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Furry Memories On Monday

MeOW and welcome to a memory filled Monday. That’s right, today all across the blogosphere we’re takin’ a moment to ‘member those that have left this earthly realm. We know you might have come here today fur our Service Cat Monday posty, and we hope you’ll join us next Monday when we’ll pick up where we last left off. But, today is a very special day; and havin’ lost a great luv, we decided to take part in Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day. Altho’ we don’t believe in this Rainbow Bridge, we do believe in heaven, and that our luvved ones move on to a better place when they leave us.

 

Lexi at 16 years old in mommy's lap

I luvz minez mommy even more today

 

 

Our furst memory today is of sis Lexi, mommy’s beluvved Service Cat and me’s much luvved sisfur. We miss her somethin’ fierce and hate that she had to go. Fur 17 years sis Lexi never left mommy’s side. Fur seven of those years, she was the bestest sisfur this girly could have ever asked fur. Sis Lexi was an Alpha cat from the minute she was born. Even tho’ she was the boss, she was almost always gentle ‘bout puttin’ me in me’s place. A lot of peeps only saw a black tabby cat when they looked at her. But to mommy and me, she was the most bootyful soul that ever lived. Even in her last days, she remained the majestic Empress and dutiful Service Cat. She could barely stand on her own four paws, but each day she was there to help mommy get her day started and end her days with luvvin’ massages. We will never unnerstand why she had to leave us; but, we’ll always ‘member her with a smile and luv in our hearts.

 

Ransom in good bye frame with poem

Ransom’s kitten photo

 

 

 

 

 

     We will at that sweet Dezi. Some days are better than others, but there will always be a hole in my heart that belonged to my beautiful Lexi. Good night my love, we will meet again. Lexi and I had known loss. Too much if you ask me, but God knows things I don’t. Even knowing that I would have to lose my precious fur babies, I wouldn’t have wanted to live my life without them. Before Dezi joined our family, Lexi and I had 5 great years with the very handsome Ragamuffin, Ransom. Bless his heart, he was all boy, all the time. He broke his leg when he was about 6 months old being rambunctious and throwing caution to the wind in his play. Just as his leg healed, he developed a severe UTI and his heart murmur got worse. He held on and fought to live four more years before leaving us for heaven. A piece of my heart will always belong to that fluffy little black kitty boy.

 

 

Lucky and Lexi lay in their window perches

Lucky and Lexi enjoyed their window perches. They laid side by

side for hours, daily.

 

 

     Before Ransom, there was Lucky, Lucky Luciano to be accurate. Altho’ named after a mobster, Lucky was the sweetest, most good natured Siamese I’d ever known. Born exactly 28 days before Lexi, they had grown up together and had a bond that almost killed her when he left. He was a gentle giant that loved spending time with me and his sisfur. He and Lexi were the first Service Cats to learn to drive the wheelchair. Nothing scared him. He was adventurous and giving. He regularly stepped back and let the gluttonous Lexi, who had scarfed down her meal, take his. He knew there would always be more. That mommy would always make sure he had plenty and never went hungry. He developed a sudden UTI that had him completely blocked. Unfortunately, my ignorance and lack of money cost him his life. I so miss his curious little apple headed face poking around the corner to spy on me. His journey to heaven left Lexi and me lost for years. When Lucky left, he took a big chunk of our hearts with him. I like to believe Lexi and Lucky are together again, waiting for me to join them in the happy hereafter.

 

 

Devon and Lucky

 

This is Devon and Lucky and Lexi hangin' out tugeddew.

This is Devon and Lucky and Lexi hangin’ out together

 

     Devon, a boxy Himilayan, was an only cat when I decided to start fostering kittens for the rescue group that brought me Lucky and Lexi. He was such a good natured laid back boy, that he took it all in stride. He was a great Service Cat, and even liked to play daddy to the kittens I brought in. We fostered motherless kittens. Even when they would yell all night and keep us awake for weeks at a time, he would still coddle and bathe them and teach them how to be a cat. A brain tumor took him away much too young. Every time I see a kitty curled up in a sink, I smile and remember my sweet Himi boy. Altho’ he is missed, I’m grateful he’s no longer in pain and confused. 

 

 

Shad in Crossing Over frame with poem

Shad, the original Service Cat

 

 

     I end my memories today with my faithful Shad, my first Service Cat. She was the original, and there will never be another like her. She and I had a hard life, but a life filled with love and devotion. It was her love and devotion for me that caused her to take action and train herself to help me after my accident. She was remarkable, silly, and her love knew no bounds. Whether we lived in our car or had a home with rooms and stability, she was happiest just being with me. She brought me thru some of the worst times in my life and taught me to love and trust again. She will always be missed. Again, at five years old, she was taken from this world far too soon. But, her legacy lives on in each cat that came after her. Good Night my sweet babies, we will be together again. And until that day, your love pushes me onward and fills our home. You will forever be remembered.

 

 Lexi and Dezi lay together on window perch

Me and sis Lexi luvved each other and mommy dearly

 

 

Thank you fur sharin’ the legacy of your Service Cats mommy. Me and Raena have some big paws to fill. Me is so grateful fur all the kitties who came befur me. They have helped shape and educate me’s mommy to be the mommy she is today. While she doesn’t know everythin’, their lives and losses has caused her to research and never give up. We don’t like to say good bye, cuz we know we will all be together again someday. So, till then, it’s not good bye, but Good Night. We’ll meet you all by the River of Life, when the Son calls us home. We wanna fank you all fur lettin’ us share these wonderful memories with you all today. Purrlease join us next Monday when our regularly scheduled Service Cat Monday posts will return. Check out me’s posty ‘bout sis Lexi at the Tabby Cat Club and while you’re there, check out everypawdy else’s memories too.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Mommy A: Black

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee, RaenaBelle and Mommy A

Service Cats: Basic Training Continues

MeOWww Everypawdy, me’s back. You give that Raena an inch and she’ll take a mile. MOL  Anyways, we got a lot of questions after our last Service Cat Monday posty with concerns ‘bout li’l ole me. Furst, me wants to fank you all fur your concern; but rest assured, mommy hasn’t cast me aside fur a newer, younger model, namely, RaenaBelle. Me still works every day. Let me get the business outta the way and we’ll meow ‘bout it. The followin’ post will be written in human English fur reader and translator ease. Our Service Cat Monday posts aren’t intended to be an all inclusive Trainin’ Manual but rather Tips, Tricks and Techniques used/developed by mommy thru her many years of animal trainin’, cats in purrticular. Ifin you have any questions or topics you would like us to cover, purrlease let us know in the comments section or send us an email. When asking behavorial questions, purrlease be as specific as pawssible. And, ifin you’ve missed any of the posts in this series, you can ketch up by clickin’ the links at the end of this post. Always remember, Training is all ‘bout Repetition and Rewards.

 

Dezi laying in cat tree in new harness

 

First, we want to follow up a little about last weeks post. For those of you who might have missed that post, mommy’s wheelchair is broken and unusable right now. None the less, Training continues as always. Awnty Kat from Momma Kat and her Bear Cat said, “I assumed part of the training was knowing what to expect (when Raena does one thing … the chair does this) – like how she might sit different if the chair is going forward. I would assume them learning to expect what the chair will do would cut down on anxiety and surprise when the action does happen.” And, she’s not wrong. However, if the chair doesn’t work, it doesn’t work. Unfortunately wheelchairs are expensive and most people don’t have a spare. Learning what to do when the chair is broken and can’t be used is just as important as learning how to drive the chair.

 

 Raena lays in the wheelchair

You can see the control panel in this photo. Power button on top,

horn just below and the 2 speed buttons just in front of the joystick.

