Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

Moving: Experienced Cats Talk Part II

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

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??

HEAD BONKS, THE KID SAGE

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

Friday Memes! Are you ready?

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

I have some special guest photos from my pals Phinny , Angel Easy’s baby brofur, and Erin the Princess Cat. And I just had to toss in one of me, of course.

Check out the embarrassment Phinny had to endure when his Mum and Dad said “not yours”!! Why I never can imagine any pawrent saying that! Can you?

Can you just imagine??!!! Having your pawrents say such a thing just as you lay claim to the very contents of your own, special holiday stocking?!!! Beware all my pals when this holiday season comes around. Make sure you stake out what is “yours” and what is “for others”. Just sayin’…

Next up is my gal pal over the water Princess Erin.

You can see that Princess Erin is having her paw full with all the mice her Dad Mark allows to roam about her castle. What a shame. Just look at how exhausted she is. Please send her your purrs and woofs for encouragement.

Now it’s my turn. You all know how much I luvluvluv my sun puddles.

I am, in my castle, the queen of finding sun puddles. I know they have always helped me be brave enough to explore new places. I will be searching out the very best sun puddles in our new home. I hope my readers will join me as I discover each and every one.

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

How Experienced Cats Pack

HIYA!!   SAVANNAH HERE!!!

Just thought I outta let my readers learn from all my experience with moving. I have lived with Dad P and Mom L for five and a half years. This will be my third time moving from one HRH Savannah’s castle to another. That’s right, three times in five years. Kitties let me tell ya I know how to pack! And I know how much energy the move will cost me—the Princess.

This is an accounting of a full day of packing boxes.

Zzzzzz…snork…zzzzz…

Please notice how often this kitty’s paws move to help the humans pack up our stuff.

Note the slight paw hug one hind paw is giving the other

That hug is because those paws are nappin’ paws. Now check out how busy my front paws are.

Not much happenin’ with my front paws…see my sweet snoozin’ face?

And now take a look at my darling little hind paw with the light filtering through my pristine white furs. Again, not one single fur is moving.

Check out my clean pink toe pad…I haven’t broken a sweat yet

There you have my first lesson in how to move from one Kitty Castle to another. I know I will be able to share more lessons learned as a “Cat On the Move”. Our move date is coming up in a few weeks. Lots of action here in my current castle. And of course I will allow TKS to share some of her own insights for Cats On the Move because this is her second move.

So what can my readers share in comments about your own experiences as cats and woofies “on the move”?

PAW PATS, SAVANNAH

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