Mostly I cannot wait for our winter sojourn, Portugal is such a wonderful country and the Algarvian winters are so much milder than England’s. However there is also a little sadness. As every trip we leave our cat behind. We have considered bringing Septimus with us for the winter months, but we would have to drive as I cannot bear the thought of putting him in a plane hold. And the drive is not a short one, we’d be looking at least two days on the road and probably three. So for the last few years he has taken trips of his own to stay with family or had the company of friends at home. He’s happy with both of those options but I do miss him loads. No wonder I can often be seen making a beeline for Portuguese felines. Just don’t tell Septimus!
There are not so many feral cats as there were a few years ago as the local authorities have finally undertaken comprehensive sterilisation campaigns, so most of the ones I say hello to these days have humans or at least are regularly visited. Which of course means they are more likely to say hello back!
happy travels, Becky.
Thanks Tish xx
Cats,…. they are so lovely, Thank you dear BeckyB, and have a nice and safe travel, Love, nia
Thanks Nia xx
Septimus would only be in the hold for a couple of hours wouldn’t he? I guess he’s used to his long holidays though. Have a good journey 🙂
That’s true. Maybe one of these days……..
PS journey amazing, exactly five hours door to door.
Though one has passed away and the other is too old to fly we used to have no issues putting our two small dogs on a plane ( direct flights only about 1.5 hrs in air). If their keenness to get into the shipping box was anything to go by they surely enjoyed it. Not sure if cats differ but do consider it.. I know you would love your cats company.
Oh I wish I could, but he hates the car so goodness knows what he’d be like in hold of plane!
Our cat is called Humbug 😀
A little bit like the second to last cat in your blog.
The eyes of that cat st the end are stunning.
Safe journey! The forecast isn’t great but you never know your luck 😃😃 xx
Hold on to that sun for us, for the weekend at least!
We used to have a tabby like this one. She had a very unusual personality and could be very fickle with her affections. I wonder if Septimus looks forward to his “holiday” too. He might enjoy his little getaways.
Oh, I forgot to say happy travelling and enjoy your holiday!
Thank you. Not reallly a holiday though, we’re away until April!
Wow, no wonder Septimus is not impressed. Have a wonderful time and I look forward to lots of posts about your adventures.
Hope he does. Wasn’t impressed when we left a few moments ago.
The blue-eyed boy is gorgeous! And the second black and white one looks like my old cat, Benjamin. He was such a softie.
Cool name for a cat!
Thanks, he’s my 7th hence the name 🐱
His Sunday name 😉 Usually known as Ben or Benjie.
I’d happily have borrowed ole blue eyes!!
Tempting to bring him home!
Don’t encourage me!
Benjamin sounds like he was wonderful x
He was. A gentle lad. Sadly suffered several strokes and we had to have him put to sleep. But he was a good age – 18yrs
Oh that’s an excellent age, vut sorry the last few weeks/months not brilliant.
Hey, I am sure he will be fine. Would he be okay if you brought him here?
He’d be fine, it’s literally tje journey I can’t get my head round!
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