Hey everypawdy, it’s me, RaenaBelle, comin’ to ya’ live from the tempurrary location of the Three Belles Ranch. I’s gotta tell ya’, the weather outside is frightful. It’s stormin’, and rainin’, and hailin’, and there’s even tornadoes swirlin’ ‘bout. We couldn’t have picked a better day to have a playdate. After all, stayin’ inside and safe can be borin’, lessen you have somekitty to play with. Hurry sissy, she’ll be here any minute now. Help me set up the travel tunnel.
(Dezi, laying in the chair and sleeping, mews quietly a few times and then jolts awake) MeOW Hissssss Move over RaenaBelle, your hoggin’ the mommy warmth. (Looking around and realizing she’s not in the bed and mommy is sitting across the room, she quickly runs over to the cat tree and cleans her paw.) Kittens!!! It seems even colder today.
It is sissy. Don’t you hear the heater keep switchin’ on? I’s heard mommy tell the counselor that she sets it on 55°F, cuz ifin it gets that cold in the house, the we obviously need some heat.
Me’s thinkin’ she might need to turn it up a few degrees Raena. Like maybe another 10 or so. Ya’ know when the fan’s blowin’ right on ya’ circulatin’ the cold air, ya’ gotta get heat from somewhere. Me knows mommy can’t breathe ifin it gets too hot, but seriously, it ain’t s’posed to be this cold inside the house.
I’s agree sissy. But, I’s don’t think mommy knew it was gonna turn that cold when we went to bed this meownin’. Ya’ know, a storm blew in with high winds, lots of rain and thunder boomers.
You think me didn’t hear it Raena? Me heard it just fine. Boom, boom, boomin’ overhead and blowin’ stuffs all over the place and into windows and doors. Somethin’ kept knockin’ on our window while we were tryin’ to eat dinner. It was somethin’ else. Me thought me just might fall to pieces.
Oh sissy, least you didn’t run and hide out. We didn’t have to call your name once. Mommy and me are so purroud of you.
Well fanks Raena. Me wanted to be with mommy and help her with her singin’. It always gives me sweet dreams.
Me too sissy. The melody was off the chain last night. I’s bet the winter rose even tried to bloom.
Maybe Raena. Least we didn’t need any help to make it through the night.
Good one sissy. In case ya’ think we’re meowin’ in code or somethin’…we are. MOL We thought we’d try to incorpurrate the song titles into our conversation. It’s a little harder than we x’pected. But, fur all those that requested mommy to sing some country songs, we’ve finally got a few recorded and hope you enjoy them. You can also go to soundcloud and lissen to the ones we didn’t include in the posty as well as those from last year.
Me’s even workin’ on me’s own song. Anyways, we better run. We’ve got lots to do and not much time to do it in.
Hey, is anypawdy out there? It’s me, RaenaBelle. Who ordered the storms? Did you order the storms? You know we didn’t. As much as I’s might like playin’ with and makin’ fun of sissy’s little quirks, I’s wouldn’t have purr-pussfully ordered up the thunder boomers that I’s know scare her.
RaenaBelle!!! They don’t scare me!!! How many times does me have to tell you that?!
Okay sissy, whatever you meow.
Don’t pawtronize me Raena. You know mommy says that all kinds of creepy crawlers come out when it rains or gets cold, so me’s just bein’ vigilant and tryin’ to make sure none of those pesky intruders are unner our bed. How would you like it ifin you crawled into bed with some yucky bug? How do you think mommy would act?
Oh sissy, mommy would look funnier than you runnin’ from the thunder boomers. Mommy hates bugs.
She sure does Raena. Can you ‘magine her pullin’ the sheets back to find a pesky intruder sleepin’ in our bed? We’d be lucky ifin we could hear anythin’ fur a week. You think the neighbor’s new dog is obnoxious, hmmmmpht mommy’s screams would wake the neighborhood. And she’d likely trip over her own two feet and fall. We don’t have that many toys left fur her to fall on and break. She seems to always fall on our favorite track and ball toys.
Yeah sissy, I’s hate it when mommy falls cuz I’s don’t want her to hurt herself. But I’s also hate it when she breaks our toys. I’s mean, couldn’t she fall somewhere else?
It’s not like she does it on purrpuss Raena. Me knows she’d rather not fall at all. And all this rain isn’t helpin’ her pain levels that’s fur sure. Anyways, ‘nuff ‘bout the storms. It’s not like we can control ‘em. Now wouldn’t that be cool. Ifin we could control the weather we’d be famous. We’d be bazillionaires. We could send the rain away or make it move to our furiends houses when they want it. We could make sure it never got too cold or too hot fur those poor kitties livin’ on the mean streets.
Yep sissy, that would be cool. We could even make it rain without the thunder boomers. Mommy said we really do need some rain whether we like it or not. We’ve been unner a burn ban fur weeks cuz of all the hots. Fanky fankfully, we’ve been inside unner the a/c. Anyways, mommy’s s’posed to go to the dentist today to pick up her dentures. I’s sure hope they fit this time. And, I’s hope she stops and gets us some treats.
You know that ain’t happenin’ Raena. We’ve still got all those treats she bought on sale a while back. You ‘member the ones. We used to eat them till she bought out the store. We haven’t touched any of them since. She even left out a handful overnight. She was shocked to find ‘em right where she left ‘em the next meownin’.
I’s ‘member that sissy. I’s don’t know why she was surpurrised, isn’t that what kitties do? You told me we don’t eat treats when there’s purrlenty in the house. We only eat ‘em and beg fur more when we’re down to the last package with only 3 treats left.
Yeah Raena, me did tell ya’ that (Dezi mumbles under her breath). ‘Course, ifin me really likes the treat, me’s gonna eat it no matter what.
Besides, we don’t really like that flavor. It’s all fishy, who likes all that fish? Not me, I’s tell ya’.
Yeah Raena, me doesn’t care fur fish either.
Well sissy, we’s gotta get off here so mommy can get ready to leave. Let’s go finish brekky and get ready to help mommy take a shower. Then maybe we can work on a way to control the weather.
(Raena sits on the perch at the door looking out) Hey doggy, be quiet!!! Don’t you know we’ve got headaches?! And, it’s World Cat Day? Kittens!!! What is with this place?
Dezi: Raena, what are you doin’? That doggy can’t hear you. He purrobably wouldn’t be able to unnerstand ya’ either. Ain’t nopawdy tryin’ to teach him anythin’. (Dezi shakes her head) Me’s not know why the neighbor thought she needed to go and get a doggy fur anyways. Just cuz she could get her doctor to write a letter sayin’ she needed one fur comfurt, doesn’t mean she really needs one. Just what kind’a comfurt do ya’ s’pose it’s purrvidin’ bein’ tied up on the front purrch all the time?
I’s don’t know sissy, but these last couple of meownings have been pawful. What with mommy dealin’ with all the extra pain cuz of the dosage adjustments to her meds, purr these peeps decreein’ changes they know ’nuffin ’bout, we’re not gettin’ to bed till 4 or 5 in the meownin’. And there we were off in dream land yesfurday when we were jolted awake at 7:30 a.m. by the stupid lawn crew. I’s swear they must’ve rammed that lawn mower into the bedroom wall fur 2 hours straight. There ain’t even any grass back there; it’s all burned up cuz of the heat. We were so tired yesfurday we all fell asleep in front of the catputer.
Yep Raena, me thought they might just come thru the wall at one point. Me can tell ya’, they would’a faced the kind’a anger the likes have never been seen befur. It’s never a good thing to jolt mommy awake and then confront her befur she’s had the chance to go pawtty and have a cup of coffee. She might not be able to move her body in the meownin’, but she can still yell. MOL
That’s the truth sissy. Not that she’s ever yelled at us befur, but I’s seen her eyes without coffee, it ain’t purrettty. MOL A caffeinated mommy, is a happy mommy.
She’s much calmer Raena, that’s fur sure. Me’s not sure which is worse tho’; bein’ jolted out of dreamland cuz of the lawn crew or the thunder boomers we had this meownin’?.
Oh sissy, I’s gotta tell ya’ they really messed up mine’s dream. There I’s was, Queen of the jungle, stalkin’ mine’s prey when all of a sudden… BOOM!!! CRASH!!! It was so loud, I’s pounced and missed mine’s dinner altogether.
Is that why you were droolin’ in your sleep, Raena?
I’s wasn’t droolin’, sissy. You’re the one who drools, not me.
Hmmmpht Me only drools when me’s happy and gettin’ mommy luvvin’. Neither of those things are happenin’ when mommy’s snorin’ like a chain saw. Me’s a little surpurrised we could hear anythin’ over her log cuttin’. None the less, those thunder boomers were a rude way to wake up.
And with the sound of all that water fallin’, I’s wasn’t sure we’d get mommy to the pawtty room fast enuff, sissy. Fanky fankfully we made it, only to be met by the neighbor’s new doggy barkin’ away on the front purrch out in the rain. All befur brekky and mommy’s furst cup of coffee.
Well Raena, seems he’s quieted down now. Me has a feelin’ mommy’s gonna be chattin’ with his human befur long. She came in from takin’ the trash out the other day, complainin’ ‘bout how somepawdy keeps lettin’ their doggy(s) poop on the sidewalk and then just leavin’ it. Me just doesn’t unnerstand why these peeps have such a hard time cleanin’ up after their woofies.
Ain’t that the truth. sissy. Like, who wants to step in poop unaware? It’s bad enuff that you don’t cover your business and I’s have to wait 15 minutes fur it to get cleaned up. But seein’ it layin’ there on the sidewalk swarmin’ with bugs is disgustin’. There oughtta be a law, oh wait, there is a law.
Aren’t you the funny one Raena. Anyways, ‘nuff meowin’ ‘bout pawtty habits, we’re way behind in visitin’ our furiends again. And, as you meowed earlier, today is our day, World Cat Day. ‘Course, we’re purretty sure every day is Cat day ‘round here. MOL Hopefully, the storms will go away or at least let up long enuff fur us to see what everypawdy’s been up too.
I’s sure hope so sissy. And maybe we can all get a good night’s sleep tonight. Let’s go finish brekky and then get on with some visitin’ and wish everykitty a Happy Cat day.