Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Who ordered the storms? Did you order the storms? You know we didn’t. As much as I’s might like playin’ with and makin’ fun of sissy’s little quirks, I’s wouldn’t have purr-pussfully ordered up the thunder boomers that I’s know scare her.
RaenaBelle!!! They don’t scare me!!! How many times does me have to tell you that?!
Okay sissy, whatever you meow.
Don’t pawtronize me Raena. You know mommy says that all kinds of creepy crawlers come out when it rains or gets cold, so me’s just bein’ vigilant and tryin’ to make sure none of those pesky intruders are unner our bed. How would you like it ifin you crawled into bed with some yucky bug? How do you think mommy would act?
Oh sissy, mommy would look funnier than you runnin’ from the thunder boomers. Mommy hates bugs.
She sure does Raena. Can you ‘magine her pullin’ the sheets back to find a pesky intruder sleepin’ in our bed? We’d be lucky ifin we could hear anythin’ fur a week. You think the neighbor’s new dog is obnoxious, hmmmmpht mommy’s screams would wake the neighborhood. And she’d likely trip over her own two feet and fall. We don’t have that many toys left fur her to fall on and break. She seems to always fall on our favorite track and ball toys.
Yeah sissy, I’s hate it when mommy falls cuz I’s don’t want her to hurt herself. But I’s also hate it when she breaks our toys. I’s mean, couldn’t she fall somewhere else?
It’s not like she does it on purrpuss Raena. Me knows she’d rather not fall at all. And all this rain isn’t helpin’ her pain levels that’s fur sure. Anyways, ‘nuff ‘bout the storms. It’s not like we can control ‘em. Now wouldn’t that be cool. Ifin we could control the weather we’d be famous. We’d be bazillionaires. We could send the rain away or make it move to our furiends houses when they want it. We could make sure it never got too cold or too hot fur those poor kitties livin’ on the mean streets.
Yep sissy, that would be cool. We could even make it rain without the thunder boomers. Mommy said we really do need some rain whether we like it or not. We’ve been unner a burn ban fur weeks cuz of all the hots. Fanky fankfully, we’ve been inside unner the a/c. Anyways, mommy’s s’posed to go to the dentist today to pick up her dentures. I’s sure hope they fit this time. And, I’s hope she stops and gets us some treats.
You know that ain’t happenin’ Raena. We’ve still got all those treats she bought on sale a while back. You ‘member the ones. We used to eat them till she bought out the store. We haven’t touched any of them since. She even left out a handful overnight. She was shocked to find ‘em right where she left ‘em the next meownin’.
I’s ‘member that sissy. I’s don’t know why she was surpurrised, isn’t that what kitties do? You told me we don’t eat treats when there’s purrlenty in the house. We only eat ‘em and beg fur more when we’re down to the last package with only 3 treats left.
Yeah Raena, me did tell ya’ that (Dezi mumbles under her breath). ‘Course, ifin me really likes the treat, me’s gonna eat it no matter what.
Besides, we don’t really like that flavor. It’s all fishy, who likes all that fish? Not me, I’s tell ya’.
Yeah Raena, me doesn’t care fur fish either.
Well sissy, we’s gotta get off here so mommy can get ready to leave. Let’s go finish brekky and get ready to help mommy take a shower. Then maybe we can work on a way to control the weather.
Till the next time……………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
RaenaBelle and Deztinee
Mr. Sunshine!!! Where are you? Lady Spring!!! Me thought you was comin’ early? Oh, meowllo everypawdy how ya’ doin’? Member all dat purretty weather me had reported ‘bout? Well it went away and Old Man Winter came back with da colds, da storms and all. Mommy had been tellin’ me it was comin’ but me kept remindin’ her dat da weather guessers was sayin’ just da opposite. So Tuesday night when da sky started rumblin’ and lightin’ up like Cristmas trees mommy ‘splained to me dat da weather guessers must not know old man Arthur-Itis like she does. Me told mommy she needed to quit hangin’ out with old man Arthur-Itis cuz all he ever brought round was bad news, pain and yucky weather. Mommy agreed with me but sed he was an innerloper, an uninvited guest dat showed up whether you wanted him to or not. Bein’ da Southern Belle me is, me thinks dat’s just rude.
It iz rude Dezi, but old man Arthur-Itiz visits most of us az we get older. I hiss at him and old man Winter ever year and yet they still come back.
Well sissy me thinks sumpawdy shuld teach him sum manners. And dat’s all me’s gunna say ‘bout it fur now, cuz in all da stormin’ and cold we missed World Spay day.
As ya’ know we believe in spayin’ and neuterin’ your anipals. As with any medical purrcedure there’s a little controversary surroundin’ da when it can/should be done. Mommy remembers a long time ago when VETs recommended waitin’ till an animal was 6 – 8 months old or da females had their furst heat cycle afur altering. She even remembers a time when they thought it was good to let a female have 1 litter afur bein’ spayed. (shakes head) Fank Catness we know better today. With so many unwanted anipals in da world, da last thing we need is a bunch of kitties and puppies bein’ born to respawnsible pet owners. Anyways, in recent years spay and neuters have become commonplace in very young animals. Da new requirement seems to be dat da anipal in question must be 6 weeks old and weigh 2 pounds. This purrcedure is technically called a Gonadectomy and refers to the removal of the sex organs or gonads in both female and male animals. Spaying a female animal means dat da ovaries and usually da uterus are removed. Neutering a male entails removal of da testicles.
Neutering is about more than just de-sexing an animal. It can also alter some of da behaviors exhibited by in tact animals. Fur instance, neutered animals no longer feel da need to breed and pass along their genes and thus rarely exhibit territorial behaviors such as spraying, fighting or caterwauling. The medical benefits of neutering an animal include, reduced risk of mammary gland tumors, testicular cancer is eliminated, a decrease in da risk of prostrate disease and ovarian and uterine cancer is reduced or eliminated; especially ifin done before da furst heat cycle. And of course it does away with the vicious cycle of propagating and adding to da nummers of unwanted animals in shelters and rescues. As with any surgical purrcedure there are risks. But da benefits far outweigh those risks in most cases. Ifin you have any concerns da bestest thing to do is talk with your VET.
World Spay Day is an annual campaign by da HSUS and Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association to bring awareness to spay/neuter fur companion, community and street animals. But every day can be Spay Day as far as we’re concerned. Ifin you have trouble comin’ up with da funds to spay or neuter your furry furiend, check with your local shelter. More offen than not there is a low cost clinic dat can help you out. Even we have one about 35 miles from us. Mommy used to volunteer a lot; and me was spayed there many years ago now. Me was 6 months old at da time of me’s spay and sis Lexi was a bit older. But only cuz she was so tiny and her VET wanted to cut down on da risks of surgery by allowing her to gain weight afur goin’ unner da knife. Ifin him only knew. Sissy hasn’t seen those tiny days in a long time. MOL Mommy purrsonally isn’t a fan of da Gonadectomies and purrfurs da 6 month time line, but we encourage you to talk with your VET ifin you have any concerns. Spay, neuter and adopt. Words to live by.
Contrary to some beliefs, neutering does not make your pets lazy or gain weight. Your anipal will stay active as long as you continue to purrvide stimulation. And a propurr diet and play life will keep your pet healthy and weight appropriate. Me’s gunna go now and try to find Mr. Sunshine. Or maybe me will just take a nap by da lectric fireplace.
What are your thoughts on early spay/neuters (Gonadectomy)?
Till da next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi
References: Miriam Webster Dictionary (Definitions) and da ASPCA website (World Spay Day definition and clip art)
OMC this week is alweady almost ovew. Can you believ it? We suwe can’t. Just like we can’t hawdly believ this year is almost ovew.
Well all day Wednesday wuz gway and da heavens wumbled and gwumbled all day long. It wuz da longest day weez had in a long time. Yous all know me not like it when God goes bowlin’ (what we call storms) cuz it makes me a little scawed. And dat means me dusn’t do meez job as well as me shuld. Yous know me wants to look after mommy but me also wants to hide. Well as yous know mommy has twied da fundershirt on me afur and dat dusn’t work at all. But hers got to finkin’. (Yes dat can sumtimes be dangewous) but hers got to finkin’ dat meez used to wearin’ meez hawness and in theowy at least it’s a lot like da fundershirt, so mommy put on meez new hawness fur me to wear wound today. Yous know what? Me luvs meez knew hawness so much dat me just played and napped and looked after mommy and ignowed all da wumblins in da heavens. Okay, at least most of da wumblins. Fanks mommy, dat wuz a purretty good idea. (She has them sumtimes)
Well anyways weez know weez sed no mowe updates til weez in da motel, but weez just can’t hold onto this. Today Cayla da snoopervisor hoo wuz so ugly to mommy da udder day; called mommy and asked vewy nicely ifin weez had ceilin’ fans. Mommy of course told hers no cuz we don’t. This is just a basic pawtment dat wuz fwown up wiffout amenities. Mommy tells hers dat she wuld luv ceilin’ fans, and asked ifin she wuz gettin’ ceilin’ fans, and Cayla sed coyly, “ma___by” (wiff a lilt in hers voice). Then she told mommy dat she wuz twyin’ to get evewyfin’ ordered so they wuld hav it all fur when they be workin’ on mommy’s pawtment. Weez weally might be comin’ home to an all new pawtment. OMC Wuldn’t dat be wunnewful.
Now me also has a question fur yous. But afur meez asks, me wants to say dat weez not fink yous wuz complainin’ or puttin’ us down at all, but maybe mommys finkin’ be wong on this so weez fawt weez wuld ask those dat wuld be impacted by it, ow readers. So here be da question, Wuld yous like to see mowe fotos on meez bloggy. Mommy assumes (not a good fing to do) dat yous wuldn’t wanna wade fwu a lot of fotos on a wordy posty. Dat’s why weez only put up 1 or 2. So purrlease let me know what yous fink. Weez do twy to fink of yous all when we write. Well weez not gunna keep yous today, but weez do look furward to hearin’ yous wesponse. Now back to da wumblin’ and grumblin’ cuz it’s happenin’ today too.
Till da nex time…………Be Blest!!!