Sunday, 5 February 2017

Caught on Film!

You do have to wonder about the sanity of our peeps' sanity. Yup there are times when things happen and my wondering goes into overdrive and spins around so fast that I gets all to aching at the probabilities of just what might, or might not be going on in that there head of peep. I mean just the other day I caught peep trying to wire into the electricity supply and Internet, a new pot plant.

Now whilst I can't see much point in gardening for myself, unless it's nip, my peep loves these little flowering plants. OK mainly because they are low maintenance, so low maintenance that you don't even have to even feed them, just a sprinkling of water every now and then and Toms your uncle they are quite happy and keep flowering.

Now some of you may say that is cruel not to feed those pretty little ladies, who as it happens are all called Violet and come from Africa, which must be very confusing and a mite boring at meetings. And you'd have thought those there Violets would be up in arms and protesting along the window ledge and on strike because the regime didn't give them their constitutional rights hard won on sufferance, I sure did. But no they just seem to love it, and believe me we have tried to administer food and, well you just won't believe what happened.

OK maybe the Violetists amongst you will, but for those that aren't I can paw on heart safely say that those dear violets all went bananas. Not that they went yellow and bent, no ma'am, but they did start to grow wildly out of control and then died. Yup peep had killed the lot.

After a suitable period of mourning and staring at pots of definitely dead plants, I took matters into my own paws and sent peep out to adopt some new Violets. OK, I thought, an easy task even for my plant challenged peep, just pick the happiest looking Violets with nicest flowers you can find.

So imagine my surprise when I come home and find peep has bought sick plants. But not just a little cold or an ache here and there, no ma'am, these plants were so sick they had been to see vets. I kid ye not, all those little Violets had the clear plastic Cones of Shame around their necks. No doubt to stop them scratching their leaves with their roots. I'm just hoping they don't have fleas. Mouses!

Anyways, it wasn't long after their arrival that peep got another plant and nestled it in amongst those sick Violets.........

Hi, peep ol' gardening fingers of doom, what you doing? Oooh a new plant, I say that looks exotic. is it a cactus? I don't like them, too many sharp pointy bits for my liking. And if theres going to be anything with sharp pointy bits in this Palace it's going to be me. purrs

Strange looking plant that, never seen on that's silver and black, where's it from?

The Amazon you say, well I'll be, are you sure it'll like being here, I mean we dont quite have the rainfall, though I suppose if it got home sick we could always leave it in Bathroom 5 and have the shower on. purrs

Umm, are you sure you need to be attaching it to the mains electricity, ol' brown fingered one, I mean water and electricity are not the best of bed fellows, sort of end up fried. Mouses

Internet! You are giving it the Internet too? Now look peep, I am not sharing my Internet with a plant, it's bad enough that the spiders in Bedroom No.7 have been demanding more Web time, but at least they do it whilst I'm out at work. Though you may wish to keep an eye on what they're watching as I did notice they were watching a Home Improvements programme, on impenetrable WEB security. Mouses!

And who knows where it might lead. If the rest of the plants see it they might want it too, and we'll have the Violets getting home sick and browsing the Internet for cheap flights to Africa, and I'm not paying for that long distance call.

What's that peep? It's a camera you say? Hmm is that a plant from the Cameroon?

Oh I see, a CAMERA, as in takes pictures. Cool, I never knew plants could take pictures. When it grows up a bit will it be able to take movies too?

What's that? It's a surveillance camera! YIKES what on earth do you want that for? This reeks of Big Peep 1984. Of all the nerve, do you not trust those dear little Violets to behave, is that what it is?

Who ME? Well I'll be. Do you mean to say that this is for me, little old me who tirelessly slaves away washing and chasing miscreants from the door. OK so maybe I am washing myself, and maybe I let them miscreants in, in the first place, but that is neither here nor there, as once they are in it's my job to get rid of them.

You don't trust me, huh? Well I have to say that I don't trust you too, all those long days spent at work, I mean you could be doing anything. I only have your word that you are going out to work, and those 12 hours sometimes 15 hour days you do, coming home covered in stress and angst could all be pretend. I mean what sort of a desk job does that?

For all I know there could be another cat on the scene? Though to be fair since the 'Marmalade Affair' I have been checking for stray hairs and bar a few grey ones from yourself, you've been clean.

Too clean maybe? Yes, I see it now, you're in cahoots with another cat AND a vacuum, a love triangle! Oh my this worse than I thought!

Hang on, you hate vacuuming, and as for another cat? Nah you wouldn't for starters no one else would have you as you're not fully trained yet. Definitely a work in progress. purrs

What's that you say, the video is so you can talk to me when you're at BlogPaws? You mean we can talk to each other, across the waves?

Across millions of miles of space and time to BlogPaws? So what you're saying is, whilst you're over there, enjoying fine wines and all the finest platters of cream, you'll be talking to me chasing mice and doing paperwork and overseeing day to day tasks?

WOW isn't nature wonderful! A video camera plant, what will it think of next.... a plant that catches flies maybe, or one that catches mice.....

Nope, sheer fantasy, that will never happen, I mean if it could do that it could grow a plant that catches mice, and where would that leave me? Hmm, actually that could leave me more time for assessing my cream collection and rubber stamping some of last years rubber cheese crop. In fact I could have so much spare time that I could fly to BlogPaws for myself.

Hmm. Peep, bring me my science kit, and those left over Brussels sprouts, I have a cunning plant... er PLAN. I think it's time to start a spot of vegetable genetic research. purrs






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It's Sunday Selfie Time!

We are joining our pals in celebrating the Sunday Selfies, Hosted by the Fabulous charmingly wonderful Kitties Blue, from The Cat on My Head blog












This weeks selfie is of me on point duty....
Sadly it wasn't a mousie, though one did arrive later that evening for a spot of late lunch. Sadly for me peep escorted same guest home later on, so I still can't say I've had the first mouse of the year. Mouses!


On a seasonal note, these little Snowdrops came calling and just begged to be included in the Selfies this week, as they will most likely be gone by next. Well, who am I to say no to such pretty little things....


Anyways, to see what all our pals have been up to this week, click the links/images below and head on over and say Hello and enjoy the HOP!





44 comments:

  1. Your peep's going to do surveillance on you with a sneaky camera? Is that even legal? I'd check into it if I were you. Great selfie, and snowdrops...too bad about those sick African Violets though :)

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    1. I'm fairly sure it's not, nope it says her in this rule book I'm just writing. Penalty for such intrusion into privacy is a fresh bowl of cream, no strike that, two fresh bowls daily. Hmm it was very sad about those sweet Violets, and I'm keeping my eyes on the new ones, just in case. Purrs, Erin

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  2. The used to say big brother was watching, now it's the peeps! We don't have a garden for the same reason Erin, the plants never make it.

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    1. Aww, it is a shame but it sometimes has to be. My peep buys plants that do well on their own, without peeps own kind of assistance, if you know what I mean. Mouses!

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  3. Good luck with the Violets. Are you sure your peep is watching you or watching the Violet's to make sure you are not visiting them?

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    1. Hehehe, definitely watching me, watching them watching me. Not that I'm paranoid. MOL. Have a great week. Purrs, Erin

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  4. Wait, a video camera plant? That sounds pretty, um, invasive, Erin! We love your selfie (of course), and wow ... time for snowdrops already? :)

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    1. Way too invasive, in fact I have had to move my work station to one of the upstairs rooms just to get a decent nap! Oh my, yes those little fella's popped their heads up so quickly, seems like just yesterday they were here. Maybe we will have a long summer to make up for the long winter? Have a great week. Purrs, Erin

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  5. OMC the poor plants! That could have been our garden too...not of the former house, but in the house we're living now, the only plants that did survive haven't been watering by me purrsonally :D Don't bring up any ideas with the mouse eating plants, Erin, you never know who is taking patent on it ;) Great Selfies, especially that last one in action :D Pawkisses for a Happy Sunday :) <3

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    1. Hi Binky, I shall take your advice on the mouse eating plants, especially the Brussels, I couldn't bear to have those in the house to be eaten let alone be eating, just in case they took revenge for all those Christmas meals. Mouses! Pawkisses and Nose rubs. Erin

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  6. Oh noes Princess Erin they've gone from a single black box to a moving camera. You'll never have a moment's peace now! But we'll all get to see you in action that will be heavenly for us!

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    1. Hmm, I'm not sure I'm ready for the movies quite yet.... Having said that, maybe i could do a short documentary about napping, what do you think? Purrs, Erin

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  7. Oh Erin, you be lookin' gawjus. And what a stance you're in. You could pounce on anythin' from there. We wish you woulda taken a foto of said plant lookin' video cam. We would luv to see such a thing. We've never had any of those violets from Africa, but all mommy's plants died durin' our 'pawrtment flood happenin', so maybe we should chevk into them. Wonder what kinda purrice they'd be askin' 'round here. Big hugs to all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. HI Dezi, Hi Raena, I hope you do get some of those violets as they are apparently cat safe, though not safe from my peep! peep paid about $5 each for a small ish plant, but apparently, and assuming peep doesnt kill them, they can be grown from cuttings too!

      Have a blessed week. Purrs and head bumps, Erin

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  8. Oh, Erin! You look so pretty in your garden! You still haven't caught a mouse this year? SERIOUSLY? I'm starting to suspect the Kraken. Though I suppose mice don't swim ... or not usually anyway. And no, I'm not suggesting you test whether they swim or not. Bear Cat wants me to say that my trip to BlogPaws last year was a nice vacation (for him) from all my blabbing and nonsense. On that topic, I've been meaning to send your Peep an e-mail in response to his post on Facebook about suggestions. [SHhhh! I AM NOT lazy, Bear! I just haven't gotten to it yet!] Sorry about that. I don't think Bear would put up with that camera nonsense [I KNOW! I JUST SAID THAT, Bear! Do you want to type this? FINE!]. We can't have flowers or plants here because SOMECAT eats them. [They WERE NOT mocking you!].

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    1. Sadly I will be too busy to enjoy peep being away from under my paws, though I suspect the African Violets will be quite pleased! I do plan on redecorating some of the Palace during the absence. OK so I may be planning the plan for redecorating but it's amazing what you can achieve in a nice and peaceful nap. Any advice for peep will be gratefully received, especially if they entail giving the housekeeper, in this case me, receiving extra cream and nip rations to assuage my duress in the long cold hard winter of peeps absence, even though it is in spring/summer it can be cold in an empty Palace. Purrs Erin

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  9. Surveillance Camera!! My Mommy tried one of those a few years ago. She said she got tired of watching us sleeps....mes wonders what happened to it?
    Many Kisses
    Nellie

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    1. I'm not sure how long ours will last for, especially if peep forgets and waters it with the African Violets with which it stands! It has to be said when I have looked at the images on the phone I am never in them which does rather underline my point that I am out working, though when peep looks apparently I'm asleep? I just cant figure it myself. Purrs ERin

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  10. Oh my! I have such a black thumb that I don't even bother with plants. I once bought a little herb plant on Mother's Day that was dead a month later on Father's Day!

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    1. Oh no! That is not good at all. What I'm looking for is the Thyme plant as that is something I am always running out of. Purrs, Erin

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  11. I think you need a camera on your peep at work, if you are on camera, then the peep should be too. Sorry you haven't had a mouse yet this year. XO

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    1. Now funny you should say that as apparently peep has skype at work. I did think this was dancing classes but apparently it is talking video connection too! Strangely though, peep's is never switched on so I still dont know what work looks like! Have a great week. Purrs, ERin

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  12. Lovely sefie, Erin. Our mom doesn't do well with plants - at all! She only has the kind in the house that are almost impossible to kill.

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    1. We better exchange notes on the varieties as I'm not holding my breath on these new ones lasting till summer even. The living stones work well for me, in fact stones would be just as good with peep's eyesight these days. MOL
      Have a great week. Purrs, Erin

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  13. Oh my Ceiling Cat, don't let our mom near any plants! She does fine with the plastic ones but the real ones...

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    1. Hmm I am sorely tempted to replace all of ours with plastic but knowing peep's luck we'll get infested by plastic greenfly. Mouses!

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  14. My mum has some new garden projects coming up soon too but that's ok cause I get to help,great selfie today Princess Erin,xx Speedy

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    1. It sure is great to get put and about in the garden, but I'm more fair weather than foul. This year I hope to be mainly helping the gardeners lay the lawn... well I'll be laying on it once they have laid it. MOL. You have a great week. Purrs ERin

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  15. Oh a lovely post Erin. Plans aren't to everyone's taste or skill but they are lovely.

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    1. Thank you, maybe when peep tidoes up a bit we can have some live action footage.... or should that be pawage. MOL
      Have a wonderful week. Purrs Erin

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  16. Erin, has your palace been infiltrated by spies? MOUSES!

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    1. Definitely a spy in the undergrowth, for sure. But as it's peep it's not so bad, I'll just have a loop of film showing me working away like mad and all will be fine, and nobody will ever know. Purrs, Erin

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  17. No fair, Erin! The peeps should not be spying on you, especially with a plant.

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    1. Snooping plants are definitely a NO NO from now on. In fact I have moved where I have my naps so peep cant snoop on me... NOT that I have naps mind you, but if I did, I'd not be having them. Purrs, ERin

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  18. Good luck with the sick plants. Our parents can't ever keep any plants alive around here!!!

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    1. Thank you, they will need it if they get any worse. Mouses!
      Erin

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  19. So sad you didn't get to have that mousie. We haven't seen one this year, which is such a shame. We love to surround them and play with them. Keep on the look-out. We bet you'll get another opportunity. Thanks for hopping. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

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    1. Thank you, if you ever get any spare I'll pay the postage for them to be shipped over...

      Purrs, ERin

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  20. We don't gots no plants in the house. I killed the last one. She has some at work that are super healthy and she says it's because I am not there to nibble and paw them to death. I don't think that's bvery nice of her. Spy camera? I hope I didn't hear that correctly. Phffft.

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    1. Not all nice, sounds like your pruning abilities aren't appreciated. I'd move on to something else if I were you, maybe toes? Oh yes, Big Brother or what! One the plus side I'm learning how to use Skype so can check up on peep at work...
      Purrs, Erin

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  21. Erin, if you think you're human is a plant challenged peep, then I don't even want to know what you'd say about me! And your peep is going to BlogPaws! How exciting!

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    1. That bad huh! Some things are truly best left to nature to sort. Yup peep is flying out and leaving me behind... mind you it does mean i can get some work done AND won't have to share the bed.
      Purrs, ERin

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  22. You look very on point in your selfie Erin! We hope a few mice will come knocking at your house for a spot of tea this week! We are convinced you would be a most wonderful hostess :p

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Hi, I do hope so too! Aww thank you, I do try to entertain my pals, wherever possible.... and guests too, especially with games of hunt the mousie.
      Purrs,
      Erin

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