Hey everypawdy it’s me, RaenaBelle, from mine’s purrch atop the cat tree at the Three Belles Ranch. I’s can’t see much out of the window. Covered with mini blinds and curtains, open only in the middle, mine’s view to the outside world is skewed. Mommy says it’s too cold to have the door open and she’s tryin’ to purr-pare a noise barrier fur when the construction starts. She says it’s our new normal, least fur the time bein’.
Doesn’t it seem strange with the door closed Raena? Mommy says peeps all over the world only open their doors when they’re enterin’ or leavin’ their homes.
I’s know sissy. It does seem strange. Fur as long as I’s can ‘member, we’ve always opened our door every meownin’ befur brekky. This is fur sure gonna take some gettin’ used too. Don’t you think? I’s mean, you know how we kitties are with closed doors.
Yeah Raena, we can no longer see peeps comin’ up the walk. Now we have to wait on ‘em to knock on the door or ring the doorbell. Did you know the doorbell used to scare me?
Really sissy? Why?
Me’s not sure Raena; maybe cuz it’s so loud and comes outta nowhere.
Hmmmmmm I’s like the doorbell. When it rings, it usually means we’re gettin’ somethin’. Like the other day when the Fedex man rang and left our noms.
Yeah Raena, me doesn’t mind it ringin’ when we get somethin’. ‘Course, it doesn’t really bother me any more. Mommy always tells us how proud she is of us when we don’t run, so me just decided to stop bein’ scared of it. Me likes it when mommy’s proud of us.
I’s do too sissy. Ya’ know, I’s thinkin’ we should get some treats fur not bein’ ‘fraid. What do you think?
Me’s not sure mommy thinks that’s treat worthy Raena. Besides, you didn’t eat your treats the last three times mommy gave ‘em to ya’.
I’s don’t like that kind anymore sissy. I’s wanted somethin’ different.
Like what Raena? That’s the fourth treat you’ve turned your nose up at this year. And it’s only been this year fur a few weeks now.
Purrlease…Like you haven’t done the same thing sissy. How many treats have you refused to eat lately.
Eh, Me would rather have a bit of good nip or vine than some crunchy piece of fake chicken.
Me too. Even better, I’s like playin’ with mommy. Meowin’ of, ya’ reckon she’ll have time to play with us today? I’s been workin’ on some new moves to try out with the cat dancer.
You’ve been workin’ on some new moves huh Raena? You know mommy isn’t gonna let go so you can drag it off to your hidin’ spot, right?
Ya’ never know sissy, she might lose her grip. All it takes is one time and it’s mines. MOL
Sure Raena, you keep thinkin’ that. (Dezi yawns and stretches) Me could use a nice nap. Why don’t you go play with mommy and let me sleep.
Fine sissy, ifin you wanna sleep your life away, then go ahead. I’s got places to go and peeps to meet and…
Raena, you ain’t goin’ anywhere. You can be so dramatic. Seriously, you’ve gotta quit watchin’ so much tv.
Maybe someday sissy, but not today. The Vikings are on today, and I’s luvs the Vikings. Sissy? Sissy? Hmmmmpht Guess she’s already asleep. Oh well, a nap does sound like a purretty good idea.
Till the next time…………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Still comin’ to ya’ live from the Three Belles Ranch. I’s know that we are all very grateful fur your luvs and suppurrt of our current situation and ‘purreciate all the purrayers. Purrlease keep ‘em comin’. Now, we read on the calendar that today’s Answer your cat’s question day. We luvs to ask mommy questions, that’s fur sure. Mommy says curiosity in moderation is a good thing, it’s how we continue to learn and grow. Sissy, do you have your questions ready fur mommy?
Yep Raena, me’s ready. And, mommy’s had a cup of coffee, so she should be awake and ready.
I’s don’t know sissy, she might need another cup or three. (Raena snickers to herself and then head bunts mommy A’s leg to be picked up.) Purrrrrrrrrrrrrr I’s luvs you mommy. Are you ready to answer our questions? (Mommy A takes a sip of coffee and scritches Raena’s head and nods.) Mine’s furst question is, why does it have to get cold?
Deep Raena, real deep.
Well what’s your question then, sissy?
Me wants to know why so many peeps keep abusin’ kitties and woofies? And why some peeps think abandonin’ their beloved furries is okay?
Oh sweety, some people are just cruel and others ignorant. Neither is an excuse and if laws were stricter and enforced, perhaps there would be less.
Okay sissy, that was a purretty good question. But I’s don’t think mommy’s in a pawsition to change the world. At least not today. MOL So, mommy, why does it have to get cold?
Well baby, that’s just the way God created the world. It doesn’t get nearly as cold here in Oklahoma as it does where some of our friends live.
That’s true. I’s ‘member last year some of our furiends were buried unner heaps of snow. Would you ever think ‘bout movin’ us to one of those places?
Yeah Raena, as long as we’re together, it doesn’t really matter what the weather is. After all, the weather will change and it will warm up no matter where it is.
Will you always luvs us, no matter what?
Of course I will darlin’. Nothing could ever make me not love you.
Not even ifin I’s told you sissy hurled a hairball in your purrse?
What are you meowin’ ‘bout Raena. Me didn’t do that!!! (Whispers to herself) At least not today.
Now now girls…Not even Raena. I will always love both of you. But, please don’t hurl in my purse.
Me’s got a question mommy. Why did you have to adopt Raena?
Hey!!! That’s not very nice sissy. You know why mommy adopted ne. Both of you needed mine’s help. And, I’s needed savin’. I’s glad mommy adopted me.
Don’t cry Raena, me was just kitten ‘round. You can be so sensitive sometimes.
Mommy says I’s always sensitive sissy. That’s what makes me so purrfect.
Yeah Raena, purrfectly annoyin’ and a pain in me’s behind. (Dezi sees Raena’s eyes water) Me’s just kitten. You’re a great sisfur.
Fanky fank you sissy. I’s luvs you too.
Ya’ know Raena, me bets lots of kitties out there are wonderin’ how long it took to train mommy to carry us to bed at night?
Now that is a good question, sissy.
Unfurtunately, we can’t answer that one, nor can we take credit. Mommy’s been carryin’ her babies to bed since befur me was born.
I’s bet lots of kitties would like to know how to train their peeps to scoop their pawtty boxes the minute they step out.
Yep Raena, me knows Buddy would’a really liked that. His pawtty box was always dirty. (Dezi shudders) All me can can meow is just that. Stand right outside your pawtty box and meow at the top of your lungs. Vary your meow a bit and ifin ya’ have a slow human, use the Me’s hurt meow. Your human will come runnin’ in not time.
That’s true sissy. When you use that meow, mommy breaks the speed barrier to get to ya’. ‘Course, you could just get a Litter Robot and let it scoop itself.
Maybe Raena, but it’s not nearly as much fun as watchin’ your mommy flailin’ ‘round tryin’ to get to you.
Sissy, I’s can’t believe you meowed that. MOL Anyways, wanna go play?
Till the next time…………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!
Dezi: MeOW C’mon Raena, it’s Blest Sunday. And, our furiend CK has posted another 12 Amazing Facts challenge.
We used the drawing effect fur this one.
Raena: I’s comin’ sissy. Two of mine’s favorite things in one day, WooHoo!!!
I’s been painted.
Yeah, me likes ‘em too Raena. Let’s do the challenge furst and then we’ll get to our Blessings, okay? You can check out CK’s answers here.
12 Amazing Facts
Where would you like to visit but never live?
Me can answer fur all of us here. We’d luv to see Egypt and the pyramids, but we don’t think we’d wanna live there.
What song always makes you happy?
Ooooooh, I’s can fur sure answer this one fur both of us sissy. We luvs any song mommy sings to us. We purr with delight, ‘specially when she sings songs ‘bout us.
What’s one thing that makes the world go round?
We fur sure would say Luvs makes the world go ‘round. Unfurtunately, that’s not really true. Mommy says it’s money. Without it, you won’t live very long.
What do you think should be illegal that isn’t?
MeeeeOW Our list here could be quite long. We wish it was illegal everywhere to kill kitties and puppies fur food festivals. We wish declawin’ kitties was illegal. And more ‘purrtantly, we wish that the animal cruelty laws were stricter and actually enforced.
Check me out. Me’s a tiger. MOL
What kind of advice do you not want?
Hmmmmmm I’s guess we’d purrobably meow that we wouldn’t want any bad advice. But ya’ don’t always know it’s bad till ya’ get it.
I’s a tiger too.
What wouldn’t you buy even if you won the lottery?
Well this one’s easy. We wouldn’t buy any fish or kibble. Money or no money, we don’t eat fish and mommy says kibble’s bad fur kitties, and we don’t eat it anyways.
What are a few words of wisdom that you live by?
Oooh ooh, I’s wanna answer this one sissy. Mommy always says to ‘member, each day’s a Blessing and to treat others the way you wanna be treated with kindness and respect. And to start each day by fanky fankin’ God fur your Blessings.
Yep Raena, and ifin more peeps lived that way, the world would be a far better place.
What causes the most stress in your life.
Well, bein’ kitties, we don’t have too much stress. But we do get a little out of sorts when mommy stresses over our living situation.
What’s something you need to hear more often?
We can never here I’s luvs you too much. It’s sweet music to our ears.
What’s something you need to say more often?
We believe you can never say Me luvs you too much. So, We luv each and every one of you very much.
If you could choose anyone, who would you choose as your life’s mentor?
Jesus. We try to live by his example and the Bible.
What would be the title of the autobiography of your life?
Well, It’s Dezi’s World and you’re just livin’ in it fur me. What ‘bout you Raena?
Hmmmmm I’s think, Raena to the Rescue would be mine’s sissy.
Raena to the Rescue? What rescue?
Well sissy, when mommy saved me, I’s rescued her from her grief and you too. I’s truly got Blest when mommy saved me, but mommy says I’s just as much of a Blessing to her. And sometimes, our furiends say I’s make them laff. Mommy says laffter is good fur the soul and can help make peeps feel better. So, I’s rescuin’ them from a bad day.
Okay Raena, whatever. We are Blest to have the lives we do and be a pawrt of such an amazin’ online community. We are Blest to have a mommy who luvs us so much and each other. As we do each week, we’d like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to Give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. Fank you fur bein’ Blessings in ours.
Me’s lap selfie multiplied.
I’s gonna link us up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies sissy, and then maybe we can play.
I’s multiplied too. I’s wanna be just like mine’s sissy.
Maybe Raena, we need to finish brekky furst. Me really likes the cool artwork we did with our selfies this week. And we wish you all a pawsumly Blest week.
MeOW Hold on furiends, me has to go find out what all that noise is ‘bout. It sounds a bit like the trash men, but it’s been goin’ on fur hours now. The trash men usually only take a few minutes. Mommy, hurry and open the blinds and pull back the curtains, me needs to see outside.
What’s up sissy? What’s all that rumblin’? Is it gonna storm?
Me doesn’t know Raena, mommy hasn’t opened the blinds yet. (Mommy A reaches over and opens the blinds. Dezi and Raena jump on the cat tree and peer outside.) Mommy, we can’t see anythin’ passed mr. O’s big horse trailer. Me didn’t know he had horses?
Horses? Can we got fur a ride? I’s wanna see the horses. Move over sissy, let me see. How many horses do you see?
Me doesn’t see any horses Raena, just the trailer. Hissssssss Quit pushin’, me’s gonna fall off the tree. Mommy, tell Raena to stop pushin’ me.
Mommy, tell sissy to let me look out too. I’s wanna see what’s goin’ on.
Oh MeOW There’s movin’ trucks and boxes all over the pawrkin’ lot. Have they come to get us mommy?
Calm down girls, there’s nothing to see. Phase 1 of the rehab has begun. Remember, I told ya’ll we were going to be moving soon. I had been told it would be in January, but we got a small reprieve and won’t have to move till March. We should explain this so everybody understands what’s going on and why I’m worried we won’t have anywhere to go.
We live in subsidized housing. That means that our rent is based on our income and allows for medical deductions. Every year we have to provide proof of our income and a letter from our doctor stating any over the counter medical expenses we have along with our receipts. And that’s where our problems started this last year. The manager of our complex doesn’t like us and has harassed us and tried to get us out since she took the job a few years back. We don’t know why since we’ve never done anything to her, and are good tenants. None the less, she keeps trying to get us out.
Last June, she began harassing my doctor’s office daily thru’ faxes and phone calls, and finally went down there and told the office manager what to write in the letter regarding my over the counter medical expenses. The letter she had them write accuses me of fraud. What she and the girl at the doctor’s office didn’t understand, is that the same letter implicates the doctor and all his staff in this fraud accusation as well. So, the doctor’s office has circled the wagons to try to protect themselves and it’s destroyed the relationship I had with them. Unfortunately, there was no way to clear this up last year since I wasn’t told about this until a couple of days before I had to sign our lease and the girl at the doctor’s office was out sick. Our rent increased because we couldn’t count our OTC’s, but that letter still remains and must be addressed. That brings us to now.
The government has given all subsidized housing money to “rehab” the apartments. So, our complex is being remodeled this year. We all have to vacate and sign new leases once the apartments have been rebuilt. HOWEVER, the manager has told several people that we won’t be coming back. She intends to use the letter from last year to keep us from getting a new lease.
I plan to file a complaint closer to the new lease signing because we can’t be forced out during an investigation. However, it will come down to the doctor’s office having to admit that they broke the law when they discussed me with the manager and wrote up what she told them too. As I said, the doctor’s office has circled the wagons and isn’t admitting anything, so I’m concerned about the outcome and fear we will lose.
We have no where to go and no real money to get there, but we will be all packed up. We’re not on section 8 housing that can transfer anywhere. Instead, we’re on subsidized housing specific to this complex. Most apartments like this are full and have lengthy wait lists. Altho’ there are none close to where we currently live. We would gladly move anywhere, but we would need a place to stay until we could get housing in that area. So, if anyone has a room, rental property, shed, garage, or somewhere we could land temporarily, we’d certainly appreciate it. Our car has a blown head gasket that we’re tryin’ to get fixed, and truthfully, I’m too old to live in my car again. The girls deserve better; but, we’ll do what we have too and face it together.
No matter what, we’re gonna stay together tho’, right mommy?
Of course baby, I’d never leave you or Raena.
I’s never doubted it mommy. I’s just wish we didn’t have to live like this. Nopawdy should have to worry ‘bout losin’ their home just cuz somepawdy doesn’t like ‘em.
It isn’t fair Raena, but not much in life is. We are Blest to have each other, and all the luv our hearts can hold. As long as we hold onto that, we can face anythin’.
We are indeed sissy. I’s gonna link us up with Comedy Plus fur Feline Furiday and then watch the movers some more. Wanna join me?
Nah Raena, me thinks me’s gonna take a little nap. Maybe me will join ya’ later. It looks like they’re gonna be a while.
Till the next time…………………………………………………………Be Blest!!!