Here's the story of a sassy lady who was living with two very handsome guys. One of them was human, the other a cat like her.
Here's the story of a man named Kiril, who was living in the state where he had grown. He and 2 cats, living all together, in Santa Ana, California, all alone.
Till one day when the man had an idea, after 2 years unemployment, and much thought, he had a hunch, that his creative and personal lives needed change. That's the way these 3 ended up in Texas, Houston, Texas.
That's the way this creative writer ended up in Texas, Houston, Texas! :-D
So let’s begin on the evening of Sept. 19th:
I fed the cats, gave them their sedative, put them in their harnesses, and carriers and then turned out the lights and closed the door, on my life of 52 years and 6 months, in California.
The Super Shuttle ride was uneventful and we got to LAX at 1015pm. Over the next hour I checked in, filled out paperwork for the cats, then took Nikita to pet baggage where I attached the leash and took him out of his carrier so they could inspect it.
Since they attached cables to further secure the doors I knew it was safe to take him out of the harness for the rest of the journey. I held him and talked to him as he calmly looked around and then said good-bye as they took him away.
Elvira and I then went through TSA and I put the leash on her as I carried her through the x-ray. She was as much a lady as Nikita was a gentleman, as she looked around, eyes wide in curiosity. :-D
I asked if I should keep her in harness and since they were not sure of the Dallas airport layout they recommended I do so.
Having to go to the restroom, I told Elvira to avert her eyes and sallied forth! I got a few odd looks as I entered and announced, “Just so ya know, lady in the cat bag!” :-D
On the trip to Dallas Elvira was quiet and well behaved, stuffed under the seat in front of me.
At DFW airport a man was kind enough to take our photo.
On the short, 35 min., flight to Houston I looked out on the dawning of a new day in my life, marveling at dozens of bodies of water and open spaces....
as we approached Houston and its suburbs and, at Hobby airport, Elvira and I were re-united with Nikita.
The 3 TSA ladies guarding my luggage and Nikita, were falling all over themselves to apologize for the lack of high humidity, at 7am. I don’t know if they were serious or having a bit of fun, but I told them there was no need to apologize.
Nikita was happy to see us and the agents said he’d shared the trip from Dallas with a container of fish from Alaska.
After a short wait we were led to our Super Shuttle for the ride to our new home.
Stay tuned, for the next chapter in the saga…..