Friday, May 12, 2006
A RACER update
For all of you cat lovers out in blogdom....Racer has arrived safely in Orlando and is enjoying his new home with our son.
While the cat arrived safely, I'm not sure my husband will ever be the same! For this farm boy--flying with a cat was on his list of "things that will NEVER be required of me EVER in my lifetime!" The Vet gave us some medication that guaranteed a calm flight for Racer and hubby. No--hubby did not take the sedative, although, I think that would have worked out better! Two hours after having the medication jammed down his throat, Racer was still yowling throughout the airport. For my hubby, this was a near death experience! No--he never would have harmed the cat--he would have preferred to just have a silent heart attack from the anxiety of it all!
After several phone calls to me (I was in Orlando--remember, cat couldn't fly during day time hours due to temp's being over 85 degrees????!!!!???) telling me in a not-so-sweet-tone, "This is never gonna work!" to which I replied, "You can do this! I know you can--my-big-hunk-a-hunk-of-burnin'-love!" My sweet talk must have worked, 'cuz hubby boarded the airplane with Racer. After putting the kennel under the seat in front of him, he placed the towel over the kennel and the wild animal.......went to sleep. Hubby sweated bullets the entire 3 hours and 26 minute flight--but was smiling as he approached us at the baggage claim area and cat and son were reunited.
I've never been a big believer that cats bond with their owners, but let me just say--Racer seemed more calm with our son than he had the entire month he stayed at our home. Racer is thrilled with his new Florida diggs! And I am thrilled to have him there! Hubby is still recovering from the trauma of it all......and yes......my sweet talk will continue for a little while longer. It's the least I can do--until the nightmares end anyway!
Posted by Diane Viere at 11:29 AM