It's looking like our owners are getting ready to start their trip soon. We keep hearing the terms "down south", "Florida", "distance", "running out of time" and "get the trailer ready". We are assuming this means we will be taken out of our comfort zone, which, to be frank, we find quite boring, but we are cats, so we don't mind 'boring'.
We must mention that usually, at least once a day, we are taken for a walk. Apparently their friends think it quite strange to see us attached to them on a "rope". However, we don't think it's strange to be wearing our different harnesses. We are usually very good then we go out for a walk, but I (Charlie), must mention that Camilla was very bad just the other day when she saw a little bird hiding under the bush. She managed to wrestle herself out of her harness and whoosh! there she was, under the bush too. From where I was standing, watching in amazement at her crafty escape, I could see that the bird had fluttered to the top of the bush. However, there was Camilla, happily sitting waayyy under the branches while my Mom was on the ground, half way under the bush, frantically calling her name. Of course, as usual, my dear sister just ignored her and carried on behaving like a cat. I obediently stood to one side while this comical scene was taking place in front of me.
The next thing I knew, Mom came out from under the branches and scampered up the kitchen steps back into the house, calling to our Dad to come and help her. A short while later, they both came out with Dad rattling the box that Camilla loves so much. Mom was saying to get the Temptations out. He then shook the box some more while standing a couple of feet from the bush, while Mom was going back under the bush where she had been originally.
At this point, Camilla calmly walked out from under the bush, and casually stood in front of Dad while he took out the treats that Camilla loves so much. Mom re-appeared looking totally disheveled while Dad and Camilla calmly conversed with each other and Camilla was happy to be picked up (after eating her treats) and the two of them happily went back inside. Mom came back to me and the two of us continued our originally planned for walk around the garden. I think I heard Mom muttering under her breath quite a bit though.
One thing I think I heard her say is that she wondered how on earth Temptations can have such a hold on one cat and yet the other cat just can't be bothered. She seems to think Camilla is a drug addict (whatever that is). But it seems she was happy that the Temptations resolved an otherwise sticky situation and she vowed to always have them close by when she takes us out for walks in the future..
Authors: Charlie and Camilla
We are both young cats who were taken from an animal shelter in Florida. We traveled with our new owners up north to Nova Scotia, where we get to live in a nice big house with loads of room to run around in. When we are not in the house, we are back on the road, traveling long distances, across the country. We consider ourselves to be very well traveled pussy cats, who are fully adaptable to whatever our new surroundings present. By the way, we have been told to stress to our readers that we are NEVER allowed to go for walkies on our own. Apparently there are all kinds of 'dangers' out there (whatever that is?), so we always have our snazzy harnesses on. In fact, we don't like it if we are ever left to roam on our own without the 'leash' attached to us.