Dear Santa Paws,
It’z Lexi, you know Dezi’z big sisfur. Well, she’z purrobably bigger than me wiff all dat floof, but I’z older. She wanted to write her own letter thiz year so mommy sed we kuld each give ya’ a holler. I know you’re pawful bizee at thiz time of year so I won’t keep you long, but I do have a few requestz. Dezi mentioned dat a lot of our furiendz have had a ruff year and a vizit from you wuld really cheer ‘em right up. I know all our kitty furiendz wuld enjoy sum nip and treatz and maybe even a few new toyz. Those nip nana’s are at da top of da lizt. We fink mommy lozt ourz, but they sure are great. Several of them don’t have a cat tree and az Dezi purrobably told ya’, we really lubz ourz. A good cat tree goez a long way to makin’ a cat happy. Our doggy furiendz like to chew; and let me tell ya’ they can never get too many chew toyz. Anywayz, mozt of them will purrobably write ya’, so I juzt azk dat ya’ take speshul notice, cuz they’ve all been real good thiz year.
Ya’ know we never met till a kupple yearz ago so maybe you don’t know ‘bout my beginninz. I waz born in a back yard and lozt my kitty mommy at da same time. Ifin not fur mommy I wulda been dead or at bezt a shelter kitty. Ya’ know it’z juzt not fair dat sum of us get furever homez and sum don’t. I sure hope you can help find furever homez fur all thoze amazin’ shelter anipalz. None of them belong in cagez and all of ‘em deserve to be lubbed. They ain’t in shelterz cuz they’ve been bad. They juzt got dealt a bad hand thru no fault of their own. Da shelterz kuld all uze sum extra green paperz to help take care of all their chargez, and food and litter and treatz. They even need thingz like paper towelz, real towelz, cleanin’ suppliez and volunteerz. Shelterz and rescuez alwayz need more volunteerz. So ifin you kuld sprinkle sum of dat holiday cheer duzt on sum folkz and give ‘em da idea to help out, dat wuld be purretty pawsum.
Then there’z thoze kittiez what have to live outside all da time. Again, it’z not their fault. Truzt me, no kitty truly wantz to be outside in da freezin’ cold or burnin’ hot. They don’t like starvin’ and bein’ afraid all da time. There’z a lot of pawsum peepz out there what do a lot fur da feral and stray kittiez, but like everypawdy elze, they need green paperz, food and more help too. And so many communitiez still don’t recognize dat TNR iz da beztezt way to deal wiff da feral pawpulationz and juzt wanna kill every kitty they see. Maybe sum of dat holiday cheer duzt wuld do them sum good too. We don’t have any money and we know peepz gotta pay fur da giftz you bring; but ifin you kuld make an exception just thiz once and give all thoze peepz what help da feralz and strayz a little sumfin’ extra and a meowzy big fank you from us, I wuld be extremely grateful. Those peepz go out to tend their coloniez no matter what be goin’ on in their livez or wiff da weather and rarely get even a nod.
Like Dezi sed, we don’t spect you’ll be stoppin’ by our place, but I’ll be out wiff Dezi wavin’ at ya’ as you pass by. I don’t know ifin it’z sumfin’ you can do, but I have da beztezt mommy in da univerze and she duz so much fur Dezi and me and we wuld so like our mommy to feel special fur a day. I really hit da jackpot when I found mommy. Now dat I have dat kidney diseaze mommy worriez all da time. I sure wish you kuld stop dat, but I don’t think that’s your department Santa. Mommy getz me and Dezi da beztezt food she can afford and offen goez wiffout herself to do it. She sez she duzn’t mind and I can tell ya’ she duzn’t. She wuld never complain cuz she lubz us too much. Cuz of her I don’t really have need of anything. I iz blezt and I know it.
We had sum tuff timez thiz year and needed help getting’ to da VET or getting’ thoze nomz, and sum of our pawsum furiendz stepped up to help. I sure hope you can give them all a little sumfin’ extra. We sure do purreshayte ‘em. We don’t know where we’d be wiffout all our amazin’ furiendz. We sure hope you will fill up their Christmas wish listz. I’ll be signin’ off fur now, but be sure ya’ take a second and third look at our furiendz listz and do your beztezt to fill ‘em. We’ll be sendin’ purrayerz to all and wavin’ at ya’ from da porch. I’ll be da one wiff da green eyez by da crazy Southern Belle Ragdoll. Juzt kiddin’, I’z hit da jackpot wiff minez sisfur too. Dezi iz da beztezt. Anywayz, give minez lubb to everypawdy there and take care.
Laramie Alexandra (Lexi)
Dezi here, this year sis Lexi and me are gunna write separate letters. Where does me start? Me has so many pawsum furiends who have needs this year. Me knows sum of those are things fur God, but me thinks sum of them are right up your sleigh. Sum of meez furiends sure are wantin’ a cat tree to climb and lounge on. Me can tell ya’ dat we are sure enjoyin’ our cat tree. Me luvs to climb all da way to da top and nap. Me also has sum furiends dat need new scratchers. Bein’ a kitty me can tell ya’ every cat and kitten needs a good scratchin’ post or pad. Me has a sweet furiend dat got displaced this year and her daddy and her need a new home where they can be togevver again. Me met a lot of furiends on blogs and facebook this year who need a furever home. And me has a lot of furiennds who need green papers to see doctor stabby. You know we don’t like goin’ to see those doctors, but sumtimes it’s necessary.
And then there’s all those anipals in da shelters and rescues. You know what they want Santa? They all want a furever home filled with luv. Me bets they wuldn’t even need a lot of toys and extras ifin they kuld just find their sumpawdy who wuld luv them furever and ever. Ifin you can’t find them furever homes by Christmas, kuld you at least find them luvvin’ foster homes? Dat wuld be da next bestest thing. Me can tell ya’ there’s nuffin’ like bein’ luvved and havin’ a furever home.
And Santa da world is full of poor kitties what live outside and be afraid of humans. We call them, strays and ferals. They’re not bad kitties at all Santa, so don’t be crossin’ them off your list. They’ve been dealt a bad hand and do whatever it takes to survive. Ifin you kuld see to it dat they kuld at least find their way to a luvvin’ human dat wuld feed them and purrvide them with shelter on da cold nights and hot days, dat wuld be so pawsum. Maybe you kuld even find sum of them barns or mouser jobs. Dat’s almost like havin’ a furever home fur such kitties. Me can tell ya’, me fur sure wuldn’t wanna have to be outside when it’s cold winter or even da hots of summer. And fur all those humans dat take care of da ferals amd strays kuld you give them sum extra green papers and help. It’s a really hard and time consumin’ job lookin’ after all those kitties.
And Santa fur all meez human furiends and da humans of meez anipal furiends, kuld you give ‘em a little sumfin’ extra in their stockings? You know they’re really special peeps. A lot of them helped us out this year when we needed it most. We know a lot of those peeps need extra green papers fur necessities like rent and food and VET bills and doctor bills and such.
Me had a very blest year. We became part of da Chewy blogger furmily and so we got to try different foods and toys thru out da year. We got dat big ole cat tree mommy had always wanted fur us delivered to our house and we luv it as much as mommy knew we wuld. And even tho’ sis Lexi was diagnosed with Kidney disease, she’s still here with us playin’ and workin’ and enjoyin’ life. Me got a little sick a kupple months ago, but meez doin’ much better now and meez eatin’ a much better food. Me wuld luv to have a sponsor fur our blog, but me dusn’t think dat’s a gift you can give us. Me has a pawsum furever home and a mommy who luvs me unconditionally and da gweatest big sisfur ever. Even when mommy runs outta coffee she still luvs me and tolerates all meez quirky behaviors. Da catnip is purretty much free flowin’ round here, and weez started takin’ time off to play more.
So, me can’t really think of anyfin’ me needs purrsonally. Me already got da gweatest gift of all when me got mommy. So me wuld really purreciate it ifin you kuld help meez furiends and da ferals and strays. Me wishes fur everypawdy to have a very Merry and Blest Christmas. Me knows da humans have to pay fur da goodies you bring, so we don’t spect you’ll be stoppin’ by our house, but me will be da cute little Southern Belle Ragdoll wavin’ at ya’ as you fly by. Me will wrap it up now as me knows you have so many letters to read. Thanks fur doin’ all you can and give meez luv to everypawdy at da North Pole.
Deztinee Izabella High