Raena: Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Are ya’ll ready fur some fun? Cuz I’s gotta tell ya’, we’ve got loads of it today. Ifin you’ve followed us fur any length of time, you know we don’t write many book reviews. It’s not that we don’t like books, it’s just that mommy’s eyes aren’t as young as they used to be. And of course, she doesn’t unnerstand all this e-book stuff. ‘Course, she couldn’t read a book on the catputer anyways. Again, those old eye purroblems get in the way. Then of course, there’s the purrfurence fur the Bible or things that can teach us somethin’. In other words, we’re not big on fiction. Mommy’s a bit of a realist. Anyways, our adorable furiends, known ‘round the blogosphere as the Tribe of Five from Feline Opines, recently wrote a book of their own. Altho’ we’re a bit jealous, cuz mommy hasn’t even knocked out the furst chapter of our book, we were really x’cited fur them.
Dezi: We sure were Raena. We cats have to stick together. So, when we heard their book was “on sale now”, we invited ‘em over fur a play date and told them to bring a copy of their new book, Felines Opine, to discuss. They were so generous, they had their human, “awnty” Anita Aurit (author and the Tribe’s scribe) send us our very own hard copy. Pawtographed and purrsonalized just fur us.
Raena: Yep sissy, the kind with turnable pages that mommy can put her magnifyin’ page on ifin need be. Their book is more like a devotional fur cat luvvers. Ya’ know, God, from a feline point of view, as they put it. As most of ya’ know, we’re a God fearin’ house of Christians, so this book’s right up our alley. Up our alley, I’s gonna have to ask mommy what that means (Taking a mental note). While we enjoy the Bible as is, it’s nice to occasionally break up our Bible study with a good devotional. And hey, the cute cat fotos are an added bonus. So, Alberto, why don’t you innerduce everypawdy to your family.
Raena: I’s so glad you brought the whole family, Alberto.
Now, let’s meow ’bout ya’ll’s book, huh Tucker?
Tucker: Thanks Raena, let’s
Alberto: Thanks Raena and Dezi, we’re happy to be here to talk about our book and play with you girls. I of course am Alberto, adventure cat extraordinaire; the *lean mean stalking machine of the Tribe (*Felines Opine). The Alpha of our Tribe is my rotund cross eyed brother, Tucker. His cuddle buddy is our sister Lily, who like you beautiful ladies is a torbie with catitude. The black and white spotted fellow rolling in your nip is my brother Oliver. And last but certainly not least is our sister, Jasmine. (Whispers) You know, she’s the scaredy cat of the Tribe. (Alberto meows loudly from the cat tree) But that’s okay, we’re trying to incorporate some of the tips you all gave us to integrate her back into the family area.
Dezi: We’re just so happy all of you came. Play dates are so much fun. And, not to worry, there’s purrlenty of hidin’ spots ifin anypawdy gets overwhelmed. It can happen to the bestest of us. Meowin’ of, Jasmine, we purrticularly luvved your opine on Genesis 6:19 that says, “And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the Ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female…(KJV) Can you tell us how you x’plained this?
Raena: Hey Jasmine, we’re so glad you could come this time.
I’s luvved your entries in ya’ll’s book. You’re so clever.
Jasmine: Thanks Raena, it’s the Siamese in me.
Jasmine: Um, sure Dezi, Raena, (Blushing and starting with a timid voice that gets bolder as she speaks) thank you. God took so much care in creating all the animals of the earth. *“He charged Adam to name each one. When God decided to send the flood…He made a covenant (promise) with Noah and his family as well as the animals.” (*Felines Opine) I just think that when humans decide to take us into their homes, you know when they adopt us, they make a covenant with us to care for us and to love us, just like God and Noah.
