(Mommy clears away the breakfast dishes and Dezi heads up the Liberty tree with Raena in pursuit. Dezi reaches the top first and turns and hisses at Raena who reaches out and swipes Dezi’s back leg.)
Quit tryin’ to trip me Raena!!!
Are you stickin’ your tongue out at me?
Well then quit hissin’ at me sissy.
Me didn’t hiss at ya’ till ya’ tried to trip me.
Well, what ‘bout earlier?
You jumped on top of me Raena. Wha’d ya’ expect me to do?.
I’s just wanted to play sissy.
You always wanna play Raena. Ya’ know sometimes it’s nice to just lay back and take a nap. Or fur instance, after a meal, some of us like to wash up.
I’s like a good nap as much as any kitty sissy, and cleanin’ up is a must. ‘Specially ifin I’s wanna ketch the attentions of a certain sweet boy cat. But mine’s neck furs always get caught in mine’s mouth. They seem to always be in mine’s way. Do you have that purroblem sissy?
Me did when me was a little baby kitty girl Raena, but not so much anymore. Your neck ruff is longer than me’s is. But me’s bloomers are longer than yours. And me’s whiskers are longer than yours too.
You don’t know that fur sure, sissy. Mommy says mine’s whiskers are purrlenty long. I’s just keep getting’ into things and breakin’ off the ends.
Yep, mommy hates it when ya’ do that. She says our whiskers are very m’purrtant, and we should take care of them.
I’s saw her pickin’ one up off the carpet the other day. Does she plan on tryin’ to glue it back on me or somethin’?
No silly. Mommy just luvs us so much she likes to keep those whiskers we shed. She’s got a jar full of ‘em fur each kitty she’s ever luvved. Me knows it sounds really strange, but she is only human after all. And those humans do some really weird stuffs sometimes.
No kitten sissy. Those whiskers ain’t gonna do her any good. Mommy’s wider than even your whiskers. (Raena snickers under her breath)
(Dezi lets out a little giggle and then gets serious)
(Dezi tries to hold back the grin and laugh growing inside her)
You should be ashamed of yourself. That’s not nice.
What? I’s was just meowin’ the truth. Mommy says we should always tell the truth, no matter what.
We should Raena. But sometimes, you just shouldn’t meow anythin’, ‘specially ifin the truth isn’t nice or would hurt somepawdy’s feelings.
Nope sissy, that’s not what mommy says. I’s purretty sure she says to always tell the truth, even ifin it hurts.
Raena, you’re still young and haven’t learned everythin’ just yet. There’s this thing called tact. It’s the way you meow those not so nice truths so that you don’t hurt anypawdy’s feelings.
Oh yeah? Well then just how would you meow that mommy’s wide.
Uh, well, uhm, (Dezi meowmbles under her breath) You just don’t meow it Raena. That’s how ya’ meow it, you just don’t.
Well that’s no fun. Hey, did you hear mommy talkin’ ‘bout her big ‘pointment tomorrow?
Yep, me sure did. It’s gonna be a long night. Her ‘pointment’s early in the meownin’, so she’ll have to stay up all night to be able to go. Me’s kinda hopin’ she takes you. Me would have the whole house all to me’s self. Me could nap and bathe and do all kinds of things in peace and quiet. Least fur a little while.
I’s hope she takes me too. I’s can show off mine’s purretty new harness and leash. And what do you mean, peace and quiet? We won’t be gone fur very long. But I’s not loud. The neighbors are loud. But not me.
You sure could, Raena. And yes, the neighbors are loud, but you can be too. Anyways, that’s the plan. When mommy’s gettin’ ready to go, you need to dance ‘round and drag out your harness, so mommy’ll know you wanna go really bad. ‘Course that also means that mommy’s gonna be really tired. So me told her we could skip our regular Service Cat Monday posty this week. But just this once.
But we’ll be back on Wednesday, right sissy?
Absolutely Raena. And we’ll have somethin’ on Wednesday that nopawdy’s gonna wanna miss.
We’re havin’ a give away too, aren‘t we sissy? This will be mine’s furst give away ever. I’s so excited I’s can’t hardly wait.
That’s right, Raena. We’ve kinda been teasin’ everypawdy with an occasional foto. And furinally, the day has come to meow all ‘bout it. You know, we are so blest. Bein’ Influencers allow us oppurrtunities we might not otherwise get. We really do like tryin’ out new things to tell our furiends ‘bout. But the greatest blessing we have are our furiends.
I’s agree sissy. I’s luvs our furiends so much. Did you see that we got another donation fur mommy’s dental fundraiser? We so wanna say fanky fank ya’ to our furiends over at Hairballs and Hissyfits. Ifin ya’ haven’t met Amarula, Frodo and Zulu, you should go by and check ‘em out. And ifin you would like to help mommy get her much needed dental work done, you can donate directly through paypal without any fees. Just use our email, firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can also donate through the fundraiser by clickin’ here. We really purreciate all those who have helped so far. We’re ‘bout half way to our goal and mommy’s mouth feelin’ all better. Hopefully, she’ll be smilin’ again real soon. She’s a little embarrassed to smile right now, and the air makes her teeth hurt worse; so she tries to keep her mouth shut most of the time.
Those things are all true Raena. But we are blest to have a mommy that still puts us furst, no matter how she feels. And we’ve been blest with some nice Spring weather this comin’ week. That means lots of strolls fur us. We can hear the birds singin’ and the wind blowin’ the furesh new leaves that are growin’ on the trees outside. Mommy says we’re in fur at least one more cold snap befur Spring furinally arrives to stay. You know, each day is a gift, a blessing to celebrate just bein’ alive. We are so fankful to have so much luv in our lives. ‘Member to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. No matter how bad things might seem, there is always a blessing just waitin’ to be found.
And don’t furget the Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue sissy. Maybe a couple of those Wednesday teaser fotos would be good. We hope you’ll all stop by to find out what it is.
Till the next time………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Well Raena, as always, everypawdy thought you were the cat’s meow in the bobble hat.
I’s know sissy. I’s just too cute, ain’t I?. This was the favorite foto of that posty.
This is me, Dezi, da day me came to live with mommy and sis Lexi.
Really bad 35mm camera shot. Oh how times have changed.
You know, there was a time when peeps couldn’t get enuff of me either. There’s just somethin’ ‘bout a kitten that peeps just go gaga over. There’s even a day this month called cuddly kitten day.
That’s me, sweet Dezi at about 3 months old. Yeah, da
redhead is mommy, and so is da baby in da black & white foto.
Really sissy? You know, I’s glad peeps like me and all, but there are so many kitties in the world that don’t have luvvin’ furever homes. I’s might not have enjoyed mine’s “spa day”, but I’s so fankful that mommy cares enuff ‘bout me to make sure that I’s the healthiest I’s can be, and not makin’ more baby kittens to end up homeless or worse.
I’s hope I’s never have to do dat again. Dat “spa day” wasn’t any fun.
But mommy says I’s’ll be healthier now.
Yep Raena, an unaltered animal is more purrone to serious health issues. And those cute cuddly kittens grow up. Mommy says we’ll always be her cute cuddly babies, but amazinly enuff there are peeps out there that don’t feel that way. We’ll never unnerstand how somepawdy could throw away their beluvved baby, but it happens every day. Now we know we’re purreachin’ to the choir here, but just in case, Purrlease Spay and Neuter your pets, and support in any way you can, TNR efforts.
We are so very blest to have our mommy, and belong to a community of like minded peeps and anipals. We may not agree on everythin’, but we can all agree Spay/Neuter be the way to go.
Sure ‘nuff Raena. And while you might be kitten like fur a few more years, you’ve got a birthday comin’ up fast.
Ain’t I’s cute? I’s knew I’s hit da jackpot da minute I’s saw mommy.
Does that mean we’ll have a pawrty? Are birthday’s like Christmas? When is mine’s birthday, sissy? Will I’s….
Slow down Raena. Yes, we’ll have a pawrty. We’ll celebrate all month long. Birthday’s aren’t really like Christmas, but they do come ‘round every year. And your birthday is April 21st. That’s how we knew fur sure, you were meant to live with mommy and me. Your birthday is one week earlier than sis Lexi’s had been. When mommy found out your birthday, she unnerstood why she had been havin’ trouble findin’ a new helper fur me. Y, you hadn’t even been born yet. God has a plan and a time fur everythin’.
You mean you and mommy were waitin’ fur little ole me?
Yes Raena, we were. But don’t let it go to your head. We were blest to have found you. And you…
And I’s blest ya’ll found me. Really, I’s was. I’s got to be the luckiest most blest kitty girl in the universe. I’s got a great mommy, the bestest sisfur ever, and more furiends than I’s can count. And toys, lots and lots of toys. Mostly, I’s blest to be luvved so much.
Yep Raena, we’re fur sure blest. We wanted to update everypawdy on the fundraiser fur mommy. Mommy received a check fur $2,000.00 towards her dental this week. Fank you so much awnty Anonymous Angel and Kitties. Every dollar gets us that much closer to our goal and mommy bein’ able to get her teeth purroblems fixed. Ifin you can/want to donate to help mommy, you can do so on the fundraiser here, or by sendin’ directly through Paypal. Our Paypal donation email address is: email@example.com. That’s lexi (dot) dezi (at) yahoo (dot) com. Ifin ya’ can’t send money, we sure would purreciate it ifin you would share the fundraiser and purray fur us. And another meowsy big fank you to awnty Petal.
you’d call this a back of head selfie. MOL
We wanted to say that we luv all our furiends. We know money is tight fur everypawdy, so don’t ever think we think any less of those of you who can’t donate. We don’t count our furiends with dollar signs. And we purray fur all of you every day. No matter how gloomy the day, or what you might be goin’ thru, furiends can make the sun shine in your life. We are so blest to have all of you in our lives and can’t even ‘magine our lives without ya’. ‘Member to take a minute today and every day to give fanks fur the blessings in your life.
Yep, this is mine’s teaser selfie. Can ya’ guess what
mommy’s holdin’? It’s comin’ up soon.
And don’t furget to check out the Sunday Selfies over at the Kitties Blue. We don’t really take selfies here, but mommy does get a lot of close up shots of us. So even ifin you’re not a selfie taker, you can still link up.
Till the next time………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
(Dezi’s crouched down behind the chair, her tail twitching and flicking from side to side and eyes wide, waiting for Raena to saunter past)
(Raena looks about from the dining room for Dezi. She chortles her frustration.)
Where’s sissy mommy?
Girls. It’s time for Blest Sunday. Are ya’ll gonna write a post today or play tag?
(Raena comes charging toward the chair and mommy chirping the whole way)
(With one last ripple of the skin and tail flick, Dezi jumps out at Raena. Both girls briefly hiss and then run to mommy) Of course we’re gonna write a Blest sunday posty, mommy. We wouldn’t miss it.
I’s wanna write the posty, sissy.
You wrote the last posty Raena. It’s mes turn. ‘Member, it’s mes name on the blog.
Furst up today we wanted to say a meowsy big Fank you to those who have sent money fur mommys teeth purroblems. Most donations have come through the fundraiser, but we did get a couple directly to our paypal at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fank you awnty Petal, awnty Carol, awnty Cindy, awnty Julie, and those Anonymous awnties and uncles that donated. We currently have $570.00 towards what we need. Even ifin mommy had the work done in stages, we still don’t have enuff to cover the cost of the removal of those teeth that are causing all the pain and infection. That cost is $1320.00. But cuz that would leave mommy with only 2 teeth on the bottom, that appointment also included partials so she would be able to eat, speak right and so on, fur a total cost of $3598.00. You can read the posty where mommy talked ‘bout what’s needed here. Some of you have asked ‘bout antibiotics and such. Cuz mommy didn’t make a follow up appointment to have the work done, the dentist didn’t give mommy anything, that’s a common purractice here. Mommys regular doctor told her to see a dentist, again, common purractice here. So we’re doin’ what we can and takin’ it one day at a time. We feel very blest to have each other and all of you.
We are so fankful fur all your purrs, purrayers, luv and support. We feel so blest to have so many amazin’ furiends.
Hey sissy, don’t furget ‘bout mines new harness. Fanky fank you awnty Vonda fur sendin’ the green papers to get me a new harness. Cuz mommy was a little under the weather last week, she hasn’t had a chance yet to measure me and get it ordered, but she says it’s on the agenda this week. And, we met a really nice purrson who came by to apply fur the job to help mommy ‘round the house.
Yes, Raena, we did, but we’re not gonna say anythin’ more till the word comes back and this purrson actually starts workin’ fur us. No, we’re not superstitious, but we’ve been here too many times and it’s not worked out, so we’re just bein’ cautious.
(Raena suddenly jumps up and zooms through the house and jumps up on Dezi) Cautious. Hmmpht
(Dezi hisses and raises her paw as if she was going to whack Raena) Yes, Raena, cautious. You’re too young to understand some things, so just take it from me and keep quiet. And quit jumpin’ on me. That’s not very nice ya’ know. We better rap it up and finish brekky.
The sun’s shinin’ and it’s kinda warm outside. Reckon’ mommy will take us fur a stroll?
Raena, the wind’s blowin’ so hard out there we’d get blown off the sidewalk. In other words, purrobably not. Fankfully we have a home to stay in so we don’t have to get blown all over. And we’re blest to have a mommy who luvs us, and all our amazin’ furiends. Purrlease ‘member to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the many blessings in your life. We don’t really do selfies so much, but we’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies. Now, me has a lesson to teach to Raena ‘bout jumpin’ on unsuspectin’ kitty girls.
Till the next time………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Meowllo everypawdy, me hopes you are doing well. Furst me wants to say, a meowsy big Fank you to everypawdy who wished me a Happy Gotchaday. Even tho’ it stormed all day long yesfurday, and we couldn’t get on da catputer fur very long, it was a pawsum day. 7 years ago, mommy and sis Lexi were grievin’ da loss of Ransom when she got a call ‘bout a litter of Ragdoll kitties dat had been rescued. Of course mommy couldn’t resist kitties in need and came to see us. Da minute mes little eyes saw her and mes nose got a whiff of her sweet spirit, me knew she was gonna be mes furever mommy. There was no way she could say no, when me dragged mes worm ridden half dead body into her lap and looked into her eyes and purred. She looked back at me with tear filled eyes and said, “You’re my destiny.” Since dat day, we’ve not been apawrt. And mommy even named me Deztinee (she luvs to be different). Me is fankful fur awnty Vonda and her wonderful kitties fur sendin’ me some treats to share with sis Raena. Me is sooooooooooo blest.
Yes, me shared with Raena. Me’s favorite freeze dried chicken breasts.
And guess what else happened yesfurday? Since it was stormin’ and so dark outside, we didn’t even see da UPS man walk up da walk to our ‘pawrtment. So when we heard da knock on da door, we were all quite surprised. Mommy brought da bestest smelling box in da house and then started bawlin’ like a baby. She was cryin’ so hard, she couldn’t even read da gift message under da pull tab. Once she furinally got da box open, we saw da biggest turkey tom lurkey dat was respawnsible fur dat pawsum smell emanating from said box. Dat’s right, A delishus smoked turkey tom lurkey was layin’ right there in dat box. Mommy furinally stopped cryin’ long enuff to see da message under dat pull tab. Fank you soooooooooooooo much Snoops, Kommando Kitty and awnty Cathy. We will now be havin’ a turkey tom lurkey feast fur Fanksgiving tomorrow and a turkey tom lurkey feast fur Christmas fanks to da other pawsum turkey we received last week. We never ‘spected to be so blest and can’t truly express out gratitude. Everypawdy in our house will have full bellies this holiday season. And fur dat, da human language just doesn’t have da words to express how truly grateful we are. Luvving furiends, a luvving home and full bellies, we are so blest.
We weren’t always so blest tho’. And in da midst of our blessings, we’re thinkin’ ‘bout those who are less furtunate than us; and sendin’ our purrayers. We don’t always know who those peeps and anipals might be, but we can purray God sends someone across their path to help them. And speakin’ of those anipals we wanna tell ya’ a little story today.
Can I’s have a bite right now mommy?
Are you gonna tell everypawdy ‘bout Hope sissy?
Yep Raena, me is. When we got our catputer we signed up fur Facebook. Dat was da thing to do back then. And then we discovered kitty pages. OMC There’s a whole world of kitties out there on da innernet. Among those kitties was an adorable little black kitty named Blind Pepe, who had a brofur named Roo. We read Pepe’s story, and fell in luv. Pepe wasn’t born blind, and not bein’ able to see, wasn’t da only purroblem he had. See, some very mean pursson or peeps had tortured Pepe and then left him to die. His brofur Roo had been born with “defective” front arms. Of course these two handsum mancats weren’t actual littermates, but they became brofurs cuz of da amazin’ woman who took them in and nursed them to health and gave them a luvving furever home. We just couldn’t understand how peeps could be so…so…so horrific. Fank catness fur awnty Nora, who stepped in and did everythin’ she could fur these boys. But Pepe and Roo aren’t da only kitties awnty Nora has taken in and saved. She has over 40 kitties, most with major health issues, and a lot who be little black panfurs. Like Tootsie, not a black kitty, but one who has Feline Leukemia and FIV and needs to have some teeth pulled. We all know what woulda happened to her in a shelter.
Blind Pepe. foto courtesy of Blind Pepe
And Hope sissy? What ‘bout Hope?
Roo. foto courtesy of Blind Pepe and Roo
Me’s getting’ to her Raena.
So, anyways, when a young girl and older woman appeared on awnty Nora’s door step last week with da broken, tortured body of a kitten they found but saying they couldn’t afford to help her; awnty Nora once again came to da rescue. Da poor baby had been kicked in da face. Unlike me, when me looked into mommys eyes and she looked into mines, poor Hope couldn’t. Dat’s right, her eyes were a mess, one no doubt beyond saving. After a trip to da VET, Hope was determined to be ‘bout 9 weeks old. What kind of purrson does this to a helpless kitty??? Why would someone do this??? Our heats just broke looking at sweet little Hope, clinging to life and relying on da kindness of a species who had tortured her and no doubt left her fur dead. This sweet little Tortie Hope, couldn’t know it right then, but like me, she had just hit da jackpot.
Hope after being cleaned up at the VET.
Awnty Nora wouldn’t abandon her, and would do whatever it takes to make her better. Hope will know luv and kindness. She’ll know a full belly and soft place to sleep. She’ll never have to fear being hurt, tortured or abused ever again!!! But as many of you know, one sick kitty can drain a bank account quickly. Even knowing this, awnty Nora wouldn’t, couldn’t say no. But with many kitties who have special needs, awnty Nora could really use some help payin’ da VET bills fur Hope. Hope is havin’ surgery to remove her eye on December da 9th at da Pond Creek Vet. We know it’s da holidays. We know money is tight. We know there are lots of kitties in need. But we’re askin’ just da same. We know awnty Nora and we know Hope is now safe and luvved.
Unfurtunately, luv doesn’t pay da bills and they’re gonna need ‘bout $2,000.00. So ifin you can spare anything, even just a dollar, purrlease help Hope. You can donate directly to da VET by calling (580)532-4900 and giving under da name: Jack or Nora Haugh. You can donate free (no fees if you click to give to friends or family) by giving directly to awnty Nora’s paypal at: email@example.com dat’s ellenorahaugh(at)yahoo(dot)com, or by clicking here fur da GoFundMe fundraiser. Remember, no gift is too small. And purrlease, purray and share. As you all know, we don’t do things like this very offen, but we just can’t let Hope down. Tis da season after all. And as you all know, we don’t have money ourselves. But we have been so blest, dat me shared me’s Gotchaday gift with Hope. It’s da least we could do considerin’ da blessings we have received.
Oh sissy, I’s sure is purrayin’ dat Hope gets da help she needs. I’s know awnty Nora’s gonna make sure she’s a happy kitty and has a great life from here on out.
