Raena waiting for Santa on the cat treeDear Santa Paws,

Hey Santa Paws, it’s me RaenaBelle. I’s don’t remember writing you before now, so I’s hope I’s get this right. I’s been a really good girly cat. Well, at least as good as I’s could be. I’s tried not to bug my sisfur too much, and I’s always took really good care of my mommy. I’s do loves my mommy. And sissy Dezi too. Anyways, sissy Dezi says that I’s supposed to ask you for the things I’s want for Christmas. She also says that mommy’s and daddy’s have to pay for the things you bring to all the good boys and girls. I’s do hope you got plenty of rest from last year, as I’s have very important gifts to ask for.

I’s been so blest with an amazing forever home with a mommy who loves and adores me beyond anything in the universe. However, there are so many kitties still waiting in shelters and rescues around the world. Please, if you could find each of them their own loving forever home, that would be great. In addition, if you could leave each shelter and rescue with some much-needed supplies, like towels, litter, food, cleaning things and so on, I’s would purrsonally appreciate it. You can get your lap purr reward by stopping by our place on your way back to the North Pole. Mommy says I’s have a very relaxing purr.

There’s also the feral and stray kitties the world over. Could you just make sure they all have caretakers? You know, a nice person that feeds them and looks after them. And it would be great if you could leave some extra supplies for the caregivers. You know, like food and bowls and any contacts you might have for volunteers and V-E-Ts willing to work fur cheap or free. 

I’s not sure what my friends are asking for, but could you please make sure they all get what they need and want? I’s so love seeing my friends happy. And if their parents can’t afford their gifts, maybe you could let the fee go, just this once? 

I’s could never forget about my sissyfur, sweet Dezi. She hurled all over her favourite scratcher that we won in a giveaway, so if you maybe find one at half price or so, that’d be great. If not, that’s okay, we’ll make do. Mommy says, it never hurts to ask.

Speaking of mommy, the manager of our apartments isn’t very nice to us and has tried to get rid of us since she started working here. I know it really worries mommy and stresses her out. So, maybe you could help us find somewhere else to live and a way to get there? I’s know that’s asking a lot and mommy doesn’t have the money to pay for all of it, so, maybe you could just bring her one day when she doesn’t have to worry about keeping a roof over our heads. 

As for me, I’s already have everything any kitty girl could need and most of what I’s want. I’s really just want my mommy and sissy Dezi and all our friends to be happy and healthy.

Guess that’s it for me Santa. Have a safe trip.


RaenaBelle the Service Cat 

Dogs Come when Called

"Dogs come when called. Cats take a message and get back to you."

"Of course, every cat is really the most beautiful woman in the room."

Edward Verrall Luca (essayist)