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Blest Sunday: Purrs, Prayers and Friends Make Things Better

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. We’ve been gone fur like fur-eeeeever, right? And OMC  You should see the skies and hear the rumblin’ goin’ on ‘round here. I’s thought Spring was s’posed to be here? Really, everypawdy’s been sayin’ it, and everypawdy can’t be wrong, right?

 

 Raena lays on the back of the chair while Dezi looks up at her from the seat of the chair

 

          RaenaBelle, what are you meowin’ ‘bout now? 

 

Everythin’ sissy. Ya’ know we’ve been away fur like…

 

          Yeah, knock it off with that valley cat mew, you’re a Southern Belle. Besides, we told everypawdy we’d purrobably be gone till Blest Sunday. You know, mommy has such a high tolerance to meds, that they have to give her so much to knock her out, it stays with her fur a few days. They’re always in a hurry to wake her up and send her on her way, so that medicine’s just sittin’ there waitin’ to kick in the minute mommy stops. Mommy’s usually wiped out a couple days after a surgery, but right as rain the day of. We call that a blessing. All went well, and mommy can crash at home. 

 

 Raena sits posing in her tiger harness

C’mon mommy, I’s all dressed and ready to go.

 

I’s fur sure didn’t like her leavin’ us here at home, but she was just as chatty when she got home as she was when she left. I’s could hear mommy and her ride in the pawrkin’ lot. They were laffin’ it up befur and after. You know all the nosy neighbors was peekin’ out their doors and windows wonderin’ what was goin’ on. 

 

 Dezi lays on top of cat tree ledge

 

          Yep, and mommy could hear you all the way in the pawrkin’ lot too. Fur those of ya’ that don’t follow us on Facebook, we’ll give you a mommy update now. Mommy pawrently has low sinuses and a couple of the teeth had roots embedded in the sinuses. So mommy isn’t allowed to spit, blow her nose or use a straw fur 2 weeks. One of the lower teeth (a wisdom tooth), was really close to the nerve that controls the feelin’s fur the jaw, lip and chin. So, again, no nose blowin’, spittin’, or straw usage. Don’t want mommy getting’ a dry socket or infection that could lead to paralysis. Mommy also found to her chagrin, No air smooches. Cuz of these complications (pawssible) the dental surgeon wants to see mommy again April 13th just to make sure all is well. Mommy’s lower lip is still a bit numb, but she’s got mouth and jaw exercises she’s doin’ and massages to purrvent swellin’. She’s takin’ an antibiotic and has a swish she uses 3 times a day.

 

Mommy’s not allowed to eat solid foods fur a whole 2 weeks, and then only soft foods like mac and cheese, waffles/pancakes, baked and smashed taters and pasta; we need to get some Hunts pasta sauce, since mommy ate up all those cans awnty Anonymous sent. Right now she’s eatin’ ice cream, and baked smashed taters. She was gonna get some Malt o Meal hot cereal, but there wasn’t any at da stores here. Mommy doesn’t eat “sick foods” like soups, puddin’s, jello, or fruit sauces/baby foods. Yes, she knows they would be good fur her, and ya’ll don’t unnerstand why she doesn’t like those kinds of things; but, she never has. She didn’t grow up eatin’ those kinds of things and never developed a taste fur them.

 

          Yep Raena, we learned somethin’ really innerestin’ last night. Some peeps call those kinds of foods comfurt foods. But those of us from the South, think somethin’ totally different when ya’ say comfurt foods. Mommy says, she starts envisionin’ chicken fried steak, baked taters and dinner rolls, or chicken and dumplins and bis-kits or roast beef, roasted taters and bis-kits. And of course, baked 3 or 4 cheese mac and cheese is always considered a comfurt food. Anyways, mommy’s doin’ the bestest she can and we’re bein’ the bestest nurses ‘round and takin’ really good care of her.

 

 Raena sits and poses in her new tiger harness

Could you leave this sweet kitty girl face behind?

Even ifin it’s fur just a few hours?

 

 

And even tho’ I’s not happy ‘bout mommy leavin’ us behind, I’s really glad that her ride is/was such a nice lady. Cuz mommy furgot to ask ifin we could use names, we’ll call her, Mrs. Navy. That’s right, she’s a Navy Vet and so is her husband. They also be Christians and attend one of the churches mommy used to play the piano fur. Mommy says they had great conversation goin’ and comin’ home. Yep, mommy was wide awake and totally alert fur the ride home (see sis Dezi’s paragraph above regardin’ medicines and mommy’s tolerances). Anyways, there’s still work to be done in mommy’s mouth when she heals from this purrcedure. So ifin you’d like to donate, you can do so by givin’ directly to our PayPal at: lexi.dezi@yahoo.com or the Fundraiser here

 

           Yep Raena, hopefully we’ll be able to get mommy’s mouth all fixed up soon. We’d like to say a meowsy big Fank you to The Swiss Cats fur their donation to the fundraiser. Mommy sounds so funny right now. It’s amazin’ how missin’ some teeth in key spots can make a difference in how some words and letters sound. MOL  And guess what else? Mommy can’t hiss right now. And Raena’s takin’ full advantage of that. Fank the cats mommy harvested the last of her lettuce early last week.

 

Are you implyin’ I’s bein’ naughty sissy? Cuz that just ain’t true. (Raena giggles under her breath) Mommy said she had to exercise, and I’s just tryin’ to help her out.

 

          Just her mouth, Raena. She’s not s’posed to be bendin’ over and cleanin’ up after you constantly. (Dezi shakes head)

 

Whatever, sissy. Anyways, we are so very blest, that everythin’ went well at mommy’s surgery, and that her ride was truly enjoyable and that she came home safe and sound to us. We’re blest that all those complications, haven’t been the purroblem they could have been. And we’re so blest to have the bestest, most suppurrtive furiends in the universe. Fank you all fur your luv, purrs and purrayers. Ifin ya’ don’t mind, keep ‘em comin’. Mommy’s still havin’ some pain and a mix of migraines and sinus headaches.

 

 Dezi lays in tiger harness

Me luvs me’s new harness, it’s da storms ragin’ outside

me’s not a fan of.

 

          Hey Raena, me wants to fank awnty Vonda fur me’s new harness and leash. Mommy furinally felt good enuff to get me measured and get it ordered. And it got here yesfurday, just in time fur those really noisy storms. Bein’ in a harness kinda helps me a little durin’ storms. Anyways, me’s now stylin’ right alongside of you. Me can’t wait fur the weather to clear up so me can go out and show it off.

 

 Dezi gets her chin scratched while wearing her new tiger harness

Me got a new leash to match too. But cuz it was stormin’

mommy didn’t put it on me. There was no way me

was goin’ outside in dat weather. MOL

 

You look great in your new harness sissy. I’s can’t wait fur this warmer weather either. We are so totally blest to have such great furiends, Angels and our luvvin furever mommy. We want to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your life. We are slowly getting’ ‘round to visit everypawdy so we’ll be by to see you shortly.

 

 Dezi gets a LumaSoothe treatment

 

 

Raena getting a LumaSoothe treatment

 

          Hey Raena, don’t furget, we need to link up to the Pet Parade, and Sunday Selfies. We also need to remind everypawdy there’s just a couple more days to enter our LumaSoothe give away. Just click on the Entry foto below.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

Blest Sunday: A Note From Mommy

Hello everyone, mommy Audra here today. Can you believe Christmas is just a week away? For anyone who reads our blog regularly, you know that I don’t write posts often. I live for my girls, and they have so much to say. And when we started this journey into technology and social media, my “fears” of the all seeing intrusive internet, led me to speak through them. I quickly learned about Facebook pages and the girls’ personalities came to life. I knew we, especially Lexi, had a story to tell I just didn’t know if anyone was interested. Through the years I’d sent her story to cat publications, only to be disappointed by their lack of interest. Somehow, through the magic of the internet, we connected with people. Lexi touched peoples hearts, the way she had touched mine. When she introduced her sister Dezi to everyone, their story took on a life of its’ own. And out of that, DezizWorld was born. To keep this post from going on for days, I’m just hitting the highlights.

 Lexi lays in mommys lap and gets some loving

We garnered followers who quickly became friends. I remember the first person I ever spoke directly to in something other than the girls’ voice in a comment. We began to look forward to seeing and reading about our friends lives. And of course we always love seeing photos. Who could ever tire of seeing pictures of beautiful cats? And they’re all beautiful, aren’t they?.  

Lexi and Dezi lay on scratchers

I remember our first Christmas in social media. The kindness and generosity of those “strangers” now friends. Yet still, people we would probably never actually meet. I didn’t understand how people could be so loving?. For the first time in the girls’ lives, they actually had a Christmas with presents under the tree. And not the repurposed ones I’d dug out of the bottom of the toy box. They were so adorable. They almost didn’t know what to play with first. 

And then, Lexi got sick. Again, it was you, our friends who reached out. It was you, our friends who helped and you, our friends who were there for us, when she died. In some ways, this year has flown by; and in others, it has been the longest and hardest year of my life. For those of you who don’t know, for the last 25 years, I had lost a cat every 5 years. It felt like a curse. When Dezi turned 6, we celebrated like never before. I took a deep breath for the first time in years. It was always the younger cat that left me. I never even thought there’d come a day when Lexi would be the one to go. I really mean that. I know how unrealistic that sounds, but it’s just the way it was. Anyways, you were all there for Dezi and me, and for that, we can’t say thank you enough. I’m still trying to pick up the pieces.

 Dezi lays on shower bench

But life goes on. Soon Raena would join our family, and hopefully your hearts. You’ve all welcomed her, and for that I’m grateful. As some of you have noticed and emailed us about, Dezi’s personality has changed. When we started all this, we determined to always be truthful, good, bad or otherwise; and you can continue to expect the same. Dezi faced the same loss as me when Lexi died, and it did affect her personality. At least I can reason it all out, Dezi doesn’t truly understand everything that happened. With the addition of Raena and Dezi becoming the “big sister”, her personality has continued to shift. These are all things to be expected. I imagine she will continue to evolve as Raena continues to learn and grow. Dezi’s still that sweet beautiful kitty girl you’ve all come to know and love, she’s just trying to find her way in our new dynamics. Those of you who read our blog regularly will be here to see how it all plays out. We imagine our blog will continue to evolve as the girls’ personalities take shape.

 Raena sleepy selfie on mommys lap

We do hope you will continue to follow us in the coming years. I know today is Blest Sunday, and we’ve had a multitude of material blessings this week and want to say Thank you very much. But I wanted to take today to thank you all for the biggest blessing in our lives, You. Yes, it’s been a rough year for us, but we have been blest every day to be a part of this community. We pray for all of you daily. We share your joyful times and your sad times. Many of you have felt the pain of loss this year, and will be missing one or more of you family/furry family members this Christmas. I’m not here to offer you advice on how to cope as I’m still reeling myself. But I do want to remind you, to take a minute and give thanks; we are all Blest. As long as we’re all here for each other, we’re never alone.

We would also like to thank you all for your kind words and Christmas wishes and cards. Some of you may have already received our card, and some of you may have gotten it more than once. I apologize if you receive(d)  multiple emails from us, this old belles’ memory isn’t what it used to be. lol  The girls and I want to thank you all for everything. And we wish you all a very Merry and Blest Christmas.

 Dezi in a blue Christmas frame with orange balls.

Dezi & Raena: Don’t furget Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue mommy.

