And made it very smoothly too, I have to say.
Raymond and I were both dreading the almost 5-hour trip with our cat Sieste in the car, moving her from her longtime home in Montreal to the Manse in Queensborough. And indeed, she was pretty unhappy in her carrying cage in the back seat for the first hour and a half or so, howling more or less constantly.
But then I slapped The Eagles Greatest Hits into the CD player and – who knew? Sieste seems to be a fan. She settled right down and stayed that way, dozing off or sitting quietly for the rest of the trip. I think she has decided she likes car trips after all.
And my goodness, she certainly seems to like the Manse. Of course it helps that it’s a fairly big place with lots of corners to explore, upstairs and down. And speaking of stairs, Sieste seems quite taken with our two staircases, as I suspected she would be, and as you can see in the accompanying photo. She has already invented a game called Poke Mom Through the Stair-Rail Spaces, which she seems to quite enjoy.
So the Manse has a house cat at last! Which of course is exactly what it needed.
As Sieste would be the first to tell you.