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Chatting Cats: 2018 Gift Guide

Hey everypawdy, are ya’ out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. (Raena looks around and out the door and back into the living room. She sees Dezi washing her face after eating a few bites of breakfast and meows…) Hey sissy, is our innernets back on? I’s don’t know who keeps cuttin’ what, but I’s ‘bout tired of them cuttin’ our innernets. I’s asked mommy ifin she had furgotten to pay the bill or somethin’ cuz this was the 3rd time this month we’ve been offline. 

 

Dezi wipes eyes atop cat tree

 

 

 

          Me knows Raena. It’s really frustratin’ when ya’ have things to do and no way to do ‘em and no answers as to why. We do seem to be back online, but who knows fur how long. Mommy’s counselor said she was told that somepawdy had cut one of the fiber optic lines and cut the innernets fur all of Southern Oklahoma the last time and this time. Y, Even the stores couldn’t opurrate cuz they’re credit card machines weren’t workin’. Me can only ‘magine what it would’a been like had it been black Furiday or Cyber Monday. (Dezi shakes her head

 

 

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

 

 

 

Meowin’ of shoppin’ days sissy, I’s thought we’d post our Holiday Gift Guide picks today. 

 

          Great idea Raena. We’ve chosen some pawsum items fur the whole family. 

 

Dezi and Raena's 2018 Holiday Gift Guide graphic

 

 

 

Yep, and we tried to make sure we picked somethin’ in every price point. Ya’ know, not everypawdy has a lot of green papers to spend. We must let ya’ know that this posty contains a few affiliate links. That means ifin ya’ buy somethin’ usin’ our linky, we’ll get a small percentage so we can buy us some treats or somethin’. Mine’s furst pick are these really cool food and drink bowls. 

 

 

Vivipet Q bowl for cats

Vivipet Ceramic Q-Bowl for Cats

 

 

 

1.  Vivipet Ceramic Q Bowl and the Big Head Water Bowl fur cats or the Pawsome D Bowls fur dogs: At $24.99, $26.99 and $34.99 for quality ceramic, they would make a great addition to any kitty or woofie’s meal time. And they come in 5 great colors.

 

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          Me thinks those are great Raena. Me’s been tryin’ to get mommy to get us a couple. Vivipet also has some great elevated feeders, cat grass containers, and toys. And me’s pick fur the cat luvvin’ humans:

 

 

Set of 2 Vivipet dinner plates

 

 

 

2.  Set of 2 Fat Cat Plates and/or the Angel Cat Mug’N Bowls: Cost: $24.99

All ceramic and beautiful colors to match your furry furiends dishes fur $24.99 each; make these a great choice fur our peeps. 

 

Dezi checks out litter robot from the inside

 

 

 

Mine’s next pick is a bit on the high end, but worth every penny:

3.  The Litter Robot III Open Air or Litter Robot 3 Connect:  Cost: $449.00 or $499.00    Reward: No Scooping (Yay!!!) 

Ifin you’re lookin’ fur a self cleaning litter box, this is our top pick. Easy set up, works with most clumping cat litters and any trash bags. No ongoing equipment or accessory expenses required. You can check out our review here

 

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          Me’s next pick is one that almost all kitties luv:

4.  The Yeowww Nip Banana: Cost: $4.95   Reward: Hours of fun fur kitty

At $4.95, even ifin you already have one, it’s great to have one in reserve. These nanners get lots of luvvin’ and need to be replaced occasionally. ‘Course, nanners aren’t all Ducky World (Yeowww) makes. Click the linky to check out other great Yeowww nip products. We even located them in the UK. 

 

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You are so right sissy. We should add that there’s no comparison, so don’t waste money on knock offs. Fur you kitties that don’t get any enjoyment from catnip, don’t worry, mine’s next pick is top of the line Silvervine:

 

 

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5.  Cloud Nine Silvervine powder: Cost: $11.99   Reward: Ecstatic Kitty

At $11.99 this little tin should be kept out of kitty’s reach, it’s like kitty gold. We also hear from our good furiend Purrseidon, that CatABliss has some pawsum nip and vine mixes you might wanna try. 

 

Raena looks at Prancie's Prayer book commenting

 

 

 

          Oh Raena, that’s a furtastic pick. Me luvs nip, but the vine…is soooooo fine. Ya’ know, we’ve listed some great kitty gifts, human picks and even somethin’ fur the woofies; but we haven’t yet given ya’ our pick fur the mini humans with sticky fingers. Me’s pick fur the young’uns: 

6. Prancie’s Prayer:  Cost: $2.99 – $12.95   Reward: A child’s smile

This pawsum little book will make a great gift fur boys and/or girls. Check out our review here

 

I’s luvved readin’ Prancie’s book sissy. That’s a wonderful pick. (Raena leans in and whispers to Dezi) I’s was thinkin’ we could use our last 4 picks of this posty fur our priceless picks and then post the rest of our picks after Fanksgivin’. What do you think? 

 

          (Dezi nods and whispers back to Raena) Me agrees Raena, that sounds like another good plan. 

 

Box with lid and sticky note padAny plain box with a lid and smallish papers for short notes.

 

 

 

Okay furiends, our last 4 picks today are priceless, but can be given to anyone by anyone. Furst up: 

7.  Love Notes: Cost: Free to cheap    Reward: Priceless 

You’ll need a few pieces of paper cut into 3X3 squares/hearts/circles or any shape you’d like, or post it notes. You’ll also need a small box with a removable lid (shoebox/costume jewelry box, etc.). On each piece of paper, write down something luvving, like, I’s luvs you, You’re special, You’re purrfect, I’s like you, You’re mine’s bestest furiend, etc.. Once you have your luvs notes written down, put them in the box and wrap it. The recipient can pull out a luvs note anytime they need a little pick me up.  

 

Dezi gets love while laying in mommy's lap

 

 

 

8.  Luv Cuddles with Purrs:   Cost: Free   Reward: Priceless: Less stress and happy humans and kitties

          This is me’s next pick. Mommy can never get enuff Luv Cuddles. She says all humans crave this attention from their kitties. You woofies can give Luv Cuddles too, you just don’t have the Purr pawrt. Maybe, you could add a bit of drool. Woofie humans seem to like that. 

 

You’re right sissy, mommy does luvs Luvs Cuddles with Purrs. 

9.  Everlasting Gift Notes:  Cost: Free   Reward: Priceless Elation 

You’ll need the same supplies as those fur Luvs notes, but this time, you’ll write an action you can purrform fur your recipient. Like ifin you’re a man gifting to a woman, you might say somethin’ like, I’s’ll wash the dishes after dinner tonight. Or, Good fur 1 free massage. Actually, that’d be a good one no matter who the giver or receiver is. Ifin you’re a kitty givin’ to your woofie housemate, you could say, No whacky paws across your nose fur 1 whole day. Just ‘member to not go overboard. Don’t purromiss somethin’ you can’t deliver. MOL 

 

 

 

          Or ifin you’re  recipient is another kitty Raena, you could meow that you won’t pester your big sisfur fur one whole week. Anyways, our last pick today is: 

 

 

Raena gets loving in mommy A's lapThere’s no place I’s would rather be than right here with you mommy.

 

 

 

 

 

10.  Together Time:  Cost: Free    Reward: Priceless  

Just spending time together can wipe away all the bads of the day. Turn off all the tech and spend time listening to each other. 

 

Another great pick sissy. I’s know we’ll be givin’ mommy every one of our last 4 picks and I’s sure she’ll be givin’ ‘em right back. Fanky fankfully, she believes that True Luvs is the greatest gift of all and no amount of money can buy it. Guess we better wrap this up…MOL get it, wrap this up? Anyways…let’s try to get some visitin’ in. We can’t be sure how long we’ll have innernet right now, so we need to take full advantage when we do. 

 

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

 

Raena: Navy blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Blest Sunday: The Internet Can Be A Blessing

Dezi:  MeOW  C’mon Raena, it’s Blest Sunday and we’ve been MIA since Wednesday. Me’s not sure ifin our furiends missed us or not, but we sure missed them. 

 

Raena sits in box

 

 

 

          Raena:  Yeah sissy, I’s guess we’re gonna have to start tellin’ peeps that we can’t post on mommy’s doctor days. Since the whole lease fiasco when the manager harassed mommy’s doctor’s office, she just gets so stressed out, she can’t help us do anythin’. 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

 

 

Dezi:  It’s not just that Raena, the doctor keeps messin’ with mommy’s medicines and blamin’ some imaginary rules. Anyways, we’ll just have to figger somethin’ out so we don’t just disappear. Maybe mommy can try to schedule our posty to publish without us bein’ here. 

 

          Raena:  That’s a good idea sissy. But, the last time she scheduled a posty to post without us, it totally disappeared into cyberspace. I’s don’t think she’s ever found that posty. Sometimes the innernet’s not so smart. 

 

Dezi stands in box

 

 

 

Dezi:  Well Raena, mommy says the innernet’s only as smart as the humans who purr-ogram it.

 

 

Raena lays in mommy's lap and get love

 

 

 

          Raena:  Well sissy, ifin that’s the case, ya’ reckon mommy lost our posty and not the innernet? 

 

Luv ya' Dezi

Luv ya’, Dezi (one of the furst fotos we ever posted on me’s bloggy.)

 

 

Dezi:  Me’s not sure Raena, but me ain’t gonna be the one askin’. Anyways, we’re gettin’ off track here. Smart or not, the innernet’s been a big Blessin’ fur us. Cuz of the catputer and the innernets we’ve made loads of amazin’ furiends. Who would’a thought 5 years ago when we got our very furst catputer, we’d be where we are today?. You weren’t ‘round then, but me ‘members mommy was so cautious and ‘fraid that everypawdy was somepawdy other than who they said they were, and that everypawdy was out to give her a virus or somethin’, that she wouldn’t hardly spend any time on it. She fur sure never visited any fun sites. 

 

 

Lexi hangin' out in da wheelchaiw.

Lexi hangin’ out in da wheelchair.

 

 

 

          Raena:  Oh sissy, and the camera ya’ll had. (Raena shakes her head) The other day I’s saw some of the fotos and videos ya’ll posted back then. Those were pawful. Mommy fur sure ain’t no purrfessional when it comes to the foto takin’, but at least she’s learned a few things thru the years. And, the camera got better.  

 

Dezi:  That’s true Raena. ‘Course, mommy had cats and rats (cataracts) back then, so she had no idea how blurry and grainy our fotos were…the whole world was blurry to her. MOL 

 

          Raena:  MOL  (Both Dezi and Raena burst out laughing)  Yeah sissy, now she just blames it on old eyes. But ya’ know what? I’s don’t care how old mommy’s eyes are, I’s luvs her and am so Blest to have her as mine’s mommy.

 

Dezi get love laying on the chair arm

 

 

 

Dezi:  Me too Raena. We also got some goody Blessings this week we need to say fank you fur. We sure do ‘purreciate all of our furiends. and we wanna fank awnty Susan fur the green papers and her furiendship. 

 

Cheese gift from Cindy

Fanky fank you awnty Cindy. I’s luvs me some cheese.

 

 

 

          Raena:  We sure do sissy. And we wanna meow fanky fank you to awnty Cindy fur sendin’ us some goodies and new boxes to play in. You know how much we kitties luvs our boxes. I’s had a great paper bag I’s was playin’ with till mommy threw it out. She said it was all squished and wouldn’t stay open any more. Fur some reason she thought that meant it wasn’t fun. (Shakes head and looks over at the trash can) Sometimes mommies just don’t get it.

 

Dezi:  Well Raena, you did put that paper sack thru it. Me’s sure mommy will get you another one ifin ya’ liked it that much. Mommy always says ifin we’re happy then she’s happy. Me’s purretty sure we even have a box with a couple of those paper sacks ‘round here somewhere. ‘Member the time mommy thought she was gettin’ a really cool toy fur us fur the cheap, and it turned out to be a box of paper sacks? All ya’ gotta do is find that box. MOL 

 

          Raena:  Really sissy? I’s gonna go look fur it now. 

 

Dezi lays on the arm of the chair

 

 

 

Dezi:  You do that Raena. Me’s gonna wrap this up. The truth is, there purr-obably are lots of peeps who aren’t who they say they are and want to take advantage of others. But, fur us, the innernet’s been a huge Blessing and opened up a world with a lot of amazin’ anipals and peeps that we would have never known without it. As we do each week, we’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your life. And fank you all fur bein’ a Blessing in ours. 

 

Raena lays in mommy's lap getting love

 

 

 

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

 

Dezi: You’ve always gotta have the last meow, don’ch’a Raena? 

 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue  

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: Furever Blest

MeOW  (Dezi sits atop the liberty cat tree looking out the door) It’s time fur Blest Sunday, so Thunderstorms, ya’ll just stay away. This is me’s day to post and me doesn’t wanna have to yell over ya’. 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

 

 

          Raena:  Sissy? Who are you meowin’ too, I’s don’t see anypawdy outside?. 

 

Dezi lays on the liberty cat tree looking out the door

 

 

 

Don’t worry ‘bout it Raena, it’s time fur Blest Sunday and me was just meowin’ how Blest we are. Spring, or rather Summer has furinally showed up and nature’s all a-flutter. The pawrents of those last birdies in the nest over the alarm on our door have been hangin’ on our walkway rails all day every day keepin’ watch over their babies and runnin’ off any other birdies that might come by fur a look see. 

 

Raena watches the birds on the rail outside

 

 

 

          Yeah sissy, they sure have been fun to watch. They take up their stations at each end of the rail till some unsuspectin’ birdy comes along and then they start chatterin’ and swarmin’ the intruder.

 

Male and Female birds on rail keeping watch over nest

 

 

 

Yeah Raena, they’re quite the sight to see. Me thinks a couple of cardinals teamed up the other day to see what it was they were purrtectin’.

 

Bird on rail keeping watch over nest

 

 

 

 

          I’s saw that sissy. While the pawrents were chasin’ one cardinal off another came swoopin’ in fur a close-up. ‘Course that mommy bird must not have been too fooled cuz she came divin’ outta the sky and chased off the other cardinal. It made fur some purretty x’citin’ bird teevee…fur ‘bout ten minutes. I’s wanna know where all the squirrels have gone off too? And where’s our Coon furmily that comes up fur spam? 

 

Well Raena, maybe the Coons figgered out we were broke. The last time they came up askin’ fur spam, mommy gave ‘em an old can of expired chicken chunks instead. Me doesn’t think they liked it nearly as much as they do that canned meat bi-product. And with all the rain and thunderstorms we’ve been havin’ it’s purrobably a little too wet fur ‘em. Mommy did see a bunny rabbit the other day. By the time she got the car door open and her new smeow-arty pants fone out and the camera app open, that bunny was long gone. Mommy even tried searchin’ fur him with the flashlight app on said fone; but, no bunny in sight.

 

          That poor bunny must’ve thought mommy had one of those big woofies that chased him the other day. 

 

Dezi lays with arm hanging over edge of the liberty cat tree while Raena bathes on the shelf below her.

 

 

 

Ya’ might be right Raena. Me would like to know where those woofies came from too? Me actually likes the big woofies much better than those heel nippers that run ‘round here without their humans, but our ‘pawrtments’ has a size and weight limit fur anipals and those woofies were fur sure too big. They might be the reason we haven’t had any squirrel teevee this year too?. They chase everythin’…even with their human attached to them by that leash. They just drag her right along with ‘em. 

 

          Yeah sissy, they may be funnier than squirrel teevee even. On another note, we need to say a meowsy big fanky fank ya’ to awnty Cindy. Mommy luvs the purrfume you sent fur her birthday. We luvs it too, don’t we sissy? 

 

Dezi sniffs the Zanzi perfume gift from Cindy

 

 

 

Yep Raena, and it’s gonna smell much better on mommy than it does on the carpet. Mommy just couldn’t wait 7 more days to open it. She jumped in the shower the minute she got it so she could put some on. 

 

Raena peeks out from the liberty cat tree and sniffs the Zanzi perfume gift from Cindy

 

 

 

          And then I’s nuzzled up next to mommy’s chest to smell her sissy. I’s do luvs it when mommy smells so good. It reminds me of the sweet smell of luvs I’s felt the day I’s met her fur the furst time. 

 

Dezi gets loving while laying in mommy's lap

 

 

 

Yeah Raena, me too. Anyways, this past week was full of Blessings fur all of us. Mommy saw her new dentist and really likes her. Mommy’s mouth is healin’ up nicely and she’ll be startin’ the purrocess to get her purrmanent dentures next month. We’re still waitin’ to hear from those nasty peeps at Aspen dental, but we’ve been purrayin’ that God will give us favor and make them return the green papers mommy gave them fur work they didn’t do; she needs it to pay the new place. Spring/Summer has arrived and brought warmer days and more Mr. Sunshine with her. That means we’ll be strollin’ befur long. 

 

          Ifin we can get rid of all the wets, sissy. We can’t go strollin’ in the rain and thunderstorms.

 

True Raena, but mommy says there’ll be purrlenty of dry days fur strollin’ soon. Anyways, mommy got that early birthday gift and reminded us how Blest we are to have such pawsumly amazin’ furiends. Fank you all fur sharin’ your lives with us. We luv you all very much. And as always, we’d like to remind you to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your life. 

 

Raena gets loving while laying in mommy's lap and squints for the camera

 

 

 

          And don’t furget Sunday Selfies, sissy. We’re linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue like we do every week. We are furever Blest.

 

Furever Blest huh? Me likes that Raena. C’mon, let’s finish brekky and have a little nap befur the storms start up again. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle 

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