Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s comin’ to ya’ live from the Three Belles Ranch. It’s the New Year!!! (Raena looks around and jumps up in mommy A’s lap for some lap loving) Sissy, what’s so special ‘bout the new year? It doesn’t feel any different. I’s mean, so far we’ve done the same thing we do every day. When are we gonna do somethin’ new yearsy?
(Dezi shakes her head and jumps up on the arm of the chair next to mommy A and Raena) We already did Raena. ‘Member all the extra cuddles and luvvin’ we got last night befur mommy said Happy New Year?
Did we get extra luvvins sissy? Cuz, we do that every night, don’t we?
Yeah, we do Raena, but last night’s cuddles were new years eve cuddles. (Dezi thinks a minute) Me doesn’t know what makes ‘em that, they just are. Me’s never figgered out ‘zactly what’s so special ‘bout a new year, but humans every where celebrate. Some celebrate like there’s no tomorrow, mommy just purrfurs to spend it with us. Me doesn’t think there’s anythin’ new yearsy that’s gonna happen. We just know it’s a new year cuz the calendar ends and mommy has to buy a new one.
Really sissy? Well I’s ended the calendar in the bathroom months ago. We didn’t celebrate a new year then.
Uh, Shreddin’ the calendar with your claws ain’t the same as runnin’ outta pages Raena.
Hmmmpht I’s ran outta pages to shred in less than 10 minutes sissy. Seems like the same thing to me.
(Dezi shakes her head again and growls under her breath) It’s not the same thing, smeowrty pants. Now c’mon, let’s wish everypawdy a Happy New Year and do some more cuddlin’ with mommy. Me heard her grumblin’ ‘bout snow last night.
Dezi: MeOW C’mon RaenaBelle, it’s time fur our Blest Sunday posty. (Dezi looks around but doesn’t see Raena) Raena, where are you? C’mon, we don’t have all day.
Raena: ‘Course we do sissy, it’s not like we have a schedule we have to keep. It’s our bloggy, so we can make or break any of the rules we want too.
Dezi: So you wanna be known as Raena the rule breaker?
Raena: No sissy, but where are these rules you’re meowin’ ‘bout?
Dezi: They’re unwritten rules Raena. The sooner we get our post posted, the sooner we can start visitin’ furiends.
Raena: Hmmmmpht Like mommy’s gonna let us on the catputer with it stormin’ outside. Did you see all those puddles? It’s been rainin’ so hard we’ve actually got flood puddles. It’s amazin’ to me how we can go from desperately needin’ the rain to flooded over night.
Dezi: Yeah Raena, that’s true. Y, just a couple weeks ago we were unner a burn ban, and now you couldn’t find a dry piece of wood to even start a fire.
Raena: Like you’d even know how to start a fire sissy.
Dezi: Shows what you know Raena. Me’s a cat scout. Me knows all ‘bout fires and campin’ and all kinds of other ‘purrtant things.
Raena: Yeah, sure sissy, whatever you meow. Anyways, I’s thought we were gonna count our Blessings. I’s countin’ mine’s mommy and me cuddle time. I’s so luvs cuddlin’ with mommy. And with all the storms this week, I’s had extra cuddle time. How ‘bout you?
Dezi: Yep Raena, me luvs cuddle time with mommy too. And, t’ween storms, me got some extras this week. Ya’ know, me was thinkin’ ‘bout all our furiends and those who have left us recently. We really miss them, but we were so Blest to have known them in the furst place. You know how mommy’s always sayin’, we’re never purromissed tomorrow, so you should never wait to express your feelings to those you luv.
Raena: That’s why mommy’s always tellin’ us how much she luvs us, isn’t it sissy?. Sometimes when I’s layin’ all curled up in mommy’s lap and she thinks I’s sleepin’, I’s can hear her fanky fankin’ God fur me and sayin’ how much she luvs me and needs me. Sometimes she even gets the leaky eyes. I’s can feel them when they fall on mine’s furs and she gently wipes them away. I’s don’t know why she’d cry like that. I’s never leavin’ mommy.
Dezi: Me thinks those are the happy tears Raena. You know, the kind humans get when they’re so overcome with luv and joy? Me’s heard mommy say the same things ‘bout me and sis Lexi befur you. We are very Blest to have a mommy who luvs us so much. We’re Blest to have such amazin’ furiends. We wish they never had to be sick or leave us and go to heaven. It makes us so sad and our hearts hurt. But, we cherish each moment we have with all of you.