Raena: We so agree Jasmine. And like you went on to meow, God could’a killed everythin’ in that flood and just started over. But, he luvved His creation so much, He didn’t believe we were expendable. None of us are throw aways or trash. We’re all ‘purrtant and special. Humans were created in God’s image. And, He hasn’t broken His covenant, so humans shouldn’t break their covenant with us when they adopt us. ‘Course, we’re among the Blest ones, our humans would never treat us badly or throw us away.
Tucker: You’ve got that right Raena. My ample proportions tell you how seriously my humans take their covenant and obey God. I know the Tribe is very thankful for them just as you and Dezi are thankful for your human.
Lily: Love your cat tree Dezi.
Dezi: Fanks Lily, we’re so glad you could come.
Lily: Our female human says that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals. (Lily headbutts Tucker and Dezi and continues to meow) Thankfully, we have Godly humans that have never and would never mistreat us. That also means they’re kind to others as well. I’d say we all have pretty good lives. We hit the jackpot with our humans, don’t you think?
Those Yeowww nip toys are great fun, huh Oliver?
Dezi: Sure ‘nuff Lily. Oliver, you’ve been pretty quiet, did you wanna come up from the nip fur a minute and meow anythin’? Oliver…?
Tucker: (Looking over at Oliver, Tucker shakes his head) Listen, what we really learned while writing our book was how, as you girls would put it, Blest we are. We also learned that God wants all His creation to praise Him.
Raena: Yep Tucker, mommy says that all the time. And, we offen stop what we’re doin’ several times a day to praise God and fanky fank Him fur all the Blessings in our lives. We really enjoyed ya’ll’s little devotional book. Each of you took turns givin’ your points of view on purrticular scriptures. And we luvved seein’ ya’ll’s full page fotos opposite your opines. We truly think any cat lover would just luvs your book. That’s 4 paws up from me.
Hey ‘Berto, we luv your new book.
Dezi: Me agrees Raena. Me also gives it 4 paws up. And me knows mommy enjoyed it. We know everypawdy’s gonna wanna get a copy of their own. So, you can grab one now fur $11.99 at amazon. That’s fur a hard copy (paperback). It’s also available fur kindle. Sorry we can’t give ya’ the 411 on that version, like we meowed, mommy just ain’t that tech savvy. MOL We’re sure those of you who are, will be able to figger it all out.
Raena: Why don’t we all go ask mommy fur some treats and then we’ll play some more. This has been a great play date. We’ll have to do it again some time.
Till the next time…………….……………………………Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Jasmine: Burnt Orange
Tucker: Dark Green
Lily: Bright Pink
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. You’re never gonna guess who came over fur a play date. Look’it, It’s the beautiful ginger Annie and her handsum smart eared brofur Pierrot from the Gooey Lounge. We’re so glad ya’ll could paw over fur a play date.
Dezi: We sure are. Kittens!!! Raena never stops. Me hears you like to romp and play too, Pierrot.
Pierrot: I sure do. I love to play and run. (Raena and Pierrot start zooming down the hall, leaving Dezi and Annie sitting in the chair)
Dezi: (Shakes head) Young’un’s!!! Well, maybe those two will tire each other out. Me’s glad we’ve got a few minutes to ourselves. We just luv ya’ll, even tho’ we haven’t known ya’ that long. Me knows we have lots of furiends that’s never even met ya’, so why don’t you tell us a little ‘bout ya’ll.
Annie: Thanks Dezi, and thanks for inviting us over. I’m an 11 year old orange tabby and I came to live with the lady and big guy, that’s what we call our mom and dad; 6 years ago. My previous owners were moving and going to put me in a shelter back in California. I was so very scared at first. It broke the lady’s heart to see how terrified I was.
Dezi: Mommy’s…they luv us so much don’t they?
Annie: At first I wasn’t so sure. But with a lot of changes, I’m very happy and comfortable in my home now. I love the lady and big guy so much. You know, they saved my life, I just know it.
Dezi: Girl, we are two of the blestest kitties ever. We’ve got the bestest pawrents in the universe. Give me the low down on Pierrot. We just luv his little ears. We think they give him so much purrsonality.
Annie: He’s got personality to spare then. Pierrot’s 5 years old and 3 years ago the lady and big guy just thought they had to have him. They adopted him from Save the Cats, a local animal rescue that fosters homeless kitties. Really, he’s not that bad. And, a year earlier the big guy had lost his beloved Simba and really needed a new friend. I guess it’s really nice that they saved Pierrot. I’m used to him now. I’m sure you know all about that. MOL
Dezi: Me sure does. At least we have humans with purrlenty of luv to share. How did ya’ll start bloggin’?
Annie: Pierrot and I actually inherited the blog. The lady started blogging back in 2009 for her then kitty Lucy. Of course Simba made a few guest appearances, and then came me and finally Pierrot. The lady had wanted to meet some kitties and people who love cats to share stories and photos with.
Raena: (Raena and Pierrot run through and zoom up the Liberty cat tree) Hey, ya’ll come over here with us. We purromiss not to whacky paw anykitty.
Annie: I don’t think I can climb up there, my first people had my claws removed. And sometimes my short back legs don’t work just right.
Raena: No worries gawjus. Just give mommy “the look”, she’ll help ya’ up and down all day long. She’s the bestest. (Mommy A helps Annie on the tree and gives them all some treats Annie and Pierrot had brought with them) Fanky fanks fur the treats ya’ll, they’re yummy. What kinds of things do ya’ll like to do at home?
Annie: I love cozy blankets and sun puddles. We both do really. One of my favorite things is spending the evenings with the lady while she reads or watches teevee. She gives me belly rubs and chin scritches and I just purr and purr. I also love grass with a passion. Sometimes the lady grows me a fresh pot. The lady works from home and sometimes takes short breaks just to spend time with me. I guess you girls are right, we really are the most blest kitties ever. I also like to play with catnip toys. Of course, not too many cats don’t right?
Pierrot: I Love catnip toys too, Annie. And balls and mousies, and well just about everything.
Raena: Me too Pierrot, me too.
Annie: Well, we better get back home if I’m going to spend the evening with the lady. We sure do appreciate your kind hospitality and friendship.
Dezi: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaw Fanks. We luv ya’ll too. We’re really glad to be your furiends. Give the lady and the big guy some purrs from us and come back anytime.
Raena: Sissy, we have the bestest furiends in the universe. Ya’ know what else we need to do today? We need to pick our Blessin’ fur the Blessing Train. Hearin’ ‘bout Annie and Pierrot’s adoptions and thinkin’ ‘bout our own, I’s say today’s Blessin’ is Luvvin’ Furever Homes. ‘Member, you too can hop on the Blessin’ Train fur our 12 Days of Blessings. Just send us a pingback to your posty and/or post your linky in the comments. And don’t furget to check out the Gooey Lounge.
Till the next time…………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Annie: Dark Green
Pierrot: Vibrant Green
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
MeOW Another week has passed and it’s time fur a purrfectly Blest Sunday. We are so behind in our visitin’ that it ain’t even funny. ‘Tween doctors’ pointments, lease re-certification stuffs and gettin’ ready fur mommy’s dental ‘pointment, there’s been little time fur the catputer. Mommy has purromissed us that all this extra stuffs is almost over and we’ll be back to normal real soon.
I’s’ll sure be glad to get mommy back sissy. Even our play time has been shortened cuz of all the extra stuffs goin’ on right now. You know, we haven’t even gone strollin’ lately?.
Well Raena, it’s been a little hot to go strollin’ just cuz. It’s furinally summer, and swelterin’ hot outside. We’re really blest to be inside unner the air conditioner.
Come on mommy, just a little stroll?
You’re right ‘bout that sissy. Even with the air conditioner runnin’ and a couple of fans, mommy’s been complainin’ ‘bout the heat and somethin’ she calls her own purrsonal summers. What are those anyways?
Don’t ask me, Raena. What would me know ‘bout purrsonal summers. Mommy’s been complainin’ ‘bout those fur years. Even in the middle of the winter, mommy talks ‘bout those purrsonal summers. It’s purrobably just another human expression fur nonsense. You know humans and their sayings; they’ve got one fur just ‘bout everythin’.
They sure do, don’t they sissy?. Y, Just the other day you and me were meowin’ and playin’ in the back and mommy hollered somethin’ ‘bout us caterwaulin’. And then, you used your low meow that mommy doesn’t hear very offen and she came runnin’ to see what was goin’ on.
Fur a second Raena, me thought she had done gone and brought home another kitty. There me was, sittin’ on the bathroom vanity when all of a sudden me caught sight of somethin’ outta the corner of me’s eye. Another kitty sittin’ there on the vanity right beside me. You were layin’ on the shower chair so me knew it wasn’t you. Me tried to ignore it, but it started to mimic everythin’ me did. Me got really close so me could give it a smell. It touched me’s nose, but there was nuffin’. No smell at all. So, me had to find out from mommy just what was goin’ on. One pain in me’s hiney sisfur is purrlenty. Me never agreed to 2!!!
Pain in your hiney?! I’s thought you luvved me sissy. You said you did.
Me does Raena. But you can still be a pain sometimes. Fankfully, mommy said that extra kitty on the vanity was just all me’s beauty reflectin’ off of me. MeOW That was a close one. Me sure is blest to have a mommy that keeps her word.
I’s don’t know sissy. another kitty to play with might not be such a bad thing. Altho’ I’s do agree, we are very blest kitties to have such a luvvin’ mommy.
Me plays with you Raena. Just cuz you don’t ever get tired, isn’t reason enuff to have to share everythin’ with yet another kitty. Besides, we’re blest with lots of furiends. We should schedule another play date sometime. Me has a feelin’ mommy’s not gonna be up to much this week since she has her dental ‘pointment to remove the remainin’ bad teethies and get those dentures she’s been talkin’ ‘bout. So, why don’t we have a few furiends over fur a play date pawrty.
Really sissy? I’s would luvs that. Are you gonna chaperone? You know mommy won’t be able too, and there’s no way she’ll let us have company ifin you’re not in charge.
Yes Raena, me will chaperone. We fur sure oughtta invite our sweet tuxie furiend, Erin the cat princess. We may not have any real mouseys ‘round here fur her but we can get purrlenty of cream. And yes, we can invite Simon, Timmy and his furmily, and…
Hey sissy!!! Valentine just got a new stroller. I’s bet he’d be up fur a play date party too. Maybe he could even stroll on over. We don’t know when Marv is scheduled to arrive at awnty Barb’s place, but maybe angel Nellie could fly in. Kittens There’s just too many furiends to name all of ‘em. You’re are so right sissy. We are so blest to have so many pawsum furiends. A meowsy big fanky fanks to all of you.
Yep Raena, we are blest. Everywhere we look is a blessing. We were contacted by Dan and his amazin’ kitty Whiskey. They were puttin’ together a list of the top independent cat bloggers and wanted to include us. You can check out their list here. We feel blest to be included. There’s some really great blogs listed. We’d like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the many blessings in your lives.
This is mine’s collar bell selfie fur the week.
Don’t furget Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue, sissy. We may not take actual selfies, but mommy does luv those close-ups. We better start cleanin’ up and maybe get mommy to plant up some cat grass fur our play date pawrty. I’s invitin’ all of you. It’s gonna be a celebration of furiends in honor of mommy gettin’ rid of all those painful teethies and all the blessings the good Lord gave us.
Me’s profile selfie atop the cat tree.
Well Raena, ifin you’re invitin’ everypawdy then you’re right, we need to get busy. We gotta finish brekky too. Come on, me will race ya’.
Till the next time……………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses