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Chatting Cats: There’s No Stress Here

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle, live from the chaotic Three Belles Ranch. (The skies rumble and groan and cause the floors and windows to vibrate.) Hey sissy, wait up. Whare are you goin’, It’s just a little winter storm. Mommy says anytime the weather has such drastic extremes from highs to lows or lows to highs, a storm is sure to follow. Guess you were right, those purretty spring days are gone. 

 

Raena lays on floor

 

 

 

          Yeah Raena, me doesn’t like the storms outside, but storm mommy’s  on the loose inside. Me’s not sure which is worse. MOL  

 

Ain’t that the truth sissy. I’s like break times bestest, when mommy sits down and gives us extra luvvins. Ya’ know, we read that February is Nat’l. Responsible Pet Owner month. That got us to thinkin’ ‘bout what that really means. Ya’ know, we all know respawnsible pet owners purrmote spay/neuter, and the over all health of their kitties and woofies. It means to feed us appropriate foods and keep us safe. But what ‘bout our emotional health; ‘specially durin’ stressful times like storms or packin’ up to move?  

 

          It doesn’t even have to be somethin’ that big Raena. You know us kitties aren’t always big fans of change. Just rearrangin’ the furniture is enuff to really stress us out. Mommy says that’s one of the reasons she rearranges what she can offen. She says desensitizin’ us is one way to help keep our stress levels down when somethin’ big happens. 

 

Dezi lays on floor with nip toys

 

 

 

Really sissy? That’s why she does that? I’s just thought she was bored. MOL 

 

          That’s purrobably true too Raena. Mommy does say that after a while of lookin’ at the same old same old, the walls start closin’ in. Me’s never seen the walls move, but ifin mommy says so, they must. 

 

I’s didn’t know our walls moved sissy. I’s saw somethin’ like that on the teevee the other day; it was scary. I’s glad mommy moves things ‘round so we don’t get squooshed. (Raena cleans her toe beans) Flat cats would take on a whole new meanin’. MOL 

 

Raena bathes, toe beans

 

 

 

 

          Funny Raena, you’re a real comedi-cat. 

  

Fanky fanks sissy. Do ya’ think I’s could get a gig as a stand up comedi-cat? (Dezi rolls her eyes) Anyways…We’ve written several Service Cat postys on movin’ and remodelin’ with kitties and settin’ up a Decompression Room to keep stress levels down. But, we don’t really have the room fur that, and we really need to be with mommy. Ya’ know, just in case she needs us. 

 

          And just cuz we don’t wanna be away from her Raena. We’re far less stressed when we can be with mommy than when we’re sepurrated from her. ‘Course a good roll on a pawsum nip toy never hurts either.

 

Dezi rolls around on catnip toys

 

 

 

That’s true too sissy. So, mommy takin’ sit down breaks to give us that extra luvvins is also how we all relieve the stress. Which of course, helps our emotional health. We’re cuddle cats, lap cats, snuggle buddies, whatever ya’ call kitties who be all up in the humans business all the time. But, even ifin your kitty is totally the opposite, he/she still needs ya’ to take care of his/her emotional health. 

  

          Maybe even more so Raena, after all the opposite of us would be a kitty who lives with a lot of stress and fear in their lives already.  

 

You’re right sissy, I’s didn’t even think ‘bout that. Fur those kitties, speakin’ calmly and tellin’ ‘em what’s goin’ on and reassurin’ ’em that they’re still your nummer one is the bestest way to help them; besides a Decompression Room. 

 

          Even with it Raena. Mommy believes that on some level we totally unnerstand, and that tellin’ us what’s goin’ on each step of the way helps keep us calm.   

 

Raena gets lap lovingI’s luvs you mommy.

 

 

 

‘Course we unnerstand her sissy. Hmmmmpht We are cats after all. Looks like mommy’s thru with her break, so let’s go see ifin we can help. Sooner or later she’s gonna have to open the door to the furbidden room (closet). I’s gotta hone mine’s sneaky skills to get in there and explore.  

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses  

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Chatting Cats: A Mewsy Tuesday

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. 

 

Raena lays on cat mat while watching Dezi play with Yeowww nip nanner

 

 

 

          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’.   

 

Raena lays on tent cot selfie

 

 

 

          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’.  

 

Dezi looks dow in curiosity from atop cat tree

 

 

 

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 sits on cat tree house in front of window

 

 

 

          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.  

 

Close up of Dezi sitting pretty in the stroller outside

 

 

 

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.  

 

Raena lays sleeping in the Gen7 stroller

 

 

 

          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.  

 

Raena lays on boxes in hallway

 

 

 

          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. 

 

Dezi and Raena touch noses on chair

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

Chatting Cats: Mommy Explains We’ll Always Be Together

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. 

 

Dezi looks out window from cat tree

 

 

 

          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? 

 

Dezi sits on cat tree looking back at Raena on the ledge

 

 

 

          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. 

 

Raena profile selfie

 

 

 

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.

 

Dezi lays on mommy's lap, selfie

 

 

 

     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.

 

Raena gets lap loving

 

 

 

     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?   

 

Dezi lays on chair arm by mommy A

 

 

 

     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.  

 

Raena lays in mommy's lap with mouth open and tongue out

 

 

 

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?  

 

 

Dezi gets loving while laying in mommy's lap

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

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