Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Chicago suburbs
Where should I put the cats during the party?
There will be about 35 people at my house Saturday for my birthday party, so I'm thinking I should shut the girls in one of the rooms upstairs. Fern will hide away either way, but Fergie will want attention and I'm afraid she might get spooked and run out the patio door as people are going in and out.
I have two options: Guest bedroom or office bedroom. (Both upstairs) The guest bedroom was their 'safe' room when they first came here, where we kept them for a couple weeks until they got comfortable with us, with a queen size bed to hide under. It's a front room, so they can sit in the window and watch people walk up to the house. It will be quieter, and would probably be Fern's choice of room. The office is where their litter box is, and has been for most of the time they've been here. It's a back bedroom, so they can sit in the window and watch the party. There are cubbies in the hutch on top of the desk that they like to sit/sleep in, and places where they can be mostly out of sight, but no hiding places like the bed in the other room. It will be noisier, closer to the action, and would probably be Fergie's choice of room. Obviously they'll have water, toys and their litter box with them in whichever room they end up in, and I'll ditch my guests partway into the party to bring them dinner and play with them for a few minutes.
So which room do you think is better? We can't decide so we'll probably go with the CF consensus - it's a tough decision since we have one social cat and one scaredy cat!
~Diana, happy mom to Fern and Fergie