|Purred: Sat Jul 8, '06 10:38pm PST |
|Hi Lucy, if possible, you and Zory should take an opportunity to check out the new place before being moved there, at least you will be somewhat familiar with it.
On the day of the move, you two need to be confined in a room(s) while movers are moving stuff. In the room(s), all the cat-familiar things (toys, food, water, bedding etc) should be there so that the cats have something familiar to relate to.
My mommy's and daddy's experience was to move us kitties last after the movers moved everything else, and to have a human there constantly checking us kitties while the movers are moving stuff. Even being in a room by yourselves for a long time is not good, it's very stressful and you might feel abandoned already.
My mommy's advice is to move both kitties at the same time (and that they be the last to move) but put them in different rooms if possible at the new place. Neither kitty will want to do much exploring and even if they do, it will just overwhelm them and may cause inappropriate behaviours - just coz it's too overwhelming.
If this is not possible, under no circumstances should you be alone by yourself in a house for two days. It's bad enough to be a new place - but to be by yourself...well, you might feel traumatic...and have inappropriate behaviours. You know, to show your humans a few things.
Hunter is just so awesome with the info! I love how he is a fount of information! Anyways, our suggestions above are only based on our direct experience with one move...and we seemed to do ok with this arrangement. Not an easy task, given *I* was always the scaredy-cat, the timid one, and hated change.
Good luck to you and Zory and your humans on the move!
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