Well here we are, sayin’ good bye to Fanksgivin’ and meowllo to da beginnin’ of da end of da year and mes favorite holiday, Christmas. Me so luvs da blinkin, flashin’ lights on da tree, and da sittin’ in mommys lap as she tells us da story of baby Jesus and why He came to earth. Me luvs seein’ da goodness of humankind, dat fur some only shows itself at this time of year. Since ‘bein’ on da innernet, me learned ‘bout a Santa Paws and purresents. Sis Lexi and me were so blest to have received so many amazin’ gifts from such pawsum furiends, awnties and uncles. Me hopes sissy Raena will also be treated with such, but ifin not, we will still be blest.
Dat turkey was soooooooooo good.
Dat’s right, it’s Blest Sunday, our favorite posty of da week. As we end out one week and enter another, we do so with full bellies fur all. We had a pawsum Fanksgivin’. We ate so much turkey tom lurkey, we thought we all might burst. Mommy made roasted taters, mac and cheese and dinner rolls. She had bought a pie crust and a can of evaporated milk to make a pie, but furgot we didn’t have any eggs. Da last eggs we got were furesh and mommy gave them to Raena and me. There was only one left and she needed at least 6. So, no pie, but we had purrlenty. We’ve had sammiches everyday since. Okay, maybe mommy’s had those sammiches, but Raena and me have had turkey too.
Dat turkey lurkey was pawtastic sissy. I’s think we need a
little rest now, don’t you?
There’s a lady what lives out here dat rarely has anypawdy visit her. When mommy furst moved in here one of da wild bobcats used to furequent da ‘pawrtments lookin’ fur a hand out. Mommy was da furst purrson ever to live here with kitty cats. Anyways, this little old lady can’t see so good and used to tell mommy dat her kitties had gotten out and she had fed them or gave them milk. Well, it wasn’t mommys kitties she was feedin’ but da ole bobcat. Anyways, mommy saw dat she was home and nopawdy came to visit her, so we shared some of our turkey lurkey with her. Mommy took her over some of da sides too. Like us, she doesn’t make much money and can’t afford a holiday feast either, so she was very grateful fur da plate mommy took her. It has always bothered mommy dat when some peeps got old, their furmily kinda abandoned them and they really didn’t have anypawdy. Da truth is, dat mommy realized da other day, dat she’s now dat purrson. Peeps purrobably think dat ‘bout her now. But dat’s okay, mommy said she has us and all our wonderful furiends from ‘round da world.
Mommy totally furgot to take fotos of our feast. Fank catness she ‘membered to take some of us in da aftermath. MOL Ifin we thought tom smelled good when he arrived, let me tell ya’, he smelled even better when mommy warmed him up. Sis Raena sat right in front of da oven yowlin’ da whole time. Reckon it paid off, cuz guess who got da furst bite? Yep, Raena got her furst taste ever of a yummy turkey tom lurkey; and she luvved it.
Oh sissy, you were sooooooooooo right. Dat turkey lurkey tasted sooooooooooooooo good. I’s didn’t wanna stop eatin’. Mommys taters wasn’t bad either, but I’s glad we got more turkey than taters.
I’s ate so much I’s conked plumb out.
Me too Raena, me too. We can never say fank you enuff to our furiends, awnties and uncles who sent us a feast fit fur queens. Fur us, each day is Fanksgivin’. We are so fankful fur da luv, support and furiendship of all of you. Our hearts are offen overwhelmed by da kindness and generosity of all of you. We are so blest and honored to be a pawrt of such an amazin’ community of animal luvvers. We can say dat most of our human furiends would give da shirt off their backs to help a kitty/anipal in need. And most like us, would share their last meal with one who didn’t have any. With all da turmoil in da world, it’s offen easy to furget da blessings right in front of us. There are angels in this world, and offen they’re covered in fur. Fank you all fur bein’ who you are.
Me ate so much me conked out too.
We’ll keep it short today. It’s nasty, cold and stormy out so we’ll be visitin’ ‘tween storms. we want to remind ya’ to take a minute today and every day to give fanks fur da blessings in your life. And we’re joinin’ da Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies.
