Well, I'm physically in Baltimore. Getting there was...interesting.

Aria was not a happy camper. In the slightest.

She got pretty spooked last night. She had this wide-eyed I know you're up to something and I'm going to figure out what look. She left her hidey-hole early this morning and I found her napping in the sunshine. I was about to give her a tranquilizer to make the dumping her in the car episode a little easier, when someone dropped something.

Off her little furry butt went into the basement.


Just lovely.

I found her underneath a desk, went to grab her, and once again, she disappeared. Only this was in a labyrinth of a basement. Most likely she was not hiding within easy reach. I called her name (Arrrr-eeeee-yaaaa), though why I bothered was beyond me. It's not like the little beastie ever comes when I call her anyway.

I looked high and low, back and forth, hither and yon.

Cobwebs? Yes.
Dead bugs? Yes.
Kitty? Nope.

I found the only spot where she could reasonably get and I see these bright green eyes looking out at me. I tried to flush her out and get her back upstairs where there were basically no places to hide. Aria had other plans. She hid somewhere else in the basement, a place where I once again couldn't get to.

I love my cat. Right then, however, it was extremely difficult.

To make a long story short, we got Miss Fuzzy Pants into the car, doped her up and left the house.

Upon which we were promptly serenaded with high-decibel yowling. For an hour and a freaking half. I'm driving, covered in cobwebs and kitty fur, listening to a feline symphony cum heavy metal band.


She settled down, and 8 hours and three potty breaks later, here we are. I physically move in tomorrow. That should be fun.

I have no idea when I'll be in touch again. But I'm in B-more, and thinking of you all.

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Charlynn said...

Good luck with the rest of the moving. :)

Kirsten said...

Congrats on reaching Baltimore. Moving is such a pain.

And my cat used to get that same look when it was time to take her to the vet.

mary said...

8 hours! As the crow flies? Whoa!

Glad you captured the escaping hooligan and took her with you! Cats are experts at hiding and ignoring us. I can recall several house hunts looking for a clever kitty who was visiting and he still pretends he doesn't have a name.

It's actually cool here this morn.
Enjoy exploring your new nest!/*

marcella said...

Good luck to both you and kitty in your new home

Jane said...

I'm thinking of you Carrie. Best of luck settling in. I'm sure you'll bloom where you're planted!

Jeanne said...

I'm so glad you made it to B-more safely!! (You're not far from where I am!! Email me sometime...
diggingmeup at gmail dot com.)

thinking of you as well.


Sarah said...

Wow, and I thought moving two cats two miles was a nightmare!

I hope you're settling in well.

Thinking of you

lauren said...

Thinking about you and hoping you are doing wonderful!!!
Congrats to you and damn lucky Baltimore.
Love lauren

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