Traveling with cats

Terrified Terrorists

Do we look upset? You bet we are.

the real terrorists on an airplane

We traveled back to Finland yesterday. We got used to traveling over the years, but of course we don’t really like it. You’d think our human had a bad conscience and did all she could to make us feel comfortable. Think again! We couldn’t believe our ears when she checked in:

Our human (gives our passports*): One person and two cats to Helsinki.
Staff: Thank you. Oh, your cats are soooo cute!!
Our human: Don’t get fooled. If you’re screening for terrorists, you should call security.
Staff (laughs): My sister has cats, and yes, they look cute, but they’re jerks ….

 

Bah! How dare she make fun of us while we’re in an exposed situation?!? Oh, just wait until we catch up on some sleep – if she wants us to be terrorists, she better runs while she still can.

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* Yup, we cats need passports, too!

 

Almost Like Home

We traveled also this year over Christmas to my family in Germany. We’ll stay for another week until we return to Finland.

We kicked my father out and turned the master bedroom into a girls-only-zone. My mother may sleep here at night (if she behaves), but the bedroom is Little Finland during the day. I watch movies, Tessa occupies my feet and Kajsa rules over the closet with an iron paw.

Oh, don’t be fooled because you can hardly see her – her ear notices any of Tessa’s moves and she’ll defend her spot without mercy.

i can find a cat by her ears

“Eh hello? Kajsa isn’t always the closet’s autoc(r)at!”

cats fight about wardrobe

 

Nothing like home

Mom thinks that my paws almost look like a heart here. She was sincerely surprised that none of her friends saw a heart on this picture.

A heart is of course important in any home, but Mom’s favorite picture of a perfect home is one of Tessa.

A safe and quiet place, soft pillows on a cozy sofa, cats and a good cup of coffee. And that’s exactly what we did today – a perfect day in our perfect home after a long journey.

 

Whoever said that cats don’t need humans

… to feel safe and to seek solace, didn’t see Kajsa yesterday.

It takes an hour to drive from my parents’ place to the airport. I was sitting on the backseat with the girls. Kajsa showed me very clearly that she wanted to be close to me, and the second I put my fingers into her box, she calmed down and felt safe.

Kajsa wouldn’t need a leash at the airport either. The cats have to leave the transportation box for security check. When I took Kajsa on my arm, she hid under my shirt, pressed herself towards my skin and didn’t move an inch. Poor little thing. I’m always relieved that she gladly goes back to her box afterwards because she feels safe inside, too. Tessa again is so curious that she wants to explore the airport every time we’re traveling, and she’s always disappointed when she has to go back to her box.

Now we’re all safe back in Finland. We’re sleeping a lot and enjoy being home again – even though we all had a great time in Germany.

 

We’re still alive and in Europe!

Feline friends! Thank you for all your thoughts yesterday (well, except for Punapippuri’s and Flynn’s comments)! When we heard people constantly complaining at our destination, we knew immediately that we were once again in Mäuschen-Germany. We mean, we like being at Granny’s, but we don’t like traveling.

The food was ok though

But Tessa was sulking on her favorite armchair.

Kajsa again made sure to catify Granny’s place, and opened every cupboard.

She was also interested in Granny’s Christmas decoration

Good thing that Grandpa bought extra glasses ……… (and no, obviously the candle wasn’t burning)

Hehehe. The terror regime has arrived!

 

Going home for Christmas?

cats in too small boxes Feline friends, do you remember our trip to Germany last summer? It was probably a big mistake that we did so well on our first flight. We heard Mom say

Well, you know, I wanted to try it at least ONCE. If our summer vacation had been a disaster, I’d have never traveled with them again.

Ok, we admit that we’re pretty easy cats when it comes to traveling, but we still think that we deserve 1000 treats for each second we were in our transportation boxes.

On the bright side – Granny and Grandpa are spoiling us rotten. We’re also a bit excited about tomorrow, because continental Europeans celebrate Christmas on Christmas Eve. It’ll be our first Christmas with Mom. We were homeless last winter, so maybe traveling to our family wasn’t that bad after all.

You Shall Have No Other Cats Before Us

cat is a jerk because of jealousy

(… and definitely not abandon us for a week! Mom’s finally back, but we’re ignoring her.)

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Grasping At Branches

grasp at straws cat

Mom’s leaving today, and we hope we’ll survive this week.

tessa und kajsa nov2015

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