Thursday, April 30, 2009

T minus 15 days until Departure

The countdown has begun.  I wish I could say the same about the packing.  I had a dream that someone threw a surprise packing party for me, and it was awesome . . . there were like 10 people here to help me pack up our stuff.  But, you know, an even more awesome surprise would be a packing party that was held with me in abstentia.  Just in case my dream was prophetic, I'm gonna head to Barnes & Noble for awhile tomorrow.  Did you get that? Barnes & Noble from say 10-4.  (I expect it to take awhile.)

I know what you're thinking: I really love you, Beck, but I don't relish the idea of packing your kids' 812 pieces of clothing and 47 pairs of fake crocs.  Understandable.  

Fret not, I have another way you can help.  You wouldn't mind bringing our cat to Pennsylvania for us, would you?  You could drive him or accompany him on a plane, totally your choice. Because I'm laid-back like that.

See, here's the thing.  When David and I made this drive in January, it took us 17 hours without kids.  Given that the kids required 7 stops on the drive from here to Disney World (normally a 7 hr drive), I'm estimating it will take us approximately 6 weeks to get to Pennsylvania.  I suspect that could be a problem for our cat.  

I took Sebastian to the vet Tuesday (because he has conjunctivitis), and the vet gave me some kitty tranquilizers to use during the trip.  I couldn't help but notice, however, that he said to give Sebastian 1/4 of a tablet each day, yet he gave me 3 tablets.  I can only assume it was because he astutely noticed the three children I had with me and how they were all trying climb onto the counter to eat doggie treats.  I'm pretty sure I caught a wink-wink nudge-nudge when he handed me the three pills.  I'm just sayin'. I mean, it would be a shame to waste a perfectly good tranquilizer, right?

So, the vet says that if we sedate the cat he can probably make it 6-7 hours without having to pee.  I'm guessing that should get us at least to Atlanta. 

1 comment:

Jaime (ChaseNKids) said...

This was hilarious. Good luck to you! I remember when I left Alabama to Alaska... at least I was on a plane and didn't drive!