Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Exit: The Cool Car

Today is the day that I dreaded for 3 years.  I'm turning in my Cool Car and picking up my new car - an SUV.   How could I possibly complain about getting a new SUV?  I guess I'm not really - but my other car was definitely an awesome car - certainly reeking of "mid-life crisis" than the more conservative SUV that I'm picking up tonight.

In the back seat of my "cool car", there are claw marks from panicked newly rescued cats who stuck their paws out and hung on for dear life.  My record for the number of cats in my little sports car was 32.  Imagine me with 32 cats in a sports car? 

The inside side panels are scratched from pulling cat carriers in and out of the little space that was NEVER intended for cat carriers.  There's a roll of paper towels in the trunk for poop and barf mishaps.  I guess I'll transfer the paper towels into the SUV. 

My 6'3" 260 pound husband will be happy to have more room in this car.  We could never take my car on the weekends.  Watching him *squish* in used to amuse me greatly.

I used to think my little Cool Car knew the way to the shelter automatically.  Somehow without thinking, I would just end up there.  Abracadabra! 

So tonight it's on to a new era - a Tanzanite Blue SUV.  The new "Cat Car".  I wonder how many cats will find their way out of being "just another discarded cat", into a Forever Home thanks to a sturdy SUV who will get us all there. 

Maybe I need to go rescue somebody tomorrow and teach this SUV a few lessons. :)

9 comments:

Faith J. said...

Must have been a Mini Cooper. Us cat ladies love those little things!

Anonymous said...

LOL..You GO GIRL. Just think how many more kitties you'll be able to bring home in an SUV ? LOL..That's what my hubby was worried about LOL...
You're gonna LOVE IT Beth !
AND the patrol cars won't be watching out for SUVs like they would be for cute little sport cars ! Love you... Drive safely... Gail

Shannon said...

Thank god this wasn't an entry about a cat stuck in a parked car without windows cracked...I saw the title and got a bit worried about some cat being in a hot car and needing to exit into a cool car, phew! On a lighter note, SUVs are so cool. I'd like to have one! They can be gas guzzlers, but think of all the room you'll have for cages (and shopping excursions :)

Oh, and I'm glad to read in the comments that Olive, the Himalayan, was saved.

Anonymous said...

A much more suitable mode of transportation for a 'Great Grandma'.
Tanya

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Ah, that good old "auto tracking" that is built into our old cars. The hospital is 2 stop lights past the turn for the shelter and wouldn't you know it the turn signal turns itself on and I have to cancel it and continue straight...hahahaha

Random Felines said...

MOL - mom drives a Beetle and has seen several people laughing at her as she drives down the freeway stacked with stuff or transporting dogs. Good luck with the new vehicle!!

Lory and Co. said...

Hey Beth - you can teach that SUV a lesson today by picking up Ralphie for us! Can't wait to meet and foster that cutie!

House of the Discarded said...

Lory: WAHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! I'm leaving for the shelter now!

B

~*Connie*~ said...

I drive a convertible. I have since I've been able to afford them, and it is always a chore finding one that I can stick the required number of cat carriers in so I can get the crew to the vet. First it was two (not a big deal) then five (yea, lots of fun) then eight (you should have seen the look on the faces of the sales men) Now that it is seven I drive an EOS. And it is still a game of tetris to make sure they all fit comfortably.