Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s comin’ to ya’ live from the Three Belles Ranch…at least fur now. Altho’ mommy did say, we’ll always be the Three Belles Ranch, no matter where we are. I’s not sure I’s unnerstand that, but mommy’s never lied to me yet, so it must be true.
Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle. Comin’ to ya’ live from the Three Belles Ranch. We don’t drink, so I’s not hung over from our Blogoversary celebration, but I’s still a little giddy to think mine’s sissy’s been at this bloggin’ thing fur all these years. And, I’s fanky fankful that she lets me share it.
Lets you? Hmmmmpht Like me has a choice. Mommy says we have to share everythin’. Everythin’ x’cept your noms that is. Fur some reason, she insists we eat out of our own plates.
Well, I’s still fanky fankful sissy. You’re a great big sissy. I’s got really blest with ya’. Mommy says some kitties don’t get so lucky.
Yeah, yeah Raena, you’re not the worst little sisfur either. Stay back tho’. Me doesn’t want ya’ huggin’ all up on me. (Dezi shudders and licks paw) You’re always so touchy feely.
Mommy likes us that way sissy. You know how she’s always hollerin’ fur us to come and be close to her when we try to nap on the bed durin’ the day. She says she wants to always be able to see us and reach out and touch us anytime.
Yeah, mommy’s always been that way Raena. Anytime she doesn’t know where we are, she panics. Even when she doesn’t need us, she needs us. Me kind’a likes it that way, ya’ know?
Me too sissy. I’s wouldn’t like to live somewhere that mine’s mommy didn’t wanna be with me.
Really Raena? Is that why you’ve been playin’ hide and go seek every night at bedtime lately?
Purrlease, I’s not hidin’ sissy. Mommy knows zactly where I’s is. It’s our little bedtime game. I’s wait fur mommy to come carry me to bed from some spot that only she and I’s know ‘bout. I’s always make sure she sees me so she’ll know where to find me. I’s wouldn’t wanna miss bedtime snuggle time. that’s mine’s favorite time of all. Mommy always says she’s gotta have her cuddle buddies or she can’t sleep.
This is mine’s favorite spot in the whole house…mommy’s lap.
Did you know that lots of our furiends stay up all night playin’ and gettin’ into trouble, Raena?
Really sissy? Why would any kitty wanna miss night time cuddles? I’s can’t ‘magine missin’ cuddles with mommy to play. We can do that any time. Meowin’ of, we better go play befur mommy tries to pack up our toys.
Sounds good to me Raena.
It’s slow goin’ since mommy has to take frequent breaks and she’s been passin’ out a lot. We do hope to be ‘round to visit some day soon. In the meantime, we ‘purreciate all your purrayers, luvs and patience.
Till the next time………………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle, live from the chaotic Three Belles Ranch. (The skies rumble and groan and cause the floors and windows to vibrate.) Hey sissy, wait up. Whare are you goin’, It’s just a little winter storm. Mommy says anytime the weather has such drastic extremes from highs to lows or lows to highs, a storm is sure to follow. Guess you were right, those purretty spring days are gone.
Yeah Raena, me doesn’t like the storms outside, but storm mommy’s on the loose inside. Me’s not sure which is worse. MOL
Ain’t that the truth sissy. I’s like break times bestest, when mommy sits down and gives us extra luvvins. Ya’ know, we read that February is Nat’l. Responsible Pet Owner month. That got us to thinkin’ ‘bout what that really means. Ya’ know, we all know respawnsible pet owners purrmote spay/neuter, and the over all health of their kitties and woofies. It means to feed us appropriate foods and keep us safe. But what ‘bout our emotional health; ‘specially durin’ stressful times like storms or packin’ up to move?
It doesn’t even have to be somethin’ that big Raena. You know us kitties aren’t always big fans of change. Just rearrangin’ the furniture is enuff to really stress us out. Mommy says that’s one of the reasons she rearranges what she can offen. She says desensitizin’ us is one way to help keep our stress levels down when somethin’ big happens.
Really sissy? That’s why she does that? I’s just thought she was bored. MOL
That’s purrobably true too Raena. Mommy does say that after a while of lookin’ at the same old same old, the walls start closin’ in. Me’s never seen the walls move, but ifin mommy says so, they must.
I’s didn’t know our walls moved sissy. I’s saw somethin’ like that on the teevee the other day; it was scary. I’s glad mommy moves things ‘round so we don’t get squooshed. (Raena cleans her toe beans) Flat cats would take on a whole new meanin’. MOL
Funny Raena, you’re a real comedi-cat.
Fanky fanks sissy. Do ya’ think I’s could get a gig as a stand up comedi-cat? (Dezi rolls her eyes) Anyways…We’ve written several Service Cat postys on movin’ and remodelin’ with kitties and settin’ up a Decompression Room to keep stress levels down. But, we don’t really have the room fur that, and we really need to be with mommy. Ya’ know, just in case she needs us.
And just cuz we don’t wanna be away from her Raena. We’re far less stressed when we can be with mommy than when we’re sepurrated from her. ‘Course a good roll on a pawsum nip toy never hurts either.
That’s true too sissy. So, mommy takin’ sit down breaks to give us that extra luvvins is also how we all relieve the stress. Which of course, helps our emotional health. We’re cuddle cats, lap cats, snuggle buddies, whatever ya’ call kitties who be all up in the humans business all the time. But, even ifin your kitty is totally the opposite, he/she still needs ya’ to take care of his/her emotional health.
Maybe even more so Raena, after all the opposite of us would be a kitty who lives with a lot of stress and fear in their lives already.
You’re right sissy, I’s didn’t even think ‘bout that. Fur those kitties, speakin’ calmly and tellin’ ‘em what’s goin’ on and reassurin’ ’em that they’re still your nummer one is the bestest way to help them; besides a Decompression Room.
Even with it Raena. Mommy believes that on some level we totally unnerstand, and that tellin’ us what’s goin’ on each step of the way helps keep us calm.
I’s luvs you mommy.
‘Course we unnerstand her sissy. Hmmmmpht We are cats after all. Looks like mommy’s thru with her break, so let’s go see ifin we can help. Sooner or later she’s gonna have to open the door to the furbidden room (closet). I’s gotta hone mine’s sneaky skills to get in there and explore.
Till the next time……………………………………………………………..Be Blest!!!
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the chaotic Three Belles Ranch. Let me tell ya’, there’s stuffs everywhere. Our canopied cot disappeared into a box last night. Sissy and me were watchin’ to make sure it went in the keep pile. We might not use it very offen, but it’s ours and we might want to some day. I’s better not see any of our nip nanners goin’ into a box. That would be a travesty.
What do you know ‘bout travesties Raena?
I’s asked the lady in the box (Alexa <Echo Dot>) sissy and she said it was the purrfect word. Sometimes she can be helpful, just not so much when she starts talkin’ outta the blue at 3 in the meownin’.
Yeah Raena, me will never unnerstand why she just blurts out things sometimes. Did you hear mommy yellin’ at her the other day?
When the lady said “I’s lissenin’” sissy?
Yep Raena, mommy hates that drop in mode. Mommy says nopawdy should be droppin’ in on us, so she doesn’t unnerstand why the lady would need to be lissenin’. The furst time she told her to stop. When it happened again a few minutes later, mommy was yellin’ at her and askin’ why she was lissenin’ and who was lissenin’.
It’s kind’a funny how the lady shut up after that, huh sissy? Bet she won’t lissen in any more, least not fur a while.
Let’s hope so Raena.
I’s haven’t seen any of those aliens ‘round fur a few days sissy. Ya’ reckon they went back to their home?
Raena, they’re workers, not aliens. Mommy says they took the week off.
That seems kind’a silly to me. Last week it was fureezin’ cold ‘round here, but this week is like Spring. It was actually 71° here yesfurday.
Don’t worry Raena, that won’t last. The temps are on the decline all week. It’s winter time in the south, that means ya’ never know what you’re gonna get.
Uh, Sissy, I’s thought that was kind’a normal ‘round here no matter what time of year it is?.
Well yeah Raena, that’s true. Ya’ know, normally me would be askin’ mommy to take us out fur a stroll. But, you’ve been hoggin’ the stroller every wakin’ hour of every day.
I’s just makin’ sure I’s ready and that mommy doesn’t furget to take me with her. You know, all these boxes might be fun, but it’s also a little worrisome. You know us kitties don’t like change.
Me knows what you mean Raena. But, me’s purretty sure mommy won’t furget us. Me’s done this befur ya’ know?. It might not have been me’s most favorite thing in the world, but mommy never furgot ‘bout tryin’ to keep me and sis Lexi comfy and happy. Me has no doubts she’ll do the same fur you and me.
Well that’s good to know sissy. Ya’ know, I’s thinkin’ we should write a little mini series on movin’ and remodelin’ the ranch with kitties. After all, we’re more accustomed to chaos than most kitties and yet we still find all of this a little distressing.
Me agrees Raena. Another of your plans that aren’t so bad. We also need to start thinkin’ ‘bout what we’re gonna do fur mommy fur Valentine’s day. It’ll be here befur ya’ know it.
You mean our handsum Persian furiend Valentine has a day all to hims self that we’re s’posed to gift to mommy?
Uh No Raena, me thinks it’s purrobably the other way ‘round. Me’s purretty sure he got his name from the holiday. Anyways, let’s go put our heads together and see what we can come up with.
Okay sissy, I’s luvs head butts and nose touches.
Till the next time……………………………………………………………….Be Blest!!!