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Blest Sunday: Emergency Preparedness and Prayers

Hey Raena, do you know what day it is?

 

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          Sure I’s do sissy. It’s time fur our Blest Sunday posty. You know what we haven’t done in a while? 

 

What’s that Raena?

 

Dezi and Raena in a photo frame welcoming friends

 

 

 

          We’ve not welcomed all our new furiends. Ya’ know, we say ifin ya’ come by once, you’re a visitor, ifin ya’ come back again, you’re family.

 

That’s right Raena. We’re so happy to have so many pawsum furiends. Me’s sis Lexi always said we had the bestest furiends in the universe. And, me’s sis Lexi was hardly ever wrong. 

 

          I’s sure wish I’s could’a met her sissy.

 

Dezi atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

You would’a liked her Raena. But, ifin she was still here, you wouldn’t be. Mommy says things work out the way they’re s’posed too. We might not unnerstand why things happen the way they do, but, God has a plan fur everythin’ and we just have to believe He’ll take care of us. 

 

 

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          Like all those hurricanes, sissy? I’s sure don’t unnerstand why they have to happen. We’ve got so many furiends bein’ affected by ‘em. I’s really worried ‘bout their safety. 

 

Me too Raena, but all we can do is purray fur them. Fankfully, there are lots of peeps comin’ together to help out. You know, we saw a lot of those helpers last night on the chatter box.

 

          I’s was so happy to see all those peeps reunited with their furry furmily members. And, to learn that the laws were changed so that anipals had to be included in all rescue effurts. Peeps are furinally startin’ to unnerstand just how ‘purrtant us anipals are to our humans. I’s know mommy would never go off to save herself and leave us behind. And now, the law’s on her side and she wouldn’t have too. 

 

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Yeah Raena, me’s happy ‘bout that too. So offen in the past, anipals have had to fend fur themselves, cuz rescuers and shelters didn’t allow anipals to accompany their humans durin’ disasters of any kind. Even tho’ anipals can now accompany their humans, steps should still be taken to make sure we could be reunited in the event we were to get separated.

 

 

          Like our microchips, sissy? Ya’ know, I’s wasn’t crazy ‘bout gettin’ that thing to begin with. But, ifin it helps to make sure I’s will always be with mommy, I’s glad I’s got it. 

 

 Dezi bathes atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

Yep Raena, our microchips are a purrfect way to identify us and help make sure that we’ll always be with mommy. But, the microchip alone won’t work ifin ya’ don’t keep the infurmation updated with the chippin’ company. Our chips are registered with Petlinks. Mommy checks our infurmation at least a few times a year. Since not too much changes ‘round here, that’s all she needs too. But, ifin we were to move, change our noms, require meds, or change VETs or anythin’ else, mommy would need to update our profiles’ to reflect those changes. Could you ‘magine us bein’ separated from mommy and not gettin’ the food we’re used too? As ifin bein’ scared wouldn’t be bad enuff, but then, we might not even eat cuz the food would be wrong.

 

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          Not that we’d eat anyways, but it’s a good idea, just in case. It’s also a good idea, to have copies of our chip nummers, mommy’s fone nummer and VET records in an emergency bag in the event we had to evacuate or somethin’. And, our peeps should also make sure to keep some fresh noms and bottled water, food and water bowls, a first aid kit, any meds or supplements we might need, leashes, harnesses/collars, some litter, a small box, a comfurt blanky or nip mat and maybe even a toy or two should also be in our emergency bag. You can check out our post here fur a list of things you should have in the event of an emergency.

 

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Those are some great suggestions Raena. We are so fankful that mommy’s purrpared. While it’s unlikely we’ll be hit by a hurricane, we are subject to tornadoes, wild fires and even earthquakes. We’ve heard from many of our furiends in the path of the current hurricanes, and we’re so happy that they are all still together. But, there are many peeps and anipals that aren’t. We’re purrayin’ fur all those in need. We’re very blest to not be facin’ these storms ourselves and to be home safe and sound with our mommy. We are also blest to have so many amazin’ furiends. 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 to say a little purrayer fur all those in need. 

 

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          We’d also like to remind everypawdy that wants to help to check out the many ways you can by clickin’ the links here. We’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and sendin’ lots of hugs to all of you. Fanky fank ya’ fur bein’ our furiends. Purrlease, stay safe and ifin you’re in the path of a storm, keep in touch so we can all know how to purray and/or help. And join us tomorrow fur another Service Cat Monday posty. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

The Holidays Are Rollin’ In

Well we wanna pawlogize fur makin’ sum of yous sad yesfurday. Unfurtunately da stowry we made up happens far to offen. And will continue to happen till da day society as a whole stawrts to value life, all life and learns dat pets not be fwo aways. Anyways we wanna talk a little today ‘bout halloween. We don’t celebwate this purrticular holiday but a lot of peeps do, and as wiff any holiday it comes wiff fun and dangers fur yous furry furmily member.

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Lots of ya’ like to dwess up yous pets in da latest costumes fur foto shoots and competitions. There’s nuffin’ wrong wiff dat ifin yous pet likes dat sort of fing and is comfurtable. Da doggies weally luv this one but most cats not so much. Altho’ sum of us kitties do like getting’ dwessed up, me be one of them. So go ahead and give it a twy. Ifin yous furry stwuggles too much, then STOP. Yous addin’ undue stwess and da fotos won’t look good anyways.

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Then there’s da pawrties. Lots of fun fur you but not so much fur yous furry. Lots of peeps and loud noises. Food and dwink and minglin’. Fur da “pawrty animals” Candy Is Not a food gwoup yous furry pal shuld be eatin’. Chocolate be bad fur all pets, but so awe all da udder sugary sweet substances. As well as most of da spices and ingwedients in human food. And booze…when was da last time you saw da Lion King havin’ a beer or margarita? Use sum common sense ifin nuffin’ else. And ifin yous furry wuldn’t eat it or dwink it in da wild, they purrobably shuldn’t be havin’ it at a pawrty.

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Now fur all da “wallflowers,” those animals who don’t like da pawrties; like us kitties. Purrvide us a safe haven away fwum all da hustle and bustle of da festivities. Put us in a room of our own wiff a closed door. Turn on sum soft music or da teevee to help drown out da pawrty goers. Don’t furget to give us sum food and water and a few toys. Maybe a bed; whatever makes us feel comfurtable and secure. Put a note on da closed door to alert yous guests dat we be in there and shuldn’t be disturbed. Remind yous guests regardless of whether yous pet be da center of attention or unseen and unheard, dat they shuldn’t be feedin’ us.

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Then there’s those pesky twick or tweaters. Make sure yous furry can’t escape everytime da door opens. It wuld be bestest to put us in our safe place fur all concerned, even yous furiendly, luv everypawdy doggy. Da ‘citement of da night can make any well twained furry furget their manners. And yous not wanna be sued cuz yous furry jumped on, bit or scwatched a twick or tweater.

And ifin yous got little ones dat you be takin’ out, use yous good judgement. Ifin da house don’t look furiendly, don’t send yous kids to da door. Check all da loot they bwing home to make sure nuffin’ has been tampurred wiff. Make sure yous kids don’t enter anypawdy’s house dat yous not know weally well, an it’s still bestest ifin yous accompany them. Fwo out all handmade tweats lessen yous purrsonally know where they came fwum. Better safe than sowry. Da world we live in isn’t always very nice. And purrlease keep yous solid black and solid white furry furiends inside. People awe cwuel at this time of year and those colors awe sought out by unscwupulous peeps. Yous’ll be able to relax an have more fun when yous not worryin’ ‘bout yous furry furmily.

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Weez be joinin’ Athena fur Caturday Art. Don’t furget meez birffday pawrty. Send yous fotos to me at lexi.dezi@yahoo.com by 10/30/15 to be included in meez Meowday posty. It’s gunna be so much fun. We alweady have quite a few fotos and yous all lookin’ gawjus. And weez got a pawsum give away comin’ up on Monday, so purrlease stop by and enter. 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

 

Dezi and Lexi

  

Poison In A Bag

Well it’s finally Furiday. Mommy has hers mumffly doctors pointment today so we ‘cided to write a short posty since we won’t be able to do much in da way of visitin’. We was gunna write a Service cat twainin’ posty but we got a email yesfurday dat weally disturbed us so we wanted to take today to write ‘bout it and warn peeps.

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Come on in and let’s have a chat.

Wiff more and more peeps bein’ disabled and havin’ aches and pains these days, there awe lots of studies into pain management. One of da newest options is one of da oldest dwugs wound, Cannabis. Yep pawently good ole once illegal everywhere marijuana’s posed to help wiff pain. We get lots of purrsonal messages and emails askin’ us to sign petitions to legalize da medical use of it. Mommy supposes we get asked so much cuz peeps know hers lives wiff tons of pain and wuld be sympaffetic. And da twuff is we awe empaffetic wiff those speriencin’ pain cuz mommy duz know what it’s like. And Cannabis isn’t any more addictive than any uvver nawrcotic pain weliever. So what’s da big deal you ask?

Well it’s fur sure hawrder fur most animals to get into a bottle of pain medicine than a bag. And peeps tend to be more careful wiff a bottle of pain medicine and don’t tend to just leave it layin’ wound. Now dat’s not to say dat there awen’t animals out there getting’ into those pills and getting’ sick, but da nummers awe purretty low cuz most peeps know most human meds be dangerwous fur their animal furiends.

But da use of marijuana is much more welaxed cuz it’s sumfin’ dat be smoked. And most peeps don’t fink twice ‘bout smokin’ wound their furry babies. And leavin’ da bag of marijuana layin’ wound is similar to leavin’ a pack of cigarwettes layin’ wound. Da active ingwedient dat gives hoomans those welaxed feelins is called delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. Afur da use of marijuana as a pain med, da THC levels was wound 1% – 3%. But today THC levels awe much higher and have even been noted at over 30%.

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This ingwedient is highly toxic to yous cats, doggies, wabbits, pigs and all small animals; specially those wiff bweavin’ conditions. Smokin’ da dwug wound yous pet is hawrmful, but not nearly as hawrmful as them eatin’ it fwum dat bag dat be layin’ wound. Since da legality of Cannabis fur medical conditions has occurred there has been a rise of marijuana poisoning in dogs and cats. There awe more documented cases among our canine furiends, but studies show dat kitties have more severe and lastin’ weactions. Da symptoms of Cannabis poisonin’ in cats and uvver small animals is: Lethargy, Uncoordinated (falling over), Depression and/or Anxiety, Vomitin’, Slow Heart rate, Seizures and sometimes Coma. It can be fatal.

We wuld like to wemind you dat ifin yous usin Cannabis fur any weason dat yous keep it out of da weach of yous furry pal. Purrlease don’t leave it where your pets can get into it. And ifin yous spect marijuana poisonin’ call da ASPCA poison contwol line and get yous pet to da VET immediately.

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Catnip and Cannabis awe NOT da same!!

Weez be joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur anudder issue of da Pet Pawade. Check out da hop on their blog and all da udder pawsum animals in da blogosphere. And weez’ll be wound to see you as soon as we can.

Till da next time……………….Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi

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Wesources: http://cats.about.com/od/healthfaqs/f/marijuana_cats.htm

http://www.peteducation.com/article.cfm?c=2+1677&aid=2254 

http://www.petpoisonhelpline.com/poison/marijuana/

Staying Hidden

Well da fire boomers got weally loud last night. Da garwage band and da fire boomers seemed to be in competition over who was gunna be loudest. Weez gunna call it a tie.

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Datz da truff Dezi. Eeben I had too doo a liddull UTB akshun at wun poynt.

 

I’m sorry girls. I wish I could make them stop. I wish I controlled the world and could do away with all the things that scare you.

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We know mommy. And we boff luv ya’ fur it. But we know you can’t do dat fur us any more than our furiends pawents can do it fur them. So me fawt me wuld talk a bit today on how to make this holiday better fur yous furry furmily members. Cuz altho’ most of us kitties get scared of da fire boomers, so do a lot of our doggy furiends. So let me say furst, KNOW yous fur baby. Come on, you know whedder they be fwaid of this nonsense or not. And ifin they awe, don’t force them to go wiff ya’ to see da fireworks show in da pawrk. It’s not fair to them or you; and nopawdy has a good time. So da furst fing you can do fur yous fur babies duwin’ all da celebwations is make them feel safe. Mommy closes da big door and it muffles da sound a bit. Ifin da fire boomers awe goin’ on wight outside, then maybe yous can put yous furry in a bedroom and close dat door. Member ifin yous shut them up in a room to purrvide furesh water so they don’t get dehydwated. Member this is Pet hydwation Awareness Mumff. Altho’ anytime is a bad time fur yous furry to be dehydwated, it sure wuld be a shame ifin it happened this mumff fur sure.

 

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So yous closed yous furry in a room all their own fur their safety, what’s next? Purrvide them wiff sumfin’ they find comfurtin’. You know a favowit bed, or toy, or sumfin’ wiff yous scent on it. A shirt or pillow. Mommys scent is stwongest in da bed sheets so a lot of times dat’s where we hide. Have you ever looked fur yous kitty or doggy only to find them hanginn’ unner da covers of da bed? Weez be surrounded by yous scent and feel safe there. Be sure we have identification on our collars or awe microchipped. You never know, we might get so scared we jump fwu a window. or a BBQ guest might open da door to our sanctuary while lookin’ fur da pawdee box room, and in all da ‘citement, we might run out. Speakin’ of pawdee boxes, don’t furget to leave us one in our safe place. Just cuz weez scared dusn’t mean we stop needin’ to pee.

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And all dat cutesy glow in da dawk jewelry…it’s poisonous. Not so much so dat weez gunna die (dependin’ on da amount), but it will make us sick and feel like weez wanna die. You know dat feelin’. Most adults have had it at least once in their lives. And even tho’ we may be beggin’ fur BBQ extwas, don’t give ‘em to us. And absolutely NO alcohol. Lighters and matches, used to ignite yous fire boomers awe also dangerwous fur us. Deadly in fact, so keep ‘em outta our reach. In udder words best you celebwate this holiday on yous own. Hey sumtimes you hoomans need to have sumfin’ dat dusn’t include us. And fur this one day, weez okay wiff dat. Just make sure weez safe, wiff furesh water, food, tweats, toys and a pawdee box or piddle pads. Weez’ll be hidin’ out, but weez safe so you go and have fun, and weez gunna close up and play wiff mommy. Sissy got a purrezzy this week and weez havin’ a blast. Fank you Bugsy, Sparky, Tiger and Blackbeard. Weez’ll be postin’ fotos this weekend. And weez also joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Pawade.

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Till da next time…………………Be Blest!!!

 

Dezi = Blue

Lexi = Green

Mommy = Black

 

References:: http://www.petmd.com/dog/slideshows/care/fourth-of-july-pet-safety-tips

 

http://www.aspca.org/pet-care/fourth-july-safety-tips

and mommys noggin

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Dezi and Lexi

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