!
    Thanks yous for your purrayers
    • ★ Happy ★*♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*★ New Year¸¸.•*¨*•
    ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*Kisses♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*
    ♪♫•*¨*•.Nellie•*¨*•.¸¸♪♫•¸¸.•*

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    1. Thank you Nellie, I was sooo lucky to win. Now If you ever fancy a flight over, you'll have the run of the Palace and I'll reserve that room, just for you. In fact I'll have the Kraken come and pick you up and chauffeur to us. purrs hugs and nose rubs, Erin XOX

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  9. Those are wonderful gifts, I am sorry you had to wait past Christmas to get them, that is not right. I wish you and your kingdom and happy and healthy 2017! XO

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    1. Thank you, I was so lucky to get them, especially as i almost didn't the 2nd time around.. happy Christmas to you all! purrs ERin

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  10. Luv yur fotoss speshell the selfie where you are winkin ERin Purrincess!!!!
    Happy Mew Year!
    ***paw kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXx

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    1. Hehe that is one of my favourites, for sure. Happy Mew Year too. Purrs & Headbumps, ERin XoX

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  11. We're so glad it was just postponed, and not cancelled, Erin! Those are some awesome gifts! :)

    Happy New Year to you and your Peep! We are so grateful for you, and hope your 2017 is filled with love, joy, peace and all good things.

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    1. Thank you, they were great and well worth the wait and totally not what I expected at all. I usually just get a bowl of cream! Happy New Year to you all and may it bring health and happiness to you and those around you. purrs Erin

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  12. Concatulations on your prize ! And Happy New Year ! We wish you health and happiness for 2017 ! Purrs

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    1. Thank you. All the best for 2017, and may the world celebrate peace and good will, health and happiness to all! purrs ERin

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  13. Happy New Year Erin to you and your purrson!We wish you the best that 2017 could possibly offer :)
    We are certain you were just trying to help when that food flew out of the frying pan! :) And how lucky to win a prize and to get gifts from afar in the mail! That is a great way to start the new year :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Yup, that's what I tell peep, and in truth peep is just clumsy and has 3 left feet and more thumbs than fingers... makes buying shoes and gloves a real pain, I can tell you. Purrs ERin

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  14. that looks like a very comfortable office extension!! Happy New Year!!

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    1. It is just the thing for quite contemplation of my naps and the next blog post, and to avoid flying Christmas lunches and burnt offerings. Mouses! Happy New year, 2017! purrs ERin

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  15. Erin, you look so purretty as always. We've not seen those necko fly fishes, but we've heard they're amazin'. We bet you're really gonna enjoy dat. And what a great office cube ya' got there. Enjoy. And we purray ya'll have a healthy, happy and purrospurrous mew year. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Thank you both, I was sooo very fortunate to get both, and amazingly blessed with such fine and helpful friends and readers. Wishing you and your mom the Very Best, most joyous and a healthy and Happy and prosperous 2017. Purrs Erin

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    1. Thank you I do too. After 1 massive false start and burnt offerings I am rather hoping 2017 wont involve any more cooking. MOL . Have a great 2017, and may it bring you all much joy, health and happiness. purrs ERin

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  17. You look as snug as a bug in that cubby! Happy New Year

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    1. Thank you, there were some other selfies of me but I was soo curled up and snug, it was impossible to tell it was me! Purrs for an awesome 2017. ERin

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    1. I was so luck to get anything after the lunchtime disaster and burnt offerings. My birthday usually just gets me a bowl of cream but this year was extra special. Purrs for a fabulous 2017 for you and your family. ERin

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  19. of course I furst must say how much I just adore your selfie - all relaxed and stuffs - and your mew office am just the bestest with a terrace to boots... Brian am such a gentleman and the thinks that of course a Princess should win and what a prize! A Neko Fly and wand set! Purrhaps that makes up for the canceled Christmas dinner of mooshie potatoes and burnt foods and stuffs... falling from the pan or the pan falling on the floor. MOuses! Why can't pans cook food by themselves? I suppose no staff has yet invented a smart pan and smart phones have not sorted out how to communicate with kitchen stoves yet.

    Here's wishing a furry Happy Mew Year being a proper Princess in your new office.

    Purrz,
    Katie Kitty Too.

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    1. Thanks guys, we had an unhealthy combo of burnt, melted, dissolved, spilled and dropped. Oh and way way overdue. There was nothing but tears. Still my presents the next day more than saved Christmas and my birthday which are on the same day, allbeit late MOL. Thank you for all being ouur pals, and I, we wish you all the very best, health and happiness and good fortune throut 2017. purrs ERin

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    2. Did you stops by and reads the Hanukkah story song? Joey gave silly answers cause him was bored, waiting for the song to finish so he could go with Flash to looks for kitties to save on Mew Years. - Thanks for all your purrz dear Erin and Staff. We loves you - Katie Kitty Too.

