Hello, everybody. It’s the head peep. I know that Newton told you this weekend that I was going to be driving a leg of a transport for the Cute Transport Network, helping get kitties a little closer to their new forever homes. I drove nine cats about 90 miles — or, as a friend of mine pointed out, approximately 810 catmiles — in the catmobile, and it was a wonderful experience!
The driver for the leg before mine arrived in a car much larger than the catmobile with the four carriers, and she lined them up for quick photo before we loaded them up. Being cats — and stressed out cats at that — they looked everywhere but at the camera for the photo.
There was Margarita and Mimosa, who wants out! Two other kittens were in the back of the carrier and not pictured.
Three tortie sisters, Rue, Katniss, and Primrose, who kept trying to pull towels into the carrier door grate during the transfer.
A sweet tortie named Karma who I didn’t get a good picture of at all.
And then there was Linus, the tiniest kitten of the transport. And the most active, by far.
I should have taken a photo of how I used bungee cords to secure the three carriers in my back seat, since the seat was too full for me to use seat belts, and I won’t drive with unsecured carriers.
We were soon on our way, with little Karma riding in the passenger seat. That was the only minor miscalculation. It turned out that Linus isn’t just unbearably cute, but he wanted attention. Now! And he was going to let me know about it. The louder he got, the more restless the other cats were, so I spent a good part of my drive with my arm stretched into the back seat so he could gnaw on my fingertips. Who can complain about an adorable kitten playing with their fingers? Not me.
The drive — and playing with Linus — was over quickly. All in all it was a wonderful experience, and a really rewarding way to spend a few hours of the day. These adorable cats who were once in animal control shelters got one step closer to their forever homes, and that was a really good feeling. I f you have a chance to drive a transport leg, I highly recommend it.