and I had a big day last Thursday. Early in the morning our lisa-mom packed us
in the car and took us for a ride. She
told us to say goodbye to Brasen, but we didnt really know what she was
talking about, so we just told him that wed be back later to play with the
drove us to downtown Denver and we saw all kinds of very tall buildings.
Im pretty sure that Bozi and I could climb them, but lisa-mom never
gave us a chance to get out of our carrier. A
bald guy named Chris came to talk with lisa-mom.
She introduced us to Chris-guy and told him that Bozi was a talker and
that he would talk all the way, hee-hee. She
said that I was a sweetie and very quiet. She
then told Chris that the papers that Carrie needed were in the bag that she gave
him. We wondered if she meant Carrie-mom,
but we couldnt see her anywhere. Chris-guy
took us to his house, and just a little while later we saw Carrie-mom walking in
the door! We couldnt figure out
how she knew where to find us but we were glad to see a familiar face.
She got us out and held each of us and told us that we were going to our
new home in California. She gave us
kisses and cuddles and told us how happy she and Eric-dad were to have us join
their family. She talked about someone
named Corky-boo, but we didnt know who that was.
put us in a new container and then walked us out to another car.
This was our 3rd car ride of the day.
Bozi was pretty vocal letting her know that he didnt like being in the
carrier, so she let us out in the car. That
was a lot of fun, we busily explored every nook and cranny of this new car. Unfortunately, the fun didnt last, because only 1 block later
Carrie-mom said that we were too curious and that wasnt safe for us, so back
in to the carrier we went. Bozi did NOT
like that and boy, did he let Carrie-mom know. He
didnt stop talking until we got to what Carrie-mom called the airport when
she let us out in the (now parked) car to play for a little while.
Our lisa-mom had packed a few toys for us, which Carrie-mom gave to us.
We even got a brand-new squeaky-mouse!!! Bozi
was so happy, he just purred and purred. He really likes the squeaky mouse and carries it around in his
mouth. I like scrunchy balls better.
After a few minutes of play time, Carrie-mom told us we had to get back
into the carrier so we could catch our plane. We
didnt know what that was, but it sounded pretty important.
After a lot
of walking, Carrie-mom got us out of our carrier again so that we could go
through what she called security. That
was a lot of fun, because there were all these people that told us how cute we
were. We liked that.
Loads of people asked Carrie-mom what kind of kitties we were, and she
told them that we were Norwegian Forest Cats and she told them all about lisa-mom.
got to ride an underground train, and then after a lot of walking we got to our
gate for the plane. The lady at the gate
told Carrie-mom that the plane was full and that she couldnt get on.
This made Carrie-mom very sad, because she was worried about us.
They werent very nice or helpful they said there were weather
delays and equipment changes and there was nothing they could do to
help us out. They were being
particularly rude at one point when Carrie-mom put us up on the counter so they
could hear Bozi crying to be let out of the container. She told them she
didnt mind being delayed as a person, but that she had two little kittens
with her and she needed to get them home. That
seemed to soften them up a bit and they agreed to let us have a room all to
ourselves until our flight.
took us to the room and let us out right away. What
a cool room it was there was a big drain in the middle of the floor that
Bozi and I kept sniffing. Carrie-mom
shooed us away from the drain, saying it was smelly, but we thought it was cool.
There was also a toilet in the room with no lid which meant we could
stand on the edge and bat at the water. Carrie-mom
told us to be careful because we wouldnt be happy if we got all wet.
The coolest thing, though, was this big silver box that hung on the wall.
Bozi is bigger than me, so he could reach it from the counter.
He got his front two paws on it and was trying to get his back paw on
when Plop! he fell right in. Carrie-mom
laughed and then grabbed him out. She
said something like This is terrible, were going to the Admirals
Club, popped us back into our carrier and took us for another walk and train
we liked the Admirals Club the nice lady at the front desk said we could
go anywhere we wanted, so when Carrie-mom let us out we decided we could cover
more ground if we went opposite directions. Carrie-mom
laughed again, caught us both and then let us out one at a time so she could
follow us around. It seemed like some
people were pretty surprised to see us peeking at them.
We got loads more compliments What beautiful kittens.
Eventually, Carrie-mom decided the easiest place to take us was the
bathroom, where she could let us both out at the same time and keep an eye on
us. We liked the bathroom, our scruncy
ball and squeaky mouse sure do fly across the floor.
The best part was all the visitors that came to see us. They would come in the main door and then go into the little rooms.
I made sure they were all okay by following them into the little rooms
and peeking at them under the door. Carrie-mom
said to leave them alone, that it wasnt nice to peek at them like that, but
they all laughed and said it was okay. Carrie-mom
began warning everyone that came in that we would visit them in the little room,
which made everyone laugh.
then got out our food and said that we were lucky that lisa-mom loved us so much
and sent us with food and toys. She fed
us twice and played with us for hours on the bathroom floor.
After a while, Carrie-mom said that it was time for us to catch our
plane, and she bundled us back in to the carrier and we went back to the gate.
We did get on to the plane this time, and Carrie-mom put us under her
seat. The plane was kind of noisy
and scary, but we could see her feet and she unzipped the very top of the
carrier so she could see us and pet us. We
decided this was a good time to sleep, since wed been playing all day.
Pretty soon, Carrie-mom was taking us out from under the seat and we
walked again to another car. She said
that we were almost there and that this was going to be a short ride this time.
In a few minutes the car stopped and Carrie-mom took us out of the car
and we went into a house. As soon as we
got in the door someone said Theyre here the kitties are here! and
lots of people came to see us. We saw our
Eric-dad and got to meet Carries mom Doris, her sister Andrea, Andreas
husband Tommy, and a really short person called Sage. They all wanted to hold us, but we wanted to explore
everywhere. We could tell there was
another cat in the house and we found a door we werent allowed behind, for
now. Carrie-mom said that after a
while wed get to meet Corky.
We got more
food and water and there were lots of new toys to play with.
After a few hours of playing and exploring, we got kind of sleepy, so
Eric-dad and Carrie-mom laid down with us at the top of the stairs, where Bozi
had fallen asleep. I still miss my mom,
Shira, my Lisa-mom, Brasen, Makana, and Regalo, but Ive got my brother Bozi
with me and these people seem pretty nice.
(thanks to Diara and Boz's Carrie-mom for delivering this letter from Diara to me!)
© 2004 Carrie Ask
(Please note that you will see a number of photos of our cats and kittens that I've taken outside in a natural setting. The LostWoods cats do NOT go outside unsupervised! When we do go outside for pictures and occasional adventures, there is always one person and usually two watching them closely. We do have an outside, fully enclosed run to which the older cats are allowed access, but even then we check on them often.)
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