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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Till the next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Love and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi, Raena and mommy A
Happy Valentine’s Day. Me is a blest kitty girl fur sure, and it’s me’s turn to tell mommy thank you. Mommy, me hasn’t been with you fur nearly as long as sis Lexi, and me’s sorry a kitty had to die so you kuld save me. But me is so glad you came to me’s rescue dat cold November day. Me’s furst kupple weeks of life had been horrible and me was knockin’ on heaven’s door when you saw me da furst time. Me kuld sense yous heart was still broken, but me knew you had tons of luv left to give. And ifin me was gunna die, me didn’t wanna do it in a cage or shelter. Me wanted to know da luv and comfurt dat came from yous touch and voice. It took all da strength me’s little body kuld muster to crawl up into yous lap. But once there me turned on me’s purr boat and looked into yous eyes and then fell asleep.
Me’s body was so tired and me kuldn’t member da last time me had eaten. Me shulda still been nursin’ but there was no cat mommy in sight. And then you picked up me’s tired little body and sed, “You’re my Destiny and Deztinee will be your name.” Me had no real idea what any of dat meant, but once you took me outside and put me in da carrier, me knew you wasn’t leavin’ me behind. We had a long drive ahead of us and me wasn’t sure me was gunna make it; but me did. When you took me’s limp flea ridden, worm infested, bloated body out of da carrier me let out a soft mew of thank you. Me kuld rest now. But dat’s when you went to work. You made me a bottle and made sure me ate me’s fill and then bathed all those lifes’ blood stealin’ fleas off me. And then you cradled me in your arms and told me everything was gunna be alright. Me slept peacefully fur da furst time in me’s short life while layin’ on yous lap. This was da life. And fur da furst time me thought me might just make it.
Well dat was 6 1/2 years ago now and me did make. Me didn’t just survive, me thrived. Me’s livin’ da good life and fallin’ deeper and deeper in luv with you and sis Lexi every day. Me hopes me’s 10 littermates found their furevers too. Me wuldn’t ever wanna magine a life without you mommy. You have given me so much luv sumtimes me thinks me’s heart will burst. So on this Valentine’s day and every day mommy, me wants you to know dat me luvs you more than anythin’ in da universe.
With All My Luv
Purrlease send sum purrayers fur sis Lexi.
It’s Valentine’s Day Every Day
Mommy, I wanna faynk you fur savin’ my life awl thoze yearz ago. Even tho’ minez eyez wazn’t open and I kuldn’t hear anything; da moment I felt you holdin’ me in youz armz I felt safe fur da furzt time in my short but terrifyin’ life. Da minit I felt youz heart beat next to me I knew ebberthing was gunna be awl-right. When my ears opened up and I heard you fur da furzt time it waz az ifin heaven waz singin’ a lullaby. And when furinally da skin parted and minez eyez foe-kuzzed I saw you, minez mommy. You didn’t know it at da time, but I waz home and no other mommy wuld do.
Time seemed to fly in thoze furzt few weekz of minez life; but da day came when you too knew dat we belonged together fur-ebber. And on dat day, minez 6 week birthday, you held me cloze and looked into minez eyez and gave me a new name and purromizzed to nebber ebber leave me and to awlwayz luv me. I, Laramie Alexandra (my new name), meowed da same purromize to you. Awl theze yearz mommy you habz taken such good care of me. You alwayz put me and minez fursibz furzt. And youz nebber left me. Nope, no matter where we went or moved to, you awlwayz made shur I waz right there wiff ya’. Youz awlwayz been true to youz word. It’z occurred to me az Valentine’z Day and minez 17th birthday drawz klozer dat I’z nebber told you how much I’z luvved and purreshayted da life youz given me. I kuldn’t habz choze a better mommy. Nopawdy elze wulda luvved me da way you do.
Az time passez quicker and quicker theze dayz mommy, I fear I may habz to break minez purromize to nebber leave you. I don’t want to go. You muzt believe dat mommy. But minez body juzt keepz failin’ me. It seemz thiz kidney dizeaze is ketchin’ up to me. I’z habbin’ more and more bad dayz and less and less good onez. Still you kradle me in youz armz and sing of minez beauty dat haz no doubt started to fade. You sit up nightz wiffout any sleep juzt to watch ober me. Youz kuvvered da bedroom and pawdee box room wiff piddle padz in spite of how it lookz, juzt to make shure I habz sumwhere to go dat duzn’t make me feel bad. And even when I miss ’em youz nebber get mad at me.
From a kitten born outside and fated to die afur her second breath, to the queen of youz heart. I luv you more than you will ebber know mommy. When minez time comez, purrleaze habz da strength to luvz me a little more and let me go. And then luv another, da way you luvved me. Minez life habz been so full and there are so many who habz nebber known even a shred of da luvz youz given me. I can live on in da luv you share. BUT, till dat time comez I’z gunna keep right on luvvin’ you more and more each day.
With awl minez luv,
Laramie Alexandra: your Lexi
Well it’s finally Furiday and da end of anuvver week. Mommy and me and Lexi sat wound last night talkin’ ‘bout what to write fur today. We debated so long we all finally fell asleep wight in fwunt of da puter. MOL Weez been readin’ sum disturbin’ Facebook posts and emails so mommy wanted to write an educational posty. Well sis Lexi and me was given da Quote challenge by awnty Ellen and da kitties of 15 and meowing and we wanted to do dat. So we sat and purrsented our awrguments till we all fell asleep. So now weez playin’ ketch up and writin’ meez posty this meownin’.
Weez been kinda busy this week and hadn’t made it by Facebook not even once till last night. While we was there visitin’ our furiends and ketchin’ up we was just a little overwhelmed wiff da luv we felt fur all our pawsum furiends. Sum of you awe on Facebook only, and sum of you awe bloggers only. Sum of you we know fwum all over da innewnet. But one fing remains da same, and dat’s how much we twuly luv you all. Now let me tell ya’, dat has been a topic of discussion wound here a lot. Cuz what is Luv? And you know da old sayin’, don’t just say it, show it. Well how do yous show it to sumone yous never see, or have never even met? And then you come back to, How can you luv sumpawdy yous not know? So we asked mommy, “just how do we know dat we luv our furiends?” And mommy replied……
“Oh my sweet beautiful girls, you ARE Love made flesh.
In this day of technology when you connect with
others across the land,
You friend and follow far and wide those who have
in common, things you understand.
You post, chat, message and email sharing bits and
pieces of your life,
And before you know it you find yourself enveloped
by feelings deep inside.
You find yourself crying, when tragedy befalls a friend.
And laughing in joys and feeling proud when goals
Is that not what friends and family are? This relationship
across the miles
Isn’t that what love is? A feeling not easily explained.
Love can’t be defined in mere words, It’s far more
complicated than that.
It lives all around us, in the air that we breathe. It’s in the
beauty of the smallest things.
If you’re wondering what love is, It’s that flutter inside
that makes you smile.
It’s longing for and missing that one across the miles,
It’s being there for others through good times and trials.
Sometimes an uplifting word, and sometimes a listening ear.
Love knows no boundaries, Love knows no fear.
True love is everlasting, no beginning and no end.
True love is blind and deaf and dumb,
when given away to family and friends.”
Audra High 10/2/2015
Well we fink dat sums it up purretty good. Altho’ showin’ luv is purrtant fur sure, sayin’ da words shuld also be sumfin’ you member to do. Each and everyday, mommy tells us how much she luvs us least a million times. Oh don’t worry she fur sure shows us luv too, but da words weally make us purr. We fink it’s weally purrtant fur you to say it and show each day. Yous never know what da future holds. And you never wanna regwet a fing when it comes to those you love. So ifin yous haven’t dun it today, take a minute to say I Luv You and give a hug. It really only takes a minute, but it just might be zactly what was needed by da one you luv. Weez wanna say to all of you dat we luv you very much. And as we do every weekend, weez joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da Pet Parade Blog Hop.
Till da next time…………………………..Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi
Meowllo evewypawdy awe you weady fur da weekend? It’s almost here. Anyways today’s anudder day in da Bloggin’ A to Z challenge. And todays letter is N. Hmmmmm We hear da word No stawts wiff an N, but since mommy rarely ifin ever tells us No, then maybe me better not talk ‘bout dat. So me fawt fur a long time and finally ‘cided to talk ‘bout Needs. You know fings peeps and anipals must have to survive. There be da obvious fings like food and water altho’ mommy sez dat hoomans can go wiffout faw longer than is fawt. But we hope nun of ow furiends evew have to find out how long. And then there’s da comfurts of a home wiff heat and air conditionin’. A bed and somewhere to sit. Altho’ mommy has lived in hers caw afur, she sez she be way to old fur dat kind of life anymowe. And then there be LOVE. We wish nopawdy/kitty evew had to go fwu life wiffout luv.
Lexi and me awe so blest to have such a wunnewful mommy and all of you. But there’s lots of animals in da world hoo have never known luv. And sum dat did and lost it, and found themselves in shelters or on da stweets all by themselves. We told you da udder day ‘bout ow towns city council making sum weally stupid statements ‘bout da law and how they like to solve da purrawlem of those unwanted kitty cats dat roam ow stweets, and how mommy wuz on a mission to set fings stwaight. You know those kitties didn’t choose to be outside scwimpin’ fur food and shelter. All they evew wanted wuz a home and luv. To survive tho they must hunt or search fur homes dat will meet their basic needs fur food and water and shelter. And now a community wants to take those fings fwum them as well.
Mommy finally spoke wiff one of da council members and hims admitted they didn’t know da laws and spoke outta turn and wuld be cowwectin’ dat. And then him went on to say dat anudder of da council members stated he had twapped one of sed cats and wuz fined $20,000.00 cuz it wuz feral. Just when mommy fawt she had heard evewyfin’. OMC Hoo comes up wiff this stuff. Anyways, mommy wesponded wiff, “that’s not a penalty nor is there any such law.” To which she got, “well we’ll have to do some research because we’re a small town and can’t afford a $20,000.00 fine.” Mommy proceeded to splain dat they kuld hoomanely twap those kitties and hoomanely twansport them to da nearest local shelter to be held fur adoption or hoomanely eufanized. And then you wanna hear what ‘scuses they made? They told mommy dat da shelter chawges them $25.00 fur each animal they turn in. Yep, dat’s mowe than a bullet, but guess what? Accordin’ to state law a bullet dusn’t qualify as hoomane euffanasia. Oh and dat killin’ must be dun by a twained and qualified purrfessional tech or Vet so as not to cause undue stwess on sed animal. So we conclude ow town NEEDs to gwo up and join this centuwy.
So da last fing weez gunna leave ya’ wiff today is this. Ifin yous feel da need to add a furry to yous household, purrlease ADOPT. Save a life and in turn save yous own. We all have needs and fur us da most purrtant one is luv.
Which need is most purrtant in yous life?
Till da next time……………………………….Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi