Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. (Dezi and Raena pace in the living room waiting for mommy to put down the breakfast plates. Suddenly they hear the roar of the lawn crew. They look at each other and Dezi runs down the hall toward the bedroom. Raena runs behind her and then stops. She remembers passing mommy on all fours heading for the living room with her breakfast and turns back towards mommy. Just as she reaches mommy and starts to rub against her there’s a knock at the door. Raena steps slightly forward, looks out the slightly ajar door and hisses. Mommy, still on all fours with breakfast plates on her back, gently says)
It’s just the manager and bug man honey. They’re here for inspections and exterminations. (As mommy tries to get to the door without dropping the breakfast plates from her back, she contemplates how she’s going to open the door. Raena walks slowly beside mommy, rubbing against her occasionally. When mommy finally gets to the door, nobody’s there, and she feels a sense of relief. Mommy and Raena butt heads as they head to the living room. The noise of the lawn crew wanes as they move to the other side of the property and Dezi runs up and rubs against mommy. Breakfast plates down and mommy in her sittin’ chair, Dezi and Raena begin to eat.)
Sissy? Why do we always run when the lawn crew shows up? You know we’re s’posed to be helpin’ mommy. Besides, they’re just noisy. They can’t actually hurt us.
(Dezi stops and nonchalantly scratches her ear) Me doesn’t know why you run Raena. Me is helpin’ mommy. Me’s checkin’ fur those pesky intruders that scare her. You know, the last thing we’d want is fur mommy to get scared with our brekky plates. Now that wouldn’t be purretty. Anyways…(Suddenly, the lawn crew’s back, right outside the door and a rock hits the window, and then another and another; till Dezi runs off back down the hall. Raena sits and looks bewildered at first and then runs to the hall and into Dezi)
Oh, hey sissy, wha’ch’a doin’? (Raena stops and rubs her eyes)
Me heard mommy on the fone yesfurday Raena. Seems you’re goin’ to the V E T tomorrow. Ya’ better remind her to put the camera in her purrse tonight, or she’ll furget it tomorrow. Altho’ she might oughtta check the battery furst.
That’s okay sissy. I’s sure hope they can do somethin’ to help mine’s eyes. I’s know mommy doesn’t want me to be on antibiotics and steroids fur a long time, and quite furankly, I’s don’t like havin’ those drops put in mine’s eyes; but, they do seem to help clear everythin’ up. I’s know mommy had wanted to take me to a new V E T. But she says, we can charge mine’s visit with the old one, and we just don’t have any green papers right now. She said mine’s eyes just can’t wait any longer, she just hates to see me hurtin’. We’re so blest to have a mommy that loves us so much. As fur the camera, why can’t you help me remind her. Ya’ know, the more naggin’ the better. MOL
Sure ‘nuff Raena. Me sure hopes they can help ya’. Maybe ya’ll can go back to the store and get me a birthday surpurrise.
What ifin mommy already got you one, sissy? We’ve got a big box in the hallway to review that mommy says is gonna be your birthday surpurrise. Seems that should be enuff. (Hearing muffled talking outside Raena runs to the perch to look outside) Hey sissy, do you think we have a new neighbor already?
Me has no idea Raena. It was crazy. The day the new old neighbors moved out and turned in their keys, some lady moved a bed in there and hasn’t left since. She also hasn’t moved anythin’ else in. Can you ‘magine livin’ there with just a bed? And what’s she eatin’? And wearin’ fur that matter? Strange, me tells ya’, it’s just strange.
Yeah sissy, it’s fur sure strange. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. Maybe she moved here from somwhere far away and her stuffs comin’ in one of those big trucks or somethin’. Anyways, let’s go finish eatin’ and play. I’s’ll be there after I’s ask everypawdy to purray fur me and mommy and our trip to the V E T tomorrow.
And your eyes Raena, don’t furget your eyes.
Fanky fanks sissy.
Till the next time………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
Meowllo everypawdy. We do hope you’re havin’ a good week. We’re still waitin’ fur things to calm down so we can get back to normal ‘round here. Me told ya’ dat mommy and me was gonna have a Dezi and mommy day out Monday since it was time fur her monthly doctor’s ‘pointment, but we also thought we’d be back to visitin’ on Tuesday. So much fur da bestest laid plans. When we got home Monday we found a notice on our door ‘bout an inspection today, Wednesday. And it was gonna be one of those every box checked inspections: Cleanliness, Check Smoke Alarms, Change Filters, Extermination and Occupied Dwelling. Now most of ya’ looked at dat list and said, “What in the world?” We know, cuz we do too.
Da manager used to try to pull all this off at 7:30 – 8:00 a.m., and she would write mommy up cuz she couldn’t get to da door. So a few years ago when we was havin’ all this trouble with da manager, da lawyer asked fur an accommodation dat would require them to wait till at least 10:00 a.m. to do these inspections. Mommy’s not at full function by then, but she can usually let somepawdy in da door. Well this of course made da manager mad, but all da other residents was happy. Nopawdy wanted their brekky interrupted by alarms goin’ off and bug spray everywhere. And me does mean everywhere. After da exterminator leaves everypawdy has to mop and re-clean. He just walks through sprayin’ at everythin’, includin’ things like coffee pots, ceilings, and we’ve heard a teevee or two. Anyways, da notice meant dat mommy would have to spend all day yesfurday gettin’ ready.
Yeah, yeah, me knows, you’re wonderin’ what happened to our ‘round da house helper dat mommy had gotten da okay to hire. Well let me see, where to begin…(Dezi thinks to herself for a minute) Well ‘bout a month ago now, mommy actually had 2 different peeps show up and apply fur da job. Mommy innerviewed both and liked ‘em both ‘bout da same. One was a younger stay at home mommy dat just wanted extra money and to get outta da house (this job would be purrfect fur somepawdy like dat). Da other, was a widow dat needed money to live. She’s workin’ fur several others cleanin’ their houses and bein’ paid cash (under da table money). Mommy made certain dat they both unnerstood they would be getting’ paid by da State of Oklahoma, and it would be a check with taxes taken out and everythin’. Both said dat was fine. So mommy sent their applications off to be approved. A couple weeks later mommy was told da younger of da two had been approved and they were still workin’ on da other.
So mommy called da girly to offer her da job. She even came fur her furst day. When she left, she said she’d be back tomorrow (her second day of work). Well tomorrow came and went and no girly. WTC (What The Cat) So mommy checked with da State lady and found out da other applicant had been approved too. So mommy called her to offer her da job. Her reply was no surprise to mommy, but it was aggravatin’. See, even tho’ da State is payin’ fur this, there’s a budget dat mommy has to follow. And outta dat budget, mommy has to pay da cost fur those background checks. So ifin a purrson doesn’t take da job, we’ve already spent money on them, and there’s only so many background checks mommy can have purr da budget. Anyways, she told mommy dat she really needed to be paid in cash, cuz she didn’t wanna lose her welfare. Yep, there’s somethin’ really wrong with our system, and peeps. But alas, we have no ‘round da house help…still.
Now let’s get back to dat inspection. Mommy did what she does and killed herself cleanin’ up and then da manger showed up at our ‘partment this meownin’ at 8:30 a.m.. She should be refreshed on da rules, since we just renewed our lease and went over da exceptions mommy has. Ya’ know dat 10 o’clock time frame. Well mommy just hollered dat she couldn’t walk and Raena and me gave da nasty manager da ole hiss of disapproval, and da manager went on her way. She knew she couldn’t push mommy or write her up, cuz she was breakin’ our lease. Dat exception is based on mommy’s disability cuz she can’t move early in da meownin’. So it turns out, mommy wasted yesfurday getting’ ready fur nuffin’. Oh yeah, a lot of ya’ are wonderin’ what Occupied Dwelling means, right? It just means dat da only peeps livin’ there are on da lease. We have a few peeps out here dat have peeps livin’ with them dat aren’t on da lease, but da manager lets them get away with it. Ifin it was us tho’, we’d be in all kinds of hot water. and me doesn’t mean a hot tub.
Me really doesn’t care, cuz me’s still walkin’ on clouds from me’s day out with mommy. Me had her all to meself and it was pawsum. Me meowed to mommy dat we were gonna have to do more of these now dat Raena lives with us. And mommy purromissed we would. Me so luvs spendin’ time with mommy. We went to da doctor’s office and then da farmacy. And da town where our farmacy is has a brand new Dollar General, so mommy decided to take me there. It’s really nice and clean; ‘course it’s new. MOL Then we went to da pawrk fur a few minutes befur returnin’ home. What a day. Me’s gonna wrap it up now and see ‘boiut getting’ some of those treats mommy and sis Raena brought home da other day.
Till da next time…………………………………Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Well here we are half way thru another week. It’s been really hot here, so we’ve all been tryin’ to just chill out and stay cool. ‘Course da manager’s finally back on da purropurrty workin’ on our lease re-certification and buggin’ da dickens outta mommy. She was down here twice yesfurday wantin’ more stuffs. And then at some point she was here again leavin’ a notice on our door ‘bout this months inspection. Only we ain’t havin’ just one inspection this month, they’re tryin’ to slip in 3. Yep, they wanna intrude in our houses 3 times this month.
Da lease and da Landlord Tenant Act allows fur one inspection a month. But this management company likes to push da limits. And since most of da residents have been bullied fur so long, no one stands up to them and holds them to da law. So it looks like mommy’s gonna be really busy this month too. Da furst of those 3 inspections is tomorrow, and Raena has every toy we own pulled outta da toy basket and strewn all over da floor. And since we haven’t found anypawdy to help mommy ‘round da house, then all da clean up falls to her. These are da times mommy wishes we could vacuum and mop. Alas, no thumbs mommy.
But Dezi, I saw a kitty on da catputer vacuumin’ da other day. Sure ‘nuff, dat kitty was sittin’ on top of a round machine goin’ from room to room cleanin’ da floors.
Yes Raena they make these little robots dat clean da floor all by themselves. Dat kitty wasn’t vacuuming, he was goin’ along fur da ride. And besides. those machines cost a lot of money.
Well whatever Dezi, we need one of those.
Dat would be great Raena, but me told you they cost a lot of green papers dat we don’t have.
Well let’s make mommy some Dezi. I saw some colors ‘round here da other day.
(Dezi sighs and shakes her head)
Oh Raena, it doesn’t work dat way. It would be nice ifin it did; but it doesn’t. But me can tell ya’ one thing you can do to help mommy.
Really sissy? What is it? I would luvs to help mommy.
You can pick up all these toys you drug outta da toy box and put ‘em back. And next time only pull out da toy ya’ wanna play with right then. and when you’re finished playin’ or want a different toy, then put da old one back.
Uhhhhh (Raena sits still for a minute as she thinks)
But Dezi, dat doesn’t sound like fun. With all da toys in da floor, I can play with several at da same time.
But me thought you wanted to help mommy?
Dat’s okay sissy, I’s will find another way.
Yeah Raena, me thought so. Anyways, looks like mommy isn’t gonna have a lot of time to help us visit fur a day or two and then Raena has to go back to da VET on Furiday, so our week is gonna be full. We’ll be ‘round to visit as we can.
Now me also wants to remind you all ‘bout our Palympics event, Fly Fishin’. There’s still time to get your fotos in to us. And, all those who enter will get a pawsum badge created by Ann over at Zoolatry. We sure do purrectiate her and all she does fur da blogosphere. Check out da badge you’ll get.
Ifin ya have questions ‘bout da fly fishin’ event, check out our posty here. While there, you can also click over and check out all da events dat are still open. We’s gonna wrap it up now so mommy can get ready fur tomorrow’s inspection. We’re also getting’ some great questions fur our next Service Cat posty. And we were honored to be featured yesfurday on Jeanne Foguths blog bringin’ attention to Service Cats. Ifin ya missed it, check it out here.
Till da next time……………………………..Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Meowllo everypawdy, me hopes you’re havin’ a good week so far. It’s stormin’ here again, and mommy’s been tryin’ to get ready fur this months inspection which happens today. Ifin only me could wrangle da carpet monster or da mop, me could help. But alas, no fumms. Mommy says it’s okay, she doesn’t expect me to do dat kind of work. Whew Me’s sure glad ‘bout dat, cuz me still isn’t sure how me feels about da carpet monster. You know dat thing sucks up everythin’ in it’s path. It’s eaten more than one of me’s toys and they’re never da same when It spits ‘em back out. Me keeps tellin’ mommy she oughtta get one of those little round robotic carpet monsters. They’re much quieter and me’s seen more than one kitty sittin’ on and directin’ ‘em without those opposable fumms. Anyways, enough ‘bout cleanin’.
Da other day mommy told me she had a dream ‘bout a kitten. And then outta da blue da next day one of me’s Facebook awnties pm’d us and said she had dreamed ‘bout a kitten fur us too. Well me thinks they both may be drinkin’ too much coffee. Or maybe somepawdy laced their coffee. Yep it could very well be dat somepawdy slipped ‘em somethin’ in their coffee. You know “dream about kittens” pills?. Fur both of ‘em to be dreamin’ ‘bout kittens sopmething’s gotta be goin’ on. Me’s Facebook awnty lives across da pond and has purrlenty of kitties herself, so dat’s why she’s certain she was dreamin’ ‘bout kittens fur us. And then me saw mommy checkin’ out new kitty stuffs online. Me thinks mommy may be losin’ it.
Well me’s gonna keep it short and sweet today, cuz ‘tween da weather and inspection, we may not have a lot of time to visit today. Me’s gonna go hang on da cat tree till da manager shows up or da skies start rumblin’. Ketch ya’ll later.
Do you think me should be worried dat mommy’s lookin’ at kitten stuffs?
Till da next time………………………………Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Well weez back fur now. Mommy spent Monday and Tuesday cleanin’ fur da inspection and then yesfurday she spent scourin’ da web and hers books fur infurmation ‘bout this Sterile Cystitis me has. Mommy used to be this cleanin’ machine. You know dat purrson what vacuums twice a day cleans da baffroom top to bottom everyday? Well she furgets she can’t do dat anymore and cleanin’ takes a weal toll on hers.
We has two rooms wiff carpet and now-a-days it takes 4-5 hours jut to vacuum them cuz she keeps passin’ out. It’s kind of a long explanation, but to keep it short me will just say there’s sumfin’ ‘bout a nerve in hers neck what gets pinched and innerferes wiff da blood flow to da bwain wiff da back and furff motions, and…down she goes. MOL It’s not weally all dat funny, but since sis Lexi be fwaid of da carpet monster and it must be turned off while mommy be chillin’ in da ether sphere, then it sorta kinda is. Me dusn’t know what she did afur me was born, cuz now me turns it off. But sumkitty had to do it afur me, and sis Lexi ain’t tellin’ who it was.
Anyways, da ‘spection be over fur anuvver mummff and mommy got fwu a lot of infurmation and feels better equipped too deal wiff meez cystitis now. Weez’ll be writin’ ‘bout dat anuvver time cuz we wanna dedicate da whole post to it. Fur now weez’ll just say weez feelin’ pawsitive and workin’ on a fix. Now me wuld still like yous purrayers, and of course we wuld still like them fur sis Lexi as CKD can’t be cured, only managed.
Sis Lexi be duin’ good wight now. She be eatin’ weally well and playin’ and she looks good too. So weez weally happy ‘bout dat. Mommy sez dat she can now see dat me be feelin’ better too and she hates dat she didn’t see dat me was feelin’ poorly afur. But weez on a pawsitive note now and fings be goin’ better. So weez’ll be visitin’ and getting’ caught up today wiff all yous antics and adventures.
Me wanted to update you on da war tween mommy and me over meez noms. Mommy has won da battle and me no longer gets any Blue Beffalo kibble bits. BUT, she hasn’t won da war. MOL Me still insists on getting’ sum dwy kibble or me won’t eat da good fur me wet noms. Weez have quite a few diffewent bags of dwy kibble in da house cuz it be more fattenin’ than da wet noms and mommy bought several kinds when she was twyin’ to put weight back on sis Lexi. So da current score in da war be: Mommy – 1 and Dezi – 1. Stay tuned as da war wages on. MOL
Me wants to remind you all dat meez 6ff birffday be comin’ up fast and me wants you all to come and celebwate wiff me. Da theme be Gone wiff da Wind. So put on yous pawrty gowns and suits and send me yous fotos to: email@example.com by October 30, 2015 to be included in meez posty. Ifin yous need help foto shoppin’, send me a clear foto of yous face and weez’ll get ya’ all dwessed up. Lots of ya’ have alweady sent in yous fotos and you be lookin’ so gawjus. Me can’t hawrdly wait. Sumpawdy sent an email askin’ when meez birffday actually was. Me was born on November 1, 2009. Weez not celebwatin’ dat day cuz it be Blest Sunday and da day after halloween, so me chose da 2nd fur da pawrty.
Till da next time……………………….Be Blest!!!