Waterlogged Thirsty Cats

MeOW We are so waterlogged and feelin’ deaf from all the noisy storms and machines ‘round here. We got our furst break in the weather yesfurday and started to visit our furiends, when mommy got word she needed to take care of some business. By the time she finished, she was so exhausted, there was no helpin’ us visit or anythin’ else fur that matter. Ifin ya’ missed our regular Service Cat Monday posty this week, don’t worry, we will return next week with another posty on aggression. Now, (Dezi hears the sound of lawn monsters) the lawn crew’s back!!! Seems their day’s gonna be Wednesday this year.


 Dezi lays in the chair with Raena on the back


          Oh sissy, I’s so hate the lawn crew days. I’s just sneeze mine’s head off all day long.


Me knows Raena. And, mommy’s eyes water and her nose runs. ‘Tween the nose blowin’, which by the way, she’s happy to be able to do again, and the Bless ya’s, we don’t get much else done.



This is a sponsored post. We received the Thirsty Cat drinking fountain in exchange for our honest opinion. As always, we tell the truth as we see it; and only bring products we use or have tried and feel would be of interest to you, our furiends and readers.



          Did you see the rain shower I’s made the other day? 


 Dezi and Raena check ou the new Thirsty Cat fountain

Hmmmmmm check out da new fountain Raena.


That wasn’t a rain shower Raena, that was…it was…well, it was just a yucky mess.


          It wasn’t yucky sissy. I’s couldn’t help it. I’s was checkin’ out our new Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain when I’s suddenly sneezed and water went all over the place. MOL  Mommy thought I’s had done gone and jumped in and she was jumpin’ up and yellin’ “Quit slingin’ water all over the place, Raena.” I’s looked at mommy like I’s had no idea what she was talkin’ ‘bout, and then she felt really bad fur yellin’ at me. 


 Dezi watches Raena head for the Thirsty Cat fountain

Wha’cha doin’ Raena?

 I’s goin’ in fur a sniff sissy. 


Yeah Raena, mommy always feels bad when she yells at us, ‘specially when she realizes she made the wrong assumption. What do ya’ think ‘bout our new Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain? 


 Thirsty Cat Fountain


          It sure is purretty, sissy. Mommy says it’s a piece of art. 



 Thirsty Cat Fountain


Me thinks so too Raena. Ya’ know, me had a little purroblem with me’s urinary tract a while back and as a result, mommy brought in a fountain to encourage me to drink more water. You know, when you’re searchin’ fur a fountain fur your fur babies, the choices can sometimes seem overwhelmin’. There’s a ton of them on the market. They come in plastic, steel and ceramic, and deliver water in different ways; and the purrices are just as diverse. Ifin that wasn’t enuff, us kitties have our own ideas ‘bout how we want to drink that water. 


Hmmmmmm A little bubbly puddle, a big bowl of puddle or a

bit of overflow. Where to drink?


          Yeah sissy, I’s like a little puddle to drink from and you like a stream. I’s don’t know how you even get anythin’ lappin’ at that stream in mid air?


 Dezi looks on as Raena goes in to get a drink from the Thirsty Cat Fountain

Does it have the stream me likes?


Me gets purrlenty Raena. Me just luvs a good stream. We have the worst water round here, and just ‘bout every fountain we’ve had gets a really bad calcium build up on it in less than a month. It really gets to mommy, cuz she doesn’t have the strength to scrub it off and her good ole vinegar solution doesn’t work. So, she had resorted to usin’ a plastic fountain fur us cuz it had both a puddle and a stream, and didn’t get that build up. But, as most peeps know, us kitties can have a purroblem with chin acne from usin’ plastic containers. Mommy hated tradin’ one purroblem fur another, so she kept lookin’ fur the purrfect fountain to suit our needs. 


          We have the bestest mommy ever, don’t we sissy?.


 Raena checks out the Thirsty Cat fountain up close

It smells okay sissy.


Yep Raena, we’re fur sure Blest. Anyways, she came across the Thirsty Cat Fountain website in her search and felt like she had struck gold. An email flurry ensued and befur ya’ could say kittens 3 times, we had our very own, one of a kind piece of Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountain art. Mommy was shocked at how big the bowl actually was, and how bootyful it was. 


 Dezi sniffs the Thirsty Cat fountain

Let me smell Raena. And let me check da stream.


          Yep sissy, ya’ know it has to be big ifin mommy thought I’s had jumped in. MOL  It also came with an adjustable pump so mommy could control the flow of water comin’ out. Oh and the cutest ever little dots to keep it from slidin’ all over the place. It was easy peasy to set up, and comes with one filter that lasts ‘bout a year, and extra non slippin’ dots. Mommy says I’s should tell everypawdy that I’s didn’t get to play with the dots, nor should your fur babies. What a pawrty pooper. 


 Raena watches Dezi sniff the Thirsty Cat fountain

Yep, smells okay to me too. It’s got a great puddle all ’round da bottom

fur ya’ Raena; and even in da top there’s a bubblin’ puddle.


Don’t furget ‘bout that cute piece that camouflages the plug. It’s purely aesthetic, but the Thirsty Cat drinkin’ fountains really are works of art (click the name and see them being made). Each one is handmade, and one of a kind. In other words, no other kitty in the universe will have our exact fountain. Jackie and Keith make everythin’ includin’ the glazes from scratch. As a result, they are 100% food-safe and completely unique one of a kinds. And guess what’s even better…NO CALCIUM build up!!! That’s right, mommy’s cleaned our fountain several times now and was so shocked she didn’t have to try to scrub off the build up. And of course, the cleanin’ was so easy, mommy said she didn’t even mind cleanin’ it. Now that’s sayin’ somethin’.


 Dezi getting ready to drink from the Thirsty Cat Fountain


          It sure is sissy. Mommy says some of those fountains are a real pain to clean. We’ve had a few that she “thought” were easy, till we got the Thirsty Cat fountain. ‘Course there’s always been that build up thing that usually makes mommy put the fountain away cuz she just doesn’t feel like they’re clean and we stop usin’ ‘em. 


Yep Raena, and she’s put a few away cuz they have the wrong flow pattern and me won’t use them at all. 


          You and your streams, sissy. (Raena shakes head)


 Down flow tail for Thirsty Cat Fountain

Photo courtesy of ThirstyCatFountains.com

Now this is a stream.



Me likes what me likes Raena, and mommy says it’s okay to be picky. Me’s favorite of the Thirsty Cat Fountains are the ones that have that copper piece that makes the purrfect stream fur me. You have to get a specific type of fountain ifin ya’ wanna add any of those copper pieces at a later date. So, ifin ya’ think you’re furry might purrfur that kind of stream, check out the larger fountains. You can see all the fountains here


 Copper leaf attachment for Thirsty Cat fountain

Photo courtesy of ThirstyCatFountains.com

This is a great stream too.



          Hey sissy, don’t furget, Thirsty Cat fountains can also be found on Etsy here. Mommy says the Thirsty Cat Fountains are a little more ‘spensive than a lot of those mass purrduced ones; but, they’re worth every penny.


 Raena stands beside the Thirsty Cat fountain

Hey sissy, who’s purrettier, me or da ThirstyCat fountain?


Yep Raena, they look bootyful in your home, and really are the purrfect size. We had a similar type ceramic fountain, but, the bowl was so small, nokitty wanted to use it, and it got that build up really fast. Fountains are a great way to entice us kitties to drink more water, and we all know how ‘purrtant that is. Me’s really glad you like our Thirsty Cat fountain. Mommy worried a bit ‘bout your drinkin’ habits at furst cuz of me’s purroblem. Fankfully, you seem to enjoy drinkin’ water. MOL


 Raena gets a drink from the Thirsty Cat fountain

Maybe I’s should give this tiny stream a try.


