Thursday, January 01, 2009

San Diego update: California now has two more cats!

Grover is San Diego's newest resident. He's not happy about it.
Happy New Year, Gentle Readers!

Poor George and I had a lovely Christmas together in Vermont with my family, where we convened from several different states to enjoy the quintessential White Christmas, sleigh ride and all. (I'm serious, we actually took a sleigh ride.)

Poor George and I have just arrived in San Diego with our cats in tow. Getting them here via airplane was just loads of fun, and they are both traumatized, although Ava has emerged from under the bed and has already figured out how to climb up the chimney.

Grover was so freaked out that Poor George and I had to extract him from under the bed and hold him tightly between us under the covers while we napped, all just to get him to stop shivering in fear. I think he's starting to feel better, but all the same I'm leaving him in the guest bedroom until he has enough of his moral strength back to allow for further house exploration.

Meanwhile Ava, is meowing her discontent and confusion non-stop as she sniffs every square inch of every room.

Our furniture consists of the following:

- one couch
- one twin bed (with just barely enough room for two full grown men and two larger than life cats)
- one dining room table/desk and six wooden chairs
- one coffee table
- six foldup camping chairs that my dad bought so that a few people could sit down during our marriage ceremony in the park last October.

Needless to say, it's not quite a "home" yet - - - but I have faith that it will get there. Poor George will relocate here permanently sometime over the next 3 months or so. Maybe he'll bring some more of our furniture with him.




Cormac Brown said...

Happy New Year to you and George!

Tanya Espanya said...

We moved from Toronto to Miami, then to St. Louis, then back to Miami, then to Spain, then back to Toronto, and brought our two crummy cats with us. Good times.

Glad everyone is now home.

Can't wait to see you guys in a few weeks.

Smoochies and Happy New Year.

Hi Cormac!

lulu said...

Glad you've got the kitties to keep you company! Happy Birthday!

Bubs said...

Happy new year! Did you dope up the cats before you flew them out? I remember doing that to our dog when we moved to Chicago, and he wasn't right for a couple of days.

Glad you got your cats with you now.

Flannery Alden said...

Sounds cozy! Happy New Year to you, Poor George, and the kitties!

Some Guy said...

Happy New Year to all four of you!

Dino aka Katy said...

aww poor kitties. I just move across town and mine hate that so I can't even imagine putting them on a plane. I am glad that you have them for company and that Poor George will be there soon to.

Happy New Years

Gifted Typist said...

Happy new year. Hoping to get down to Sandy Eggo in Feb for that Big bloggie meet-up!

Doc said...

Glad to hear you are surrounded by your loved ones again. Welcome PG & family.


Madame Leiderhosen said...

Grover is adorable. (I have a weakness for orange kitties.)

Break out the lamb baby food and the cats will forgive you.

Here's to the big moving adventure in 2009!

Eebie said...

You totally need to spice up the place and the economy needs you, so spend all your savings.

Madam Z said...

There's nothing like a winter visit to Vermont to make you appreciate sunny Sandy Eggo. I'm wishing you, P.G. and the kitties a happy, furniture-filled, homey 2009!

GETkristiLOVE said...

All hail to the Orange Cats!

Dale said...

A twin bed sounds so cozy and by cozy I mean crazy making.

I'm glad you're all there and PG will be able to plunk down for good before long. Happy New Year!

My cat says hey to your cats.

Grant Miller said...

Home is where the heart is, Mr. CP.

God bless!

BeckEye said...

Strange that an animal who has no qualms about shitting in a box would be so picky about its living quarters.

A dog lover :)

wonderturtle said...

Happy New Year! Here's to slowly filling up a new space with goodness.

GrizzBabe said...

Happy New Year! Glad George will be with you soon.

Anonymous said...

You can use my wedding present to get yourselves some furniture. A sleigh ride sounds fun, although in my case I'd probably try to get the driver to let me try driving the horse. I don't even ride in the snow. In winter we only ride in the indoor ring! No snow on my horse's little hoofies.

Glad to hear that PG and you have gotten to spend some time together. Go out and buy a bigger bed - you can afford it!

Your Cousin Cathy

Beth said...

How long is the World's Cutest Poor George staying this time?

I feel for you and the twin bed. The Beloved Ex and I spent three months in his twin. Many a night I ended up sleeping on the floor (he was suffering through some back problems). Cozy, my ample a**.

Creepy said...

Surely they love the weather!?!

Tenacious S said...

Happy New Year to you and George and the kitties. Ed and Gwen say "hello."

Cormac Brown said...

I was so intent on saying "Happy New Year" that I didn't really read the post...

"Needless to say, it's not quite a "home" yet"

"Home" is where there is love and you two have more than enough of that.

Katie Schwartz said...

CP, I am so glad the pussies made it to their new home safely. They'll adjust. They have you and soon, their other pappa PG.

The idea of the two of you napping with Grover in the middle is so sweet. You're great parents!

Your house will be a home in no time.