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Service Cats: Calming the Tiger in Your Aggressive Cat Part 2

Welcome to another Service Cat Monday. We’re still tacklin’ that really tuff topic, “Aggression”. So pull up a chair, get you a cup of coffee, tea or whatever your drink of choice is and get ready to explore the world from the feline point of view. As always, the followin’ will be written in human English fur translator and reader ease. Our Trainin’ posts aren’t meant to be a step by step manual, as Trainin’ is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards. Trainin’ can be kind’a borin’, but it’s necessary. Every furry can benefit from trainin’. The Tips, Tricks and Techniques we offur have been used/developed by mommy throughout her many years of trainin’ animals, cats in purrticular. As always, we invite your questions, suggestions and comments. Ifin you ask a behavioral question, purrlease be as specific as pawssible. We do want to help, but we can’t read minds. Ifin you’ve missed any posts in this series, you can click on the links below. Befur addressin’ the topic of Aggression, we introduced you to the origins and natural instincts of the housecat here. And, ifin you missed the initial steps to take when dealing with an aggressive cat, you can ketch up by readin’ part 1 here. Today we’re going to look at the “Alpha cat” and the importance of “Scent” in having a happy peaceful house.

 

 Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

We want to reiterate, THERE IS NO BAD CAT!!!  An “Aggressive” cat is trying to tell you something. Aggression can occur in a single cat household or multiple cat household; and can occur suddenly without warning, or evolve over time. It is important to try to find and understand the source of your cat’s Aggression. You will need to “become a cat”. When humans prepare for a baby/toddler, they have to look at their home through the eyes of a child to find the dangers and make them safe. (ie: outlet covers, stove knob locks, cupboard locks, etc.). The same is true for figuring out why your cat is acting out/hiding/acting aggressively, etc.. All the “pheremone” sprays, drops, collars and plug ins are essentially a band aid. They treat the symptoms, but not the core problem. However, if you find they help, Use them. Mommy suggests using the drops, collars, sprays and spot ons on all cats in the house. The reason will become clear in this post. However, you still need to treat and train the core issue. Last week we talked about how cats like routine and despise change. Any change in a cat’s health, surroundings, both inside and out, can affect your cats personality.

 

Lexi rides in her travel carrier home from BlogPaws Nashville

Fank da catz I’z used to change.

 

Cat people know no bounds. Mommy says, most dog peeps favor a particular look, size or breed, but cat peeps, they love them all. And, as a result, would have a houseful if they could. While that may be awesome for the human, and wonderful for the lives saved, a crowded house could also breed problems and ultimately Aggression in multi cat households. All cats in a house must be confident and feel like they own a space. Ideally, every cat in the household should own the whole house. In multi-cat households, there is always a “head cat in charge”, or the “Alpha” cat. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 cats or 20, one cat is “The Cat in Charge”. It’s important to watch your cats and figure out which one that is, and “cater” to it. Mommy wants me to remind you, that no matter how “in charge” your Alpha cat is, it’s also important to remember, that You, are the ultimate Alpha. This is even more so in a single cat house. After sis Lexi died, mommy had planned for me to be the Alpha cat; but me doesn’t have the “Alpha” traits. Me liked being the little sisfur and mommy’s baby girl.

 

 Lexi and Dezi loving each other in fromnt of the electric fireplace

Yep, sis Lexi was the Alpha. She was a gentle Alpha, but she

always held the top spot.

 

The “Alpha cat” will be the one, who all others look to and take their cues from. The “Alpha cat” will also spread their scent around to everybody, regularly. It can be so subtle, you might not recognize it at first, but it’s happening. The occasional hiss or swat, is perfectly normal. Your cats’ are communicating with/teaching each other. But, Do Not ever let it become a full blown fight. Cats live in a world of smells. They have scent glands located on their chin, lips, cheeks, either side of the forehead, paw pads, tail and of course there’s also the anal glands and urine. The scent glands in the head area are all friendly communicators. That’s why mommy loves the “Scent Me Up” game so much. A cat recognizes you and it’s home by Smell and Not Sight.

 

 Dezi pats Raena on the head

Me’s tellin’ Raena, she’s bein’ a little too much.

 

When you’re scent swapping, it’s important to rub your towel or whatever scent soaker you’re using on the cat’s head and not their paws or backside. The scent glands on the paws, make a statement. Think of your cat using it’s scratcher. An enthusiastic scratcher, is aggressively saying, “I own this scratcher, you can use it, but it’s All mine”. And, the scent glands on the tail and backside, communicate aggression and fear, as well as sexual readiness in unaltered cats. In a multi-cat household, ALL  the cats smell like the “Alpha”. Obviously, humans can’t smell this, but we cats can. Keep this in mind if you have a cat that is separated from the others in the house. A separated cat Does Not smell like the others and probably not even you. So they won’t be recognized by or recognize any other kitty in the home. And, remember, cats see with their noses and not their eyes. Think about that last Vet visit where only one cat went and the return home. 

 

 Raena checks out the Cat Claws Butterfly scratcher

Cardboard cat scratchers are great scent soakers. Be sure to

scent them with scents from the facial scent glands if presenting

them to an already Aggresive cat.

 

Here’s where it can get a little tricky. Remember, it’s important to “cater” to your “Alpha cat”, but ultimately, all cats should see you as the glue that keeps the family together. This is really important for the cat that is separated. We told you last week to leave a worn piece of your clothing as a scent soaker, but we didn’t get to the importance of the attitude you had while wearing that item. Cats smell fear, worry, upset, joy, and every other emotion you have. Cats will also respond to your emotions. Mommy calls it “feeding off your emotions”. When she’s angry, we’re on edge and there’s a lot more hissing going on. Thankfully, that doesn’t happen often. MOL  To have a cohesive smell in our house, mommy lightly sprays the sheets (we sleep in the bed with her) with perfume. The same perfume she wears. She also lightly sprays our harnesses, sitting chair, cat trees and cat beds with her perfume. Mommy has always been a perfume girl. It’s her one guilty pleasure. Anyways, our furs pick up that scent. It’s very light, but we smell like mommy and therefore, we smell like each other. So, when we sniff each other, we know we belong together.

 

 Raena playing on the sheets

 

You don’t have to spray your sheets with perfume, but you do need to keep in mind, how your scent changes and try to present the most cohesive scent possible when approaching your Aggressive cat. Ideally, before entering the room to spend time with your separated Aggressive cat, you should hold and “scent up” with all the cats in your house; save the Alpha cat for last. That will be the strongest scent. And, remember, try to get those scents from the face area so you’re presenting as relaxed and friendly.

 

 Dezi and Lexi lay on the bed together

 

Scent is so important to a cat. It is, after all, how we communicate our intentions with others. It’s how we know our housemates and humans. Remember, a cat sees the world thru smells. That’s why a blind cat can still function and live a happy life. Just thought me would throw that in there in case you’re thinking about adopting a special needs kitty.

 

We’re gonna wrap it up fur today. We’ve given you a lot to think about and smell. MOL  Me would like to repurrt, that uncle Pete’s been workin’ on buildin’ the confidence with the other kitties in their home thru play, and the ‘Aggression” issue they were having has gotten much better. Confidence and Scent go a long way towards a happy and peaceful home. ‘Member to click on the links below to ketch up on any topic you may have missed. And leave your questions, suggestions and comments below.

 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Service Cats

What to Look For     Training Foundations     Train Kitty To Massage

Smelling Disease     Do You Need One     Who Bears the Cost

Housing Laws & Exceptions    Accommodations & 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, Vest, Leash or Stroller

Dezi, the Wheelchair & Chest      Round and Round We Go

Tumble & Fall Response      Raena Calls for Help

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3 Pt. 4

When to Train      Explaining Rewards & Kitty’s Feelings

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

Medicating Kitty

Training the Pig Headed, Stallion Strong, Submissive Pup & Conniving Cat

Cats Love Training & Social Media Downfalls

Reintegrating the Scared or Bullied Cat     There’s No Bully Cat Breed

Going for a Walk When in a Wheelchair     Calming the Tiger Pt.1

Service Cats: Reintegrating the Scared or Bullied Kitty

MeeeeeOW  Welcome to another Service Cat Monday. We’re really excited today. We got some great questions last week, so we’ll be addressin’ some issues that can happen in any household includin’ those with Service Cats. So far, the sun is shinin’ here, so we’re gonna try to get our visitin’ caught up today. We welcome all your questions, comments and suggestions, so purrlease leave ‘em in the comments section, or send us an email. As with all our Service Cat postys, the followin’ will be written in human English fur translator and reader ease. Our trainin’ posts aren’t meant to be a step by step trainin’ manual, but rather tips, tricks and techniques used and/or developed by mommy throughout her many years of trainin’ animals, cats in purrticular. Trainin’ is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards. And remember, Rewards don’t always have to come in the form of food. Mommy purrfurs the Love reward system when training any animal, including food motivated dogs. Ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series, you can ketch up by clicking the links below. Now, let’s get to the questions.

 

Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

First, because it’ll only take a few sentences, we’ve been asked why mommy prefers “Love Rewards” over “Treats”. The answer is pretty simple. Mommy realized she might not always have a treat handy, when she needed the animal to perform a certain command, but wanted to be able to reward the animal just the same. And when she started training cats, she learned really quick that not all cats are food motivated. In fact, for every one cat that is, there are nine more that aren’t. Those of you in multiple cat households have probably experienced this yourselves. And besides, who doesn’t want a little extra loving?.

 

Raena sits in mommys lapI’s luvs mommy luvvin’.

Our second question today comes from our sweet friends, The Tribe of Five at Feline Opines.net. Their sweet Jasmine had been bullied by a previous kitty in the home. Because of that bullying, she lives sequestered in her own part of the house now. When we read that comment, it made us all cry. We know several kitties that live sequestered for a variety of reasons, and it always makes us sad. Let me be clear!!! We know these kitties are well loved in their respective homes and aren’t being “locked away” or sequestered out of meanness or to punish them. Kitties should NEVER be locked in a room for punishment!!! For that matter, Kitties should NEVER be punished. Never the less, it makes us sad to hear about a kitty who doesn’t have the run of the house, and the companionship of all their family members whenever they want. Jasmine’s lady human is really sad about this too. The bully kitty is no longer in their home, but Jasmine is still terrified and when brought out of sequestering, fearfully runs back to her “safe place”. Some of the kitties go and visit with Jasmine in her “Safe Place”, but she doesn’t want to join them out in the rest of the house.

 

 Scared gray cat

 

Their question was, Would our training help Jasmine reintegrate back into the family and the whole house? In a word, YES!!! But of course, anybody who has ever been owned by a kitty knows, nothing is ever that simple in a kitty’s mind. So, what and how can they help Jasmine? Mommy says the first thing humans should remember, is that kitties can smell about 14 times better than humans; and scent lingers. No matter how long “bully kitty” has been gone from the home, it is possible for his/her scent to still be present in the house. Mommy recommends deep cleaning everything possible to neutralize the scents in the home. It’ll be kind of like starting fresh. Mommy loves steam, because it’s basically free, can be used on most surfaces and also kills bacteria. Now that you’re starting over, you go back to the beginning and play lots of “Scent Me Up” with all the kitties.

 

 Girl pets cat clip art

 

Do Not wash your hands, face, hair or clothes until after you’ve spread your scent as well as all the kitties scents on everybody/kitty in the house. Mommy also recommends wearing something you can live without for a while, because you’ll want to leave those heavily scented clothes with the sequestered kitty afterwards. We love the “Scent Me Up” game and play it several times a day. This helps to form a stronger bond with everybody/kitty involved. Now we’ll be honest and tell you, we’ve not had any luck with those Pheromone plug ins, sprays, collars or drops, but many people have, so if you’d like to implement their use, feel free to try them out. We would be interested in learning in how they work if you choose to use them. Mommy did find a spot on called Beaphar Calming Spot On that worked somewhat on me. They come 3 spot ons to a box and each one lasts a month. (We’re not being paid for mentioning Beaphar, we’re just trying to offer helpful ideas).

 

 Dezi lays in mommys' lap for some loving

 

The true goal here is to boost the self confidence of the bullied kitty. Mommy says you should make a small out of the way “Den/Hidey Hole” in the Living room, or whatever room the family traditionally congregates in your home. A carrier with the door off/open and towel over the top, is great. A closed box with a small opening cut out is also a good choice. A second “cubby” should also be placed in the sequestered area. Don’t forget to continue to play the “Scent Me Up” game every day. You can’t over play “Scent Me Up”, so have fun. Next you’re gonna want to swap sites and kitties. If at all possible, move the scared kitty in their “Cubby” to the open area and put the rest of the kitties in the “Sequestered” area. Don’t forget to close that area off, so scared kitty can’t get back in. Altho’ it sounds kinda mean, you’re forcing scared kitty to recognize there is nothing to be afraid of (anymore). The big bonus is that the other kitties are spreading their scent all over the “Sequestered” area.

 

 Raena watches worker clean the cat tree

A well adjusted, self assured kitty will have no fear

being in the middle of a room.

 

 

Whether scared kitty comes out of their “Cubby” or not, talk to them as if they were right in your lap. Hopefully, they’ll be there soon enough. Start with an hour and work your way up from there. If scared kitty likes treats or some kind of special food, or nip toy, give it to them while they’re in the congregation spot. If kitty’s still inside their “Cubby”, place the treats or food right in front of the “Cubby”, so they’ll have to at least stick their head out to eat. Same with the toy, place it right in front of the “Cubby”. And when allowed, give them lots of extra love. Do Not intrude on kitty’s “Safe Space” to pet them. Gradually allow one kitty at a time to join Scared kitty in the congregating spot. Mommy recommends when possible, that the first kitty should be laid back. Change out the scented clothing at least once a week.

 

Cat in under the chair hammockOpen Cubby example

 

Once scared kitty starts coming out of the “Cubby”, give them love and engage them with interactive play. Wand toys, feathers, mice, or whatever toy is preferred by kitty should be used. We’ve gotta tell you, those nip bubbles are great fun. Each kitty is different, so we can’t tell you how long this will actually take. But, remember, you must be consistent and do this every day. Work your way up to more and more play and feeding in the congregating spot and less and less fun and food in the “Sequestered” spot. If scared kitty hates getting their claws trimmed or brushing, make those the things you only do in the “Sequestered” area, so kitty associates the congregating spot with nothing but good things. And always remember, training is all about Repetition and Rewards. The pay off will be a smart, self assured happy kitty and home. We meowed a lot about the “Scent Me Up” game today. You can find the explanation/instructions in our Training Foundations post (link below). 

 

 Raena peaking out of a chewy box

Close da box so I’s can hide. MOL

 

We’re gonna call this a wrap. We do hope this helps some of you. And ‘member, you can ketch up on any posts you may have missed by clickin’ the links below. We’ve got some great things comin’ up fur ya’ this week, so stay tuned. We’ll be addressing another reader question next week, so mark your calendars. You don’t wanna miss it.

 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Service Cats

What to Look For     Training Foundations     Train Kitty to Massage

Smelling Disease     Do You Need One     Who Bears the Cost

Housing Laws & Exceptions     Accommodations & 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 & Fall Response     Raena Calls for Help 

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3 Pt. 4

When to Train     Explaining Rewards and Kitty’s Feelings

Stop Kitty’s Begging     Calling for Help Options Pt. 1 

Medicating Kitty    

Training the Pig Headed, Stallion Strong, Submissive Pup, Conniving Cat

Cats Love Training & Social Media Downfalls                  

It’s a Wild St. Pat’s #ChewyInfluencer

(Mommy serves breakfast and notices Raena’s not any where to be seen. As Dezi starts eating, Mommy calls for Raena, who comes running full speed and jumps over the chair and mommy’s shoulder to find her plate of noms)

 

 Raena in green irish hat with leprechaun, pot of gold and surrounded by clovers

 

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

 

          (Looking up from her breakfast plate, Dezi meows)

          Raena, ya’ don’t have to ask that every time.

 

I’s do too sissy. What with mommy not feelin’ so good this week, we haven’t gotten to visit our furiends much and they might have furgotten ‘bout us.

 

 Dezi wearing a green irish hat with a leprechaun, 2 pots of gold and clovers

 

          Me doesn’t think they could ever furget you, Raena.

 

Aaaaaaaaaw Fanky fank ya’ sissy…I’s think?.

 

          Did you purractice any of your Irish Raena?

 

Not really sissy. I’s did learn ‘bout leprechauns, rainbows and pots o’ gold tho’. We need to ketch us a leprechaun and force him to give us his pot o’ gold. Can you ‘magine what we could do with all that money?

 

          (Dezi rolls her eyes)

          Oh Raena…Anyways, we need to tell everypawdy ‘bout the Taste of Wild canned noms we got to try this month.

 

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Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post. We received compensation in exchange for our fair and honest review. Neither Chewy nor Schell & Kampeter are responsible fur the opinions expressed unless otherwise stated. As always, we only bring products we use or have tried and believe would be of interest to you, our readers and friends.

 

 Taste of the wild canned cat food

 

 

Taste of the wild canned food on a plate

It’s got peas in it mommy.

 

It’s mine’s turn to give the review Dezi. We’re so honored to be #ChewyInfluencers and luv tryin’ out new things every month. As you were sayin’, we got a case (24, 3 oz) of the Taste of the Wild Rocky Mountain Feline formula canned food to try out. Let’s check out what Chewy says ‘bout the ingredients and key benfits.

 

Key Benefits

  • Grain-free diet with real salmon, chicken liver and roasted venison

  • Supplemented with vegetables and fruits, this formula delivers antioxidants to help give your furry friend a healthy lifestyle

  • A great-tasting complement to the Rocky Mountain Feline dry formula, or a stand-alone diet for your special cat

  • Perfect combination of animal proteins will provide your cat with ideal protein nutrition for a lean body and optimal amino acid nutrition

  • Lowers carbohydrate intake and increases water intake, both important features in feline nutrition

Ingredients

  1. Salmon, Fish Broth, Chicken Broth, Chicken Liver, Chicken, Dried Egg Whites, Potato Starch, Pea Flour, Smoked Salmon, Roasted Venison, Peas, Ocean Fish, Guar Gum, Natural Flavor, Sunflower Oil, Sodium Phosphate, Salt, Potassium Chloride, Inulin, Tomatoes, Blueberries, Raspberries, Taurine, Dl-Methionine, Choline Chloride, Iron Amino Acid Chelate, Zinc Amino Acid Chelate, Thiamine Mononitrate, Yucca Schidigera Extract, Vitamin E Supplement, Copper Amino Acid Chelate, Manganese Amino Acid Chelate, Sodium Selenite, Niacin Supplement, D-Calcium Pantothenate, Pyridoxine Hydrochloride, Riboflavin Supplement, Vitamin A Supplement, Biotin, Potassium Iodide, Vitamin D3 Supplement, Vitamin B12 Supplement, Folic Acid.

Caloric Content

  1. 975 kcal/kg, 149 kcal/5.5 oz can

    1. 957 kcal/kg, 81 kcal/3 oz can

 

 

The Taste of the Wild comes in 2 formulas fur us kitties, The Rocky Mountain that we tried and the Canyon River with trout and salmon. As you can see by the ingredient list, salmon is the number 1 ingredient. However, the food doesn’t have a strong fishy smell. The can states the contents are bites in gravy. Mommy says when she opened the can she didn’t see any of that gravy the can stated. But she does add water or broth to most everything we eat, so she was able to thin out the little bit of “gravy” and make some. She could visually see 3 peas and 1 carrot piece in the food. She says she was a little surprised to see the carrot as it’s not listed as an ingredient. That bein’ said, there aren’t any of those questionable ingredients in this food. It is grain free, and the can states “new great taste, pets will love”. So, let’s take a look at the taste testin’.

 

 Raena eats with an irish hat on

 

 

Raena eats with rainbow

 

I’s took a good sniff and then another. I’s went in fur the bite and noticed mommy had furgot to remove the pea from mine’s servin’. I’s meowed a complaint and mommy removed said pea and offered the plate to me again. I’s took another sniff and stuck mine’s tongue out. And then I looked back at mommy and began to try to cover up the plate. Mommy hollered fur me to quit puttin’ our toys in the food. But hey, a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do, right? Right. Sissy? Ya’ wanna tell everypawdy what you thought?

 

 Dezi checks out her food while a leprechaun pets her

 

 

Dezi tries Taste of the wild and Raena photobombs her while wearing an irish hat with balloons and a pot pf gold

 

          Fanks Raena. Me too had a few sniffs and even licked the gravy once. And then me walked away. Taste of the Wild has great ingredients, so me has to give it at least 1 paw up fur that. Just cuz we don’t like it doesn’t mean all kitties won’t. Fur sure ifin you (your kitty) likes fish, and morsels ‘stead of pate’, ya’ (they) might just luv this.

 

 Raena dressed like a leprechaun covers her food

I’s’ll just cover this up here. Looks like mommy furgot da pea again.

 

Fanky fank ya’ sissy. You’re so right. Us kitties can be finicky, but we know quite a few that would just luv the Taste of the Wild. And cuz of that, I’s give ‘em a paw up too. There’s somethin’ else we’d like to point out. Mommy hates it when she’s lookin’ fur a new food and there’s no foto of the actual contents of the can or bag. We know this bothers other pet pawrents too, so we always try to take a foto of the contents so you’ll know ahead of time, what you’re gettin’. Ya’ know what else? They also have noms fur the doggies.

 

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          And don’t furget the Pet Parade with Rascal, Rocco and their amazin’ co hosts, Raena. It is the weekend. And we also wanna wish everypawdy a Happy St. Patrick’s day.

 

 

 Raena laying in a chewy box

Fanky fanks, sissy. It’s s’posed to warm up this weekend. Hopefully, mommy will feel up to takin’ us fur a stroll or two. We hope you all have a pawsum weekend.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee   

Dear Santa, Dezi Here

Meowww-lo Can you believe it? Christmas will be here in just 11 days. We can’t believe how quickly this year has flown by. Sis Raena got to post her furst letter to Santa on Monday. Mommy and me were so purroud of the thought she put into it. Mommy had taken her to da senior citizens home on Caturday fur our annual carol singin’, cheer spreadin’ visit. And guess what? Several of da peeps ‘membered me from years past, so mommy and me went back over there on Sunday afternoon. Da peeps just “ate” us up, whatever dat means. Me doesn’t know, but me knows they sure did enjoy our visit. Raena and me meowed ‘bout what fun we had there too. Mommy said da piano needed tunin’, but she made do. Anyways, today is mes day fur postin’ mes letter to Santa. Me sure hopes he reads our bloggy.

 Dezi lays on the Liberty cat tree

Dear Santa,

  Dezi here, me hopes ya’ll are doin’ well. It’s been a long and yet short year fur us here. Me guesses you know sis Lexi went to heaven, since she’s not on your list anymore. Me sure does miss her. Oh sis Raena’s okay, but they’ll never be another sis Lexi. And mes doesn’t always know how to be a great big sisfur like she was. Altho’, me doesn’t think me was as big a “stinker” as sis Raena is. Anyways, me’s been a good girly and helped mommy whenever she needed me too. Me’s also doin’ mes bestest to help mommy train sis Raena. And me should get some extra credit fur puttin’ up with all sis Raenas’ antics.

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

  You know, da truth is, me’s a very blest kitty. Mommy does everything she can to do da very bestest fur me and Raena. And we have some amazingly wonderful furiends who help us out when they can and we need it. Me has a safe, loving home and mommy who adores me. Me just celebrated mes 7th birthday, and got a brand new nip nanner, treats and noms. Me has all a kitty girl really needs, so me would really like to ask that you check your list fur all our furiends names and bring them their hearts desires.

 

  Me would also like to ask that you send loving adopters to all those sweet anipals living in shelters. Not all shelters are great places, but even those that are, still aren’t any place fur a sweet kitty or doggy to spend their life. We all want and need love. Without it, we’d wither up. Me was so happy to hear that several shelters emptied out last Christmas, so me’s asking fur you to do that again, but make it all of them this year.

 

  Me’s next request is fur those kitties that be even less fortunate than those in shelters, the strays and ferals. Mommy found a little ginger cat up town not long ago and called her Ginger. Sometimes mommy’s not da most creative thinker. Mommy was goin’ up town every night there fur a while to make sure li’l Ginger had something to eat at least once a day. But when it turned cold, li’l Ginger disappeared. We’re purretty worried about her, but we also worry about all the kitties living outside. They didn’t really choose that life, it was thrust upon them and now most of them are scared of peeps and untrusting. Ya’ can’t really blame ‘em tho’, humans haven’t always been kind to them.

 

 

   So fur Ginger and all those other poor kitties that are trying to survive out in the cold cruel world, me asks that you send them all loving caretakers to feed them and see to their needs. Me asks that you sprinkle some of that Christmas dust on them so they can learn to trust again, and get adopted into warm loving homes. Give those caretakers purrlenty of noms, and shelters and VET monies to care fur those kitties. Me also asks that you give those shelter peeps, rescue peeps and caretakers a boost of energy to continue the work they do.

 dw-dezi-gold-purple-christmas-print

  Well, guess that about covers it. Unless of course ifin you could have a chat with old man Winter and tell him to go away, or at least go easy on us. We just don’t like the cold. We’re sendin’ all of ya’ at the North Pole big hugs. We’ll write again next year. In the meantime, me’s got a nip nanner callin’ mes name.

 

 

Dezi plays with the nip nanner

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

 

Deztinee Izabella (Blest Kitty)

 

 

 

 

God Bless America: United We Stand

Dezi and Raena in an America flag frame with the stars and stripes

MeOWwww What a night we had. Even ifin you’re livin’ under a rock like us, you know dat da whole world has had it’s eyes on da U.S. lately. As most of ya’ know, we in this house are very Patriotic and luv our Country. You also know we don’t meow ‘bout pawlitics on our bloggy. We do address da subject in comments when others blog ‘bout it, but fankfully all da worry and stress over such matters belong to our humans. With all dat’s been goin’ on lately in da Presidential race, mommy just couldn’t stay silent and so she began to add some pawlitical tweets and a few Facebook shares. Behind da scenes we were all purrayin’ fur our Country and those who will and do hold office. No matter what side of da fence you fell on yesfurday, it’s time to unite once again today. For United we Stand and Divided we fall.

 Raena in an American Flag frame


We’re gonna keep it short today. Mommy has her regular monthly doctors ‘pointment this afternoon, so we’re still going to be behind in visiting. Hopefully our comment purroblem has been fixed and we’re no longer spam. Fank you fur bearin’ with us durin’ our time of missin’ comments. Dat wasn’t any fun. Me’s gonna go ketch a quick nap befur mommy gets in da shower. A kittys’ work is never done.  Anyways, we do hope you all have a pawsum day. And, God Bless America.

 Dezi in an American Flag frame

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

 

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

 

I Pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.

And to the Republic for which it stands,

one Nation under God, indivisible, with

Liberty and Justice for All. 

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