 

 

Remember, there are quite a few steps that have to occur before the wheelchair, even when working properly, will actually move. Believe it or not, the driving is probably the easiest part. After all, pushing the joystick forward is only one step. Seat position, bracing and turning the chair on and off require multiple steps, especially when we can’t read. The control panel contains 4 buttons positioned closely together, Power, Horn and 2 Speed buttons. We kitties are pretty smart, but reading the names of the buttons is a bit beyond our purview. So, it is necessary for us to prove proficiency in turning the chair on and off every day; as well as sitting properly and allowing mommy to brace us. Each button beeps when pushed. This simple step can often be enough to spook a kitty and make them want to jump down and/or run away. We have to become accustomed to the beeps and to fall back to driving position whether the wheelchair moves or not.

 

 Dezi lays in wheelchair

 

 

In our driving position, we must make sure that our back paw claws aren’t digging into mommy’s naked leg; and that we’re comfortable with where she has placed her hand to brace/hold us in position. And, even tho’ the wheelchair isn’t going to move right now, we must show that we know to bite the joystick and push it after powering the wheelchair on. These are basic steps and the first steps we learn. Each kitty learns at a different speed, however, mommy will often focus our initial Wheelchair Training on these steps for at least a month before ever letting us actually propel the chair forward. We like to remind you all that Training is ongoing and doesn’t take breaks or vacations. The truth is, that even when the chair is working properly, whoever doesn’t drive in the morning will be going thru these steps as Training every day.

 

Raena lays in the wheelchair

 

 

We do take turns driving mommy in the mornings, but it’s not like today is me’s turn and tomorrow is yours. Each day, one of us will take up the Driving position, and that’s who drives. We don’t fight over who gets there first, we just kind of have an unspoken agreement, that whoever does, gets to drive. Of course, that’s after we’ve both proven ourselves proficient in driving. When Raena was first learning to drive, it was up to me to actually drive in the mornings. Even when she would take up the Driving position, mommy would give her some extra loving and then move her to the other leg so me could slip in and take the joystick. The rule is, whoever doesn’t drive the morning routine, gets Wheelchair Training that day. Now that we can both drive equally well, we take turns Training on those initial steps each day. Even sis Lexi, the last year of her life, still had regular Training Sessions. 

 

Lexi lays in wheelchair and Dezi climbs on cat tree

 

 

 

Mommy equates Training to an old human saying, “Once you learn to ride a bike, you’ll never forget.” However, if you don’t ride for a while, you’re most likely to be a bit wobbly. You know the steps, but you’re a bit rusty and may even fall a time or two. However, if you ride every day, you’ll keep getting better. The same is true for us. Just because we learn to drive, doesn’t mean we should stop practicing. Remember, Training is all about Repetition and Rewards. Me will be honest and tell you that it is confusing for us when the wheelchair is broken and our morning routine changes, but because of our continual Training, we adapt. We’ll meow more about that next week. In the meantime, me has a basic Wheelchair lesson to perform today. Me’s going to insist on Training first. Raena begs for treats better than me, so if she trains last, we’ll not only get lots of extra love but we just might get a handful of treats too. 

 

 Dezi lays in wheelchair

 

 

Me’s gonna wrap it up now. Fanks again fur your questions, and keep ‘em comin’. And ‘member, you can ketch up on our Training Tips by clicking the links below.

 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

 

Service Cats

 

What to Look For      Training Foundations      Train Kitty To Massage

Smelling Disease      Do You Need One      Who Bears the Cost

Housing Laws & Exceptions      Accommodations & Common Sense

When the Handler Dies      Proper Training Methods Pt. 1 & Pt. 2

Easiest Task to Train      Getting Kitty Ready for an Outing

Discipline: Stop Countersurfing Kitty      Internal Disputes

Calling Emergency Help      Just What Is Kitty Capable of

Shad: Original Service Cat      Harness, Vest, Leash or Stroller

Dezi, the Wheelchair & Chest      Round and Round We Go

Tumble & Fall Response      Raena Calls for Help

The Rest of the Story     Raena & the Wheelchair Pt. 1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3 Pt. 4

When to Train      Explaining Rewards & Kitty’s Feelings

Stop Kitty’s Begging     Calling For Help Options Pt. 1

Medicating Kitty

Training the Pig Headed, Stallion Strong, Submissive Pup & Conniving Cat

Cats Love Training & Social Media Downfalls

Reintegrating the Scared or Bullied Cat      There’s No Bully Cat Breed

Going for a Walk When in a Wheelchair     Calming the Tiger Pt.1 Pt. 2 Pt. 3

Surviving A Remodel      Taming A Feral Cat

Designer Cats & Scent      DNA Doesn’t Change      Fighting or Posturing

Clicker Training & Operant Conditioning     Wheelchair Training

Goodnight My Sweet

RaenaBelle, it’s your turn fur some lap luvvin’ time with mommy.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap for some lap loving time

 

          It’s ‘bout time. But why is she so sad sissy? I’s know the weather has made her pains more and her teeths are hurtin’, but those things don’t usually make her be so sad?.

 

Dezi lays on the arm of the chair

Oh Raena, you know mommy luvs you very much, right? 

 

 Raena lays in mommy's lap for pets and loving

 

          Of course, sissy. And I’s luvs mommy verrrrrrrrrrrry much too. I’s so happy that she’s mine’s mommy. I’s try to show her how much I’s luvs her every day.

 

 Dezi lays on the Liberty cat tree

 

She knows Raena. She’s sad right now, cuz befur you, me had a big sisfur who mommy luvved very much. They had been together a really long time. And then one day, God called Lexi to heaven. That broke mommy’s heart. Tomorrow will mark 1 year since sis Lexi left us. And tho’ you nor me will ever be Lexi, it’s our job to help ease mommy’s pain from losin’ her.

 

          Should we be doin’ somethin’ special, sissy?

 

Nope Raena, that’s the beauty of luv. All you have to do is be yourself. As much as we luv mommy, she luvs us. And all we need to do is just show mommy we luv her. Maybe some extra purrs and cuddles, but we luv those too.

 

 Lexi looks at mommy while sitting in her lap on 3/3/2016

 

Dear furiends, ya’ may have noticed we’ve been a little quieter the last few days. Well, mommy’s been a little sad and down and reminiscin’ ‘bout times past. Raena and me have been getting’ a lot of extra luvvin’, and we’ve been returnin’ it in spades. Mommy wrote a poem to sissy the other day, and we thought we’d share it with ya’ll today. Fur those of ya’ that joined us in the last year, you may not ‘member sis Lexi, but she will always live on in our hearts. We do hope that you will pardon our reflection on such an amazin’ soul. Sis Lexi will always be the Gold Standard by which all Service Cats will be measured. Her luv and devotion to mommy, knew no bounds. Mommy says that same luv exists in all of us, and she is so blest to be the recipient of that luv time and again.

 

Lexi enjoys a new nip toy on 2-23-2016

 

Goodnight My Sweet

 

Goodnight sweet Lexi

Close your eyes and sleep now

Rest your tired and weary body

I’ll be alright, somehow.

 

I will hold you in my heart,

Where you can never die

I’ll remember you forever

Go ahead and close your eyes.

 

You’ve been with me thru it all, it seems

Ups and downs, and all the in betweens.

We held on to each other

We had so many plans, and dreams

 

I never thought this day would come

When you’d leave me all alone

I know you didn’t want to go

With me, you’d found your home

 

But time slows for no one

And this world doesn’t care

Who might need you

To always be near

 

So close your eyes now sweet Lexi

Rest your tired and weary body

Time will never separate us

Nor will the heavens or the stars

 

You will always be with me

Forever in my heart

In each and every memory

We’ll never be apart

 

And when you awake

On the other side

Wait for me my darling

I won’t be far behind

 

Goodnight sweet Lexi

This world is still unkind

Close your eyes and sleep now

I won’t be far behind.

©Audra High 3/8/2017

 Lexi in a peaceful cloud frame with a dove

 

          (Raena wipes the tears from mommy’s eyes, and cleans the salty water from her paw and looks up at her.)

          We luvs you very much mommy.

 

 Raena Selfie woth paw reaching out

 

     I love you girls very much too. Raena, you and Dezi are the greatest blessings in my life. I will always miss Lexi, and those that went before. But I will cherish every moment I have with ya’ll.

 

While mommy wrote this poem fur sis Lexi, we know a lot of you have lost luvved ones and feel that despair. We dedicate it to all those who have known that luv and lost it. Purrlease know, you can find that luv again just like mommy has with me and Raena. We’re sending out big hugs to you all.

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Mommy A: Black

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: A Walk Down Memory Lane Blogoversary

(Dezi jumps up on mommy’s lap and Raena follows suit.)

Hey Raena, me was here furst. 

 

 Raena in a recursion frame.

 

          I’s want some luvvin’ too sissy. 

 

 Dezi lays in mommy's lap and gets lovingIt’s me’s Blogoversary and me was gettin’ luvvin’ furst.

 

 

Wait your turn. Me’s here now and me’s gonna write me’s Blogoversary posty. 

 

 

          Well sissy, mommy says it’s our Blogoversary.

 

Dezi sits and poses in a reflection frame of purple and gray

Well it’s got me’s name on it, and besides, you haven’t even been here a year yet. Me’s bloggy is 3 years old. That’s 2 years longer than you’ve even been alive. 

 

          I’s gonna tell mommy that you’re bein’ mean to me. 

 

 Dezi and Raena in purple frame with grayscale applied and reflections

 

Oh purrlease. Don’t be so whiney. Anyways…A lot of ya’ have heard the story of how we got started, but we do have some new followers that haven’t. So, we thought we’d give ya’ a little history behind Deziz World. We were all new to the world of computers and the internet. Mommy was terrified of the online world, so while taking a class, she set up our Facebook account under sis Lexi and me’s name. Not long after she learned ‘bout Facebook pages and created one fur sis Lexi so we could share the idea of Service Cats with the world. Sissy told a story almost every night back then. It was a lot of work fur mommy, but we started makin’ some pawsum furiends and found a whole community of cats and their peeps.

 

 Starry eyed Lexi in a multicolor frame of pinks, purples an turquoise.Sis Lexi was the only one old enuff to have a Facebook account.

So her name’s furst and her birthday’s on our account.

 

Soon after, one of those cats, Timmy Tomcat, asked ifin anypawdy would be innerested in guest bloggin’ at Blue’s Lounge. We had no clue what bloggin’ was, but mommy said me could do it since sissy had a Facebook page. Uncle Pete and Timmy, told us to create an account on WordPress that we would use to post from. Mommy bein’ catputer illiterate, created our account and answered each question as bestest she could. Befur we knew it, DezizWorld was created. Mommy was so confused and couldn’t even find Blue’s Lounge. She had no idea she had created our very own bloggy. We wrote to uncle Pete and Timmy and ‘splained what we thought we did, and he said, we now had our own bloggy that we could post on. ‘Member when we said we didn’t know what bloggin’ was? Well, here’s our very furst posty. Yep, we’ve come a long way since then. We wrote a total of 8 postys our furst month. We told the stories of how and when we came to live with mommy.

 

 Dezi lays in mommy's lap and gets loving

 

We didn’t even know how to comment on other blogs back then. We visited quite a few everyday, but had no way of commentin’. And then one day, the light bulb went off in mommy’s head and she figured it out. Of course, Timmy’s bloggy was the furst bloggy we commented on. We became Timmy stalkers really. MOL  Now we’re great furiends and feel so blest to have Timmy and his furmily in our lives.

 

 Cat Scouts Jamboree with Timmy, Andy, Nibbler, Dezi, Einstein, and Shoko
Timmy Tomcat and Dezi dance at a Cat Scout eventYep, dat’s Timmy and me dancin’. Me learned a lot ’bout

da virtual world in Cat Scouts.

 

Oh, me has to tell you a really funny story. Somehow, we had started following Sammy from the then One Spoiled Cat. At that time, he was postin’ ‘bout a “virtual” trip to outer space. ‘Course he never said anythin’ ‘bout it bein’ virtual. And every day we would get these emails ‘bout space ships with photos of kitties on human bodies dressed in space suits. Mommy was all like, “Who would let their beloved kitty go to outer space?” “What cat would even wear those space helmets?” “My cats are Service Cats, I couldn’t live without them that long.” (shakes head) Oh me’s dear sweet mommy. Turns out it was a virtual adventure Sammy was headin’ up fur his fellow Cat Scouts and bloggin’ buddies. And awnty Pam and Sam? They turned out to be great furiends and lots of help when it came to unnerstandin’ this bloggin’ thing. Me’s now taken several of those “virtual” trips meself. Me hasn’t been to outer space, but ya’ never know what the future holds.

 

 Dezi in her Sabertooth Cat Scout uniformMe has ascended da ranks to Sabertooth

 

I'z in da Tabby Cat Club tu!!

I’z in da Tabby Cat Club tu!!

Meez in da Tabby Cat Club!!

Meez in da Tabby Cat Club!!

 

Brian sponsor badge

 

Me followed Timmy to Cat Scouts, and sis Lexi and me joined The Tabby Cat Club. And all the while we kept meetin’ more and more pawsum peeps and their anipals. We’ve made so many amazin’ furiends and have been blest to overflowin’ by your luv and support. Brian and his furmily were so gracious and sponsored our furst trip to BlogPaws. It was sooooooo amazin’ and we met so many of our pawsum furiends in the flesh and fur. We were innerviewed fur the Mousebreath Magazine by those crazy funny farmers over at Jan’s Funny Farm. We’ve since been featured on a few other blogs and have a few features comin’ up soon. We’ve joined the Chewy.com Influencer group and received and reviewed a lot of pawsum purroducts. And there’s many more reviews in our future.

 

 Lexi in a peaceful cloud frame with a dove

 

A lot of you were here when sis Lexi was diagnosed with CKD and mommy went in search of the best way to manage it. And more of you were here when sissy had to leave us fur her final journey to heaven. More of you joined us when me’s new sisfur and Service Cat in Training, RaenaBelle joined us. And still more when we innerduced our Service Cat Monday Series this past year. Deziz World the blog is always growin’ and evolving just like we are. We so hope you all stay with us as we continue to learn and grow. We hope to continue to bring you blessings, smiles, laughter, and a little education along the way. Ifin there’s somethin’ you would like to see, let us know. Ifin it’s within’ our power, we’ll try to do it.

 

 Raena in square gradient frame

 

Fank you all fur bein’ here and bein’ our furiends. We never could have ‘magined all the blessings we would receive when we started on this journey 3 years ago. And even tho’ there’s been purrlenty of sad along the way, we wouldn’t change a thing. Blessings abound each and every day. You just have to stop and see them. Sometimes they’re the very things we take fur granted, such as breathing, and the flowers that bloom in spring, and even sometimes those amazin’ furiends. So ‘member to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your life. And don’t furget to tell your furiends what they mean to ya’ every once in a while. You never know what somepawdy might be goin’ thru and just how much your kind words might mean to them. Fank you fur takin’ this walk down memory lane and little glimpse into the future with us.

 

 Dezi and Raena cubed

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle and mommy A       

She Left Us With Love

Well, here we are, another Service Cat Monday. Raena and me meowed ‘bout it and meowed at mommy a bit and we’ve decided to take a break today. With mommy not feelin’ well, our visitin’ has been limited, so we’re a bit behind. And ya’ know what? Tomorrow is the day of Love. Now the world celebrates this day with candies and flowers and it’s all ‘bout the couple kinda luv. We don’t have that here, so we’re gonna be celebratin’ a different luv, a pure luv. As most of ya’ know, we write an article fur the Daily Mews. Don’t furget to sign up and check out some of the other stories while you’re there. This month, we wrote ‘bout that different kind of love and we thought we’d share it with all of you.  

 

The Daily Mews Logo

 

As most of you know, we lost sis Lexi last year. She lost her battle with CKD (Chronic Kidney Disease) and went to heaven. It broke mommy’s heart and sis Lexi took a piece of mommy’s heart with her. It left mommy and me very angry. Not at sissy. We knew how tired she was and how weak she was. We could have never been angry with her, but we hated the disease that ravaged her. We were angry with God for taking her and letting her get sick in the first place. Mommy says all that’s normal; it’s part of grieving. Mommy also says we all experience loss at one time or another; it’s how we pick up the pieces and move on that matter. Let me first tell you all that we’re still picking up the pieces. However, as you know, we did get another kitty to train as mommy’s second Service Cat.

 

Lexi sites atop the brown cat tree

 

Here’s the thing. Nobody asked me what me thought. Me didn’t wanna be the big sisfur. Me didn’t wanna be the head Service Cat in charge, trainer of the new fluff ball, defender of mommy and all. It’s a lot of work. Just how did sissy do it? How did she manage it all without lifting a paw? She was the fiercest tigress on the planet. Everybody towed the line when she was around. We always knew we were safe with sissy on duty. And let me tell ya’, she was the bestest Service Cat ever. And me couldn’t have asked for a better sissy. She whooped little ole tyrannical me into shape in no time. How? Well, let me tell you.

 

#Lexi the #servicecat sits in a box looking at sister #Dezi trying to get in with her

 

Sis Lexi was pure L O V E, Love. Yep, you read that right. Mes sis Lexi loved mommy and me with her whole being. She never asked to be the big sisfur either, but things happened and there she was, having to not only share mommy and her toys with me, but teach me the ropes too. And she did. Sis Lexi could sense that mommy needed her, no matter where she was or what she was doing. It’s because she loved mommy so deeply. Mommy loved her just as much. And says, that a love like that needs no words. Sometimes mommy and sis Lexi would just look at each other and sissy would get up and go to sit in mommy’s lap and purr so loud the house shook. Okay, maybe the house didn’t shake, but it sounded good. Didn’t it? And trust me, sis Lexi could purr. It could very well have shook the house, it for sure shook the bed at night.

 

Lexi lays in wheelchair and looks up

It’z about time da we got new batteriez fur da wheelchair

 

 

The video isn’t very good quality, but we thought you might like to

hear that purr and sis Lexi meow with mommy. You can

see it on YouTube by clicking here.

 

Bet you’re all wondering what the greatest lesson sis Lexi taught me was?. Sissy taught me how to love unconditionally and trust that mommy loved me the same way. Now, mommy and me communicate without saying a word. And that new sisfur me didn’t ask for? Well, me loves her too. Even tho’ she can be a pain in mes behind, me wants to be for her what sis Lexi was for me. Me wants Raena to know the kind of love that consumes you. Me wants her to never be afraid and to know that she’ll never be left behind or thrown away.

 

Lexi lays in mommys lap and gets some loving

 

 

Lexi looks up at mommy while sitting in her lap on 3/3/2016

 

Mommy says Valentine ’s Day according to the world is a lovers’ holiday. And that’s all well and good, but since there are no lovers in our house, mommy says we celebrate the purest and rarest love of all. Unconditional Love. When all those around fail you, It’s your furry purrer that will always be there. No matter what comes our way, or what trials life may throw at us, we will endure and come out on the other side because we have love. We might still be picking up the pieces after losing sis Lexi; but we’re doing it with the love she left behind. Mommy says if more people took a lesson from the kitties book of love, this world would be a better place. We thank you all for sharing these little moments in our lives. And for those of you who think you’re alone…rest assured you’re not. We love you all and feel blest to have you in our lives. Love is the greatest gift you can ever give; and the greatest gift you’ll ever receive. Unconditional love is rare. When you find it, hold on tight. A true gift is given with no expectation of receiving anything in return. We purray you all know unconditional love in your lives.

Lexi:Always and Furever

 

 

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

 

 

Love and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Dezi, Raena and mommy A

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