When we got home, we put the large bag the turkey was in on the floor for Sophie to play with. She loves paper bags ... don't all cats? Here she is looking rather smug inside the bag - daring us to come near. I think one reason she dove right in was the smell of the turkey!
I took Sophie to the vet last earlier this week for a final check and to see about some sort of sedative for the long drive to the Squash House. Unfortunately the vet detected a rather pronounced heart murmur, which means it isn't safe to give her any kind of sedative. Sophie does not like car rides, either! So he suggested we invest in a larger carrier to help make the trip a bit more comfortable for her.
I went to the pet store this morning and came back with this wonderful soft-sided castle! The sides zip up and down and even the roof has a zippered opening! It fits her lambskin Orvis bed and it you turn it sideways, a small litter box as well! I set it up when I got home, put the bed in and rubbed catnip all over it. She's been in and out, but so far is sleeping on her other bed nearby! Hopefully she'll at least get familiar with it before we leave!
I hope to have one more post before leaving on Tuesday morning. That's my plan, but it may not happen. If for any reason you don't hear from me either in a post or email, it probably means we've turned off our computers here, only to appear on "the other side" shortly!