 

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

Love,

Mommy Audra   

35 And Holding…Really?

Meowllo everypawdy, it’s finally Furiday. Like me had to tell ya’ dat right? You’ve been countin’ da minutes ever since Monday rolled ‘round; me knows me has. Today is mommy’s birthday. Did you know even me doesn’t know how old mommy really is? Mommy says there’s 2 lies dat God allows. She says ifin anypawdy’s rude enuff to actually ask a woman her age or weight, they deserve to be lied to, and God will furgive dat. MOL  Mommy says she’s like 35 and holdin’, whatever dat means. But she’s been 35 since well befur me was born, so me can only ‘magine what da number really is. Me hasn’t seen many 35 year olds with gray hair. Mommy says da gray hair is me’s fault. Me has no idea what she could be talkin’ ‘bout tho’, me’s a purrfect angel. She says so herself. So, Happy Birthday mommy, me luvs you very much.  

 Dezi in frame wishing a Happy Birthday

Anyways, enuff ‘bout lyin’ and age. Da weather guessers are sayin’ we’re in fur days of stormy weather. So mommy was extra thoughtful and went to get her birthday shake last night so me wouldn’t have to be at home alone durin’ da thunder boomers, or worse yet, out in them. Yep fanks to awnty Ellen mommy got dat chocolate shake she was wantin’. And OMC Was it ever good. Of course mommy shared with me. Only a few bites/licks, but it was some kinda yummy. Me told mommy she could get one of those everyday, it was so good. Mommy said dat ain’t happenin’ tho’ cuz they be really ‘spensive. Well guess dat’s why it’s a birthday treat huh.

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Mommy got some great birthday cards and even a few gifts. Awnty Rachel and da Three Chatty Cats sent mommy a gift and one fur me too. What a blessing. Thank you very much. And awnty Cindy and Maggie sent mommy a very purretty necklace. Thank you awnty Cindy and Maggie. And a meowsy big thank you fur da chocolate shake awnty Ellen. And thank you awnty Pat, Maggie and Felix fur mommy’s e-cards. And thank you to sweet LouLou and her family fur sendin’ mommy an e-card. And a meowsy big thank you to awnty Petal fur her gift and luv and support. And another meowsy big thank you to awnty Anonymous fur her gift and support. We luv you all. We luv all of our furiends. Without all of you today woulda been a very sad day fur mommy bein’ without sis Lexi. But thinkin’ of all our wonderful furiends in da internet and world, puts a really big smile on mommy’s face. Me wants to thank you all fur dat.    

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Me’s gonna wrap it up now and go give mommy her birthday snuggles befur da next round of thunder boomers start. But befur me goes, me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da weekly Pet Parade. We’s gonna take most of da day off today and just be together, so me will be ‘round to visit with you all this weekend.

 

Dezi in a frame with cream and pink roses

 

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

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi

Blest Sunday: A Gift Storm

Oh sissy can you hear dat big ole storm outside?

 

 Yez Dezi, I hearz it. I know mommyz really glad dat youz not hidin’ out unner da bed cuz of it. Altho’ da livin’ room floor kinda lookz like storm Dezi hit in here yesfurday what wiff all da boxez and wrappin’ paperz and scattered toyz. MOL   

 

Dezi meatloafin' and listening to the wind outside.

Dat storm sounds really scary.

Well me has to tell ya’, me gave dat a lot of thought and unner da bed sounded purretty good; but me wanted to be wiff mommy and play wiff all da pawsum things we got fur Christmas from our furiends. And since you wasn’t up to openin’ da purresents me had to do it all meez self. Mommy will clean up da mess. Dat’s what mommys do, right?  

 

Lexi sleeps on bed surrounded by some of the Christmas gifts while Dezi meows from the steps

 

We shur did get a lot of gret toys and treatz didn’t we Dezi. I know I wazn’t in much of a Christmas mood on Christmas day, but I shur do purreshayte all da scoutz dat included giftz fur me. And da great stockin’ we got from awnty Sylvie, Cleo, Mika and Patteron waz full of toyz. And da great nomz awnty Jennifer sent us shur are tazty. Thank yawl so much.   

 

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 Sure ‘nuff Lexi. We are so blest. We wanna say a meowsy big Thank you to scout Cat, her brofur Nugget and awnty Lisa, scouts Gracie and Anya and their mommy, scouts Timmy and Einstein and their furmily, scout Sammy Pilch, awnty Ellen and their furmily, scouts Dora and Tiger and their fursibs Trouble and Spooky and their furmily, scouts Charles and Foxy and their furmily, and even mr. W who brought us a little gift bag with a mousey and can of noms each.  

 

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Yep sissyfur they are awl such pawsum furiendz. And maybe mommy iz getting’ fru to mr. W after awl. He got hiz kitty Buddy sum great Christmas giftz too.   

 

Girls I would like to thank your friends too. A lot of them included gifts and/or gift cards for me in their packages. Yes I had the leaky eyes, but they were tears of joy and humility. To see my girls have so much fun enjoying their new toys makes my heart swell with happiness. We appreciate all of you and are so grateful for your friendship and love. And I’m so thankful to have had another amazing year with you girls. I pray we have many, many more. 

 

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Yep mommy we are so thankful to all those who stop by fur a visit and read our blog, facebook posts, tweets, instagram posts and comment, share and like. And we are thankful fur all those who have shared their love, furiendship, money, and purrayers with us. We wouldn’t be here without all of you. So from da bottom of our hearts we thank you. Me has to go now so we can schedule this posty afur da storm knocks us off da catputer. And me wants to play wiff meez new toys. Weez ‘spectin’ da white stuff and more rain and sleet, so we’ll be by to visit as we can.

 

Dezi napping after playing on Christmas

All dat playin’ has really got me tired. Maybe a little nap’s in order.

Are you plannin’ sumfin’ big fur New Years? Do you make New Years resolutions?  

 

Till da next time…………………………………………Be Blest!!!

 

Dezi = Blue 

Lexi = Green 

Mommy = Black

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi and mommy Audra    

 

 

Sharing Christmas Thru Song

Meowllo everypawdy and welkum to our Sharing Christmas posty. Have you been wunnerin’ where we was? And now you wanna know just what sharing Christmas means don’t ya’? Well let me answer both those questions at once. As you all know mommy is a little technically challenged and well…she really just doesn’t know what she’s doin’ on da catputer half da time, so this latest purroject really stumped her. Anyways, we finally finished as best we kuld. We had wanted to add photos fur you to look at, but dat just didn’t happen, so just use your imagination, okay?. And be kind, this is our mommy after all and we fink she’s da cat’s meow.

Dezi plays with feather wand toy

As you know sis Lexi and me are Service cats, which means we purrfurm certain tasks to help mommy live independently. But on occasion we also purrfurm da duties of Therapy cats, meaning we go and visit and bring cheer to those in nursing homes, or educate da public when da oppurrtunity purrsents itself. Every Christmas we like to go to da nursing home and spread a little Christmas cheer and sing carols with da residents. And so on Caturday we loaded up and away we went. We learned last year dat we kuldn’t take photos to post since we’re not kin to any of da residents and they hadn’t signed releases fur social media. Well this year we learned they weren’t considered competent to sign da releases we took. Hmmph, There’s always gotta be a scrooge. But dat’s okay, me talked mommy into playin’ and singin’ a couple songs fur y’all when we got home. Several peeps have expwessed an interest in hearin’ mommy so me fawt this was da purrfect time. Mommy was a bit tired and hoarse, but sis Lexi and me still think she’s pawsum. And we both laid on da nip mats and lissened intently while she recorded da video.

 

We soon learned however dat recordin’ it was da easy part. As me sed, we kuldn’t figger out how to insert fotos stead of da fireplace or just add it to one of our videos. Weez sure there’s a way, we just don’t know it. So like me sed, just magine ‘em in yous head. And again, purrlease be nice, it is our mommy.

Ifin you can’t see da video, click here to view on YouTube.

 

Till da next time………………………………………Be Blest!!!

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and Lexi 

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