MeOW C’mon RaenaBelle, it’s Blest Sunday. Time to count our Blessings. And, since it’s also December, me thought it would be pawsum to bring back the Blessing Train fur our countdown to Christmas. Our sweet furiend Valentine said he would join us. Last year we counted down 12 days of Christmas; but there’s so much goin’ on ‘round the blogospere and the real world so me thought this year we would just run the train on Sundays. And…
Yeah sissy, I’s so x’cited. Anypawdy who wants to join up can post any days they wish, and each Sunday, we’ll add their car to ours. I’s would luvs it ifin we could make the Blessing Train go ‘round the world.
Me too Raena. To join the Blessing Train, all you have to do is post your Blessings. You know, whatever you’re grateful/Thankful fur and leave the link to your posty in the comments of our Blest Sunday postys. You can post as many Blessings as you want or just once this month. And each Sunday, we’ll post your link along with your Blessing Train car so others can enjoy the ride. You’ll find your box car below. You can decorate it any way you want. You may also take any of the train fotos you’d like fur your own posty.
Oh sissy, this is gonna be so much fun.
Yep Raena, me luvs it when our furiends get together to celebrate. Meowin’ of celebrations, we oughtta celebrate the fact that mommy’s feelin’ better. She even helped me with me’s audition tape fur the cat scouts choir. It’s a wonder we got anythin’ done what with you all up in her face and stuffs.
I’s just wanted to be in the recordin’ too sissy. Ya’ll looked so funny with your headfones on singin’ along to nuffin’. Least it sounded like nuffin’ from where I’s sat. I’s finally got close enuff to the headfones to hear the music. It was kind’a like one of those recordin’ studios I’s see on tv, x’cept it was right here on the ranch (our apartment).
When was that Raena? When you head butted the microphone or bit mommy’s nose? Anyways, in spite of all the furry inneruptions, we got me’s audition finished. We even had enuff time to check out some tracks fur mommy to record. Last time, we got some requests fur mommy to sing some country songs. Long ago in another life, mommy sang with several different bands. Things have changed a lot since then. But, we’ve picked out a few songs that we think everypawdy will like and we’re even addin’ a fun Christmas song. We’ll be postin’ those fur ya’ soon.
Does that mean more singin’ with the funny headfones sissy?
Me isn’t sure how mommy’s gonna do it yet Raena, but whatever she does, it’s bound to fun. Me will say, mommy’s old country, but ifin ya’ have any requests, she’ll try to sing ‘em; just let us know in the comments below.
Mommy can sing anythin’, sissy. I’s luvs it when she sings to us. It makes me feel all warm and purry inside.
Me too Raena. Well, me thinks we oughtta get the Blessing Train fired up. We also wanna fank awnty Susan fur her gifty. And me wants to fank all of you who sent green papers fur me’s Birthday/Gotchaday. Mommy says me’s gift should be here tomorrow. Me can’t hardly wait.
Me either sissy. But, that’s not our Blessing fur the Train this week. Today, we’re givin’ Fanks fur all our pawsum furiends. All of you have made our lives so much better.
your posty. We’ll then add your boxcar to the train fur next week.
Yep Raena, furiends are one of the greatest gifts one can have. As we do each week, we’d like to remind you to take a minute today and every day to Give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives and Thank you fur bein’ Blessings in ours.
I’s gonna link us up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and then what do ya’ say we help mommy record some songs sissy?
Sounds like a plan Raena.
Till the next time……………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
MeOW Hey Raena, have you been workin’ on any new plans? Like maybe some business we could start, or some way fur us to get more treats? You know our furiends seem to get a lot of treats. We even got asked the other day how we could survive without treats.
Really sissy? Did you tell ‘em that we never got many treats, so we never developed a taste fur ‘em? We fur sure don’t like those temptation things that they make those stupid commercials ‘bout. I’s just hate that one with the guy sittin’ on the upstairs balcony throwin’ one at a time out fur some poor kitty havin’ to jump up from the ground to ketch it. Hmmmmpht Ain’t no piece of kibble that tasty.
Yeah Raena, me’s with you on that one. But that ain’t the only silly commercial. Me doesn’t know what you see in watchin’ so much tv?
Oh sissy, there’s just so much to learn. Did you know our furiend Marigold was from the hood? Word is she could teach us a thing or two ‘bout ketchin’ those hood rats you were meowin’ ‘bout the other day.
RaenaBelle, me doesn’t know how else me can meow it. Me wasn’t meowin’ ‘bout actual rats. Ifin me had been, you would’a needed to put on your runnin’ shoes. Me’s heard rats can get really big; and fur a Ragdoll, you’re kind’a small.
I’s not small sissy. I’s a long and lean mean kitty Queen.
Kitty queen huh? Me thought mommy x’plained to you that even tho’ you might be the Alpha cat in our house. you’re not the Queen, me is.
No sissy, mommy said I’s the Queen and you’re the Em-purress. By the way, what’s an Empress?
She did, did she? (Dezi contemplates the hierarchy of royalty and smiles.) Well then, me’s the Em-puress of this here ‘pawrtment.
(Raena leans over and whispers to Dezi) Ranch sissy, I’s think it sounds better.
What? We don’t live on a ranch Raena. Wherever did you come up with that one? And what difference does it make what we call it?
Well sissy, I’s know we’re from the South. And that we’re real live Southern Belles, you know like Scarlet? But, I’s thought peeps might think we’re purrejudice or somethin’ ifin we called our place a Plantation. And, since mommy worked on a couple of horse and cattle ranches when she lived in Georgia, and we luvs horses, I’s thought a ranch was the next bestest thing.
(Dezi shakes her head while furrowing her brow.) Only you Raena, only you. Sometimes me just can’t follow your logic. Me’s not even sure you are logical.
I’s don’t have a clue what you’re meowin’ ‘bout sissy, but mommy says there’s nuffin’ wrong with me wantin’ to call our ‘pawrtment a ranch. Mommy says to dream big and believe and that’s x’actly what I’s doin’. Who knows, maybe one day we’ll wake up and be on our very own fur real ranch.
Sure Raena, whatever you meow. (Dezi thinks to herself about prowling the halls of a real ranch and waking to the crow of a rooster.) That would be kind’a nice. Anyways, are you goin’ with mommy to her doctor’s ‘pointment today?
pawsum? No red or inflamation or gunky oil or anythin’. Just clear blue.
Mommy cut out mine’s other eye but it looks just as good.
That’s the plan sissy. I’s gonna have to go get ready here purretty soon. Furst tho’, let’s link up with Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday.
Well Raena, while ya’ll are gone me’s just gonna be enjoyin’ a little nap on the scratcher here. Mr. Sunshine’s here and there’s no sight of old man Winter anywhere. At least not today.
Till the next time…………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
RaenaBelle: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
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.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
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