Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the tempurrary location of the Three Belles Ranch. I’s gotta tell ya’, the weather outside is frightful. It’s stormin’, and rainin’, and hailin’, and there’s even tornadoes swirlin’ ‘bout. We couldn’t have picked a better day to have a playdate. After all, stayin’ inside and safe can be borin’, lessen you have somekitty to play with. Hurry sissy, she’ll be here any minute now. Help me set up the travel tunnel.
Raena: Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Are ya’ll ready fur some fun? Cuz I’s gotta tell ya’, we’ve got loads of it today. Ifin you’ve followed us fur any length of time, you know we don’t write many book reviews. It’s not that we don’t like books, it’s just that mommy’s eyes aren’t as young as they used to be. And of course, she doesn’t unnerstand all this e-book stuff. ‘Course, she couldn’t read a book on the catputer anyways. Again, those old eye purroblems get in the way. Then of course, there’s the purrfurence fur the Bible or things that can teach us somethin’. In other words, we’re not big on fiction. Mommy’s a bit of a realist. Anyways, our adorable furiends, known ‘round the blogosphere as the Tribe of Five from Feline Opines, recently wrote a book of their own. Altho’ we’re a bit jealous, cuz mommy hasn’t even knocked out the furst chapter of our book, we were really x’cited fur them.
Dezi:We sure were Raena. We cats have to stick together. So, when we heard their book was “on sale now”, we invited ‘em over fur a play date and told them to bring a copy of their new book, Felines Opine, to discuss. They were so generous, they had their human, “awnty” Anita Aurit (author and the Tribe’s scribe) send us our very own hard copy. Pawtographed and purrsonalized just fur us.
Raena: Yep sissy, the kind with turnable pages that mommy can put her magnifyin’ page on ifin need be. Their book is more like a devotional fur cat luvvers. Ya’ know, God, from a feline point of view, as they put it. As most of ya’ know, we’re a God fearin’ house of Christians, so this book’s right up our alley. Up our alley, I’s gonna have to ask mommy what that means (Taking a mental note). While we enjoy the Bible as is, it’s nice to occasionally break up our Bible study with a good devotional. And hey, the cute cat fotos are an added bonus. So, Alberto, why don’t you innerduce everypawdy to your family.
Raena: I’s so glad you brought the whole family, Alberto.
Now, let’s meow ’bout ya’ll’s book, huh Tucker?
Tucker: Thanks Raena, let’s
Alberto:Thanks Raena and Dezi, we’re happy to be here to talk about our book and play with you girls. I of course am Alberto, adventure cat extraordinaire; the *lean mean stalking machine of the Tribe (*Felines Opine). The Alpha of our Tribe is my rotund cross eyed brother, Tucker. His cuddle buddy is our sister Lily, who like you beautiful ladies is a torbie with catitude. The black and white spotted fellow rolling in your nip is my brother Oliver. And last but certainly not least is our sister, Jasmine. (Whispers) You know, she’s the scaredy cat of the Tribe. (Alberto meows loudly from the cat tree) But that’s okay, we’re trying to incorporate some of the tips you all gave us to integrate her back into the family area.
Dezi: We’re just so happy all of you came. Play dates are so much fun. And, not to worry, there’s purrlenty of hidin’ spots ifin anypawdy gets overwhelmed. It can happen to the bestest of us. Meowin’ of, Jasmine, we purrticularly luvved your opine on Genesis 6:19 that says, “And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shall you bring into the Ark, to keep them alive with you; they shall be male and female…(KJV) Can you tell us how you x’plained this?
Raena: Hey Jasmine, we’re so glad you could come this time.
I’s luvved your entries in ya’ll’s book. You’re so clever.
Jasmine: Thanks Raena, it’s the Siamese in me.
Jasmine: Um, sure Dezi, Raena, (Blushing and starting with a timid voice that gets bolder as she speaks) thank you. God took so much care in creating all the animals of the earth. *“He charged Adam to name each one. When God decided to send the flood…He made a covenant (promise) with Noah and his family as well as the animals.” (*Felines Opine) I just think that when humans decide to take us into their homes, you know when they adopt us, they make a covenant with us to care for us and to love us, just like God and Noah.
Raena: We so agree Jasmine. And like you went on to meow, God could’a killed everythin’ in that flood and just started over. But, he luvved His creation so much, He didn’t believe we were expendable. None of us are throw aways or trash. We’re all ‘purrtant and special. Humans were created in God’s image. And, He hasn’t broken His covenant, so humans shouldn’t break their covenant with us when they adopt us. ‘Course, we’re among the Blest ones, our humans would never treat us badly or throw us away.
Tucker: You’ve got that right Raena. My ample proportions tell you how seriously my humans take their covenant and obey God. I know the Tribe is very thankful for them just as you and Dezi are thankful for your human.
Lily: Love your cat tree Dezi.
Dezi: Fanks Lily, we’re so glad you could come.
Lily: Our female human says that you can tell a lot about a person by the way they treat animals. (Lily headbutts Tucker and Dezi and continues to meow) Thankfully, we have Godly humans that have never and would never mistreat us. That also means they’re kind to others as well. I’d say we all have pretty good lives. We hit the jackpot with our humans, don’t you think?
Those Yeowww nip toys are great fun, huh Oliver?
Dezi: Sure ‘nuff Lily. Oliver, you’ve been pretty quiet, did you wanna come up from the nip fur a minute and meow anythin’? Oliver…?
Tucker: (Looking over at Oliver, Tucker shakes his head) Listen, what we really learned while writing our book was how, as you girls would put it, Blest we are. We also learned that God wants all His creation to praise Him.
Raena: Yep Tucker, mommy says that all the time. And, we offen stop what we’re doin’ several times a day to praise God and fanky fank Him fur all the Blessings in our lives. We really enjoyed ya’ll’s little devotional book. Each of you took turns givin’ your points of view on purrticular scriptures. And we luvved seein’ ya’ll’s full page fotos opposite your opines. We truly think any cat lover would just luvs your book. That’s 4 paws up from me.
Hey ‘Berto, we luv your new book.
Dezi: Me agrees Raena. Me also gives it 4 paws up. And me knows mommy enjoyed it. We know everypawdy’s gonna wanna get a copy of their own. So, you can grab one now fur $11.99 at amazon. That’s fur a hard copy (paperback). It’s also available fur kindle. Sorry we can’t give ya’ the 411 on that version, like we meowed, mommy just ain’t that tech savvy. MOL We’re sure those of you who are, will be able to figger it all out.
Raena: Why don’t we all go ask mommy fur some treats and then we’ll play some more. This has been a great play date. We’ll have to do it again some time.
Sure ‘nuff sissy. And have we ever been Blessed. As most of ya’ know, we recently had visitors. Today, we’re gonna wrap up that visit. Ifin ya’ missed pawrt 1, you can read it here. Now, let’s get on with our visit.
Hey Gizmo, mine’s name is RaenaBelle.
We’ve had several peeps remawrk ‘bout how well we did havin’ Gizmo the kitty visit with us Raena. We should admit that there was a couple of hisses and one growl. We’re not meowin’ who did the hissin’ or the growlin’, since there was no fightin’ or whacky paws involved. Mommy says it was mostly pawsturin’ and lettin’ each other know when one was a bit too close fur comfurt. Ya’ know, it may be our nature to sniff backsides, but that doesn’t mean the sniffee actually enjoys it. Fur the most pawrt, we had a great and uneventful visit, kitties and humans too. Our Southern hospitality shined.
I’s luvs mine’s mommy.
Yeah sissy, awnty Mary Beth took lots of fotos of me and you with mommy. You know how happy that made mommy. She always says she doesn’t have many fotos of her with us. I’s could’a done with a good brushin’ tho’, cuz mine’s neck ruff was a bit wild. But, I’s really don’t care. I’s just luvs it when mommy holds me, ruffled furs or not.
Fotos with mommy. Me’s all in.
Yep Raena, and you just luv the camera. MOL
Is that pizza? Hmmmm Now where’s mine’s plate?
Well sissy, you missed what happened next cuz of those noisy thunder boomers. Uncle Garth left fur a few minutes and when he returned, he brought in a pizza. Oh Kittens Did it ever smell delishus. But then, the worst thing that could’a happened, happened. Mommy didn’t even fix me a plate. Nope, not even a snack plate. ‘Stead, mommy, awnty Mary Beth and uncle Garth sat there eatin’ OUR PIZZA!!! Can you believe it? I’s sure couldn’t. Don’t they know that pizzas are kitty food? Not to mention, pizza is our favorite food. I’s tried to help mine’s self to a slice, but I’s couldn’t balance on the wheelchair arm and open the box at the same time. So, I’s gave ‘em the ole kitty evil eye.
Yep, that’s pizza. Yummmmmmm The smell’s divine.
Well Raena, did it work?
I’s’ll just help mine’s self.
Hey! Just who do ya’ll think you are? Don’t you know any pizza
that comes in this house belongs to us cats?
Not very well. Least, they did leave us a piece each. Like that was gonna fill us up. Hmmmpht Even worse, mommy didn’t save us any of the pepperoni’s off the pieces she ate. I’s mean, she ate every last bite, just like we weren’t even there. The nerve. I’s tellin’ ya’, I’s just couldn’t believe mine’s own blue eyes. All mine’s Southern Belle hospitality flew right out the window when that happened. You know, Southern Hospitality can only go so far. And then, they wanted to take luvvy dovey fotos with me. Hmmmpht Like that was gonna happen. MOL
Alright awnty Mary Beth, one kiss…just one I’s said.
Oh Raena, mommy takes really good care of us. Just cuz we didn’t get 1 pizza shouldn’t make you act ugly. We did get a piece later. And besides, we luv awnty Mary Beth, uncle Garth and Gizmo. Me was very purroud of you fur sharin’ the cat tree with him. And lettin’ awnty Mary Beth and uncle Garth hold you. Me was also purroud of ya’, that you didn’t get all jealous when mommy gave Gizzy some luvvin’.
Hmmmmmm I’s thinkin’ men, a daddy to be purrcise,
might not be so bad after all. Mommmmmmmy…?
Of course I’s didn’t get jealous sissy. After all, he never took off his jacket (harness), so I’s knew he wasn’t actually stayin’. And, I’s know mommy has purrlenty of luvvin’ to go ‘round. Cousin Gizzy seemed to like the scent me up game too. Mommy said his motor boat started right up. I’s surpurrised he didn’t float right off her lap.
Purrrrrrrrrrrr Love ya’ autny A
Hmmmpht You know better Raena. Mommy’s hold may look gentle, but she’s got a furm grasp on any kitty she holds. They ain’t goin’ anywhere lessen she wants ‘em too. MOL Me sure hated that they had to leave so soon. Cuz of those thunder boomers, me missed sayin’ goodbye. So me looked fur them all day the next day.
Me too sissy. Our visit was way too short. I’s sure hope they can come back.
Yep Raena. Ya’ know, we never ‘magined meetin’ any of our online furiends when we started all this. But, we have been so blessed that we’ve actually met quite a few of them. We’re always up fur a visit from our amazin’ furiends and wish we could meet you all. We’re sure hopin’ we can manage to go to BlogPaws this next year. It’s really close to us, so we’d hate to miss it. You’d have a great time Raena. Sis Lexi and me really had a blast the year we went.
I’s luvs ya’ awnty Mary Beth, even ifin ya’ didn’t share your pizza with me.
And we could meet more furiends? (Dezi nods to Raena) I’s would luvs that sissy. In the meantime, anypawdy who wants to come and see us…Come on down, Southern hospitality at Deziz World reigns.
Uncle Garth, Awnty Mary Beth and mommy A
Sure ‘nuff Raena, even ifin we don’t get a pizza. MOL We wanna fank uncle Garth, awnty Mary Beth and Gizmo fur comin’ to see us and fur everythin’. They’ve been really good to us. Ya’ know, they sent us our kitty beds, toys and green papers and all kinds of goodies thru the years. Mostly, they’ve luvved us and our mommy. We are so blest to have so many pawsum furiends. And yep, YOU, yes you readin’ this posty are one of them. Fank you so much fur bein’ a pawrt of our lives. We luv you very much. We think ‘bout and purray fur all our furiends every day, you included. Like we always do, we’d like to remind you to take a minute today and every day to give thanks fur the blessings in your life. Maybe, we’re one of ‘em.
I’s couldn’t have meowed it better mine’s self sissy. We’d also like to say, we think (paws crossed) the car’s fixed. Mommy ordered the pawrt and the neighbor boy put it on fur us this past week. Mommy’s still gotta make a few more short test drives just to be on the safe side, but we’re purretty sure, the car is good to go. We’ll keep ya’ posted. Mommy was shocked at the cost of oil and anti-freeze. So, mine’s VET ‘pointment is on hold fur a bit. Fanky fank you all fur your purrayers and good wishes. They do help. Ifin you could spare a purrayer fur our awnty Ellen and her Phoebe cat from 15 and Meowing, we’d purreciate it. We’re linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies. We’re gonna go play now.
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Most of ya’ have expurressed an interest in hearin’ ‘bout our recent guests. We’re so x’cited to meow ‘bout it; so grab your coffee, tea or drink of your choice and read on. We’re runnin’ really late, but wait’ll ya’ see all the fotos. We really do luv meetin’ our furiends. Ifin we could, we would visit all of ya’ in the fur to fur/flesh. So, let me set the stage fur ya’.
Raena, me should set the stage. After all, they were me’s furiends furst. So, it went somethin’ like this: A few weeks ago mommy got an email from awnty Mary Beth, who lives in Arizona. She said her, uncle Garth and our sweet furiend Gizmo were comin’ our way and wanted to pay us a visit. Mommy squealed with delight and told Raena and me we had a surpurrise comin’ on September 17th. We thought the 17th was never gonna get here. But alas, the day furinally came and Raena and me set up on the cat tree to watch fur our surpurrise.
We sure did sissy. but, as the day went by, you got tired of waitin’ and went to the back to take a nap. See sissy? I’s didn’t say anythin’ ‘bout the thunder boomers. Anyways, I’s kept mine’s watch out the door, even tho’ I’s didn’t know what I’s was watchin’ fur. Minutes turned into hours and hours into days. Okay, so maybe that’s stretchin’ it a bit, but it seemed like furever. Furinally, mommy jumped up and said, “Dezi!!! Raena!!! They’re here!!!” And then she jumped up and opened the door. Once everypawdy came inside and sat down, I’s headed over to meet mine’s new furiend.
Yep Raena, and then mommy came to wake me up so me could come and visit too. Me could hardly believe me’s awnty Mary Beth, uncle Garth and Gizmo were actually sittin’ in me’s house. MeOWwwwww Me knows sis Lexi would’a luvved to meet ‘em, so me had to say an extra hey cuz she couldn’t be here. ‘Course, mommy wanted to do a lot of talkin’, so me went to lay on the cat tree and let them do their human stuffs.
Hey Gizmo, mine’s name is RaenaBelle. So nice to meet ya’.
Wanna play on our cool cat tree?
Yep sissy, humans sure do like to talk don’t they?. Unfurtunately, it had been threatenin’ to storm all day, and the thunder boomers started rumblin’ thru shortly after they got here.
They sure did Raena. With all the extra peeps in the house, me had to go make absolutely sure there were no spiders or any other pesky pests that were gonna get anypawdy.
Sure sissy, whatever you say. It’s just too bad you spent most of the day UTB (under the bed). Gizmo and I had lots of fun. We hung out on the cat tree getting’ our fotos taken. Did you know mommy offured him one of our Yeowww nip nanners? Gizzy was a little to nervous to let loose and enjoy the goodness of the nip nanner. So, mommy sent it home with him fur all of his fursibs to enjoy. We don’t mind sharin’, ‘specially since mommy bought us extra with the money awnty Vonda had sent fur your birthday last year. You know, we think every kitty oughtta have the joy of a Yeowww nip nanner at least once in their lives. Awnty Mary Beth said Gizzy’s not too crazy ‘bout his harness and that’s why he wouldn’t let loose and play. I’s offured to put mine’s harness on ifin it would make him more comfurtable.
That sure was nice of ya’ Raena.
Well sissy, it was the least I’s could do. Mommy shared her cofee with uncle Garth. And you know I’s wanna be just like mommy.
Mommy didn’t actually share her coffee Raena, she made uncle Garth a cup of coffee all his own.
That’s what I’s meant sissy. Kittens!!! Ya’ think I’s said they were drinkin’ outta the same cup. Hmmpht Anyways, you’re never gonna believe what happened next…
Stay tuned, we’ll be back with the rest of the story Sunday. T’ween the hunnerd fotos mommy took and the 157 fotos awnty Mary Beth took, we’re tryin’ to show as many as we can without goin’ overboard. But, that’s a lot of fotos and mommy’s eyes started crossin’ lookin’ at ’em all. MOL