Monthly Archives: March 2017

Chatting Cats: Service Humans and Planning a Play Date

(There’s finally been a break in the storms that have plagued Oklahoma all week, and Dezi and Raena settle in to eat breakfast and chat about recent and future happenings)

Hey RaenaBelle, ya’ know, when mommy says there’s a tornado and ya’ need to get away from the window, ya’ really should get away from the window.

 

Dezi watching Raena while they eat

          But she closed the door sissy. How else am I’s s’posed to see what’s goin’ on? 

 

Sometimes Raena, ya’ don’t need to see what’s goin’ on. Kinda like tomorrow. You realize mommy ain’t taking either of us to her surgery, right? You ain’t plannin’ on standin’ at the door and caterwaulin’ the whole time are ya’?

 

 Dezi lays on the back of the chair and watches Raena

 

          I’s did hear her sayin’ somethin’ like that, but I’s thought she was just jokin’. How long is she gonna be gone? And why ain’t she takin’ at least one of us? And by one of us, I’s mean me. I’s don’t like it when mommy leaves me.

 

Raena lays on the back of the chair while Dezi looks up at her from the seat of the chair

She’s gonna be gone most of the day. We might even get dinner late. As fur why she ain’t takin’ us, well, when she goes with another human, she thinks they can take care of whatever might happen.

 

          So this human that’s takin’ mommy to her surgery can smell when mommy’s gonna pass out? How does she alert mommy.

 

 Dezi lays in the chair with Raena on the back

 

No silly. Humans can’t smell anythin’. Well, that’s not completely true, but they can’t smell like we do. And they fur sure don’t know anythin’ ‘bout alerts. But mommy says ifin she does pass out, the human would be able to help her. Ya’ know, all she really needs is to be given a little breathin’ room and she’ll come back ‘round soon enuff. And the human can help her re-orient by tellin’ mommy where she is, what day it is, what time it is and you know, all those things mommy has to figger out after comin’ back ‘round. And while mommy’s in surgery, she’ll actually be knocked out. It’ll kinda be like she’s sleepin’.

 

          Really sissy? Well who’s gonna give mommy her massages?

 

Nopawdy Raena. Mommy won’t need a massage fur surgery. But she’ll need purrlenty when she gets home.

 

 Dezi lays on the back of the chair

 

          Well I’s don’t like it sissy. I’s don’t like it at all. I’s think mommy might need me. I’s’ll just have to dance it up and make her take me.

 

 Dezi sleeps in the seat of the chair while Raena lays on the back of the chair

 

Raena, it don’t matter how much dancin’ you do, mommy ain’t takin’ us. Why don’t you invite a furiend over fur a play date. That’ll help keep you occupied and outta me’s fur. And fur sure away from the door. We don’t want the neighbors turnin’ us in fur a noise complaint, cuz of all your caterwaulin’. 

 

          Can I’s invite Simon?

          (Raena coyly drops her head, and peers up at Dezi while twisting back and forth

 

Simon from Brian's Home blog

Simon. Photo courtesy of Brians Home blog

 

Yep Raena, you can invite Simon. So long as ya’ll don’t chase me. One floofy tailed chaser is all me can handle at a time.

 

 Raena profile from the back of the chair

 

          We won’t chase you sissy… (Raena crosses her paws behind her back and quietly, under her breath meows) much. Is mommy gonna be okay sissy?

 

Yes Raena, she’ll be fine. We’re purrayin’ fur her and so are all our furiends.

 

          Will she be able to help us with our bloggy? 

 

 Dezi lays in chair

 

Uh, you mean, Me’s bloggy? Hopefully she’ll be up to it Furiday, but ifin not, she’ll fur sure help us with Blest Sunday. We’ll just have to be patient and wait and see how she feels when she gets home. Now, come on, we have to get ready fur company ifin you’re invitin’ Simon over, and the pawrty over at Shoko and Kali’s. You know, their pawrents have gone away fur a couple of weeks and left them with a sitter.

 

          A couple of weeks? Mommy better not be getting’ any ideas of leavin’ us fur that long…Ever!!!

 

 Dezi lays in chair

 

Don’t worry Raena, mommy couldn’t be without us that long. Me bets she’s gonna miss us more tomorrow than we’ll miss her.

 

 Raena sleeps belly up

 

          Yeah right. I’s bet you’re wrong, wrong, wrong, sissy. You may be smart ‘bout a lot of things, but that ain’t one of ‘em.

 

We’ll see Raena. Now let’s go get ready fur your play date. And say fank you to all our furiends fur purrayin’ fur mommy tomorrow.  Don’t furget to enter our #LumaSoothe give away by clicking the foto below.

 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle     

Service Cats: Raena and the Wheelchair Pt. 3

MeOW and welcome to Service Cat Monday. We purreciate your patience and understandin’ fur lettin’ us take last Monday off. It’s been another week and mommy still hasn’t gotten us a special graphic. Can you believe it? Anyways, we haven’t gotten any new questions, so we’ll be tellin’ a Raena trainin’ story today. We welcome any and all trainin’/behavioral/health questions. Altho’ mommy has spent the last 30 years trainin’ kitties, she started out trainin’ doggies. And most of our tips will work fur both cats and dogs, as well as a few other species. You can ask your questions in the comments section or send us an email. A little known fact is that mommy has also trained a pig and broke horses. Yep, mommy has a purretty colorful past. MOL  As with all our trainin’ posts, the followin’ will be written in human English fur translation and reader ease. Our trainin’ posts aren’t meant to be a step by step trainin’ manual as trainin’ is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards. Ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series, you can click the links at the bottom of this or any Service Cat Monday post. Alrighty then, business is outta the way, so let’s check in on Raena and the wheelchair.

 

Dezi lays on Liberty Tree in her harness

Me should tell ya’ first, that Raena, is so attached to mommy, she doesn’t like it when mommy tries to do anything without her. And me means anything. We have a pawsum cat tree that sits right in front of the living room window and a small perch that mommy puts in front of the door every day so we can look out if we want to. From the tree and the perch, we can clearly see the whole parking lot, trash can and mailboxes. But when mommy takes out the trash or checks the mail, Raena sits at the door and meows at the top of her lungs. Mommy says, she sees a lot of the traits that made sis Lexi such a good Service Cat in Raena. Now me wants to say, Raena is NOT sis Lexi, and we’re not looking for her to be. And while any and all kitties/doggies can be trained, some are more prone to be Service Animals due to their personalities.

 

Raena looks out the door while laying on the small perch

Anyways, we left off with mommy teaching Raena all about the wheelchair’s control panel and the buttons. Raena has a real good handle on the power button and horn. She can successfully power the chair on and off; and stays put when she honks the horn. The next lesson is to get Raena to bite the joystick and move the chair. Initially, mommy isn’t looking for her to drive through the house; she just needs Raena to be comfortable biting the joystick and staying in place when the chair moves. That sounds easy peasy doesn’t it? It might be for a human who can understand the concept, but us kitties like stability. It’s very important that Raena not get scared and try to jump down when the chair is moving. Most of these electric wheelchairs weigh a couple hundred pounds and could literally kill a kitty if they were to get run over. It would for sure cause damage. Most chairs continue to roll slightly even after the joystick isn’t being pushed.

 

Dezi lays in the wheelchair

So, every day mommy picks up Raena and they head for the wheelchair for a lesson. Me heads to higher ground for safety and to watch the show. Mommy sits Raena in her lap, gives her a few extra hugs and “scent me ups” and then positions her with her front paws on the arm of the wheelchair and her behind sitting on mommy’s right leg. Mommy puts one hand under Raena to offer support and puts her other hand on Raena’s head so she can gently guide her. Mommy then tells Raena to “Power On”. This is the cue for turning on the chair. We did cover this part of the training in Raena and the wheelchair Pt. 1, so we won’t repeat all those steps, and just move on. Raena pushes the power button, and usually the horn too. That girl does love to make noise. Mommy gives her praise and gently rubs her chin for a few seconds. Then mommy gently positions Raena’s head over the joystick and tells her “Bite”.

 

 Raena lays in the wheelchair

Now let me tell ya’, it doesn’t take much coercing to get Raena to bite anything, so the training here is to have her continue to hold on to the joystick without chewing on it. Once Raena has a hold of the joystick, mommy gently pushes her head down and says “Hold” to ensure she doesn’t let go. Mommy then praises Raena, and uses the hand positioned under Raena’s belly to rub her for a few seconds. Then, mommy releases Raena’s head and let’s her take her mouth off the joystick. These steps are repeated off and on for the whole session. Raena’s pretty smart and seems to enjoy training so her training sessions can last up to 30 minutes at a time. Remember, training sessions must be repeated at least once daily, and shouldn’t last more than about 15 minutes a session. But, you know your kitty/doggy, and if they are genuinely engaged, you may go over the 15 minutes. Mommy recommends only increasing sessions by 5 minute increments. It’s better to stop a session with kitty/doggy still wanting to perform than to go too long and have them run from you when it’s time for another training session. Training is serious business, but it should be seen as fun for kitty/doggy.

