Saturday, 5 August 2017

Balls ....


© ERIN THE CAT PRINCESS. NOT FOR REPRODUCTION IN ANY FORMWell another year dawns and peep is none the fitter, so that's another New Years resolution not kept. Not kept on peeps part, I kept mine by saying that I resolved to say that it wouldn't be kept, so as you can see technically I kept mine.

Drat, it is in my contract that I do need to get the peep fit, in fact even if it weren't I would still want to do it as a healthy peep is a peep able to serve me better, faster and.... Hmm why do they call it faster? I mean going quicker has nothing to do with being on a diet! One for Miss Description when she comes back from that gourmet cruise of the 100 best restaurants la Mac de Big.

Right, nothing else for it but to engage in some sporting activities with the peep. Lets have a look in my diary and see whats coming up in the calendar for this year.....

Hmm maybe best to skip January as far too dark and cold. Ah-ha I've got it, February is Super Bowl month. I'll play some football...


Sometime later in February........


What Ho, peep. Today we'll be playing football, American football that is, so I expect you to get padded up and ready to go in 5 minutes, and before you ask, no there isn't padding for you derriere, I think it's quite capable of protecting itself.

One hour later........

Really! Oh come on now, that helmet goes on the other way round! And look at you, what are you wearing? Wellingtons? I know this is winter but you don't see the guys running in those. And when I said wear studs I didn't mean in your ears, nose, and around your neck. You look like a geriatric punk doberman, sans teeth.

Tsk tsk, you really do need to read up on these things before setting off.

Anyways best get started, and get into a huddle. No not with me, those studs will play havoc with my fur. And you can't ask the Kraken either as she's just had her tentacles re-slimed and I don't want to have to have to put you through the car wash again. It played havoc with the cars upholstery last time, and bent the sun roof, and the ariel.

Right, all you need to do is bend over and hug yourself then jump up and say 'Break'. Got it? OK. So next what you need to do is go into the garden and throw the ball into the gardener's shed. OK

Whats that you say, they don't do that on TV you say? Well maybe that's because they got a full team, but here well play by Palace Rules which says you throw it into that there shed, shouting HUT HUT HUT. Obviously that's the warning to the grounds staff to evacuate the area.

And wheres the ball? I told you to bring a ball not a pack of premium pork sausages....

Now look, peep, when they said 'pigskin' they weren't referring to sausages, no matter how tasty, they wouldn't last a time out, let alone a first down. Talking of which before you can toss the ball, should we have one, we need a gridiron. I don't see one marked out anywhere, did you get one?

You did? Well I can't see it. Are you sure you didn't leave it somewhere, like near those crop circles we found last week. They'd make a really great baseball set up.

What do you mean, I'm standing beside it?

© ERIN THE CAT PRINCESS. NOT FOR REPRODUCTION IN ANY FORMWhat, this! You don't mean to say that's it, do you? How can anyone play sports on this, I mean for starters its barely big enough to have a barbecue on....

Ahh.... OK so I can see a small flaw in the plan.

OK peep, its Time Out time. Break open the nip beer, and a pack of mouse burgers and fire up this... er... junior gridiron barbecue and we'll kick back and enjoy the half time entertainment.

Whats that peep, what entertainment you say?

Oh didn't I tell you? that's you. Now if you'll hop into that swimsuit and wrap the Christmas tinsel around yourself I think we can get some cheerleader practice in before the second half.....





                                                   ~~~~~~  To be continued...........  ~~~~~~









64 comments:

  1. Now that's a very cute face. Happy Sunday.
    Zoe and Raja from PlayingInCatnip.com

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    1. Thank you, happy Sunday to you too, and may the week be warm and nip filled. MOL
      ERin

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  2. MOL - luv your expression there!

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    1. Thank you, I was rather taken by surprise by the short time set on the timer! This is what happens when you don't have the full 22 hours sleep a night. MOL
      ERin

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  3. Brilliant, I see a story taking shape here!!!

    Love the selfie too Erin!!

    Happy Sunday!

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    1. Thank you, look out for next weeks episode... it's a hoot man.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  4. Hmmm....now I want to know what happens next,xx Speedy

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    1. I think you may enjoy it, a Scottish theme next week!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  5. That is possibly the most interesting description of American football ever. Great selfie too! I think your face looks fine. :)

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    1. Oh no I hope I didn't get it wrong? If I did I blame the eep for bringing sausages rather than a ball!
      Thank you, I was just caught off guard and not fully awake, but nice to know it wasn't a bad look.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  6. My Dad says he things some exercise might be in your peeps future, yikes! Hey Princess, we love you selfie!

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    1. Thanks Brian, but I won't tell the peep just in case it runs off screaming.... ooh now theres a thought, that would work as exercise also! Great Idea, I shall tell the peep straight away...
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  7. MOL MOL MOL!! My Mom was dying laughing at this "Now look, peep, when they said 'pigskin' they weren't referring to sausages, no matter how tasty," sounds like her!!! Hoping that one day you might decide to visit us, we don't bite.....well, I take that back....sometimes we DO............

    catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Really pleased you like my little tale. I shall head on over and say hello, and apologise for being remiss in doing so the peep oft gets stuck behind writing and my tasks and the chickens and horses and cows and so Selfies tends to be all we can visit.
      Purrrs ERin

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  8. I think I have an appetite now...can I have some mouseburgers on the nip, please :D Your Selfie is very cute, Erin, no one can see that you weren't ready for it ;) Pawkisses for a wonderful Sunday :) <3

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    1. Thanks Binky and Granny, really appreciate you saying that. Hmm not sure I can get the burgers to you so they'll be edible, well not unless I sent them as DIY kit form burgers mol. Might just be as easy to order a take out.
      Purrrs and nose bumps.
      ERin

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  9. Oh Erin you always have the best stories about your peeps! What a precious selfie. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, it's in the day to day life a Princess.... well almost MOL
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  10. I can't wait to see if you can get your peeps into shape Erin! We love your selfie today!!
    xoxo
    Jakey & Arty

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    1. Hmm will be way tougher than I might have thought... lets see what this week brings? I think we are down for a round of golf!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  11. Do you really want your human in a swimsuit, Erin?? We love your selfie, too.

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    1. Hmm, now you mention it, probably not, I really don't want to put the Kraken off her food!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  12. Mew mew mew oh ERin you made LadyMum laff so much shee said her sidess were hertin! Well dun mee furend! LadyMum used to play 'Touchy Football' with thee big boyss when shee was inn sumfing called College. Shee said it was ALOT of fun an shee could 'tuck an run' like thee wind. (Shee said you wood bee do-lee impurressed!)
    Mee adoorss yur selfiess; yur so purrty an sweet!
    ***nose kissesss*** Siddhartha Henry xXx

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    1. Aww thank you. I do hope you can patch your mom up though? Heavy twine is good for splits...
      The peep is hopeless at football and sports of any kind no mater what shape the ball is or how it was hit, the two just never could connect even if you tied the too together it didn't work!
      Oh well next week is golf, so who knows what may happen!
      Purrs and nosekisses
      ERin

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  13. We're not enough football fans but we can't wait for the season to start because then it will nearly be autumn!

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    1. YAY, I like autumn, especially if we've had a late summer, brings out such lovely colours... in the mice and leaves. MOL
      ERin

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  14. Hmmm... Why don't you play toss and fetch with your peep, Erin? Oh, I do it all the time. You go 'round the house knockin' stuff about and your peep can race 'round after you, pickin' everythin' back up. Better than touchin' ones toes, for sure. MOUSES!

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    1. Now that is an excellent idea... are there any rules or is it freestyle? Oh and does mice count? as I could get them to do some Tag Team style stuff too...
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  15. Great selfie! Hope you get the peep in shape!

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    1. Hmm, not sure it is humanly possible but we shall try and maybe die laughing, and having fun in sport is what it's all about. MOL
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  16. You are adorable. Truly. I love your stories, too! Hugs.

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    1. Thank you, I tries my best, but the peep does get in the way.... might account for all the bruises and amnesia. MOL
      ERin

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  17. Great selfie, Erin! And we love how this upcoming story is taking shape. :)

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    1. Oooh thank you, I like the pun too. Lets see what next week brings, I have golf and history planned, oh and knitting too!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  18. That is a great selfie. Good luck getting your peep into shape, my cats have no luck getting me into shape.

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    1. Thank you. Hmm I am beginning to think the whole fitness thing is a none starter. Still, next week we plan to have a go at golf so that might be a bit more successful..... maybe?
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  19. I love this line-Now look, peep, when they said 'pigskin' they weren't referring to sausages-- i would rather eat sausages than play football any day!

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    1. I think I would agree though with my peeps cooking skills and an inability to run straight i think both have their perils. MOL
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  20. ERin; purrhapz yur dad wood like fishin......itz a win win when ya think bout it; ewe getz fish, N itz sorta a sportin act tivatee for dad......sum onez gotta row de boat N cast de line N kleen em N seer em over an open flame !!! ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Tried that and fell in.... OK the peep was pulled in by a minor, but we try not to talk about that. MOL
      ERin

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  21. As always, it's a lovely selfie, Erin. And just so you know, our Mom is NOT in shape!

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    1. Thats good to know, er well sort of, if you know what I mean. LOL
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  22. Oh ERin, you have nuffin' to worry 'bout. You don't need any help. You've got da mostest bootyous face ever. But, we think a grid iron is somethin'on da field, not comethin' ya' cook with. Altho', what would we know. Word has it dat da last time our mommy tried to grill anythin' she just 'bout burned da house down. MOL Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

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    1. Aww, thank you both that is most kind of you to say so. Your peep has the same affliction as mine on the burning front. Seems like human beings and fire really and food shouldn't mix.
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  23. Don't be ridiculous, Erin. That selfie is PURRRR-fect as is. By the way, are you really complaining about pork sausages? I bet they're much tastier than the aforementioned pigskin!

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    1. Hmm I'm not keen on sausages, or balls unless the have nip in them. But it does raise the question as to why there aren't nip sausages?!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  24. ps - I think a cattle prod might be effective in getting our Peeps in shape. ~Bear Cat

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    1. Hmm, a cattle prod, huh. Would mains electric and a stick work do you think?
      ERin

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  25. Hi Erin I have just nominated you for the Unique Blogger award,xx Speedy

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    1. Oooh, Thank You Speedy. Is a Uni-que like a Uni-corn perchance? I don't want them mixing if they won't get on together.....
      ERin TCP (Keeper of Unicorn)

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  26. You've made your peep into a cheerleader now? Uh oh! To be continued, indeed! And that is just the cutest selfie, prepared or not!

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    1. Well it was meant to be more a pom pom with legs, actually more a glitter ball. Now if I sprinkle some nip in there too I will have the largest cat toy in the world!
      Purrrs
      ERin

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  27. Look at all those cute furry faces! Love pet selfies!

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    1. Thank you, I am glad you like them all. The selfies is a great Sunday tradition and a great bit of fun too!
      Toodle pip. ERin

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  28. ummmm...if you peep rides his horsey, then he could call that "exercise"...although it is mostly the horsey's exercise, right?

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    1. Alas the Palace cart horse was sold some years back to fund my cream habit and the closest the peep has come to getting on one of late is the sort on a merry go round MOL I do agree that the act of riding is more to getting the said nag fit than getting the peep on top fit, no matter what they say.
      Toodle pip
      ERin

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  29. Thank you for linking up to the Showcase :)

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    1. Thank you for letting us be here, it is a pleasure and fun too.
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  30. Awww, I think your selfie is adorable! Looking forward to the sequel!!

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    1. Thank you, I hope you will enjoy the next three as we have managed to keep this ball in play. MOL
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  31. I love how you think you can get your peep in shape. From the responses, I suspect your peep is part cat. :-)

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    1. Hmm well I'm not sure about the peep being a cat on the clumsiness and lack of sleep. But with practice there is hope. MOL
      Toodle pip and purrs
      ERin

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  32. What a sweet selfie!!

    Thank you for the thoughtful and kind comment you made on our post about our Daddy. We know he's an Angel smiling down on us but we are heartbroken.

    The Florida Furkids and Mom Sharon

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    1. Thank you. It is so hard, I know, but let there be tears of joy and fond memories to fill your heart and mind and lighten your day when things are dark.
      Gentle purrs and hugs to you all
      Erin

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