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Chatting Cats: Who’s Gonna Get Ya’

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Furstly, We wanna fanky fank all of you who made suggestions regardin’ mommy’s teethie issue. Unfurtunately, mommy exhausted most of those befur we mentioned this to ya’ll. Seems the pawrty line is, “pay them and be done with it.” Mommy figgers this isn’t the furst time this company has done this, nor will it be the last. So, the bestest we can do is warn peeps to stay away from Aspen Dental. They have offices all over the U.S..

  

Dezi stretches while looking at Raena laying on the heated cat mat

 

 

 

          Okay Raena, we’ve warned everypawdy. Me’s tired of all this downer stuffs. We need to do somethin’ to take mommy’s mind off it all.

 

I’s so agree, sissy. But, what do ya’ reckon that would be? We’ve tried layin’ all over her and purrin’, givin’ her massages, extra cuddles, and we even tried playin’ a game of “gonna get ya’”. I’s do like that game, sissy. 

 

 Dezi lays on the cat scratcher while getting ready for the Gotch'a game

Me’s gonna get’cha’ mommy

 

 

 

          Me does to Raena. Too bad mommy didn’t think to take fotos of us chasin’ her ‘round. 

 

Sure ‘nuff, sissy. You look so funny with your hiney in the air wigglin’ and shakin’ your bloomers. So does mommy. She just can’t quite wiggle right. Mommy says our eyes get bigger than dinner plates when we’re “out to get ‘er”.  

 

 

 

 

          Hmmmpht  Like you don’t look funny? Always stoppin’ to have a little bath and gettin’ your mane caught in your mouth.

 

 Raena, bathes her neck ruff

 

 

 

That’s not fair sissy, I’s can’t help that. Mine’s neck ruff be so long that I’s can’t bend mine’s head back far enuff to get the ends and it gets stuck in mine’s mouth and all slobbery. That’s why mommy has to help me clean it and keep it brushed. I’s do luvs it when mommy brushes mine’s furs. It’s divine. I’s not sure ‘zactly what that word means, or why it’s divine, but it sounds good, doesn’t it? 

 

 

          Sure Raena, divine sounds like a great word to use. Least till it comes to claw clippin’ time. Me hates it when mommy clips our claws. 

 

Yeah, I’s not like claw clippin’ time either. Fanky fankfully that only happens once a week. I’s don’t know how mommy can say she’s makin’ us even more gawjus by doin’ it. No fotos yet of claw clippin’ time. MOL  We see fotos of women all the time tryin’ to make their own nails into claws with all kinds of smelly powders and glues. Y, Even mommy lets her nails grow out. But no, she wants to keep our claws all short and stubby. It ain’t right. Nope, it just ain’t right at all. 

 

 Dezi and Raena touch noses while laying on the heated cat mat

 

 

 

          Me’s with ya’ on that one Raena. Humans sometimes do the strangest things. Altho’, me will admit that sometimes me really does ‘purreciate claw clippin’. ‘Specially when me’s claws are ketchin’ on the cawrpet or somethin’ like that. But, don’t tell mommy. She might think she can clip ‘em more than once a week. And that would never fly.

 

 Dezi looks at Raena who is laying on the heated cat mat

 

 

 

Agreed sissy, no meowin’ to mommy ‘bout anythin’ good ‘bout claw clippin’ time. Hey, did you see the black kitty on the porch the other day? 

 

          Yep Raena, me saw him. He kind’a looked scared and lost.

 

He did, didn’t he sissy? Mommy said he escaped from his ‘pawrtment and headed straight fur our house. Seems somepawdy  moved into mr. W’s old ‘pawrtment and the black kitty belongs to them. The lady claimed he’d never tried to escape befur, but he darted past her when she went out to check the mail and came to our place like he knew us or somethin’.

 

 Raena lays on heated cat mat while Dezi lays in front of her

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, mommy says there’s purrobably a kitty scent trail from that ‘partment to ours; cuz Buddy used to do that all the time. Mommy asked the lady what black kitty’s name was and she said they called him Piddle Poop.

 

 Dezi and Raena eating

 

 

 

I’s don’t know why any kitty would wanna be called poop. But, least he has a home. With the weather bein’ all over the place right now, I’s sure would’a worried ifin he’d been livin’ outside. Hopefully at some point, we can get some fotos of Piddle. Ya’ never know when he might end up down here again. Anyways, we’re runnin’ late today, so we better wrap it up fur now. Mommy needs a furesh cup of joe and I’s wanna finish eatin’ mine’s brekky so we can have some treats befur dinner time. (Dezi wiggles her hiney and zooms thru the house and back to finish off her breakfast. Raena jumps out of mommy’s lap and joins her.)   

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

 

 

Stick of the Vine, Silvervine That Is

Meowllo everypawdy, does me have somethin’ to tell you today. Furst let me say dat it’s stormin’ here again and we’re ‘spectin’ both maintenance and a plumber, so we’ll be ‘round to visit as soon as we can. Yeah we have a new maintenance man, it’s da managers son. Our air conditioner was put in hap hazardly and da drain pipe ain’t drainin’. ‘Course we didn’t know dat till mommy stepped on wet cawrpet. This has happened befur and our then maintenance man sent hims mommy over to fix it and nopawdy ever followed up. Her idea of fixin’ it was to scoop da water out of da trough. Well dat didn’t fix da drain purroblem. Mommy asked them to get somepawdy out to purropurrly fix it, but since da water had been poured out and it wasn’t leakin’ on da floor dat minute, da manager did nuffin’. Well it didn’t get fixed so it filled up again and mommy turned in a request fur maintenance. So yesfurday da manager and her son da maintenance man came down.

Dezi cocks head to the side in thought

Mommy let da maintenance man in, but told da manager dat it was a maintenance issue and there was no reason fur her to be there. Furst she said, “I wanna see”, to which mommy replied dat she didn’t need too and then she said, “Well, I was just going to stand right here inside the door.” Okay, so which is it, ya’ need to see it, or you just want to get in our house? Well mommy pawlitely told her No and went to show da maintenance man where da purroblem was. While he was there, he found dat we also have a small leak from one of da pipes on da hot water heater. Since he’s not a licensed plumber, he can’t fix dat, so he told da manager to send out da plimber and he’ll be back to fix da pea trap on our a/c so dat hopefully it’ll drain purropurrly from now on. Well, now dat me’s gotten way off track, let me get back to our special treat.

 Dezi amid the Yeowww nip toys and silvervine stick

 Hmmmmm Kitty heaven. Nip and what’s this?

Da Vine in a stick

So, all us cats have heard ‘bout catnip right? Ifin not all, at least most of us. “Course we also know dat not all kitties react to da nip, and Silvervine has taken da kitty world by storm lately. Our furst taste of da vine came after our ‘pawrtment flood when our furiends from da Katnip Lounge sent me and sis Lexi some as a cheer us up and homecomin’ gift. We liked it fine, but we both liked nip too. And mommy was really glad cuz after checkin’ into this vine, she found it was quite costly, even da seeds to grow it yourself. Most of ya’ know dat sis Raena likes da nip too. We had no idea ‘bout da vine, cuz we didn’t have any left. Sis Lexi got da last of da gifted vine. Well here lately our furiends Purrseidon and Mr. M keep talkin’ ‘bout this vine stick he has and how it helps him with his arfur-itis. Well sis Raena nor meself has arfur-itis, but dat stick does sound fun.

 Dezi enjoying a silvervine stick

 Oh me cats!!! This vine stick is sooooooo good

Well you know our mommy, she wants us to have everythin’ we need and most of what we want. She can’t afford dat, but she wants it. And just cuz mommy can’t afford somethin’ doesn’t mean she won’t try to find it. So mommy began a search fur these sticks of silvervine and actually found some fur less than a dollar. Mommy added them to her wish list and said, “Someday, girls, someday.” Anyways, a short time later some pawsum Anonymous Angels put some green papers in our paypal account and after checkin’ with them to see ifin they minded mommy spendin’ a dollar frivolously, she ordered them sticks. They was gonna be shippin’ fur furee all da way from China. Mommy figgered they’d get here in time fur Christmas. MOL  Anyways, total cost was .99 pennies. Mommy didn’t mention to Raena and me dat she had ordered them cuz she had no idea when they would arrive. Well guess what? They got here this week. Seems mail from China doesn’t take any longer to get here than mail from da U.S..

 Raena playing with a silvervine stick

 This stick is all fur me? Fank you mommy and angels.

Raena couldn’t wait fur mommy to open da little package. She was crawlin’ and jumpin’ all over mommy da whole time. Mommy furinally got da package open and sure ‘nuff there they was, 2 sivervine sticks. Mommy ‘membered dat da instructions said to cut off some of da bark to expose da white vine flesh, so she purrceeded to da kitchen and got out a knife and carefully cut a few little notches into both sticks. Trust me, she was careful alright. Mommy has a finger dat doesn’t work right cuz she cut through da nerves and tendons and blood vessels and such years ago. Dat was long befur me was born, but me heard all ‘bout it. She had to have surgery to try to repair it, and it still ain’t right. Anyways, me’s getting’ side tracked again. Where was me?

 Raena playing with a silvervine stick

 Oh kittens, I’s luvs this stick of da vine.

Oh yeah, notchin’ da vine sticks. After notchin’ those sticks, mommy gave Raena one and me one. OMC Let me tell you, dat’s right kitties, pull up a seat. Ain’t nuffin’ in da world like a silvervine stick. Mommy says she ain’t sure ifin it’s actually da vine or just da stick dat makes us so happy, but either way, she’s glad we’re enjoyin’ them. And we are. Fank you sooooooo much sweet Angels fur da green papers and da sticks of da vine. We are so blest. Mommy’s been tryin’ to get a foto of us carryin’ ‘round our new sticks, she says it’s so funny. But alas, we’re too fast fur her. MOL  Me’s gonna wrap it up fur now and get me’s stick befur Raena steals it and claims both of them. Hope you all have a pawsum day.