 

 Raena lays in wheelchair

Never move on to the next step until kitty/doggy can repeat the previous steps successfully at least 98% of the time. Raena is performing Bite and Hold at about 95%, so mommy is still focusing on this step. Mommy keeps the wheelchair on the lowest speed setting for these training sessions so that the chair doesn’t move even if Raena accidentally pushes or pulls the joystick. However, remember those speed buttons are on the control panel right beside the power button and horn button; and we are kitties with big paws. Just the other day, mommy and Raena sat down for a training session and unbeknownst to mommy, Raena pushed the speed button before settling back in for the joystick Bite. Needless to say, mommy and Raena were both surprised when the chair started moving when Raena bit down on the joystick. Thankfully, Raena isn’t afraid of anything, and her response was to let go of the joystick and sit back in mommy’s lap. And thankfully, Raena had only pushed the speed button twice, so they didn’t move too far or fast. Me had thought for sure they were gonna run right into the cat tree, but they didn’t.

 

 Raena bathes while laying in the wheelchair

Me’s gonna wrap it up fur today. As you can see, Training sessions are laborious and Repetitive. But in the end, kitty/doggy will be happy and well trained. All kitties/doggies can benefit from some training. While you might not need a Service Cat, there are simple commands that can increase your bond with kitty and keep your home happy and everyone getting along and knowing and respectin’ the boundaries. Mommy says that Raena should be ready fur her furst actual driving lesson by next week. Altho’ that estimate was made before we knew she would be going to the dentist on Fursday; so it may be another week or so, but we’ll keep you updated with her progress. And no, mommy still hasn’t figured out how to take fotos/videos durin’ the actual trainin session. ‘Member to leave your comments or questions below, and check out our previous posts fur tips and tricks fur many trainin’ points fur kitty/doggy.

Don’t furget to enter our LumaSoothe give away by clickin’ the Entry foto below. And ifin ya’ missed it, check out our review here.

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Service Cats

What to Look For     Training Foundations     Training Kitty to Massage

Smelling Disease     Do You Need One     Who Bears the Cost 

Housing Laws and Exceptions     Accommodations and Common Sense

When the Handler Dies     Proper Training Methods Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

Easiest Task to Train     Getting Kitty Ready for an Outing 

Discipline: Stop Countersurfing Kitty     Internal Disputes 

Calling Emergency Help     Just What is Kitty Capable Of 

Shad: Original Service Cat     Harness or Vest Leash or Stroller

Dezi, the Wheelchair & the Chest     Round and Round We Go

Tumble and Fall Response     Raena Calls for Help 

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

When to Train     Explaining Rewards and Kitty’s Feelings

Stop Kitty’s Begging     Calling For Emergency Help Options Pt. 1

Medicating Kitty 

Blest Sunday: Chatting Cats: Heaps of Happy Tears

Hey Raena, where did you and mommy go the other day to get all those britches she’s been washin’?

 

Dezi and Raena on the Liberty Tree looking at each other

          I’s don’t know sissy, but after we sold our aluminum cans mommy saw a sign and said “Oh my cats Raena, we’ve gotta go back”. We did some kinda middle of the road turn and went into this big store with racks and racks of clothes. She kept throwin’ jeans in this basket till we couldn’t see the bottom anymore.

 

Well how many green papers till all those blue jeans cost?

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap

 

          What do I’s know ‘bout green papers, sissy? I’s know mommy was happy, and there was purrlenty left over fur treats. What? (Mommy says something to Raena) Oh, okay. Sissy, mommy says they had a bag sale at the Good Will and she got 10 pairs of jeans and a couple dress pants fur $2.00. 

 

 Euro Pro Sewing Machine

 

Oh, dat’s purretty good. Me thinks she has plans to cut some of them off and make some shorts fur summer. That means she’s gonna be draggin’ out the sewin’ machine soon.

 

          Sewin’ Machine? What’s a sewin’ machine. sissy?

 

 Dezi lays in wheelchair

 

Oh Raena, the sewin’ machine is soooooooo much fun. There’s strings fur playin’ everywhere. Altho’ mommy gets really mad when you walk over the foot pedal. Somethin’ ‘bout a needle goin’ thru her finger. So whatever you do, stay away from that pedal. Me knows it looks like fun, but there’s purrlenty of other things to play with.

 

          There’s a foot pedal? Am I’s gonna learn to sew sissy?

 

Nope Raena, sewin’ ain’t on our list of duties. It’s kinda like the carpet monster and mop. They exist, but we don’t have to use ‘em.

 

 Raena lays in the wheelchair

 

          Well that’s good. Cuz you know this wheelchair drivin’ thing isn’t as easy as I’s thought it would be. But it sure is fun, watchin’ you run. MOL

 

That’s not nice Raena. Me just wants to make sure you don’t run over me. You can sure be dangerous with that thing. Besides, you’re not s’posed to be watchin’ me. Maybe that’s why it’s takin’ so long fur you to learn.

 

          Mommy says I’s no more dangerous than you were sissy. And that’s I’s right on schedule.

 

She’s just tryin’ to make you feel better Raena, cuz me’s a wonderful driver.

 

          Sure you are sissy. Like the other day when you ran us into the wall?.

 

 Dezi and Raena on cat tree and Raena sticks her tongue out

 

That was your fault Raena. Ifin you hadn’t swiped me’s leg, me wouldn’t have veered off course. Anyways, this isn’t Service Cat Monday, it’s Blest Sunday. And are we ever blest. As we told everypawdy on Furiday, mommy has a ‘pointment to start getting’ her teeths fixed. Ifin anypawdy missed the good mews you can read ‘bout it here. That means the total green papers we need to get all the work done is gonna be less than originally anticipated. Mommy says she’ll have to wait till after the ‘pointment to know exactly how many teeth are removed by the surgeon on Fursday, but she thinks our total will drop by ‘bout a thousand dollars. She will make the adjustment to the fundraiser once she knows fur sure. In the meantime, ifin ya’ wanna help us out, you can donate directly to our paypal at: lexi.dezi@yahoo.com or the fundraiser here.

 

 Raena Selfie woth paw reaching out

 

          That’s such pawsum mews sissy. We’re so excited. And we’ve got a pawssible ride, we just need to lock her in. Ifin anypawdy can spare a purrayer we’d purreciate it. The lady we’re talkin’ to is a little scared to drive in the city. But we know she can do it, we just need her to get the courage to say yes. And we’d also like to say a meowsy big fanky fanks to awnty Debbie, Katie and Waffles fur their donation to help mommy. I’s think that Waffles is a handsum kitty boy. But I’s hear he’s a real ladies mancat. And we also wanna fanky fank our Anonymous Angels. They’ve not only helped with green papers, but also in helpin’ mommy navigate the system, and tryin’ to find mommy a ride.

 

Dat’s right Raena. There’s been a couple times they’ve pulled mommy off the ledge durin’ all of this. And me also wants to say fank you to awnty Vonda and all her kitties. She sent some green papers fur me to get a new harness/vest to match yours and mommy’s furinally well enuff to measure me and get it ordered. Me can’t wait fur it to get here.

 

 Dezi checks out Raena in her new tiger harness

 

          Me either sissy. We’ll be stylin’ together.

 

 Dezi lays in lap and gets loving

 

Sure we will Raena. (Dezi rolls her eyes) Anyways, there’s all the other blessings we’re fankful fur today too. We have a luvvin’ furever home, food in our bellies and on our plates, and the bestest furiends in the universe. We always wanna remind ya’ll to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the many blessings in your lives. No matter what’s goin’ on, there’s always a blessing just waitin’ to be found. Every night we purray and ask God to keep His hands on all our furiends and bless ya’ll abundantly.

 

 Raena a bit distorted

 

          I’s luvs purrayer time, sissy. Let’s not furget to link up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies befur we go. (The phone rings and Raena rushes to try to answer it before mommy. Mommy grabs the phone and a short conversation ensues. Mommy begins to cry and say a bunch of thank yous and God bless yous.) OMC, OMC, OMC!!!!! While we was writin’ this very posty, the lady mommy’s been talkin’ to ‘bout takin’ her to her surgery ‘pointment called. Guess what she said?

 

 Enter Here Give Away Graphic

Well Raena, by the tears in mommy’s eyes and the Cheshire grin, It’s a GO!!! Mommy now has a ride to her ‘pointment on Fursday!!! WooHoo (Dezi and Raena zoom thru the house and run up the cat tree and end up together in mommy’s lap) We gotta go and help mommy celebrate. Don’t furget to enter our give away fur that pawsum LumaSoothe by clickin’ the entry photo above. And check out our review here.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

Mommy A: Black

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle     

Chatting Cats: Brighter Days Ahead

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle.

 

 Dezi and Raena look out the front door

 

          Raena, what are you doin’?

 

I’s took a break from lookin’ out the door. Things are really blowin’ ‘round out there. I’s never seen anythin’ like it. Mommy says it’s cuz this is mine’s furst Spring, and there’s nuffin’ quite like Spring.

 

          Well, that’s true. Spring brings warmer weather, wind, storms, and all kinds of new stuffs. 

 

 Raena lays on the Liberty cat tree

 

That warmer weather stuffs is so right, sissy. You know when mommy and me went to her ‘pointment on Monday, it was really hot out. Fank catness we had air conditionin’ in the car. Did you enjoy your alone time?

 

 

 Dezi lays on the Liberty cat tree

 

          Me sure did Raena. Me napped, used the pawdee box without you stalkin’ me, played a little and, well, then me kinda missed you and mommy. Ya’ll were gone longer than me thought you’d be.

 

Yeah, sissy, it did take us longer than mommy had originally thought. You know, an angel, and we know she was an angel, cuz nopawdy knows her or had heard anythin’ ‘bout what she told mommy; and we haven’t been able to find her again. Mommy had called a dentist office to see ‘bout their prices and this angel told mommy to call her case worker and get them to approve her fur emergency assistance to get her teeth fixed. Mommy had never heard of such, and when she called her case worker, she hadn’t either. But eventually mommy got somepawdy that told her Medicaid would pay fur any emergency extraction deemed medically necessary with prior approval. So Monday we headed out to a dentist to see ifin any of mommy’s teeth qualify.

 

 Raena in tiger kitty holster cat harness

 

We was runnin’ late cuz mommy accidentally drifted off a few hours minutes in her chair. You know, she was s’posed to stay awake all night. Anyways, I’s danced and chortled till mommy agreed to take me, and we rushed off. As soon as we got outta the complex we ended up behind this guy in a pick up truck that was swervin’ all over the road. Even tho’ it’s illegal to use those cell fones while drivin’, ‘pawrently he just couldn’t wait to chat it up with whoever. It was purretty scary, so mommy kinda just backed off and we followed him till we got to a town with a red light so we could safely get ‘round him. It wasn’t till we got to the office that mommy realized she had furgotten to bring the camera, and her x-rays. Anyways, we were the only ones in the office and the staff was really nice. They didn’t really make googly eyes over me tho’. I’s not know what was wrong with them, but at least they were nice to mommy.

 

Dezi and Raena on the Liberty Cat Tree

Doctor Washington came in and poked ‘round in mommy’s mouth a bit and ordered a panoramic x-ray. We had to go to this room where mommy’s head disappeared into this helmet that went ‘round and ‘round her head. It was purretty cool. It was kinda like the last one she had done, but this time she was sittin’ down. Anyways, after the x-ray, Doctor Washington, said there was 6 teeths that Medicaid would pay fur. The criteria fur them payin’ is that death is immanent ifin said teeth are not removed in a timely manner. Then he told her she’d have to go to Oklahoma City to have them removed cuz no oral surgeons ‘round here take Medicaid. The appointment was made fur next Fursday the 30th. Now mommy has to find a ride. The office requires somepawdy drive mommy to her surgery ‘pointment and wait fur her to get finished.

 

 Dezi lays on the Liberty Cat Tree and looks into the house

 

          Yeah, me knows mommy’s been a little stressed over that one, cuz we don’t have anypawdy who can take her. She’s been callin’ ‘round to all kinds of places tryin’ to hire somepawdy fur that day. Our closest furiends live down ‘round the Dallas/Ft Worth area, or Northern Oklahoma. ‘Course, me would make a shout out to ya’ll; ifin you’d be willin’ to help us out and take mommy, we fur sure would get ya’ some green papers fur your troubles.