Raena: You can meow that again sissy. Mommy says the sads of loss are just another pawrt of luvs. And luvs be the greatest Blessing we can have. Well, besides mommy, our furiends, our home, our noms, our toys, our…
Dezi: Alright Raena, we get the point. Let’s wrap this up and go get some of those extra cuddles from mommy. As we do each week, 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 let the special ones in your life know how ya’ feel. Thank you fur bein’ Blessings in ours.
Raena: Don’t furget Sunday Selfies with the Kitties Blue, sissy. Sissy? Sissy?
Dezi: (Dezi meows from mommy’s lap) Me’s turn fur lap luvvin’ cuddles furst Raena.
RaenaBelle, hurry up, it’s time to write our Blest Sunday posty.
I’s comin’ sissy. I’s thought I’s heard somethin’ outside.
Me’s sure you did Raena. The wind’s been blowin’ like crazy fur days now. It’s turned nasty and cold again; and Mr. sunshine ‘pawrently got lost somewhere, cuz he ain’t been ‘round since Fursday. It’s been a rough week all ‘round, what with the car actin’ up and lockin’ you and mommy inside. And, all the hurlin’ and horkin’ you and me did and that fall mommy took. Have you seen mommy’s blue eye?
Blue? I’s thought mommy had hazel eyes that turned from brown to green?
She does Raena. Me was meowin’ ‘bout that shiner the desk left behind when she smacked into it the other night. Me sure hopes that counselor lady doesn’t think somepawdy’s been beatin’ up on mommy.
Why would she think that? We’re the only ones here with her. Besides, mommy wouldn’t stand fur anypawdy abusin’ her.
‘Course not Raena, but sometimes when peeps show up with “so called” unexplained bruises, it’s cuz they’re in bad relationships. While that ain’t what’s happenin’ here, we wanna remind anypawdy who might be readin’ this, Abuse of any kind is Never okay. Speak up and get away from anypawdy who wants to hurt you. Me didn’t actually mean to go in that direction here, but it just felt like me needed to meow it. Anyways, all the yucky aside, blessings are in abundance here.
Sure ‘nuff, sissy. Furst up, all our furiends joined together to purray fur us so we’d get better. And, we did. We’ve both kept down several meals now and haven’t had a tummy rumble in days. Mommy’s migraine is easin’ up. ‘Pawrently it got really bad there fur a while. Mommy never hurls and yet, she did a couple times with this one. But, she says she’s feelin’ better now, and no more hurlin’ fur her either.
And, fanks to awnty Cindy and awnty Lene fur the green papers, we’re gettin’ the car checked next week. The battery cables had been really loose and we’re purretty sure that’s all that was wrong with the car. We’ll know fur sure next week after we see the mechanic.
We are so very blest, aren’t we sissy? I’s luvs our furiends/awnties and uncles sooooooo much.
Me too, Raena. Meowin’ of furiends, one of our long time dear furiends, Kit, from Brian and Simon’s house had to go to heaven yesfurday. She was the purretiest little girly. She had a purretty rough start in life, but, fanks to Brian’s family, she had an amazin’ middle and end of life. She was well luvved by lots of anipals and peeps.
I’s just don’t unnerstand why our furiends have to leave us sissy. It just doesn’t seem fair.
Life isn’t fair Raena, that’s why it’s so ‘purrtant to live each day to the fullest. And to tell those around you how much they mean to you every chance you get. That’s one of the reasons mommy tells us she luvs us off and on all day every day. She doesn’t wanna have any regrets.
And, that’s why we meow our luvs to our furiends all the time. There’s purrlenty of bads and sads in this world and we just want to remind everypawdy how special they are and how much we luvs ‘em.
That’s right Raena. We also wanna remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the blessings in your life. Blessings are every where, we just have to stop long enuff to see ‘em.
I’s too comfy to move right now. Zzzzzzzzzz
So true sissy. We’re also linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies. We’ve had lots of luvvin’ selfies this week. We always luvs layin’ in mommy’s lap, but when it’s cold like it has been, there ain’t no better place to be.
Meowin’ of, it’s me’s turn fur some lap luvvin’. So, just get your comfy self off mommy’s lap and go lay somewhere else.