|Purred: Fri Jan 4, '08 9:08am PST |
|In November, 2007 I moved from a VERY small FEMA trailer (lost everything in Hurricane Katrina) to a two story townhouse. Early in the morning before the movers came (it was only a 15 minute drive to the new house) my friend came over, and we put all four cats into carriers. Drove them to the new townhouse and put them in an upstairs bedroom with food, water and litter box. I had already put a mattress and box spring in that room and no one was going to have to go into the room during the actual move.
Movers came to my trailer, loaded up everything and I met them at my new house. They placed my furniture, and my friends who had come to help me worked with me to put food in the fridge, make up bed in downstairs bedroom etc. After everyone had left, I went upstairs and opened the bedroom door. Just walked in and greeted everybody and then walked out, leaving the door open. In a couple of minutes each cat ventured down the stairs slowly......taking time to explore and sniff around. This seemed to work the best for me - the friend who helped me transport the cats had used this method before. It keeps the cats secure and safe.........a few months back on CATSTER there was a tragic loss of a cat who ran out the door while the family was moving, and was hit by a car.
Zibby's family did pretty much the same thing....Hope this is of some help......let us know how it goes. Good luck
Faye - meowmy of Emma Barrett, Louis Armstrong, Benny Grunch and Pete Foutain
Edited by author Fri Jan 4, '08 9:15am PST
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