Not too long ago I signed up at Your Daily Cute to be a kitty transport driver. This weekend, I was called into service for the first time to do a leg of a trip from Florida to Maine, where those being transported will have a better opportunity for adoption and not be euthanized. The transport consisted of 12 kitties in five carriers and enough paraphernalia to set up a small town.
I had planned to do this on my own until traffic delays on other legs pushed my leg about an hour and forty-five minutes behind. This meant I would be returning home in the dark. Driving at night is not something I am fond of doing so my wonderful spouse, Tom, volunteered to accompany me. I think he actually was afraid that all the kitties might not get passed on to the next driver, especially after he saw my Comment about the beautiful gray and white kitten, Shakira, on Your Daily Cute.
If Debbie, who handed off to us had her way, she would have absconded with tuxie, George, the PTU companion of Shakira. Katie, the driver following us probably would have questioned why she was getting an empty PTU and only ten kitties.
Anyway, things went great. By the time we picked up the kitties, all had been traveling for nearly two days and seemed pretty tuckered out, except Maggie, a tiger kitten and part of the Simpsons: Mom Marge (tabby), Lisa (tortie) and Bart (ginger). She and I had a few rounds of smacky paw through the door of the PTU before she and her siblings settled down to have a meal from Marge and then a good snooze.
The final kitty was Ellie, a lovely, white and ginger female, who was headed for her furever home.
I volunteered to do this as I am unable to foster kitties from the local group, Barn Cat Buddies, that I support. Demando-cat, Mauricio, with his extreme jealousy would make our lives (kitties and humans) miserable if we had a bunch of itty bitty kittens here.
And I think it will actually give me the occasional kitten fix all of us who love cats seem to crave once in a while. So as Tom calls it, The Underground Kitty Railroad has a couple more drivers.
WOOT!! WOOT!! APAWS! You got to do a transport with Cute Heads!!! Totally Pawsome!…paw pats, Savannah
Underground Kitty Railroad. Gotta love that one! Great work!!!
That is so great that you transport these kitties. It sounds like quite an adventure too! Way to go!
Wow what an amazing trip that was with all those lovely cats…I would have made off with the Siamese kitten for sure!!!! LOL….. 😉
That’s quite a long drive!! here in the UK, we can’t even envisage that! How good of you to do it and as you say, at least you get your kitty fix! I have this picture of Tom trying to wrest a kitty from you! mol
There were a total of 14 drivers over the span of three days. We each did legs of the drive.
It’s so cool that you did this! What a wonderful way to help make those cats’ lives better.
Sounds like a wonderful way to spend time with a bunch of cool cats…four legged and two legged alike! We hope all your charges find wonderful and loving forever homes!
the critters in the cottage xo
We told Dad and he jumped over to the cute to sign up!
Janet you are so very kind and generous to do this work. I like Tom’s name for it all, “the underground railroad”. I hope they all have nice, loving homes to go to.
How fabulous! We are so glad these kitties are getting their chances at forever homes!
WOW what a great service and honor to provide to save these kitties and give them a chance at having the purrfect family!
Purrs & Hugs
total lee awsum oh yur mom N dad guys, may they be blessed tenfold for helpin out 🙂 we noe de wee kittehs iz thanx full two 🙂 !!
CLAPPING OUR PAWS at how wonderful you are!! And…..your kitty daddy too!!!!! We soooooooooooooo admire all of you and the wonderful work you are doing!!
xoxoxo Love, Caren and Cody
Awww that’s so nice of you!
They all seemed very cute and nice. I hope they can quickly all find their furrever home!
Thank you for helping them all. We do lots of trnasports and it is always such a joy knowing the little ones are closer to getting a forever home.
This is wonderful! Bless you & all of those who do this! ~xo~
That is great thing that you did. Glad you could help get those kitties to their new homes. Well done. Take care.
What a great thing you and the others have done. I’m so in awe of all of you – just look how many kitties have been saved now and have another chance at life. hehe – M says it would be hard not to keep at least one!
Oh bless you for helping those kitties get to their forever homes Miss Janet! That’s a lovely thing to volunteer to do and I bet somehow those little guys will remember the pretty smiling lady and her husband in Virginia who helped them on their way!!!
Kitty Hugs, Sammy
That’s great of you to help out with the transport! And so good of your Hubby to accompany you. 🙂
Being part of a transport has to be wonderful. It is so great that you are doing it, and making good things happen for the kitties!
Very awesome of you! I’m sure those kitties really appreciate your help 🙂
How awesome that you got to participate in this transport! We are on the West Coast and transports don’t happen as often here, so my human has not had a chance to do this yet.
How nice of you to do something to help all those kitties and families! But it is a funny idea about the volunteer drivers absconding with kitties, so at the end, there weren’t any kitties left.
Pawsome! That’s so great that you can do that–I love the Simpson kids’ froot bat earsies 😉
Pawsome post! How great it must feel to have taken part in this. ((Hugs))
Our Mom was part of a transport a few months ago. Isn’t it a great feeling to be able to help?
Thanks for helping these kitties!
The Florida Furkids
How great that you got to pawticipate in a transport! The mom hopes one day she’ll be able to help out on one. She almost did a few months ago, but then things changed (as they tend to do) and she wasn’t needed.
Awww ~ what a wonderful post! So many sweet kitties needing a home.
It’s so great that you do this work. Thanks for telling us about your adventure in Kitty Moving. I’m sure they felt the LOVE! 🙂