Thursday, March 22, 2018

It's That Time Again

     Once again, it's that time of year when mom and dad do a road trip to see some of the kids and grandkids.  They'll be heading out bright and early tomorrow morning and plan to stay with some friends up in Pittsburgh before heading over to Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire to visit assorted family members.
     As usual, it's gonna be a whirlwind trip, with too much to do in too short a time.  Even though dad has lots of vacation time at his disposal his job doesn't go away just because he does.  Mom and dad have lined up some awesome folks to take care of me while they're away.
     There's a friendly, cat-loving set of twins who live just a few doors away from us who are gonna come every day to see that my food, water and litterbox needs are met, and after a few preliminary get-to-know-you visits I think I'm comfortable enough with them so mom and dad can relax while they're away and not worry about me being taken care of.
     The twins are very sweet and have a couple of felines of their own, and they're more than happy to help with my care.
What do you mean, you're leaving?

     I think I might miss mom and dad, but I'll be in my own little world here, and I'm sure it won't take me long to adjust to the solitude.  They'll be back the first week of April, and as usual I'm sure the time will fly by way too fast.  That's the way it goes.
     Sure, there's Skype, FaceTime and whatnot, but they always enjoy seeing the kids and, especially playing with the rapidly growing up grandkids.
    
Don't worry, I'll be fine
By this time tomorrow mom will have had the car packed, dad will be rushing around as usual (mom says she's never known someone who gets up, as she likes to say "before God" but always seems to be running around like a chicken with his head cut off trying to get ready last minute), and they'll be off for their week of leisure.  Sort of.
Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

     

17 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Cleo
Safe and Fun travels to the Mom and Dad and woo hoo you have double duty sitters how fun will that be and I bet they give out double treats too.
My peeps would love to see New Hampshire and all of N.E. I hope the snow is melting up that way

I've been home alone several times...way back in 2005 11 days while the peeps were traipsing about Alaska. My sitter was wonderful I gained 1.25 lbs. MOL
It put me over 11 lbs and it took me 6 months to lose 1.25.
hugs madi your bfff

Brian said...

I am sure happy you have some wonderful ones to look after you and I'm sure the Mom and Dad will have a terrific time!

Annie Bear said...

We wish your folks a safe and fun journey and hope you enjoy your time with the twins.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

cleo....safe travelz two yur mom N dad N hope they haza awesum time

we haza cargo load oh fresh catch; if ewe will get de grill fired up itz

PARTEE TIME AT CLEO'S HOUZ !!!!!!!!! ☺☺☺♥♥♥

Caren Gittleman said...

Hope Mom and Dad have a pawesome time, that's right, Facetime sure doesn't compare to seeing them in person. Hope all of that nasty snow they got up there is gone by the time your Mom and Dad get there. Safe travels! That is wonderful that you have twins coming to care for you Cleo, if one is busy, then there is a spare! The fact that they have their own kitty makes it even better. You will be fine!! I am sure they will play with you too! xoxo catchatwithcarenandcody

The Swiss Cats said...

We wish your mom and dad have great time with the family ! Purrs

Eastside Cats said...

Oh pishshaw Cleo! You'll miss your peeps like nobody's business, and they you. But, nothing makes the heart grow fonder than absence! Safe travels!

Summer said...

I hope your humans have a nice trip! Maybe they will miss you more than you miss them.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

I am glad you will be well cared for. I hope they have a nice time.

The Island Cats said...

We bet your humans will miss you more than you'll miss them, Cleo. We hope they have a safe trip.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We all hope they have a safe and fun time! You will too, Cleo. And by the way--your coat is just beautiful!

The Whiskeratti said...

We hope your parents have a good time. Away from you. Not taking care of YOU! Ha. PS: this will be a great time for a house trashing pawty, very popular in the CB when this sort of thing happens.

Marie Symeou said...

Hope your parents have a great time!

We're sure the week will fly by :)

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Darla M Sands said...

I hope everyone stays healthy and safe!

The Indulged Furries said...

I hope you enjoy your solitude and visits from the twins. Safe travels to your parents.

Bionic Basil said...

Happy Easter Cleo and we hope your Mom & Dad have a great trip!

Oh if mew're having any wild pawties don't furget to shout, we can teleport there in under 10 seconds! MOL

Bestest purrs

Basil & Co xox

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We hope your vacation with the twins is going well!