Blest Sunday: More Firsts For Raena

Welcome to a brand new Blest Sunday. We’re actually feelin’ some of those fall tempurratures ‘round here. A couple meownings this week we woke up to dew outside and cooler temps even in da house. ‘Course dat means mommy wants to drink more coffee and wear socklets. Fur those of ya’ wonderin’ what a socklet is, well it’s what we call those fuzzy wuzzy comfy socks. Mommy says ya’ can’t actually wear ‘em with shoes, but they’re great fur keepin’ da toes warm. Anyways, me’s used to mommys socklets, but Raena? ‘Member your furst…everything? Well dat’s what’s goin’ on with Raena. This is her furst fall, winter, cold weather, you name it, this is her furst of everything. Mommy says watchin’ Raena be exposed to new things is so adorable. Me doesn’t know ‘bout dat, but it was kinda funny watchin’ her da furst time mommy put on socklets. Well, let me just tell ya’ ‘bout it. 

 Dezi and Raena chatting over the cat scratchers.

When we all woke up Fursday meownin’ there was a bit of a chill in da air. So mommy grabbed a pair of socklets on our way to da kitchen. She made up our brekky and settled into her sittin’ chair so we could eat and she could enjoy a cup o’ joe. Raena and me settled in to our plates and started chowin’ down. Me saw mommy puttin’ on those socklets outta da corner of meez eyes, and thought nuffin’ of it. Raena on da other hand has never seen socks of any kind.

Mommy’s been wearin’ her floppy rubber sandals all summer or goin’ barefoot. So this was da furst time Raena ever saw mommys toes covered up. Her eyes got big as saucers and she bellied to da ground and inched towards mommys feet. She stuck her nose way out front and tried to sniff a whiff. ‘Course, da socks bein’ clean and mommy not usin’ smelly dryer sheets, they didn’t smell like anythin’. So Raena inched even closer to mommys fuzzy wuzzy socklets and put out her paw to touch ‘em. She drew her paw back really quick and looked at it, and then she touched ‘em again. This time, she started chirpin’ and fell over and rolled all over mommys socklet covered feetsies. Mommy said it was sooooooooo cute. It sure doesn’t take much to make mommys happy.

 Raena laying on the nip mat after her spay day

 We’ve been asked about the size of Raena’s incision by several

people as well as how it’s healin’ up. The incision is about an inch

in length and as you can see, it’s healing well. She is purretty bruised

up there as well as the 2 teets that were shaved, but everything’s looking great.

(Click photo to bigify.)

 

 

       Are you makin’ fun of me sissy? 

Nope Raena, just tellin’ everypawdy how you reacted to mommys socklets. 

 Dezi and Raena chatting over the cat scratchers

       Oh sissy, those socklets are so soft. Did you tell everypawdy ‘bout our other surprise?

No Raena me hasn’t had a chance too.

       Well hurry up sissy, I had a blast didn’t you? 

It was fun Raena, but me’s done it befur. It’s another one of those fursts fur you.

 Raena posing in her harness on the small cat perch

     Well I sure hope I’s gets to do it again. I’s better tell everypawdy what “it” is. I got to go outside fur a walk. Yep, sure ‘nuff, I went fur a walk. As ya’ll know, none of da harnesses we have will fit me, so mommy wouldn’t take me very far in da stroller, cuz she couldn’t secure me. Fur some reason, she thinks we oughtta be tethered into da stroller even ifin it’s zipped closed. Somethin’ ‘bout our safety. Anyways, she did look fur a harness dat would fit me at da pet store and Wallyworld. But alas, they didn’t have a size to fit me dat would work. And altho’ I’s gonna be a big girly, I’s not so big right now. And mommy can’t put mines trainin’ on hold till I get big enuff to fit into a harness. So, mommy began to search da innernet to find a harness we could afford and dat would fit me. There was some money left over from getting’ da car a/c fixed dat was ‘posed to go to fixin’ at least one of da windows. Da mechanic’s been so busy he hasn’t had a chance to look at it and tell us how much it would cost to fix it. So after checkin’ with our Angels, they said mommy could use it fur whatever she needed. So after much deliberation, mommy ordered me a harness of mines very own.

 Raena outside in her walking harness

       Ifin ya’ recall, da last time I’s had on a harness, mommy took me to da VET to be tortured. Needless to say, when mines harness arrived and mommy put it on me, I wasn’t a happy girly at furst. But then, mommy put a harness on sis Dezi too, and I’s felt a little more comfy. Y, In no time at all, I was playin’ and chasin’ sissy ‘round. Mommy said she was so purroud of me and then she hooked me up to a long string and picked me up. And out da door we went. Mommy put me down on da sidewalk and let me explore a little. She wouldn’t let me go waller in da dirt, somethin’ ‘bout da doggies out here and poopin’ everywhere. But she did let me walk up and down da sidewalk. What fun I had. Did you enjoy your walk too sissy? 

 Dezi outside in walking harness

Yeah Raena me did. And me’s glad you like your new harness. It does look good on you.

 

 

       Y, Fanky you sissy, you look bootyful too.

 

 

Fanks Raena. You know, we are so blest to have a home and a mommy to take care of us. Our little outside adventure was lots of fun, but it was even better cuz we got to come back inside where it’s safe. There are lots of kitties dat live outside all da time. They don’t get to go inside when somethin’ scares them or it gets cold or wet or too hot or fur any reason. They don’t have a mommy or warm bed. Y, They don’t even know when they’ll eat next, and fur sure don’t get treats like us. You know feral cats didn’t choose dat life, it was forced upon them by humans. Da lucky ones have caretakers who look after them and feed them and try to get them medical treatment when needed. Da really lucky ones learn to trust humans and eventually find furever homes. But most of them…they live their very short lives outside and never know what it’s like to have a home or mommy and daddy to luv and purrtect them. They have to fight fur everythin’ and lots of peeps are mean to them and don’t want them ‘round.

 Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

Fankfully there are purrograms like TNR dat can help stop those kitties from constantly havin’ babies. And by doin’ dat, da colonies become smaller and more manageable. And dat hopefully means dat da mean peeps won’t be so mean to them. Even so, there are lots of places dat don’t know ‘bout TNR purrograms or da benefit of spayin’ and neuterin’ even their pets. A little education goes a long way toward fixing the purroblem. Peeps takin’ respawnsiblity fur their own pets and having them spayed or neutered and keepin’ them inside will also help. ‘Member me said ferals are a result of human abandonment. When you adopt a pet, it’s fur life. It’s not till da new wears off, or kitty grows up, or you get bored, or you get allergies, or pregnant, or any other reason. It’s fur LIFE.

 

 

Everypawdy can help even ifin you don’t have a feral colony in your neighborhood. You can donate money, food, supplies and your time. Lookin’ after a  feral colony is a day in and day out job dat is offen done by one or two dedicated peeps. There’s no glory in it, and once peeps find out what’s involved, volunteers offen disappear.

A caretaker must be there fur those kitties every day. Even on da days when you feel sick or tired or whatever other excuse. Da truth is, ifin a colonies caretaker doesn’t show up, kitties don’t eat. They go hungry. Me knows most of you don’t know what it’s like to really be hungry, me doesn’t. Mommy makes sure we girls are taken care of and always have food, but me has seen hungry, and it’s not nice. Alley Cat Allies has a website where you can find oppurrtunities near you to help. We purray fur all da feral and abandoned cats and their caretakers. We fank all of you who devote so much to those kitties. And our hope and purrayer is dat someday, there are no feral colonies cuz all kitties have furever homes.

 Raena sits in mommys lap

       Oh sissy I sure hope God answers our purrayers.     

Let’s wrap this up and maybe mommy will take us fur a walk or stroll today. We are so blest to have a pawsum mommy, home, furiends and our Angels. Fank you all fur your luv, support, purrayers and help. You are all in our purrayers every day. ‘Member to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur da blessings in your life. We’re joinin’ da Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies. We hope you all have a wonderful day.

 Dezi: Vibrant Blue  

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Till da next time…………………………………….Be Blest!!!

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle    

About Deziz World

My name is Deztinee. I am a Ragdoll. I was born 11/1/2009. I am a service cat along with my sisfur RaenaBelle, also a Ragdoll, for our disabled human mommy. My sisfur Raena was born 4/21/2016. In March of 2016, mommy and I had to say goodbye to my mentor Alexandra (Lexi), a black tabby born 4/29/1999. This blog is about our daily life from the kitty's point of view. We were both rescued from bad situations and our mommy raised us and trained us to be service cats. I want this blog to be interactive and get to know all of you, so comment and visit often. I will also offer advice, training tips and education when possible. Copyright © 2014 - 2019 {Audra High via Deztinee High and RaenaBelle High} All Rights Reserved All personal content (story's, poetry, etc., videos and music) are the property of the human behind Deziz World, and may not be used, copied or otherwise re-published without prior written permission/consent from the author (A. High-the human behind Deziz World). We have an amazon.com wish list and a PayPal account if you would like to help/donate to us.

Posted on October 16, 2016, in Blest Sunday, Blog Hops, Sunday Selfies and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 50 Comments.

  1. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    Every day is a new adventure, right Raena? Love the leopard print 😉

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  2. Well, don’t you look cute in your little harness! We’re glad your incision is healing up nicely.

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  3. Well Raena – you really had an interesting day with getting into a harness, seeing your human’s slippers, etc. That’s a lot of excitement for one day sweetie. The harness looks really good on you and also Dezi. I like my harness too, but me doesn’t get to go outside since we moved into the apartment. There isn’t much grass in front of our unit and doggies go poopie out there too.

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  4. What size harnesses do the girls wear? And just how big is Raena expected to get? She already looks about as big as Dezi. Of course, they are both long hair, and Mr. M can look bigger because of that, but -even though he is older – Purrseidon is actually a bit larger.

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    • Well mommy ordered me a large of course and Raena got a small. Mommy shoulda got her a medium, cuz da small’s almost too small. Hopefully it’ll fit a while longer at least fur trainin’ purrposes. Raena will get as large as me and maybe a bit bigger. Mommy says based on her whisker length, size of paws, and length of tail she’s gonna be really big.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena

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      • If Raena is a Small-Medium, she is probably about the size of Purrseidon. Since she isn’t even a year old, yet – at least I don’t think she is. Your mom is probably correct about how big she’ll get.
        I have always based expectations of size on paws, too, but never thought about considering whiskers and tail, too… fascinating!

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  5. Ahhh, you two puuuuuufectly gorgeous fur friends look marvelous in your harness. Still smiling from this post. 🙂

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  6. What you did with your mom’s socks made us smile, Raena ! You both look beautiful with your harness ! Purrs

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  7. You girls are so darn cute and the little sock monster gave me the giggles. We love ferals and we love you girls!

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  8. You both look great in your harnesses. Very stylish.

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  9. Hi Dezi, Raena Belle and Mommy, Feral Kitties are dear to our hearts, Our dad and two nice ladies cared for a feral colony that was stable at eighteen kitties. They all had been TNR’d, Vaccinated and were in good health. They had begun to approach dad and the ladies and they were beginning to like the occasional pet. Then the ladies and dad learned that the property the kitties lived on was going to be cleared for a strip mall. None of them could take all eighteen kitties, but they decide that they could take home six each. When our feral brothers and sisters first came home, they lived in dad’s work shop while he drew plans, got permits and ordered material. At first they didn’t like being inside very much, but they seemed to get used to it. They also learned to like petting a lot.
    Finally their room was built and they could see out into our gardens. There are squirrel feeders and bird feeders, comfy beds, cat trees and a spiral staircase that goes up to the balcony (now enclosed) of mom and dad’s bedroom.
    They have big fans and heaters for hot and cold weather, breakfast lunch and dinner and most important they get lots of loving. When dad goes to play wiith them and feed them, they climb all over him., all at once. We now call them the formerly ferals. I don’t know if you are on The cat Mews Room site or not, but if you are this is their page.

    http://catmewsroom.freeforums.net/thread/747/feral-kitties?page=1&scrollTo=7505

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    • Yeah Pete we know your daddy is pawsum in his care fur da ferals and we’re so fankful fur all he has and does do. We’re glad your ferals get all dat luvvin’.

      Luv ya’

      Dezi and Raena

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  10. Oh you two are beautiful in your harnesses. You like to walk with your mommy walkin’ behind you Raena? I don’t but will probably get used to it.

    TNR is a great thing for ferals and neutering should be done with all cats and dogs.

    Shoko

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    • Y, Fanky you Shoko. Yes, I’s fur sure doesn’t want mommy to be in da front. I wanna tell her where we’re goin’ next. MOL Mommy says you’ll get used to it da more you purractice. This was mines furst outin’, but I’s do hope to do more of it.

      Luvs ya’

      Raena and Dezi

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