Raena: Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Hey sissy, did you notice anythin’ different this meownin’?
Dezi: Different? Like what Raena? Did you do somethin’ new to your furs?
Raena: Don’t be silly sissy, I’s can’t change mine’s furs. I’s meant did you notice that old fly is furinally gone? I’s got him befur he could multiply again.
Dezi: Oh, that. Did you really get him or did he just furinally die of starvation? And, ifin you actually got him, then why was there a teeny fly in me’s food this meownin’?
Raena: I’s got him sissy. Mommy even called me the Mighty Huntress, Queen of her jungle. As fur your teeny fly, mommy says that’s a gnat, not a fly. Did you eat him? He’s just a nibble of protein. But don’t you worry, I’s RaenaBelle, Queen of mine’s jungle will ketch him in no time.
Dezi: Oh yeah Raena? Is layin’ in front of you plate bobbin’ your head what you call huntin’? Me saw that gnat in your plate too.
Raena: I’s just plannin’ mine’s pounce sissy, that’s all. You know, form is very ‘purrtant when huntin’. And, I’s a girly, I’s wanna look good even when I’s stalkin’ mine’s prey. You know, like a lean mean killin’ machine.
Dezi: Seriously Raena, you’re watchin’ far too much teevee. Girl, you need to get out some. (Dezi shakes her head while mumbling) Lean mean killin’ machine…We’re housecats, we don’t have any need to be lean, mean or killin’ machines. Hmmmpht You know mommy likes us to have a little meat on our bones, don’ch’a? ‘Member the last time mommy took you to the V-E-T and said she felt like she was starvin’ ya’ cuz you’re so skinny?
Raena: I’s do sissy. But mommy ain’t starvin’ me. I’s just built different and so I’s skinnier than you.
Dezi: Are you callin’ me fat, Raena?
Raena: ‘Course not sissy. I’s was just meowin’ that some kitties have a stockier build, like you do and some of us are long and lean…that’s all. Anyways, ‘nuff weight meowin’, we’ve got lots of other things to do and meow ‘bout. Like our upcomin’ playdate with Prancie. I’s can’t wait. I’s luvs our furiends soooooo much. I’s wish we could meet ‘em all and have everypawdy over fur a play date. (Raena’s eyes get bigger than saucers as she daydreams about meeting all her friends)
Dezi: Me too Raena. That would be amazin’…and ‘spensive. We’d have to figger out a way to make some green papers so we’d have a way fur everypawdy to get here and a place fur everypawdy to stay.
Raena: Well sissy, I’s saw on the teevee the other day where peeps were rentin’ their cars out. You know, peeps are doin’ a lot of strange things to make money these days.
Dezi: Yeah Raena, me’s not sure anypawdy would pay actual money to rent our car. While we may feel blest to have it, it’s not the bestest lookin’ car on the road, nor the most reliable.
Raena: You’re purrobably right sissy. Maybe we could rent out our services. You know, purrs fur green papers? How much do you think we could charge?
Dezi: Ya’ know Raena, that’s not the worst idea you’ve come up with. That actually sounds like it could work. Ya’ know, ‘specially fur those that don’t want all the respawnsibilities that come along with ownin’ a kitty. They could pay like a thousand dollars fur 30 minutes of full on purrs. And we could charge extra fur makin’ biskits.
Raena: (Raena meows excitedly) Ooh Ooh yeah, and we could charge another thousand fur your drool. You know, we could tell peeps that it’s special drool…maybe even anti-aging. You know how women are ‘bout wrinkles. MOL Oh sissy, I’s think we need to put us a business plan together and see ifin we can’t get a start up loan or somethin’. We could advertise on our bloggy and the facebutt (facebook). They advertise everythin’ there. Y, It’d be purrrrrrfect!!!
Dezi: Slow down Raena, slow down. Me’s not sure mommy’ll go fur this. After all, who’s gonna look after her while we’re workin’?
Raena: Hmmmmm Okay, so maybe I’s don’t have it all worked out yet. But, I’s really think we should put some more thought into this. Maybe we could just run the business and hire other pussy cats to actually do the work.
Dezi: (Dezi looks off and thinks for a minute while getting love from mommy) You might have somethin’ there Raena. Let’s go mull this over and meow ‘bout it a little more. Maybe we can hammer out all the deets (details) after a mid meownin’ nap.
Raena: I’s right behind ya’ sissy. Let me just grab a pen and paper in case somethin’ comes to me in mine’s dreams. Like, a name. We could call it, Purrs of Gold. Or maybe Purrs fur Papers, ya’ know, the green ones?. Purrs With a Purr-puss, oooooh I’s really like that one. Get it, Purr Puss, Purr-puss (purpose). Purrs…(Raena settles in for a nap while yammering on and on.)
Would you pay money to have a kitty sit in your lap and purr?
What do you think of Dezi and Raena’s newest business plan?
Trust me Raena, you ain’t no where near grown up. There’s purrlenty of time befur you have to make those kinds of decisions. As a matter of fact, me invited Alberto and Oliver of the Feline Opines over fur a play date next week when mommy has to go back to the dental surgeon fur her check up. Maybe we could just have a pawrty?
A pawrty? Like mine’s birthday pawrty?
Not your birthday pawrty, Raena. Mommy wants to be here fur that. But maybe like a purree birthday pawrty. We could invite Shoko and Kali, Snoops and Kommando Kitty, Kosmo, Phenny, and you could ask Simon, and maybe Teddy would like to come. And some of me’s cat scout furiends might wanna come too? And maybe…
We fur sure gotta invite Nellie, sissy. (Raena meows under her breath) I’s gotta find out ‘bout this minx thing.
Of course we’ll invite our dear furiend Nellie. Hmmmmm This is startin’ to look like a birthday pawrty. Maybe we just stick with Alberto and Oliver next week and well get invites out to everypawdy to come over fur your birthday pawrty on Furiday April 21st.
Oh sissy, that would be Pawsum!!! I’s can’t hardly wait. Ya’ reckon everypawdy will come?
Sure they will Raena. (Dezi crosses her paws behind her back and meows under her breath) And ifin they don’t, we’ll still have a good time.
Oh sissy, you’re the bestest sissy in the universe. (Raena tries to hug Dezi)
Yeah, yeah, okay kit, that’s enuff. Get off me now.
Fanky fank you sissy. I’s also wanted to announce the winner of our LumaSoothe give away. Ya’ know it was mine’s furst ever give away, and it was so much fun. I’s wanna do that again. Anyways, the winner is awnty Vicky Denison of the Eastside Cats. We see some happy, purrin’ cats in the very near future.
That’s great Raena. Me luvs give aways too. We should also tell everypawdy that the pawsum peeps over at LumaSoothe are still offurin’ $20.00 off the purchase of the LumaSoothe thru April 22, 2017. Just click the foto below and enter coupon code: dezizworld to save.
They were really great peeps to work with sissy. And we should tell everypawdy, to stay tuned. We have another pawsum give away comin’ very soon. (Raena looks around and sees mommy getting dressed) I’s gotta go get ready. Mommy has her regular monthly doctors ‘pointment today, so we’ll be ‘round to visit everypawdy just as soon as we can. We’re also linkin’ up with the Pet Parade.
What makes you think you’re goin’, Raena? Me just got a new harness too.
Race ya’ fur it sissy. Ready, (Raena takes off running and meows loudly behind her) SetGo!!! MOL
(Taking you all back in time to last Thursday when mommy went to her dental surgery appointment and we, her beloved Service Cats, stayed home. Dezi was left in charge and Raena had pre-arranged a virtual play date with Simon of Brian’s Home Blog. The following events could have taken place during the hours of 11:00 AM and 7:00 PM)
Sissy, mommy’s getting’ ready to leave. I’s don’t want her to leave me here. I’s wanna go with her.
(Raena begins to dance around and zoom thru the house and paw at her harness. In a last ditch attempt to make mommy change her mind and take her, she runs and jumps inside the stroller and pokes her head out the side and meows at mommy)
RaenaBelle!!! Knock it off. Mommy has a good ride and will be fine. Besides, you have a play date to get ready fur. Simon will be here any minute now.
(Raena starts zooming thru the house again, and gathering up toys. She sits down to have a bath and meows at Dezi.) Oh MeOW I’s gotta floof up and have a quick bath. Sissy, will you put out the Yeowww toys, and maybe some of that yummy silvervine? Do all our ‘lectric toys have furesh batteries? Can you wave the wand toys fur us? Can we play on the Liberty Tree? Do you ‘member what Simon’s favorite treat is? Surely he’ll like our freeze dried chicken breasts. Maybe…
Slow down Raena. Me plans on nappin’, not wand wavin’. There’s purrlenty of toys ‘round here fur ya’ll to play with. Maybe not the ‘lectric ones, me thinks you ran all the batteries down, and mommy hasn’t bought any more. Just ‘member the rules…No jumpin’ on me, chasin’ me or tryin’ to play with me’s tail. And pawsitively, NO funny business. You’re a respectable Southern Belle Lady cat and Simon be a very respectable gentlemancat; also from the South.
No funny business? But I’s invited him over to play and have fun, sissy.
(Dezi shakes her head.)
That’s not what…never mind. Ya’ll can have fun, just ‘member your manners to make mommy purroud.
(The doorbell rings and Raena jumps)
Sissy, will you get the door? I’s found one of our silvervine sticks and I’s wanna clean it up and give it to Simon.
(Dezi nods and heads for the door)
Meowllo Simon. Glad you could come over and keep Raena busy while mommy’s away. Come on in and make yourself comfurtable. Mommy cleaned the fountains and put out furesh water, and she cleaned the litterboxes right befur she left. How’s the furmily?
Thanks Dezi. Everybody’s doing well, thanks for asking. I really appreciate you girls inviting me over for a play date. You know, my family doesn’t always appreciate my…energy and antics.
(Raena zooms into the living room and drops her silvervine stick in front of Simon. She blushes and coyly meows)
Do you like silvervine Simon? We luvs it. You can have this stick. We got a whole package fur Christmas.
Me’s gonna go to the back and have a nap. You two have fun.
Fanky fanks sissy. C’mon Simon, do you like the Yeowww nip nanners? We’ve got 2, so we can each play with one. Feel furee to empty the toy basket, I’s do it all the time. MOL
(Some hours later, Raena and Simon conspire to wake up Dezi to see if she wants to play with them)
You jump up from the far side of the bed and I’s’ll Jump on sissy from the pet steps.
(Simon jumps on the bed and Raena jumps on Dezi’s tail)
Hissssssssssssssss Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr Me told ya’ll not to bother me.
But sissy, we just wanted to see ifin you’d like to play?.
NO!!! Me doesn’t wanna play Raena. Me wants to take a nap in peace! Me thinks ya’ll have had too much nip and vine. Now both of ya’, go away and leave me alone.
(Simon and Raena slink off back to the Liberty Tree)
Oh Raena, your sisfur’s like mine. They don’t know what they’re missing. They just don’t appreciate a good game of tag. At least you only have 1 sisfur. I’ve got 6. And then there’s the one at the top of the landing behind bars. She’s so pretty, but she doesn’t even want me anywhere near her space. I think she’s in jail, but nobody seems to be interested in bailing her out. I’m only trying to help her when I go up to visit, but she doesn’t seem to want any visitors. Well, other than my mom and dad that is. Word is, she loves spending time with my dad. We all do. Our humans are pretty great. I’m really glad they decided to bring me and Seal inside. Ya’ know at first I wasn’t so sure about this inside living thing, but I’ve gotta admit, it sure is nicer than fending for yourself in the wild. And brother Brian’s pretty cool.
We luvs your furmily, Simon. Sorry your sisfurs are such killjoys. Ya’ know, sis Dezi and me could help ya’ spring Precious from jail. Word has it that sis Dezi and mine’s purredecessor Lexi, helped break a couple kitties outta the big house years ago.
Thanks Raena, I’ll tell her. But I don’t think she wants to get sprung. Thanks for inviting me over. I had a great time. We’ll have to do this again sometime.
Fanky fanks fur comin’ Simon. I’s had a great time. Havin’ company sure did help keep mine’s mind off the fact that mommy wasn’t here, and didn’t take me with her. Don’t furget to take your silvervine stick home. You’ll purrobably have to hide it or your fursibs might try to steal it. I’s found that they can’t steal it ifin ya’ hide it under the fridge or oven.
(Raena and Dezi say goodbye to Simon, and wait for mommy to come inside)
Fanky fanks fur lettin’ Simon come over sissy. We had a great time.
Me’s glad ya’ll had fun Raena. And fanks fur not botherin’ me, Mostly.
