For the next 48 hours, we are without our beloved Cat Den. Kris at Habitat Haven showed up promptly at 8:00 am this morning and took down the den and is now installing it at our new house as I type this blog post.
My cats are having withdrawals and it's mayhem at my house.
We have a house showing this morning and the some of the cats must remain in the house during the showing since we can't put them out in the cat den. It's 11 am, and my once clean hair is skinned back in a pony tail and I'm sweaty. I have to be back at the new house by 1:00 because Ikea is delivering some stuff for my son's room.
Yesterday, I ran into a former adopter at a local pet store. Lynn is a lovely human being and she adopted our Gabby and Ramone. She wanted me to come over to visit them before I moved. I hesitated. She lives only 3 minutes from the pet store and I knew she wanted me to come over right away. How could I make time? Too much to do....but I decided to go anyway. Maybe the diversion would be good for me.
What I didn't expect is that I burst into tears the moment I saw them!
They looked cared for and happy. Their coats were shiny and there was no doubt that they were adored. Ramone playfully bit me and I sang my little "Gabba-Gabba" song to Gabby. I think she remembered! I wiped my eyes in embarrassment. I don't know where that came from. Maybe just from the stress of the past few weeks. But I was SO glad I saw them again.
48 hours and I'll be in our new house - complete with cat den. THEN the work begins! Until then, dealing with 10 cats "flipping out" over the lack of cat den is going to be brutal. Maybe they can go over for a visit tonight. Hm. Or maybe not. :)