Hey dearest furiends, how are ya’? It actually cooled off a bit this week. We hope y’all had some nicer weather as well. Altho’, it still isn’t outside weather fur man nor beast. However, yet another neighbor’s kitty who visits us quite often, was lounging on our porch. They all seem to come to our house.
Blest Sunday: Emergency Preparedness and Prayers
Hey Raena, do you know what day it is?
Sure I’s do sissy. It’s time fur our Blest Sunday posty. You know what we haven’t done in a while?
What’s that Raena?
We’ve not welcomed all our new furiends. Ya’ know, we say ifin ya’ come by once, you’re a visitor, ifin ya’ come back again, you’re family.
That’s right Raena. We’re so happy to have so many pawsum furiends. Me’s sis Lexi always said we had the bestest furiends in the universe. And, me’s sis Lexi was hardly ever wrong.
I’s sure wish I’s could’a met her sissy.
You would’a liked her Raena. But, ifin she was still here, you wouldn’t be. Mommy says things work out the way they’re s’posed too. We might not unnerstand why things happen the way they do, but, God has a plan fur everythin’ and we just have to believe He’ll take care of us.
Like all those hurricanes, sissy? I’s sure don’t unnerstand why they have to happen. We’ve got so many furiends bein’ affected by ‘em. I’s really worried ‘bout their safety.
Me too Raena, but all we can do is purray fur them. Fankfully, there are lots of peeps comin’ together to help out. You know, we saw a lot of those helpers last night on the chatter box.
I’s was so happy to see all those peeps reunited with their furry furmily members. And, to learn that the laws were changed so that anipals had to be included in all rescue effurts. Peeps are furinally startin’ to unnerstand just how ‘purrtant us anipals are to our humans. I’s know mommy would never go off to save herself and leave us behind. And now, the law’s on her side and she wouldn’t have too.
Yeah Raena, me’s happy ‘bout that too. So offen in the past, anipals have had to fend fur themselves, cuz rescuers and shelters didn’t allow anipals to accompany their humans durin’ disasters of any kind. Even tho’ anipals can now accompany their humans, steps should still be taken to make sure we could be reunited in the event we were to get separated.
Like our microchips, sissy? Ya’ know, I’s wasn’t crazy ‘bout gettin’ that thing to begin with. But, ifin it helps to make sure I’s will always be with mommy, I’s glad I’s got it.
Yep Raena, our microchips are a purrfect way to identify us and help make sure that we’ll always be with mommy. But, the microchip alone won’t work ifin ya’ don’t keep the infurmation updated with the chippin’ company. Our chips are registered with Petlinks. Mommy checks our infurmation at least a few times a year. Since not too much changes ‘round here, that’s all she needs too. But, ifin we were to move, change our noms, require meds, or change VETs or anythin’ else, mommy would need to update our profiles’ to reflect those changes. Could you ‘magine us bein’ separated from mommy and not gettin’ the food we’re used too? As ifin bein’ scared wouldn’t be bad enuff, but then, we might not even eat cuz the food would be wrong.
Not that we’d eat anyways, but it’s a good idea, just in case. It’s also a good idea, to have copies of our chip nummers, mommy’s fone nummer and VET records in an emergency bag in the event we had to evacuate or somethin’. And, our peeps should also make sure to keep some fresh noms and bottled water, food and water bowls, a first aid kit, any meds or supplements we might need, leashes, harnesses/collars, some litter, a small box, a comfurt blanky or nip mat and maybe even a toy or two should also be in our emergency bag. You can check out our post here fur a list of things you should have in the event of an emergency.
Those are some great suggestions Raena. We are so fankful that mommy’s purrpared. While it’s unlikely we’ll be hit by a hurricane, we are subject to tornadoes, wild fires and even earthquakes. We’ve heard from many of our furiends in the path of the current hurricanes, and we’re so happy that they are all still together. But, there are many peeps and anipals that aren’t. We’re purrayin’ fur all those in need. We’re very blest to not be facin’ these storms ourselves and to be home safe and sound with our mommy. We are also blest to have so many amazin’ furiends. 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 to say a little purrayer fur all those in need.
We’d also like to remind everypawdy that wants to help to check out the many ways you can by clickin’ the links here. We’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies and sendin’ lots of hugs to all of you. Fanky fank ya’ fur bein’ our furiends. Purrlease, stay safe and ifin you’re in the path of a storm, keep in touch so we can all know how to purray and/or help. And join us tomorrow fur another Service Cat Monday posty.
Till the next time………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Dezi: Vibrant Blue
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
A Chilly Blest Sunday
Meow Welcome to a chilly Blest Sunday. There Raena was meowin’ on ‘bout how warm it was and what nice weather we were havin’ and it went and froze up yesfurday.
Hey sissy. Don’t blame that on me. You were meowin’ ‘bout the warm weather too.
Me wasn’t blamin’ ya’ Raena, me was just makin’ an observation.
Well, maybe next time your observations shouldn’t sound like accusations. Don’t you think I’s soundin’ smart usin’ all these big words?
Yeah, Sure Raena, whatever. Did you enjoy your play date with Simon the fluff tail?
Mommy furgot to ask ifin we could borrow a foto, so go over to
Brian’s and check out that cutey Simon.
(Raena blushes and coyly tucks her chin against her chest. She slow blinks and quietly meows)
Yes, I’s did. You know he has a pawsum home over at Brian’s place, but like you, Brian and his sisfurs aren’t all that innerested in playin’ like us young’uns. And since Simon’s sisfur’s a little shy, she doesn’t wanna romp and stomp and zoomie thru the house either. That’s somethin’ peeps should remember when bringin’ a new kitty home. You know I’s sure that just like mommy, Simon’s pawrents put a lot of thought into these things too. When ya’ bring a kitten into a house with older kitties, the humans are gonna need to purrvide some extra playtime fur the young’uns, cuz the older kitties might not be able/want to keep up.
You’re right Raena. Mommy’s really glad we have several of those automated toys cuz her arms tire out long befur you do. That reminds me ‘bout an email we got. As you all know, mommy has us microchipped even tho’ we’re basically inside only kitties. We highly recommend microchipping your pets. You just never know what might happen. Anyways, our chips are registered with a company called PetLink. It’s really convenient, and you can add pets any time, even ifin their chips originated from another company. You can update information easily online or by callin’ them. And right now they’re offerin’ a special off their normal price of $19.99. Use the code ADDPET and get 50% off. This ain’t a sponsored post and we’re not getting’ anythin’ fur meowin’ ‘bout this, we just think this is really purrtant. No matter where your pet is registered, purrlease keep the infurmation up to date.
That’s pawsum advice sissy. There’s no point in microchipping your pet ifin you’re not gonna keep the infurmation up to date. You fur sure don’t wanna think ‘bout what could happen to your beluvved furry ifin they were to get lost and your contact infurmation was out of date and you couldn’t be found.
(Raena and Dezi shake their heads and shiver all over)
Oh Raena, me’s so glad mommy sets a reminder fur every 6 months to check our account and make sure all the numbers are good. She also regularly updates what foods we eat, our favorite treats, and our fotos. We are blest to have a mommy who luvs us so much.
Notice me’s Nip Nanner is right there. Me can have a quick
bath and then play.
We sure are. And we’re also blest to have so many pawsum furiends. Mommy was just talkin’ to one last night, who called themselves our “reader”. We purreciate all our readers, but mommy reminded this purrson that they’re not just our reader, they’re also our furiend. Furiends are those who luv ya’ no matter. Just cuz ya’ ain’t met in the face to face or fur to fur doesn’t make you any less of a furiend. You know, we blab all right here in the open and several of ya’ meow and chat back and forth with us thru the comments and some via email. Either way, you get to know more ‘bout us and us ‘bout you. And isn’t that what furiends do?
It is Raena. And we are fur sure blest in that depawrtment. We’re just blest all ‘round. Fank you all fur bein’ a pawrt of our lives. We want to remind you all to take a minute today and everyday to give fanks fur the blessings in your lives. We’re joinin’ the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies even tho’ we don’t do a lot of selfies. It’s just a fun blog hop ya’ might wanna check out.
Check it out. Don’t you wonder what’s goin’ on?
We thought we’d use our selfies to give ya’ a little look at
somethin’ pawsum we’ve got comin’ up fur ya’ll.
And we wanna remind everypawdy ‘bout mommy’s fundraiser here. Not much is happenin’ there, but we’re still tryin’ to raise the money. Mommy’s also written to a couple of shows and peeps that sometimes donate these types of services. We’ve not heard back from any of them yet, but we do have our paws crossed. And we got a pledge from an awnty Anonymous fur a thousand dollars ifin we could get the rest. In other words ifin we get all the money and only lack $1000.00, she’ll donate it to get mommy the work she needs. Yeah, you know mommy did a lot of cryin’ over that one. We are so fankful fur that offur. You can also donate directly to our Paypal account without any fees. Our paypal email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org. We wanna say a meowsy big Fank You to Erin (check out the little Tuxie Pricess’s bloggy, she’s a real cutey) and awnty Julie fur their recent donations. Erin said, “Every little bit means a little bit less is needed.” She’s so right. So ifin you can help, we sure would purreciate it. We’d also purreciate shares and purrayers.
Anyways, we’re gonna get outta here now and see ‘bout playin’ some. Maybe Simon, can come back fur another play date with Raena. We hope the weather warms up again soon, but it is still winter so you never know. MOL Here’s purrayin’ ya’ll have a pawsumly blest Sunday.
Till the next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Raena: Navy Blue
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses
Deztinee and RaenaBelle
An Oversized Blest Sunday
Hey, are ya’ there? Sis Dezi told me to welcome ya’ to a new Blest Sunday befur I did anythin’ else, so welcome. It’s fur sure a Blest Sunday. I’s blest to be alive and meowin’ at ya’ at all after da Furiday I’s had. Let me tell ya’. Those peeps tried to KILL me!!! Sure nuff, they wanted your cute little fluffy girl d-e-a-d, DEAD!!! But befur I’s gets to dat, I’s do wanna fank God and Hims pawsum angels again fur makin’ sure we had air conditionin’ in da car. It was some kinda hot and I don’t think I’s woulda made it without dat nice cool air.
As ya’ may ‘member from some of our fotos, I’s been takin’ a few local strolls ‘round our ‘pawrtment complex since I’s gotten a little bigger. So this was mines furst time to really travel in style. Well mommy says travelin’ in style also has to be done safely, so dat meant harnessin’ up so I’s could be tethered in to da stroller. Well, I’s not gotten dat much bigger. Mommy found one of da smaller harnesses dat sissy got from dat rescue group one Christmas, and did her bestest to make it fit me. So, I’s went out sportin’ da new oversized look. Mommy insists I’s tell ya’ dat this was mines furst time ever bein’ in a harness much less with a leash attached. This is somethin’ mommy generally spends time trainin’. She says I’s a natural. So anyways, let’s get back to da killer peeps called VETs.
As ya’ll may ‘member, these vaccinations haven’t been very nice to me so far. I’s been really sick after every visit, and last time was da worstest. Mommy was really scared I’s was gonna die. I’s gotta tell ya’, I was purretty scared too. Not only was I sick from da shots but I’s also had dat heat exhaustion from bein’ in da hot car. Well fank God I’s didn’t have dat to worry ‘bout this time, so I’s figgered a quick trip in to be mauled and poked and mommy and me would be off to get me some special treats and have peeps swoon over me. After all, I’s was in mines new oversized fashion wear. I’s did look rather cute ifin I’s do say so mines self. When we arrived, fank catness there was none of those big whiney, nosy doggy’s in da waitin’ room. Matter of fact, there was no one there at all. Guess dat shoulda been mines furst clue dat it was gonna be a bad day. They had nuffin’ but time to torture me.
Furst up was da big scale, where I’s weighed in at just over 3 pounds. 3 pounds 1 ounce to be exact. I’s growin’ up. Anyways, we then headed to a room where mommy decided it was time fur an impurr-omptu foto shoot of me in minez oversized pink fashion dress. We were rudely innerupted by da lady in da white coat and her assistant. Seems Dr. C’s new VET is takin’ over more and more. Well da assistant purromptly grabbed me outta mommy’s hands and scruffed me. Looka’ here, just cuz I’s a Ragdoll with a docile nature doesn’t give ya’ da right to be mean. And it certainly doesn’t give ya’ da right to take me from mines mommy. She gotta hiss and a bitey fur her trouble. Hmmfft Guess she’ll know better next time. While I’s scurried back to mommy, things seemed to be takin’ a turn fur da better when da doctor started cooin’ over me in mines purretty pink oversized dress.
Then mommy turned me ‘round so they could have a look at mines eye, cuz it isn’t really getting’ better and I’s been on dat medicine fur a while now. Da VET asked mommy a question, and she took her hands off me fur a second to look fur a foto in da camera and da tech grabbed me up again. Then I’s got stuck. Not once, but twice. And da second time had pink stuffs squirtin’ everywhere. Yep, they missed me again, and gave mines fur a shot. It’s no wonder they charge so much with all they waste on fur shots. Then she stuck me again!!! Dat one hurted. Mommy says it was da rabies one. But let me tell ya’, they was so mad ‘bout me hissin’ and bitin’, they decided to kill me right then and there. Yep, right in front of mommy.
They pulled mines skin up so high you could see mines bones and then stuck me with a torturous gigantor needle. I’s let out a scream dat fur sure was heard ‘round da world. Okay, maybe not da world, but fur sure da whole buildin’ complex where da VET office is located. I’s squirmed and bit every finger and hand and pawrently a purrivate pawrt or two dat came anywhere near me. Then I’s felt a way to break free and hurried to mines cryin’ and screamin’ but comfurtin’ mommy. She wrapped me in her arms and held me so tight dat I knew she was gonna purrtect me, and then I’s went limp from shock. Cuz of da shock I’s couldn’t see or hear anythin’, but I’s know mommy was givin’ them what fur. There’s no way she was gonna let them KILL her baby girly. Nope, mines mommy wouldn’t let anypawdy hurt me. But they wasn’t finished. They came at me with this big ole machine gun next, and mommy pulled me even tighter. I’s heard a beep, but they musta been outta bullets. Fank catness, cuz they woulda got mommy too. Well, I’s looked up at mommy’s tear stained face and she kissed me and told me everythin’ was gonna be alright and dat nopawdy would ever hurt me like dat again. Then she said we was gonna go get me a treat. Somethin’ special just fur me. I’s wasn’t even gonna have to share it.
We went out to da waitin’ area to pay, and I was gonna warn any anipals there to run fur their lives, but alas, da place was still empty. They gave mommy a piece of paper and told her to register it when she got home, and she told them she knew all ‘bout it, cuz sis Dezi was registered there too. They said somethin’ like mikey chips. I’s don’t know, I was just ready to go. Then mommy started cryin’ again. Seems somethin’ ‘bout da $116.08 charges meant they had to be paid in full. So fur some reason they wouldn’t let her charge mines visit and she had to use some of da monthly bills money so we could leave. We were furinally able to get outta dat death trap, but I’s gotta tell ya’… I’s never wanna go back there again. When we got out to da car, mommy opened a bag of treats we won from our furiends at Three Chatty Cats in a little cats helpin’ big cats give away. I’s munched down, and we was off.
I couldn’t wait to tell sis Dezi all ‘bout how they had mistreated and tried to kill me. Fankfully she’s a great big sissy and told me not to worry, mommy would never let dat happen and dat I’s was gonna be okay. She even kissed mines head and patted mines sore hiney. I was a little sickly and lethargic fur a couple days, but no fever and I’s did eat. I’s feelin’ all better now. But, mommy’s gotta put these eye drops in mines eyes now. 3 times a day. Yep 3 times a day she’s droppin’ somethin’ in mines eye. They seem to be feelin’ better, but I’s not like it one bit. Mommy says we’s gonna save da rest of our trip fur tomorrows Service Cat posty cuz it addresses some issues we wanna talk about and some of da questions we were asked after last weeks posty.
I sure wanna fank all of ya’ fur bein’ our furiends and purrayin’ fur me. We are truly blest to have such pawsum furiends. And I’s blest to have such a pawsum mommy and sisfur. Mommy says God looks out fur His children, and I’s believe it. Take a minute today and everyday to give thanks fur da blessings in your lives. I know you’ll find ‘em. Oh and sissy also told me to tell ya’ dat even tho’ we didn’t take any selfies this week, we’s joinin’ da Kitties Blue fur da Sunday Selfies. Go by and check ‘em all out. And…
Till da next time…………………………………..Be Blest!!!