Nothing like getting the carrier out for a non-vet visit! Which is exactly what happened yesterday morning. I got my Peaches!
The plan had been to meet with Lynda half-way between us on Memorial Day weekend and for me to get Peaches then. It would have meant waiting and driving 4 hours each way for both of us.
Instead, a friend of Lynda came down to a show in Arcadia and brought Peaches with her. So, I drove 2 hours over yesterday morning and picked her up at 8:30am and drove straight home. I would have liked to seen the TICA show, but not with Peaches and hubby in the truck waiting.
Peaches did very well on the trip. Meowed a bit as we talked to her. But I could tell she was exhausted.
I put her in the second bathroom to isolate her and she immediately hid in the cabinets. I kind of expected that. Later last night, she moved up to the bed on the top of the counter and did allow a bit of scratching. She also ate a bit.
This morning she was more active -- pacing back and forth. She's still VERY nervous about this whole thing. And I can't blame her. In 48 hours, she's gone from the home she knew to a 10 hour trip with strangers and 5 other cats to a motel room then to a carrier and then to another carrier, 2 more strangers, and a 2 hour trip, only to be finally plunked down in a strange bathroom with cat noises from the other side of the door. I would be stressed!
But I am sure she will settle down -- hopefully sooner rather than later. She is such a sweet, but somewhat hyper girl.
I just would like to thank Lynda for entrusting me with this girl. Thank you!