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Chatting Cats: Felines Opine On A Play Date

Raena:  Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Are ya’ll ready fur some fun? Cuz I’s gotta tell ya’, we’ve got loads of it today. Ifin you’ve followed us fur any length of time, you know we don’t write many book reviews. It’s not that we don’t like books, it’s just that mommy’s eyes aren’t as young as they used to be. And of course, she doesn’t unnerstand all this e-book stuff. ‘Course, she couldn’t read a book on the catputer anyways. Again, those old eye purroblems get in the way. Then of course, there’s the purrfurence fur the Bible or things that can teach us somethin’. In other words, we’re not big on fiction. Mommy’s a bit of a realist. Anyways, our adorable furiends, known ‘round the blogosphere as the Tribe of Five from Feline Opines, recently wrote a book of their own. Altho’ we’re a bit jealous, cuz mommy hasn’t even knocked out the furst chapter of our book, we were really x’cited fur them.

 

 

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

 

 

 

          Dezi:  We sure were Raena. We cats have to stick together. So, when we heard their book was “on sale now”, we invited ‘em over fur a play date and told them to bring a copy of their new book, Felines Opine, to discuss. They were so generous, they had their human, “awnty” Anita Aurit (author and the Tribe’s scribe) send us our very own hard copy.  Pawtographed and purrsonalized just fur us.

 

Raena on cat tree with Felines Opine book

 

 

 

 

 

Raena:  Yep sissy, the kind with turnable pages that mommy can put her magnifyin’ page on ifin need be. Their book is more like a devotional fur cat luvvers. Ya’ know, God, from a feline point of view, as they put it. As most of ya’ know, we’re a God fearin’ house of Christians, so this book’s right up our alley. Up our alley, I’s gonna have to ask mommy what that means (Taking a mental note). While we enjoy the Bible as is, it’s nice to occasionally break up our Bible study with a good devotional. And hey, the cute cat fotos are an added bonus. So, Alberto, why don’t you innerduce everypawdy to your family.

 

Raena, Alberto and Tucker lay atop the liberty cat tree

Raena:  I’s so glad you brought the whole family, Alberto.

Now, let’s meow ’bout ya’ll’s book, huh Tucker? 

Tucker:  Thanks Raena, let’s

 

 

     Alberto:  Thanks Raena and Dezi, we’re happy to be here to talk about our book and play with you girls. I of course am Alberto, adventure cat extraordinaire; the *lean mean stalking machine of the Tribe (*Felines Opine). The Alpha of our Tribe is my rotund cross eyed brother, Tucker. His cuddle buddy is our sister Lily, who like you beautiful ladies is a torbie with catitude. The black and white spotted fellow rolling in your nip is my brother Oliver. And last but certainly not least is our sister, Jasmine. (Whispers) You know, she’s the scaredy cat of the Tribe. (Alberto meows loudly from the cat tree) But that’s okay, we’re trying to incorporate some of the tips you all gave us to integrate her back into the family area. 

 

          Dezi:  We’re just so happy all of you came. Play dates are so much fun. And, not to worry, there’s purrlenty of hidin’ spots ifin anypawdy gets overwhelmed. It can happen to the bestest of us. Meowin’ of, Jasmine, we purrticularly luvved your opine on Genesis 6:19 that says, “And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the Ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female…(KJV) Can you tell us how you x’plained this? 

 

 

Raena with Janmine

Raena:  Hey Jasmine, we’re so glad you could come this time.

I’s luvved your entries in ya’ll’s book. You’re so clever.  

Jasmine: Thanks Raena, it’s the Siamese in me.

 

 

 

 

 

     Jasmine:  Um, sure Dezi, Raena, (Blushing and starting with a timid voice that gets bolder as she speaks) thank you. God took so much care in creating all the animals of the earth. *“He charged Adam to name each one. When God decided to send the flood…He made a covenant (promise) with Noah and his family as well as the animals.” (*Felines Opine) I just think that when humans decide to take us into their homes, you know when they adopt us, they make a covenant with us to care for us and to love us, just like God and Noah.

 

Raena:  We so agree Jasmine. And like you went on to meow, God could’a killed everythin’ in that flood and just started over. But, he luvved His creation so much, He didn’t believe we were expendable. None of us are throw aways or trash. We’re all ‘purrtant and special. Humans were created in God’s image. And, He hasn’t broken His covenant, so humans shouldn’t break their covenant with us when they adopt us. ‘Course, we’re among the Blest ones, our humans would never treat us badly or throw us away. 

 

Feline Opines collage photo

 

 

 

     Tucker: You’ve got that right Raena. My ample proportions tell you how seriously my humans take their covenant and obey God. I know the Tribe is very thankful for them just as you and Dezi are thankful for your human.

 

Dezi and Lily lay atop the liberty cat tree

Lily:  Love your cat tree Dezi. 

Dezi:  Fanks Lily, we’re so glad you could come.

 

 

     Lily:  Our female human says that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals. (Lily headbutts Tucker and Dezi and continues to meow) Thankfully, we have Godly humans that have never and would never mistreat us. That also means they’re kind to others as well. I’d say we all have pretty good lives. We hit the jackpot with our humans, don’t you think?

 

Dezi lays on pet cot with Oliver rolling on nip heart

Those Yeowww nip toys are great fun, huh Oliver?

 

 

 

          Dezi:  Sure ‘nuff Lily. Oliver, you’ve been pretty quiet, did you wanna come up from the nip fur a minute and meow anythin’? Oliver…? 

 

     Tucker: (Looking over at Oliver, Tucker shakes his head) Listen, what we really learned while writing our book was how, as you girls would put it, Blest we are. We also learned that God wants all His creation to praise Him. 

 

Raena:  Yep Tucker, mommy says that all the time. And, we offen stop what we’re doin’ several times a day to praise God and fanky fank Him fur all the Blessings in our lives. We really enjoyed ya’ll’s little devotional book. Each of you took turns givin’ your points of view on purrticular scriptures. And we luvved seein’ ya’ll’s full page fotos opposite your opines. We truly think any cat lover would just luvs your book. That’s 4 paws up from me.

 

Dezi lays on scratcher with the book Felines Opine

 

 

 

 

Dezi and Alberto sit atop the liberty cat tree

Hey ‘Berto, we luv your new book.

 

 

 

          Dezi: Me agrees Raena. Me also gives it 4 paws up. And me knows mommy enjoyed it. We know everypawdy’s gonna wanna get a copy of their own. So, you can grab one now fur $11.99 at amazon. That’s fur a hard copy (paperback). It’s also available fur kindle. Sorry we can’t give ya’ the 411 on that version, like we meowed, mommy just ain’t that tech savvy. MOL We’re sure those of you who are, will be able to figger it all out.  

 

Raena:  Why don’t we all go ask mommy fur some treats and then we’ll play some more. This has been a great play date. We’ll have to do it again some time.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Alberto: Black 

Jasmine: Burnt Orange 

Tucker: Dark Green 

Lily: Bright Pink

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Blest Sunday: Friends Are A Blessing

Dezi:  MeOW  C’mon Raena, it’s time fur Blest Sunday and we’ve gotta get to it while mommy’s able to type fur us. Ya’ know, things would be so much easier ifin we had thumbs to type fur ourselves. 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

 

 

          Raena:  Or an app that could translate kitty meows to human speak. Wouldn’t that be pawsum sissy? As it turns out, the new smarty pants fone doesn’t unnerstand meow speak after all.  

 

That would be purretty cool Raena, but humans have enuff trouble unnerstandin’ us kitties, can you ‘magine the misunnerstandings a catputer purrogram would make? (Dezi shakes head

 

Raena sits on small perch in front of door

 

 

 

          Only ifin humans created it, sissy. Maybe we could create the app. We’d be famous. We’d be rich. We’d be…

 

We’d be somethin’ Raena, that’s fur sure. Anyways, we’ll just have to hope that mommy can adjust and keep helpin’ us. 

 

          Yeah sissy, I’s just don’t unnerstand how a group of peeps that don’t even know mommy or her medical history can make laws that tell her doctor how much medicine she can take. Mommy said they were gonna cut her dose again soon. She’s already started fallin’ more and passin’ out more and I’s swear, we’re gonna wear our paws out with all the migraines she’s been gettin’. I’s lost count of how many massages we’ve given her over the last couple of days. 

 

Dezi lays on floor

 

 

 

Me feels ya’ Raena. But, we are so Blest to have such a pawsum mommy. Ifin she needs a hunnerd massages a day, me will gladly help her. Me’s just happy that the doctor or his staff wasn’t mean to mommy. She had no idea what to x’pect when she went in fur her regular monthly ‘pointment Furiday. After all, the last time she was there, that office lady was yellin’ at mommy and throwin’ papers at her. 

 

          Yeah sissy, I’s was glad ‘bout that too. That lady basically just ignored mommy and purrtended she didn’t see her. Anyways, enuff ‘bout that. Did you see the woofy that moved in next door?  

 

Is that what that was on our porch the other day? 

 

Raena lays on the floor with her mouth wide open

 

 

 

          Yeah sissy,, the grandkid was s’posed to be walkin’ it and stead of takin’ him/her on the grass ‘round back, they were all over our porch and garden. Mommy said she better not open the door to find any surprises. We just don’t unnerstand why peeps don’t clean up after their woofies. 

 

Yeah Raena, me thinks woofies could take a few lessons from us kitties on how to train their humans. Us cats have that one down. Hey did you hear that today is National Friendship Day? We’re so Blest to have so many amazin’ furiends. 

 

          We sure are sissy. Can sissy’s be furiends too? I’s think I’s Blest to have you fur a furiend and mine’s sissy. 

 

Dezi lays atop the cat tree selfie

 

 

 

(Sarcastically) Yeah, yeah, whatever Raena. Me’s Blest too. 

 

          Really sissy? Do you mean it? 

