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!
Time to catch up with the cats of Instagram again! I’m trying to figure out when these were taken… let’s see, that quilt in the first pic was made in September, but otherwise I can’t see any signs of the time of year… it’s funny how cats just exist in a seasonless vortex!
I think it’s a pretty natural pet-owning behavior to speak for your cats, right?
We attribute emotions and exclamations and sarcasm and deadpan comments from a glance, a movement, a swish of the tail. One of our favorite games is giving voices to Cora and Tali.
“What are you doing, Cora? Cora says she doesn’t know what she’s doing!”
“Are you hungry, Tali? Tali says she’s starving!”
“What are you looking at, Cora? Cora says she’s looking for trouble!”
One of our recent favorite games is pretending that Cora is the innocent one and Tali is the evil mastermind, instead of… well, in reality Cora is pretty mischievous and Tali is pretty timid.
But what if Cora is really scared to death of that manipulative Tali, putting on a sweet face? Nah…
Everything is back to normal… the Christmas decorations are packed away again, the suitcases are up, the mountains of laundry and mail have all been conquered. The cats have kept up usual activities, whether we’re here or away – sleeping, eating, lounging, terrorizing, repeat.
The first few months of the year are always a little slow for me – the excitement of the holidays are over, and winter makes the daily grind seem more monotonous. But the kitties keep things interesting around here, even when everything is back to normal.