Planning for Your Move

IMG_4906aSo I get to blog about moving. The woman is writing a book on moving with cats. Yeah, because cats love to move. Sadly, the idea came from the fact that people realize cats hate to move and instead of not doing it, they were giving up their cats to the shelters. Which we think is appalling.

Yes, I will say right now that I hated every moment of it. The fact that I hopped in the carrier as soon as the male started packing up his stuff had more to do with the fact that I didn’t want Ichiro to get the prime spot than any fear that I’d be left behind.

So, the most important thing the woman did was sit down and talk to us and we let her know what our preferences were in order:

1. Don’t move.

2. Don’t move

3. Don’t move.

She kept rejecting that option so she had to consider what might make us most comfortable for the move.

She examined the sorts of things that made us the most comfortable and the things that would allow us to own our surroundings. She considered how Ichiro would be best with other cats and where he could boss us around (I really wish she had thought about how I like my space) and how Gemini doesn’t always like Ichiro but she doesn’t mind him when she’s scared. She considered that we would need our own food, litter box and things that made us comfortable, like my favorite cat bed that got packed at the last minute because it just did not fit in her car.

NOTE: When moving with cats, realize we will take up three times the amount of space that you will. That’s just the way it is.

We will continue with this series of posts on moving. Our next post will be on the types of moves and things you may or may not have to consider for all of them


  1. Chey! YOU”RE BACK! We really missed you (and your cohorts, of course). None of us have ever moved but #1’s first cat, Ikkyu, lived with her on three continents and he was an old paw at moving.

    The Chans

  2. YAY you’re back!!!! we missed you a WHOLE LOT!!!

  3. BTW – the mom is a pro at moving with cats – she and the dad moved with Trixie, Norton and Ralph about 6 times – across cities, across states and to the middle of the country and back again.

  4. da tabbies o trout towne says

    CHEY !!!! ~~~~~~~~~ meowloz two ewe N de crew……we haz mizzed find chey fridays & yur blog….. hope all iz well N we look for werd ta seein mor postz….. đŸ™‚ ???

  5. da tabbies o trout towne says

    N we forgetted …….R hearts all wayz tern ther selves inta questshunz markz ~~~~

  6. Well, the best part seems to be that, although YOU may have moved, your blog didn’t!

  7. We can’t wait. weez noot mind da movin’ stuffs so much, but mommy wearranges da house a lot so wee get used to da different. And we luv to ride in da car too. Hmmmmm maybe weez not cats. MOL

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

  8. Welcome back, we missed you!
    We also don’t like moving though only Mickey moved here, and Julie when she was rescued.
    But we are sure we wouldn’t like it.
    Heck, we don’t like going to the Vet!
    We look forward to your stories. We need to be prepared…just in case.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  9. Hey, Chey! We’re with you…don’t move! Fortunately, we never had. But we look forward to your posts. đŸ™‚

  10. WE did flips seeing you again!

    Yeah, don’t move, don’t move, don’t move. TBT considered it once, and we told him not to. So he dint.

  11. Cool! I can’t wait to hear more about your move – I bet it was quite an adventure! That was a big one for you guys.

  12. We are looking forward to reading more too. Thankfully I only moved a few times with a cat and only one of those was out-of-state (that is the worst)
    Kitty Cat Chronicles just did a great post about moving with cats (tips), but hers was an instate move.
    Looking forward to reading more of yours!

  13. Chey it is so good to see you back!
    Ping says he looks forward to seeing the lovely Miss Gemini!

  14. I am very happy to see you back here Chey! I have never had to move and I think if we had to, I would miss my fields and catching the mousies.

  15. What a great idea! The head peep has planned all of her moves around her cats, and there’s so much to think about. We can’t wait to see your posts about this!

  16. Moving isn’t easy, or fun…except for the boxes!

  17. How nice to have you back again! We’re looking forward to reading about your move across the country.

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