 

 Raena sits on perch at door and looks up

 

          We sure would sissy. Anyways, after the dentist visit, mommy decided to take her cans and sell ‘em. The trunk’s been full fur a couple of months now. We made a whole $15.00, so mommy treated me to some bacon. Furst, we stopped off at the Wally World to get mommy some bread and look at the treats. Mommy said they didn’t have any treats we would eat, so we left and stopped at the pet store to get a bag of somethin’. We got a new Ulta store last Christmas, well actually Ardmore got it. Anyways, we walked ‘round in there a bit too. Mommy luvs that beauty stuffs. The peeps there sure were pushy  helpful. They kept tryin’ to get mommy to buy somethin’ help mommy out. “Do you want a bag to place your items in? Can I help ya’ find somethin’?” Mommy kept tellin’ ‘em we was just lookin’, but they kept hoverin’ anyways. When mommy furinally got tired of it, we headed to the mickey D’s to get me some bacon; and headed home.

 

          Well, wha’d ya’ think ‘bout the bacon, Raena?

 

I’s not sure sissy. I’s guess it’s okay, but I’s would rather stick with freeze dried chicky breasts. I’s didn’t know why we didn’t stop at the place that said chicken filets (Chick-fil-A). Anyways, it was a long day, but I’s did enjoy spendin’ time with mommy. But I’s missed you too sissy. I’s was glad to be home.

 

 Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

 

          Me was glad ya’ll were home too. Me got a LumaSoothe treatment and then we had dinner and treats. Dat’s always a great way to end a day. Meowin’ of the LumaSoothe, don’t furget to head on over and enter our give away by clickin’ the Enter Here graphic below.

 

Give away entry graphic

 Raena with the LumaSoothe in the coupon graphic

Pet Parade Blog Hop Badge

 

Fanky fanks fur the reminder sissy. Now let’s link up with Rascal, Rocco and their pawsum co-hosts fur the Pet Parade and let mommy make some more calls to find her a ride. We can sure use the purrayers of our furiends, so that we can get all this worked out. Havin’ Medicaid pay fur these 6 teeths, means that mommy doesn’t need as much money to get the rest of her teethies fixed. We’d like to remind everypawdy ‘bout the fundraiser here, just in case you wanna donate and/or share. And you can always donate directly to our paypal with our email address: lexi.dezi@yahoo.com.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee    

LLLT: A Safe, Non Invasive Way to Treat Many Pet Maladies

(Dezi and Raena jump in mommy’s lap and meow excitedly to each other)

Well, did you miss us? We’re so glad you’re joinin’ us today. Like me said, we have somethin’ really pawsum to tell you ‘bout. And stay tuned, cuz we’re also havin’ a give away, and there’s a discounted coupon code too, ifin ya’ just can’t wait. As most of you know, sis Lexi had athritis fur years. Mommy gave her a supplement to treat it, cuz that’s really all that’s been available. When sissy got sicker and pickier, mommy tried treats and medicines, again, that’s all that was available. The problem with most of those supplements and treats and medicines, is that they typically upset the tummy. And medications may have nasty side effects. You just want your furry purrer or waggin’ woofy to feel better, but in doing so, you might be causing other issues.

 

 Dezi sniffs the LumaSoothe

Now, just what is this mommy?

 

          You know sissy, arthritis is just one issue we anipals can have that needs treatin’. Big doggies are prone to Hip Displaysia, Bursitis/Tendonitis, and we can all get sprains and strained muscles, back pain and so many more physical ailments requiring long term treatments or even surgery. And being a larger breed kitty means that most likely, we’ll start having issues at a younger age. That means really long term treatment. That’s when our pawrents, bein’ the good pawrents they are, really start looking at those side effects caused by the current treatments and try to find alternatives or least somethin’ less toxic. 

 

 Raena checks out the LumaSoothe

Wha’cha’ gonna do with this mommy?

 

You’re right Raena. But what about other types of problems. You know we have quite a few furiends that have skin issues. Some caused by allergies and others, still unknown. Some of those that suffer, lose fur, scratch, have flaky skin (Eczema/Psoriasis) and get infections from licking and scratching so much.

 

 Raena getting a LumaSoothe treatment

Hmmmmmm This is innerestin’.

 

          What about the itchies caused by necessary medications, or the occasional wayward scratch? You know sometimes play can get a little rough and some kitty/doggy gets accidentally injured. Or Kittens furbid, kitty or doggy gets in a real fight. There’s the cone of shame, that thankfully, we’ve never had to wear. And bless our sweet kitty furiend’s heart but we know an adorable kitty that had to wear a t-shirt fur a while. Ifin you had something that could speed up the healing process wouldn’t you want it?

 

 Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

That doesn’t hurt at all mommy.