Till da next time…………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Meowllo everypawdy, me hopes you are doing well. Furst me wants to say, a meowsy big Fank you to everypawdy who wished me a Happy Gotchaday. Even tho’ it stormed all day long yesfurday, and we couldn’t get on da catputer fur very long, it was a pawsum day. 7 years ago, mommy and sis Lexi were grievin’ da loss of Ransom when she got a call ‘bout a litter of Ragdoll kitties dat had been rescued. Of course mommy couldn’t resist kitties in need and came to see us. Da minute mes little eyes saw her and mes nose got a whiff of her sweet spirit, me knew she was gonna be mes furever mommy. There was no way she could say no, when me dragged mes worm ridden half dead body into her lap and looked into her eyes and purred. She looked back at me with tear filled eyes and said, “You’re my destiny.” Since dat day, we’ve not been apawrt. And mommy even named me Deztinee (she luvs to be different). Me is fankful fur awnty Vonda and her wonderful kitties fur sendin’ me some treats to share with sis Raena. Me is sooooooooooo blest.
Yes, me shared with Raena. Me’s favorite freeze dried chicken breasts.
And guess what else happened yesfurday? Since it was stormin’ and so dark outside, we didn’t even see da UPS man walk up da walk to our ‘pawrtment. So when we heard da knock on da door, we were all quite surprised. Mommy brought da bestest smelling box in da house and then started bawlin’ like a baby. She was cryin’ so hard, she couldn’t even read da gift message under da pull tab. Once she furinally got da box open, we saw da biggest turkey tom lurkey dat was respawnsible fur dat pawsum smell emanating from said box. Dat’s right, A delishus smoked turkey tom lurkey was layin’ right there in dat box. Mommy furinally stopped cryin’ long enuff to see da message under dat pull tab. Fank you soooooooooooooo much Snoops, Kommando Kitty and awnty Cathy. We will now be havin’ a turkey tom lurkey feast fur Fanksgiving tomorrow and a turkey tom lurkey feast fur Christmas fanks to da other pawsum turkey we received last week. We never ‘spected to be so blest and can’t truly express out gratitude. Everypawdy in our house will have full bellies this holiday season. And fur dat, da human language just doesn’t have da words to express how truly grateful we are. Luvving furiends, a luvving home and full bellies, we are so blest.
We weren’t always so blest tho’. And in da midst of our blessings, we’re thinkin’ ‘bout those who are less furtunate than us; and sendin’ our purrayers. We don’t always know who those peeps and anipals might be, but we can purray God sends someone across their path to help them. And speakin’ of those anipals we wanna tell ya’ a little story today.
Can I’s have a bite right now mommy?
Are you gonna tell everypawdy ‘bout Hope sissy?
Yep Raena, me is. When we got our catputer we signed up fur Facebook. Dat was da thing to do back then. And then we discovered kitty pages. OMC There’s a whole world of kitties out there on da innernet. Among those kitties was an adorable little black kitty named Blind Pepe, who had a brofur named Roo. We read Pepe’s story, and fell in luv. Pepe wasn’t born blind, and not bein’ able to see, wasn’t da only purroblem he had. See, some very mean pursson or peeps had tortured Pepe and then left him to die. His brofur Roo had been born with “defective” front arms. Of course these two handsum mancats weren’t actual littermates, but they became brofurs cuz of da amazin’ woman who took them in and nursed them to health and gave them a luvving furever home. We just couldn’t understand how peeps could be so…so…so horrific. Fank catness fur awnty Nora, who stepped in and did everythin’ she could fur these boys. But Pepe and Roo aren’t da only kitties awnty Nora has taken in and saved. She has over 40 kitties, most with major health issues, and a lot who be little black panfurs. Like Tootsie, not a black kitty, but one who has Feline Leukemia and FIV and needs to have some teeth pulled. We all know what woulda happened to her in a shelter.
Blind Pepe. foto courtesy of Blind Pepe
And Hope sissy? What ‘bout Hope?
Roo. foto courtesy of Blind Pepe and Roo
Me’s getting’ to her Raena.
So, anyways, when a young girl and older woman appeared on awnty Nora’s door step last week with da broken, tortured body of a kitten they found but saying they couldn’t afford to help her; awnty Nora once again came to da rescue. Da poor baby had been kicked in da face. Unlike me, when me looked into mommys eyes and she looked into mines, poor Hope couldn’t. Dat’s right, her eyes were a mess, one no doubt beyond saving. After a trip to da VET, Hope was determined to be ‘bout 9 weeks old. What kind of purrson does this to a helpless kitty??? Why would someone do this??? Our heats just broke looking at sweet little Hope, clinging to life and relying on da kindness of a species who had tortured her and no doubt left her fur dead. This sweet little Tortie Hope, couldn’t know it right then, but like me, she had just hit da jackpot.
Hope after being cleaned up at the VET.
Awnty Nora wouldn’t abandon her, and would do whatever it takes to make her better. Hope will know luv and kindness. She’ll know a full belly and soft place to sleep. She’ll never have to fear being hurt, tortured or abused ever again!!! But as many of you know, one sick kitty can drain a bank account quickly. Even knowing this, awnty Nora wouldn’t, couldn’t say no. But with many kitties who have special needs, awnty Nora could really use some help payin’ da VET bills fur Hope. Hope is havin’ surgery to remove her eye on December da 9th at da Pond Creek Vet. We know it’s da holidays. We know money is tight. We know there are lots of kitties in need. But we’re askin’ just da same. We know awnty Nora and we know Hope is now safe and luvved.
Unfurtunately, luv doesn’t pay da bills and they’re gonna need ‘bout $2,000.00. So ifin you can spare anything, even just a dollar, purrlease help Hope. You can donate directly to da VET by calling (580)532-4900 and giving under da name: Jack or Nora Haugh. You can donate free (no fees if you click to give to friends or family) by giving directly to awnty Nora’s paypal at: firstname.lastname@example.org dat’s ellenorahaugh(at)yahoo(dot)com, or by clicking here fur da GoFundMe fundraiser. Remember, no gift is too small. And purrlease, purray and share. As you all know, we don’t do things like this very offen, but we just can’t let Hope down. Tis da season after all. And as you all know, we don’t have money ourselves. But we have been so blest, dat me shared me’s Gotchaday gift with Hope. It’s da least we could do considerin’ da blessings we have received.
Oh sissy, I’s sure is purrayin’ dat Hope gets da help she needs. I’s know awnty Nora’s gonna make sure she’s a happy kitty and has a great life from here on out.
Me too Raena, me too. We’re gonna wrap it up now, and get ready fur Fanksgivin’. We have so much to be fankful fur. Tune in Blest sunday to see how our feast went. We’re purrayin’ fur safe travels and many blessings fur all of our furiends. And fur all those less furtunate than us, come on by, we’ll share. Kidding aside, we purray fur those peeps and anipals every day just as we purray fur our furiends. See ya’ after T-Day.
Till da next time……………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Raena, can you believe how blest we’ve been this month? It’s like da blessings just don’t stop.
Are you talkin’ ‘bout dat big box dat came this past week sissy?
Yep Raena, and da green papers to help mommy out and fur her to get some groceries, and her coffee, and mes birthday purresent.
Don’t furget your Gotchaday purresent sissy.
Me was getting’ to dat Raena. As most everypawdy knows, Fanksgiving is comin’ up quick. We don’t talk much ‘bout what groceries and foods mommy buys fur herself, cuz she really can’t afford very much, and often goes without. Mommy always says, so long as me and you have foods and litter and anythin’ else we need, then she’s happy. Mommy says she’s eaten more this month than she has all year. Anyways, as far as holiday meals go, it’s mostly like any other day ‘round here. Most of da time, mommy doesn’t have anythin’ to eat. She does try to buy us a special can of noms or treats, but dat’s ‘bout it. Mommy says it’s no big deal, she’s used to it, and just happy dat we are healthy and enjoy our special treat.
So anyways, da mailman came walkin’ up to da door da other day with a big ole heavy box. Inside was da biggest mostest gawjus smoked turkey tom lurkey fur mommy and us to share. As ifin dat wasn’t enuff, we got an email and awnty Vonda and her amazin’ 17 kitty cats sent us some green papers with instructions to get me a Gotchaday gift and buy some fixin’s fur our Fanksgivin’ dinner. Well you know mommy was a blubberin’ mess. They were happy tears, but me thought she might not ever stop. Mommy was cryin’ so hard she even had to wait a day to send our pawsum furiends, awnties and uncles a fank you email cuz she couldn’t see da catputer. And me’s been bustin’ at da seams waitin’ fur Blest Sunday to tell everypawdy and say a meowsy big, no Huge, Fank You. Raena’s furst Fanksgivin’ is gonna be complete with a real live, dead turkey tom lurkey.
I’s know you ‘splained what this Fanksgivin’ thing is sissy, but I’s can’t wait fur it to actually get here. I’s can’t wait to sink mines teefies into dat turkey tom lurkey. ‘Specially since you said turkey tom lurkey is even better than chicken, includin’ our favorite freeze dried chicken breast treats. I’s wanna add mines meowsy huge Fanky Fanks to yours and mommys.
