Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. What’s that ya say? Why is it me here in the lead today? Well, the lawn crew’s here, so sis Dezi be hidin’ UTB.
(Dezi meows loudly from UTB) Me’s not hidin’, Raena. Me’scheckin’ fur dust bunnies. You know we have that big inspection today. Mommy just ‘bout killed herself this week gettin’ ready fur it.
Uh, yeah, okay sissy. Whatever you say. I’s will admit this purrticular inspection is more furustratin’ than most. What with the furst notice comin’ 2 weeks ago and statin’ it was fur cleanliness, occupied dwellin’, smoke alarm check, filter change, and extermination. That ‘bout covers it all doesn’t it? Then we get another notice last week but this time, the only things checked was Capital assessment and annual inspection. Like we want a bunch of bankers traipsin’ thru our ‘pawrtment.
(Dezi meows loudly from the bedroom door) Well Raena, like it or not, want it or not, so long as we have ample notice and it’s all on the same day at the same time, there’s nuffin’ we can do ‘bout it.
Ya’ can’t see me very well, but that’s cuz I’s behavin’ in mine’s stroller.
You’re purrobably right sissy. Anyways, I’s wanted to meow all ‘bout mine’s trip to Petco and Wally world on mine’s Gotchaday. What a pawsum day mommy and me had. It started early that day with mommy singin’ the gotchaday song to me and then tellin’ me we were havin’ a special mommy and me day out. Befur ya’ ask, the Gotchaday song is just somethin’ mommy made up. She does that a lot ya’ know. We just luvs it when mommy sings to us. After a quick brekky, mommy suited me up and off we went. I’s meowed at mommy a bit and asked to ride in her lap once we got on the highway. Guess what? She let me!!! It was so nice to sit in mommy’s lap and look out the windows at all the cars and trees. Let me tell ya’, there’s a lot of trees ‘round here.
Another not so good foto of me behavin’ purropurr like.
We furinally got to our furst stop, the dentist office. Mommy had a ‘pointment to get a quote fur the remainin’ work she needs done. We were there fur 45 minutes befur somepawdy came out and started talkin’ to mommy. Seems they asked what kind of animal I’s was. I’s know I’s was bein’ well behaved, but come on, surely I’s do look like a cat. Anyways, mommy replied, “She’s my Service Cat. She alerts before I pass out.” To which the lady told mommy, that the dentist was allergic to cats and wouldn’t be able to examine her with me there. Mommy told her that me and my stroller could sit in the corner of the room or at the door, but that I was a medically necessary Service cat and that she couldn’t discriminate against mommy on the basis of her health or steps she takes to accommodate it. The lady then suggested mommy lock me in the car. Ya’ know, outside? Where it was over 90 degrees befur the humidity.
I’s could tell mommy was getting’ a little hot unner the collar, cuz her tone of voice changed and she started spoutin’ laws ‘bout discrimination and how it was illegal to leave any animal unattended. And, how they couldn’t legally ask me to leave so long as me was behavin’ purropurrly and not bein’ obtrusive; and sayin’ this was the most ridiculous thing she’d ever heard. Ifin the dentist was allergic to cats, he was gonna have just as much trouble examining mommy without me cuz she was covered in cat fur. ‘Member where I’s sat on the way to her ‘pointment? Of course by this point, mommy didn’t want that dentist workin’ on her fur nuffin’, but she wanted to make her point ‘bout discrimination. Of course, they told us to just leave. I’s was so purroud of mommy. She never yelled or raised her voice. She just stated the facts and made her point. But, I’s knew she was angry when we left. She said she was so glad I’s didn’t unnerstand all that happened. She members a time in this country when landlords could discriminate against peeps with kids.
(Dezi meows from UTB) Yep Raena, mommy just hates ignorance.
Anyways, mommy bein’ the pawsum mommy she is, put on her happy face and to Petco we went. What a time I’s had. I’s got to walk ‘round all the kitty scratchers and platfurms. And did you know they have a big plastic see thru box with birdies inside? OMC You shoulda seen all the birdies. There was blue ones, yellow ones, and even some green ones. I’s never seen birdies that colorful befur. The birdies that hang ‘round here are all brown or black. I’s couldn’t seem to find the way in to that box, so I’s didn’t get to play with the birdies. Trust me, it wasn’t fur a lack of tryin’. And then, mommy took me over to see real live mouseys. I’s never seen a real live mousey befur. I’s do believe they’re much bigger than the ones we usually play with. And fur sure their tails are longer. Unfurtunately, I’s couldn’t get into their box to play either. What’s up with that? Temptin’ us kitties like that and not an accessible box anywhere.
Oh MeOW look’it all those birdies!!!
Then, mommy took me over to the treat aisle and let me pick out some of our favorites to share with sis Dezi. Mommy chatted with some other humans that were shoppin’ fur their kitties too. There was a lady with 2 legged kiddos that wanted to see me. That’s right, I’s was the center of attention. And, I’s luvved every minute of it. We furinally headed out fur Wally world and even more fun. As always, lots of peeps stared and pointed while I’s remained calm and ever the purrfect Service kitty. When we got to the checkout line, I’s suddenly smelled that furmiliar smell and stood up and started meowin’ fur mommy to sit down. All the excitement of the day had mommy on the verge of passin’ out. Mommy took a seat and waited and breathed tryin’ to get it to pass. I’s sat and watched her patiently till it was all over and we could leave. Mommy loaded us up and off we went.
Wha’d’ya’ mean I’s can’t get in there to play?
We got out on the highway and I’s meowed to mommy that I’s wanted to ride in her lap again. Peeps look at us so funny like when they try to pass us and see me standin’ there lookin’ at ‘em. You’d think they’d never seen a kitty befur. We were movin’ right along when all of a sudden the car started beepin’ at us. I’s could feel mommy panic a little as she said, “Oh No. That’s our tire light. I sure hope we don’t get a flat tire. Let’s say a little prayer Raena.” Fur those of ya’ not furmiliar with where we live, we live in no man’s land. There’s nuffin’ but trees and a long stretch of lonliness ‘tween here and Ardmore. Fanky fanks, we made it home and had the tires checked befur even stoppin’ at the house. Mommy had done panicked fur nuffin’. Only one of the tires was low, and only by ‘bout 2 pounds. I’s gotta tell ya’, I’s don’t unnerstand any of that, but the tire guy said it wasn’t really anythin’ to worry ‘bout. ‘Pawrently tires lose air just cuz of the weather changes.
Those don’t look nuffin’ like da mouseys we have at home mommy.
(Dezi looks down the hall from the bedroom door having not heard the lawn crew for a few minutes and meows) Me’s glad you and mommy had a fun day out Raena. Me was sure happy to see the treats ya’ll brought back. And even tho’ mommy had to find another dentist, we are really blest.
Yep sissy, we are indeed. I’s glad you and mommy had fun too. I’s can’t wait to go again. I’s hear mommy has a ‘pointment next week with the new dentist. (Raena gets on the perch and looks out the door and meows to Dezi looking on from the bedroom door) Hey sissy, the lawn crew’s gone. Let’s finish brekky and go play.
Till the next time…………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
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