Well, there ya’ go. Things coulda happened this way, but the truth is…Raena has some real seperation anxiety issues when it comes to mommy. Me heard furst hand, but mommy heard thru the grapevine, that Raena caterwauled almost the whole time mommy was gone.
I’s don’t caterwaul sissy. I’s just missed mommy and wanted her to know I’s was thinkin’ ‘bout her. Fanky fanks to Brian and furmily fur lettin’ us borrow some fotos and blog our adventure. We hope you all have a pawsum day.
(There’s finally been a break in the storms that have plagued Oklahoma all week, and Dezi and Raena settle in to eat breakfast and chat about recent and future happenings)
Hey RaenaBelle, ya’ know, when mommy says there’s a tornado and ya’ need to get away from the window, ya’ really should get away from the window.
But she closed the door sissy. How else am I’s s’posed to see what’s goin’ on?
Sometimes Raena, ya’ don’t need to see what’s goin’ on. Kinda like tomorrow. You realize mommy ain’t taking either of us to her surgery, right? You ain’t plannin’ on standin’ at the door and caterwaulin’ the whole time are ya’?
I’s did hear her sayin’ somethin’ like that, but I’s thought she was just jokin’. How long is she gonna be gone? And why ain’t she takin’ at least one of us? And by one of us, I’s mean me. I’s don’t like it when mommy leaves me.
She’s gonna be gone most of the day. We might even get dinner late. As fur why she ain’t takin’ us, well, when she goes with another human, she thinks they can take care of whatever might happen.
So this human that’s takin’ mommy to her surgery can smell when mommy’s gonna pass out? How does she alert mommy.
No silly. Humans can’t smell anythin’. Well, that’s not completely true, but they can’t smell like we do. And they fur sure don’t know anythin’ ‘bout alerts. But mommy says ifin she does pass out, the human would be able to help her. Ya’ know, all she really needs is to be given a little breathin’ room and she’ll come back ‘round soon enuff. And the human can help her re-orient by tellin’ mommy where she is, what day it is, what time it is and you know, all those things mommy has to figger out after comin’ back ‘round. And while mommy’s in surgery, she’ll actually be knocked out. It’ll kinda be like she’s sleepin’.
Really sissy? Well who’s gonna give mommy her massages?
Nopawdy Raena. Mommy won’t need a massage fur surgery. But she’ll need purrlenty when she gets home.
Well I’s don’t like it sissy. I’s don’t like it at all. I’s think mommy might need me. I’s’ll just have to dance it up and make her take me.
Raena, it don’t matter how much dancin’ you do, mommy ain’t takin’ us. Why don’t you invite a furiend over fur a play date. That’ll help keep you occupied and outta me’s fur. And fur sure away from the door. We don’t want the neighbors turnin’ us in fur a noise complaint, cuz of all your caterwaulin’.
Can I’s invite Simon?
(Raena coyly drops her head, and peers up at Dezi while twisting back and forth)
Yep Raena, you can invite Simon. So long as ya’ll don’t chase me. One floofy tailed chaser is all me can handle at a time.
We won’t chase you sissy… (Raena crosses her paws behind her back and quietly, under her breath meows) much. Is mommy gonna be okay sissy?
Yes Raena, she’ll be fine. We’re purrayin’ fur her and so are all our furiends.
Will she be able to help us with our bloggy?
Uh, you mean, Me’s bloggy? Hopefully she’ll be up to it Furiday, but ifin not, she’ll fur sure help us with Blest Sunday. We’ll just have to be patient and wait and see how she feels when she gets home. Now, come on, we have to get ready fur company ifin you’re invitin’ Simon over, and the pawrty over at Shoko and Kali’s. You know, their pawrents have gone away fur a couple of weeks and left them with a sitter.
A couple of weeks? Mommy better not be getting’ any ideas of leavin’ us fur that long…Ever!!!
Don’t worry Raena, mommy couldn’t be without us that long. Me bets she’s gonna miss us more tomorrow than we’ll miss her.
Yeah right. I’s bet you’re wrong, wrong, wrong, sissy. You may be smart ‘bout a lot of things, but that ain’t one of ‘em.
We’ll see Raena. Now let’s go get ready fur your play date. And say fank you to all our furiends fur purrayin’ fur mommy tomorrow. Don’t furget to enter our #LumaSoothe give away by clicking the foto below.