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September 12, 2017 – Finally! The last few days before we’re together in Austria!

Wow! It’s been over a month now since I came back from Spain and since I last wrote an update. As you probably already read on my dear Ralph’s post, things have been stressful and worrying for a while, as we were looking for a removal company and as we tried to figure out a way to bring the cats to Austria. It was especially stressful for Ralph. I worried a lot myself, which is why I did not post on my blog like I had wanted to. I usually can’t do things I enjoy doing when I’m anxious or worried for some reason. My mind was all with Ralph and the cats, Murli’s new siblings, Sonic and Samantha.

Basically, from the first day of me being back in Austria, Ralph and I started to organise and arrange everything necessary for the big move… and it just never stopped. At first things were not easy, as we tried to sort out a transport for the cats and Ralph’s belongings to Austria. But either the companies we contacted did not reply at all, or they were simply outrageously expensive. One removal company we had first wanted to use, only does moves to the UK and from the UK. The same thing was true for the animal courier company we wanted to use at first. We wrote to a couple of others, and either we got no reply (despite multiple tries from both of us), or they also only served moves from and to the UK, or they were outrageously expensive as well.

So this is how things went…

The first change we decided on, was that we’ll get our new apartment together, as we want the contract to be in both our names, and we both need to be here for that. It’s going to be quick with the new apartment, once Ralph is here with the cats. I already have an apartment in mind for us that we might take. But we’ll decide about that together.

So for the time until we have our apartment, I have found us a B&B that allows guests to bring their pets. It’s not far from the city centre, and everything we need is close by. My kitty girl Murli will be staying with my Dad until we have the apartment, as Sonic and Samantha will have been through enough stress by the time they’re in Graz, and it would not be a good time to introduce Murli to them on top of everything else. The cats already know each other smells, as I sent Ralph toys I made, which I filled with Murli’s fur. And I have Samantha and Sonic’s fur for Murli. She always starts purring and rubs her head into the little toy that I filled with Sonic and Samantha’s fur.

Another change was the transport of the cats themselves. Since we had no luck with the animal courier companies, we thought about having them transported by themselves via an Airline. But, turns out it’s actually much easier, at least nowadays, to fly together with your cats. Not all airlines want to transport animals in the hold and only allow one cat and carrier per person in the cabin. The carrier would be put underneath the seat in front of you. Since Ralph flies alone and has two cats, we had to see which Airline would transport pets in the hold. Thankfully, one of the Airlines that flies from Malaga to Vienna, does what we need.

Shortly before, Ralph had finally found a removals company that will transport everything to Austria for a reasonable price. And then, once we had a date for the removals truck to arrive at Ralph’s home in Spain, he was able to book his flight and then also book the cats onto his flight! That big worry was finally over with! We finally had transport for the apartment contents and a flight for Ralph and the cats.

Meanwhile, I found us a storage place in Graz, that is really nice, flexible, and they were very kind and helpful, with the price being totally fine. So it’s no problem to have Ralph’s belongings transported to Graz and directly put into the storage place I rented.

The last important step for the cats has been done yesterday in the afternoon, as Sonic and Samantha got their health certificates and all important stamps and stickers in their cute little blue passports. So everything is set for Ralph and the kitties to fly! Yay!

After a month with emotional up and downs, during which we didn’t know when exactly we would see each other again, we finally had a countdown to a certain date:

The plane will land shortly before midnight on Friday the 15th in Vienna. Because of that, I had booked us a hotel room near the airport, where we and the cats can relax and get a good nights sleep. Then towards noon on Saturday, we’ll get on the train to Graz. If I had not booked a hotel room, we would have had to hang around the airport all night, to take the first train to Graz. Which would have been no fun at all and especially not fair on the cats.

Ralph will leave for the airport in Malaga at about the same time as I will leave here to take the bus to Vienna Friday afternoon. I’ll arrive at the airport in Vienna at 7:10pm, where I will buy a couple of things for us in the grocery store there and then check into the Hotel. I’ll be at the hotel when Ralph will still be at the airport. Then I’ll follow his flight to Austria on flightradar24.com just like he did with my flight to Spain. Then, about half an hour or so before the plane will be due to land, I’ll be at the airport.

