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12/27/08 at 6:11pm
See? Cat's really don't forget. So glad they're back with you. You must be thrilled.
You know, I almost posted a message asking if you knew that a lot of the highways in OK and I-35 in KS is a toll road!
We're back! thank God! that was a long drive. 434 miles each way. 7 hours. Much of it on two lane highways. and get this, almost $20.00 in toll fees lol. I had no idea.
Well the cats did GREAT. man they were not freaked out AT ALL. When the guy opened the slider on the van, tinker started meowing LOUD. she kept sticking her arms out and biting the cage. she wanted to see her dad! Wilbur was asleep but when i woke him up he started chattering like when he sees a bug.
I put them in the bathroom, but they were ALL OVER ME. meowing, and rubbing and head butting me. I don't remember a time i was that happy.
I couldn't leave them in the bathroom. they wanted tos ee me. so i let them out, and neither even came close to getting upset. they instantly ran over to me on the couch and just kept jumping on me .
Finally they relaxed a little and did some exploring, as you can see here:
None of this 'timid' stuff here. they were right at home, right away.
Tinker ate a bunch!
and Wilbur just kicked back
So we all slept in a giant ball. they purred and purred and I scratched them until 6 in the morning. they came in at 9pm. they don't ever sleep with me but they were so happy i think they just didn't want me to leave again.
tinker purred non-stop from the time she got out of the carrier until we slept.
I gave them a sedative in the morning, and they popped right into their carriers. no arguments at all. Until we got on the freeway. Tinker simply wasn't having it. within about 50 miles she was screaming and clawing and biting the cage again. I pulled over after a toll booth, and put the carrier beside me. didn't help, she started scratching my arm through the holes. So i pulled over, locked all th doors and opened the carrier. she popped right out and head butted me, standing on the steering wheel. I swear, it's like she didn't care. I started slow to see how she'd take the car moving, and she jumped into the rear window and looked outside. Then she pounced up into my lap, sat down, and just looked out the window for the longest time. Purring, no stress, no worry, she was happy.
So i left her out of the carrier the whole way. when she wanted to sleep she'd scrunch under the passenger seat. then pop out and rub all over me for awhile.
No fear here! this is at 80mph
After they calmed down at the hotel wilbur jumped up in my arms, flipped over and started sucking his paws
I feel complete. seriously.
I can understand how you calmed down once you had them. I honestly think animals help "center" us. I'm not sure how or why, but they seem to give us a focus or something. I can have a terrible day at work, a rough drive home, and as soon as I walk in the house and feed the dogs and cats everything seems better. They DO complete us.