Sunday, July 17, 2011

Hold on to your seats......

It has been a wild weekend.  We are going to let mom take it since we weren't around for most of it:

OK - so most of you know Crystal from Daily Dose of Dogs. And if you have been following along, you know that of the Fantastic Fifteen, there were two pairs that had potential new families - one in Georgia and one in California. I was slightly obsessed. Even now I can't tell you why....I just knew in my heart that I somehow had to help her get these kittens home. I don't know if it is because of the whole thing with Swizzle and the kittens. I can't get it into words. But the need to do something had me in knots.

So I sent an email out to friends: if anyone if flying to San Diego, let me know.

Kelly said she was flying to Las Vegas. We went over the details and I even enlisted the Katnip Lounge to try to help. But, ends up Kelly was flying alone on Continental and they have a 1 cat per carrier per person rule. Drat....

Then came Wednesday...and I got anther email from my friend Cathy. She was flying to LA. On Saturday - yes....just over 48 hours away. Could I still do it??? She was flying Southwest and the kittens could travel together. I told her to call the airline and I would take it from there.

There was some serious back and forth between Crysal and myself. Worry about could we really do this? Was it possible? Was I nuts? (ends up the answer to all of those are YES)

I spent Friday morning with my mom and niece doing some sightseeing. We made it back home around 2pm and I checked my email. It was a go. See, in order for this to work, I was going to drive 6.5 hours to get Crystal...and drive home to get them on a plane by noon on Saturday.

Friday at 3pm, I was stocked with Mt Dew and snacks and my phone. Crate in the back of the Beetle. Map on the seat of my car (more on that later).  Jasper and Soapy were going to their forever home so help me.....

Come back tomorrow for more of the story - right now mom needs to do laundry and PLEASE take a shower. MOL


  1. WOOHOO!!!
    We are doing happy dances! Mommy was sorta looking forward to a road trip with kittens...maybe next time. The point is that they are on their way!!!!!

  2. good news! We can't wait for 'the rest of the story' :)

    Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

  3. Wow!! What a lovely story! Yay!!!! Well done everyone! Can't wait for tomorrow!! Take care

  4. Mommy sez PAWEsome! She volunteers wif kitties too and comes home all excited to tell us their stories about finding forever homes. We so happy for those two!

  5. Wow, fantastic! Two babies on their way to their forever homes is happy, happy news! Can't wait to read more!

  6. I'm so happy to hear this! I'll be anxiously awaiting your update.

  7. Wow that's impressive! Funny rule though 1 cat per carrier per person... why not just charge for extra weight?


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