It will be one of the most relieving and happy moments ever to see Ralph and the cats again! Finally in Austria, to start our life together. I’ll be celebrating that day every year, that’s for sure. And I’ll be taking pictures of Ralph and the cats at Vienna airport too, so I can share it with you all☺

Oh I will be so very glad when Ralph and the cats have safely arrived in Vienna. Yay! Just a few more days now…

I’ll post a short update from the hotel room in Vienna when Ralph, the cats and i are finally reunited.

Lots of love from Murli and I and thank you all so much for your love and kindness❤

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January 1, 2017 at 12:10am New Years Eve video on instagram

Filmed about 10 minutes after midnight during a short more “quiet” phase. It was really bad shortly before with fireworks, firecrackers & lots of those huge things that are not legal outside of professional use, which make a powerful loud bang and blast that vibrates all the glassware at home. Thankfully the worst is over now here (firework wise)

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December 13, 2016

Of course, I worried for nothing again yesterday and today… When I went to my doctor this afternoon, everything worked out. It was just a tiny short call to the other doctors office, at which point it became clear that it was just a temporary bug in the system, that went away on its own. Everything was normal again and I got my script as usual. Sigh…

More importantly, we got a Christmas card today! From our Twitter pals from Kitty Haven

Thank you very much for this! So cute! ❤❤❤ Murli showed her appreciation as she rubbed her little fluffy head into the card right away😹

We are looking forward to the holidays! And the christmas tree!🎄 Here in Austria and Germany, the tree isn’t put up in homes until shortly before christmas eve. Some put the tree up in the morning of the 24th. We are doing it on the 23rd usually. The smell of the tree fills the whole apartment and it lasts for a while. Especially every time you let the cold winter air in again, it starts to give off that lovely scent again.

Murli doesn’t climb the tree, but she loves to take naps under it. The christmas decoration doesn’t break, since it’s not made of glass. We have absolutely beautiful ornaments and decorations from my childhood, but we never put those up anymore, for cat safety reasons. The thing that Murli does do, is to paw at the lowest hanging ornaments😹 Of course! It looks like it’s just put there for her to play with. But that is why I don’t put the glass ornaments on there. I would worry too much that she could cut herself in case one falls down and breaks. Geenie did the same thing, and also never climbed up the tree. Only Minki climbed the trees, all the way to the top MOL!!! One time he fell over with the whole decorated tree (floor to ceiling size tree). Mum and Dad were more worried about Minki though, who was only a year young at that time. Nothing much happened to the tree, but from then on, my Dad hooked the trees securely to the wall, so it stood stable and couldn’t fall over due to kitty adventures anymore.

In recent years, we only put up trees that were a bit smaller. Works out beautifully too! You’ll see once we put it up and I’ll decorate it😺 With Murlis help of course, like always!

Hope you all are well! Have a nice Tuesday my furriends!🐾

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November 2, 2016 at 11:30pm – Late again 

The time was running away from us today 😸 And tomorrow at 11am is our Vet appointment. I hope it will stop raining until then. Murli has a pet stroller, and that is how we get around. This is her new pet stroller by the way. Will post pics of the old one in a later post.

The first picture was taken on a cold and wet day too. Otherwise the flaps can all be opened, so that it’s just the netting, and she would be able to see everything and look around. I also put something over her pet stroller if it’s raining, so everything will stay dry.

I’ll be just as glad as Murli after the appointment is over. I’m kinda nervous every time…

I will have to go to sleep now… Murli already fell asleep 🐱💤💤💤 I’m soooo tired anyway. Going to stop by again on your blog with Murli, Siddhartha Henry 💖And reply to your comment 😸

Have a wonderful evening and a good night everyone!

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November 2, 2016 at 10:51pm – Playing late at night

Murli seemed astounded by me photographing her right in the middle of her playing with her favorite ball 😸💗 It’s 10pm & I’m nervous cause tomorrow it’s time for the vet again 😓 #cats #cat #blackcats #furkids #night #evening #playing #ball #abend #spielen #katze #katzen #meineliebekatze via Instagram http://ift.tt/2e3lcVz