I mentioned last time how pleased I am with how the cats are doing. They have really settled into the routines and are doing so well. It's such a huge relief that they are adapting so well. They were afraid at first but as the trip goes on, they are settling in and adapting. Their resilience and ability to adapt is inspiring me - I so want to be that adaptive too.
|Oliver, wanting some tummy rubs while underway.
We ran into more snow in Wyoming.
The snow looks prettier on the horizon than on the road.
Here is what the cage setup in the minivan looks like. The cages are side by side, covered with sheets. The cages in the back have the litter boxes and are accessed through the back door.
A look inside front of Oliver and Pierre's setup.
What it looks like from the back.
I later added a curtain to provide more security, hoping they could get the security without needing to hide in the litter box. It seems to have worked, they go behind the curtain to feel safe and come out to visit when they want.
The view from the backside of Rose, Theo, and Nahum's cage, which is similar to the other, only the front cage is rotated 90 degrees. I set up the cages thinking of how my friend Nancy, from the Community Cat Coalition, taught me how to setup relocation cages, wanting the cats to be as comfortable as possible in a stressful time.
In Denver, our friends gave us our own bedroom for the two nights we stayed with them. The cats did great, even though they got bored and started getting into things.
|Marvin exploring the hallway
|Nahum exploring the bathroom. Theo had already jumped up on the cabinet on the left...
|and then Theo jumped down into the shower.
Theo ready to explore some more.
In our home, Marvin rejects all soft, comfy spots, but in our friend's house, he kept choosing the softest cushy spots! Such a weird cat!
|A scale to weigh our cats!
|typical Kansas field
Marvin has spent most of the trip on one of our laps. I love having a lap kitty for the journey!
Oliver has enjoyed some lap time as well, which has been lovely. I had so much fear about how he would do with the journey and he's been so gracious, patient, and understanding. I so adore that boy.
I've also been very pleasantly surprised by how Pierre is doing. He comes out when we are driving and hangs out in the front corner of his cage that is closest to us. He'll even snooze in this place, which really surprises me. He's trusting us more and more.
|Pierre in front with Oliver in back and Nahum being Nahum.
The journey continues...