          I’s really ‘purreciate Jackie and Keith sendin’ us such a pawsum drinkin’ fountain, sissy. It’s so purretty I’s sometimes furget it’s there to drink from.


 Raena sniffs the Thirsty Cat fountain

I’s think I’s might stick with da puddle in da bowl.


We better wrap this up and finish brekky Raena. Hopefully, we’ll get to visit a few of our furiends befur the storms roll back in.


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


Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


Deztinee and RaenaBelle      

We Remember: Thank You for Your Service

No matter how we as individual Americans feel about politics, the president, representatives, political parties, skirmishes and wars, we all have one thing in common…we live in a Country of freedoms paid for with the blood, sweat, limbs, and lives of those who were willing to put themselves in between us and those who would try to enslave us. Peace and Freedom, require a price that not all have the ability to give, but those who do, pay it for us all. The right to speak or write your opinion, to disagree with the president and say so, the right to own a gun or rifle, the right to worship the Lord the way you choose, or not too, the right to protest, the right to live the life you choose: these are just a few of the freedoms we take for granted each and every day. But for each, there was a price a soldier had to pay. 


 Raenabelle in an ovel frame with a crying American eagle and flag


          That’s right sissy. Each day that we write a post adding our opinions to this thing called the world wide web, we are exercising the rights a soldier bled and died for. America, is indeed the Greatest Country in the world. She has always stood for Liberty and Justice for all. The recent influx of muslim ideals has caused a real division in this Country.


 Dezi in an oval frame with a crying American eagle and flag


Yep Raena, and we think peeps aren’t truly aware of the realities of what muslims actually believe. If they were, there would be a lot less division. Take a look at the countries ruled by Islam and Sharia law; they ARE NOT FREE!!! Women and Minorities, have NO rights. There is no other place on this planet where you will find the freedoms we have here in the United States of America. This is  just the latest in a long line of peoples/ideals trying to enslave us. Those soldiers who fight and have fought often find/found themselves serving in Countries where they aren’t/weren’t allowed to exercise the basic freedoms they are/were fighting for. But, because they so believed in everybody’s right to freedom, they willingly left their families and homes not knowing if they would ever return. We are ashamed of how some have treated returning soldiers in the past. Again, we may not agree with the war, but we should always come together as a Country of free people and support those who are willing to put themselves between us and danger. 



9/11 was a real wake up call to this Country. We go about our daily lives and give no thought to what’s going on in the rest of the world. And yet, every day American soldiers are somewhere in foreign lands fighting to keep us safe, to make life better for all. We don’t worry about bombs going off in our cities and towns, schools or churches. Unlike many countries, we don’t worry about soldiers or terrorists knocking down our doors and raping the women and children and killing the men. We protest without a fear of being executed. We do these things because of those soldiers, those men, women and animals, fathers, sons, brothers, mothers, daughters and sisters who put themselves on a wall and say, “Not on my watch.



To those soldiers and their families, we say, THANK YOU!!! God Bless You!!! We support you, and we are praying for you. And for all those who never came home alive or the same and their families, we are so grateful for your service and sacrifice. We cherish the freedom every drop of blood gave us. We will Never Forget the price you paid. Again, THANK YOU!!!


 Thank You emoji


          We carefully and thoughtfully, and yes, tearfully chose the videos we’re sharin’ with you all today. We do hope you’ll take the few minutes required to watch them. And purrrrrrrrrrlease, remember to thank any soldier or vet you may meet at any time. You are living a free life they fought for.





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


Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


Deztinee and RaenaBelle and mommy A 

Blest Sunday: Chatting Cats: In The Dark

Raena, hurry up!!! We gotta write this post while the power’s on.


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          I’s comin’ sissy. I’s had to go to the pawdee box. Mommy wouldn’t have been very happy with me ifin she’d stepped in a piddle puddle; ‘specially ifin the power was off and she couldn’t see it. What’s up with the power anyways? 


 Dezi and Raena on Liberty Cat Tree


It’s the storms Raena.


