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?
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.
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.
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?
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’?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Happy Mew Year!!!!!
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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!!
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.
Till the next time…………………………………Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Hello everyone, mommy Audra here today. Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? For anyone who reads our blog regularly, you know that I don’t write posts often. I live for my girls, and they have so much to say. And when we started this journey into technology and social media, my “fears” of the all seeing intrusive internet, led me to speak through them. I quickly learned about Facebook pages and the girls’ personalities came to life. I knew we, especially Lexi, had a story to tell I just didn’t know if anyone was interested. Through the years I’d sent her story to cat publications, only to be disappointed by their lack of interest. Somehow, through the magic of the internet, we connected with people. Lexi touched peoples hearts, the way she had touched mine. When she introduced her sister Dezi to everyone, their story took on a life of its’ own. And out of that, DezizWorld was born. To keep this post from going on for days, I’m just hitting the highlights.
We garnered followers who quickly became friends. I remember the first person I ever spoke directly to in something other than the girls’ voice in a comment. We began to look forward to seeing and reading about our friends lives. And of course we always love seeing photos. Who could ever tire of seeing pictures of beautiful cats? And they’re all beautiful, aren’t they?.
I remember our first Christmas in social media. The kindness and generosity of those “strangers” now friends. Yet still, people we would probably never actually meet. I didn’t understand how people could be so loving?. For the first time in the girls’ lives, they actually had a Christmas with presents under the tree. And not the repurposed ones I’d dug out of the bottom of the toy box. They were so adorable. They almost didn’t know what to play with first.
And then, Lexi got sick. Again, it was you, our friends who reached out. It was you, our friends who helped and you, our friends who were there for us, when she died. In some ways, this year has flown by; and in others, it has been the longest and hardest year of my life. For those of you who don’t know, for the last 25 years, I had lost a cat every 5 years. It felt like a curse. When Dezi turned 6, we celebrated like never before. I took a deep breath for the first time in years. It was always the younger cat that left me. I never even thought there’d come a day when Lexi would be the one to go. I really mean that. I know how unrealistic that sounds, but it’s just the way it was. Anyways, you were all there for Dezi and me, and for that, we can’t say thank you enough. I’m still trying to pick up the pieces.
But life goes on. Soon Raena would join our family, and hopefully your hearts. You’ve all welcomed her, and for that I’m grateful. As some of you have noticed and emailed us about, Dezi’s personality has changed. When we started all this, we determined to always be truthful, good, bad or otherwise; and you can continue to expect the same. Dezi faced the same loss as me when Lexi died, and it did affect her personality. At least I can reason it all out, Dezi doesn’t truly understand everything that happened. With the addition of Raena and Dezi becoming the “big sister”, her personality has continued to shift. These are all things to be expected. I imagine she will continue to evolve as Raena continues to learn and grow. Dezi’s still that sweet beautiful kitty girl you’ve all come to know and love, she’s just trying to find her way in our new dynamics. Those of you who read our blog regularly will be here to see how it all plays out. We imagine our blog will continue to evolve as the girls’ personalities take shape.
We do hope you will continue to follow us in the coming years. I know today is Blest Sunday, and we’ve had a multitude of material blessings this week and want to say Thank you very much. But I wanted to take today to thank you all for the biggest blessing in our lives, You. Yes, it’s been a rough year for us, but we have been blest every day to be a part of this community. We pray for all of you daily. We share your joyful times and your sad times. Many of you have felt the pain of loss this year, and will be missing one or more of you family/furry family members this Christmas. I’m not here to offer you advice on how to cope as I’m still reeling myself. But I do want to remind you, to take a minute and give thanks; we are all Blest. As long as we’re all here for each other, we’re never alone.
We would also like to thank you all for your kind words and Christmas wishes and cards. Some of you may have already received our card, and some of you may have gotten it more than once. I apologize if you receive(d) multiple emails from us, this old belles’ memory isn’t what it used to be. lol The girls and I want to thank you all for everything. And we wish you all a very Merry and Blest Christmas.
Dezi & Raena: Don’t furget Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue mommy.