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Chatting Cats: Who Is That Stranger Sleeping In Our Bed

MeOW (Dezi paces through the house meowing, only pausing to hiss or growl.) Raena? Oh Raena? RaenaBelle, where are you?!! (Dezi continues to meow, hiss and growl as she checks all the typical hiding spots. She walks into the kitchen where mommy A’s fixing breakfast.) Mommy, where’s Raena? Why didn’t she come back home with you yesfurday? 

 

Raena's profile looking curiously atop the cat tree

 

 

 

          (Raena emerges from the middle of the scratcher at the edge of the kitchen and walks up to Dezi and raises her paw.) I’s right here sissy. Why… 

 

 

Dezi sits pretty in front of fireplace

 

 

 

(Dezi turns and sniffs the air around Raena) Oh me cats Raena, where have you been? Me’s been lookin’ everywhere fur you. You won’t believe what mommy did yesfurday. She brought this, this Thing home. (Dezi shudders) You won’t believe the stench. It smelled and looked just pawful. No matter how many times me hissed and growled at it, it just kept comin’ ‘round. Me furinally lost it at dinner time, only to find it in your spot on the bed. Me couldn’t believe mommy would let it take your spot. Mommy’s always purromissed she’d never leave us, so me doesn’t unnerstand why she’d let some innerloper sleep in your spot? Don’t you worry tho’, me gave that innerloper a piece of me’s mind. Me hissed and growled an screamed at it. Me let it know just how unwelcome it was. It must’ve got the message, cuz me can’t seem to find it anywhere this meownin’. 

 

Raena sits atop cat tree after surgeryWhat do you mean come down from there mommy? Hmmmm

I’s still a little woozy.

 

 

 

          Sissy, that wasn’t no innerloper. That was me you were hissin’ and growlin’ at. I’s didn’t feel so good and all I’s wanted was a little luvvin’ from mine’s big sissy; but all you wanted to do was stay away from me. I’s just didn’t unnerstand it at all. 

 

That was you? Nah, no way. 

 

Raena looks at wall atop cat tree after surgeryHey window, where’s the squirrels? What sissy? That’s the wall?

 

 

 

          Yep sissy, it was me. ‘Member, I’s had to have surgery yesfurday. 

 

 

Oh MeOW, that was you Raena. What happened? How’d it go? 

 

Raena lays on pillows behind bed after surgery

 

 

 

          Well sissy, I’s was really scared when we furst got there. Mommy held me close and sang to me and cuddled me till I’s quit shakin’. While we were waitin’, there was lots of big woofies that came in. All of them had to check me out. One of ‘em was a slobbery beast. I’s swear, her slobbered more than you do. And another just squatted right there in the middle of the room and peed all over the place. I’s tellin’ ya’, the whole lot of ‘em had really bad manners. Then, these peeps came in with a carrier full of kitties. They were all ‘bout 4 months old. They were meowin’ like crazy. I’s think they were more scared than I’s was. And after overhearin’ what the their peeps wanted, I’s knew why. They were there to be declawed. What’s even worse, is that their peeps wouldn’t lissen to anythin’ mommy said. I’s didn’t know how to comfurt those poor kitties, their lives were fixin’ to take a turn fur the worse and there wasn’t anythin’ we could do ‘bout it. 

 

Oh Raena, that’s so pawful. We’ll have to say some extra purrayers fur them tonight. So, what happened next? 

 

Close up of Raena in lap in car after surgery

 

 

 

          Well sissy, after they took those kitties away, the tech came and got me so mommy could go to the human pawtty box befur mine’s surgery got started. They used that oppurrtunity to shave mine’s face. They even stole some of mine’s whiskers. Ifin mommy hadn’t been indisposed they’d’ve never stole so many. Anyways, I’s ‘member hearin’ mommy’s sweet voice as I’s fell asleep. When I’s woke up, I’s was sore and scared. Seems mommy went to put mine’s medicines away and pay on the bill, so some tech was holdin’ me. I’s dug mine’s claws into her real good. I’s wanted her to hurt like I’s did. Mommy says it took almost 2 hours, but I’s did good and came out of it purretty fast. I’s was still a little groggy when that tech handed me back to mommy. But I’s felt her luvvin’ arms engulf me and hers sweet smell ticklin’ mine’s nose furs. It was heaven. I’s was shiverin’ and just wanted to come home. Mommy put me in the sling carrier she had bought fur us last year, so I’s could be right next to her heart. Mommy tried to post an update to facebutt, but she couldn’t figger it out on the smarty pants fone.

 

Raena peeks out of sling carrier after eye surgeryRaena peeking out the head hole in the sling carrier.

 

 

 

          Since it was your actual birthday and cuz I’s did so good, we stopped at the Arby’s to get us a special treat, turkey tom lurkey and bacon. While we were waitin’ fur our treat mommy noticed the car seemed to be gettin’ hot. So, after we got our sammich, mommy pulled over in the pawrkin’ lot and popped the hood. ‘Pawrently, all our antifreeze was missin’. We don’t know where it went cuz there’s no stains back home where we pawrk, but sure ‘nuff, we didn’t have any. We had to walk over to the convenience store next door and buy some so we could make it back home. Fanky fankfully, we made it home safe and sound. Mommy put water bowls on the floor cuz I’s kept lickin’ mine’s lips and she thought I’s might be thirsty. Hmmmpht  Like I’s was gonna drink off the floor or somethin’. I’s laid on one of the piddle pads in the hallway fur a bit cuz it felt like I’s needed to hurl. Mommy was a little worried cuz mine’s breathin’ was so labored and raspy.

 

Me ‘members seein’ It, uh, well, you in the hallway. Me’s sorry me hissed at you; me didn’t know it was you. Me could hear mommy in the kitchen and since we didn’t get any brekky, me was hopin’ she was makin’ brunch. 

 

Raena lays in lap in car after surgeryDO NOT drive with a cat in your lap.

 

 

 

          It’s okay sissy. I’s didn’t unnerstand why you were bein’ so mean to me, but I’s was so tired, all I’s really wanted to do was cuddle with mommy and take a nap. 

 

Mommy was exhausted too Raena. Now me unnerstands why she wouldn’t let herself fall to sleep tho’. She wanted to keep an eye on you and make sure nuffin’ happened. Me didn’t know that was you playin’ in the kitchen last night when mommy made our dinner, or me would’a played with you. Me was sure that was the innerloper.

 

Raena lays in lap in car after surgery

 

 

 

          It was just me sissy. Mommy purromissed she’d never leave us and she didn’t. There was no innerloper, just me after surgery. I’s felt much better last night and ate a really good dinner. Fanky fankfully, doctor stabby and grabby sent some meds home to help me with the pain, cuz I’s was hurtin’ a little this meownin’. But, I’s hate that nasty salve he sent home fur mine’s eyes. I’s sure hope mine’s whiskers grow back soon. (Raena licks her paw and wipes across her face

 

Ifin ya’ don’t quit pawin’ at your face Raena, mommy’s gonna make you wear that silly collar she bought. 

 

Hmmmmpht  I’s would like to see her try, sissy. MOL 

 

Dezi lays on the arm of the chair, Selfie

 

 

 

Well, me’s just glad you’re back and okay. Altho’ with so many sendin’ purrayers up and askin’ God to keep His hand on you, we should’ve known everythin’ would be alright. We can still use some purrayers fur a full and speedy recovery fur RaenaBelle. Cuz of her size and shape, the e-collar is more of a hindrance than a help.

 

          Don’t furget sissy, we’re linkin’ up with comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday.

 

Dezi's Venetian Carnival Birthday party invite

 

 

 

How could me ever furget Raena. On another note, there’s still time to get your fotos in fur me’s big Birthday/Gotchaday pawrty. It’s gonna be so much fun!!! We better get outta here fur now. Mommy’s still tired and needs another cup of coffee and we need to finish our brekky.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: Thankful Blessings

MeOW  Me’s been busy with the annual Cat Scout jamboree fur the last week. It’s always great fun, but me’s glad it’s over and things can settle down a bit again. Ifin you’ve ever wanted to be a pawrt of somethin’ bigger than yourself and make lastin’ furiendships with others like you, then you should check it out. Cat Scouts is furee to join. It’s gone thru a lot of changes since me furst joined, but the furiendships me’s made there have only gotten stronger. But, me is happy to be getting’ back to normal now. And what better way, than with Blest Sunday, don’t you agree Raena? 

 

Dezi in her Sabertooth Cat Scout uniform Dezi with the Powerful Paws PatrolThis is me’s patrol, the Powerful Paws.

 

 

 

          Yep sissy, I’s glad too. Kittens!!! Dinner was late almost every night. I’s don’t know what ya’ll be doin’ ‘round the campfire, since you won’t let me join, but just cuz ya’ll be havin’ virtual cook outs doesn’t mean mine’s real tummy don’t get hungry. 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

Purrlease Raena, dinner wasn’t that late. It’s not like you’re starvin’. Have you ever actually missed a meal? Me thinks not. Mommy does everythin’ she can to make sure we have purrlenty to eat. You know there are lots of kitties in the world that don’t have that security. They’d gladly swap places with you.

 

Dezi looks out door while laying on cat tree and Raena lays on tree below

 

 

 

          That’s okay sissy. I’s don’t wanna swap places with any kitty. I’s livin’ the good life, even when dinner’s 10 minutes late. 

 

Meowin’ of the good life Raena, what happened to you last night? 

 

          Wha’d’ya’ mean sissy? 

 

Dezi lays on cat tree

 

 

 

You know, when you were sleepin’ all sound like atop the liberty tree and suddenly jolted and flew off the top of the tree and skedaddled thru the house and unner the table. You scared mommy and me half to death. Did you have a bad dream or somethin’? 

 

Raena bathes atop the cat tree

 

 

 

          Oh sissy, it was just horrible. Ya’ know, that tree’s really high. I’s kind’a wish I’d thought ‘bout it a bit befur launchin’ mine’s self into the air. I’s don’t think we kitties were meant to fly. 

 

Dezi sits pretty

 

 

 

Well, ya’ hit the nail on the head with that one Raena. What was your furst clue, the lack of wings or your crash landin’? Me’s gotta tell ya’, me’s not sure me’s ever seen your eyes look quite that big befur. And me fur sure don’t like hearin’ that much panic in mommy’s voice. She was so worried you’d hurt yourself or somethin’. 

 

          Yeah, I’s didn’t like it too much either sissy. Fanky fankfully, I’s only got a few bruises. Ya’ can’t see ‘em fur the fur, but I’s assure you, they’re there. I’s don’t ever wanna do that again.

 

Me’s sure me’s meowin’ fur mommy too Raena, when me meows, we don’t want you to that again either. Me’s just glad you’re okay. ‘Specially since you’re plannin’ me’s pawrty. You know me’s actual birthday is this comin’ Fursday, right? 

 

Raena bathes atop the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

          I’s know sissy. And mommy’s purromissed to get us some special treats fur that day cuz of your birthday and cuz mine’s surgery has been moved up to that day too. Mommy called doctor stabby and grabby and he agreed to go ahead with mine’s surgery and let us pay what we’ve already raised and pay off the rest as it comes in. We’re so Blest to have such amazin’ furiends. I’s a little scared, but knowin’ so many peeps luvs me sure is comfurtin’.  

 

Yep Raena, me’s heart is so full thinkin’ ‘bout all the furiends we’ve made and how we all luv and suppurrt each other not just durin’ the good times, but also the bad. Ya’ know, a true furiend is the one who doesn’t abandon you when life throws ya’ a curveball.

 

3 cats meowing thank you

 

 

          That’s a great way to put it sissy. I’s wanna say a meowsy big fanky fank you fur helpin’ me have mine’s surgery to awnty Claire, Zorro and Pixie, awnty Theresa, awnty Kerry and Valentine, awnty Susan M, awnty Susan C, and awnty Ava. Ifin you’d like to help, you can donate here. And a huge fanky fank you to all of you fur your purrs and purrayers. I’s would ‘purreciate a few extra come Fursday November 1st. Mommy says we have to be there t’ween 7:30 and 8:15 that meownin’. Looks like we’ll be stayin’ up all night Wednesday and she’ll be havin’ coffee at the V-E-T. Maybe they’ll even have donuts. 

 

Dezi bows her head to pray

 

 

 

Me will be purrayin’ fur ya’ Raena. Even ifin it means me has to miss a meal. You can’t eat anythin’ after midnight, so guess what? That means me won’t get anythin’ either. Hmmmpht  The sacrifices me makes fur you.

 

          I’s do ‘purreciate you fur doin’ that sissy.  

 

Like me has a choice. Those better be really delicious treats ya’ll bring home. Me knows mommy luvs coffee and donuts, but me’s wants somethin’ way better than that. 

 

Raena stands on scratcher with paw lifted

 

 

 

          I’s sure mommy will get us somethin’ really tasty sissy. Don’t worry. All this meowin’ ‘bout food’s got me hungry. I’s gonna go finish eatin’ mine’s brekky. Gotta keep up mine’s strength ya’ know.  

 

Dezi gets love while laying in mommy's lapMe luvs you mommy.

 

 

 

Me too Raena. Me’s right behind ya’. 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 we wanna fank you fur bein’ Blessings in ours. And don’t furget to send us your fotos fur me’s Birthday/Gotchaday pawrty. 

 

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          Don’t furget our Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue sissy. 

 

Me didn’t Raena. You just always butt in befur me can mention it. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

  

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: Blessings Floor To Ceiling And Beyond

Dezi:  MeOW  HiSsssssssss RaenaBelle!!! Quit jumpin’ on me!!! 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

 

 

          Raena:  I’s didn’t jump on you sissy, I’s jumped over you. I’s was in a hurry to get to the purrch. I’s thought I’s saw somethin’ outside. 

 

Dezi sit on cat tree and Raena sits on small perch while looking out the door

 

 

 

Dezi: Ya’ still need to stop. How many times has mommy told you to slow down Raena? Besides, it’s Blest Sunday and was time fur brekky. What ifin mommy had a been tryin’ to bring us our plates at that very minute? Y, All our food would’a ended up on the floor. We’re not heathens, we don’t eat off the floor. 

 

Dezi and Raena eating

 

 

 

          Meow fur yourself sissy, sometimes I’s find all kinds of yummy things on the floor. Y, Just the other day mommy dropped a piece of cheese in the kitchen when she was makin’ her smashed tater with cheese. Ifin I’s hadn’t grabbed it up when I’s did, she would’a throwed it in the trash. What a waste that would’a been. I’s luvs me some cheese. Ya’ know our china platters are fine, but I’s not gonna miss an oppurr-tunity to eat me somethin’ tasty just cuz it’s not served with silver and gold trimmins. See, sometimes you can find Blessings on the floor. Just be careful it’s food and not a bug. 

 

(Dezi shakes her head) Oh Raena, sometimes me just doesn’t know what to do with you. 

 

          Oh sissy, just luvs me. You know you were just like me once. Mommy says so. She says when you were young you couldn’t wait fur her to open the door in the meownin’ and put the purrch in front of it. She says you used to sit on it fur hours and chirp and chortle at anythin’ that came by. 

 

Dezi sits on small perch looking outside

 

 

 

 

Yeah Raena, me did. It seems so long ago now. It also seems like there was more to see back then. We used to have stray kitties and all kinds of wildlife play on our porch. It’s gotten so hot, ain’t nuffin’ outside doin’ much of anythin’. Y, just last night it was still 104°F at 9:30 p.m.. That’s just too hot.

 

          Yep sissy, it is. You’d think the old bobcat and the coon family would be knockin’ on our door askin’ fur food. It’s gotta be too hot to hunt.

 

Me’s been wonderin’ where they were Raena. We haven’t seen either of ‘em all season. Maybe when it starts coolin’ off in a couple of months they’ll show up. Fankfully, we furinally got a new lease signed. Our rent went up $30.00, so mommy may have to put her dentures on hold fur a bit. It takes quite a bit of gas to get there every week and she’s been drivin’ on fumes the last couple times. With more money we don’t have goin’ to rent and nowhere to take green papers from, that drive is purretty much the only thing left to cut.

 

Raena lays on scratching pad

 

 

 

          Well sissy, I’s guess that’ll give her more time to try to fix the mess the manager made and figger out what they can and can’t do befur it all starts again. Ya’ know the manager told mommy that they’re gonna be “rehabing” these ‘pawrtments soon and that they’re gonna wanna do a move out and then move us back in and start all this again in just a few months. Mommy told ‘em they couldn’t do that cuz she has a years lease, and utilities that be in her name that she has to pay each month. While she might not have had to put down a depawsit, those companies charge to turn it on and move it and stuffs. Not to mention the stress mommy’s just went thru. We fur sure can’t be doin’ this again that soon. We all need time to recupurrate.  

 

Yeah Raena, the way they treat us just ain’t right. It’s not like we’re poor and need help by choice. And mommy certainly ain’t disabled by choice. Ifin mommy could change our situation, she would in a heartbeat. Our mommy ain’t afraid of work. Y, Befur her accident, she worked 2 and 3 jobs at a time to make sure she could affurd everythin’ she needed and wanted. 

 

          I’s heard sissy. She says she was young and dumb back then and didn’t save, so that’s why we’re in the shape we’re in now. Altho’ I’s know mommy wishes she could do more and could give us more, and had more money, I’s glad things happened the way they did. Y, ifin they hadn’t who knows where you and me would be? We might not have ever been saved?. I’s don’t even wanna think ‘bout what it would have been like ifin mommy hadn’t showed up and whisked me away to this Blest life. 

 

Dezi lays on liberty tree and Raena on the small perch looking at each other in front of the door.

 

 

 

Me neither, Raena, me neither. We might not be rich by the standards the world uses, but when it comes to luv, we’re bazillionaires. 

 

          You got that right sissy. We’ve got the bestest mommy ever, altho’ we know all of you think you’ve got the bestest pawrent, and that’s okay. And meowin’ of all of ya’, we can’t ‘magine a life without you.

 

Dezi's selfie as an oil painting

Me’s oil painting selfie

 

 

 

We wouldn’t want to Raena. We have the bestest furiends in the whole universe. God smiled on us the day we met you, our dear furiends, and we ask Him each and every day to keep and Bless you and your families. As we do each week, we’d like to remind you to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. Blessings are all ‘round us, we just have to stop and see ‘em. 

 

Raena lays in mommy's lap with oil painting effect

Mine’s oil painting selfie

 

 

 

          So true sissy, so true. Let’s link up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and go get us some mommy luvvin’. But furst, I’s wanna meow Fanky fank You God, fur all our blessings. And fanky fank all of you fur bein’ pawrt of our Blessings each day.

 

Me seconds that Raena. C’mon, me will race ya’ to mommy’s lap.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

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