Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Sissy, I’s think our furiends are gettin’ angry with us, not visitin’ regular and all.
Well Raena, me thinks our furiends are more unnerstandin’ than that. You know, storms, human mommy business, and the likes are out of our control. Speakin’ of storms, we were asked ifin mommy could get a video of the storm. So, when the thunder started rollin’ in the Wednesday, mommy grabbed the camera and headed to the door.
Yep sissy, and you headed down the Liberty cat tree and UTB so fast mine’s head was spinnin’.
Yep Raena, ya’ know, that safe thing? You’re not s’posed to be out in it or sittin’ by the windows. But where did you go? To the cat tree so you could poke your head out the door. You and mommy weren’t bein’ safe at all.
Well, I’s didn’t stay too long. The wind was blowin’ that rain inside the door. It kept hittin’ me in the face. I’s get enuff of that when we’re draggin’ mommy outta the shower. Anyways, we have a new video editor that mommy hasn’t got a clue how to use yet, so we had to use the Youtube editor. We tried to lighten the video as much as pawssible, cuz it was really dark outside. And, mommy says she can’t hear the thunder on it. When the lightnin’ started, mommy turned the camera off and shut the door really fast. We have a yard full of huge oak trees, and mommy says they’re a lightnin’ magnet.
Yep Raena, goes back to that safe thing me was meowin’ ‘bout. Anyways, me’s so tired of storms and meowin’ ‘bout storms, let’s meow ‘bout somethin’ else.
Like what sissy? Oooooh let’s meow ‘bout that silvervine we got. Awnty Vonda sent us a whole 5 packets of the vine. Ya’ know, she gave us that pawsum Litter Genie fur mine’s birthday, and she sent us some refills recently and included a package of Purrk.
Me does luv the vine Raena.
I’s do too sissy. We must’ve rolled ‘round fur hours in that finely ground powder stuffs. Ya’ reckon she sent that cuz mine’s Gotchaday is comin’ up on the 8th?
Maybe Raena. Can you believe you’ve been here almost a whole year now?
Not really sissy. But I’s do know, I’s can barely ‘member that pawful cage where I’s came from. I’s so glad mommy came to save me. Are you glad I’s here, sissy?
Me is Raena. Me may not always act like it, but me’s glad mommy saved you too; even ifin you’re a pain in me’s floofy bloomers sometimes. Speakin’ of, we oughtta go play befur the thunder boomers start again.
Okay sissy. Let’s link up with the Pet Parade furst. Maybe we can meow mommy outta some of that silvervine. Fanky fanks awnty Vonda. Hey, I’s furgot to tell ya’ that we’ve been chosen as one of the top cat blogs of 2017. We’re in great company. You can see the updated list here.
It’s finally Furiday. Me thought you would never get here. It’s been a crazy week ‘round here, what with da weather takin’ another turn early in da week with storms a purrlenty and then heatin’ up like a sauna. One day mommy was sittin’ in her chair when me looked over at her and she was drippin’ wet. Sure ‘nuff she was soaked from her head to her toes. And nope wasn’t cuz she had just got outta da shower, it was ‘nuffun’ more than just plain sweat. See mommy has these things she calls purrsonal summers. And let me tell ya’ she was havin’ one of those right then.
Now we signed up fur this purrogram with da ‘lectric company a few yars back dat was ‘posed to save us some money. And so far it has. We’re not sure how it happens, but we have saved a few green papers since bein’ in this purrogram. In da summer our a/c will pre cool da place and then at 2 o’clock when da rates go up, da a/c raises it’s coolin’ temp to around 79 to 80 degrees till 7 o’clock when purrices drop again. And da ‘lectric company gave us this real cool digital purrogrammable thermostat. You know da kind, set it and furget it? Well dat’s ‘zactly what we did, till da other day when mommy just couldn’t stand it anymore.
She got up and said she didn’t care what they was chargin’ purr kw, she wasn’t gonna be sweatin’ in her own home. So mommy got up and went over to da thermostat and there it was, set fur 65 degrees and heat. Yep, da a/c wasn’t on at all. Dat ole thermostat had done switched us to heat. And da actual tempurrture in da house was 86 degrees. No wonder mommy was sweatin’. She was havin’ a bit of heat stroke with her own purrsonal summer. Mommy pushed some buttons and furinally got da air to blowin’ and went and took a cold shower.
What fun dat was.
Raena kept tryin’ to jump up on da side of da tub with me, but there’s nuffin’ to actually grab onto and she’s just too little to reach. She can’t jump on top of anythin’ in da bathroom right now. She’s started usin’ da big girl pawdee boxes but you should see her; she makes a runnin’ jump to get into ‘em. And once she’s inside you wouldn’t be able to see her ifin you weren’t standin’ up over her. Mommy says she’s growin’ like a weed but me will believe it when she doesn’t have to run and jump into da pawdee box.
There’s been a few really cool give aways goin’ on ‘round da blogosphere lately and me’s been tryin’ to win some so me would have some new things fur me’s new sisfur when she arrived. Well me won dat really cool PetSafe Flitter toy from Cody and couldn’t wait fur Raena to arrive so we could open it up and play with it. Me luvs da PetSafe toys so me just knew Raena would too. And me was right, we had a blast playin’ last night. Fanks fur havin’ dat pawsum give away Cody.
Anyways, we’ve been getting’ some really good questions ‘bout trainin’ a Service cat. While we plan to write ‘bout Raena’s trainin’ as we’re doin’ it, we thought we’d give an overview of trainin’ and what to look fur when choosin’ a Service cat to train ifin ya’ll are interested.? The overview nor our training posts will be comprehensive and in no way are they meant to be a training manual. We post them fur entertainment and education. Anypawdy dat tells you there aren’t any oopsies while trainin’ a Service animal is lyin’. Granted, you don’t reward da oopsies cuz ya’ don’t want them repeated, but they happen none da less.
Well me’s gonna go fur now. Da sun is shinin’ and me hopes to go fur a stroll. Mommy says she has a lot to do to finish up our lease recert. papers, but me knows she has to take a break every now and then. Me thought you might enjoy seein’ some of da foto mommy’s been takin’ while Raena and me get used to each other. She found da Cat Dancer toy and seems to luv it as much as me does. And she even shared her new “made with love” nip blanky from awnty Ellen. And it’s Furiday, so me’s joinin’ Rascal and Rocco fur da Pet Parade.
One last thing befur ya’ ask, Raena and me are doin’ good. Me’s not ready to swap spit, lick butts and cuddle. Fur now me thinks nose touchin’ is close enough. Me will keep you all updated.
Would you be interested in an overview post about picking and training Service cats?
Do you have any specific questions you would like answered?
Do you (your human) have purrsonal summers? If so how do you get relief?