Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s gotta tell ya’, looks like Spring furinally showed up. Bird teevee has been all a’flutter. MOL Altho’ mommy said based on the weather guessers estimates, she only brought an overnight bag. Guess she won’t be stayin’ long. I’s sure hope Summer packs more days than Old Man Winter. I’s just don’t like him and all that cold and nasty he brings with him. Don’t you agree sissy?
Hisssssssssss GRrrrrrrrrr (Dezi runs down the hall toward the bedroom and stops at the door to hiss again.)
Wait, sissy, where…(Suddenly there’s a knock on the door and Raena runs toward the hall and stops behind mommy A’s sitting chair while mommy goes to answer the door. Mommy A and the manager exchange some words and seem to make a plan fur something in June. Mommy A returns to her sitting chair and Raena runs over and jumps in her lap.) What was that all ‘bout mommy? Sissy, you can come back now, it’s just mommy and me again. So…What’s up mommy?
Didn’t you pay attention Raena? They’ve been plannin’ a community garage sale. They were s’posed to have it this weekend, but ‘pawrently that doesn’t work fur some of the residents, so now they’re gonna have it in June.
A garage sale? What’s a garage sale, sissy? Do we even have a garage to sell?
(Dezi shakes her head) No Raena, we don’t have a garage, mommy should’a said a yard sale. But, either way, we’re not sellin’ the yard or a garage. Ya’ know humans, or at least some of them get all cleany like come Spring. They call it Spring Cleaning. Mommy plans to clean out some of the stuffs she doesn’t need or want anymore and put it out fur other peeps to come and buy. Ya’ know, one purrson’s trash is another purrson’s treasure.
Uh, She ain’t sellin’ us is she?
What would even make you ask that question, silly? We’re not trash fur sure, but more ‘purrtantly, mommy luvs and needs us. There’s no way mommy would ever sell us. We’re mommy’s Treasures. Me wishes every kitty knew what it was like to be somepawdy’s Treasure.
Whew!!! I’s agree sissy, it’s such a pawsum feelin’ to know you’re Treasured. Anyways, all this stuffs mommy’s gonna sell, it ain’t none of our stuffs right sissy? I’s mean, just cuz we may not play with certain toys doesn’t mean we don’t want ‘em.
(Dezi starts digging through the toy box and rolling around in the nip smell.) Nah Raena, me doesn’t think mommy would sell any of our stuffs. She’s got purrlenty of junk all her own to get rid of. But, it does mean there’s gonna be all kinds of strange peeps in our yard all day. Me hopes mommy can sell everythin’ so she can buy us some extra treats or somethin’.
Extra treats, sissy? I’s thinkin’ I’s might like this garage sale thing. I’s gonna help mommy pick out stuffs to sell, right after I’s finish mine’s brekky and maybe a short meownin’ nap. (Raena hears a rumbling coming from the sky.) Uh sissy, I’s thinkin’ we’re in fur a storm today. You’re not gonna go hide UTB (under the bed) are ya’?
How many times does me have to tell ya’, me’s NOT HIDIN’, me’s checkin’ fur intruders!!! Meowin’ of me’s bravado, did you see that me’s been chosen as the featured Scout at Cat scouts?
Sure sissy, whatever you meow, and a meowsy big Concats on your feature. Mommy and me are very purroud of you. Let’s finish brekky right quick and try to visit some furiends befur the weather gets bad.
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. I’s gotta tell ya’, I’s never been so tired of a season in all mine’s 2 years. I’s so ready fur this Spring to show up. I’s beginnin’ to think she’s just a myth or somethin’. Have any of you seen her?
RaenaBelle, what in the world are you meowin’ ‘bout now? In all your 2 years huh? Do you even ‘member Spring from last year?
Well, not ‘zactly sissy, but I’s heard she brings warmer weather. You know, strollin’ weather. Not too hot, not too cold but just right.
Yeah, ‘bout that just right Raena, we live in the South where there’s really no such thing as just right. We may only see a couple of days of Spring befur Summer arrives with all her heat and humidity. (Dezi hears something besides the rain on the walk and runs to the door to look out. She sees the manager coming up the walk with a huge umbrella and hisses and runs for cover. Raena runs after her while looking back towards the door.)
Wait fur me sissy. Where are we goin’? (Mommy A goes to the door to be given a notice for a 2nd inspection of the month on next Monday. Raena turns around and crawls up into mommy A’s lap and begins a grooming session.) hmmmpht Another inspection mommy? I’s just don’t unnerstand why these peeps can’t just leave us alone. Who else in the world has intruders in their house every month, sometimes more than once?!! Guess you’ll have to do some cleanin’ mommy.
(Dezi returns to the living room to finish her breakfast. Raena jumps down and eats beside her) Me’s never unnerstood all these inspections either Raena. ‘Course, mommy did learn that they can’t legally intrude more than once a month, so we’ll have to see what happens next week. Anyways, how ‘bout a little birthday meow. Since we were outta town on your birthday and it rained so you didn’t get to do anythin’ special, mommy and me decided we’d have a little celebration fur ya’ this Sunday. It would’a been me’s sis Lexi’s birthday. Since she went to heaven, me’s sure she wouldn’t mind us celebratin’ your life on her special day. We’ll just have a small pawrty and then really throw a bash fur your Gotchaday in June.
That sounds pawsum sissy. I’s sure wish I’s could’a met your sis Lexi. She sounds really amazin’.
She was Raena. Mommy says God decided He needed her more than we did and took her back to heaven. Least she’s not sick or in pain anymore. Me really misses her sometimes, but me’s fankful fur the time me did have with her. So, we’ll plan a small pawrty fur Sunday. All of our furiends are invited and mommy says she’ll give us extra treats and playtime.
This is gonna be fun, sissy. I’s can’t hardly wait. Maybe even Spring will show up. Let’s finish brekky. All this rain makes me wanna take a nap.
Meowllo everypawdy, and miserable Monday too. And me oh my it does look miserable outside. You know it’s May now and we needed da ‘lectric blanky last night. Mommy has already put it up till next winter tho’ so we did a lot of cuddlin’ and snugglin’ to keep warm. We just can’t believe this weather we’re havin’. Course we know it’s bein’ strange all over. Several of ya’ recently got snow. Me really thinks sumpawdy done went and kidnapped Spring.
Mommy says me’s bein’ silly; but she doesn’t have to spend all day hunched over and hidin’ behind da chair. Okay, me knows me doesn’t either, but c’mon, those thunder boomers are loud and scary. Me thinks a lot of you would be joinin’ me behind da chair. Anyways, enough ‘bout da weather and da back of da chair fur today. Notice me said today? MOL
We had a couple peeps ask fur updates on Buddy and his new food. You know mr. W ordered a new bag last month, but not befur complainin’ ‘bout da price. Mommy hushed him real quick when she told him what she spends to feed just me. See, he makes quite a bit of money, he just doesn’t like spendin’ it on anypawdy but himself. Anyways, mommy asked him ifin he was ready to order some more, and he started hem hawin’ ‘round ‘bout how Buddy’s been throwin’ up and all. Trust me, dat’s a lie, cuz ifin Buddy had been throwin’ up, we woulda heard ‘bout it befur now. And fur those of ya’ wonderin’ why mommy’s doin’ da orderin’, it’s cuz mr. W doesn’t have a catputer and doesn’t wanna pay shipping and so we add it to our auto ship. But yes, mommy makes him pay fur Buddy’s food.
Now me has to put me’s thinkin’ cap on and come up with somethin’ fur mommy fur Mother’s day; it’s this Sunday you know. Me’s never been alone fur a celebrate mommy day, so me has no idea what to do. Sis Lexi always came up with da plans. Me sure hopes me has some help befur mommy’s birthday at da end of da month. Me has to have sumkitty to blame ifin me makes a mess. Like da time me left da can of coke under da wheels of da wheelchair. Or da crackers dat ended up in da bed where mommy rolled on them. You know sis Lexi always blamed me, so now it’s me’s turn to blame sum other kitty. Hmmmmmm maybe me can order a new helper. Does anypawdy know where to do dat?
You know mommy blames our lateness on me since me’s da only one helpin’ her and all; but let me tell ya’, all this rain and cold means dat mommy’s movin’ slower too. In fact this very meownin’ me was dancin’ ‘round and tellin’ mommy dat she was gonna pass out and do you know what she did? She reached fur da camera. Yep dat’s right, she went right fur da camera. Me’s tellin’ her to sit down and take it easy so she doesn’t come crashin’ to da ground, and she thinks it’s a great time fur a foto shoot. Well me didn’t oblige, me sat right down and stared at her. She was finally forced to sit down befur she started seein’ stars and all fank catness. Me’s sure me can’t pick her up off da floor by meself. Not dat dat’s somethin’ we ever did, but just sayin’, me ain’t dat big. Me has to go rest up now. You never know what mommy might try to do these days, and me needs to be rested and ready. Any ideas fur mother’s day would be purreciated.