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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Home alone..

Not exactly home alone, it's the 9 of them with no adult supervision... erm..erm.. erm.... well, the story is I had to take a trip home, it was about 4 days... Yes, I had to think really, really hard. To send them for boarding? the cost for 9 is one thing, and I've never sent them for boarding before (except for SUNSHINE, that is, she went once, oh along with her 1 day kittens at the time).  To what extent would I be guaranteed that all of them will return safely in my hands? I dunno it's just when love has grown big, you become more sceptical of their welfare.  My other half used to be around, hence he would take over them, when I'm away.  but now we're no longer in the same town..huhuhu... options..

Boarding
-stressful-cat fight-hurt-predispose to illness due to stress
-what if they got loose..and never found again
-what if they catch somekind of illness (viral) from the dish bowl, cage, that wasn't 101% disinfected
= NO

Cat Sitter coming over
-my house is a mess, with small2 valuable things here and there don't want to create any issues or conflicts la..

A random friend nearby
-none are cat lovers that I know of at least
-they can help, but since they're not used to it, they don't have that natural instict (or haven't developed the skills) to be careful with doors and windows. and they don't have the skills to think for cats...

so all that was a no, no, no.  I thought I was overthinking it all, but yeah whatever.  I though of it and I didn't want to take risk.  So I left them home, and told them to take care of themselves.  Which of course came with it's own risks.  But I think I trust them more.  hoping that all would be ok.

But as I left, on my way to the airport, only that I realized that I hadn't taken their collars! off! only BULAN and MICHIKO use the safety snatch collar, as for the rest.. gosh I hoped nothing happen, nothing had happened before, but when u think so much, this is what happens.  I left a set of keys with a friend, just in case I get disturbed with negative hunches. but she didn't need to use it.

So here are some pre-home alone pictures:
with stocks of food and water

their toilet.

this is them getting their paws into clumping litter, which they usually don't use.

them getting their spots.
(the toilet is usually closed, hence here they are enjoying getting cool on the tiles)

MICHIKO managed to get some privacy =P


and here are post-home alone pictures
the mess they made for me, yes they took 'em outta my closet

plenty of leftover food & water =)

YUMIEKO the royal pincess got some privacy, that is til I return =P


*I don't want to embarrass them by posting up post-home alone pictures of their toilet.. hehe....
Overall, phew! it was a relief. and I hope I don't have to do that again, which for the time being, I don't think I will.. Our next big event is, moving and travelling on air. *deep breath* getting anxious about it.  It's gonna be soon...

*do not try this at home* I did this with extra precautions* and still it was risky* I do not hope to do this again*

2 comments:

f said...

I know how you feel.Left mine (5 of them) for hari raya.And thruout the raya,cant stop thinking bout them *sigh*

;)

LoVe said...

heeee.... so worrying kan.. they are part of our lives ordy. bl nak go off somewhere, kene fikirkan their welfare dulu... heee... only those who know what it means to love them yg understand... =)