I was sad to say goodbye to my mama after her visit last week, but it sure does help that we’ll see each other again in just a few days… for my BFF’s beach wedding! I’m pretty excited.
Another thing that has me excited… new furniture! Mama is the best at birthday presents and shopping decisions… one day of furniture store hopping and we came home with a dining room table set and two bedside tables!
The cats had to inspect the new furniture of course… and they approve.
Cora made herself right at home.
Tali has four new nap spots… hard to see her, because she blends in!
Super happy with our new furniture, and the cats are too!
In the past couple weeks I’ve been sewing up a storm! I guess I’m making up for lost time… I haven’t had the sewing machine out in months but now that it’s up and running in the guest room I’ve been in there every day. A couple projects are gifts, so I’m saving them to share after they’ve been given… but here are a couple sneak peeks presented by your favorite critters!
The cats are always around, always helpful, of course!
The cats are enjoying the new patio space… we find them outside almost all the time!
And of course I had to immortalize a couple moments in Waterlogue…
The big news in the cats’ world this week is that we got a cat flap that fits into the existing sliding door frame so the cats can go in and out without us having to open and close the door all the time. It was pretty funny to watch them inspect the new addition with much suspicion.
Cora caught on the first night and now she goes in and out about fifty million times a day. Tali has gone in and out when forced but so far she hasn’t used the door on her own. I’m hoping to move the litter box out into the enclosed storage space, but it all depends on the cats learning to use the door… so we’ll see.
But for now I’m just happy we have a space to be outside for a bit each day – one of my favorite parts about the new place!
The kitties are settling in and claiming their spots around the new apartment.
Tali loves her toys…
And Cora especially loves the kitchen counter.
They both like hanging out in the guest room while I unpack the last of the boxes.
It’s been fun hanging out with them. I’m in the process of job hunting, and in the meantime I’m enjoying my furry companions during the day!
The cats have arrived! We met Sam’s family halfway to pick up the kitties on Saturday, and already it feels like they’ve been here forever.
Fortunately, the tradeoff was pretty uneventful. Although the cats had a rocky first leg of the journey, they didn’t make any messes on our end and seemed pretty content in their crates. It took about four hours round trip, and the scenery was really nice along the way.
At home, it took a few hours of tense sniffing before the cats seemed at home. Tali hid under the bed most of the afternoon, but by the end of the day they seemed settled in. So far, so good!
We sure did miss these little furry things during our time apart, and I’m glad our home is complete again now that they’re here!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Still no cats to photograph around here, but hopefully they’ll be here soon!! All our stuff was finally delivered yesterday, so I’m knee-deep in boxes trying to get everything into some kind of order. And now that our stuff is here, the cats can come to their new home!
So today I’m catching up on another batch of Instagram cat pics, and next week I should have some real-time pics, yippee! Enjoy!
The best part about our kitties staying with Sam’s family while we get settled is all the updates! We get lots of pictures and hear all about their activities!
Cora was a little shy at first…
They’ve got their own room, and lots of human visitors.
Cora is ever the dare devil of course…
But most of all, they’re safe and sound with family! We can’t wait to be reunited, hopefully soon… we found a place to rent and today’s our moving day! Once our stuff makes its way to Tennessee, we’ll be able to unpack and set up a home sweet home for the cats.
It’s Monday but I have no cats to photograph… Sad face. Cora and Tali are safe with Sam’s family and we get frequent updates, which is the next best thing! As soon as we find a place and move in, we’ll be reunited.
Until then, here are a few pics from our move this past weekend… we’ve got free Wifi at the hotel, so as long as I have access to the internet I’ll continue to blog on my regular schedule!
The day of the move, it kept raining off and on. The movers didn’t come until after lunch and we were all packed up, so I took one last walk around the neighborhood. I will definitely miss the character of all the architecture!
But soon, enough, the moving truck came…
I’m still wrapping my brain around the fact that we’re really here in Nashville for good!
Saturday was a sad, difficult day. We packed up the kitties and brought them to the airport for a trip to Mississippi. We don’t have a place in Nashville yet, so the cats are going to stay with Sam’s family until we’re settled.
It was quite a hassle, including going to the wrong terminal, bringing the wrong kennels, and “upgrading” to priority for twice the cost.
Everyone assumes Cora will be the problem child, but she was actually very calm and went with the flow. Tali is the one who wouldn’t stop crying and pooing in her kennel… good thing we brought a whole pack of puppy pads with us! I think it might be because we’ve had Cora since she was a kitten and she trusts us more, while Tali was already a couple years old when we adopted her and is always a bit skittish.
Fortunately they made it safely to MS, although I’m sure they were thoroughly traumatized. We have pictures and text updates that they’re doing fine and settling into their new temporary home! The apartment is eerily quiet… it’s so weird not to have them scampering around. I have to admit, it’s nice not to have to clean up messes and we have much more room to store moving boxes now that the litter boxes are out of the way. But I sure do miss those little furry things! Hopefully it will only be a couple weeks until we’re settled and can reunite.
We’re in crunch time now… T minus 4 days until M Day!
Happy President’s Day! I am so, so happy to have a holiday weekend!
Things have amped up around here in preparation for some big changes, and being sick hasn’t helped at all. The cats are very curious because we have some new additions to the apartment… a big ole pile of boxes.
More on that later… I’m going to drop a cliffhanger on you and share some big news tomorrow!