Friday, October 30, 2015

Pawsome Pets of the Week - Dezi and Lexi

This week, we have two PAWmazing Pawsome Pets to share with you all. Dezi and Lexi, a couple of gorgeous ladycats. Dezi did most of the talking in our exclusive interview, but Sister Lexi is just as special.

Dezi

Deztinee Izabella, or just "Dezi" for short, is a "real Southern Belle Ragdoll" and has her 6th birthday coming up in just a few days on November 1st. Dezi's sister, Lexi (short for Laramie Alexandra), is a 16 year old Egyptian Mau. They were both rescued as very young kittens by their Mommy. Both Dezi and Lexi were born and raised in Oklahoma. They live in a small town in the south of the state.

Both Dezi and Lexi are Pawsome Pets because they are service animals for their disabled Mommy.

"We are both Service cats for our disabled mommy so we're not really classified as "pets". Altho' we have been specifically trained to purrform many tasks the ADA doesn't recognize us since we are not dogs, and classifies us as merely companion animals. Thankfully the State of Oklahoma as well as many other states accept a broader range of species as service animals. Mommy says it doesn't matter what anybody says, we're the most pawsum girls ever.  We love unconditionally and keep her entertained with our daily antics."
Lexi

These two amazing cats have been trained to perform some amazing and very important tasks to help out their Mom.

"Mommy trained us to do things like drive her wheelchair and dial 911. She also trained us to focus our biscuit makin' on certain areas so we can give her massages. We do a lot of things to help mommy continue to live independently. Our training is never really over. As mommy ages, new things that she needs help with come up all the time. So everyday we continue to learn more and more ways to help her. "

Dezi shared an amazing story with me of the first time her Mommy realized just how special and helpful she was.

"When I was just a wee baby (3 1/2 - 4 weeks old) I knew my mommy was different. And one day I smelled and sensed that her body chemistry was off and I knew something was wrong. At the time I didn't know what was gunna happen but I knew I needed to tell her cuz she didn't seem to know. So I started patting at her ankles (the only thing I could reach), turning round and round and meowing really loudly and frantically until she paid attention to me. She still passed out cause she didn't know what I was doing, but before long she caught on and was/is so proud of me. I'm able to tell mommy that she needs to sit down because she's going to pass out about 20 minutes before it actually happens. Mommy says all animals can sense these things but not many feel the need to alert their human unless they've been specifically trained to do so. Mommy said that when I chose her she just knew I was special."
Other than being service cats for their Mommy, Dezi and Lexi enjoy doing normal cat things as well. They enjoy snacking on freeze dried chicken breast (they prefer white meat) and playing with catnip toys in their spare time.

"Our most favorite activity would be loving on mommy and hangin' out in her lap. Although sissy does enjoy a good nap and I really like lookin' out the door and window from our cat tree. We also love hearing about our furiends in the blogosphere when mommy reads their posts and comments to us. And we both love our Yeowww nip toys."

Both ladies seem like confident cats, so I asked what they liked most about themselves.

"OMC My favorite thing about myself? Mommy says it's not ladylike to toot your own horn, but I think my floofy fluffy fur is beautiful. And I really like that I'm a social butterfly and love making new furiends. Sis Lexi says she likes that in spite of her age she's still young at heart." 
Special thanks to both Dezi and Lexi for taking the time for this week's interview. They are both truly spectacular cats!


If you would like to get to know Dezi and Lexi better, you can find them over at their blog - DezizWorld. And because Dezi is a social butterfly, she's on social media too. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stop by, say hello, and make some new friends!

We'll see you here next week for another Pawsome Pet of the Week!

34 comments:

  1. I have such HUGE admiration for these girls because they perform such valuable services for their human! And I think it is ridiculous that ADA doesn't recognize them for what they do. We kitties have lots of talents that humans don't realize we have.

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    1. At least some humans recognize their valuable services, even if it is not an official thing. Kitties are definitely talented!

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    2. Fanks Summer. maybe sumday they will get da message. in da meantime we'll just keep on helpin' mommy and luvvin' life. We purreciate da work you do as a Therapy Cat. It duz help bring attention to da fact dat kitties can be twained.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  2. It's amazing what Lexi&Dezi can do.... and they are a super team and always there to support their mom. It's time that all animals who support their peeps should get that "service pet badge" :o)

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    1. I hope one day they can be recognized too, Easy.

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    2. Fank you. We agree and although we do have badges as we got in before the law changed, they don't matter today. Sumday, we hope all animals wiff special training can be recognized.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  3. Great interview! We've enjoyed getting to know these two special kitties.

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    1. We luv yous all.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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  4. Oh my goodness, we just love those girls to pieces!

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    1. And we luv and adore all of you Brian.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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  5. Such amazing cats!

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

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  6. shiner & callie...thanx for a grate interviews two day !!! we loves dezi & lexi......we iz palz with them over at werd press { tho we still hafta haza talk with them bout that BURD thing !!! }

    heerz two a driftwood catfish kinda week oh end !! ♥♥♥

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    1. MOL Fank you. We can't help it, we luv da chicken and turkey. MOL Weez luv y'all bunches too.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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    2. You might have to talk with Callie too, then. She is in love with freeze dried chicken and turkey too! ;)

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  7. We love Dezi and Lexi. Thanks for featuring them today.

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    1. Aaaaaaw We lluv y'all too.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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  8. Fank you fur featurin' us. Weez postin' a link posty furst thing. Hope you have a pawsum weekend.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Lexi

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  9. Very cute kitties. Nice to meet them.

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    1. Fank you, it's very nice to meet you too.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  10. I love Dezi and Lexi ! Thank you for putting the spotlight on these hard working, beautiful ladies.

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    1. Aaaaaw We luv you too awnty Ellen.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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  11. They are such sweet and loving kitties and they sure do a lot of good work fur their Mommy!

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    1. Aaaaaaw fank you Pipo and Minko.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  12. Dezi and Lexi are amazing girls with all they do for the Mum,xx Rachel

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    1. Fanks Speedy, weez fink yous purretty amazin' too,

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  13. These beautiful kitties (and their Mommy) are wonderful and amazing friends! We love all three!

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    1. Aaaaaaaw Fanks Quinn. We luv y'all too.

      Hugs and Kitty Kisses

      Dezi and Lexi

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  14. Dezi and Lexi are indeed clever cats and serve a valuable service for mom Audra. Given time I believe the US will recognize the value of cats as service animals and when the US moves so will Canada.

    Jean

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    1. Fank you awnty Jean, Shoko and Kali. We hope dat day comes again too.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  15. We love Dezi and Lexi, and are totally amazed by how they help their Mommy. Thank you for sharing about with them!

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    1. We luv y'all too. And we weally purreciate all you do to help da shelter kitties.

      Luv ya'

      Dezi and Lexi

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  16. Such a great interview!!! We love Dezi and Lexi and think they are both amazing and so is their mom!!

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