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Blest Sunday: A Year Full of Blessings

MeOW It sure is cold.

 

 Raena looks back while standing on the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

          It sure is sissy. Mine’s paw beans don’t like it one bit. The floor is burrrrrrr cold.

 

 Dezi looks out the door from atop the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

(Mommy A opens the door and window blinds. Dezi and Raena get their first look out for the day) OMC When did that happen mommy? Look’it Raena, it’s all white outside…mostly…okay, in patches. Anyways, it’s enuff. And, it’s New Years Eve.

 

 Raena looks out at snow from small perch

What is that?!!

 

 

          Oh sissy, what is all that? I’s don’t like it. Nope, not at all, I’s don’t like it. And why’s it so cold? How cold is it?

 

Dezi licks paw while sitting atop the liberty cat tree

Eh, me’s seen it befur. It’s no big deal so long as

we can all stay together and cuddle.

Well Raena, it looks like snow. But, mommy just checked and says it’s mostly ice. As fur how cold it is, the weather guessers say it’s t’ween 5° and 10°F below 0. That’s just too cold fur us Southerners. Fankfully, we’re all gonna be stayin’ right here together so we can snuggle and stay warm.

 

 Raena looks out at the snow from the liberty cat tree

It can’t get inside, right sissy?

 

 

          Below 0? Did you really meow below 0? I’s sure hope the kitty we fed found some place warm to hang out. We couldn’t find it the last couple of times we went out, so we purrayed somepawdy had taken it in. ‘Course, we left food, but there’s no tellin’ who might be eatin’ that. Ya’ know, we might be feedin’ the coons and pawsums.

 

 Look out from front door at snow and ice

We know, but fur us Southerners’ this is pawful. MOL

 

 

 

That’s okay Raena, everypawdy’s gotta eat some time. Anyways, as me meowed earlier, it’s New Years Eve. Tomorrow starts a brand new year. So let’s furget ‘bout the white stuffs and the cold fur a minute and look back over the last year.

 

 Raena looks out at snow from liberty cat tree

 

 

 

          Sounds good to me sissy. It’s been a tough year, but a year full of blessings, none the less.

 

 Dezi lays in mommy's lap getting love, selfie

 

 

 

Yep, we started the year lettin’ everypawdy know ‘bout how bad mommy’s teethies had been and tryin’ to get her some help. Which fankfully happened and come February, everypawdy’s gonna see mommy’s new pain furee, infection furee fauz teethies smile. We also ran a weekly post called Service Cat Monday in which we featured mommy’s Trainin’ Tips/Tricks/Techniques fur all kitties and woofies too. We answered all kinds of questions from our readers and furiends. We can’t wait to get back to those in the new year. We hope ya’ll look furward to them as much as we do.

 

 Lexi lays in mommys lap and gets some loving

Sweet Lexi gettin’ and givin’ lots of luvvin’.

 

And in March, we cried as we mourned the one year anniversary of sis Lexi leavin’ us fur heaven. And ‘membered all the luv she gave and got and the amazin’ Service Cat she had been. And, we celebrated the majesty that had been her life. She will always be a pawrt of us and will always be remembered.

 

 Raena with a party hat, balloons and gift

 

 

 

          And in April we celebrated mine’s furst birthday. In June, we really celebrated the day mommy saved me and gave me this pawsum life I’s have now. And, don’t furget all the goodies we’ve reviewed over the past year. And we’ve even gotten to hold some give aways. I’s hate that Lexi had to go away fur me to be here, but I’s sure am blest to have such an amazin’ home, mommy and sissy.

 

 Dezi watches Raena atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

 

We’re blest to have you too Raena, even ifin me doesn’t always act like it. We truly are 2 blest kitty girls. 2018 is gonna be even better. We don’t really know what’s in store fur us past today, but we know that as long as we have each other, we are Blest.

 

          That’s the truth sissy. And, we do kind’a know somethin’ that’s gonna be happenin’ in January. We’re startin’ the new year off with a bang. I’s mean, with a give away. That’s right, and even our UK furiends will have the chance to win this one. We can’t hardly wait.

 

 Dezi and Raena with Christmas gifts from Cat

 

 

 

Me’s with ya’ on that one Raena. Anyways, Christmas left us with some great food and a few gifts from our angels. Raena and me both got new mousies and balls and that great hexbug we showed ya’ the other day. Fank you uncle Pete, Timmy, Einstein and furmily. Fank you Cat, Nugget and awnty Lisa, and fank ya’ll fur the gift card. Mommy says it’s a real blessin’. Fank you fur everythin’ awnty Belinda, we’re even grateful fur the calmin’ collars you sent…mommy ‘specially. Mommy’s really enjoyin’ her PawPaw ointment and we’ve had a dab or two as well. Fanks again to LouLou, awnty Suzanne and uncle Don, we’re still enjoyin’ turkey tom lurkey. Fanks awnty Vonda fur the nip of the vine and the treats. And fank you fur the green papers fur mommy. And fanks to awnty Anonymous fur the green papers as well.

