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  • v KAREN608
    I know when winter leaves allergy season starts. Everyone talks about windows being open, and I know pollen is the enemy and can't let it in. I spend more time on youtube than Spark. Tort has a lot of videos. I'm karen4you on there.
    7 days ago
  • v EABL81
    Fast and endless - that's a good way to describe it. I'm in hurry up and wait mode. I really can't do much decisive until the buyers respond and we can figure out what needs to happen on this end. I'd like to make my reservations to fly to AZ at the end of this week, but that's all on hold until I know that this is a done deal. So frustrating! emoticon I'm not the most patient of people when there's so much on the line, I guess. I'm just nervous at how fast the days are moving on this side, but the end date remains the same emoticon

    Okay, enough venting! It's a beautiful day outside and I just came back from a walk in the park. I hope you're enjoying it. Your garden must be beautiful now. You must be several weeks ahead of us. My irises are up, but no buds yet, ditto for the bleeding heart. I saw some redbuds in the park to day, just beginning (barely) to bloom. I hope my dogwood does before I leave. I'd like to see it in bloom one more time. No dogwoods where I'm headed.
    11 days ago
  • v EABL81
    I've had fantasies about owning a cat like that. Every cat I've had has had to make a least one interstate trip, and Callie, my last cat, made many of them. She had more miles on her than some people's cars. She simply learned to tolerate those trips with the help of medication. I'm concerned about these two because they're the most shy, fearful, and least socialized of any of the others I've had. I think that's because they were feral as kittens, with a feral mother, and I didn't capture them until they were 3+ months old. They're also getting up there in years, so I'd like to make this as comfortable for them as I can.

    I used to make the trip from Georgia to AZ in three days (which was tough for me alone, but doable), and Callie handled it okay. But I've already decided to make this one a 4 day trip, figuring 4 shorter (relatively) days would be easier on them than 3 longer ones. Of course, that means one more night in a hotel, and I don't know how they'll handle that. Callie didn't seem to mind hotels at all, she just didn't like the car.

    I wish I did have someone to make the trip with me, but it would be as endless for them as it will be for me, so I don't think I'd wish that on one of my friends. It would be different without the cats, when it might be possible to stop and sightsee along the way. But this trip will just be a marathon drive all day until we can stop for the night. So I think I'll just load them up, set off with preset hotel reservations along the way, and hope for the best emoticon
    12 days ago
  • v EABL81
    I tried tranquilizers on my last kitty the first time we had to drive cross country. It had the same effect on mine as Valium did on yours once she woke up. An animal behaviorist whose class I took recommended Buspar (anti-anxiety med). Worked like a treat. She was still not happy, but fairly chill about it. That's what I'll ask for this time. These two have never traveled, so I've never tried it with them. I'm really hoping it works. Otherwise, I'll need to take it. emoticon
    13 days ago
  • v EABL81
    You've got that right! I've really pared my stuff down, so I think packing will go relatively fast, or at least I'm telling myself that every time I wake up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat emoticon .
    19 days ago
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