Me too Raena, me too. We’re gonna wrap it up now, and get ready fur Fanksgivin’. We have so much to be fankful fur. Tune in Blest sunday to see how our feast went. We’re purrayin’ fur safe travels and many blessings fur all of our furiends. And fur all those less furtunate than us, come on by, we’ll share. Kidding aside, we purray fur those peeps and anipals every day just as we purray fur our furiends. See ya’ after T-Day.
Till da next time……………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Well here we are just 2 more days till Christmas. Can you believe it? It’s been a crazy year here and has gone by so fast. Too fast really. As most of you know sis Lexi was diagnosed with CKD last January and it has been a roller coaster ride since then. Furst there was da trying to find foods she kuld eat dat she wuld eat. And not just once, but again and again. Overnight sissy went from da kitty who ate anyfin’ what didn’t eat her furst to bein’ as finicky as me. Talk ‘bout furustratin’ fur mommy. It sure is. And ifin CKD isn’t bad enuff, those same kitties are prone to other issues as well. So you never know what kind of day you’re gunna have from minute to minute.
You know since goin’ to BlogPaws sissy’s been duin’ purretty good. She’s had a few bad days, but mostly good. Mommy was hopin’ to ride dat high fur at least another year. But yesfurday sissy didn’t eat much bweakfastt afur she was off to have a meownin’ nap. Mommy didn’t worry too much cuz she had eaten a really big dinner da night afur. But later yesfurday afternoon, Lexi suddenly started pacin’ da floor and meowin’ her dispurrleased low yeowl. And then she threw up what little she did eat fur bwekky. Oh but it didn’t stop there. She then climbed in da litter box and only sprinkled a little. And what she sprinkled was nuffin’ more than blood drops. Yep, weez on da roller coaster and zoomin’ downhill. Yep UTI’s are commonplace in CKD kitties and sissy has another one. And yep, again da VET was out of reach. Yes we know we need a new VET but it’s not dat easy. Since we don’t have any where we live and have to dwive a good distance, we have to make sure we kuld get there ifin there was a real mergency. We have now twied all da VETs in da town wiff our current VET so now weez gotta start checkin’ a few other towns round us which of course takes time, money and gas. Sumfin’ we don’t have at da moment.
Mommy sez she dusn’t know which is worse, da kidney disease or all da illnesses and issues dat occur because of it. And of course everytime sissy takes a down turn, mommy gets terrified dat she won’t bounce back this time. So yesfurday she was hollerin’ at God and tellin’ Him dat He kuldn’t have Lexi yet, and dat she kuldn’t go thru another Christmas loss. 10 years ago sissy and mommy lost Lucky on Christmas and Ransom 5 years ago a little afur Thanksgivin’. Sissy posted an update on da fundraiser and we wuld purreciate any help you can give. We wanna say a meowsy big Thank you to all who have helped so far. We’ll fur sure keep you posted as to how sissy be duin’. We wuld also purreciate your purrayers.
You know this disease is pawful and altho it’s more common in older kitties, it can affect younger ones as well. While mommy was cleanin’ all da mess and dealin’ wiff sis Lexi one of meez fellow scouts made a purrayer request post at scouts. Meez furiend Mau from da Kitties Blue, you know da Sunday Selfie’s kitties; well hims sisfur Fiona was just diagnosed with CKD. At only 5 years old, this news has devastated da furmily. Purrlease send sum purrayers Fiona’s way too. They are tryin’ to stabilize her so they can come up wiff a treatment plan. Purrlease go by and share sum luv wiff them.
Neever of us awe ready to lose our sisfurs. Mommy sez we will enjoy Christmas and won’t accept sissy not bein’ here to share it wiff us. Me also wanted to tell ya’ ‘bout our Christmas article over at da Daily Mews. check it out, and while you’re there, take a look around. There’s lots of pawsum stories every month. Share and sign up fur da Mewsletter. We purrominse no spam or bothersome emails will come your way just da occasional update of new stories. Weez on da front page this month Sharin’ da Luv. Just click da link and scroll down a bit. Fanks again fur bein’ our furiends and sharin’ da luv with us. Meez gotta go now, with sissy not feelin’ gweat it’s up to me to do all da posin’ wiff da pawsum gifts weez been getting’.
Till da next time………………………………………………Be Blest!!!