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    3. Have just nipped by and loved the song very much, the spirit of Hanukkah was there for sure. I hopes Joey and Flash get to save many kitties in 2017 and that the kindness of the world lives on through and beyond all celebrations of life and living. purrs Erin

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  20. Hmmm, Niptini & Cream Liqueur...sounds awesome! I need to get me one of those! And what awesome stuff you got...a cube & a Kragonfly! Wishing you a 2017 that is filled with possibility, love & light...Happy New Year Erin!

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    1. Thank you, all the best things have nip and cream MOL. And I was very lucky to get such fine gifts too, usually it is just a bowl of cream and a hug on my birthday, which is also Christmas day too. Happy New year and may all things good come to pass for you and yours this year. purrs ERin

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  21. Oh, the kitties here got a new office cube for Christmas this year, too, Princess Erin! We bet you'll be conducting lots of business in style from that there cube. Happy New Year to you!

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    1. They will be fighting to have turns, have you got a rota planned set up yet? Being a one cat Palace I get first and last pick on everything MOL. Happy New Year. purrs ERin

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  22. What a pawsome cube, Erin! You can hide out in there for days...well, at least hours...until dinner time. Happy New Year!

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    1. I guys, yes I could have a whole adventure, maybe two, in-between naps and nip of course! Happy New Year! purrs Erin

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  23. ERin...whitefish waves frum uz and copee & paste…. anda happee new yeer two ewe all ♥♥♥ ; sneekin round blog land two day iz gettin tuffer bye de minit… de food gurlz place oh employ iz ta blame… we wanted ta say hope de new yeer bringz everee one lotz oh happee nezz & health & perch samichez ~~ !!! ♥♥♥ ☺☺☺

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    1. Thanks guys, really appreciate your perch sandwich, and best wishes. May your oceans be clear and blue, and the aquarium of your life over flow (onto your plate) with fine fishes fillets. Have a Great and Happy and Healthy New Year! purrs Erin

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  24. Oh we are so glad you like the Neko Fly, we have heard so much about the, in fact, WE Got a superb double set ourselves and woe it's cool.

    We, however, do not have an official extension!!


    Happy Sunday Selfie!

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    1. It's brilliant and just the workout I need, now the mice have run out. Maybe we could organise a fly fishing holiday some time? Now I do recommend getting one of these office extensions, so much easier to get some peace and quiet, for interviewing guests! Have a great New Year! purrs Erin

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  25. Santa Paws was really good to you, wasn't he, Erin? A cube, a Neko fly, a bottle niptini and a cream liqueur...and lots of loves.. of course, well, it does show in your Selfies, that's for sure :) Pawkisses for a Happy and Healthy New Year to you and your family too...make it a micey one :) <3

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    1. Hi Binky. A belated and Happy New Year to too. What more could a Princess ask for, except maybe a Prince? oh and a mousie! MOL
      Purrs,
      Erin

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  26. Did you have a good Christmas, after all, Erin? I sure do hope so. Sounds like you received some lovely gifts and giveaway prizes. EXCELLENT!

    And speakin' of giveaways and contests and the like... A BEAUTIFUL book arrived in the mail from the DashKitten Blog's giveaway and I believe you sponsored that prize so... THANK YOU!!! It's sittin' on the livin' room coffee table so as to give easy access to peeps to pick up and read.

    Merry Christmas Erin! Happy New Year Erin! PURRS.

    PS. Glad to hear your peep isn't detressed. I thought maybe he had shaved off all his hair by accident, or somethin'. Of course, that would have made for great pictures. purrs

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    1. Sorry i missed this, Seville, truly. We had Christmas cancelled and that was that. But we did reconvene and it was a lovely day and definitely nothing got burnt dropped or thrown in the bin in disgust, not even the Brussels sprouts! Aww I am so pleased you got to see that book,and truly wonderful you won a copy! Yup, peep is as fully tressed as can be, in fact I thought I saw new growth but alas that was some of mine that got stuck. Mouses!

      Happy New Year to a Very Special friend. Erin

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  27. Happy New Year Erin! Wow how many cool and fabulously terrific things mew got, we're in the hummer and on our way!!! MOL

    Purrs

    Basil & Co xox

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    1. Hi Basil.Firstly a belated and Happy New Year to you. I'll have the drawbridge down and portculis raised for your arrival... what flag should I fly?
      purrs Erin

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  28. Oh wow, you make that cube look gooooood! Happy New Year!

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    1. Thank You, it is lovely and very comfy... Oh and a belated Happy New Year to you too. purrs Erin

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