MeOW C’mon Raena, it’s Blest Sunday. Time to count our many Blessings fur the week. In spite of all the boom, boom, booms of fireworks, no kitty spent any time UTB (under the bed) here. We quite surpurrised mommy. Me thinks there were a couple of times when she was actually holdin’ her breath and tryin’ to purrtend she didn’t hear anythin’ so we’d ignore it too. Our town put on their little big fireworks extravaganza last night. The boomers seemed to go on furever, but we just ignored them and chilled with mommy.
Yep sissy, mommy was quite purrleased with us. I’s even caught her smilin’ once when she thought we weren’t lookin’. I’s don’t know why she was surpurrised tho’, nuffin’ scares me.
Oh yeah, the big bad brave RaenaBelle, conqueror of all in her teeny big world. Hmmmmmpht Some times you can be a real show off. There’s nuffin’ wrong with bein’ scared now and then. Fear can be a good thing. Ya’ know, like bein’ ‘fraid of mommy’s jet ski sized feet steppin’ on your tail or her’s jumbo hiney splattin’ ya’ when she falls. Bein’ ‘fraid means you know when to get outta the way.
Why would ya’ be ‘fraid of mommy, sissy? She’d never hurt us.
‘Course not Raena, least not on purr-puss. But, sometimes she doesn’t watch where she’s steppin’, and you know she doesn’t have any control over where she lands when she falls. A little fear never hurt any kitty.
Whatever sissy, I’s purrfur mine’s way better. I’s trust mommy no matter what.
Well Raena, that’s why you got your tail stepped on the other day.
To be honest sissy, it wasn’t actually mine’s tail she stepped on. She only caught a few strands of the tippy end of mine’s tail furs. Besides, she cried and ‘pawlogized and gave me lots of extra luvvin’ afterwards. We would have even got some treats but you know we’re not eatin’ ‘em cuz she bought out the store. What kitty wants cheap treats when there’s purrlenty in the house? Anyways, we’re s’posed to be countin’ our Blessings. I’s meow our furst Blessing is that we have a pawsum luvvin’ furever home. This past week it’s been hotter than a fryin’ pan, stormed and raged and been full of silly humans pawppin’ those fireworks; and we didn’t have a care in the world. We were inside with the cool a/c loungin’ ‘bout and enjoyin’ the good life.
Ain’t that the truth Raena. And fanks to awnty Vonda, we had a bar-b-que sammich, smashed taters with cheese and a watermelon fur our celebration.
Oh sissy, that bar-b-que sammich was so tasty. I’s fanky fankful mommy shared, but I’s could’a ate a whole sammich mine’s self. I’s didn’t have any of the taters, but I’s do luvs me some cheese. And, that was mine’s furst ever watermelon. It was really purretty yummy too. Who’d’ve thought we kitties would like such a thing?
Yep Raena, watermelons are purretty tasty, but me sure does have to pee a lot after eatin’ ‘em. Mommy says they’re one of her favorite foods. We used to have ‘em every summer when me was a kitten. Anyways, we had a great celebration. Me hopes all our furiends did too. We were reminiscin’ this past week ‘bout our lives befur we got a catputer and innernet. We are so Blest to have met so many amazin’ peeps and anipals, and we never wanna go back to the way things were befur.
We sure don’t sissy. I’s wasn’t even alive in those days. But, I’s can’t ‘magine what mine’s life would be like without all our furiends, and I’s don’t even wanna try.
Me neither Raena, me neither. Hey, did you see where mommy read that story ‘bout coffee?
You mean the one that said peeps who drink coffee appear to live up to 5 years longer than peeps who don’t drink coffee? Yep sissy, I’s saw that. I’s guess we might oughtta let her enjoy a cup ever once in a while, huh?.
Uh, Maybe you oughtta heed your own meows Raena. After all, it wasn’t me inneruptin’ her the last couple of meownings. Me was purrfectly happy to let her finish a cup while it was still hot.
Well sissy, ifin you had used the litter box ‘stead of the piddle pad, I’s wouldn’t have had to ask her to clean it up right away. Anyways, she made another cup, so technically she got to finish her coffee. Let’s wrap this up, I’s wanna play.
‘Course you do Raena. Don’t you ever get tired? (Raena grabs a nip filled mouse and runs through the house chortlin’ and chirpin’.) Guess that answers that one. We’d like to fank you all fur bein’ our furiends. We luv you all very much. We’d also like to remind everypawdy to take a minute today and every day to give Thanks fur the Blessings in your life.
(Raena runs to the living room and stops briefly) Don’t furget, we’re linkin’ up with the Kitties Blue fur Sunday Selfies.
Till the next time…………………………………………………………Be Blest!!!
Meowllo everypawdy, hope you’re havin’ a great weekend. Me doesn’t normally post on Caturday’s but me couldn’t pass up postin’ today. It’s Hug Your Cat Day. Bein’ da luvver me is, me had to post a big hug fur all of ya’. Me’s givin’ lots of hugs to mommy. So c’mon, get real close and let me give ya’ a hug.
WooHoo it’s Furiday!!! Me thought it would never get here. Now me knows you’re thinkin’ me’s excited cuz it’s da end of da week and da beginnin’ of da weekend, right? Me’s a cat, so what does me know ‘bout weeks and weekends really? Me only knows what mommy tells me; so me knows most of da world luvs Furiday. But dat’s not why me’s so excited. As you know it’s been stormin’ here fur so long me thinks me should grow some gills and fins. You know Dougie would feel right at home outside in our garden. Betta fish in da wild are often found in rice paddies or flood plains. And a flood plain is fur sure what we got goin’ on; so Dougie would be just fine out in da garden. Anyways, me’s getting’ off track. Me was gonna tell ya’ why me’s so happy it’s finally Furiday.