 

And ifin there was something that could speed up the fur growth wouldn’t you want that? And somethin’ that could…

 

 Dezi poses with the LumaSoothe

 

     Thank you girls. You’ve both made some great points. I want to talk to your friends and their parents for a minute, okay?

(Dezi and Raena nod and purr)

     As the girls have pointed out, our beloved furry family members have a lot of the same health issues that we do. And we all know cats are notorious for hiding their pains and ills. None of us want to treat something that doesn’t exist, but most of us are looking to be proactive with our pets health these days. We’re feeding them better, seeing the Vet more often, brushing their teeth and definitely trying alternative treatments when available.

 

 LumaSoothe in box

     So what if I told you there was a safe, non-invasive way to treat Arthritis, Bursitis & Tendonitis, Deep Surgical Wounds, Deep Muscle Tissue, Hip Dysplasia, Sprains & Strains, Back Pain and more. What if I said the same device could also be used for Chronic Pain Relief, to relieve Eczema & Psoriasis, Clear Infections, Treat Surface Skin Injuries, Post-Surgical Wounds, has Anti-Inflammatory Benefits, Kills Harmful Bacteria, Promotes Healthier Skin, Promotes Hair Growth and more? And lastly, what if I told you this could be used from birth throughout your pets life without any adverse side effects? And, doesn’t require you to be a contortionist (to pill kitty) or end up in the human emergency room with wounds of your own afterwards? Yeah, that last statement was a little dramatic, but you get the idea.

 

Dezi checks out the LumaSoothe

     

     But really, being able to safely treat so many of our beloved furry family members ailments with one tool would be amazing. Just imagine the money you would save over the lifetime of your pet. And imagine how much happier kitty/doggy would be and how little stress for the both of you when it comes to treating these ailments without having a pill shoved down their throat or mixed in their food. We recently came across a tool that I believe should be in every pet household/first aid kit. That tool is called the LumaSoothe. What is it you ask? Well, it’s Light Therapy for your pets. Human medicine has used Light Therapy for years, and it’s finally available for use on our pets.

 

 LumaSoothe box contents

 

     First, let me tell you what comes in the box when you purchase the LumaSoothe. You’ll receive the LumaSoothe Rechargeable Control Unit, 2 (easily) Interchangeable LED Heads, USB Charger and Cable, Instruction Manual, Built-in Li-ion Battery and a 2 year warranty. The box is nice and sturdy and makes for a great storage place for your LumaSoothe between treatments.

LumaSoothe Deep Treatment head

LumaSoothe Deep Treatment Head (photo courtesy of Luma-Tech.com)

LumaSoothe Surface Treatment Head

LumaSoothe Surface Treatment Head (photo courtesy of Luma-Tech.com)

 

     Now let me explain a little about Light Therapy. Low Level Light Therapy treats ailments by exposure to specific wavelengths of light using light emitting diodes (LED). 35 years of clinical research has shown LLLT (Low Level Light Therapy) to deliver powerful therapeutic benefits to living tissue and organisms. Light Therapy triggers cellular stimulation. The LumaSoothe Control Unit has 2 buttons; one to power on the unit and the other to start the treatment process which lasts 15 minutes. There’s a light to let you know the unit is on and one to tell you when the unit is charged.

 

 LumaSoothe charging

 

LumaSoothe charging

 

     

     Let me tell you about the technical information LumaSoothe offers for those of you who are interested. LumaSoothe incorporates 2 easily interchangeable heads, the (IR) (DT) Deep Treatment Head and the (ST) Surface Treatment Head. They are easy to switch out and lock into place. Each treatment head has 40 powerful LED’s with a total of 5 wavelenghts between the 2 heads ranging from 465 to 940 nanometers (nm) along with Luma-Tech’s Pulsed Wave Technology. NASA medical studies have concluded a faster and more efficient cellular response when using Pulsed-light as opposed to a steady beam. The result is an increase in the cellular metabolism rate which expedites cell repair and the stimulation of the immune system, lymphatic and vascular systems to produce: Faster Wound Healing, Pain Relief, Increased Metabolic Activity, Anti-Inflammatory Benefits, Accelerated Cellular Growth, Improved Vascular Activity, Improved Nerve Function, Promotes Healthier Skin, Kills Harmful Bacteria, and more.

