Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Moving: Experienced Cats Talk Part II


Hey, hey, hey my pals! I have decided to let all of you in on some of the closely kept secrets I have about how cats help with packing and moving. You already saw my little “teaser” post last week about “How Experienced Cats Move“. Now I am making that a little mini-series. I’ll post about what TKS and I are doing to help Mom L and Dad P in this final move for all of us. I have moved three times since arriving at my forever castle just a short five years ago and this is TKS’ second move in three years.

This is TKS’ turn at showing off her growing expertise in packing.

Hello Pals. This lesson is about insuring box size fits intended contents.

“Now there is a really important challenge every cat must face. WILL THE INTENDED CONTENTS FIT INTO THE INTENDED BOX??

Here you see me testing out a very colorful hand woven rug from master weavers in Mexico. I am making sure it is firmly smooshed—yes, “smooshed” is indeed a technical cat packing term. I am also making sure that there will be token cat furs on this item before it is rehung over our master bedroom bed. Never let the humans forget that we rule our homes.”

Ok Dad P. You can take it from here. It is properly smooshed

“Trust me my pals, humans simply cannot do this properly nor successfully without our brilliant input. Making sure contents will fit is a skill set only we cats possess. We are after all, “box masters”.

Ahhh—I see you want this art placed into the brown box.

“Sigh—you would think that with all their tape measures, rulers and whatnot that humans can figure out if the box is a proper fit for what they want to put in it. Slap my paw to my forehead and call me a crazy cat!! Have they never figured out how to measure this??!!”

Get. In. The. Box.!!!

“Seriously pals, humans never ever get into the very box they want “said” items to be placed. They simply assume the items will fit. I know, I know—such a laughable concept!!

I, TKS, did all the proper measuring techniques and determined that indeed the intended art items were a perfect match for the intended box. Without me, I do not know how Mom L and Dad P would have been able to accomplish this very technical part of moving effectively.

Hope you learned something from my experience. I am sure HRH Savannah will have more to share in our next post.”

Please let TKS know in comments if this moving technique is helpful—even if you are not ever gonna move—do her insights help you foresee the problems “should” you move??



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20 thoughts on “Moving: Experienced Cats Talk Part II

  1. Everyone who moves should have cats to assist – who knows more about boxes than cats? Perhaps you two should hire yourselves out as professional packers!

  2. Oh, yes, you are very helpful, TKS. I think we have a job for you…MOL 😀 Pawkisses for a Happy Moving 🙂 ❤

  3. tonkstail on said:

    Investigating boxes is SO impurrtant. And boy did you smoosh that blankie well, TKS!

  4. Marty the Manx on said:

    Very helpful tips TKS! We hope we never have to move but will start practicing now just in case!

  5. Those are excellent tips sweet Sage…we don’t think your mom and dad would be able to make this move without your help. You are for sure an expert on moving already in just a few short years. Happy and safe moving. Hugs and nose kisses

  6. We hope your move goes well. We hope we never need to move, but will keep your tips in mind.

    We are slowly reconnecting with our friends since Mom Paula retired and hope to see you more often.

    Truffle, Brulee, and Mom Paula

  7. 15andmeowing on said:

    I am impressed. I hope to never move, but I will remember these tips just in case.

  8. Mee-you Sage yur a purr-o at this movin stuff! Mee has nevurr moved with LadyMum so mee iss takin notess (so to speek) if mee ever needs to assist her!
    Happy packin mee furend!
    ***nose kissesss*** Dharth Henry xxxx

  9. TKS, your mom and dad are lucky to have you helping them pack. You are an expert at it…even if you’ve only moved once before.

  10. I’m going to bookmark this post for future reference when the Wonderpurr Gang moves. Pawsome tips, Sage.

  11. Wow, TKS, how wise you have become.

    Emma and Buster

  12. The Swiss Cats on said:

    You are so helpful, TKS, those are great tips ! Purrs

  13. Very impressive TKS, you sure know how to do it!

  14. BionicBasil on said:

    Wow, so many moves in so few years, thanks so much fur the expert tips… not that we’ll be needing them in the immediate future as the P.A. refuses to move!!! MOL [But one day she will]

    Big hugs

    Basil & Co xox

  15. Two French Bulldogs on said:

    You sure are giving away some top secrets
    Lily & Edward

  16. This was furry helpful, TKS. We would just like to add, from Our Purrsonal Expurrience, that sometimes, it is necessary for two or even three cats, to get inside a box, simultaneously, in order to ascertain its suitability, sizewise, for the objects intended to be packed inside.

  17. Get. In. The. Box. Of course!! It’s common kitty sense for crying out loud! Mom stuck me into a hundred boxes when we were packing to move. Each time it made her laugh. Weirdo.

    Love and licks,

  18. Sure hope the move to the forever house goes smoothly! How nice to think that it’s the last move ever – now you can know your house is ALLLLLLLLL YOURS!

    Hugs, Teddy

  19. Thanks for the tips, Sage! If the humans ever have to move, I know I will have to work hard to help them.

  20. it’s super helpful TKS… you only need a “handle with care” sticker in case you accidentally will move in a box too :o)

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