Chatting Cats: Preparing For The Races

Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. We furinally got some sleep and are ready fur the IndyCat 5000.

 

 Dezi and Raena check out the new powerchair

 

 

 

          Raena!!! What in the world are you meowin’ ‘bout? Just what is the IndyCat 5000? 

 

Y, It’s a race…isn’t it sissy? Ya’ know, fur cats with wheels?.

 

 Dezi looks over her shoulder

 

 

 

          Uh, No. Raena, there’s no such thing as a race fur kitties with wheels. And me thinks the real race you’re thinkin’ ‘bout is the Indy 500 fur crazy men in cars. 

 

You mean they let crazy men in cars race, but they don’t let us kitties race? That doesn’t seem fair.

 

          Who said life was fair, Raena? Me knows you didn’t hear that ‘round here. Nuffin’ ‘bout life is fair, ya’ just make the bestest of what life throws at ya’. We’re purretty blest ‘round here, but even fur us, things don’t always go as planned.

 

Raena lays in powerchair

 

 

 

Ain’t that the truth, sissy. We’re so grateful to have the new power chair, but it seems a bit strange. Mommy said she was gonna have to call mr. Travis back out to fix it. Ya’ know, mommy’s really tall, so it looked really funny when she wheeled up to the counter to make us brekky and couldn’t even see over the counter, much less reach it. Seems mr. Travis thought mommy was either really really tall or has really really long arms. 

 

 Dezi sits pretty in front of fireplace

 

 

 

          Yeah Raena, he delivered it on his day off and had several other chairs to deliver, so he didn’t make adjustments to it the day he dropped it off. Mommy got the directions out last night and learned she’d have to take the whole seat off to make it taller. Since it’s too heavy and bulky fur mommy to meow-neuver, she’s gonna have to have mr. Travis come out and do it fur us.

 

I’s sure hope he can come soon sissy. I’s can’t wait to take it fur a spin. 

 

          Me’s sure you can’t. While we’re on the subject, mommy thought it would be helpful ifin we ‘splained a few things ‘bout power chairs in general. We have a furiend whose mommy has been wantin’ one, but we don’t think she’s considered everythin’ that comes with it. We hope her mommy’s up to readin’ this posty. The furst thing to consider is how long it’s gonna take to get a power chair. As many of you know, we’ve been waitin’ fur well over 6 months. And, this isn’t our furst power chair. Mommy’s had one fur goin’ on 20 years now. Ya’ might be askin’ yourself what difference does that make?. Well, ifin you’ve already had a powerchair, then you’re guaranteed to be approved fur another one, so long as your old chair is a full 5 years old. Gettin’ approved fur one initially can take even longer. There are exceptions, but don’t be surpurrised ifin it takes up to a year to get approved fur your furst ever powerchair. 

 

Dezi and Raena together

Ain’t that the truth, sissy. Once you’ve gotten your powerchair, there’s lots of other things to take into account. Lessen you live in a handicap ‘pawrtment or home, you’re gonna have a lot of trouble reachin’ counters and cabinets and stuffs. Ya’ can’t detach anythin’ on a powerchair. The foot rest can fold up, but the wheels come out ‘bout a foot from the actual seat in both the front and back, and they can’t be removed. The joystick controller on the arm also extends about a foot out from the actual seat. Obviously, ya’ can’t remove it either.

 

 Dezi checks out the new Powerchair

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, and a really big thing to consider is that the power chair is bulky and heavy. It can’t be pushed ‘round like a manual one. And, ifin the batteries die or somethin’ goes wrong, you’ll be without your powerchair till a repairman can come out and look at it. That could take anywhere from a few days to 6 months. In the meantime, you’ve got nuffin’ to help ya’ get ‘round. Trust me when me says, we luv our powerchair, and livin’ without it is a real pain, but, it ain’t fur everypawdy. Ifin you’re gettin’ ‘round with a manual chair or walker/cane, ya’ might wanna think twice befur wantin’ a powerchair.

 

 Raena lays on the Liberty Cat Tree

 

 

 

We hope our sweet furiend unnerstands that we’re only tryin’ to look out fur ‘em when we tell ya’ these things ‘bout a powerchair. Under the right circumstances, they can be a great big help, but they can also be a hinderance ifin you’re x’spectin’ to make adjustments to it off and on when ya’ need to get to counters or up close and purrsonal to furniture and appliances. Anyways, that’s the low down as bestest we can ‘splain it. Of course ifin anypawdy has any questions, we’ll be happy to answer ’em as bestest we can. And, we’ll meow lots more ‘bout our new powerchair startin’ in February with our Service Cat postys. Trust me, ya’ don’t wanna miss those. Mommy says this chair ain’t nuffin’ like the ones she’s had in the past, so there’s likely to be lots of fun and x’citement comin’ your way.

 

 Dezi lays on scratcher

 

 

 

          Yep Raena, kind’a like mommy runnin’ off the sidewalk and into the grass yesfurday. Kittens!!! Did you see the look on her face? 

 

I’s think mommy thought she was gonna end up face down in the dirt, sissy. She sure did look funny. Eyes big as saucers and holdin’ on fur dear life. MOL  Guess we better wrap it up, mommy needs to call mr. Travis. We hope to be by to visit everypawdy soon. I’s gonna go see ‘bout those races. Surely there’s somewhere we kitties can compete?.

 

We also wanna ConCatulate our furiends Erin the cat Princess, Gracie of Animal Shelter Volunteer and The Tribe of 5, Feline Opines fur winnin’ the heated pet mats and cat shelf in our recent give away. We can’t wait to hear how much ya’ll luvs your purrizes.

 

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

 

Raena: Navy Blue 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue

 

 

 

Luvs and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

 

RaenaBelle and Deztinee

26 thoughts on “Chatting Cats: Preparing For The Races

  • That was so funny! Picturing your mommy not being able to reach the counter or having really long arms. MOL MOL And my mommy says that life is only fair in fairy land. But I’ll bet it’s not fair there either. Looking forward to the new training posts with “The Chair”. Have you given it a name yet? Luvz, Patzy

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  • We hope your Mommy can get that chair adjusted real soon. We are excited about winning the heated mat (especially Gracie)! Thank you!

    Love you, sweet pals!

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  • WOW, your momma has a very spiffy, new chair! It looks like it comes with… what humans say “all the bells and whistles.” Do you think it might be a time machine, too?! I luv that it has the color red on it! Say, how come it takes so long to be approved for a chair? And does your momma have a backup manual chair for if the auto one happens to shut down? I bet you two can’t wait to take the new chair for a spin! I’m so happy that Miss Audra’s chair finally came in! Purrs!

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    • It’s a great chair Valentine, but far from the rolls royce of chairs. They make even more spiffy ones that we’d luvs to have. MOL Alas, we’re just happy we’ve got one that rolls at the moment. MOL Seems insurance companies, ‘specially uncle sam don’t get in a hurry to approve anythin’. “course there’s all the steps one has to take befur it even gets submitted that can take a couple of months. Mommy had to go to the doctor fur a chair evaluation only. Then she had to see a physical therapist fur an evaluation. Then she had to be measured all befur her purrscription could be submitted to insurance. Then, they have to let it sit in their inbox till they get good and ready to put the codes in their catputer to tell them whether or not mommy needed it and qualified. Once they decided yes, they sent the approval to the wheelchair company who had to order mommy’s chair and assemble it to specs befur they could set up delivery. It just takes time, and peeps to actually do their job in a timely manner to get it done any quicker. And well, work ethics just ain’t what they used to be. We’re just happy it’s furinally here. big hugs

      Luvs ya’

      Raena and Dezi

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