On Vacation With My Family

Xena in hotel

I went on vacation with my family. As you know we cats are a minority group as vacations go.  My Mommy is very special and she and our family would not go with out me. I am an important member of the family. Mommy bought some new supplies for me for this trip.  So I know she wanted me to feel comfortable, buttttt I am pussy cat and I had issues.

My Mommy bought a new toy, a new litter box and a new scratch post for the trip. I loved the toy and the scratch post but I was suspicious of the carrier and I did not see my litter box till we got there.

Mommy and Uncle David caught me a put me in the new carrier. Even though I do not like to be put in any small place it smelled nice, she put in a new towel and one of my favorite toys.  The trip there was fine, I like that when I rub my cheek against it that I rub against a net and not cold metal. She could open it, pet me and comfort me too, so I do like that a lot. It is soothing to hear my family speaking while we drive and to feel the thump-thump under me as we rattle along.


We had to wait at the hotel for our rooms so we sat on couches (me in the dumb carrier) and they talked and I people watched. I have never seen so many people in my furry life. Wow! Then Mommy picked me up and we all went up to our room. After the man brought all our stuff in, (mine too) Mommy let me go.

It was a nice place (Not home but nice.) The only thing I really liked was that I had my own bed in Uncle David’s room.  I also liked the high chairs it was fun to go up on the high back and look over my families shoulders. Uncle David thought it was funny and of course Mommy was always quick to take out the camera and take our pictures. She loves to take my picture. She took a lot of me while we there all the time.

After the weekend was over I was really upset to go back into the carrier. I did have a bit of an episode. I growled and scared grandma and made my Mommy mad. She does not scold me much but she did and when she gets that angry tone I usually do what she says. So to say she was both upset and shocked that I did not listen, would not explain the worried look on her face. I tried hard to escape but there was no escape. So I got in the corner and pouted. I am very good at pouting.

Then as we left the hotel I was admired by a beautiful blonde lady who said I was very impressive. Mommy liked that so I figure it was a compliment. Of course she did not know I was such a bad girl that morning. After we left the hotel we stopped to get pretty flowers to give to my late Grandpa. We went to his side and Mommy put me down near the stone thing and introduced me. Then the family just spoke to him and told him how much they missed him.  Uncle David and Grandma and Mommy all seemed sad and Mommy said Grandpa would have loved me.

Then we stopped for lunch, yes folks I had lunch too. I had my usual Friskies and water. And my family had Mediterranean food. Yummy.

Then we came home. I was so happy to be home. No more carrier and I had Mommy’s bed.  I had my own litter box and my couch.