by Finn Frode
Soon my wife and I will be moving - and so will our two cats. We've started packing down the apartment and the cats of course watch with great interest. Problem is they know something is happening, but not what and why - and this clearly makes them anxious. The cardboard boxes are fine, but except for that our cats prefer things to stay as they have always been...
Snow White usually does not wake me up until dawn, but the other night she arrived at one o'clock and clearly asked me to follow her into the living room. It was easy to see what she was unhappy about, because the day before we had changed the look of the room completely by pulling down the book shelves.
She must have felt like waking up in a strange place. We went a round through the apartment while I told her everything was alright, but she returned to my bed purring all through the night. 😉
Although we are busy, we make sure that the cats are given more than their usual attention and treats. They have a hard time, but the good thing is that this seems to bring them closer together. There is however, no way for us to explain that the terraced house we bought has a small garden to it. They will be in an enclosure, but it will still be much better than the balcony they've been used to.
Update Picture of the cats in their new enclosure - 25th July 2010: