MeOW-llo Dear Sweet Furiends. Ya’ know, we luv all of you so much. We’ve always said that you’re only a visitor the furst time you come here. After that, you’re family. Truth is, we could’ve never ‘magined how big our family would become. We believe in celebratin’ furiendships every day. We think life is too short as it is and that you tell the ones in your life how much you luv ‘em and what they mean to you every chance you get.
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Sissy? Where are you? What’s wrong? Why won’t you play with me this meownin’?
Me’s here Raena, me’s just feelin’ a little sad.
Why, sissy? I’s thought you were tired of the sads and downers.
Me is, Raena. But, that doesn’t always make ‘em stop. Ya’ know your 2nd birthday is comin’ up soon. And altho’ that’s a happy thing and me can’t wait to celebrate; it also reminds me that me’s sis Lexi ain’t ever comin’ back. Me knows mommy’s been missin’ her a lot lately too.
She must’ve been really special fur you to miss her so much, sissy.
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Oh Raena, she was. You would’a luvved her. She was a real boss cat and soooooooooo beautiful. She had emeralds fur eyes that could see right thru ya’. She could be really hissy to peeps and anipals she didn’t like, but ifin she luvved you…she was fierce with her luv. There wasn’t anythin’ she wouldn’t do fur those she luvved. And kittens, did she ever luv mommy. She used to meow to me ‘bout her life with mommy befur me came along. She assured me that mommy would never ever leave us or give up on us. And she used to meow ‘bout her brofurs and how much she missed them. And she luvved me too. Me ‘members the furst time me met her up close and purrsonal like. Me was in the kitchen with mommy while she was makin’ our dinner and in strolled sis Lexi. She took one look at me and splatted me flat on the floor. Belly down and all four legs and paws splayed out.
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Well that doesn’t sound very nice, sissy?.
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Well, she was just lettin’ me know who was the boss. Me quickly stood up, turned sideways and puffed out so me would look bigger. Ya’ know, me was only a few weeks old and really tiny. Y, Her head was bigger than all of me. Me thinks her paws might’ve been too. Anyways, she looked at me all puffed out and looked up at mommy and took off down the hall screamin’. And me does mean screamin’. Me had never heard anythin’ like that befur. Me wasn’t sure what me should do, so me looked up at mommy and mewed me’s squeaky little mew. Mommy picked me up and took me to the pawtty box room where sis Lexi was layin’ in the sink. Mommy held me with one hand and gave sis Lexi some chin scritches and told her that me was her new sisfur and helper and that me wasn’t ever gonna leave ‘em. And then she put me right in sis Lexi’s face.
Oh sissy, that must’ve been really scary. Weren’t you ‘fraid she might splat you again? Or, bite your head off?
No Raena, somehow me seemed to know everythin’ was gonna be alright. And besides, me’s always felt comfurt in mommy’s arms. That’s why me picked her to be me’s mommy. Anyways, sis Lexi let out a huge hiss. Me was sure she’d just blown all me’s furs off with that hiss. But, me’s furs were still there and sis Lexi nose bumped me afterwards. That’s when me knew that she was gonna be the bestest big sisfur ever. Me wanted to be just like her. Me watched everythin’ she did and tried to copy her. Everythin’ she did, she did with her whole bein’. It didn’t matter how old she got, she still played like a kitten, with complete abandon. And when she was helpin’ mommy, she was so focused that not even food or treats could distract her. And let me tell ya’, sis Lexi luvved to eat. Well, least she did, till she didn’t. (Dezi hangs her head as she remembers Lexi’s last days) She was so devoted to mommy and me that even on her goin’ to heaven day, she still tried to give mommy a massage and help her in the shower. She couldn’t even harldy stand up and yet she desperately tried to get in the tub with mommy.
MeOW sissy, she really sounds amazin’.
Yep Raena, she was. Me doesn’t really ‘member too much ‘bout me’s furst 2 weeks of life befur mommy and sis Lexi, so me just couldn’t ‘magine what life was gonna be like without her. But me somehow knew, she wasn’t gonna be with us too much longer. Me was so lost without her. Mommy said sis Lexi was all better again, and furee of all the pain and sickness that had plagued her that last year. But me didn’t care, Me wanted her to come back. But, she didn’t. And then you showed up. Me didn’t wanna be a big sisfur. Me wanted sissy back so me could stay the baby. But, like mommy did with me and sis Lexi, she did the same with you and me. So, me’s just a little sad. Me luvs you, but you’re also a reminder that sissy will never come back. Furiday, will be the second anniversary of sis Lexi’s goin’ to heaven day, and me’s just missin’ her and our time together.
