Another Move is Behind Us

We made it through another move and we still have three cats. The bad news is that they are stuck inside without a catio.

The time leading up to the move went well for the cats. I thought they would be more stressed but they seemed to enjoy investigating all the changes.

Floki was not as bold but he was less nervous than I expected. I did feel bad for Frankie’s new favorite spot because I brought boxes to the new house during the week before the move and Frankie’s basket had to be lowered until there was nowhere to put it.

The movers were here at 8:00 a.m a week ago on Saturday. We moved most everything out of the catio and then put the cats out there while the movers emptied the house.

When they finished Rose took Floki in her car and I took Chris and Frankie in my car. I put Chris in front because his carrier was the biggest and put Frankie in the back seat.

Frankie was good but Chris was much more of a whiney baby than I expected. He cried practically the entire twenty-minute car ride. I posted a video below but Youtube rotated my video sideways with no option to rotate it back so it is what it is.
When we got to the house we had to keep them in one of the bedrooms until the movers finished and then we let them out to explore the house. Chris and Frankie were excited and explored everywhere while Floki hung out under the bed. You can see a brief glimpse of Floki at around the four-minute mark.

The new home has a Florida room with big windows that let in more sunlight than our last home, which had awnings that kept much of the sun out. As you probably know, cats love lying in the sunbeam.

cats in sunshine cats in sunshine

Of course, it not always sunny in the Sunshine State.

cats lying in window during rain

My wife thought it would be a good idea to put curtains up but I thought it would ruin the view. She said they were sheer curtains and they were transparent so it would be no different than looking through the window without curtains. I said, “of course there is a difference.” If there was no difference than why are we wasting time and money putting them up? I didn’t actually say the last part.

I did open the curtains in the corner just to be a rebel.

That’s it for now. I’m sure I will have more stories to tell as we continue to unpack and settle in.

30 thoughts on “Another Move is Behind Us

  1. onespoiledcat

    I’m sure you’re glad the move is over and it doesn’t sound like you moved too far from your last home. The Florida Room is great for the cats – they lost their catio but gained a lot more sun!


  2. Genevieve Petrillo

    How is the Florida room different from the Catio? They both look like great places for kitties to hang out. Mom and I agree with you about the curtains. The sunshine is so awesome in there, it’s like its own form of dรฉcor! #happywifehappylife

    Love and licks,

  3. The Island Cats

    Glad everyone survived the move. That Florida room looks pretty pawsome…those windows are amazing. We bet the cats will really like that and forget all about a catio.

  4. helensaysno

    Whew, I’m tired just from reading this! Moving is a drag in general, but at least it looks like you have plenty of new places for exploring. Enjoy!

  5. kittiesblue

    Looks as if Chris and Frankie wanted to make certain nothing was forgotten at the old house. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  6. CatLadyintheCanyon

    Your kitties look content in the catio! I wish you a happiness in your new home. I just wrote about my big move to a tiny little cottage and how it impacted my cat crew. Lots of moving going on. By the way, I like the piece that looks like a wine rack in one of the photos, and I’m with you on the sheer curtains. LOL. Cheers!

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      Thanks. I was just thinking since the cats no longer have their catio, they should at least have some good views. the wine rack has a nice piece but we can’t put in wine there because the cats will knock it off. That happened after we bought the piece but fortunately the bottle didn’t break.

  7. The Hinoeuma

    Wow. You just moved two years, ago.

    Chris looks SO much like my Ollie. The only differences are, Ollie has a bent right ear (from his previous home and fighting with other cats), thumbs and his paws aren’t white. They are, basically, built the same way…tubby. LOL!

      1. The Hinoeuma

        Maybe it’s an orange kitty thing. Ollie loves his kibble. I’ve struggled to find wet food he likes. SO picky. He does like to beg for my fresh fish meals. If I cook fish for myself, he is right there, meowing…loudly. Worse than a dog…


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