 

          And a meowsy big fanky fanks to awnty Cindy and uncle Marshall fur the noms and mommy’s new bathrobe. And, a great big meowsy Fanky fank you all fur bein’ our furiends and a big pawrt of our lives. We look furward to many more years with you all.  MeOW sissy, we sure are blest. 

 

That we are Raena, that we are. As always, we’d like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the blessings in your life.

 

 Raena sits pretty on scratcher

 

 

 

          Don’t furget our last plandid selfies of the year with the Kitties Blue, sissy. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle   

Chatting Cats: Raena’s Resolve

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle.What’s all this meowin’ ‘bout a new year? Am I’s gonna have another birthday? I’s sure luvs birthdays. Is Christmas over? I’s heard somepawdy meowin’ there was s’posed to be 12 days of Christmas. I’s gotta tell ya’, this little kitty girl’s a little confused right now.

 

 Dezi laying in lap selfie

 

 

 

          RaenaBelle, this ain’t your furst new year. Were you really that oblivious last year that you don’t ‘member nuffin’? 

 

 Raena checks out the Hexbug from Belinda

 

 

 

I’s don’t know what that means sissy, but mommy says I’s was young and that mine’s play function was on overdrive. She says a kitty as active as me, doesn’t stop long enuff to realize what’s goin’ on ‘round us. I’s know mommy wouldn’t be mean to me, but somehow, I’s thinkin’ that’s not a very nice thing to say.

 

 Dezi and Raena watch the Litter Robot Open Air Litter Box

 

 

 

          You’re right Raeana, mommy would never be mean to us. Me doesn’t think she was mean when she said that, she was just tellin’ the truth. You’re still very active, but you’re furinally growin’ up enuff to slow down and smell the nip. It’s kind’a nice not havin’ ya’ jump on me constantly. Altho’ you do kind’a go overboard with PB our new automated litter box. Mommy says ya’ gotta quit tryin’ to keep the clumps. And no kitty needs to go pawtty every 3 minutes. You’re gonna wear him out and he won’t wanna dump the clumps anymore.

 

But he’s so much fun sissy. Did you see me go fur a ferris wheel ride this meownin’?

 

          Did you hear mommy yellin’ fur you to get down?

 

I’s thought she was yellin’ at you.

 

Dezi and Raena atop the liberty cat tree with Yeowww toy

 

 

 

          Oh Raena, of course you did. Anyways, let’s meow ‘bout your questions. Humans measure time in minutes, hours, days, weeks and years. So after so many days, humans start their count over and call it a new year. And yes, you’ll have another birthday, but not at the same time the new year starts. Your birthday is in April, so that’s when we’ll celebrate it. As fur Christmas havin’ 12 days, we don’t celebrate that way. We celebrate Christmas as the day Jesus was born, and it didn’t take 12 days fur that to happen.

 

But don’t we celebrate our birthdays fur a whole month?

 

 Dezi checks out the Hexbug

 

 

 

          We do Raena. But, that’s somethin’ mommy started cuz we were so poor and some kitty’s birthday was befur her payday and another kitty’s birthday was long after the greenies was gone fur the month. That would’a been Lucky and Lexi back then. By celebratin’ all month long, mommy hoped that at some point in that month she would be able to get somethin’ special fur the birthday kitty. So, to answer your questions, yes, Christmas is over fur the year. But, we can carry the Christmas spirit with us every day of the year. The world would fur sure be a better place ifin more peeps did it. And yes, you’ll have another birthday, but not till April. As fur the new year, we’ll celebrate it like we do all the holidays, gettin’ lots of extra luvvin’ and hugs.

 

Do we need to get mommy a gift? 

 

          Nope Raena, she’ll be happy ifin we just give her extra purrs and cuddles. There’s not really any gift givin’ at the new year.

 

 Dezi and Raena play with the Hexbug gift from Belinda

 

 

 

Oh, okay. Do ya’ reckon we can play with our new hexbug? I’s just luvs that thing. Awnty Belinda picked us out a good one.

 

          Yep Raena, me luvs it too. Me’s sure mommy will turn him on and let us play.

 

I’s got one last question sissy. What’s a new year’s resolution and do we need to make one?

 

          Well Raena, a resolution is s’posed to be a furm decision to do or not to do somethin’. Like, lots of peeps resolve to lose weight every new year. That’s why there’s lots of sales on exercise equipment and diet purroducts the whole month of January. The reality is that, most peeps aren’t really serious and give up on their resolutions a few weeks in. So, mommy says there’s no need fur us to be makin’ resolutions that we can’t keep. Mommy says ifin ya’ really wanna do somethin’ then ya’ just do it. It shouldn’t matter what time of year it is.

 

Raena checks out the Christmas gifts from BelindaOMC A Hexbug fur kitties!!! And is that Pawpaw too?

Fanky fank you awnty Belinda, we luvs it all.

 

Oh. Well, I’s thinkin’ I’s would still like to make a resolution. But, I’s gonna need your help to do it.

 

          Oh yeah? Well, what is it?

 

I’s wanna be a better and nicer sisfur. But, that means you’re gonna have to stop wavin’ your tail in mine’s face. Ya’ know, I’s just can’t help mine’s self when you go wavin’ all that floof in front of me. I’s just have to pounce. MOL 

 

 Dezi and Raena play with the hexbug gift from Belinda

 

 

 

          Me will be happy to give you the old whacky paw of help the next time you try it. MOL C’mon, let’s go play with our Christmas gifts.

 

I’s right behind ya’ sissy. Let’s play with mine’s new bouncy ball from Timmy and Einstein. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Chatting Cats: A 3 Sided Scratcher #ChewyInfluencer

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s still livin’ on Christmas time. I’s sure do luvs me a blest Christmas. We’ve been gettin’ lots and lots of extra luvvin’, huggin’ and brushin’. And, mine’s favorite thing in the universe is layin’ in mommy’s lap. There ain’t nuffin’ else quite like it.

 

 Dezi selfie on cat scratcher

 

 

 

          Uh, Raena, do you plan to tell everypawdy ‘bout the new scratcher today or what?

 

 Chewy Logo

 

 

 

This is a sponsored post. We received the PetFusion scratcher in exchange for our honest opinion. Neither Chewy or PetFusion are responsible for the content of this post unless otherwise stated. As always, we tell it like we see it and only bring products we feel would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

Raena stands on box and checks out the PetFusion cat scratcher

 

 

I’s gettn’ to that sissy. I’s just wanted to tell everypawdy what mommy gave us furst. I’s do luvs gettin’ luvved on. Anyways, you’re right sissy, we do have a scratcher to meow ‘bout, so I’s’ll get to it. Ya’ll know how much we kitties luvs to scratch. Ya’ know, it’s not somethin’ that can be trained out of us. Mommy says us kitties are really smart and can learn lots of things. And, while you might be able to teach kitty not to scratch the furniture, you can’t make kitty quit scratchin’ altogether. And why would ya’ wanna? After all, we’ve got claws made fur scratchin’. That’s where a good scratcher comes in. Not only does it help purrtect the human furniture, but it gives us kitties a place to sharpen our claws and get a great mani-pedi.

 

 Raena on top of box with the PetFusion cat scratcher

Now this is some kind’a box.

 

 

So, were you one of the kitties that got everythin’ on your wish list fur Christmas? Or, do you wait fur the after Christmas sales? Or, maybe you got a gift card or green papers and are lookin’ fur somethin’ special to buy. Well, maybe we’ve got just what you’re lookin’ fur. The PetFusion 3-sided Vertical Cat Scratcher over at Chewy might be the scratcher fur you. As you know, we’ve reviewed a few different scratchers lately. And, as we’ve meowed many times, a kitty can never have too many scratchers. We’ve got at least one scratcher in every room of the house. Well, x’cept the kitchen. Mommy says our kitchen’s way too small and we don’t need to spend much time in there anyhow. Let’s see what Chewy has to say ’bout the PetFusion 3-sided Vertical Scratcher: 

 

 

Key Benefits

  • Creative vertical design naturally attracts cats that enjoy scratching cardboard. There’s no assembly required!

  • Made of eco-friendly, recycled and recyclable corrugated cardboard and non-toxic corn starch glue so you can feel confident in letting your furry family member play with this.

  • Curves make for easier and more stimulating scratching and stretching and it features a cubby hole for exploration and play.

  • Durable construction and dense cardboard lasts longer than other scratchers. It also includes silicone floor grippers to keep in place and premium USA catnip leaf to train your cat.

  • Recommended by Hauspanther, a recognized leader in modern cat products.

  • What’s Included

    Cat scratcher, premium USA organic catnip leaf, (4) silicone floor grippers.

 

 Raena walks past the PetFusionCat Scratcher

Yeah, it’s purretty. And, fankfully, there’s no assembly required.

 

 

          The PetFusion 3-sided Vertical scratcher comes in 2 sizes, Standard: 18” X 10 1/2” X 16” and Large: 23.9” X 10.5” X 21” at a cost of $44.34 and $59.95 on sale right now. It’s really ‘purrtant to get a scratcher that’s large enuff fur kitty to get a really good stretch. All that scratchin’ we kitties do isn’t just ‘bout a mani-pedi, we’re also exercising our muscles. Cuz we’re such large kitties, we got the Large one. It’s a really nice size and purretty sturdy to boot. It also came with a page of silicone grippers that were easily applied so that it wouldn’t fly out away from us while we stretched and scratched. It’s made of cardboard altho’ the scratchin’ surface isn’t like any other cardboard scratcher we’ve seen. Mommy took some close ups so ya’ll could get a good look at it. Ya’ may be askin’ why that matters. Well, as we pointed out in our Why Cats Scratch Service Cat Monday posty, kitties like certain textures better than others. And, ya’ might have more than one kitty in your house that purrfurs somethin’ different each. 

 

 Non slip nubs for Pet FusionCat Scratcher

Package of grippers to apply to the scratcher

 

 

Yeah sissy, initially neither of us showed much interest in this purrticular scratcher. With it’s long  scratchin’ surface ‘stead of the traditional honeycomb like holes, we couldn’t really get much of a grip fur stretchin’ and pullin’. Even the old silvervine couldn’t entice us. And the bag of nip that came with it? Throw that stuff in the trash, it ain’t any good. Mommy couldn’t smell it at all, and even our keen sniffers couldn’t pick it up. Anyways, mommy moved the scratcher ‘round the house and furinally found a spot where we’ll use it.

 

 Close up of Pet FusionCat Scratcher

See the long notches? This is on all sides of the scratcher, as

opposed to the traditional honeycomb shape.

 

 

          Meow fur yourself Raena. Me still doesn’t like it. It just doesn’t feel right to me’s paws. And the walk thru cubby isn’t really big enuff fur me. Me has a kinda boxy build unlike your long thin build, so me needs a wider openin’. Oh me could fit thru ifin me wanted, but me just purrfurs somethin’ a bit bigger.

Raena plays in the PetFusion cat scratcher

Hmmmmm What’s on the other side? Fanky fankfully,

there’s no dangerous dangly toy hangin’ down in here to

choke or strangle a kitty girl.

 

 

 

That’s okay sissy. We just happen to be one of those houses where we like different textures. You kind’a like scratchin’ carpeted surfaces and I’s can’t ‘magine why. And yet, we both like sisal. Anyways, with the PetFusion 3-sided Vertical scratcher sittin’ in the dinin’ room, I’s use it sometimes while waitin’ on mommy to fix our brekky. I’s can scratch and keep tabs on mommy at the same time. It’s not mine’s favorite scratcher, but it does look nice and will get the job done in a pinch. So, I’s give it 2 paws up. Mommy says she thinks it’s a bit overpriced cuz of the strange scratchin’ surface. And, we’re not sure ifin it’s just ours or ifin they all come that way, but ours has a notch cut out on just one of the corners?. Kind’a strange ifin ya’ ask me. We can’t see the purr-puss in the notch, so we’re thinkin’ it just might be a quality control issue.

 

Raena plays in the Pet FusionCat Scratcher

Ooops I’s already on the other side. Ain’t no greener over there. MOL

 

 

Now, the scratcher came in a huge box with tons of packin’ paper. I’s mean a box that any size kitty would luv. That Chewy sure knows how to make a kitty happy.

 

Raena sits by the Pet Fusion cat scratcher

It’s not quite as tall as the other scratcher, but it’s a nice size.

 

 

          They sure do Raena. We must’ve pulled out packin’ paper fur a hunnerd minutes. What fun. And, Chewy has all kinds of goodies fur all the furry, feathered, scaled and unfurries in your life. You can also set up an auto ship so you never run out of your anipals’ favorites and save a little extra while you’re at it. All orders of $49.00 and up get speedy furee shippin’ and a flat rate of $4.95 on all others. Ya’ really can’t beat that. And, Chewy has the bestest customer service peeps ‘round ifin ya’ ask us.

 

paw over the fotos fur our comments

 

 

 

Yeah sissy, anytime we’ve had a purroblem, they’ve always made it right. And, mommy says they always tell her to say hey to us too. Anyways, you know you’ve got some Christmas greenies burnin’ a hole in your paw, so head on over to Chewy now and check everythin’ out. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee   

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