 

Yeah Raena, me means it. (Dezi thinks about all the possibilities and then mumbles quietly) Guess me could’a ended up with much worse. (Dezi clears her throat) Anyways, meowin’ of furiends, there are so many who aren’t feelin’ tip top lately. We just hate it when our furiends are feelin’ yucky. We’ve been sendin’ up lots of extra purrayers fur all.

 

Dezi sits on shower chair and Raena lays on the shower bench

 

 

 

          Sure ‘nuff sissy. Ya’ know, we’ve got a big week ahead of us, we better get to crackin’. 

 

Me’s comin’ Raena. But, me’s not doin’ all the cleanin’ me’s self. You’re gonna be helpin’ too, right? 

 

          Of course I’s gonna help sissy. I’s gonna snoopervise. That’s what alpha kitties do. 

 

We’re not a pride of a hunnerd Raena. You’re gonna do lots more than snoopervise or me’s gonna tell mommy. More than half this mess is yours. You’re the one who uses the piddle pads as skateboards not me. 

 

Raena sits pretty on scratcher

 

 

 

          Yep sissy, and you have no idea what fun you’re missin’. Trust me, try it just once. I’s bet you’ll luvs it. You can go from one end of the hall to the other in no time…watch me. (Raena runs and jumps on the piddle pad in the hallway and slides down the hall) Wheeeeeeeee!!!  See sissy? It’s sooooooo much fun!!! 

 

Sure Raena. Me’s not sure mommy would agree. Anyways, let’s get off here and finish brekky so me can have a beauty nap. As we do each Blest sunday, we’d like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. Fank you all fur bein’ a pawrt of ours.

 

          Don’t furget, we’re linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies too. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Chatting Cats: Raena’s At It Again

Raena:  Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. How are ya’ll doin’? ‘Member a while back when we were tryin’ to sign mommy up to marry a total stranger?

 

Dezi sits on shower chair looking up

 

 

 

          Dezi: Wait a minute RaenaBelle, don’t lump me into that. That was all you. Me had nuffin’ to do with that. You’re the one that watches all the teevee ‘round here. 

 

Raena lays on toilet in bathroom looking up

 

 

 

RaenaSure sissy, whatever you meow. (Raena meows under her breath) I’s seem to ‘member you were all fur gettin’ us a daddy at the time too. Anyways, the new season just started and OMC the day after the weddin’, one of those peeps was arrested. Sure nuff, there they were at the airpurrt fixin’ to go away on their honeymoon, when the pawlice showed up and whisked one of ‘em away. Looks like we dodged a bullet so to meow. 

 

          You’re right ‘bout that Raena. Altho’, to be fair, we don’t yet know the whole story. Now don’t get me wrong, we’re all ‘bout criminals bein’ punished fur their crimes, but teevee always makes things look worse than they are. Still, me’s glad we didn’t get mommy involved in all that. Like we don’t have enuff purroblems already. Hmmmpht 

 

Raena lays on cat tree looking back

 

 

 

I’s seem to ‘member the only reason we didn’t get mommy signed up was cuz she’s too old, sissy. I’s think mommy still has a lot of good years left in her, but ‘pawrently anypawdy over 30 shouldn’t x’pect to find their special somepawdy. 

 

Dezi lays on scratching pad

 

 

 

          RaenaBelle, you’re meowin’ ‘bout mommy like she’s a racehorse or somethin’. She’s got a lot of good years left in her (Dezi shakes her head)…Where did you even come up with that? Another teevee show no doubt. 

 

 

Raena sits on top of the scratching post watching tv

 

 

 

Well sissy, ifin mommy was a racehorse, she wouldn’t be just some filly, she’d be a thoroughbred fur sure. 

 

          Me agrees Raena. Me’s just not sure mommy would ‘purreciate bein’ refurred to as a horse.

 

Raena lays on cat tree looking out the door

 

 

 

Well at least me isn’t callin’ her a pig or somethin’. Anyways, enuff ‘bout all that. Can you believe how fast this year has flown by? I’s was thinkin’ we should have a pawrty or somethin’. You know, a just cuz celebration. We could invite all our furiends and pawrty the night away. 

 

          That does sound like fun Raena, but, me’s not sure now is the right time fur a pawrty. Why don’t we start with somethin’ small, like a play date? A while back we meowed that once things settled down a bit ‘round here we’d have our furiends from Feline Opines over to meow ‘bout their book. Me’s thinkin’ we should plan that fur next month.

 

Oh sissy, that sounds like a great idea. I’s can’t hardly wait. I’s gonna go call Alberto right now. 

 

Dezi lays sleeping on cat scratcher

 

 

 

          You do that Raena. Me’s just gonna take a short nap. 

 

Raena lays on liberty cat tree looking out door

 

 

 

Okay sissy, you rest up cuz we’re gonna have loads of fun when our furiends get here. Maybe we can go fur a stroll, and play with the jitter bug, and zoom thru the ‘pawrtment, and…(Raena looks out the door while meowing about all the fun things to do when the friends come over, while Dezi dreams about the rest she’ll get when Raena has someone else to chase and play with.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

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