Dear Santa Paws,
It’z Lexi, you know Dezi’z big sisfur. Well, she’z purrobably bigger than me wiff all dat floof, but I’z older. She wanted to write her own letter thiz year so mommy sed we kuld each give ya’ a holler. I know you’re pawful bizee at thiz time of year so I won’t keep you long, but I do have a few requestz. Dezi mentioned dat a lot of our furiendz have had a ruff year and a vizit from you wuld really cheer ‘em right up. I know all our kitty furiendz wuld enjoy sum nip and treatz and maybe even a few new toyz. Those nip nana’s are at da top of da lizt. We fink mommy lozt ourz, but they sure are great. Several of them don’t have a cat tree and az Dezi purrobably told ya’, we really lubz ourz. A good cat tree goez a long way to makin’ a cat happy. Our doggy furiendz like to chew; and let me tell ya’ they can never get too many chew toyz. Anywayz, mozt of them will purrobably write ya’, so I juzt azk dat ya’ take speshul notice, cuz they’ve all been real good thiz year.
Ya’ know we never met till a kupple yearz ago so maybe you don’t know ‘bout my beginninz. I waz born in a back yard and lozt my kitty mommy at da same time. Ifin not fur mommy I wulda been dead or at bezt a shelter kitty. Ya’ know it’z juzt not fair dat sum of us get furever homez and sum don’t. I sure hope you can help find furever homez fur all thoze amazin’ shelter anipalz. None of them belong in cagez and all of ‘em deserve to be lubbed. They ain’t in shelterz cuz they’ve been bad. They juzt got dealt a bad hand thru no fault of their own. Da shelterz kuld all uze sum extra green paperz to help take care of all their chargez, and food and litter and treatz. They even need thingz like paper towelz, real towelz, cleanin’ suppliez and volunteerz. Shelterz and rescuez alwayz need more volunteerz. So ifin you kuld sprinkle sum of dat holiday cheer duzt on sum folkz and give ‘em da idea to help out, dat wuld be purretty pawsum.
Then there’z thoze kittiez what have to live outside all da time. Again, it’z not their fault. Truzt me, no kitty truly wantz to be outside in da freezin’ cold or burnin’ hot. They don’t like starvin’ and bein’ afraid all da time. There’z a lot of pawsum peepz out there what do a lot fur da feral and stray kittiez, but like everypawdy elze, they need green paperz, food and more help too. And so many communitiez still don’t recognize dat TNR iz da beztezt way to deal wiff da feral pawpulationz and juzt wanna kill every kitty they see. Maybe sum of dat holiday cheer duzt wuld do them sum good too. We don’t have any money and we know peepz gotta pay fur da giftz you bring; but ifin you kuld make an exception just thiz once and give all thoze peepz what help da feralz and strayz a little sumfin’ extra and a meowzy big fank you from us, I wuld be extremely grateful. Those peepz go out to tend their coloniez no matter what be goin’ on in their livez or wiff da weather and rarely get even a nod.
Like Dezi sed, we don’t spect you’ll be stoppin’ by our place, but I’ll be out wiff Dezi wavin’ at ya’ as you pass by. I don’t know ifin it’z sumfin’ you can do, but I have da beztezt mommy in da univerze and she duz so much fur Dezi and me and we wuld so like our mommy to feel special fur a day. I really hit da jackpot when I found mommy. Now dat I have dat kidney diseaze mommy worriez all da time. I sure wish you kuld stop dat, but I don’t think that’s your department Santa. Mommy getz me and Dezi da beztezt food she can afford and offen goez wiffout herself to do it. She sez she duzn’t mind and I can tell ya’ she duzn’t. She wuld never complain cuz she lubz us too much. Cuz of her I don’t really have need of anything. I iz blezt and I know it.
We had sum tuff timez thiz year and needed help getting’ to da VET or getting’ thoze nomz, and sum of our pawsum furiendz stepped up to help. I sure hope you can give them all a little sumfin’ extra. We sure do purreshayte ‘em. We don’t know where we’d be wiffout all our amazin’ furiendz. We sure hope you will fill up their Christmas wish listz. I’ll be signin’ off fur now, but be sure ya’ take a second and third look at our furiendz listz and do your beztezt to fill ‘em. We’ll be sendin’ purrayerz to all and wavin’ at ya’ from da porch. I’ll be da one wiff da green eyez by da crazy Southern Belle Ragdoll. Juzt kiddin’, I’z hit da jackpot wiff minez sisfur too. Dezi iz da beztezt. Anywayz, give minez lubb to everypawdy there and take care.
Laramie Alexandra (Lexi)
Meowllo evewypawdy awe you weady fur da weekend? It’s almost here. Anyways today’s anudder day in da Bloggin’ A to Z challenge. And todays letter is N. Hmmmmm We hear da word No stawts wiff an N, but since mommy rarely ifin ever tells us No, then maybe me better not talk ‘bout dat. So me fawt fur a long time and finally ‘cided to talk ‘bout Needs. You know fings peeps and anipals must have to survive. There be da obvious fings like food and water altho’ mommy sez dat hoomans can go wiffout faw longer than is fawt. But we hope nun of ow furiends evew have to find out how long. And then there’s da comfurts of a home wiff heat and air conditionin’. A bed and somewhere to sit. Altho’ mommy has lived in hers caw afur, she sez she be way to old fur dat kind of life anymowe. And then there be LOVE. We wish nopawdy/kitty evew had to go fwu life wiffout luv.
Lexi and me awe so blest to have such a wunnewful mommy and all of you. But there’s lots of animals in da world hoo have never known luv. And sum dat did and lost it, and found themselves in shelters or on da stweets all by themselves. We told you da udder day ‘bout ow towns city council making sum weally stupid statements ‘bout da law and how they like to solve da purrawlem of those unwanted kitty cats dat roam ow stweets, and how mommy wuz on a mission to set fings stwaight. You know those kitties didn’t choose to be outside scwimpin’ fur food and shelter. All they evew wanted wuz a home and luv. To survive tho they must hunt or search fur homes dat will meet their basic needs fur food and water and shelter. And now a community wants to take those fings fwum them as well.
Mommy finally spoke wiff one of da council members and hims admitted they didn’t know da laws and spoke outta turn and wuld be cowwectin’ dat. And then him went on to say dat anudder of da council members stated he had twapped one of sed cats and wuz fined $20,000.00 cuz it wuz feral. Just when mommy fawt she had heard evewyfin’. OMC Hoo comes up wiff this stuff. Anyways, mommy wesponded wiff, “that’s not a penalty nor is there any such law.” To which she got, “well we’ll have to do some research because we’re a small town and can’t afford a $20,000.00 fine.” Mommy proceeded to splain dat they kuld hoomanely twap those kitties and hoomanely twansport them to da nearest local shelter to be held fur adoption or hoomanely eufanized. And then you wanna hear what ‘scuses they made? They told mommy dat da shelter chawges them $25.00 fur each animal they turn in. Yep, dat’s mowe than a bullet, but guess what? Accordin’ to state law a bullet dusn’t qualify as hoomane euffanasia. Oh and dat killin’ must be dun by a twained and qualified purrfessional tech or Vet so as not to cause undue stwess on sed animal. So we conclude ow town NEEDs to gwo up and join this centuwy.
So da last fing weez gunna leave ya’ wiff today is this. Ifin yous feel da need to add a furry to yous household, purrlease ADOPT. Save a life and in turn save yous own. We all have needs and fur us da most purrtant one is luv.
Which need is most purrtant in yous life?
Till da next time……………………………….Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi
Meowllo everypawdy, it’s almost da weekend again. And dat means sum good news fur us. (paws cwossed) It’s posed to be in da low 50’s. Dat ain’t what we call warm…but at least it’s above fureezin’. Well anyways, on to today’s posty which be ‘bout bein’ da change fur da anipals of da world, or at least yous awea of it. You know there be so much yous can do to make a diffewence in da lives of da animals in da shelters. You can donate munny, items fwum their wish list. Twust me all shelters hav a wish list. They’re always in need of food and litter and blankeys, and all kinds of udder supplies. But what ifin yous like us and don’t hav no munny to giv or fings to donate? Dat’s okay too. Yous can giv of yous selff and yous time. Fink ‘bout volunteerin’. Again, shelters awe always in need. Cages need to be cleaned and anipals need to be fed and socialized. You know what? Ifin you live sumwwhere dat dusn’t allow you to hav pets (we can’t magine why), volunteerin’ kuld just be yous answer. You kuld go and play wiff da anipals and luv on them and giv them tweats and all just like they belong to you. And hopefully all yous helpin’ ‘em out will get them furever homes even quicker. Fur sure it’d make their stay a little bwighter.
And then there’s always da stway and ferals. Ifin you hav any in yous neighborhood you can make sure they be altered so there’s no more unwanted litters. You know TNR. And of course they always need food and shelter. And we just posted sum weally cheap ways to make a shelter out of a cawdboard box. And you can get those fur da furee fwum local gwocers ifin yous not hav any hangin’ wound. And purrlease member, they be skeered not mean, so they kuld also use a luvvin’ and carin’ voice.
As fur us, now dat last year is behind us and we fur sure awe hopin’ all da bads be over, mommy plans to go back to hers volunteer work. Altho’ headin’ off duwin’ this cold snap isn’t weally hers idea of havin’ fun. We hope da wedder clears up soon. We hope you enjoy ow cutesy cover fotos, and lets all band togedder to make this year da best year fur change. It’s fur da anipals. Everypawdy can do sumfin’, no matter yous financial status, yous ability or disability, or anyfin’ else. We, da anipals want you.
Till da nex time………………….Be Blest!!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi