Welcome all, it’s furinally Furiday!!! Me thought it would neeeeeeeever get here. It’s been a crazy week. But furst, didn’t ya’ll think our fly fishercats and doggies were pawsum? We really do wanna fank all of ya’ again fur purrticipatin’. This was our furst year ever purrticipatin’ ourselves. We had so much goin’ on we didn’t have da chance to enter any of da events, but we had a wonderful time hostin’ fly fishin’. There was so many cute inter-purrtations. You know we told ya’ll dat any foto of ya’ playin’ an inneractive game of ____________ was good enuff. We were so purroud to have some doggy entries, and we thought they were just as pawsum as da kitties. Anyways, we just wanted to share our thoughts on this. After readin’ some of da comments yesfurday, we didn’t want any kitty/doggy to feel slighted.
So,Why has our week been crazy? Me knows you wanna know. Well ‘member when Raena came to live with us and awnty Ellen sent her a pawsum Made with Luv ‘nip’ mat and she actually reacted to da nip? You know dat’s not normal. Kittens aren’t normally “nip” reactive till ‘round 6 – 8 months of age. Now let me tell ya’ there’s no real answer as to why dat is, but it’s purretty much common knowledge dat kittens just don’t respawnd. Da respawnse to catnip is caused by da scent, so it would seem dat ifin a kitty has a nose they could respawnd. But alas… Anyways, dat silly Raena did respawnd!!! Sure nuff, she started rollin’ ‘round and wallerin’ all over dat nip mat. And then mommy gave her da Made with Luv toys dat awnty Ellen had sent with special nip blends included, and OMC Raena couldn’t get enuff. Mommy’s respawnse was, “Well now, you’re gonna be an early bloomer little one.” Yep, an early bloomer is all mommy said.
Can you believe it? Mommy had told me dat me wouldn’t have to share da Yeowww nip toys till Raena was old enuff to know not to slobber all over ‘em. And here she was, wantin’ to play with da new Yeowww nip rainbow we got from Timmy and furmily fur Christmas. Don’t even get me started on how it was way to big fur her to be carryin’ ‘round. Then there’s those special times when mommy puts a little nip on one of da scratchers fur me to roll in and eat a bite or two. There me was rollin’ in utter joy, and here come Raena stickin’ her nose in my nip business. Me just can’t get away from her. Anyways, while all this was happenin’ she started getting’ mean and bitin’ like she meant business. Well now, we don’t allow no bitin’ in this house. No bitin’ lessen it’s food or treats or da occasional toy. What’s a girly to do, but tell mommy. Yep, me went and told on Raena.
You sure did sissy. You tattle tale. Dat wasn’t very nice of you at all.
Wasn’t nice of me? Well you bit me!!! Dat wasn’t very nice either.
Maybe not sissy, but mines mouthy hurt and I’s didn’t feel so good. I’s didn’t mean to hurt you. I’s really sorry.
Yeah sis, me knows dat now, and me accepts your ‘pawlogy. Mommy ‘splained dat you were teethin’ and dat made your mouthy hurt and sometimes made you run a fever. She ‘splained dat there’s a lot of confusion ‘bout what age kittens get their adult teefies and so me asked her to tell everypawdy what da feline medical journals say. Mommy, will you tell everypawdy why Raena be teethin’ and what we do to keep her from bitin’ us?
Sure baby. Sometime around 3 – 4 months of age, the incisor teeth start coming in. Then between 4 and 6 months the canines, premolars and molars erupt. A kitten should have all 30 adult teeth by the age of 7 months. Of course there are always exceptions due to health and environment and the health of the mother. But as a general rule, teething begins around 3 months of age. Whether it’s painful or not is debated. I can tell you from personal experience, it’s painful for the kitten. They usually start biting or chewing hard objects. A kitten that didn’t previously bite, may now lash out. They sometimes run a fever. So just like with human babies who are teething, your fur babies are in some pain while teething also. There are a few toys on the market that your kitty or doggy may find appealing and satisfactory, but a thick box will also do.
You should also keep an eye on the baby (milk) teeth to make sure they all fall out. It’s not uncommon for a tooth to be retained. The reason for this isn’t clear, but could cause future problems. If you see any of the following symptoms, please see a VET to have the teeth looked at and removed if necessary.
Abnormally positioned permanent teeth
Swollen, red or bleeding gums around the baby teeth
Now, kittens should learn about biting from their mothers and/or littermates. This doesn’t always happen and sometimes there isn’t a mother, or biting starts later. To deal with this and train motherless kittens (which was my specialty when I fostered), I gently bite the tip of the kittens ear when they are biting me and then say firmly, No or No Biting. Only apply enough pressure so that the kitten notices. They will immediately stop biting and may shake their head or look at you in horror, but it is effective and humane. Water bottles, squirt guns, air spray and yelling doesn’t work. Pinching the area works as well, but because of fingernails and amount of feeling in the fingers, I recommend the biting. Just because you know the exact amount of pressure you are applying. And of course the tip of the ear is the cleanest part of the kitten.
Fank you mommy. Me really purreciates you ‘splainin’ it to me and everypawdy else. Me was thinkin’ Raena was gonna be mean or somethin’, but she’s only bein’ normal, and fankfully it won’t last furever.
I’s really like chewin’ on boxes.
Yeah? Well I’s just glad to hear mines mouth ain’t gonna hurt furever and dat mommy ain’t gonna bite me again. Who knew I’s could break skin thru da sheets?. I was just so…so…and she just looked so…so… Well I just had to bite down. I’s had no idea she could jump like dat. Or dat blood was dat color. And I fur sure never ‘spected her to bite me back. I won’t ever be doin’ dat again.
And dat’s why she did it Raena. Me thinks me ‘members her bitin’ me too. She even bit me once when me bit me’s sis Lexi. She said somethin’ ‘bout sissy not havin’ teedies and so she was defendin’ her. Well me learned real quick dat bitin’ with intent was off da menu. Anyways, Raena be teethin’ so she’s all over da place. Me can’t believe we’s in fur months of this. Strap in and get ready cuz we’re all in fur da ride of our lives. Me’s gonna try to get in a nap befur Raena starts up again. We’ll be by to visit with ya’ shortly.
You furgot sissy. It’s Furiday and we’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Parade. Hop on over and check it out.
Till da next time……………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Well weez had planned a diffewent posty today, but sumtimes plans fall fwu. Nevew fear, me always has purrlenty to say. Just ask mommy. Me be weally talkativ specially lately. And me is so helpful too. Again, just ask mommy. Yous know mommy be takin’ it slow and easy wiff da unpackin’, and me is helpin’ hers wight along. So many boxes, only one of me. Mommy sed last night dat wiff da exception of ow dishes, evewyfin’ els wuz packed up, so weally it’s like weez just moved in here fur da first time. And hers wuz 11 years yunger and healffier back then. Lexi sed it took a mumff fur mommy to get ‘em all set up back then so weez figgerin’ weez will be settled in by meez 5ff Meowday. In case yous wuz wunnewin’ it’s comin’ up fast. Me wuz born on November da 1st. Anyways, meez duin’ much better wiff da toilet. Me only jumps a little and stares at it, but at least meez not wunnin anymowe. So yous all just gunna hav to magine it cuz mommy’s not gunna be gettin’ any video of meez wepeatin’ da first time. Weez got sum goodys in da mail dat weez can’t wait to tell yous ‘bout, but weez gunna hav to cuz mommy sez it will be much better wiff a good video. Like mommy can take a good video. Me weally needs me sum of those fumms.
Well da first fing meez wants to tell ya’ is dat weez had a cawnival at Cat Scouts this padt weekend. And since mommy be takin’ it slow and easy, her let me go to sum of da cawnival. It wuz so much fun. See since weez not weally had much space fur playin’ since this all began and mommy kep most of ow toys up so they wuldn’t get wet and ruin, then hers spent quite a lot of time wiff Lexi and me this weekend. What fun weez had. Anyways as me wuz sayin’ ‘bout da cawnival, meez Andy won me a kupple of stuffed toys. And me got painted up to look like a clown too. Cat Scout Nibbler hosted this fun event and did da face paintin’, and hers did a pawsum job. Mommy fawt me looked so cute. And Andy played da stwongman game and won. Course me never had any doubts. We even had a new cat join us this weekend. Sammy fwum ovew at 15 and meowin’, got in on da fun. Weez got lots mowe adventures comin’ up, so ifin yous haven’t joined up yet, whatcha be waitin’ fur?
Oh by da way, do yous all know what today is? It’s National Coffee day. Well ifin yous know anyfin’ ‘bout us yous know dat mommy luvs hers coffee, and weez won’t let hers sit and actually dwink a whole cup. Well, it takes too long. And we fink hers might be enjoyin’ it too much. But weez did purrawmiss dat weez wuz gunna let mommy dwink at least one whole cup tomowwo wiff out bothewin’ hers. Yous will all be purroud of us and mommy will be a happy coffee camper. 🙂 Weez not gunna keep yous long today, so weez will just say, hope all yous coffee dwinkers hav a gweat cup of coffee. There awe lots of places where yous can get a fwee cup today. They awe mostly in da bigger cities, but yous might find one in yous town, yous nevew know.
Weez hav been so humbled and honored by yous givin’ in da fundraiser da Savannah and Miss Linda put up fur us. Yous know sumfin’ big be goin’ on ovew at Savvy’s place so we weally purreciate them takin’ da time to help us. Yous can check out da fundraiser here. And weez wuld like to fank a foo mowe donors. Weez weally purreciate yous all, and as weez stated yesfurday, weez will continue to update as new donations come in, and weez will combine all da gifts and donors fwum all ovew da web when da funds be weached or da date ends. We wuld also like to fank evewypawdy fur shawin’ da link and fur yous furiendship, luv and purrayers. Weez know not evewypawdy can afford to giv gween papers, but yous can all support us wiff yous luv and purrayers. Dat bein’ sed, Fannk yous so vewy much,
Spot the Seizure Cat,
Moosey, Gracie and Zoe
Cat Scout Charles and fursibs, and
Chessie Mia & Aggie Buldak; hoo gave us their tweat munny fur us to buy sum new toys. Yous be so vewy sweet. Weez all had leaky eyes when mommy read dat to us.
Weez know times be hawd and munny be tight fur evewypawdy. Da fact dat yous pawed da link and cawed enuff to help us makes us feel so special. We can nevew twuly expwess ow gwatitude cuz the words just don’t exist to descwibe ow feelins. Again, fank yous all fur evewyfin’. And weez wanna say to those of yous hoo be like us and ot hav any gween papers to spawe, purrlease don’t feel bad or like yous not helped us. Yous luv and purrayers and furiendship means da world to us. Weez just simple little countwy girl kitties and ow mommy knows how to purreciate all da gifts given to us. And weez know dat luv be da gweatest gift yous kuld evew giv us. Weez not be those kitties dat only luv peeps dat giv to us. We twuly luv yous all.
Till da nex time……………Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty kisses
Dezi and Lexi
It’s Caturday and yous all showed up to hear ‘bout ow homecomin’ and to see fotos didn’t yous? Well as yous know weez wuz so ‘cited to come home and get back to livin’ and let mommy unpack all da boxes and put away ow fings fur anudder 11 years or so. But as yous know by now, nuffin’ wiff this company be dat simple, wight? So weez checked outta da motel and dwove home. Then weez took da long way home and went into town and video taped ow town fur all those wunnewin’ how small it weally be. And then weez finally weached HOME!!! Weez kuldn’t wait. so mommy got us outta da caw and da camewa and headed fur da door.
Mommy unlocked da door and turned on da camewa and pushed da door open and………all ow hearts sank. Mommy turned off da camewa and pushed us on in da house and shut da scween door. Then hers unzipped da stwoller and weez boff jumped out and just stood there a minute lookin’ wound. Where do weez go? How do weez get there? Mommy went back to da caw and got da litter box and sat it in fwunt of da door and then turned on da camewa and stawted takin’ fotos. Nun of da furniture wuz where it wuz posed to be, and boxes wuz piled up in fwunt of evewyfin’ Then da first box mommy looked at in da dinin’ room wuz clothes fwum da walk in closet in da bedroom. So dat meant da boxes wuzn’t even in da wight rooms. Mommy kuldn’t see da dinin’ room table or da micwowave which shulda been on da counter top. But then mommy touched da counter top and it had a thin layer of paint on it fwum da painters spway paintin’ da pawtment. Mommy walked on fwu da pawtment and into da bedroom. Weez kuldn’t even get to da bed, and nun of da furnitire in there wuz where it wuz posed to be. And then on to da closet, there wuz da dirty clothes basket, on da top shelf. Complete wiff dirty clothes. On into da pawdee box/laundwy room. Da washer and dwyer wusn’t hooked up, and mommy kuldn’t even see da hooman pawdee box. But, all of ow toilet paper wuz gone. Okay, fings awe not lookin’ good.
Back to da kitchen and there be a new, much smaller fwidge. Mommy opened da door, and evewyfin’ fell out onto da floor. Next to da new smaller fwidge is a new range. It’s not plugged in. Wight in fwunt of da new smaller fwidge in fwunt of da food cabinets is mommys sewing table. In fwunt of da sink be 2 gawment boxes blocking mommy fwum da sink and only leavin’ a small space fur mommy to inch fwu and bend down to pick up all da stuff fwum da fwidge. Then mommy turns and sees da dinin’ room table, outta place and wiff a gatorade bottle on it. Weez not dwink gatorade. Mommy picked it up and it be leakin’. It had stwipped mommys antique dinin’ room table. Mommy backs outta da dinin’ room and spots a twash can wiff chili on da twash bag. They had used ow twash bags and ate in ow house and left their gawbage. Mommy looked down into da sack and there wuz foil ashtrays and cigawette butts. Mommy finds one of ow towels wiif excess caulk on it and soakin’ wet. Mommy turned and looked into da livin’ room, and there wuz da hutch up against a wall wiff boxes stacked up as tall as it, and a file cabinet pushed up against da fwunt of it. Fur suwe nuffin’ is where it’s posed to be. Weez just left a motel and came home to a place weez can’t even eat, sleep, sit, shower, or pee at.
Mommy gets on da fone and calls da VEEP. Him’s in a meetin’. So hers calls housin’ and welays all this to da housin’ peeps hoo say they will get ahold of sumpawdy and get back to mommy at da neighbors house cuz weez not got da phones hooked up. Fankfully mommy had taken a fone to da motel and left ow innewnet stuff wiff a neighbor so she bwought it back home and found a plug and got it hooked up so we kuld hav a fone. Finally Cayla da snoopervisor calls mommy and is shocked dat mommy dusn’t fink evewyfin’ be just purrfect. Yous got to be kiddin’ meez, wight? Mommy laid into her and told her all she had found so faw and all da fings hers kuldn’t get too, and Cayla stawted cwyin’ and sed, “We wanted to give you all this new stuff and make you happy.” Happy?? Bull!!! They downgwaded da fwidge, and as weez later learned a foo udder fings too. They left a mess cuz nopawdy cleaned up after themselves and they left twash evewywhere. Weez had paid da went on this pawtment fur da munff and hav a signed years lease. This wuz not sum place they wuz posed to be duin’ whatevew they wanted to in. Mommy went back outside, and looked over and saw ow laundwy soap and litter mat all sittin’ on da fwunt porch. Well da snoopervisor sed she wuld twy to get a hold of sum peeps to figger all this out but she wus suwe they left a paff to da bed and she fawt she had picked up and used a gawbage bag fwum under ow sink to fwo away evewyfin’. And so mommy looked under da sink, and evewyfin’ had been rummaged fwu and ow dish soap is missin’.
This is da entwance to da walk in closet and da foo fings yous can see in there be all dat’s there. Those boxes closest to mommy, be in da doorway and blockin’ putting anyfin’ there.
So finally housing called back and asked ifin mommy had heard anyfin’ and wunnewed why they didn’t weplace da vanity in da pawdee box room. Da top be covered in a tile of sowts and it has a bwoken awea dat exposes da pawticle board it’s made of, and is gwowin’ mold. Yous wanna know wha they did to it? They painted it. They weplaced da kitchen faucet even. There wuz nuffin’ wong wiff any of da fings they weplaced, and most be less than 4 years old. Da mold gwowin’ vanity…………it be ovew 25 years old. Well da soonest they wus gunna send anypawdy out wuz Caturday. Da maintenance man hoo nevew weplied to mommy when da a/c wuz floodin’ da place, is posed to be here to hook up da washer and dwyer, and hims posed to caulk da toilet, but dat baby toilet ain’t stayin, and mommy ain’t gunna hav da maint. man caulk sumfin’ dat needs to be weplaced ASAP!!!
Weez not know da extent of da damages till da furniture gets put away and mommy can stawt to unpack da boxes. Weez not know which stwanger handled evewyfin’ dat wus in da fwidge, but mommy sez hers feels so violated. Weez found yet anudder towel they used wiff dat caulkin’. They just kinda made themselves at home in ow pawtment. and da mangement nevew once fawt ‘bout hoo lived in this pawtment. Da toilet be a purrime example. This just be da highlights, there be faww too much to go into. Da mover posed to be here Sunday to move all this wound so weez can unpack and get back to livin’ and fightin’ diffewent fights. So ow homecomin’ wusn’t what weez had hoped fur but is paw fur da course as faw as this company is concerned.
Mommy sez sowwy it be blurry and to ignore hers big ghost white knee, it’s there to show dat da toilet not even come up to hers knee.
Till da nex time…………………Be Blest!!!