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jmc
May 12th 08, 11:28 AM
The movers came today, the house is empty except for the furniture that
belongs to the house (rental). Poor Meep... put her in her box this
morning, locked her in the bathroom... she hears strangers and weird
noises for some hours (she's afraid of anyone but us) ... then I let her
out and EVERYTHING IS GONE! She's wandering around the house, looking
at shelves and into corners. Again and again. Reminds me of when you
open the fridge for the 5th time in 10 minutes, like a piece of
chocolate cake will magically appear or something :)

I do think she understands what is going on, and that the next step is a
long trip in her box and yet another new house. She doesn't know that
the new house should be cool - back to a forested area, so should be
plenty of "kitty tv" after dark. A small deck which I'll make "Meep
safe" so she can be out there without danger of falling off. Culdesac,
so quieter than this place.

Wish I could tell her. As it is all I can do is give her treats and
attention.

This will be her last overseas move. She's 12 in a couple of days, and
I'm not going to put her through this again.

Jodi

dgk
May 12th 08, 01:10 PM
On Mon, 12 May 2008 19:58:17 +0930, jmc
> wrote:

>The movers came today, the house is empty except for the furniture that
>belongs to the house (rental). Poor Meep... put her in her box this
>morning, locked her in the bathroom... she hears strangers and weird
>noises for some hours (she's afraid of anyone but us) ... then I let her
>out and EVERYTHING IS GONE! She's wandering around the house, looking
>at shelves and into corners. Again and again. Reminds me of when you
>open the fridge for the 5th time in 10 minutes, like a piece of
>chocolate cake will magically appear or something :)
>
>I do think she understands what is going on, and that the next step is a
>long trip in her box and yet another new house. She doesn't know that
>the new house should be cool - back to a forested area, so should be
>plenty of "kitty tv" after dark. A small deck which I'll make "Meep
>safe" so she can be out there without danger of falling off. Culdesac,
>so quieter than this place.
>
>Wish I could tell her. As it is all I can do is give her treats and
>attention.
>
>This will be her last overseas move. She's 12 in a couple of days, and
>I'm not going to put her through this again.
>
>Jodi


It must be so weird for them when we move. They get locked in the
bathroom and POOF, everythiing is gone. They they get gone as well.

The last time I did that was from an apartment to a house. Both boys
were put in a big box and brought to the living room. One cat stays in
the box looking around crying. The other hops out, walks around the
main floor, discovers the stairs, and heads upstairs.

They were brothers but completely different personalities. They're all
so weird.

Cat Lover
May 12th 08, 06:48 PM
On May 12, 6:28*am, jmc > wrote:
> The movers came today, the house is empty except for the furniture that
> belongs to the house (rental). *Poor Meep... put her in her box this
> morning, locked her in the bathroom... she hears strangers and weird
> noises for some hours (she's afraid of anyone but us) ... then I let her
> out and EVERYTHING IS GONE! *She's wandering around the house, looking
> at shelves and into corners. Again and again. Reminds me of when you
> open the fridge for the 5th time in 10 minutes, like a piece of
> chocolate cake will magically appear or something :)
>
> I do think she understands what is going on, and that the next step is a
> long trip in her box and yet another new house. *She doesn't know that
> the new house should be cool - back to a forested area, so should be
> plenty of "kitty tv" after dark. *A small deck which I'll make "Meep
> safe" so she can be out there without danger of falling off. *Culdesac,
> so quieter than this place.
>
> Wish I could tell her. *As it is all I can do is give her treats and
> attention.
>
> This will be her last overseas move. *She's 12 in a couple of days, and
> I'm not going to put her through this again.
>
> Jodi

Moving is awful hard on animals too. I hate it that we had to move
like 3 times befor we landed. It was terrible on the animals, thank
god we have settled and so will you. Take care, Peaceful cat

Phil P.
May 12th 08, 07:32 PM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> The movers came today, the house is empty except for the furniture that
> belongs to the house (rental). Poor Meep... put her in her box this
> morning, locked her in the bathroom... she hears strangers and weird
> noises for some hours (she's afraid of anyone but us) ... then I let her
> out and EVERYTHING IS GONE! She's wandering around the house, looking
> at shelves and into corners. Again and again. Reminds me of when you
> open the fridge for the 5th time in 10 minutes, like a piece of
> chocolate cake will magically appear or something :)
>
> I do think she understands what is going on, and that the next step is a
> long trip in her box and yet another new house. She doesn't know that
> the new house should be cool - back to a forested area, so should be
> plenty of "kitty tv" after dark. A small deck which I'll make "Meep
> safe" so she can be out there without danger of falling off. Culdesac,
> so quieter than this place.
>
> Wish I could tell her. As it is all I can do is give her treats and
> attention.
>
> This will be her last overseas move. She's 12 in a couple of days, and
> I'm not going to put her through this again.
>
> Jodi

I'm hoping once she's settled in after a few months and realizes she isn't
going anywhere, she'll have fewer and less frequent bouts with FIC.

Best of luck,

Phil

jmc
May 13th 08, 12:36 AM
Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (5/13/2008 4:02 AM):
> "jmc" > wrote in message
> ...
>> The movers came today, the house is empty except for the furniture that
>> belongs to the house (rental). Poor Meep... put her in her box this
>> morning, locked her in the bathroom... she hears strangers and weird
>> noises for some hours (she's afraid of anyone but us) ... then I let her
>> out and EVERYTHING IS GONE! She's wandering around the house, looking
>> at shelves and into corners. Again and again. Reminds me of when you
>> open the fridge for the 5th time in 10 minutes, like a piece of
>> chocolate cake will magically appear or something :)
>>
>> I do think she understands what is going on, and that the next step is a
>> long trip in her box and yet another new house. She doesn't know that
>> the new house should be cool - back to a forested area, so should be
>> plenty of "kitty tv" after dark. A small deck which I'll make "Meep
>> safe" so she can be out there without danger of falling off. Culdesac,
>> so quieter than this place.
>>
>> Wish I could tell her. As it is all I can do is give her treats and
>> attention.
>>
>> This will be her last overseas move. She's 12 in a couple of days, and
>> I'm not going to put her through this again.
>>
>> Jodi
>
> I'm hoping once she's settled in after a few months and realizes she isn't
> going anywhere, she'll have fewer and less frequent bouts with FIC.
>
> Best of luck,
>
> Phil
>
>

::Most fervently:: Mee Tooo!

She seems to be doing well enough on the amytriptyline. The initial
increased vocalization and pushiness has either abated or we got used to
it <g>. She's still a scardey cat, but recovers and comes out of her
hiding-place quicker. Thank you for suggesting it; she was absolutely
miserable on the clomicalm.

She's pretty upset that her under-bed hiding places are all gone now, at
the moment she's hiding on a shelf in the closet, poor thing.

jmc

Phil P.
May 13th 08, 07:54 AM
"jmc" > wrote in message
...
> ::Most fervently:: Mee Tooo!
>
> She seems to be doing well enough on the amytriptyline. The initial
> increased vocalization and pushiness has either abated or we got used to
> it <g>. She's still a scardey cat, but recovers and comes out of her
> hiding-place quicker. Thank you for suggesting it; she was absolutely
> miserable on the clomicalm.

I'm glad its working out. Hopefully, she'll settle in soon and won't need
the medication.


>
> She's pretty upset that her under-bed hiding places are all gone now, at
> the moment she's hiding on a shelf in the closet, poor thing.

Its all new turf for her. She just needs a little time. She should start
venturing out more and more as she starts feeling more secure.

Best of luck,

Phil

jmc
May 13th 08, 12:26 PM
Suddenly, without warning, Phil P. exclaimed (5/13/2008 4:24 PM):
> "jmc" > wrote in message
> ...
>> ::Most fervently:: Mee Tooo!
>>
>> She seems to be doing well enough on the amytriptyline. The initial
>> increased vocalization and pushiness has either abated or we got used to
>> it <g>. She's still a scardey cat, but recovers and comes out of her
>> hiding-place quicker. Thank you for suggesting it; she was absolutely
>> miserable on the clomicalm.
>
> I'm glad its working out. Hopefully, she'll settle in soon and won't need
> the medication.
>
>
>> She's pretty upset that her under-bed hiding places are all gone now, at
>> the moment she's hiding on a shelf in the closet, poor thing.
>
> Its all new turf for her. She just needs a little time. She should start
> venturing out more and more as she starts feeling more secure.
>
> Best of luck,
>
> Phil
>
>

She already is, but is still letting me know she is Not Happy. Won't
touch noses with me any more :(

jmc

barb
May 13th 08, 02:59 PM
When we moved in '93 I had my cats in their travel cases in the bathroom.
When I went in later they were loose. It turned out one of the movers felt
sorry for them and let them out. I was lucky they didn't run away. Once in
their new home the 3 cats went exploring right away, seemed really pleased,
found their litter and food bowls and settled in.

Beware. Best of luck.

Barb