Mmrrrrr Hiss, Stop it Raena, it’s time fur Blest Sunday.
C’mon sissy, I’s just wanna play. Meowin’ of blessings, look ‘round. We’re so blest to have so much to play with.
We are Raena. But, you know blessings aren’t all ‘bout the material things.
‘Course I’s know that sissy, but still, it’s nice to have ‘em. But, I’s also know that we’re blest to have such a pawsum mommy. Did we not have fun this weekend? Even tho’ mommy woke up feelin’ sicker than a dog, she made time fur us.
Yep Raena, she sure did. We had asked ifin she would take us fur a stroll but mommy did even better. Well, sort of. Me got all harnessed up, and thinkin’ me was goin’ fur a stroll furst, me went straight over to the stroller. To me’s sur-purrise, mommy snatched me up in her arms and took me outside. She even let me touch me’s paws to the grass. We were lolly-gaggin’ (wastin’ time) ‘round when all of a sudden mommy realized she had left the camera in the house. Did you know we could hear you meowin’ at the door all the way on the other side of the ‘pawrtment complex?
I’s wanted to be with you and mommy sissy. What did you x’pect me to do, wait mine’s turn patiently?
Kittens Raena, you could see us every minute. Anyways, realizin’ we didn’t have the camera, but seein’ that me was really enjoyin’ the great outdoors, mommy said, “It’s okay Dezi, we don’t have to have photos of everythin’, all the time.” So, we just kept walkin’ ‘round. Till that is, mommy got tired of hearin’ you mewin’ at the door like a little lost kitten.
Well sissy, I’s figgered ya’ll had been out there purrlenty long enuff that surely it was mine’s turn. I’s couldn’t wait to get outside and put mine’s paws on the grass. We even stopped off at the mailboxes to check the mail. And, that’s when it happened. Mine’s nice long leisurely stroll got cut short. In mere seconds the birds stopped singin’ and the skies turned black as night. The heavens opened up and let the flood waters fall. Oh MeOW, I’s headed straight fur the pawrkin’ lot to dance in the rain. Mommy was yellin’ somethin’ I’s couldn’t quite make out thru all the noise of the storm. And then, befur I’s could get mine’s paw in the puddle on the sidewalk, mommy snatched me up and took off runnin’ towards our ‘pawrtment.
Yep Raena, ya’ll looked so funny. Mommy can’t actually run to save her life, so ya’ll were doin’ more like a quick hobble. Mommy’s head was lookin’ down as much as she can bend her head, and you were starin’ straight up pawin’ at the air.
Oh sissy, it was so much fun. Till we got back inside that is. I’s was soaked. All mine’s fur was wet. It took hours fur me to dry off. And, you were no help, hidin’ out unner the bed.
How many times does me have to tell ya’, Me’s Not HIDIN’, me’s purrtectin’ mommy and you from spiders and other creepy crawlers.
Yeah, sure. Whatever you say sissy. I’s just happy we got some special time with mommy. We are indeed blest.
We most certainly are Raena. And, one of our angels sent some green papers fur mommy to get somethin’ special fur all of us. We sure did purreciate it. We’ll tell ya’ all ‘bout that shoppin’ trip later.
Hey sissy, did you see the card mommy got from another bloggin’ angel? She had been blest by somepawdy and wanted to pass it along. We furgot to ask ‘bout name droppin’, but she knows who she is, and we’re sendin’ fanky fanks and hugs your way.
We have the bestest furiends in the universe Raena. Fank you all fur bein’ our furiends and pawrt of our furmily. We’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. Each new day brings new blessings ifin we’ll just stop and see ‘em. We’re linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies too. C’mon Raena, let’s go play.
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 email@example.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
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Can you believe it? The weekend’s here already!!! WooHoo The sun is shinin’, the birds are singin’ and…
What are you meowin’ on ‘bout Raena?
Summer time sissy, summer time has furinally arrived!!! Sorry Trout Towne Tabbies, we do like the birdies. Ya’ know, I’s been givin’ that a lot of thought lately, and I’s think maybe it’s cuz of where we live. Ya’ know, our likin’ birds more than we do fishies?. We live in an area surrounded by land. Sure, mommy says Oklahoma has purrlenty of ponds, lakes and rivers, but none of ‘em are all that close to us. Y, Even when we went to the Petco last week, we didn’t see any fishies. Mommy said there was s’posed to be fishies in all those glass boxes we saw, but alas, they were all dark and not a fishy in sight. Hey sissy, did you read the comments the other day ‘bout your extra claws?
Ifin ya’ look real close, you can see that claw would grow right
into the center of that big fleshy paw pad.
Me did Raena. Seems several peeps didn’t quite unnerstand what me was meowin’ ‘bout and said me’s special toe was a dew claw, and that all kitties have ‘em. Mommy said we should try to ‘splain it a bit better. The V-E-T said it fur sure wasn’t a dew claw, but instead just an abnormality of me’s front paw and leg. Mommy says it’s just somethin’ that makes me even more special. Me isn’t a pawlydactal, and this toe is totally useless. It serves no function other than to make me special and give me somethin’ else to have to groom. We know the foto is purretty bad, but hey, when ya’ have as much fur as me does, it can offen get in the way of gettin’ clear fotos. So, let me try to ‘splain it a bit better. Me has the normal paw like every other kitty, complete with fleshy soft paw pads. But, ifin ya’ follow the center of me’s paw pad up the middle of me’s leg a ways, ‘bout where an ankle would be, me has another really small pad with a tiny claw purrtrusion. Fankfully the claw doesn’t really grow like me’s other ones, or it would grow right into me’s large fleshy paw pad. Ifin that was to happen, me would have to have it surgically removed. Ya’ know, it’s really ‘purrtant to keep your kitties claws trimmed. Y, Ifin those things were to grow into our paw pads we could end up in a lot of pain and even lame.
You’re so right sissy. But ya’ know, not every kitty likes havin’ their claws trimmed.
You got that right Raena. Mommy’s always sayin’ she doesn’t unnerstand why we’re such tigers ‘bout claw clippin’. She’s the only one who’s ever clipped our claws and she’s never once clipped too far or hurt us. We had even planned to post a claw clippin’ how to video at one point. But, claw trimmin’ time ‘round here is like a heavy weight boxin’ ‘bout.
Round 1: Mommy pawsitions kitty in lap while cooin’ ‘bout how bootyful we are. She grabs the clippers and a paw and starts feelin’ ‘round the paw fur a toe. Kitty squirms and pulls paw free. (Ding, Ding goes the bell).
Round 2: Unphased, mommy grabs paw again and feels ‘round fur a toe. She finds a toe and pushes the claw furward while tryin’ to move fur out of the way with semi-furee finger. Kitty squirms and gets paw furee. (Ding Ding goes the bell)
Round 3: Mommy enters trance like state, she’s all business now. She grabs kitty’s paw, finds toe and extends claw while cooin’ ‘bout how much more bootyful we’re gonna be when our claws are trimmed. With semi-furee finger, she tries to push away extra fur and moves the clippers to the claw fur the clip. Kitty pulls claw back just as the clippers shut. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 4: Mommy grabs paw while ‘splainin’ how we can’t do that or she’ll accidentally hurt us and clip too much. Kitty hisses and squirms till almost furee. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
So far, kitty 4, mommy 0
Round 5: Mommy lays down clippers and re-pawsitions kitty on lap. Kitty growls their dispurrleasure and tries to bite mommy’s hand. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 6: Mommy holds kitty furmly so kitty can’t wiggle furee yet again. Trance like state deepens and mommy grabs paw, finds toe, pushes claw furward while usin’ semi-furee finger to move away fur and clips. Awwwwww Sweet success. 1 down and, how many more to go? Mommy sighs. Kitty continues to squirm and pull at paw, but the trance is workin’. Mommy continues to coo ‘bout kitty’s beauty while feelin’ fur yet another toe. Kitty hisses and bites mommy’s hand fureein’ kitty’s paw. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 7: Mommy places her chin over kitty’s head in an attempt to keep kitty from bitin’ yet again. She grabs paw, finds toe, pushes claw furward, with semi-furee finger pushes away excess fur as kitty squirms, hisses and growls. CLIP!!! Success…oops, mommy missed the claw. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 8: Still holdin’ paw with claw extended, mommy clips again. Success. Kitty can feel mommy’s heart beatin’ faster with the joy of 2 claws down. Kitty’s tail swooshes viciously while kitty maintains a low steady growl and continues to try to pull paw furee. Mommy gets a mouth full of fur and releases paw to retrieve excess fur from her mouth. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 9: Mommy babbles on ‘bout how there’s just a few more to go while grabbin’ kitty’s paw again. Kitty growls, kitty hisses and tries to bite mommy’s hand while she remains stoic and finds another toe. Pushin’ claw furward, movin’ excess fur, mommy goes in fur the clip. Kitty furees head from under mommy’s chin and puts head in line of sight to said claw. (Ding, Ding goes the bell)
Round 10: Mommy starts singin’ the claw trimmin’ song while grabbin’ paw, findin’ toe, pushin’ claw furward, movin’ excess fur with semi-furee finger and clippin claw. Kitty gets that mommy means business at this point, and reluctantly settles in with a low steady growl. Kitty must continue to occasionally try to bite mommy’s hand, just so mommy doesn’t furget that kitty is not purrleased.
Once claw clippin’ is furinally over, a hunnerd and 87 minutes later, and mommy releases kitty, kitty runs to scratcher to sharpen newly blunted claws. Once kitty is certain claws are still there, kitty returns to mommy fur a little luvvin’. Mommy luvs on kitty while ‘splainin’ that ifin we’d only sit still, it could all be over in less than a minute. Kitty doesn’t care and continues purrin’ loudly while bein’ petted and hugged.
I’s need a short nap after all dat talk of claw trimmin’.
And that, dear furiends is why we’ve never posted a claw trimmin’ how to video. MOL I’s do the exact same thing, and have since day 1. Mommy only has 2 hands and 10 fingers, not nearly enuff to do the deed and manage a camera.
Let’s link up with the Pet Parade Raena, and finish our brekky. Me has a feelin’ there might be some claw trimmin’ in store fur us this weekend. We’ve gotta keep up our strength ifin we have any chance of goin’ 10 rounds or more with mommy.
Okay sissy. And, did you know this is the 200th celebration of the Pet Parade? One Pet Parade a week, that’s almost 4 years of linkin’ up. A meowsy big Concats to the hosts, co-hosts and all those who link up every week.
Till the next time……………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses