Friday, June 16, 2006
Comings and Goings
Well, I've had an exhausting week. Sometimes my humans wear me out and they're not even home to do it. It's their comings and goings that get to me.
The one Human came dragging in at 2:30 in the morning just less than a week ago from some "work trip" to Tennessee. That suitcase is still in the bedroom not quite unpacked.
The HumanGyrrl was here for a suspiciously long time on Monday and Tuesday putting her things in that clothes swirling machine and then in to a suitcase. And she had her computer hooked up to OUR fast connection and kept printing out addresses to independent book stores between Seattle, Washington and the Florida/Georgia border. We haven't seen her since then.
Then this morning, the OtherHuman comes out with YET another suitcase packed and worrying something about not having a seat assignment.
So I asked them what was going on, insinuating that perhaps we were entitled to a little bit of explanation being the Oligarchy and all. So they told me. At first, I thought that they had to be joking; they couldn't possibly be serious. But then all the pieces came together and the story came out:
A year ago, the family next door moved to Seattle for one year. Their woofie went with them and the two smaller humans in their van. Their two felines stayed behind with our HumanGyrrl until the family was settled in their new home. Our HumanGyrrl then drove our feline neighbors to Orlando to catch a direct flight to Seattle.
Fast forward one year: The neighbors are getting ready to move back to Florida. BUT instead of flying our feline neighbors back home, they flew our HumanGyrrl to Seattle. Today, our OtherHuman flew to Seattle to join her. Together they are going to chauffeur our feline neighbors across the country in the neighbor's small compact car with a manual transmission with only am/fm radio. Following the route of all independent bookstores located between Seattle and Florida. (I suspect. They didn't actually tell me THAT, but I KNOW them and that is exactly what they would do. And Charlie is going to have to conduct more research on boxes so they have someplace to put all the books)
All I can say is at least they left the one Human home to feed us and clean our necessary boxes. And that they had better not get any ideas about moving US across the street much less across the country.