Happy is the home
with at least one cat.
If there is one thing I have learned in my 62 years on this planet, it is that change is inevitable so we might as well get used to it.
We have a major change coming up very soon. We will be leaving our home of 25 years and finally (some of you are nodding) moving on to a piece of what was once my grandmother's property.
As I type this, a very charming carriage house is being built so that we can move in before winter hits.
Our reason for building the carriage house (2-car garage with a roomy apartment above) is to be living on the property when we begin to build the main house we have designed. Our future house will be added on to the carriage house through a breeze-way.
I have had to close down my business for now which, without a doubt, has been the hardest part of this change.
After providing a cat-sitting service for 20 years in our town and surrounding areas, with a heavy heart, I now have to inform everyone that, as of October 31, I will no longer be available.
I have spent the last few weeks sending emails to all my clients, thanking them for using my service and trusting me with the care of their precious cats.
It's been hard.
Some of my clients are good friends now and I will be paying a visit to each of them as I return keys and wish them all well.
I will miss 'my kitty clients' so much I can't even put it into words.
I have some thinking to do over the winter as to whether I will continue Just Cats and start a service come Spring in the new area. I think this is what I want to do but I need time to be sure. My family encourage me to carry on with it, if that's what I want, even though I am now at retirement age. How did that happen?
My blog will no doubt change and I'm not sure if it will be of much interest to anyone as we move forward with our lives but I do hope you will drop by to see what we are up to once in awhile.
Perhaps Audacious Audrey will keep you amused as much as she does us.
She has already packed her cardboard box which she has personalized with her teeth. She has also been reading up on raising chickens.
She's set to go.
The retired guy, myself, Kane, Lily, Sierra, Annie & Audrey
will be moving into the carriage house very soon.
Yes...it will be close quarters but we will make it through this.
So, that's that.
I thank you all for sticking with me over the four years I have blogged about the life of a cat-sitter. I have so enjoyed meeting you and sharing with you all my fabulous feline clients. I will be showing off my kitty-clients for the rest of this month as I wind down the business.
The blog will keep the name, as I do hope to carry on with my cat-sitting service at some point, but for now it will just be us learning to live in the country and keep our animals happy and content.
We may be living proof that it's never too late to live your dream.
If you are interested, drop by next week as I will post the construction on our lot.
Have a great day.