So I get to blog about moving. The woman is writing a book on moving with cats. Yeah, because cats love to move. Sadly, the idea came from the fact that people realize cats hate to move and instead of not doing it, they were giving up their cats to the shelters. Which we think is appalling.
Yes, I will say right now that I hated every moment of it. The fact that I hopped in the carrier as soon as the male started packing up his stuff had more to do with the fact that I didn’t want Ichiro to get the prime spot than any fear that I’d be left behind.
So, the most important thing the woman did was sit down and talk to us and we let her know what our preferences were in order:
1. Don’t move.
2. Don’t move
3. Don’t move.
She kept rejecting that option so she had to consider what might make us most comfortable for the move.
She examined the sorts of things that made us the most comfortable and the things that would allow us to own our surroundings. She considered how Ichiro would be best with other cats and where he could boss us around (I really wish she had thought about how I like my space) and how Gemini doesn’t always like Ichiro but she doesn’t mind him when she’s scared. She considered that we would need our own food, litter box and things that made us comfortable, like my favorite cat bed that got packed at the last minute because it just did not fit in her car.
NOTE: When moving with cats, realize we will take up three times the amount of space that you will. That’s just the way it is.
We will continue with this series of posts on moving. Our next post will be on the types of moves and things you may or may not have to consider for all of them