Our Cats Have a Love/Hate Relationship with Moving

I’ve mentioned before that a new aspect for this move is the fact that we have cats.  Truth be told, I’m a little worried and nervous about taking our 2 cats that were born on the porch of this house to a new home.  I have a tendency to humanize animals, so I fear that we’ll permanently traumatize the cats by taking them from their birthplace.  I have issues, I know.

At any rate, our cats have no idea what’s coming.  All they know right now is that the giant creatures they board with are steadily dismantling the house.  Their reaction to our packing varies from enjoyment to fear.

On one hand, they are currently in a kitty playground.  They have lots of empty boxes to hide in.  There are piles of packing paper (and bubble wrap when they can get their paws on it) to jump onto and scatter.  There are empty shelves to explore.  They love it!

awesome

On the other hand, they are living in a kitty nightmare.  Things are rapidly changing.  The giant creatures are acting strange.  There are lots of unfamiliar crashes coming from odd places.  Oh, and there is the constant riiiiiiiiiiiiip of packing tape (because everyone *loves* that sound. . .or not).  They hate it!

hate

Consequently, the cats don’t know what to make of their surroundings.  Should they like moving or not?  I think stuffing them in a kennel for an 8-hour car trip might sway them towards the latter.

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