Blest Sunday: Depression: Is Kitty Down In the Dumps

Hey dearest furiends welcome to a brand new Blest Sunday. You know we always feel Blest. Mommy says with the current state of the world, it’s bestest to remember to stop, breathe and take notice of the Blessings in your life. It’s so easy to get down and overwhelmed anytime; but, when everything around you is screaming the bads and sads, it’s hard not to fall into a deep depression. Now, you might be asking yourself, “Just what does a kitty know about depression?” Well, let me tell ya’. While we kitties may not understand the news, we do get depressed. And, we also often feel the emotions of our humans.

 

 

Raena lays on cat tree, Blest Sunday template

 

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Blest Sunday: Change A Pet’s Life

Hey there dearest furiends, wha’cha doing? It’s been purretty warm around here lately. Warm and wet. It’s been raining a lot. Not like the really heavy rains, just the yucky mud making rains. Ya’ might be thinking all rain makes mud right? Well yeah, of course. But, the heavy rains beat down and stop and the water gets soaked up by the ground and dries on the top. The mud making rains just keep coming down so that everything stays wet on top.  

 

 

Raena lays on cat tree, Blest Sunday template

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Blest Sunday: Thankful Blessings

MeOW  Me’s been busy with the annual Cat Scout jamboree fur the last week. It’s always great fun, but me’s glad it’s over and things can settle down a bit again. Ifin you’ve ever wanted to be a pawrt of somethin’ bigger than yourself and make lastin’ furiendships with others like you, then you should check it out. Cat Scouts is furee to join. It’s gone thru a lot of changes since me furst joined, but the furiendships me’s made there have only gotten stronger. But, me is happy to be getting’ back to normal now. And what better way, than with Blest Sunday, don’t you agree Raena? 

 

Dezi in her Sabertooth Cat Scout uniform Dezi with the Powerful Paws PatrolThis is me’s patrol, the Powerful Paws.

 

 

 

          Yep sissy, I’s glad too. Kittens!!! Dinner was late almost every night. I’s don’t know what ya’ll be doin’ ‘round the campfire, since you won’t let me join, but just cuz ya’ll be havin’ virtual cook outs doesn’t mean mine’s real tummy don’t get hungry. 

 

Blest Sunday purple kitty clip art graphic

 

Purrlease Raena, dinner wasn’t that late. It’s not like you’re starvin’. Have you ever actually missed a meal? Me thinks not. Mommy does everythin’ she can to make sure we have purrlenty to eat. You know there are lots of kitties in the world that don’t have that security. They’d gladly swap places with you.

 

Dezi looks out door while laying on cat tree and Raena lays on tree below

 

 

 

          That’s okay sissy. I’s don’t wanna swap places with any kitty. I’s livin’ the good life, even when dinner’s 10 minutes late. 

 

Meowin’ of the good life Raena, what happened to you last night? 

 

          Wha’d’ya’ mean sissy? 

 

Dezi lays on cat tree

 

 

 

You know, when you were sleepin’ all sound like atop the liberty tree and suddenly jolted and flew off the top of the tree and skedaddled thru the house and unner the table. You scared mommy and me half to death. Did you have a bad dream or somethin’? 

 

Raena bathes atop the cat tree

 

 

 

          Oh sissy, it was just horrible. Ya’ know, that tree’s really high. I’s kind’a wish I’d thought ‘bout it a bit befur launchin’ mine’s self into the air. I’s don’t think we kitties were meant to fly. 

 

Dezi sits pretty

 

 

 

Well, ya’ hit the nail on the head with that one Raena. What was your furst clue, the lack of wings or your crash landin’? Me’s gotta tell ya’, me’s not sure me’s ever seen your eyes look quite that big befur. And me fur sure don’t like hearin’ that much panic in mommy’s voice. She was so worried you’d hurt yourself or somethin’. 

 

          Yeah, I’s didn’t like it too much either sissy. Fanky fankfully, I’s only got a few bruises. Ya’ can’t see ‘em fur the fur, but I’s assure you, they’re there. I’s don’t ever wanna do that again.

 

Me’s sure me’s meowin’ fur mommy too Raena, when me meows, we don’t want you to that again either. Me’s just glad you’re okay. ‘Specially since you’re plannin’ me’s pawrty. You know me’s actual birthday is this comin’ Fursday, right? 

 

Raena bathes atop the liberty cat tree

 

 

 

          I’s know sissy. And mommy’s purromissed to get us some special treats fur that day cuz of your birthday and cuz mine’s surgery has been moved up to that day too. Mommy called doctor stabby and grabby and he agreed to go ahead with mine’s surgery and let us pay what we’ve already raised and pay off the rest as it comes in. We’re so Blest to have such amazin’ furiends. I’s a little scared, but knowin’ so many peeps luvs me sure is comfurtin’.  

 

Yep Raena, me’s heart is so full thinkin’ ‘bout all the furiends we’ve made and how we all luv and suppurrt each other not just durin’ the good times, but also the bad. Ya’ know, a true furiend is the one who doesn’t abandon you when life throws ya’ a curveball.

 

3 cats meowing thank you

 

 

          That’s a great way to put it sissy. I’s wanna say a meowsy big fanky fank you fur helpin’ me have mine’s surgery to awnty Claire, Zorro and Pixie, awnty Theresa, awnty Kerry and Valentine, awnty Susan M, awnty Susan C, and awnty Ava. Ifin you’d like to help, you can donate here. And a huge fanky fank you to all of you fur your purrs and purrayers. I’s would ‘purreciate a few extra come Fursday November 1st. Mommy says we have to be there t’ween 7:30 and 8:15 that meownin’. Looks like we’ll be stayin’ up all night Wednesday and she’ll be havin’ coffee at the V-E-T. Maybe they’ll even have donuts. 

 

Dezi bows her head to pray

 

 

 

Me will be purrayin’ fur ya’ Raena. Even ifin it means me has to miss a meal. You can’t eat anythin’ after midnight, so guess what? That means me won’t get anythin’ either. Hmmmpht  The sacrifices me makes fur you.

 

          I’s do ‘purreciate you fur doin’ that sissy.  

 

Like me has a choice. Those better be really delicious treats ya’ll bring home. Me knows mommy luvs coffee and donuts, but me’s wants somethin’ way better than that. 

 

Raena stands on scratcher with paw lifted

 

 

 

          I’s sure mommy will get us somethin’ really tasty sissy. Don’t worry. All this meowin’ ‘bout food’s got me hungry. I’s gonna go finish eatin’ mine’s brekky. Gotta keep up mine’s strength ya’ know.  

 

Dezi gets love while laying in mommy's lapMe luvs you mommy.

 

 

 

Me too Raena. Me’s right behind ya’. We’d like to remind you all to take a minute today and every day to Give Thanks fur the Blessings in your lives. And we wanna fank you fur bein’ Blessings in ours. And don’t furget to send us your fotos fur me’s Birthday/Gotchaday pawrty. 

 

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          Don’t furget our Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue sissy. 

 

Me didn’t Raena. You just always butt in befur me can mention it. 

 

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

 

Dezi: Vibrant Blue 

Raena: Navy Blue

 

 

 

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

  

Deztinee and RaenaBelle

Blest Sunday: Bittersweet Memories

Happy Mew Year!!!!!

Dezi in a 2017 calendar

Welcome to our very furst Blest Sunday of da Mew Year. Can you believe it? Another year has come and gone. Saying goodbye to 2016 was very bittersweet fur us. Last year brought us so much sadness and yet, so much joy. We all meowed and chatted ‘bout just what kind of posty we would make today. We’ve made some mew furiends this year and lost some old ones, so in da end we decided a look back was the way to go. Fasten your seatbelts and let’s zoom back to January of 2016. (This posty looks longer than it is, cuz we added lots of fotos fur your viewing purrleasure.)

 Dezi and Lexi in their harness dresses laying together

 

Dezi looks out side window on her cardboard derby truck
Y This ain’t so bad after all.

What a fine time; sis Lexi was still with us. We don’t make resolutions in our house, so instead, me gave you all a challenge. With so many anipals awaitin’ their furevers, me challenged you to all share and do whatever you could to help more of those anipals than ever befur. We partnered with a shelter here in Oklahoma and shared adoptable kitties every week till the shelter was empty. That’s right, they actually went fur several weeks without any kitties needin’ furever homes. January wasn’t all work tho’. Mommy and me made mes furst pick up truck fur the annual Cat Scout Derby. Me didn’t win, but we did have a good time. Mommy fur sure isn’t crafty. MOL  And we never could have known when we wrote ‘bout our pets grief that we would be facing that ourselves very soon.

Lexi at 16 years old in mommy's lap
I luvz minez mommy even more today

In February, sis Lexi was havin’ more bad days than good, and we started getting all sentimental and mushy. We celebrated our 2nd blogoversay; and just in time fur Valentine’s Day, sis Lexi wrote a thank you post to mommy. Me wrote mes thank you a couple of days later. And we got all educational and wrote a post telling you all about spay/neuter and vaccinations.

 Lexi:Always and Furever

When March came blowing in, sis Lexi took a turn fur the worse. She couldn’t balance very well, and wouldn’t eat much. Ever the Service Cat tho’, she continued to do what she could to help mommy; giving her massages meowning and night. And on Wednesday March 9th, 2016, sis Lexi gave up the fight and went to heaven. Mommy was a mess; me was a mess, and we wrote another post on pets grieving. We ended the month explaining why mommy needs Service Cats.

Emerald Cat urn for Lexi's ashes
Isn’t this just beautiful? Lexis’ furever resting spot that will sit on mommys desk.

April found us trying to figure out how to go on without sis Lexi. We began our search fur a new Service Cat to help me help mommy. Little did we know, that she hadn’t yet been born.

May came rushing in, and found us posting home made treat recipes. You can check out a couple of those treats here and here. And furinally on mommys’ birthday, May 27th, she got a lead on a new Service Cat in training. She had been born April 21, 2016. Sis Lexis’ birthday would have been the 29th.

 Baby Raena her first day riding home with mommy

So we waited with baited breath fur June to roll round. The day finally rolled around and mommy went to pick up mes new sisfur and helper. She was a little puff ball of pi_ _ and vinegar. A real spitfire, mommy called her. Of all the names mommy threw out, the little spitfire answered to Raena. Mommy had done a little research and thought that was purrfect. It’s a shortened form of Rahannan and means “New Beginnings”. We purrticipated in our furst Blogville Pawlympics, and turned Miserable Mondays into Service Cat Mondays. We plan to continue posting those Service Cat posts this year, so ifin you have any questions about Service cats or training cats, just let us know.

 Raena eating bonito flakes

July came bounding in just like Raena. We continued our Service Cat Monday posts and Raena got to make her furst post all by herself. And she learned all about treats, catnip and giving reviews. She learned how to be a blogging cat.

 Raena peaking out of a chewy box

August sped in and saw Raena saying goodbye to monthly VET visits where she got poked and prodded. Raena continued to grow and explore her new home. We continued with Service Cat Monday and also wrote about kitties teething. We ended out the month with a day of remembrance written by mommy for sis Lexi.

 Raena playing with a silvervine stick

 

Dezi enjoying a silvervine stick

September 2016: Raena and me both got our furst Silvervine sticks. OMC  Those things are outta this world. And we continued Service Cat Mondays, offering training tips for all kitties.

 Mommy A waking Raena after her spay surgery

October was the month Raena had her “spa day”. We both got new harnesses and Raena learned to walk on a leash and go out in the stroller. We ended the month telling you about Shad, mommys’ furst Service Cat.

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Me couldn’t wait fur November to get here, it’s mes Birthday and Gotchaday month. What a time. Me got some great purresents and we finally had pizza. Raena got her furst nip nanner fur mes birthday. We also posted leash training tips in a Service Cat Monday post. And we were so blest to have received boxes fur mommy that included cleaning supplies fur all kinds of cleanin’, food and turkeys fur our holiday dinners.

 Raena plays with her Yeowww nip nanner

Finally, December blew in and so did Christmas. OMC  Were we ever blest!!! We got purresents, food and mommy food too. We received a couple more gifts over the weekend, that we still haven’t got fotos loaded fur. You know what else? All of you, our readers and furiends have been here fur us. We luv you all so very much!!!

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We’ve shared lots of sorrows this year, and also lots of joy. Some of us lost beloved family members, both furred and non furred, and some of us got new family members. The one thing we all have is the luv we share. 2016 was a roller coaster ride fur sure, but we wouldn’t have made it thru without all of you. Thank you all fur being our furiends, and sharing your lives, luv and support with us. The year was full of so much more, we just couldn’t list it all. We are indeed, Blest. ‘Member to take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur the blessings in your lives. We’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies, and we hope you enjoyed our little slideshow with more Christmas fun. We can’t wait to see what adventures we’ll all be up to this year.

 Raena in a 2017 calendar

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

Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses

Deztinee and RaenaBelle