 

 

Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

 That feels really good mommy. Can ya’ move it a little

to the left? MOL

 

     The (DT) Deep Treament Head uses 940nm LED’s. The Infrared light (800nm – 1000nm) penetrates to a depth of about 30 – 40nm’s making it most effective for treating bones, joints and deep muscles. The (ST) Surface Treatment Head has visible light that penetrates tissue to a depth of about 8 – 10nm at wavelengths from 400 to 700nm and is effective in treating surface wounds, cuts, scars, trigger and acupuncture points, kills bad bacteria, treats a variety of skin conditions, promotes healthy skin and hair, relieves pain and is effective in treating infections. The (ST) Head includes these LED’s: 4 yellow at 490nm, 8 blue at 470nm. 12 green at 520 nm and 16 red at 650nm to provide the widest spectrum for shallow skin treatments. The bottom line, is that between the 2 heads, you can treat a multitude of problems and health issues our pets face, safely and in a manner that is enjoyable for you and your kitty/doggy. (Remember to never point the device directly at your pets eyes!)

 

 Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

 

     The LumaSoothe is programmed to shut off after 15 minutes. During the treatment the head warms a bit, but doesn’t get hot and isn’t uncomfortable for your pet. Measuring enjoyment in purrs, I would say that Dezi and Raena love treatment time. Dezi has been having a few issues with early onset of arthritis due to her size and activity levels. Since we started using the LumaSoothe, I’ve noticed that she’s been jumping more and has become more active than previous months. While Raena is still a kitten, and doesn’t really need treatments, she enjoys them, and we’re being proactive. And it’s safe to use on her. And you know, there may very well be a little pain in growing bones, muscles and joints. After her spay, the fur was really slow to grow back. We began using the LumaSoothe ST head on the area, and her fur’s back and floofy beautiful again.

 

 Raena getting a LumaSoothe treatment

 

Raena getting a LumaSoothe treatment

Oh mommy, this feels so good. Can we do this everyday?

 

     If you haven’t figured it out by now, we love the LumaSoothe Light Therapy Treatment device and we think ya’ll will too. I love that it’s safe to use on both girls and doesn’t cause any side effects. I love that the girls enjoy it too; 15 minutes of non stop purring in my lap is really therapeutic for me as well. The LumaSoothe can be purchased directly from Luma-Tech for $149.95 with free shipping or amazon.com.

 

 Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

 

Mommy, don’t furget, the pawsum peeps at Luma-Tech are offuring our readers a $20.00 coupon right now. Just click here, or on the foto below to be transported to their website and enter dezizworld (all lowercase letters) in the coupon field and save.

 

LUMASOOTHE-COUPON-20

     

     Thank you Dezi. Yes, the peeps at Luma-Tech have been very generous. I know that the cost might seem a bit cost prohibitive for some, but think about how much you spend annually on treats, supplements, medications and treatments for all the ailments one LumaSoothe can treat. And remember, you can use the same LumaSoothe on all the pets in your home. I think you’ll find it’s a bargain, and one you’ll be glad you you spent the money on. 

 

 Raena getting a LumaSoothe treatment

 

          Can we get to the give away mommy? It’s mine’s furst and I’s so excited. Luma-Tech agreed to give 1 U.S. reader the oppurrtunity to win a LumaSoothe of their very own. This is a give away ya’ don’t wanna miss. We luv, luv, luv the LumaSoothe and think you will too. Just click the “Enter Here” graphic below after leavin’ a comment to enter fur your chance to win.

 

 

Give away entry graphic

Fanks Raena, you did a great job meowin’ ‘bout the give away. The LumaSoothe gets all 8 paws up and mommy’s 2 thumbs here. We know mommy gave you a lot of technical infurmation, but a lot of peeps like to know those things. Fur those of ya’ who wanna know the less techy things, it feels good, we luv havin’ treatments and we feel better afterwards. Mommy also says it’s really great to have both treatment heads included. Those made fur humans offen sell the treatments separately so they can make even more money off of ya’. Fankfully, Luma-Tech isn’t just ‘bout the bottom line. They’re even gonna be workin’ with non-profit animal organizations so that even those animals who be waitin’ fur luvvin’ furevers can benefit. Now, don’t furget to enter the giveaway or pick up your own LumaSoothe with discount right now. Me needs to see ifin mommy’s up fur a treatment. Me thinks me feels a pain comin’ on. MOL

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

Mommy A: Black

 

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received compensation in exchange for our honest review of the LumaSoothe Light Therapy for pets. All opinions are our own. Technical facts about the LumaSoothe have been provided by Luma-Tech. As always, we tell only the truth as we know it and bring only those products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle       


  

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