Thursday, November 23, 2006

Cats (not the musical)

So, Susanne and I got a good sense of what it will be like to be parents yesterday. We left the house at 4:00 am with our 5 year old and 2 year old cats and the little one didn't really like it one bit. We started out with the two of them in their carriers and as soon as we started driving an incessant "meow, meow, meow" began eminating from CJ's carrier.

Hmmmm....maybe she'll feel better if she can get out? Big mistake. We released both cats and Harley our older cat comfortably ensconced himself on Su's lap but CJ began to mix howls in with her meows. No matter how often we reassured her that "everything's okay baby" "shhhh don't cry CJ" she just continued crying. As I was saying, I think we might experience this with Junior someday no?

Apparently from the window of our house everything moves predictably and slowly, and now the whole world was just whizzing by for CJ. I think it was all the headlights on the cars that really got to her. At first she was trying to follow them with her head and got frustrated. Su coaxed her up front and she decided she wanted to lay flat on the dashboard which was really not okay. She sort of hunkered down and Susanne and I were both cracking up as she tried to simultaneously drag CJ over to her side while preventing Harley from heading down to the nice warm floor where the fun brake pedal and gas pedal were.

Did I mention that they are going to stay with Su's mom until we return for Christmas break? This is probably a good idea. Both cats are now happy as can be, and we are delighted that the weather is clearing up in SC and we can get outside and enjoy the sun on this beautiful Thanksgiving day. Alrighty then, we send peace and love and joy to all. Happy Day of Thanks! -Monica (and Susanne)

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