It’s been so long since Vince and I were gone at the same time. I guess the last time is when we went to Addie’s kindergarten program in May, 2019 and then, my friend came over and played with Boots and fed both cats. Boots sees her often and loves her . . sometimes I think he gets more excited about seeing her than he does me.
When we were gone this time, we hired a pet sitter to come out every three days and play with him, feed Boots and Cat (though she never saw Cat but she said someone was eating the food). We’ve used this pet sitter before but I doubt Boots remembered her. In fact, she worked at the vet’s office where we first took Speck when we moved here and I got to know her there.
With Addie having been here and she spent so much time with Boots, I think he was ready for her to be gone, now another stranger comes in for 2-1/2 weeks and we’re nowhere around, he probably thought we’d abandoned him.
The last day she came out, she texted me and said she thought Boots was missing me. When we got back, I sat with him for the longest time and he just couldn’t get close enough. He was so sweet and he isn’t always so sweet. Vince said Boots was even loving on him today when he was in the sewing room with him.
I’m really excited about having Boots in the house in Missouri. I’m also a little nervous about it, mainly because I do not want him on the kitchen counters and I’m just not sure how that’s going to go.
For you cat folks . . can I keep a litter box in the basement, which is where we’ll mostly hang out? If we’re on the main level and he’s up visiting with us, will he go back down for using the litter box? Tell me I don’t have to keep two litter boxes.
Also, someone had mentioned some fancy kind of litter box that kinda cleans itself. That was a while back and I looked at it and I remember thinking if I was a cat, it might look scary to me but . . I’m not a cat. We’ve been using just a tub . . a Rubbermaid type low tub. Boots seems to make a huge mess with litter going everywhere but maybe that’s just what cats do. With him in the house, I’d like to keep it kinda tidy and not have my house smell like a cat. So, I’d love recommendations for a good, clean, non-stinky litter box and I guess, a good effective litter. I use one in a yellow container (how’s that for not having a clue!) and I’m happy with it as far as clumping and odor control but there could be something better.
Also, since cats are a bit nocturnal (right?), is he going to wander into our bedroom at night if we leave the door open? Is he going to get upset if we close the door and keep him out of the bedroom? I wouldn’t care if he slept at the foot of our bed if he’s still and doesn’t get up and down all night.
I may be wrong but I think he’s going to prefer being in the sewing room because the windows in there have those deep windowsills that he’s used to. He likes his privacy and gets a bit frustrated when we spend too much time in the sewing room. I have a feeling he’ll visit with us, get some loving and petting but he’s never going to be one of those 24/7 lap cats.