Well Raena, ya’ won’t have to wait much longer. Mommy went to da grocery store last night and got some taters and dinner rolls, and pie fixins’. We’re gonna have a feast. But ya’ know what? even ifin all this hadn’t happened, we still woulda been blest and had a pawsum Fanksgivin’. Ya’ know why Raena?
Cuz we have a safe warm furever home with a mommy who luvs us more than anythin’. And cuz, we have da bestest furiends in da universe. Right sissy?
Dat’s right Raena. We’re blest each and every day. We have da mostest amazin’ furiends ever. We’re all blest. We have furever homes full of luv. But latlely, me’s really been thinkin’ ‘bout all those kitties livin’ outside. Da weather’s been turnin’ colder and even some of our birdies are flyin’ a little further South. We have some amazing furiends who take care of da feral and stray kitties in their area all year ‘round. And we can’t fank ya’ll enuff. We know those kitties are grateful fur ya’ even ifin they run away when you get too close. But fur every kitty dat has a care taker, there are lots of kitties who don’t. So we encourage everypawdy to look around and ifin ya’ spot a kitty who looks homeless, put out some noms. Maybe build them a shelter so they can get outta da weather. Check with da shelters and rescues in your area to see ifin there’s someone who can help or a TNR purrogram in your area.
Dat Alley Cat Allies website has a wealth of infurmation fur peeps.
Dat’s right Raena. Everypawdy can help, even ifin ya’ don’t have green papers. Shelters and rescues are always in need of volunteers, and you might even have some things ‘round your house you could donate. As we all get wrapped up in celebratin’ da holidays, let’s not furget those who don’t have da blessings we do. And take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur da blessings in your life. We thank you all fur being blessings in our lives and we send purrayers fur your health and happiness today and every day.
And don’t furget Sunday Selfies with da Kitties Blue. Mommy says she has some cleanin’ to do, so we’ll be ’round to visit as soon as we can.
Till da next time…………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
Are you ready? Thanksgiving is here and that means there’s less than 30 days till Christmas. Can you believe it? Seems just like yesfurday we were celebratin’ da summer holidays. But summer has come and gone and winter is on it’s way. Some of ya’ awe already getting’ snow and cold. Weez sendin’ y’all and all da ferals in your area our purrayers. It did turn cold here fur a few days but it’s warmed up a bit again. Weez kinda glad mommy hadn’t taken out da lectric blanket, cuz today weez sweatin’. MOL It was so warm this meownin’ me took a break from brekky to lay in da bath tub a bit. But just as quick as it warmed up it’ll turn cold again. We don’t like da cold but we do like da extra cuddles and snugglin’ dat come with it.
We got da cutest Thanksgivin’ card yesfurday from one of me fellow scouts, Pete and hims furmily. Cat Scouts go to work at this time of year spreadin’ holiday cheer to those who might not otherwise have any. Now dat’s not to say dat scouts aren’t busy all year round cuz they are. Those of us scouts dat blog usually post all our fun virtual trips and parties. And cuz of dat a lot of ya’ may be thinkin’ dat scouts is just a big party. But you wuld be wrong. Scouts is a learnin’ adventure and a community helper. There are projects all year round dat scouts can purrticipate in and bring joy to those less furtunate. Weez there fur each other and try to help each other durin’ times of sads and trubble. We have a quiet room where we post all our purrayer requests and other scouts rally to purray. Meez recently been named da Scout Chaplain. Me is so honored and hopes dat me can be da Chaplain dat every scout needs. So yes, we do have a lot of fun, but ifin you’re lookin’ to grow and be da best kitty you can be, think about joinin’ up. Just click da link in red to be transported to scouts.
We have a lot of gweat things comin’ up fur ya’ in our future postys. Even mommy is gunna be bringin’ ya’ sumfin’ special. She’s really ‘cited ‘bout it and sis Lexi and me are excited fur her. Weez not plannin’ much fur Thanksgiving, but we will be takin’ da day off to enjoy spendin’ time together. We are so thankful dat we have each other and a home filled with luv. We wrote a little poem about the things weez thankful fur.
We’re thankful for the air we breathe,
The wind that blows thru the leaves.
The sun that shines in the sky up high,
The darkness that covers the world at night.
The freedoms granted by God above,
And for His mercy, grace and love.
We’re thankful for our loving home,
our mommy, each other, that we’re not alone.
