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Blest Sunday: A Walk Down Memory Lane Blogoversary

(Dezi jumps up on mommy’s lap and Raena follows suit.)

Hey Raena, me was here furst. 

 

 Raena in a recursion frame.

 

          I’s want some luvvin’ too sissy. 

 

 Dezi lays in mommy's lap and gets lovingIt’s me’s Blogoversary and me was gettin’ luvvin’ furst.

 

 

Wait your turn. Me’s here now and me’s gonna write me’s Blogoversary posty. 

 

 

          Well sissy, mommy says it’s our Blogoversary.

 

Dezi sits and poses in a reflection frame of purple and gray

Well it’s got me’s name on it, and besides, you haven’t even been here a year yet. Me’s bloggy is 3 years old. That’s 2 years longer than you’ve even been alive. 

 

          I’s gonna tell mommy that you’re bein’ mean to me. 

 

 Dezi and Raena in purple frame with grayscale applied and reflections

 

Oh purrlease. Don’t be so whiney. Anyways…A lot of ya’ have heard the story of how we got started, but we do have some new followers that haven’t. So, we thought we’d give ya’ a little history behind Deziz World. We were all new to the world of computers and the internet. Mommy was terrified of the online world, so while taking a class, she set up our Facebook account under sis Lexi and me’s name. Not long after she learned ‘bout Facebook pages and created one fur sis Lexi so we could share the idea of Service Cats with the world. Sissy told a story almost every night back then. It was a lot of work fur mommy, but we started makin’ some pawsum furiends and found a whole community of cats and their peeps.

 

 Starry eyed Lexi in a multicolor frame of pinks, purples an turquoise.Sis Lexi was the only one old enuff to have a Facebook account.

So her name’s furst and her birthday’s on our account.

 

Soon after, one of those cats, Timmy Tomcat, asked ifin anypawdy would be innerested in guest bloggin’ at Blue’s Lounge. We had no clue what bloggin’ was, but mommy said me could do it since sissy had a Facebook page. Uncle Pete and Timmy, told us to create an account on WordPress that we would use to post from. Mommy bein’ catputer illiterate, created our account and answered each question as bestest she could. Befur we knew it, DezizWorld was created. Mommy was so confused and couldn’t even find Blue’s Lounge. She had no idea she had created our very own bloggy. We wrote to uncle Pete and Timmy and ‘splained what we thought we did, and he said, we now had our own bloggy that we could post on. ‘Member when we said we didn’t know what bloggin’ was? Well, here’s our very furst posty. Yep, we’ve come a long way since then. We wrote a total of 8 postys our furst month. We told the stories of how and when we came to live with mommy.

 

 Dezi lays in mommy's lap and gets loving

 

We didn’t even know how to comment on other blogs back then. We visited quite a few everyday, but had no way of commentin’. And then one day, the light bulb went off in mommy’s head and she figured it out. Of course, Timmy’s bloggy was the furst bloggy we commented on. We became Timmy stalkers really. MOL  Now we’re great furiends and feel so blest to have Timmy and his furmily in our lives.

 

 Cat Scouts Jamboree with Timmy, Andy, Nibbler, Dezi, Einstein, and Shoko
Timmy Tomcat and Dezi dance at a Cat Scout eventYep, dat’s Timmy and me dancin’. Me learned a lot ’bout

da virtual world in Cat Scouts.

 

Oh, me has to tell you a really funny story. Somehow, we had started following Sammy from the then One Spoiled Cat. At that time, he was postin’ ‘bout a “virtual” trip to outer space. ‘Course he never said anythin’ ‘bout it bein’ virtual. And every day we would get these emails ‘bout space ships with photos of kitties on human bodies dressed in space suits. Mommy was all like, “Who would let their beloved kitty go to outer space?” “What cat would even wear those space helmets?” “My cats are Service Cats, I couldn’t live without them that long.” (shakes head) Oh me’s dear sweet mommy. Turns out it was a virtual adventure Sammy was headin’ up fur his fellow Cat Scouts and bloggin’ buddies. And awnty Pam and Sam? They turned out to be great furiends and lots of help when it came to unnerstandin’ this bloggin’ thing. Me’s now taken several of those “virtual” trips meself. Me hasn’t been to outer space, but ya’ never know what the future holds.

 

 Dezi in her Sabertooth Cat Scout uniformMe has ascended da ranks to Sabertooth

 

I'z in da Tabby Cat Club tu!!

I’z in da Tabby Cat Club tu!!

Meez in da Tabby Cat Club!!

Meez in da Tabby Cat Club!!

 

Brian sponsor badge

 

Me followed Timmy to Cat Scouts, and sis Lexi and me joined The Tabby Cat Club. And all the while we kept meetin’ more and more pawsum peeps and their anipals. We’ve made so many amazin’ furiends and have been blest to overflowin’ by your luv and support. Brian and his furmily were so gracious and sponsored our furst trip to BlogPaws. It was sooooooo amazin’ and we met so many of our pawsum furiends in the flesh and fur. We were innerviewed fur the Mousebreath Magazine by those crazy funny farmers over at Jan’s Funny Farm. We’ve since been featured on a few other blogs and have a few features comin’ up soon. We’ve joined the Chewy.com Influencer group and received and reviewed a lot of pawsum purroducts. And there’s many more reviews in our future.

 

 Lexi in a peaceful cloud frame with a dove

 

A lot of you were here when sis Lexi was diagnosed with CKD and mommy went in search of the best way to manage it. And more of you were here when sissy had to leave us fur her final journey to heaven. More of you joined us when me’s new sisfur and Service Cat in Training, RaenaBelle joined us. And still more when we innerduced our Service Cat Monday Series this past year. Deziz World the blog is always growin’ and evolving just like we are. We so hope you all stay with us as we continue to learn and grow. We hope to continue to bring you blessings, smiles, laughter, and a little education along the way. Ifin there’s somethin’ you would like to see, let us know. Ifin it’s within’ our power, we’ll try to do it.

 

 Raena in square gradient frame

 

Fank you all fur bein’ here and bein’ our furiends. We never could have ‘magined all the blessings we would receive when we started on this journey 3 years ago. And even tho’ there’s been purrlenty of sad along the way, we wouldn’t change a thing. Blessings abound each and every day. You just have to stop and see them. Sometimes they’re the very things we take fur granted, such as breathing, and the flowers that bloom in spring, and even sometimes those amazin’ furiends. So ‘member to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your life. And don’t furget to tell your furiends what they mean to ya’ every once in a while. You never know what somepawdy might be goin’ thru and just how much your kind words might mean to them. Fank you fur takin’ this walk down memory lane and little glimpse into the future with us.

 

 Dezi and Raena cubed

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle and mommy A       

It’s Our 3rd Blogovesary

MeOW It’s our Blogoversary!!! That’s right, it’s been 3 years, and we’re still here; least me is. So much has happened since our furst posty. Most of it good. We’ve met so many pawsum peeps and anipals and made so many wonderful furiends. We do hope you’ll stop by tomorrow fur our Blest Sunday Blogovesary posty. Till then, we’re wishin’ you a furtastic Caturday!!!

 

Dezi and Raena in hearts frame with purple and cream flowers.

 

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

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: Bittersweet Memories

Happy Mew Year!!!!!

Dezi in a 2017 calendar

Welcome to our very furst Blest Sunday of da Mew Year. Can you believe it? Another year has come and gone. Saying goodbye to 2016 was very bittersweet fur us. Last year brought us so much sadness and yet, so much joy. We all meowed and chatted ‘bout just what kind of posty we would make today. We’ve made some mew furiends this year and lost some old ones, so in da end we decided a look back was the way to go. Fasten your seatbelts and let’s zoom back to January of 2016. (This posty looks longer than it is, cuz we added lots of fotos fur your viewing purrleasure.)

 Dezi and Lexi in their harness dresses laying together

 

Dezi looks out side window on her cardboard derby truck

Y This ain’t so bad after all.

What a fine time; sis Lexi was still with us. We don’t make resolutions in our house, so instead, me gave you all a challenge. With so many anipals awaitin’ their furevers, me challenged you to all share and do whatever you could to help more of those anipals than ever befur. We partnered with a shelter here in Oklahoma and shared adoptable kitties every week till the shelter was empty. That’s right, they actually went fur several weeks without any kitties needin’ furever homes. January wasn’t all work tho’. Mommy and me made mes furst pick up truck fur the annual Cat Scout Derby. Me didn’t win, but we did have a good time. Mommy fur sure isn’t crafty. MOL  And we never could have known when we wrote ‘bout our pets grief that we would be facing that ourselves very soon.

Lexi at 16 years old in mommy's lap

I luvz minez mommy even more today

In February, sis Lexi was havin’ more bad days than good, and we started getting all sentimental and mushy. We celebrated our 2nd blogoversay; and just in time fur Valentine’s Day, sis Lexi wrote a thank you post to mommy. Me wrote mes thank you a couple of days later. And we got all educational and wrote a post telling you all about spay/neuter and vaccinations.

 Lexi:Always and Furever

When March came blowing in, sis Lexi took a turn fur the worse. She couldn’t balance very well, and wouldn’t eat much. Ever the Service Cat tho’, she continued to do what she could to help mommy; giving her massages meowning and night. And on Wednesday March 9th, 2016, sis Lexi gave up the fight and went to heaven. Mommy was a mess; me was a mess, and we wrote another post on pets grieving. We ended the month explaining why mommy needs Service Cats.

Emerald Cat urn for Lexi's ashes

Isn’t this just beautiful? Lexis’ furever resting spot that will sit on mommys desk.

April found us trying to figure out how to go on without sis Lexi. We began our search fur a new Service Cat to help me help mommy. Little did we know, that she hadn’t yet been born.

May came rushing in, and found us posting home made treat recipes. You can check out a couple of those treats here and here. And furinally on mommys’ birthday, May 27th, she got a lead on a new Service Cat in training. She had been born April 21, 2016. Sis Lexis’ birthday would have been the 29th.

 Baby Raena her first day riding home with mommy

So we waited with baited breath fur June to roll round. The day finally rolled around and mommy went to pick up mes new sisfur and helper. She was a little puff ball of pi_ _ and vinegar. A real spitfire, mommy called her. Of all the names mommy threw out, the little spitfire answered to Raena. Mommy had done a little research and thought that was purrfect. It’s a shortened form of Rahannan and means “New Beginnings”. We purrticipated in our furst Blogville Pawlympics, and turned Miserable Mondays into Service Cat Mondays. We plan to continue posting those Service Cat posts this year, so ifin you have any questions about Service cats or training cats, just let us know.

 Raena eating bonito flakes

July came bounding in just like Raena. We continued our Service Cat Monday posts and Raena got to make her furst post all by herself. And she learned all about treats, catnip and giving reviews. She learned how to be a blogging cat.

 Raena peaking out of a chewy box

August sped in and saw Raena saying goodbye to monthly VET visits where she got poked and prodded. Raena continued to grow and explore her new home. We continued with Service Cat Monday and also wrote about kitties teething. We ended out the month with a day of remembrance written by mommy for sis Lexi.

 Raena playing with a silvervine stick

 

Dezi enjoying a silvervine stick

September 2016: Raena and me both got our furst Silvervine sticks. OMC  Those things are outta this world. And we continued Service Cat Mondays, offering training tips for all kitties.

 Mommy A waking Raena after her spay surgery

October was the month Raena had her “spa day”. We both got new harnesses and Raena learned to walk on a leash and go out in the stroller. We ended the month telling you about Shad, mommys’ furst Service Cat.

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Me couldn’t wait fur November to get here, it’s mes Birthday and Gotchaday month. What a time. Me got some great purresents and we finally had pizza. Raena got her furst nip nanner fur mes birthday. We also posted leash training tips in a Service Cat Monday post. And we were so blest to have received boxes fur mommy that included cleaning supplies fur all kinds of cleanin’, food and turkeys fur our holiday dinners.

 Raena plays with her Yeowww nip nanner

Finally, December blew in and so did Christmas. OMC  Were we ever blest!!! We got purresents, food and mommy food too. We received a couple more gifts over the weekend, that we still haven’t got fotos loaded fur. You know what else? All of you, our readers and furiends have been here fur us. We luv you all so very much!!!

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We’ve shared lots of sorrows this year, and also lots of joy. Some of us lost beloved family members, both furred and non furred, and some of us got new family members. The one thing we all have is the luv we share. 2016 was a roller coaster ride fur sure, but we wouldn’t have made it thru without all of you. Thank you all fur being our furiends, and sharing your lives, luv and support with us. The year was full of so much more, we just couldn’t list it all. We are indeed, Blest. ‘Member to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. We’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies, and we hope you enjoyed our little slideshow with more Christmas fun. We can’t wait to see what adventures we’ll all be up to this year.

 Raena in a 2017 calendar

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle       

Raena’s First Christmas: Blessings Abound

Raena, calm down. We need to take a few minutes and write our posty. We’re almost a whole 2 days late. We are so blest and yesfurday was a huge reminder of just how much.

 Dezi and Raena with the yeowww cigars

          Oh sissy, I’s luvs Christmas. When will we have it again?

 Raena plays in the gift bag paper

Me too Raena. But me does think you were just a little overly excited. Christmas only comes ‘round once a year and me thinks you need a year to calm down Raena. But you know what? Our furiends are here everyday.

          And all those extra cuddles we got from mommy? Can we have those everyday too?

 Dezi plays with Christmas gifts

Yep Raena, all ya’ gotta do is be available. You know mommy looks fur any chance to scoop us up and hold us tight.

          Mines favorite pawrt of yesfurday was hearin’ mommy laff and seein’ her smile.

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Me too Raena, me too. She cried a lot of happy tears, but she also giggled at us. She said seein’ us so happy and havin’ so much fun, makes her happy. We wanna say a meowsy big Fank you to all da Angels dat sent us purresents.

 Dezi checks out the new electric blanket

Mommy was so overwhelmed with joy she furgot to send emails and ask ifin we could use names fur our fank yous (a few peeps had notified us early they didn’t want their names listed with their gifts). So, we’ve decided to show you everythin’ we got without listin’ ‘zactly who it’s from, and then usin’ furst names fur our fank yous. We did get a gift card via email yesfurday dat specified no name be mentioned. You know who you are, and we fank you very much. But dat reminded mommy ’bout da name listin’, so we hope you enjoy seein’ our goodies. We know we fur sure purreciate everything. Mommy even likes da cutesy gift wrap bags from amazon; almost as much as we liked da boxes. MOL

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          Is dat a haul or what? We, and dat includes mommy, cuz she got purresents too, wanna say Fanky Fank you to awnties Anonymous, our Cat Scout Angels, awnty Belinda, awnty Vonda, uncle Pete, Timmy Tomcat and furmily, uncle Bill, awnty Jean, Shoko and Kali, awnty Pat, Felix and Maggie, awnty Lisa, Cat and Nugget, uncle Jim, awnty Holly, Tiger, Dora, Trouble and Spooky.

What a day we had. And mommy warmed up dat smoked turkey we got, made some cheater mac and cheese, cheater taters with bacon (from da last grocery box mommy got), dinner rolls and made a cake. We didn’t get any cake, but da turkey tom lurkey and bacon taters were delishus. And did ya’ll see dat aero garden mommy got? She’s gonna be eatin’ salads in no time. You shoulda seen da tears of joy when she opened dat. Fur those of ya’ dat’s been followin’ us from way back when, you’ll know dat mommys’ days of outside gardenin’ is over. But, she never got any of da lettuce she planted back then cuz da rabbits always helped themselves to it furst. Mommy’s gonna be sharin’ those gift cards with us, and who knows, she might even plant us a little somethin’ somethin’ in dat new garden.

Hey, Raena!!! Dat’s mes Yeowww cigar, go play with your own.

 Raena plays with a new yeowww cigar

          Oh sissy, they’re both da same.

No, yours is already full of teeth marks.

          (Raena snickers)

Dat’s okay, we got purrlenty of pawsum toys. Me will play with somethin’ else. Anyways, as you’ve all noticed, we did take yesfurday off to spend time together as a family. We rarely miss and don’t like to miss Blest Sundays, but mommy was in so much awe she couldn’t help us write anythin’. We got behind last week cuz mommy had so many fotos to edit, and she took over a hunnerd new ones yesfurday. So we’ll be takin’ a day or so to try and get all those fotos loaded up on da catputer. Mommy tried to figger out how to use da wifi on da camera to just upload automatically, but alas, she doesn’t understand da directions we guess, cuz they ain’t loadin’. MOL Dat’s okay, at least she knows how to put da card in da catputer and transfur them dat way. We’ll be ‘round to visit as soon as we can, but we purrobably won’t post again till Furiday. But trust me, it’ll be worth da wait. Mommy got some “great” fotos durin’ all da excitement, some dat even she didn’t realize at da time. 

 The Daily Mews Logo

          Hey sissy, don’t furget, we need to tell everypawdy our Christmas article is up over at da Daily Mews. There’s a lot of great articles besides ours fur cat luvvers to read and even a few contests. Don’t furget to subscribe while you’re there so you’ll receive updates of new editions. And don’t worry, your email won’t be sold or inundated with a bunch of spam.

Fanks Raena, you just did. Again, fank you to all who made our Christmas cheery and blest. Fank you all fur da cards and well wishes. And fank you all fur bein’ our furiends. We’re purrayin’ fur all of you to have a healthy, purrospurrous New Year filled with luv.

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee, RaenaBelle and mommy Audra  

Dezi’s T’was The Night Before Christmas

Mommy, Mommy!!! It’s almost Christmas!!! Tell us da night befur story. Purrlease???

 Dezi lays on arm of chair

     The night before Christmas story? Well, okay sweety. Girls come sit down. (Dezi jumps to the arm of the chair and cuddles next to mommy. Raena jumps into mommys lap and lays down).

 Raena lap selfie

     T’was the night before Christmas, when all through the house. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.

Hmmpht They don’t have Raena in their house. Dat’s not da right story, mommy.

     It’s not? Well darlin’, why don’t you tell us the night before Christmas story?

 Dezi and Raena look into a box full of goodies

(Dezi clears her throat and tells the tail tale.)

T’was the night before Christmas, and all through the house

Raena was stirring and running about

Our stockings were hung on the hutch way up high

So we couldn’t reach them in the middle of the night.

 

Dezi checks out the new electric blanket

Our new ‘lectric blanky was calling our names,

Come snuggle, Dezi, Raena, mommy needs you both the same.

We jumped on the bed, for our friends we then prayed,

Including strays and ferals, homes for them, we bade.

 

 

When all of a sudden Raena jumped with kittenish joy,

Zoomies through the house, Was she looking for a toy?

Up the tree, down the tree, she chortled some more

Back to bed, mommy hollered, which she promptly ignored.

 

Raena carries a Christmas toy from Cat and Lisa

Me couldn’t take it, me had to go see

Just what had she found that was causing such glee?

Down the steps and through the house me zoomed

Me ran in and out of every room.

 

 

Where is Raena? Where did she go?

Me chortled and chirped, but she mewed not a word.

Mommy called to me in that sweet loving sleepy voice,

Dezi, come back to bed, and stop making so much noise.

 

 

What? It wasn’t me that was clamoring about,

That was Raena…Before, not now.

Now she’s snuggled by mommy asleep,

Back to bed me goes, our nightly secrets to keep.

 

 

Morning will come soon enough my love,

Mommy said quietly, as she pulled me close for a hug.

Goodnight dear friends, sweet dreams to you all;

Back under the blanky me now must crawl.

 

 

So? What’d ya’ think mommy?

 

 

     Well sweety, I think it’s purrfect. I think you’re purrfect. And Raena, I think you’re purrfect too. Why don’t you girls wrap this up. We have lots to do before tomorrow.

 Raena sits in a box of Christmas gifts

          I’s wanna wish everypawdy a Merry Christmas.

 

Raena, we all wish our furiends a Merry and Blest Christmas. And we thank all our Angels who have sent us gifts. We’ll be openin’ them tomorrow, but we’ve fur sure been checkin’ out all da boxes. And we thank all of you fur da pawsum Christmas cards. We’ve really enjoyed getting and lookin’ at ‘em all. Gotta go, mommy has fotos to edit, and visits galore. 

 Dezi and Raena's Purple Christmas card

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

 

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Mommy A: Black

 

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee, RaenaBelle and Mommy Audra

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