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