We’re thankful for you and you,
all our friends and family too.
Today and everyday we’ll share with you
All our love and gratitude.
Till da next time………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
We totally furgot and had to add this edit. Da winner of our Imperial Cat give away is Timmy Tomcat and furmily. Concats, yous fluffy heart is on it’s way.
poem by: Audra High
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Dezi and Lexi
It’s Fanksgivin’!!! Well it’s finally here. Yous know what dat means? Dat Christmas is wight wound da corner. OMC Me just luvs Christmas. All da lights and……well, meez gettin’ way ahead of meez selff, so let’s come back to today. As you know weez been makin’ fankfullness postys all week cuz we ran acwoss a hop (dat we then lost and didn’t join or copy da badge) ‘bout shawin’ a fankfullness posty everyday till Fanksgivin’. Me wants to say to all of you dat me weally purreciates yous twyin’ to help me find it again, but alas, we didn’t. But dat’s okay, cuz me found da one fur Fankin’ Blogville on Fanksgivin’ over at Madi’s home, and a Share yous Gwatitude dat runs fwu da 30ff and calls fur 1 posty over at da Kitty Cat Chronicles. Well knowin’ mommy might likely furget again, and dat we wuz alweady postin’ those gwatefull postys, we gwabbed da badge and joined da hop. We wuz gunna post da badge on meez nex posty which wuz yesfurday. Did ya’ see a hop badge? Nope yous suwe didn’t. Cuz as usual mommy furgot again. In hers defense tho’ we wuz sum kinda ‘cited ‘bout da whole Chewy fing. So at this point meez hopin’ dat da blogosphere is not only gwatefull this time of year but also furgivin’.
Anyways, todays hop is fur Fankin’ Blogville. There awe so many fur us to fank dat we kuldn’t pawssibly list you all. And knowin’ mommy she wuld furget sumpawdy. So we wuld very much like to giv a collective Fank you to all of you. Those of you hoo helped us figger out which way wuz up when we first stawted bloggin’. And those of you hoo befuriended us in da beginnin’. We literally only knew 2 bloggers when we got stawted. But here in blogville newcomers awen’t kept at a distance, they’re accepted like a long lost child. You all wrapped your virtual awms wound us and supported us and helped us and showed us such amazin’ kindness and luv. Fur dat we will always be fankful.
I’z waitin’ on tommy turkey. when will
himz be redee, mommy?
As it is Fanksgivin’ we also wanna say a meowsy big Fank you too all ow Facebook furiends too. We wuz there afur here, and there awe so many wunnewful peeps hoo we luv sooo much. We wuz all set fur Fanksgivin’ as usual. A little poorer this year as mommy’s dwivin’ license had spired this year and hers didn’t know fur a kupple mumffs. So, almost $40.00 later, hers legal to dwive again. But ow car tags awe also due. Well weez not weally hav da munny wight now, so mommy’s waitin’ fur nex mumff and hope to get it wiffin da gwace pewiod.
Anyways, me wuz sayin’ dat we wuz all weady fur ow nowmal Fanksgivin’ and today we got sum very sweet Fanksgivin’ cawds. A foo of meez fellow Cat Scouts sent us cawds and one of ow Facebook awnties sent us a cawd. Well in dat cawd there wuz a gift cawd fur us. Since awnty Ann just sent Lexi and me so many pawsum noms and mommy knew it wuld be okay, hers decided to spend a foo of da dollaws and get sumfin’ fur hers to eat and make ow Fanksgivin’ even better. So mommy and me closed da puter and took off to da store and got da very last turkey tom lurkey da store had. WooHoo weez eatin’ tommy turkey today. Fank you so very much awnty Jennifer, gwand awnty Peggy, Moochie, Callie, smokey and Skittles. Mommy’s always happy when weez got all we need, but yous made Lexi and meez day. Cuz weez happy mommy’s got sumfin’ too. And of course hers gunna share wiff us.
What a day weez havin’. We awe so twuly Blest. Fank you Blogville and all of you dat make up this wunnewful place. We awe so gwateful to be here and be yous furiendss. And Fank you to all ow Facebook furinds and framily. You hav been so good to us we kuld never twuly expwess ow gwatitude. We luv all of you very much. Happy Fanksgivin’ or Blest Fursday as we hav named if fur all ow furiends acwoss da pond.
Tom turkey sure smells good mommy.
Till da nex time……………………Be Blest!!!