The wedding of the century is just over 2 weeks away, and I have only recently begun the dreaded task of looking into what we will do with Calie while we are gone for 2 days. Because of her elder and special diet status, we can’t just leave her at home with Thor. So I had to look at options.
Option #1: Bring in someone to feed her a few times a day. The best option there was, but it didn’t pan out the way I would have liked, and it would have required alot of pre-planning to get her accustomed to a stranger feeding her on a schedule that wasn’t hers.
Option #2: Board her at a kenneling facility. My least favorite option, simply because she has never had the pleasure of this kind of accommodation. But I did my due diligence and contacted one of the few places available in our area, and settled on the vet that we use for her. Well, you remember how that turned out.
Option #3: Take her with us. I’m not keen on this idea, but the vet did say that she would probably be able to handle the drive better than the other 2 options that we had. Rick even did some research on the interwebs and found articles about traveling with a cat. So I did some hotel research, and found one that accepts pets and is close to the wedding and reception.
Result: going for it.
Besides, she has been begging to go outside ever since that last car ride. Which has also lead to a fantastic idea from Rick: buying her a harness and leash so he can safely take her for a walk outside.
When I heard this, I about doubled over in laughter. This cat doesn’t even wear a collar, because she was Houdini in a previous lifetime!
I could just imagine Calie saying “You plan on doing what?”
But, being the loving wife that I am, I decided to look into this contraption. Do you have any idea what the market is for cat harnesses? Oh. My. Gawd.
Here we have the Reflective Harness and Leash, for the sophisticated feline. “What a striking statement she will make when out and about for her nightly stroll.”
The glitter on this little number just screams “I really AM queen of the castle.”
This vest ensemble makes a stylish statement, for a more “Out on the town” effect.
Personally, I think that this will be a more appropriate response from Calie to a leash and harness.
That is only if Rick is able to get the confounded thing on her without being sliced and diced.
This could be very interesting… and slightly hilarious.
Either way, you can guarantee there will be pictures.