Hey, everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Wha’ch’all doin’? Is it hot enuff fur ya’? Did you know that some of our furiends on the other side of the world are havin’ winter? I’s couldn’t hardly believe mine’s ears. It’s hard fur a little kitty girl to comprehend how it can be so totally different somewhere else. But sure ‘nuff, it can be.
RaenaBelle, what are you meowin’ ‘bout now? Me thought we were gonna meow some amazin’ facts ‘bout us today?. Ya’ know, me’s good furiend CK came up with more questions and we furgot to post ‘em on Blest Sunday.
Your good furiend? Don’t you mean our good furiend sissy? I’s luvs CK too.
Sure Raena, whatever. (Dezi mumbles under her breath) She was me’s furiend furst. Anyways, let’s look at the questions and see how we’re gonna divide ‘em up.
Divide ‘em up? I’s think we should both answer all the questions sissy. After all, I’s sure everypawdy wants to know the same things ‘bout both of us. I’s’ll answer furst and then you, k?
1. What’s your favorite number?
Raena: I’s don’t know that I’s have a favorite nummer…is all a nummer?
Dezi: (shakes head) Me’s favorite nummer is 1, cuz me’s birthday is on the furst day of the month that starts with two one’s, ya’ know, November, 11/1.
2. What is your dream job?
Raena: Oooooh Mine’s favorite job is bein’ mommy’s Service Cat. I’s luvs spendin’ time with mommy helpin’ her and gettin’ luvvin’ all, there it is, mine’s favorite nummer, the time. Don’t you sissy?
Dezi: Yep Raena, me luvs bein’ mommy’s little helper too. But me thinks me would also like to be a famous actor or writer. Ya’ know, me would like to see me’s name in lights.
Raena: Ooooh yeah, me too sissy. I’s wanna be famous too. I’s wanna be just like you.
Dezi: (Dezi whines) RaenaBelle…
3. What is something no one would ever guess about you?
Raena: Even tho’ I’s wanna be just like sissy and do everythin’ she does, I’s an Alpha kitty all the way.
Dezi: You are at that Raena. And as much as mommy wanted me to be the Alpha when sis Lexi went to heaven, all me wanted to do was be mommy’s little baby girly. Me didn’t wanna be in charge fur nuffin’.
4. A trait you have that people would be shocked to know about you?
Raena: Well, I’s guess you could call me a bit of a pest…Sometimes.
Dezi: Sometimes? Hmmmpht Me couldn’t really care less ‘bout treats. Ifin we get ‘em that’s great, ifin we don’t, me doesn’t miss ‘em.
Raena: That’s not a shocker sissy, everypawdy already knows that.
Dezi: Okay Raena. Well, sometimes, me sets Raena up to get in trouble. MOL (Dezi starts rolling around and laughing while Raena looks at her with shock on her face)
Raena: Really sissy? That’s not very nice. Why would you do that?
Dezi: Movin’ right along Raena. We need to answer the rest of these questions.
5. Do you think aliens are real?
Raena: Aliens? Hmmmm I’s don’t know what that is, so I’s s’pose I’s don’t think aliens are real.
Dezi: The only real aliens are the illegal kind.
6. Can you use a hooded litter box?
Raena: I’s use the Litter Robot. It doesn’t have a hood really, it’s more of a spaceship. But we do have a hooded pawtty box that we also use.
Dezi: What Raena meowed. Me purrfurs a covered pawtty box fur sure. It’s the only way to get any purrivacy ’round here.
7. Guilty pleasure?
Raena: Guilty purrleasure? Hmmmm Is that somethin’ dirty or naughty?
Dezi: (Dezi laughs at Raena) Pepperoni pizza. Altho’ we haven’t had one of those in so long me can barely ‘member what it tastes like.
8. If the world ends (as you know it) do you want to survive?
Raena: I’s would only wanna survive ifin mommy and sis Dezi were still with me.
Dezi: Yep, me too. Me wouldn’t wanna survive without mommy. And yes, me would even want the little pest to be with us too.
Raena: Aaaaaaaaaaaaw Fanky fank you sissy. I’s knew you luvv… (Raena goes to hug Dezi)
Dezi: Ugh, Get off me, Raena. Don’t let it go to your head.
9. Do you have any outstanding markings?
Raena: I’s a bicolored Ragdoll that’s also a tortie. I’s have one orange striped in the middle of mine’s furhead, and an orange tipped ear.
Can ya’ see it?
Dezi: Me’s a Lynx point Ragdoll who’s also a tortie and me has an orange patch on the top of me’s head and stripes on me’s arms and legs.
Ain’t me purretty?
10. Favorite kitten game that you played?
Raena: I’s still a kitten and I’s think every game is fun. Mine’s favorites are the ‘lectric ones. I’s so luvs turnin’ ‘em on and off. MOL
Dezi: Me’s favorite game is anythin’ that involves mommy. Me luvs “gonna ge’cha’”.
11. Do you purr to yourself?
Raena: Sure I’s do. It makes me feel better.
Dezi: Yep, me purrs a lot.
12. Milk or Tuna juice?
Raena: Neither. I’s actually never tried either of them.
Dezi: Does ice cream count?
Ice cream? When did you get ice cream sissy? I’s just luvs purr-layin’ these kinds of games sissy. I’s luvs learnin’ more ‘bout our furiends. I’s hope lots of bloggers play along.
Isn’t sis Lexi bootyful? The canvas is still wrapped in
plastic till mommy decides where to hang it. That’s why it’s shiny like that.
Me too Raena. That actually reminds me ‘bout a give away we won from our pawsum furiend Cody. A while back he was givin’ away a purrsonalized canvas from Petsy. Mommy was really torn ‘bout who to put on it, but she decided to memorialize sis Lexi fur her birthday. Anyways, we got our canvas last week and it looks so purretty. Mommy luvs it. Fanks again fur the oppurrtunity to win such a pawsum purrize, Cody.
It sure is bootyful sissy. Now mommy needs to have one made of us. Ya’ know, we better wrap this up and go finish brekky.
Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
MeOW RaenaBelle, Hurry Up, it’s Blest Sunday and, your birthday celelbration!!! Mommy said she knew you were meant to be with us when she found out your birthday was exactly one week befur sis Lexi’s.
Raena: I’s here sissy. I’s sure wish I’s could’a met your sis Lexi. Mommy luvs her so much.
We both do, Raena. But, we luv you very much too. We don’t always unnerstand why God does the things He does, but we have to believe it’s fur a good reason. After all, ifin sis Lexi hadn’t gone to heaven we would’a never had you in our family. And only the good Lord knows what would’a happened to ya’ then. What with your scrawnly little fluffy body and mucky eyes and nose, you didn’t stand a chance in that there cage you were livin’ in. It’s a wonder you could even see or smell. Mommy says she ‘members your furst night here with us. You’d never seen a toy or had room to run, and you were goin’ nuts. It’s like you didn’t know what to do furst.
Oh sissy, I’s barely ‘member any of that. I’s do ‘member the relief I’s felt when mommy said I’s was gonna live with her furever and ever tho’. That was the bestest day of mine’s life. Ifin I’s never celebrated another birthday it would be okay cuz mommy makes me feel special every day. I’s one Blest kitty girl fur sure.
Yep Raena, you got that right. Me just wishes every kitty in the world could know a little sliver of the happiness and security we do.
Fanky fank you Pipo and Dalton.
Me too sissy. Not only do we have a luvvin’ mommy and furever home, we’ve got the bestest furiends in the universe. I’s wanna fanky fank awnty Anonymous, awnty Vonda and awnty Susan fur mine’s birthday green papers. Mommy’s purromissed to take me shoppin’ to pick out somethin’ special fur me and fur you. After all, I’s luvs to share. I’s also luvs those fureeze dried kangaroo treats mommy got fur us. They sure were tasty. And, the weather’s warmed up enuff fur a stroll today. I’s can’t hardly wait. What a pawsum way to celebrate. Even tho’ mine’s birthday was technically last Caturday when it was rainin’ and fureezin’ cold out, this weekend’s much better. I’s think mommy’s way of celelbratin’ all month is just purrfect. I’s also wanted to fanky fank our furiends Valentine and awnty Kerry and Pipo and Dalton fur the pawsum birthday cards. I’s even got some of those great e-cards from awnty Vonda and awnty Jeanne and Purrseidon. Fanky fank you all so very much. And fanky fank you all fur celebratin’ mine’s 2nd birthday.
