Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the chaotic Three Belles Ranch. Let me tell ya’, there’s stuffs everywhere. Our canopied cot disappeared into a box last night. Sissy and me were watchin’ to make sure it went in the keep pile. We might not use it very offen, but it’s ours and we might want to some day. I’s better not see any of our nip nanners goin’ into a box. That would be a travesty.
What do you know ‘bout travesties Raena?
I’s asked the lady in the box (Alexa <Echo Dot>) sissy and she said it was the purrfect word. Sometimes she can be helpful, just not so much when she starts talkin’ outta the blue at 3 in the meownin’.
Yeah Raena, me will never unnerstand why she just blurts out things sometimes. Did you hear mommy yellin’ at her the other day?
When the lady said “I’s lissenin’” sissy?
Yep Raena, mommy hates that drop in mode. Mommy says nopawdy should be droppin’ in on us, so she doesn’t unnerstand why the lady would need to be lissenin’. The furst time she told her to stop. When it happened again a few minutes later, mommy was yellin’ at her and askin’ why she was lissenin’ and who was lissenin’.
It’s kind’a funny how the lady shut up after that, huh sissy? Bet she won’t lissen in any more, least not fur a while.
Let’s hope so Raena.
I’s haven’t seen any of those aliens ‘round fur a few days sissy. Ya’ reckon they went back to their home?
Raena, they’re workers, not aliens. Mommy says they took the week off.
That seems kind’a silly to me. Last week it was fureezin’ cold ‘round here, but this week is like Spring. It was actually 71° here yesfurday.
Don’t worry Raena, that won’t last. The temps are on the decline all week. It’s winter time in the south, that means ya’ never know what you’re gonna get.
Uh, Sissy, I’s thought that was kind’a normal ‘round here no matter what time of year it is?.
Well yeah Raena, that’s true. Ya’ know, normally me would be askin’ mommy to take us out fur a stroll. But, you’ve been hoggin’ the stroller every wakin’ hour of every day.
I’s just makin’ sure I’s ready and that mommy doesn’t furget to take me with her. You know, all these boxes might be fun, but it’s also a little worrisome. You know us kitties don’t like change.
Me knows what you mean Raena. But, me’s purretty sure mommy won’t furget us. Me’s done this befur ya’ know?. It might not have been me’s most favorite thing in the world, but mommy never furgot ‘bout tryin’ to keep me and sis Lexi comfy and happy. Me has no doubts she’ll do the same fur you and me.
Well that’s good to know sissy. Ya’ know, I’s thinkin’ we should write a little mini series on movin’ and remodelin’ the ranch with kitties. After all, we’re more accustomed to chaos than most kitties and yet we still find all of this a little distressing.
Me agrees Raena. Another of your plans that aren’t so bad. We also need to start thinkin’ ‘bout what we’re gonna do fur mommy fur Valentine’s day. It’ll be here befur ya’ know it.
You mean our handsum Persian furiend Valentine has a day all to hims self that we’re s’posed to gift to mommy?
Uh No Raena, me thinks it’s purrobably the other way ‘round. Me’s purretty sure he got his name from the holiday. Anyways, let’s go put our heads together and see what we can come up with.
Okay sissy, I’s luvs head butts and nose touches.
Till the next time……………………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
MeOW Hold on furiends, me has to go find out what all that noise is ‘bout. It sounds a bit like the trash men, but it’s been goin’ on fur hours now. The trash men usually only take a few minutes. Mommy, hurry and open the blinds and pull back the curtains, me needs to see outside.
What’s up sissy? What’s all that rumblin’? Is it gonna storm?
Me doesn’t know Raena, mommy hasn’t opened the blinds yet. (Mommy A reaches over and opens the blinds. Dezi and Raena jump on the cat tree and peer outside.) Mommy, we can’t see anythin’ passed mr. O’s big horse trailer. Me didn’t know he had horses?
Horses? Can we got fur a ride? I’s wanna see the horses. Move over sissy, let me see. How many horses do you see?
Me doesn’t see any horses Raena, just the trailer. Hissssssss Quit pushin’, me’s gonna fall off the tree. Mommy, tell Raena to stop pushin’ me.
Mommy, tell sissy to let me look out too. I’s wanna see what’s goin’ on.
Oh MeOW There’s movin’ trucks and boxes all over the pawrkin’ lot. Have they come to get us mommy?
Calm down girls, there’s nothing to see. Phase 1 of the rehab has begun. Remember, I told ya’ll we were going to be moving soon. I had been told it would be in January, but we got a small reprieve and won’t have to move till March. We should explain this so everybody understands what’s going on and why I’m worried we won’t have anywhere to go.
We live in subsidized housing. That means that our rent is based on our income and allows for medical deductions. Every year we have to provide proof of our income and a letter from our doctor stating any over the counter medical expenses we have along with our receipts. And that’s where our problems started this last year. The manager of our complex doesn’t like us and has harassed us and tried to get us out since she took the job a few years back. We don’t know why since we’ve never done anything to her, and are good tenants. None the less, she keeps trying to get us out.
Last June, she began harassing my doctor’s office daily thru’ faxes and phone calls, and finally went down there and told the office manager what to write in the letter regarding my over the counter medical expenses. The letter she had them write accuses me of fraud. What she and the girl at the doctor’s office didn’t understand, is that the same letter implicates the doctor and all his staff in this fraud accusation as well. So, the doctor’s office has circled the wagons to try to protect themselves and it’s destroyed the relationship I had with them. Unfortunately, there was no way to clear this up last year since I wasn’t told about this until a couple of days before I had to sign our lease and the girl at the doctor’s office was out sick. Our rent increased because we couldn’t count our OTC’s, but that letter still remains and must be addressed. That brings us to now.
The government has given all subsidized housing money to “rehab” the apartments. So, our complex is being remodeled this year. We all have to vacate and sign new leases once the apartments have been rebuilt. HOWEVER, the manager has told several people that we won’t be coming back. She intends to use the letter from last year to keep us from getting a new lease.
I plan to file a complaint closer to the new lease signing because we can’t be forced out during an investigation. However, it will come down to the doctor’s office having to admit that they broke the law when they discussed me with the manager and wrote up what she told them too. As I said, the doctor’s office has circled the wagons and isn’t admitting anything, so I’m concerned about the outcome and fear we will lose.
We have no where to go and no real money to get there, but we will be all packed up. We’re not on section 8 housing that can transfer anywhere. Instead, we’re on subsidized housing specific to this complex. Most apartments like this are full and have lengthy wait lists. Altho’ there are none close to where we currently live. We would gladly move anywhere, but we would need a place to stay until we could get housing in that area. So, if anyone has a room, rental property, shed, garage, or somewhere we could land temporarily, we’d certainly appreciate it. Our car has a blown head gasket that we’re tryin’ to get fixed, and truthfully, I’m too old to live in my car again. The girls deserve better; but, we’ll do what we have too and face it together.
No matter what, we’re gonna stay together tho’, right mommy?
Of course baby, I’d never leave you or Raena.
I’s never doubted it mommy. I’s just wish we didn’t have to live like this. Nopawdy should have to worry ‘bout losin’ their home just cuz somepawdy doesn’t like ‘em.
It isn’t fair Raena, but not much in life is. We are Blest to have each other, and all the luv our hearts can hold. As long as we hold onto that, we can face anythin’.
We are indeed sissy. I’s gonna link us up with Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday and then watch the movers some more. Wanna join me?
Nah Raena, me thinks me’s gonna take a little nap. Maybe me will join ya’ later. It looks like they’re gonna be a while.
Till the next time…………………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Mommy A: Black