Well sissy, I’s might not have known your sis Lexi, and I’s might not unnerstand what you’re feelin’, but I’s here fur ya’ ifin ya’ need me…and maybe ifin ya’ don’t. Like ya’ meowed, I’s here to stay and ain’t goin’ anywhere. (Raena hugs Dezi and goes to get a nip nanner.) Maybe playin’ with the nip nanner will help, sissy. I’s luvs you very much. And, I’s think you’re the bestest big sisfur ever.
Fanks Raena, you’re not the worst little sisfur either.
(Raena looks at Dezi a bit perterbed but doesn’t respond to being not so bad.) I’s gotta get ready to go with mommy fur another wax fittin’ at the dentist’s office fur her upper denture. I’s’ll ask mommy to bring you home somethin’ special to cheer you up. Okay?
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Furstly, We wanna fanky fank all of you who made suggestions regardin’ mommy’s teethie issue. Unfurtunately, mommy exhausted most of those befur we mentioned this to ya’ll. Seems the pawrty line is, “pay them and be done with it.” Mommy figgers this isn’t the furst time this company has done this, nor will it be the last. So, the bestest we can do is warn peeps to stay away from Aspen Dental. They have offices all over the U.S..
Okay Raena, we’ve warned everypawdy. Me’s tired of all this downer stuffs. We need to do somethin’ to take mommy’s mind off it all.
I’s so agree, sissy. But, what do ya’ reckon that would be? We’ve tried layin’ all over her and purrin’, givin’ her massages, extra cuddles, and we even tried playin’ a game of “gonna get ya’”. I’s do like that game, sissy.
Me’s gonna get’cha’ mommy
Me does to Raena. Too bad mommy didn’t think to take fotos of us chasin’ her ‘round.
Sure ‘nuff, sissy. You look so funny with your hiney in the air wigglin’ and shakin’ your bloomers. So does mommy. She just can’t quite wiggle right. Mommy says our eyes get bigger than dinner plates when we’re “out to get ‘er”.
Hmmmpht Like you don’t look funny? Always stoppin’ to have a little bath and gettin’ your mane caught in your mouth.
That’s not fair sissy, I’s can’t help that. Mine’s neck ruff be so long that I’s can’t bend mine’s head back far enuff to get the ends and it gets stuck in mine’s mouth and all slobbery. That’s why mommy has to help me clean it and keep it brushed. I’s do luvs it when mommy brushes mine’s furs. It’s divine. I’s not sure ‘zactly what that word means, or why it’s divine, but it sounds good, doesn’t it?
Sure Raena, divine sounds like a great word to use. Least till it comes to claw clippin’ time. Me hates it when mommy clips our claws.
Yeah, I’s not like claw clippin’ time either. Fanky fankfully that only happens once a week. I’s don’t know how mommy can say she’s makin’ us even more gawjus by doin’ it. No fotos yet of claw clippin’ time. MOL We see fotos of women all the time tryin’ to make their own nails into claws with all kinds of smelly powders and glues. Y, Even mommy lets her nails grow out. But no, she wants to keep our claws all short and stubby. It ain’t right. Nope, it just ain’t right at all.
Me’s with ya’ on that one Raena. Humans sometimes do the strangest things. Altho’, me will admit that sometimes me really does ‘purreciate claw clippin’. ‘Specially when me’s claws are ketchin’ on the cawrpet or somethin’ like that. But, don’t tell mommy. She might think she can clip ‘em more than once a week. And that would never fly.
Agreed sissy, no meowin’ to mommy ‘bout anythin’ good ‘bout claw clippin’ time. Hey, did you see the black kitty on the porch the other day?
Yep Raena, me saw him. He kind’a looked scared and lost.
He did, didn’t he sissy? Mommy said he escaped from his ‘pawrtment and headed straight fur our house. Seems somepawdy moved into mr. W’s old ‘pawrtment and the black kitty belongs to them. The lady claimed he’d never tried to escape befur, but he darted past her when she went out to check the mail and came to our place like he knew us or somethin’.
Yep Raena, mommy says there’s purrobably a kitty scent trail from that ‘partment to ours; cuz Buddy used to do that all the time. Mommy asked the lady what black kitty’s name was and she said they called him Piddle Poop.
I’s don’t know why any kitty would wanna be called poop. But, least he has a home. With the weather bein’ all over the place right now, I’s sure would’a worried ifin he’d been livin’ outside. Hopefully at some point, we can get some fotos of Piddle. Ya’ never know when he might end up down here again. Anyways, we’re runnin’ late today, so we better wrap it up fur now. Mommy needs a furesh cup of joe and I’s wanna finish eatin’ mine’s brekky so we can have some treats befur dinner time. (Dezi wiggles her hiney and zooms thru the house and back to finish off her breakfast. Raena jumps out of mommy’s lap and joins her.)