 Dezi playing with a silvervine stick

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle   

That’s Close Enough

It’s finally Furiday. Me thought you would never get here. It’s been a crazy week ‘round here, what with da weather takin’ another turn early in da week with storms a purrlenty and then heatin’ up like a sauna. One day mommy was sittin’ in her chair when me looked over at her and she was drippin’ wet. Sure ‘nuff she was soaked from her head to her toes. And nope wasn’t cuz she had just got outta da shower, it was ‘nuffun’ more than just plain sweat. See mommy has these things she calls purrsonal summers. And let me tell ya’ she was havin’ one of those right then.

 Raena looks up sweetly from the brown cat tree

Now we signed up fur this purrogram with da ‘lectric company a few yars back dat was ‘posed to save us some money. And so far it has. We’re not sure how it happens, but we have saved a few green papers since bein’ in this purrogram. In da summer our a/c will pre cool da place and then at 2 o’clock when da rates go up, da a/c raises it’s coolin’ temp to around 79 to 80 degrees till 7 o’clock when purrices drop again. And da ‘lectric company gave us this real cool digital purrogrammable thermostat. You know da kind, set it and furget it? Well dat’s ‘zactly what we did, till da other day when mommy just couldn’t stand it anymore.

 Dezi and Raena watch each other from a few inches apart

Dezi prepares for attack while Raena hovers between scratchers

(Come on over Raena…You’s fixin’ to meet me’s Whacky Paw up close and purrsonal.)

 

She got up and said she didn’t care what they was chargin’ purr kw, she wasn’t gonna be sweatin’ in her own home. So mommy got up and went over to da thermostat and there it was, set fur 65 degrees and heat. Yep, da a/c wasn’t on at all. Dat ole thermostat had done switched us to heat. And da actual tempurrture in da house was 86 degrees. No wonder mommy was sweatin’. She was havin’ a bit of heat stroke with her own purrsonal summer. Mommy pushed some buttons and furinally got da air to blowin’ and went and took a cold shower.

What fun dat was.

 Raena plays with the Cat Dancer

Raena kept tryin’ to jump up on da side of da tub with me, but there’s nuffin’ to actually grab onto and she’s just too little to reach. She can’t jump on top of anythin’ in da bathroom right now. She’s started usin’ da big girl pawdee boxes but you should see her; she makes a runnin’ jump to get into ‘em. And once she’s inside you wouldn’t be able to see her ifin you weren’t standin’ up over her. Mommy says she’s growin’ like a weed but me will believe it when she doesn’t have to run and jump into da pawdee box.

 Raena plays with the Cat Dancer

Raena plays with the Cat Dancer

There’s been a few really cool give aways goin’ on ‘round da blogosphere lately and me’s been tryin’ to win some so me would have some new things fur me’s new sisfur when she arrived. Well me won dat really cool PetSafe Flitter toy from Cody and couldn’t wait fur Raena to arrive so we could open it up and play with it. Me luvs da PetSafe toys so me just knew Raena would too. And me was right, we had a blast playin’ last night. Fanks fur havin’ dat pawsum give away Cody.

 Dezi and Raena play with the PetSafe Flitter toy

Dezi rolls on the nip mat while Raena plays with the PetSafe Flitter toy

(I’s sharin’ mines nip mat wiff sis Dezi awnty Ellen. I’s a good girl, mommy says so.)

 

Anyways, we’ve been getting’ some really good questions ‘bout trainin’ a Service cat. While we plan to write ‘bout Raena’s trainin’ as we’re doin’ it, we thought we’d give an overview of trainin’ and what to look fur when choosin’ a Service cat to train ifin ya’ll are interested.? The overview nor our training posts will be comprehensive and in no way are they meant to be a training manual. We post them fur entertainment and education. Anypawdy dat tells you there aren’t any oopsies while trainin’ a Service animal is lyin’. Granted, you don’t reward da oopsies cuz ya’ don’t want them repeated, but they happen none da less.

 Raena plays with the Cat Dancer

Well me’s gonna go fur now. Da sun is shinin’ and me hopes to go fur a stroll. Mommy says she has a lot to do to finish up our lease recert. papers, but me knows she has to take a break every now and then. Me thought you might enjoy seein’ some of da foto mommy’s been takin’ while Raena and me get used to each other. She found da Cat Dancer toy and seems to luv it as much as me does. And she even shared her new “made with love” nip blanky from awnty Ellen. And it’s Furiday, so me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da Pet Parade.

Pet Parade banner new

One last thing befur ya’ ask, Raena and me are doin’ good. Me’s not ready to swap spit, lick butts and cuddle. Fur now me thinks nose touchin’ is close enough. Me will keep you all updated. 

 Dezi hanging out on top of the Liberty Cat tree

Would you be interested in an overview post about picking and training Service cats? 

Do you have any specific questions you would like answered?

Do you (your human) have purrsonal summers? If so how do you get relief?

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Dezi and RaenaBelle  

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