Welcome back to Caturday with the Notorious BKL and Friends: We Moved! edition. (More pix of the new house will be forthcoming once I get a better handle on the the moving chaos, too.)
But let me just tell you this: The cats’ reaction to last week’s move perfectly encapsulated their three very different personalities.
- The Notorious Bad Kitty Lucy (BKL): Instantly out, about, exploring, and happy. She’s also, by the way, the one who discovered the busted screen on the new sun porch and had to be rescued from the ledge outside the house. Seems about right!
- The Notorious Bad Kitty Gnocchi (BKG): Stayed down in the basement for a day, but was out, about, and exploring all over down there within an hour or so.
- Poor Old Jeremy: Hid behind the washing machine for three days, and I had to coax him out even to eat. He’s still somewhat suspicious of the whole situation, and I’ve seen much less of him than usual.
All three of them, however, conspired together to howl in the car all the way over here. 🙂
Moving boxes are a cat’s paradise
The cats’ moving jitters, however, have been slightly assuaged by the plethora of boxes. I mean, what cat doesn’t love a good box? Boxes, boxes, everywhere… and BKL has been testing out each one as soon as I empty it.
You know. When I’m fast enough for her. Sometimes she just gives up and stakes her claim to the top of the box, instead. (I’m unpacking as fast as I can, BKL!)
Meanwhile, College’s Guy’s bedroom has become kind of the catch-all home for unpacking and organizing (since he’s in a dorm and not using it right now…). As for Gnocchi, she’s just supervising the process.
Although BKL is pretty sure that supervising the unpacking (as well as everything else) is her job.
I get by with a little help from my friends…
Moving is never fun. Moving alone, doubly not fun — I don’t know what I would have done without my friends, who variously helped me move carloads of last minute miscellany, helped me organize, brought me manicotti, passed on their old snowblower, and gave me the coolest housewarming gift…
How’s your Caturday going?
How is your own cat-filled (or cat free) week going? I’m just so happy finally to have my new kitchen in a semi-usable state, so one of the first things I made was a big comforting pot of chicken soup. Simple soup and toast was just perfect after too much carryout and a stressful week of moving and unpacking — What’s your go-to comfort food for these sorts of occasions?
Not sure yet if I’ll be able to get a new recipe done this week, but am looking forward to bringing you so many new creations from my new little kitchen and cheerful sunny dining room!
But back to the cats, right? Be sure to tune in next time for the latest in the exciting ongoing Caturday adventures of the Notorious BKL and Friends…