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.
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’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 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
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, 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.
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
MeOW Raena, What are you doin’?
Uh, Who? Me? Uh, I’s just havin’ a little turkey tom lurkey. You know, mommy had another dentist ‘pointment yesfurday to get somethin’ called a soft liner in her new teethies. Seems she’s had trouble keepin’ ‘em in her mouth, and this soft liner stuff’s s’posed to help with that.
Yeah, me knows ‘bout the ‘pointment Raena, but where’d the turkey tom lurkey come from? Me knows you didn’t get it at the dentist office.
You’re right sissy. But wouldn’t that be fun. Mommy says when she was little, the dentists always gave her a sucker after her ‘pointments. She’d get a long lecture ’bout eatin’ candy and how that was the reason she was losin’ a tooth, and then he’d go and give her a choice of suckers. Seems kind’a crazy, but I’s guess it assures him of future business. MOL Anyways, right next door to the dentist office is an Arby’s. After talkin’ with a furiend who’s goin’ thru the exact same thing as mommy, and findin’ out he was able to eat a steak sammich and a pizza, mommy decided to give that sammich thing a try. Arby’s has these sammiches called sliders, that only cost a dollar ‘tween the hours of 2 and 5, so mommy said we just had to make a stop. But, we had to wait till we got back home to have any cuz mommy wanted to make sure we both got some.
Well then, where’s me’s bite? Did you already eat it up?
Who? Meeeee? Nah, that wasn’t me sissy. Maybe we have a kitty ghost or somethin’.
Me thinks you did. But, that’s okay, me saw what ya’ll brought home the other day, and me purrfurs that to Arby’s turkey tom lurkey any day. Mommy had bought one of those tv dinners with turkey tom lurkey bites and was able to chew them up. She got purretty x’cited ‘bout that and then saw that turkey breasts were on sale at the grocery store fur $4.99. ‘Course, mommy headed fur the grocery store where she discovered they weren’t actually $4.99, but $4.99 a pound. So, mommy bought another bag of taters instead.
Yep sissy, I’s know mommy has to be getting’ tired of taters, but there’s no way she was payin’ $5.00 a pound fur anythin’. But then, one of our angels sent mommy some green papers and told her to go get one of those breasts. So, we went back to the store and mommy found a different turkey tom lurkey fur less green papers. I’s tried to tell her to get the biggest one they had, but she said the one she picked out would be purrlenty fur the three of us. But, when we got home, mommy put him in the freezer. She said we had to wait till after she got that soft liner fur her teethies, and a weekend, when ‘lectric purrices were cheaper befur she’d be cookin’ him up.
Ya’ know what that means don’t ya’ Raena? We’re havin’ turkey tom lurkey this weekend. Me can’t wait.
Me either. In the meantime, I’s’ll be happy to finish mommy’s sammich. Seems it’s still too early fur mommy to be bitin’ anythin’. Anyways, what did you do while mommy and me were gone yesfurday?
Me took a nice long peaceful nap. Till the sky started grumblin’ that is. Me’s so tired of all these storms. Me was so glad to see ya’ll come walkin’ thru the door. Me was worried what with ya’ll bein’ out in the storms and all.
Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaw fanky fank you sissy. We worried ‘bout you bein’ home alone too.
Me’s glad to hear you were at least thinkin’ ‘bout me Raena. But, me does enjoy me’s alone time…well, sometimes me does. That sammich does smell good. Let’s go ask mommy fur a few more bites and try to visit some of our furiends befur the storms roll in again.
Till the next time………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle.
RaenaBelle, what are you meowin’ ‘bout now?
(Excitedly, Raena meows) I’s gonna tell everypawdy ‘bout our special day yesfurday. Ya’ know, ‘bout our pawsum visitor?
Great shootin’ mommy. Ya caight awnty Elizabeth with her eyes
closed while she was tryin’ to lug me up to her lap.
Our visitor? Don’t you mean me’s special visitor?
Awnty Elizabeth seems nice enuff. Maybe I’s’ll just relax a
bit and enjoy da extra luvvin’.
(Looking and sounding confused, Raena meows) No, sissy, I’s mean ours. Mommy said they came to see both of us. Mommy says, they’re our pawsum awnties from far away.
Well, (Dezi says in a huff) They’re only your pawsum awnties, cuz of me and sis Lexi. Ifin you didn’t live here, they wouldn’t…
Deztinee Izabella!!! Stop that. You be nice to your sisfur, our visitors wanted to see her just as much as they did you.
I’s relaxed so much, I’s went to sleep. Luvs ya’ awnty Elizabeth.
Fanky fanks mommy. ‘Sides, who did mommy have to chase down to come out and visit in the furst place. And it wasn’t me. (Raena meows sassily)
RaenaBelle?!! (Mommy says with a lilt in her voice)
Sorry mommy. (Dezi and Raena meow their apology in unison) I’s had so much fun. At furst I’s wasn’t sure ‘bout whether or not to trust ‘em, but that awnty Elizabeth be so nice and gentle. She luvved mine’s furs and kept sayin’ how purretty I’s am.
That’s better mommy. Me luvs you awnty Elizabeth.
Yeah, well, she said me was purretty too, Raena. And she kept sayin’ how bootyful me’s marking’s are. And, it was really nice of her and awnty Sonja to take our fotos with mommy. Ya’ know, we so rarely have somepawdy here that can help mommy take fotos of us with her. She says she wishes she had more fotos of her and sis Lexi. So now, she tries to take advantage of every chance she has to have somepawdy take fotos of her and us. ‘Course, as always, after seein’ the fotos, mommy wishes she had dressed up a bit more.
I’s luvs bein’ in mommy’s arms, flashy boxes and all.
Yeah sissy, mommy always says things like that. I’s think it goes back to the time befur digital cameras when every foto counted. Now a days, peeps just click and delete constantly. Let me tell ya’ we thought the flash on our camera was bad. Kittens!!! The flash on awnty Elizabeth’s fone was soooooo bright, and lasted furEver!!! Even mommy blinked.
Me luvs bein’ in mommy’s arms too Raena. Soon, she’ll be smilin’
and showin’ off her teethies again.
That she did Raena, that she did. MOL And then, mommy couldn’t see anythin’ but flashes fur a bit. Now she knows what we feel like when she constantly chases us ‘round with the flashy box.
There’s no place like mommy’s arms. There’s no place
like mommy’s arms. Oh, wait, I’s think I’s sayin’ dat wrong. MOL
Maybe sissy, but you know she ain’t gonna stop. Mommy says she luvs takin’ fotos of us. She says we make the purrettiest fotos ‘round. That might have somethin’ to do with our beauty.
RaenaBelle!!! Conceited much?!
I’s don’t know what that means, sissy.?
It means…oh, never mind what it means Raena. You’re purrobably right. Me really enjoyed the treats awnty Elizabeth brought us too. Mommy said you showed your picky hiney and wouldn’t eat ‘em.
I’s didn’t mean to hurt awnty Elizabeth’s feelings’ sissy. There was just so much excitement goin’ on. Who wanted to stop gettin’ luvvin’ and made over to eat treats? Not me, that’s fur sure. I’s ate some after they left tho’. Fanky fanks fur the treats awnty Elizabeth. And, fanky fanks fur comin’ to see us.
That’s okay Raena, that just meant more treats fur me. MOL Me ate ‘em right up and enjoyed every morsel. You snooze, you lose. MOL Let’s go see ifin we can get mommy to give us some more of those treats now.
Sounds good to me sissy. Furst, let me link up with Rascal, Rocco and their amazin’ co-hosts fur the weekly Pet Parade. And don’t furget ’bout the fundraiser fur mommy’s teethies. You can donate thru the fundraiser here, or directly to our paypal with firstname.lastname@example.org. I’s’ll meet ya’ on the cat tree.
Till the next time………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Mommy A: Black
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Looks like I’s might get to lead every Wednesday. At least fur the summer. The lawn crew seems to have chosen this day to annoy us this year. And, does this sound furmiliar? We’re preppin’ fur yet another inspection this month. Befur ya’ get your knickers in a ruffle like mommy does, NO, it’s not legal to bother us this much. The law says management can pull those silly inspections, exterminations, etc., but they must not exceed 1 purr month. Everythin’ that they wanna look at and do, excludin’ maintenance requests, must be done at the same inspection. Do these peeps care what the law says? you know the answer to that one. Anyways, let’s get to the happy stuffs.
(Dezi meows loudly from the bedroom door) There’s happy stuffs to meow ‘bout Raena?
Oh yes, sissy. Yesfurday’s ‘pointment went purrfectly.
(Dezi slinks halfway down the hall towards the living room and meows) Oh yeah, yesfurday’s news was happy news Raena. We’re so glad to furinally get some good news on the dental front fur mommy. (Dezi hears the leaf blower on the porch and runs back to the bedroom)
I’s agree sissy. By now, most of you know that mommy’s been dealin’ with some really bad teeth issues fur quite a few years. Fanky fankfully, she started down the path to remedy those purroblems earlier this year. Anyways, yesfurday mommy trekked back to Ardmore to meet yet another dentist and get a quote to finish up and get the dentures she so badly needs. Let me tell ya’, it was some kind’a hot out yesfurday, but fanky fankfully, the a/c was workin’ and runnin’ full blast. We actually arrived fur mommy’s ‘pointment a few minutes early. That’s a big deal. Fur the last few years, mommy’s been late to almost everythin’. Mommy finds that a little annoyin’ as she was always the purrson to arrive at least 15 minutes early fur everythin’. But, she ain’t gettin’ any younger, so, I’s guess lateness is just one of those things that she’s gonna have to get used too.
Anyways, the office seemed quite comfy and relaxed, and the folks at the front desk were really furiendly. Mommy signed in and sat down to wait her turn. She didn’t have to wait fur long befur they was callin’ her to the back. They took some new x-rays and put her in a room and asked a few questions to purrpare her fur the doctor. After a few minutes alone watchin’ some silly movie on the small screen in front of her, a nice and very purretty lady walked in and innerduced herself as Doctor Amy. You know mine’s mommy, she’s always tellin’ peeps how nice they look and this was no exception. Mommy actually told her that she was too purretty to be a dentist. MOL They all had a good laff and Doctor Amy went in to look at mommy’s remainin’ teethies.
Ya’ know Raena, me will never unnerstand why they always ask questions while they’ve got fingers and tools inside mommy’s mouth. Me doesn’t know how in the world they can unnerstand anythin’ mommy’s sayin’.
Me either sissy, me either. Nevertheless, mommy and doctor Amy had a back and furth mumble and came up with a plan. They’re gonna pull the rest of mommy’s teeth except the 2 canines on the bottom. Apparently, lower dentures can be quite a purroblem what with movin’ ‘round, becomin’ dislodged and even fallin’ out without some kind of anchor. Ya’ know, like that denture glue or somethin’. So, in mommy’s case, that anchor is gonna be those 2 canines. Technically, mommy will need what they call a partial on the bottom, and a full denture on the top.
(Not hearing the loud noises from the lawn crew anymore, Dezi heads back down the hallway towards the living room) Well, Raena, me’s glad they could figger out a way fur mommy to keep those things in place. Wouldn’t that be just to funny fur mommy to be talkin’ to someone and have her teethies fall out in her lap. MOL
That would be funny, sissy. But, I’s glad mommy won’t have that purroblem. Let me tell ya’ how it’s all gonna work. Mommy goes in next Monday to have impressions made so they can make her new teethies, called a plate or denture. She chose the cheap one that comes with a 6 month warranty and no frills. After havin’ those impressions made, mommy will make a ‘pointment to have all those top teethies removed. She has 4 more teethies in her sinuses, so looks like she’ll be takin’ more Sudafed and not blowin’ her nose again fur a while. The cost fur all this is $1,219.00.
The day she has all those top teethies removed she’ll need to make another ‘pointment to have the bottom teethies removed. She’s gonna have to separate her ‘pointments cuz she doesn’t yet have enuff green papers to get it all done at the same time. Altho’ we do have our paws crossed, that by the time the dentures are made, we’ll have all the green papers and mommy can just do it all at the same time. The bottom cost is a bit higher than the top cuz they have to create teethies with a gap and wires to account fur those canine anchors they’re leavin’ in mommy’s mouth. The cost of the bottom is, $1,799.00.
Let me see ifin me can simplify these nummers Raena.
Cost of top teeth removal and full denture, including adjustments as mommy’s mouth heals and shrinks:
Cost of bottom teeth removal and partial, including adjustments as mommy’s mouth heals and shrinks:
This all comes to a total cost of:
We’re gonna guestimate the cost of Sudafed and other medicines at ‘round:
Mommy currently has: $1,800.00.
So we need a total of:
$1,418.00 by the end of July
We luv our mommy so very much. We want her to be the bestest
she can be, and the happiest she can be. So, we need your help,
cuz we can’t actually make any green papers.
That’s great sissy. Fanky fanks fur simplifyin’ it like that. We’re gonna open a new fundraiser with the new figgers. Here’s the linky fur the new fundraiser: Help Mommy A and of course, you can always donate directly to our paypal at: email@example.com . That’s lexi (dot) dezi (at) yahoo (dot) com. Because of the credit card fees, you’ll see the fundraiser is set at $1,500.00 so we can cover those charges and still get the actual amount needed. Anythin’ extra will go towards our care.
We really ‘purreciate all your help and support and purrayers. Even ifin ya’ can’t donate, purrlease share. Ya’ never know who might be out there that could help mommy. And, ifin anypawdy knows where mommy can sell her gold crown, purrlease let us know. They’ll be pullin’ it out soon and mommy would luv to be able to put that money towards her care or ours.
You got that right sissy. We have the bestest furiends in the universe. I’s just know we’ll be able to get mommy to the other side of this soon. Now, the lawn crew’s gone, so let’s go play.
Till the next time………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses