Monthly Archives: September 2018
Dezi: MeOW C’mon Raena, it’s Blest Sunday. It’s time to get outta the window and count our Blessings.
Raena: What are you meowin’ ‘bout sissy? I’s not in the window. Last time I’s checked, this was a door. And technically, I’s not in it. MOL
Dezi: Okay miss smarty pantaloons, get away from the door and let’s get to work.
Raena: Work? I’s didn’t hear mommy ask fur anythin’. What do we need to do?
Dezi: Not that work silly. Me meant it’s time to write our posty. (Dezi shakes her head) Sometimes, you’re not the crispest cracker in the box. Guess it’s a good thing you got the purretty gene. We can’t all be purretty and smart like me.
Raena: Huh? Somehow sissy, I’s thinkin’ you’re not actually payin’ me a compliment. But, it’s Blest Sunday, so I’s not gonna fight with ya’ today. I’s am purretty. Mommy even says I’s gawjus. When God started passin’ out the purretties, I’s got in line twice.
Dezi: RaenaBelle Mayce…Girl, you’ve gotta stop watchin’ so much tv. You’re startin’ to sound as silly as some of the peeps on those shows you like.
Raena: But sissy, you can learn so much from tv. Altho’ ya’ have to be careful what ya’ watch. Mommy says even regular tv is usin’ a lot of HBO words these days. Anyways, did you see that cool runnin’ wheel fur kitties the other day? I’s want one. I’s think it would be so much fun.
Dezi: You would Raena. Me thinks it would be lots of fun to watch you runnin’ in place. Maybe it would tire you out a bit so you’d pester me less. Hmmmmmm Me needs to mention this to mommy. A kitty wheel fur sure needs to be on our Christmas wish list. Anyways, me wanted to meow ‘bout how the weather started to cool off some this past week. Cooler weather means me has more energy. (Dezi stops and thinks for a minute) ‘Course, it also means you have more energy too. Yep, we fur sure need one of those wheels.
Raena: I’s enjoyin’ the cooler weather too sissy. Ifin it would stop rainin’ so much we could go fur some nice strolls with mommy. I’s luvs mommy and me time soooooo much. I’s count mommy as mine’s biggest Blessing every single day. You’re mine’s second Blessing and our furiends are mine’s third. Every Blessing after that is just the bonito flakes over rabbit.
Dezi: You’re right Raena, we are indeed very Blest kitty girls. We actually received one of those other Blessings this week. We wanna say a meowsy big Fank you to awnty Susan fur the green papers and her furiendship. We fank God fur bringin’ us and mommy together and makin’ it pawssible fur us to meet so many amazin’ peeps and anipals. And, while me may not like thunderstorms and rain, me’s fankful fur it cuz it makes the purretty flowers bloom and the air smell furesh. Blessings are all ‘round us, we just have to open our eyes and see ‘em.
I’s luvs you too mommy.
Raena: That’s so true sissy. Every meownin’ when we wake up mommy smiles. She can’t even move yet, but she looks over at us and smiles and says fanky fank you to God. Mommy says just wakin’ up to a new day is a Blessing. It makes me so happy that I’s turn on mine’s motor boat full blast. MOmmy says it’s like she has a vibrating bed. I’s don’t know zactly what that means, but I’s do know it makes mommy happy and that’s all I’s care ‘bout.
Me’s mommy. Life is good.
Dezi: Me too Raena. Let’s wrap this up. Me heard mommy say somethin’ ‘bout a foto shoot. Befur we go, we’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to Give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. And, fank you fur bein’ a Blessing in ours.
Raena: Don’t furget ‘bout our selfies with the Kitties Blue, sissy.
Dezi: How could me furget Raena? You’re always there to remind me.
Till the next time……………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline on Furidays where we answer your questions ‘bout feline health, nutrition, behavior and anythin’ else you might ask. We offur tried and true Training Tips and suggestions to help every kitty owner from furst time kitty pawrents to life long pros. We’re runnin’ low on questions and topics, so ifin there’s somethin’ you’ve been wonderin’ ‘bout, wonder no more. Submit your questions and topic suggestions in the comments below or send us a purrivate email via our Contact page. And don’t furget, you can ketch up on any post in this series by clickin’ the links on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page.
The following post will be written in human English for reader and translator ease. Our Service Cat posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Training Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by mommy A thru her many years of animal training, cats in purr-ticular. And to offer insight into your questions about Everything Feline. Always remember, successful Training is all about Repetition and Rewards.
Last week we wrote about Vitamin D and the importance of a balanced nutritional feline diet. We discussed Feline Nutrition here, but we’ve not discussed in detail all of the ingredients, supplements and additives in your cat’s food. So, we were wondering how many of you would be interested in learning about these ingredients? Just because it’s in your cat’s food, doesn’t necessarily mean it should be. And, with all the conflicting opinions out there, choosing kitty’s food can get confusing. Let us know in the comments if you’d like to learn more about pet food ingredients, including trends and industry buzz words.
Okay already, Me likes you Raena.
We’ve been asked a couple of questions that don’t really require a whole post to answer. So, we thought we’d cover those today. We’re often asked if Raena and me got along right away. Mommy says it would be great and for sure make her life a lot easier if we had hit it off from the get go. But the truth is a big fat No. And, sis Lexi and me weren’t immediate besties either. However, we are proof that you can have a multi cat household where each kitty can feel safe and confident in their shared home. We don’t have extra rooms with doors that can closed off to allow for the traditional method of introducing new kitties, so mommy’s technique only allows for a couple of days for kitties to protest and lodge their complaints about the new comer. After which, she fully expects and will accept nothing less than kitties happily cohabiting in peace.
Me still remembers the splat sis Lexi handed down the first time she saw me and how she ran off down the hall screaming. That was a long time ago. We became the best of friends and sisfurs. Me couldn’t have asked for a better role model or more loving big sissy. Of course, me had to pass along me’s own brand of displeasure when Raena joined our home. And we still have the occasional disagreement, but for the most part, we get along. More importantly, we work well together and are secure in our place in our home. If you’re adding a new kitty to your home, you can read our Tips for introducing them to your resident kitty(s) here.
Are Cats Ambidextrous:
Another interesting question we were asked is: Do cats favor one paw over the other? In other words, are cats right or left pawed? Is that even a thing? Believe it or not, cats do favor one paw over the other. Cats can also be ambidextrous, meaning they use both right and left paws interchangeably. Like humans, the majority of kitties and doggies are right pawed/handed.
Remember Me Thursday:
Right pawed, left pawed or ambidextrous, all kitties are wonderful. And all kitties deserve the chance to be loved and have a happy life. We encourage anyone looking to add a kitty to your family, to check out the local shelters and rescues in your area. Old or young, disabled or not, there’s sure to be a kitty waiting for you. We would like to remind you to do some research before adopting. Altho’ you may not know everything about the kitties at the shelter, there are things you can assume by knowing a little about breed traits. And please, don’t adopt a special needs kitty if you can’t afford to take care of them financially. While we don’t believe that money or the lack of it should prevent anyone from sharing their lives with a furry purrer, we do believe that one should be realistic. Special needs kitties can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars in medical bills. For someone like mommy, that would be impossible to do. Unexpected health care costs are something no one can predict, so we just say use some common sense.
We luvs the camera, so we have lots of shots where half our face is cut off. Blooper!!!
Well, me’s gonna wrap it up fur today. We hope you found today’s post interesting and entertaining. Remember, you can catch up on any posts in this series that you may have missed by clicking the links on our Training Tips and Everything Feline page. And let us know your thoughts about Feline Nutrition in the comments or ask the questions you’ve been wanting answers too. We’re joining a few hops today. Furst up is Feline Furiday at Comedy Plus, and of course #RememberMeThursday with Lola and Lexi and Three Chatty Cats. We’re also posting our monthly foto fail with our furiends over at the Cuddlywumps. With as many fotos as mommy takes, we’ve got a lot of ‘em. MOL Check ‘em out fur a lot of inneresting and fun fotos and posts.
Till the next time………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s gotta tell ya’, I’s got big plans. Seems mine’s latest business idea Purrs With A Purr-Puss is a big hit. Sissy, did you hear? Everypawdy thinks mine’s idea is great. We even had several kitties say they’d gladly purrvide the purrs. And, purrlenty of peeps said they’d pay fur those purrs. But, I’s thinkin’ we should add things to our menu; you know, like a la carte’ things they can ask fur. ‘Course there would be an additional charge fur these things. We’d have to be really careful who we sent on each job tho’. You know, some kitties get so x’cited, they’d give away the extras fur free, like drools and makin’ biskits and stuffs.
Well Raena, while me certainly agrees that your idea is a good one, just how do you think you’re gonna run a business, hire kitties, collect green papers and pay your employees?
So maybe there’s still a few kinks to work out sissy. But I’s think this is gonna be the bestest thing since sliced bonito flakes. Y, We might even be bigger than catnip!!! I’s can see it now, we’ll be rollin’ in dough. Our names will be in lights. We’ll be known as the Purr-Puss Queens. Can you see it? We’ll have billboards and branches all over the world!!! I’s meowed with Shoko and Tyebe ‘bout bein’ heads of our Canadian branch. And Erin, the Cat Princess is on board to head our across the pond branch in her region. So, we just need to get more kitties across the world to get on board. We’ll all be rich, rich, rich!!! Imagine the treats and nip and vine we can buy. (Raena rubs her paws together as she envisions piles of nip and silvervine)
Sure Raena. (Dezi shakes her head) You still haven’t addressed any of the things me brought up befur. So, are you takin’ applications? And what ‘bout all the purrs we give away every day? Do you expect mommy to start payin’? Cuz me’s purretty sure that ain’t gonna happen. Me’s also purretty sure awnty Jean ain’t gonna be payin’ Shoko and Tyebe either.
Really sissy? Are you sure, cuz I’s know mommy would want us to succeed. How would it look ifin we gave away our services to mommy fur free?
Well Raena, lots of businesses give furiends and families discounts. And lots of time those discounts mean free fur family.
Maybe sissy, but I’s saw a show on tv that said you can’t give away your product, even ifin it’s family. Otherwise, you’ll never make a profit.
You’ve got lots of things you really need to work out Raena. In the meantime, we’ve got other things we need to be workin’ on too. Do you realize the holidays are almost here? Me’s Birthday is just right ‘round the corner. Me wants to have a big celebration. Do you wanna help me plan it?
‘Course I’s wanna help sissy. But what ifin mommy was plannin’ on throwin’ you a surpurrise pawrty?
That’s okay, Raena. Me could have 2 pawrties. You know, one can never have too many pawrties. Anytime we spend with furiends is a good time.
Meowin’ of furiends sissy, I’s invited Prancie over fur a play date next week. She’s gonna bring a copy of her new book so we can host a give away. Isn’t that gonna be pawsum? I’s told mommy she needed to get herself together and get your sis Lexi’s book written, so we can write a book of our own. Maybe we could even write a book ‘bout mine’s new business venture.
RaenaBelle!!! ‘Nuff with the business stuffs. (Dezi shakes her head) Girl, you’re like a dog with a bone. You never let anythin’ go. Push, push, push, that’s all you do. Anyways, we do have lots to do, so we better wrap it up and finish our brekky. Me has plans fur a nice relaxin’ afternoon nip nap. Me just has to convince mommy to give me some nip furst.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw Silvervine, you’re mines.
Nip? I’s want the nip and vine too sissy. Maybe ifin we both give mommy the sad face she’ll give in. C’mon, let’s go see.
Till the next time………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses