Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. You are never gonna believe what happened yesfurday. White stuffs came fallin’ from the sky!!! Sure ‘nuff, little balls of hard white stuffs were everywhere. They were too small to be dippin’ dots, and mommy said they weren’t edible anyways. Did you see ‘em sissy?
Yeah Raena, me saw ‘em. Fankfully, they didn’t stick ‘round or get any bigger. Those little balls weren’t snow. Not that we want snow, but ice is fur sure not somethin’ we want. It’s way too early fur that. Besides, did you hear mommy say we’re gonna have to move right after Christmas?
Move? She was only kitten, right?
Nope Raena, that fur sure wasn’t the face of a joke. And any time mommy starts talkin’ ‘bout needin’ to talk to lawyers and file complaints, it ain’t no laffin’ matter. Anyways, guess that’s why mommy said we weren’t decoratin’ fur Christmas this year. And with the car on the fritz with a busted gasket, we’re purrobably not gonna be able to go out light seein’.
Oh well sissy, that means more cuddle time with mommy. I’s so luvs cuddle time.
Me hopes so Raena, but you’ve never been ‘round durin’ a move. Trust me, it ain’t as fun as it sounds. It ain’t like packin’ an overnight bag and stayin’ in a hotel. It’s like wall the wall boxes and stuffs everywhere. Won’t be no slidin’ down the hall on piddle pads fur you.
Really sissy? Fur how long? Where are we goin’?
Who knows Raena, mommy’s lived in her car more than a couple of times in her life. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see. Anyways, It’s Christmas time and time to think ‘bout good things and fun. We’re gonna be postin’ our final and all inclusive Gift Guide Furiday. Me can’t hardly wait.
Me neither sissy. I’s think we’ve picked out some really pawsum stuffs. We even sourced some great silvervine fur all those kitties with a more discernin’ palette. Sorry you didn’t really like the kitty nug that was pawrt of your birthday purresent. But I’s was glad you liked some of the things in the Pawrty Pack.
Fanks Raena. Me saw you enjoyin’ the nug, so you can have it. Mommy had thought we were gettin’ at least a couple of ‘em based on the description. Maybe we only got the one cuz we bought it with a steep discount. Anyways, just give me some of that silvervine and valerian root and me can be one happy kitty girl.
Valerian root? I’s never tried that sissy. Is it good?
Well Raena, ifin you’re nice to me today, I’s might ask mommy to share some with ya’.
That’s really nice of ya’ sissy, fanky fanks.
Yeah, sure Raena. Just no jumpin’ on me. And get back, me doesn’t need any hugs right now.
But I’s luvs you sissy.
Yeah yeah, me luvs you too Raena. Now seriously, go away.
Okay sissy. Wanna play?
Till the next time………………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
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