Wednesday, October 25, 2006

And A-waaaaaaay She Goes!

This morning...7:45AM...all seven present and accounted for, and NONE of them happy.

It was a bittersweet moment. We've been working toward this goal of getting the cats ready to fly, and tonight's the night.

Poor Alfonse, the all black one, caught a claw in his eyelid this week, so he's traveling with antibiotic ointment for the quarantine people to put in.

I can't visit them in Australia till next Tuesday (which is Monday California time). Hope they make the flight alright, and aren't too freaked out by all the strangers.


I'm sure they all waved a fond farewell to Karen and crew at the Feline Bed and Breakfast. It really helped to have such friendly, caring people taking care of them all this time, I must say.

And so, now all that remains is for me to pack up this 'puter and head for the airport. Bittersweet time, and I'll be SO glad to get there and start getting settled.

Keep a good thought that my internet connection comes right up when I try it. We carefully noted all the changes that need to be made to my system to be sure that it does, but you know how THAT goes...plug and pray. I hope to be able to post something from Down Under soon.

And here's the good news: my friend, Margaret, is driving me to Sydney on the 30th to buy my new Bernina...now THAT's a thought to bring a smile to all our faces!

Later...


9 comments:

bettsy said...

I can just hear that Bernina calling you - that's great that you can get it so soon. Have a great trip and we'll look forward to hearing about your arrival here.

Anonymous said...

I hope everyone travels well... I *fondly* recall that that is one hell of a long flight! (Do each of the cats get Quantas points?)

Tonya R said...

poor sweeties. at least they are all travelling together. poor alphonse. i'm sure ALL of you will make it safely. good luck. oh, and great news on the bernina!

McIrish Annie said...

that does not look like a happy group of campers!! hope all travel well. Bon Voyage!! Can't wait to have a new blogger on my list from down under

Jeanne said...

Good luck to all!
Check in when you can.
Jeanne

KCQuilter said...

Best wishes on your big adventure!!! And enjoy your new Bernie---I love mine!

Libby said...

Here's to a safe journey for you and the kitties. Look forward to hearing of your new adventures -- beginning with a new Bernina *s*

Nancy said...

Poor kitties! Mine go nuts when they're put in a cage just for a short time. I can just imagine the long journey ahead for yours. Prayers for a safe trip for all of you.

Beth said...

Poor little kitties, and seven of them! Wow! I'm sure they'll be fine and can't wait to hear from you when you get settled in.