Saturday, 18 March 2017

Erin to the Rescue!

Peepers... Oh peepers.....

Peepers, I'm HOME!

Hmm, seems silent, maybe too silent!

Where are you?

Hmm, talk about a ghost Palace, I think I've heard more life in the wood wormed sideboard. Mouses!

Heck, maybe peep has been abducted!

But who by, aliens?

Nah can't be, peep is way too boring and definitely not worth experimenting on... mind you there is always the dress sense.

Oh heck! I hope they don't take peep as an example of how to blend in, as that they most definitely won't. Mouses!

I wonder if they're listed in the telephone directory, like ET, I could ring and warn them........ so long as I can reverse the charges that is!

Or maybe it could be a group of outraged Mailman, trying to ransom peep in return for return of their bicycles that have been littering the moat?

I really do need to have words with the Kraken on that point. I mean it just can't go on, and we all have a responsibility to protect the wildlife from litter, and so if you're going to eat the mailman it is really good form to recycle the bicycles. Purrs

OK, so both of those options really don't hold water as I'm fairly certain anyone who abducted peep would want to get rid fairly quick, so I wonder, where oh where has my little peep gone?

******* Slight groaning sound and thud! ******

Ah-ha! Gotcha!


Erin to the Rescue.......


Hang on peeps, I'm coming! Whatever it is that's attacked you, be it spider or mouse, especially if it's a mouse, I'll get it!

****** Seconds later ******

Right, where is it!

I knew when I heard that bang that we had trouble. I can always tell you know, yup, its my innate feline second sense to detect these things. Purrs

I said to myself, banging, that has to be peeps fending off those ferocious mice again. No way could it be anything else, I said, as no other banging goes on in this Palace without my permission, especially banging from the DIY perspective. Phew, that is way to dangerous a pastime for a peep with too many opposable thumbs, and two left feet to trip over.

OK peeps, put down that lump hammer and leave.......

OH MY MOUSES!

What have you been doing!

That is either one very scary mouse or you've been....

No!

You haven't, tell me you haven't been!

Oh Bast, please tell me you've not been trying to 'DO DIY', again! After the last time and everything I said about ambulances and insurance. Not to mention the public inquiry into why the villages were without power and water for a week! And not to mention, though I feel I ought, those electric eels that got rushed to the specialist as 'SOMEONE' had fitted them with earthing wires. Mouses!

Oh my, spill the beans then, what sort of a mess do I have to clear up now?

What's that peep? There are No screwdrivers, saws and no wires, you say?

What about hammers? I mean you always go overboard with hammers and nails, especially with those funny nails with the spiral grooves on. They sure do take some beating. purrs

Tidying up?

Tidying up what?!

Look peep ol' cluttered one, it isn't called tidying up when you get one clutter, shift and shake it up and put it somewhere else, that's called dusting.

Anybody and everybody knows you just can't move things around without throwing something out. It stands to reason, peep, that if you move stuff you let air into it so it expands, a bit like a pillow being fluffed up. So what you actually end up with is a bigger pile than you started. Mouse's!

Now if you have a cat in your house you will notice that we sit on piles of things, in an attempt to flatten them down for peeps. Now occasionally this does go awry, and some cats do mistake laptops for needing compressing. But that isn't their fault, no ma'am as likely or not them there cats have seen the instructions on file compression or helping get more space on the hard drive. Purrs

Still that aside peepers, what you doing, in the sense of why do I now have you wrecking the bedroom, a perfectly good bedroom as it happens, one set out in a lovely race track pattern to facilitate my new mouse training camp? I had it just how I liked it too.

Yup, I could do a really great figure of eight, starting under the dresser. From there I'd head down the short straight  through the pits, namely the bathroom, and head around Rabid Rabbit Slipper corner, no need to explain that one. Mouses!

From there I'd be head back through the pits, stopping for change of claws and to allow mousie to have a breather, then straight back out heading for the water complex and then down the home straight to the winners enclosure at the water bowl. Quick half hour training works wonders for me, though does seem to be hard on the consumables... er... mouses!

Still, it's only for fun, and the mice get a free dinner out of it. OK to be fair, I get a free diner out of it, and they a ride home, when you find them that is. Purrs

OK peep, enough of this jovial banter, what on earth is going on?

You can't just sort stuff out like this, for starters we haven't got permits. And, if you do manage to throw anything out, where's it going to go? The refuse collection isn't for another week, and the dustbin is full and overflowing from the last attempts to tidy the attics, and that's not forgetting the garden makeover Ann, from Zoolatry, did for us on her last visit. 

And that topiary is superb by the way, and she even managed to get our pal Speedy, the blogging bunny, in too! Capability Ann, she should be called, AMAZING work, and just in time for spring.

Amazing Erin......


Hmm... that gives me an idea. Peep, ol' lost one, what the Palace needs is a MAZE! Yup, I know we cant grow a hedge, and I'm certainly not letting you near my own personal hedge, ever, so what we can do is ........


****** Sometime later...******


Ta-da!

There you go, peep ol' direction challenged one, I give you the Palaces very own MAZE. Designed to be economical on space, and totally environmentally friendly and one hundred percent recyclable. Well, we can stick it in the bin when your finished.

Also It's multi functional and doubles as a filling area for your collection of leaflets on how to do DIY correctly, namely the receipts from the tradesmen who came to put right all your attempts at doing DIY wrongly. Mouses!

Anyways, I have laid it out in in a very fetching figure of eight pattern, shear inspiration that, and have placed the pit stop.... er... rest area, for the tired and confused user, near the short straight, that will be the row of your filing cabinets to you, past the old bathroom suite at the edge of the moat, taking care not to avoid those bicycles, and round the gibbet with those rabid weasel like slippers hanging on. Nice touch that, and hopefully ward off evil too. Mouses!

OK peepers, I'll let you have the first go. Now if you'll just enter by that pile of unused home cooking books, I'll just shut you in.

Now if your not back by the end of the day I'll send a search party for you in the morning. I cant afford to pay overtime, and you wouldn't want to upset my own training, and nap schedule, now would you? Purrs




Alas, we didn't make the cut for Blog Paws Nose to Nose finals this year, but for all our pals that did, including Dash Kitten, Seville from Nerissa's Life, Savannah from Savannahs Paw tracksBear Kat and Momma Kat, Herman and Dori from WonderpurrA Tonks Tail, and ALL the new pals and finalists we'll get to meet at BlogPaws, I wish you all the Very Best of Luck! 

It is no small achievement to be selected, and each and every one can hold their heads up high, whiskers out straight, and purr very loudly in deed, no matter the outcome on the night!


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It's Sunday Selfie time!



Please join me now as we enter 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.



This week I've spent a lot of time hangin' by the phone, waiting for that call that will lead to fame and fortune... namely waiting for a call from my 'Agent' regarding my planned book release, and availability for the associated Cream teas and public speaking events. 


Alas, it seems like there are very few cream and nip functions these days! Maybe I should change my milk delivery Agent?


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







43 comments:

  1. yes congrats to our pals for the nose to nose award finalists,So what are you planing to do with the remote?xx Speedy

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    1. HI Speedy. Peep said that was the phone! Maybe that's why I haven't had any calls? Hmm now if it's a remote, maybe I could change peep and channels too!

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  2. Some lovely photos. I love the one on the pink bed! xx Kris @ SoPurrfect

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    1. Thank you, that is my favourite duvet, wool filled for as better nap, and divine in pink, which is my colour. Purrs, ERin

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  3. Dere really should be more cream and nip functions.

