Flashback to last Tuesday night. We grabbed dinner to go and headed over to the house to have one last dinner, pick up any last items and wipe everything down with a clorox wipe. We talked about our favorite memories we made in the house and we said goodbye. Oh, the tears. We gathered up our animals and walked out the door. Oh, it still gets me. Since we’ve been with my husband’s parents over a week now, I’m curious if anyone has any tips for moving with pets? They’ve done pretty well so far…
Iris, our adopted cat, is a trooper and I’m now convinced that she’s going to be one of those cats who lives forever and you laugh about how she’s 17 and still kicking. She’s indoor/outdoor and understood that this is her new (temporary!) home really quickly. She loves adventuring around outside, but doesn’t go too far. I can walk right out the door and call her name and she comes running. It’s cute! It’s interesting, actually, because Iris was kind of a jerk sometimes, but since we’ve moved she’s been really affectionate and amenable. I think she recognized that she’s unsure and she needs us – so she better be nice! No more biting and scratching us!
And sweet Birch, our vizsla, is a big anxious baby. He’s getting used to all the new sounds and squeaks of a new living environment. He barks a lot and has trouble settling down sometimes because there’s so much new stuff to sniff and investigate. He’ll calm down, I’m sure. Just in time for us to find our new house and shake up his routine again! Oh boy. I’m sorry, Birchie.
Have you guys moved with animals? Any tips or tactics that worked well for you? I’d love to hear!