Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Friday, 20 November 2009

We're all set.


Thanks for all your comments and emails re my last quandary! It's been helpful; it isn't just the advice itself it's also the knowledge that people care enough to pass it on =)

We've come to compromise. A wee bit of one, at least.

If mum is coming to stay with us next week then we need to move the cats for next week anyway. So we're taking them with us and if they just can't take it at my place we'll return them with mum in a week's time. Mum says she'll be ok without them so long as they are ok and settle.

As she pointed out, if she's selling her place and moving up to be near us (something that's been in progress for a while now- a buyer has been found for her house, but now that buyer has to find a buyer for his before things can move....) this means that the cats will have to move to a new territory at some stage anyway.

I've bought two new carriers for them, slightly larger than the old one but still small enough to be cosy and "safe". They are also designed to be used with a seatbelt in a car, so we'll all be going in the car together rather than booking a pet taxi.

The new space-age carrier.... a pink one for Fluffy, orange for Scooter =)
So far they are unimpressed.

The carriers arrived dismantled and it took a wee while to put them together. Both cats sat in front of me looking utterly bemused, then refused the newly built prisons and duly set up home in the packaging.

Hmmmm.... good job I bought the "Large" size.....

I can't believe that I've been away from home for nearly 3 weeks now. I wonder how it will feel to be home. Warmer, certainly, as the central heating guys were in fixing the system when all this happened. I want to get back and see what it all looks -and feels- like!

Mum is looking forward to next week. She said, "It will be like a holiday for me."

Geesh I hope Luvbug has done some cleaning.

9 comments:

Dragonstar said...

That sounds like a good plan. That carrier looks like a luxury item. Our old cat, who's no longer with us, managed to get out of anything we tried to put her in (even escaped from the vet's cage after an operation!) Wonder if she'd have got out of one of those...

All the best for the move.

Julie said...

So glad that you have sorted things out and found a solution for the cats. I hope your Mum will feel much better with a stay at your house, especially with the added luxury of heating! Yay! Don't worry about the cleaning. xx

Angel and Kirby said...

It sounds like you have a great solution. One week may not be enough to see if they are going to settle but will be a good start.

Ginger Jasper said...

The cleaning can wait. Just enjoy the visit and I am sure the cats will be ok.. Your mum will love it too.. Just relax.. Hugs Carol and GJ x

Sandi McBride said...

Home is going to feel so good! And your own bed...and I know Luvbug for sure has cleared up any problems likely to be lying about! Good luck with the Kitty Transport!
hugs
Sandi

Feronia said...

Best of luck with the move, Helena. Hope it all goes well! It's always nice to return home :)

sandyshares said...

lovely carriers and lots of reassuring talk to them !!sandy

Calamity Jane said...

Hi - sorry I've missed out on all this, I've read back a few posts and it brings back memories of my Mum's time in hospital a year ago. It's unbelievable how the elderly and infirm are treated these days, especially if they can't stand up for themselves. I wish I'd complained at the time, Dad had a similar experience in March when he was in for an infection. It's blocking my mojo all this stuff which is why I haven't blogged lately, I really need to get it out.

Anyhoo I didn't mean to hijack your blog, I'm rooting for you & your Mum and the cats, all the best and big hugs from not too far away. XOXOXO

Lynda (Granny K) said...

Sending good vibes to you and your mum for the move. I'm sure it will be OK. So glad your mum has you to look after her (and the cats!). Hugs from Lynda and the bears