A few of you have asked how the cats are handling all the recent commotion
Of all of them, Rupert is the least perturbed.
As long as he can still get his day-long 12-hour nap, maybe a little time outside, and an evening snuggle on the couch, he’s a happy cat.
Relic is not upset, but he definitely gets annoyed on the days we go to the house.
On any day, the first thing Relic does is go outside the moment we get up. That’s usually between 8 and 9 am on a normal day. On the days we go to the house, we’re up around 5:30 a.m. He thinks that’s wonderful.
However, he’s not so thrilled that I bring him in again before we leave around 6:30 a.m. He gets to go out again as soon as we get home (usually between 6 and 7 that night), but he definitely doesn’t like being stuck in the house all day. I’m not quite sure why – he mostly just sleeps outside when he is out. But he’s a cat – he wants what he wants.
I know he’s going to VERY excited when he figures out the cat door and realizes he can go in and out as he pleases.
But Burton…. oh my poor little baby Burton.
He’s been spoiled. When I brought him home as a kitten, I was already mostly working from home – only going into the office a couple times a month. Six months later, I was working from home permanently. He has NEVER liked in when I leave the house. When I go to up to Mom’s to quilt for the day, he follows Dave around and cries.
So you can just imagine how he feels when we are both gone for hours on end. He knows something’s up when the alarm goes off at 5:30 and he tries to guilt me into staying with the saddest cat face you’ve ever seen.
And when I am home, he’s my little fluffy shadow. Either on my lap, or close by my side.
Whether I’m working, or reading, or just chilling out.
He’s also not very happy that I won’t let him use any of the boxes lying about as scratching posts! Life is just so hard for the poor boy!
Still… just wait until he finds out he can go outside without a harness and leash!
9 thoughts on “Poor Baby Burt”
Oh my goodness, Burton’s facial expression in that last photo is, umm, something else!
Lord Burton will adapt, but he is doing a good job of pretending he’s an old man who doesn’t like anyone to move his cheese!
Oh, it will be an adjustment for all of them in different ways. Once you settle in it will be a big adventure for them!!! Until then–snuggles when you can!
=I wish Val that I could let you borrow my backpack for cats. Burton dear could go along and you could back pack him around. Ha! not really feasible. Have you tried feliway products for him. Will he wear a feliway collar? I think they are good at a calming cats down. Keep on moving!
Poor Burt. I wouldn’t be able to leave him.
That last photo of Burton looks like he is giving you the evil look. When I moved, the worst part for my cats was the actual drive to the new home. Hope all goes smoothly because they should certainly love their new home.
Just a little bit longer, Burt!
Are you still working totally from home?
Stephen has heard they will be going back into the office “as needed” in September. Not sure WHAT that means for him in terms of days. He’s done fine working from home.
Disruption is so hard on the critters. I’ve been wondering how if and when all those cabinets show up how our kitties are going to handle all those big boxes.
hey Burton! This too shall pass! You’re going to love your new home…