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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 

Mommy Got A Box

You’re here. As purromissed me is turnin’ da blog over to mommy today cuz she has a really special box to tell you ‘bout. So without further adieu heeeeeeeeeeere’s mommy.

 

Thank you Dezi. I do have a great box to tell everyone about today. I know some of you may have already seen one or more of these boxes around the blogosphere, but I was thrilled to be chosen to receive for a review the November Cat Lady Box. And when my box arrived even the girls got a surprise. We had received the Crazy Cat Lady box. Let me tell ya’ a little about the company before we get to the really good part. Dorian Wagner, the founder, decided it was time to debunk the old cat lady stereotype. That doesn’t mean that she or others, including me aren’t still crazy about cats; we are. The point is that we’re not the one people see in media every now and again with a hundred unkempt cats. Cat ladies come from all walks of life and financial standing. We all have one thing in common, our love of everything cat. So with that in mind Dorian began a company with a mission. To provide cat ladies with their own subscription box each month filled with little tasteful cat themed treasures for us to show off our love of cats. And even better still, 5% of the monthly profits are donated to shelters and rescues. You can also shop for single items from past boxes on the Cat Lady Box website.

 

Cat Lady box collage includes a foto of a cat face watch, treats, tote bag

Now let’s get to the box itself. There are 2 different boxes to choose from, the Cat Lady Box or the Crazy Cat Lady Box. The only difference is what’s inside the box. The Crazy Cat Lady box contains items for the cat lover and a couple of goodies for the cats as well. The Cat Lady box  containing 2-3 items for the cat lady herself is only $34.99 a month and the Crazy Cat Lady box that includes a couple of things for your furry purrer is $39.99 a month. Shipping is free to the U.S., $6.95 for Canada and $12.95 to the UK.

Cat Lady Box collage. Photo 1 is #Dezi looking into box, photo 2 is a #Cute Cat #keychain. Photo 3 is a closeup of the #"Cat faced" #Watch and photo 4 is #Dezi getting into box

Now let’s get to the box I received. When it arrived I couldn’t wait to open it. I had seen others review past boxes and knew I was going to love whatever was inside. And there is certainly no disappointment there. When I first opened the box I saw a small box that  typically contains jewelry. We women can spot a jewelry box at any distance. lol  I love jewelry so I had to check that out first. And OMC I saw the cutest Cat Face Watch ever from the Tiniest Tiger Studios. The band is tastefully done in animal print. Combined it makes a fun and sophisticated way to show off your love of cats. It’s water-resistant with a stainless steel case and gold toned hardware with a quartz movement.

#Cat Lady box collage with Lexi looking into box, an climbing into box

I’z got mine eyez kuvverd waytin’ fur da kitty surprize.

Next was the Cat Outline Keychain by Empurrium. It’s a made with love (handmade) high quality wipe clean vinyl piece. It comes complete with a split ring so it easily attaches to any accessory you’d like including your keys. Laid across the bottom of the box is an adorable “Cats Are My Bag” black tote by Xenotees. A great little shopping tote to show of your love of cats. And an adorable art card featuring an abstract cat by Francesca Rizzato. She gets inspiration from her three cats, and you can see more of her artwork in her Etsy store, MiaoMiao Design. Also included was a note from Dorian and a 10% off coupon for gift subscriptions. And yes, this would make an excellent gift for the cat lover in your life.

Cat lady box collage with Lexi and Dezi playying with the catnip drumstick and a photo of the Cats are my bag tote

Mmmmmm Drumstick

Last but not least are the items for the girls. Both were a big hit. First up, the Cloud 9 cat treats. We got a sample of these treats a couple of years ago and the girls loved them so we are thrilled to have received a full size in the cute little cat head container. They are high in protein, low in calories, grain free and minus fillers, by-products and preservatives. Also included is the Catnip Drumstick by Housecat Club on Etsy. It’s a big hit as well and sooooo cute. I would personally like to thank Dorian for creating such an amazing deal and for allowing me to review the November Crazy Cat Lady box. If you can’t tell, I give the box, the company, all the companies involved and Dorian 2 big thumbs up. Of course no money exchanged hands here, but the box I received free is amazing.

#Dezi and th Cat Lady box

Dezi, thanks for letting me tell everybody about my Christmas pick for the cat lovers.

 

Thank you mommy. Da Cat Lady Box wuld fur sure make a great gift fur Christmas or anytime of year. How ‘bout just to say I luv you? Dat’s another great reason fur a gift. Sis Lexi and me do luv da drumstick and those treats. We give those 4 paws up each. And we too wanna thank Dorian fur lettin’ our mommy have a little sumfin’ special. Dat doesn’t happen very offen and we’re sure glad when it does. She luvved it so much she had da leaky eyes everytime she looked at it. And thanks to all of you who came by to check it out. Now, run on over by clickin’ here and get your very own. You have till December da 20th to confurm and receive a December box. Weez gunna wrap it up now so me can go and play with dat drumstick some more.

 

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

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi, Lexi and mommy A

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