In this week’s installment of Adventures in Moving, I’ll be talking about…cats.
I have 2 cats, Scarlet and Bree Bree. Both will be 14 years old in May (next month!). In the times they have been in my family, they’ve moved 4 times.
The first move happened when they were kittens, going from my neighbor’s house to ours.
Second, from our old family home to our new home.
Third, when they lived with my younger sister for a while.
And fourth, when they moved back into my home.
When I DO finally get an apartment and move, that will be their fifth move in their life.
Like I mentioned before, they’re reaching 14 years old. They are, by all accounts, cranky old ladies. I’m not sure how well they will handle this next move, especially since this one will be across the state.
I WILL say – Scarlet has surprised me. I had to take her to see the vet last week, which meant putting her in a carrier. For the first time in nearly 4 years.
She handled it better than I expected.
Of course she trembled. But I gave her treats and pets. And she didn’t hiss or growl while in the carrier.
(Reacting to the vet is a different story).
This response to the carrier has me hopeful, though. Hopeful that the move will be easier than anticipated. I expected a lot of growling and hissing and I didn’t get that from Scarlet.
Bree Bree, on the other hand…
Well, I have to take her to the vet as well, so we’ll see how THAT goes.