Raena, happy birthday beautiful. I love you very much. Each morning when I wake up and turn my head to see you sleeping beside me, reminds me just how very Blest I am. You and Dezi are the most important beings in my life and I wouldn’t want to imagine a day without you. Why don’t ya’ll wrap it up and we’ll go for a stroll.
Fanky fank you mommy. I’s ready to go fur mine’s stroll right now.
Happy birthday Raena. And ifin you can hear me sis Lexi, happy birthday to you too. Me bets heaven really knows how to throw a pawrty. We’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. And we’re also linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies.
Till the next time……………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Mommy A: Black
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
MeOW Welcome to Service Cats and Everything Feline. We’re takin’ a small detour today fur mommy to pay tribute to an amazing Service Cat, me’s sis Lexi. A lot of you remember her; but fur those who don’t, she was mommy’s Service Cat fur 17 years. Sadly, kidney disease took her from us 2 years ago today. You can read more ‘bout sis Lexi, here, here and here. We’ll be back next week with our regular Service Cat posts. Fanks fur letting us honor sis Lexi’s amazing life and her memory.
My Dearest Sweet Lexi,
Hello my sweet angel. I miss you more than words can say. My heart aches, each and every day. Today marks two years since I last saw your beautiful face; and felt your paw resting on my hand, or the look in your eyes when they met mine. I’ll never forget the purr that could be felt and heard from across the room when our eyes met and we shared a slow blink. In that moment, no words were needed to express the love we shared.
I’ll never forget the day you were born…So tiny and yet so loud. You must have been terrified from the horrors that had brought you into this world. But, what I remember most is how you immediately quieted your screaming and started to rumble all over the minute I held you in my hand for the first time. You seemed to know, everything was going to be okay. You seemed to know you were home. You would have been happy to lay in my arms all the time. You never really needed a space of your own. I remember all those every 2 hour feedings when you preferred sleeping in my arms over eating. I remember when I would try to lay you down to sleep afterwards and you would wriggle your little body up under my shirt or arm or whatever you could so that you could stay close to me just a little longer.
I remember the look on your face the first time you heard me call your name. And I remember the love I saw in your emerald green eyes as they focused in on my face for the first time. I remember seeing the world in a whole new way through your eyes as you experienced everything fresh and new. Each day was a wonder and every experience a welcome challenge. I remember the fear when you thought you might have to leave me and the utter joy when I told you we’d be together forever.
I remember the perseverance and utter determination you had when learning each new task. And, the pride you felt when you mastered those tasks. You would strut around and chirp loudly as if announcing it to the world. I remember each night as I laid my head on the pillow and you began to massage my head and purr away the stresses of the day. I remember waking each morning to find you curled up next to me and how you would gently put your paw on my cheek and purr.
I remember each day that we spent together and never gave a thought to how it might end. I never imagined a day without you. Through all the ups and downs, you were always there. I remember how you fought the disease that wore your body down. I remember when you could no longer stand, but still managed to massage my head as I laid on the pillow each night. Near the end, I remember seeing that fear in your eyes once again when you thought or maybe knew, our time together was coming to an end. You had been my reason for living and the heart that beat in my chest. Maybe you wondered how I would go on.
I can tell you, it isn’t easy, and each day I miss you more. From an abandoned kitten to Queen of the Service Cats, you were that and so much more. Saying that final good night to you hurt me to my core. But, I wouldn’t have missed sharing your life for anything in the world. Dezi and Raena help me now, and fill my life with love. But no one or anything will ever fill the space occupied by your memories, your devotion and love. Those I cherish and think about every day with a smile.
3/9/2016 One of the last photos ever taken of Lexi.
I take some small comfort in knowing you’re pain free and happy again. I will always love you and miss you till the day we meet again on heaven’s beautiful shores. Forever here didn’t last very long, but someday it will have no end. Until then my sweet, my Lexi, enjoy your hereafter and think not of my grief or sorrow. Only think on and remember my love. I know you’re in the best of hands, those of our Lords’.
Loving You Always,
Till the next time………………………….Be Blest
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses