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Chatting Cats: What?! Another One?!

(Dezi hears mommy and Raena coming in the door and runs to the liberty cat tree to greet them) Meow mommy, me missed ya’ll. (Mommy gives Dezi some love and lets Raena out of the stroller and her harness

 

 Dezi watches Raena atop the Liberty cat tree

 

 

           Oh sissy, you’re never gonna believe what happened today.

 

Did ya’ll bring back any treats fur us?

 

 Dezi and Raena lay together on the floor

 

          Nope sissy, no treats today. (Raena bathes her mane and meows) Ya’ know, we had to go back to the dentist to get mommy’s bite made all over again. Seems the furst one didn’t turn out. Anyways, when we got there, the office was full of peeps waitin’ to see the dentist. Mommy happened to look at the board that lists the doctor’s name and didn’t see doctor Amy listed anywhere. We waited fur what seemed like furever befur bein’ called to the back by some young girl we’d never seen befur. She took mommy straight back to the dentist chair and pulled up mommy’s x-ray’s on the catputer. Mommy called her over and quietly mentioned that she didn’t see doctor Amy’s name on the duty board. And then she asked the nice little girl ifin doctor Amy was just off fur the day or what?. 

 

And what’d she say Raena. Me knows mommy really likes doctor Amy. 

 

 Dezi and Raena lay together on the floor

 

          Well sissy, seems doctor Amy doesn’t work there anymore. She left and went to work somewhere down in Texas a few days after mommy’s last ‘pointment. Nopawdy seemed to know ifin she had planned and knew that she was leavin’ when mommy was discussin’ her future ‘pointment. Least, ifin they did, they weren’t talkin’ ‘bout it. So, that meant mommy was gonna be seein’ another new dentist. She did find out that the nice little girly had been hired just last week. And, it seems that it’s hard to keep dentists in the office. So, ya’ might not know who you’ll see from ‘pointment to ‘pointment.

 

Oh no, Raena. What happened next?

 

 Raena lays on the floor and looks at the camera

 

 

          Well, we waited a little while longer and furinally an older man in a white coat came in and said hey to mommy. He never innerduced himself, but mommy learned from the nice little girl that his name was doctor Haynes. He was very soft spoken and gentle. He looked over mommy’s records and then looked in her mouth. He put these pink things in her mouth and then squirted this blue glue like stuff all over her teethies. Mommy says those pink things are gonna be her dentures, and that blue glue stuffs is used to make the impressions. Mommy says that stuff is ice cold and made her teethies hurt really bad. I’s couldn’t get to her when she started cryin’, and I’s hated it. Fanky fankfully, it didn’t last too long. Pawrently that stuff dries in a jiffy and they took it outta her mouth as soon as it did. Mommy was spittin’ out blue stuff fur the longest time afterwards. 

 

Well Raena, did mommy like doctor Haynes at least?

 

 Dezi and Raena lay together on the floor

 

 

          Yep sissy, doctor Haynes seems nice enuff. But, at this point we’re not sure he’ll even be there next week when mommy’s s’posed to go back in and have all that work done. We sure hope so, but ya’ never know. Anyways, after mommy’s ‘pointment, we just headed home. So, no treats fur us. 

 

Well, we’ll just have to purray doctor Haynes stays put. Maybe since her’s older, he’s thru bouncin’ ‘round and lookin’ fur more money. ‘Course, we think it’s crazy that they be complainin’ ‘bout not makin’ enuff money. We’ve learned durin’ all of this, that purrices ‘round here are a bit higher than other places. And, speakin’ of green papers, we still need some help. You can donate thru the fundraiser here or directly into our paypal with lexi.dezi@yahoo.com. We’d also ‘purreciate any shares and purrayers you can spare.

 

 Raena bites at her collar bells

Can you guess what I’s doin’?

 

 

          Hey sissy, can I’s tell everypawdy what’s comin’ up Furiday? You know, I’s gonna be meowin’ ‘bout our new jewelry.

 

Me thinks you just did Raena. What do you think ‘bout our new jewelry? 

 

          Ifin I’s tell ya’ now sissy, what would me meow ‘bout Furiday?

 

 Dezi lays on the floor and takes a nap

 

(Dezi rolls her eyes and meows) Fine Raena, wait till Furiday. Let’s go finish our dinner, me’s ’bout ready fur bedtime.

 

 

 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue 

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Chatting Cats: We Had A Visitor

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle.

 

 Dezi licks lip as she looks around the corner from the dining room

 

          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?

 

 Dezi sits in Elizabeth's lap

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?

 

 Raena looks up at Elizabeth from her lap

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.

 

Raena sleeps in Elizabeth's lap

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. 

 

 Dezi sits in Elizabeth's lap

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.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's arms

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.

 

 Dezi in mommy's arms

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.

 

 Raena lays in mommy's arms

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.? 

 

 Dezi eats treats while on the liberty cat tree

 

          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.

 

Raena eats treats while on the liberty cat tree

 

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.

 

 Dezi and Raena eat treats while on the liberty cat tree

 

          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.

 

 Pet Parade Blog Hop Badge

 

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 lexi.dezi@yahoo.com.  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 

Chatting Cats: We Can See A Bright Light At the End of the Tunnel

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.

 

 Raena looks up at Dezi while they sit on the Liberty cat tree

 

          (Dezi meows loudly from the bedroom door) There’s happy stuffs to meow ‘bout Raena?

 

Oh yes, sissy. Yesfurday’s ‘pointment went purrfectly. 

 

Dezi hides in bedroom and Raena heads down hall to her

 

          (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.

 

 Raena laying in stroller at dentist

 

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.

 

 Profile of Dezi sitting on the floor and looking toward the door

 

          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 

 

 Dezi and Raena playing on floor

 

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.

 

 Dezi sniffs tree ledge while Raena watches her

 

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:

  • $1,219.00

Cost of bottom teeth removal and partial, including adjustments as mommy’s mouth heals and shrinks:

  • $1,799.00

This all comes to a total cost of:

  • $3,018.00

We’re gonna guestimate the cost of Sudafed and other medicines at ‘round:

  • $200.00

Mommy currently has: $1,800.00.

So we need a total of:

  • $1,418.00 by the end of July

 

 Dezi and Raena and mommy A in a frame collage

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: lexi.dezi@yahoo.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.

 

 Dezi and Raena lay atop the Liberty cat tree

 

          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.

 

 Raena lays on shower bench

 

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

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

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   

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