          Well I’s don’t know ‘bout you sissy, but I’s could do without that all these storms. And I’s fur sure don’t like it when the power goes off. It’s really dark…AND HOT!!! 


 Dezi and Raena laying on the Liberty cat tee


Well Raena, me could do without the storms too. As fur the heat, it’s summer now. It’s only gonna get hotter.


          Hotter than a 110°? I’s don’t know how it could be 110° and stormin’ at the same time. That was just crazy!!!


 Dezi lays atop the Liberty Cat Tree


Yeah Raena, that baffled me a bit too. At least we were able to give mommy lots of extra cuddles fur her birthday. It may have been hot, and stormin’, and dark; ‘specially without the power. But, we really are blest kitties to have a luvvin’ home and mommy. While it was thunderin’ and lightnin’, and the rain and hail was fallin’, we were cuddled up safe and sound with mommy.


 Raena lays on shower bench


          You’re right sissy. Mommy said she was so purroud of you fur not spendin’ the day UTB. She was also grateful, cuz she had thought the storms weren’t due till late last night and had already ordered mine’s birthday pizza awnty Anonymous sent me.


 Dezi lays atop the Liberty cat tree


Uh, yeah. Me ain’t missin’ out on pizza Raena. Was that the furst pizza you’ve ever had?


 Raena lays on shower bench


           Nope, I’s had some at your birthday last year sissy. I’s luvs pizza. Mommy got her some free breadsticks fur bein’ a part of the Pizza Hut birthday purrogram, so we all had somethin’ yummy to eat in the dark.



 Raena with the Garfield litter gift



We sure did. We also wanna fank awnty Vonda and awnty Petal fur sendin’ mommy some green papers fur her birthday. Awnty Vonda told mommy, it was “whatever” money. She doesn’t get that kind of money very offen, so she’s gonna think long and hard ‘bout what to get with it.



 Raena with 3 bags of Garfield litter


          We got a box too Dezi. We don’t know who sent it or why, but we sure were in some serious need of kitty litter. So we really purreciate the 3 bags of Garfield kitty litter we received. Fanky fank ya’, whoever you are.


 Raena lays on shower bench and watches mommy pour litter in litter boxes

Don’t furget to put some o’ dat litter in the other box too mommy.


We are Raena. We didn’t get to play with the box, cuz mommy tore it apart lookin’ fur anythin’ that said who sent it. We hadn’t mentioned to anypawdy that we were runnin’ really low, so we were all kind’a shocked when mommy opened the box. We have the bestest furiends in the Universe!!!


 Raena lays on shower bench and looks into bedroom


          We sure do sissy. (Thunder claps outside and the power flashes off and back on again) Fanky fank the cats, the catputer saved our posty. We better wrap this up befur mommy or the weather shuts us down again.


 Dezi lays in the house on the Liberty cat tree


Yep Raena, me has a date anywhere away from the windows. We really are blest to have so much. We wanna remind you all to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. We will be skippin’ our regular Service Cat Monday posty tomorrow, as it’s Memorial day, and you all know how patriotic we are, and grateful fur all those who serve and have served our country to ensure our freedoms and safety. But don’t worry, we’ll be back to our regular schedule next week. We’re dealin’ with “Aggression” right now, and you don’t wanna miss it.


 Raena looks at mommy from stroller

Mine’s selfie from the stroller


          Mommy’s full of great tips and tricks, so we do hope everypawdy is enjoyin’ and/or learnin’ from our posty’s. Let’s link up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and finish eatin’ our brekky while we still have power sissy. We’ll be ‘round to visit, as soon as we can. 


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


Dezi: Vibrant Blue  

Raena: Navy Blue


Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


Deztinee and RaenaBelle   

Chatting Cats: Raena and the Bunny: A Story in Photos

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Sissy? Where’d you go yesfurday when mommy’s case manager came over? You had been takin’ a nice nap on the cat tree, and then when she got here, you were nowhere to be found?. She started askin’ mommy ifin we was ‘fraid of her, the storms and other loud noises.



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          Purrrrrrrlease!. Me’s not ‘fraid of her. Me just knew mommy was a little upset with her not doin’ her job, and didn’t wanna be anywhere near that conversation.


Oooooooh  She sure was upset with her sissy. Mommy’s case manager started talkin’ and mommy picked up the fone and said, “I have the message right here, ya’ want me to play it for ya’?” Case manager lady started shiftin’ in her seat. She was a little uncomfurtable that mommy had saved all the communications they’d had. She’s s’posed to call mommy once a week. And, when the DHS nurse was here back in January, she told mommy to have her case manager get her some wrist and knee braces. Mommy infurmed her case manager and then had doc write the scripts. It’s almost June and the case worker still hasn’t done anythin’ ‘bout gettin’ those fur mommy. And, after mommy’s recent fall, she’s a bit uptight ‘bout that. We could really care less ifin she calls every week, but the fact is, she hasn’t been, and that means, she ain’t doin’ her job. I’s should’a joined you UTB. MOL

(Raena sees a squirrel out the door and runs to the perch)



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Sissy, did you see the bunny me played with yesfurday?



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Wild bunny rabbit eating out by the side of our apartment.



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Hey, wha’cha doin’ there Bunny?


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Wanna play Bunny?


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Hmmmm How do I’s get outta here?


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Let’s see, is dat mud or is it dry? Maybe I’s should

go out the front ‘stead.


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Yep, da front’s better. Wait a minute Bunny, I’s comin’.


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What do you mean NO, mommy? I’s know I’s luvs bunny noms;

but I’s purromiss, I’s won’t eat da bunny.


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Bunny?!! Come back!!! I’s purromiss!!! I’s won’t eat you!!!

You’s don’t know what might be waitin’ fur ya’

in those there woods.


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Hurry mommy!!! We gotta go ketch Bunny!!!

Wait fur me Bunny, I’s comin’!!!

(Raena hurries while mommy pulls back on the leash)

Kittens!!! Come on mommy, Bunny’s gonna get away.


 Me saw you try Raena. But, there’s no way mommy was gonna let you play with that bunny. You know how germifobic she is. MOL  Me can’t believe she actually let you walk on the ground without shoes or somethin’. 


Well, maybe I’s didn’t actually romp ‘round with the bunny, but I’s did have a meow with it. Mommy said she couldn’t believe how close it let us get to it. And I’s saw a squirrel and some birdies. Who knows, those birdies might have been the ones from the nest on our porch.


          Sure Raena, those 4 little birdies are the only birdies ‘round here. MOL 


Are you and mommy goin’ fur a stroll today?



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          We better be Raena. Ifin not today, then fur sure, she’ll take me tomorrow when we celebrate her birthday. Me’s gonna wear me’s new harness too.



Sissy, are we havin’ a pawrty fur mommy?


          Nope, no pawrties Raena, just lots of extra cuddles and luvvin’. 


And treats fur us? 


          Sure ‘nuff Raena. Mommy even said we weren’t s’posed to have any storms tomorrow, so we’ll get to have that pizza awnty Anonymous sent you fur your birthday. Mommy said we’ve gotta finish celebratin’ your birthday befur your Gotchaday gets here next month.




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Gotcha day? Am I’s gonna have another pawrty? 


          We’ll see Raena. Me bets you can at least invite some furiends over fur a play date.


Can I’s invite Simon with the floofy tail? And maybe Ollie and Alberto, and Valentine and…


          Stop while you’re ahead Raena. Ifin ya’ invite all of blogville, we might as well have a pawrty. 


WooHoo  Another pawrty!!! 


          Slow down, me didn’t say we were havin’ a pawrty, just that we should. We’ll have to meow to mommy and see what she says.



HBD Mommy 2017 Locket of Love


Well sissy, let’s link up with the Pet Parade and go ask mommy ‘bout that pawrty. 


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


Raena: Navy Blue  

Dezi: Vibrant Blue



Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses


RaenaBelle and Deztinee