Well mommy and me was checkin’ da weather report and you know what da weather guesser said? You know ya’ can’t really trust ‘em, cuz after all, they’re only right about 20% of da time. Did you know weather guessers go to school to learn how to guess what da weather’s gonna do? Y, mommy didn’t need any weather schoolin’ at all, and she can always tell ya’ when it’s gonna rain or storm. Mommy says her knee’s been purrdictin’ da weather fur over 30 years. Notice me respected mommy’s 35 and holdin’ age lie?. MOL Anyways, mommy injured her knee years ago when she was young and says dat ole man Arfur-Itis tells her exactly when it’s gonna rain. And after her accident, she says her whole body is in tune with da weather. So me doesn’t know ‘zactly what those weather guessers learn at school, but it ain’t nearly as reliable as mommy’s knee and ole man Arfur-Itis.
Now, where was me? Oh yeah, me was tellin’ ya’ what da weather guesser said. He said dat only one more day of storms and we would have a whole week of mr. Sunshine. Dat’s right, mr. Sunshine was gonna be showin’ his smilin’ face ‘round here on Sunday and last fur days. Such welcome news, me’s gonna give him da benefit of da doubt and believe him this time. Me can’t wait, so he better be right. Or maybe me should consult mommys knee. Course, it’s time fur us to recertify our lease so mommy claims she’s gonna be really busy this month.
As a matter of fact, we took da day off Fursday and mommy worked so hard on da house dat she was pourin’ sweat. She looked like she had been standin’ outside in da storms. Me doesn’t know why she thinks she needs to tear da house up, but she says it’s…time. Time? What does she mean…Time? Time fur what? Oh don’t worry, you know me. Me will tell you all as soon as me figgers out what she’s talkin’ ‘bout. Me can’t keep a secret from me’s furiends. Maybe dat’s why mommy won’t tell me her age, ya think?
In da meantime, mommy was so purroud of me fur offurin’ to help her with da carpet monster.
No, self purrpelled or not, me can’t actually push dat thing ‘round, but…me didn’t run away and hide from it like me used to. And let me tell ya’ dat thing will almost run itself. Dat’s why mommy bought it all those years ago. She needed somethin’ light weight dat didn’t take a 100 pounds to push. Ya’ know she passes out, a lot, and so anytime she can get help with somethin’ like dat, she takes it. And let me tell ya’ another thing, it’s pawsum at pickin’ up those litter pieces of scattered litter and all dat shed pet furs. Now we ain’t bein’ paid by da Shark peeps, so this ain’t no sponsored posty or commercial; but we know a lot of ya’ are often lookin’ fur good carpet monsters, so me just thought me’d tell ya’, this is a good one. Now was dat a run on sentence or what? MOL Anyways, where was me? Oh yeah, purroud mommy. Me hung in there close to da action and mommy, dat she called me her Girl Furiday…whatever dat is. You know it doesn’t take much to make mommies and daddies purroud, fank catness. So, we have lots to do mommy says, so we will be by to visit with ya’ll as soon as we can.
What’s dat mommy? You want me to move so you can get all da furs off da cat tree? Let me think ’bout it, okay?
Meowllo everypawdy, can you believe this year is half over? Time just flies by these days. We’ve been havin’ storms all week long so you all know where me has spent most of me’s time. But wait, yesfurday da skies were alit and rumblin’ really, really loud. No crashes or booms, just a loud rollin’ rumble. Sounded a lot like a Harley Davidson motorcycle or a blown muffler. So me didn’t ‘zactly know what to do. Should me hide? Should me go ‘bout da day like it’s nothin’? Finally me decided to consult mommy.
Mommy, is dat there noise thunder, me asked?
Honey, it ain’t nothin’ you need to worry your pretty little head with. I won’t let anything hurt you.
Yes, me knows mommy, but is dat thunder? Me needs to know whether me needs to hide or not.
Well Dezi you know I want you to stay out here in the open with me. Thunder or no thunder. I won’t let anything get you.
Thunder or no thunder huh? So does dat mean it’s thunder?
Yes Dezi it’s thunder. But it’s been rumblin’ now for hours and you’ve slept right through it. So just because you’re awake now doesn’t mean you need to hide. It didn’t get you while you napped, and it’s not gonna get you now.
Hmmmmm You may be right mommy, but everypawdy knows me hides when it storms.
Well sweet Dezi, you know what?
You don’t have to be known as a hider. You could change what everybody knows and be the kitty girl that isn’t afraid of the storms.
What was dat???
(Dezi scurries and slinks her way behind the chair)
Yeah mommy, me will give dat bravery stuffs more thought. In da meantime, ifin ya’ need me, me will be behind da chair. And as long as da skies are grumblin’, don’t call me. Me will let ya’ know when me’s available, okay?. Me knows you’re purroud of me fur hangin’ out as long as me did. Maybe da rumblin’ ain’t so bad, but when da sky starts talkin’… it’s time fur this girly to get outta Dodge, wherever dat is. You can just read me everypawdy’s postys and me will yell me’s respawnses, okay mommy?
But what about the pictures Dezi? You won’t be able to see any of your friends pictures if you’re hidin’ out behind the chair?.
Well mommy, me doesn’t think they changed much over night. Me will see them when da storms stop. Now, we need to get to visitin’ mommy, cuz da lights keep flickerin’. We may lose power today. Me hopes da sun is shinin’ on you all.
We posted da video below awhile back, but me has lots of new furiends dat may not have seen it. Ifin ya’ ever wondered what me sounds like then listen up. Mommy calls it a meweek. A cross between a meow and a squeek. MOL
Ifin ya’ can’t see da video, click here to watch it on YouTube.