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    1. Thank you, clearly a kindred spirit. I shall write a letter to the RITZ and see if they can add them to their daily schedule. Purrs, ERin

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  4. Oh My Cat we voted fur all our friends and have to run over and see the reesults. Well done with Peepers and explaining how we get the air out of piles. We have our cat walk so the ground floor is fur fun and Dad is purrty good about moving Our piles.
    Purrs
    Timmy and Family

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    1. Hi Timmy. It sounds like my peep could do with a few lessons from your peep. I love the sound of a cat walk, is yours elevated high up? I am hoping for one myself with built in cream dispensers, of course. Purrs to you and yours. Erin

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  5. I'm glad you're there to look after the peepers Erin! Congrats to so many of our pals, we are proud of all of them too. Don't feel bad Erin, we've been doing this for 10 years and never made the cut and never will.

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    1. Oh Brian! Well I count myself very lucky indeed then, and hope maybe next year for us both. Purrs, Erin

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  6. Oooooh, so is THAT why cats sit on piles of things. Now I know. And very nice selfie!

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    1. Yup, I find this works very well for all manner of things around the Palace, though you do have to be careful with mice, as they do tend to fidget so! Purrs ERin

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  7. Your maze sounds like a good idea. Has your peep found her way out yet? Maybe she should have the phone to call for help in case she gets lost in there for ever.

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    1. Ah.... I knew I forgot something! Oh well it's morning now and sun up soon, so peep should be able to get out on own once the dustmen have taken away the old filing cabinets full of junk. There was a scheme to this all MOL Assuming peep hasn't fallen in the moat that is. Mouses!

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  8. Were the batteries loaded, Erin? Sometimes it's never the milkman, you know...well, I'm sure you'll find it out f.e. when the milk is sour...anyway, your Selfie is very cute. I give you a Pawkiss on your tummy and a rub-a-dub from Granny, she insisted :D <3

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    1. Hi! Seems like the milk delivery Agent doesn't cover books and movies! Who knew? So I am firing him and getting a new one that does. MOL Oooh, thank you for the paw kisses, and thank granny for the rub-a-dub, that was very nice. Purrs, Erin

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  9. Peeps do have a tough time decluttering. I try not to have any piles in need of flattening, but my Mom's cat always helps her with hers :) Nice selfie, you are a beautiful girl.

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    1. Hmm, it is a deep rooted problem with peep, a childhood spent without means hoarding things later, I think. I keep suggesting that for a break, peep could try sitting on some of those piles, just to take the strain of my schedule... but no such luck yet! Purrs, ERin

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  10. You cracked me up talking about moving one clutter pile to another spot...totally guilty of that myself MOL!!!

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    1. You have clutter piles too? Hmm maybe we could combine them somewhere? Do you have a spare wing to your Palace that we could borrow, perchance, a small one would do...
      Purrs, ERin

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  11. Now what's all this 'bout bicycles litterin' the moat? Are the bikes the uh... um... 'leftovers' from the Kraken's dinner? The parts he (she?) spit out? MOUSES!

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    1. Alas, yes those are the bits, the bicycles just don't add anything to the flavour so she tosses them. She just treats the mailmen as a sort of fast food delivery service... well clearly not fast enough. She does have a soft spot for the milk lady, and spends ages chatting with the newspaper girl when she delivers her copy The Kraken Kronicals. Purrs Erin

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  12. Well Erin, at least we're in good company. We didn't make da cut either. 'Course, mommy says no surpurrise there??. Anyways, we're very furmiliar with this move a pile to another spot kinda cleanin'. Da humans call it, somepawdy's comin' fur a visit in a hurry or we've got a surpurrise inspection. Good luck gettin' your peep to throw out stuffs. Mommy seems really attached to every little thing in our 'pawrtment. MOL big hugs gawjus.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. I had so wished you guys would be up there this year, for all you service cat blogs and good work, truly. I hope then next year we and those others that didnt make it can all have a go again. Hmm sounds like my peep has the same philosophy with regards cleaning! Guests get the treatment but I have to put up with dust! I think I do need to swap my peep for a cleaner peep, or just a cleaner. MOL! Hugs back and head bumps. Purrs, Erin

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  13. Heh heh - seeing hammers and all matter of things constructionable or worse... makes for craziness for sure!

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    1. I do think the best place for things such as hammers, is in the hands of a skilled technician and not my peep. Fortunately my holiday companion knows folk who do know how these things are done. But the temptation is always there and I have a 24hr job hiding the screws and nails under various cupboards. MOL Have a great week.
      Purrs, ERin

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  14. Princess our Mom was decluttering today. I mean she was looking at papers that she'd had for 20+ years. Yep way older than any of us. But she got it done and we got to investigate the closet we are never allowed in. Win win!

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    1. WOW! Sounds like you did win! I'm hoping that peep will take a week off and just get to grips with things and we'll end up freeing up loads of room for me to play in and have more feline furniture. I mean every room should have a cat tree and cream repository....
      Purrs, ERIN

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  15. Precious ERin yur lookin furabuluss! Toe-tallee pawsum an beeuteefull!!
    An LadyMum iss not a clutterbug; inn fact shee iss too not cluttered, mew mew mew....
    Wishin you a wunderfull week!
    ~~head rubsss~~Siddhartha Henry~~

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    1. Prince Siddhartha Henry, I am so pleased you peep isn't like mine! It would be a nightmare for you.... Hmm, if your peep is neat, it does sound like you have some spare space at your Palace, any chance I can offload... er... send some things your way? MOL only kidding!
      Purrs, ERin

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  16. MOL! So you have an agent. Erin? Maybe we should get one of those. :)

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    1. What ever you do don't get mine, clearly cream delivery isn't the same as delivering book and movie deals! Purrs, Erin

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  17. Thank Cod you're there to make sure the Peeps are okay, Erin! We, too, are happy for so many of our pals being finalists!

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    1. Thank you, but what peeps did before we cats came along is a mystery to me, I mean DIY and household chores must have been a health and safety nightmare!
      Purrs,
      Erin

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  18. ERin....whoa...watch out for kraken...basil can tell ya all bout that bass terd !!! sew did did peeps make it outta de maze...coz if knot.....well, we think itz time for all de creem & mouzez ya can want !!!! conga ratz two everee one who waz named a final list !! ♥♥♥

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    1. HI guys! Yes peep made it out, with a little help from me of course, I had to leave the gate open in the end. Who'd have thought you could take a wrong turn in a maze? Heck, I didn't think about having a do, will definitely send peeps out shopping for something new, that always takes ages!
      Purrs, ERin

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  19. Your Peep is lucky to have you to clean up his messes and make sure he stays on the straight and narrow, Erin ;) We love your selfie with the phone ... we bet that call comes soon. My Momma's been all aflutter and worrying about your Peep ... she gets all overprotective about the people (and cats) she cares about. ANNOYING! Luckily for your Peep, she can't follow him around and check up on him from across the Atlantic!

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    1. Aww, thank your peep very much for caring. It is a full time job having your peep to look after let alone another. I'm sending mine away for a while in May, if I like the change peep will go up for adoption. What we all need is a Peepcube and tracking collars, and servants.... Maybe just the servants!
      Purrs, ERin

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  20. How did your human ever survive without you Erin? You look sweet next to your phone..we hope you get that call :)

    the critters in the cottage xo

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    1. Hmm, in truth, very badly it seems but I cant say too much as it will appear in my biograph and I dont want to spoil the fun....
      Purrs Erin

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  21. Oh thesis brilliant, really it is! What a story, who a tail er.... til!

    Totally Brilliant. We won't win, but we can hope! But your praise and encouragement are worth their weight in gold plated catnip!

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  22. Thank you. The praise is all due, and on the night we'll all be there cheering DashKitten on! Purrs for a great pal. Erin

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  23. We wanted to thank you for the kind words you left for Cousin Trooper. He was a super ManCat and we will miss him.

    The Florida Furkids

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