So, where were we? Knitless blogging and packing I think, right? Well, we'll start there anyway.
Knitting update? Not a lot. Strictly a little Christmas knitting that I can't show ya. Nothing too ambitious though, I assure you.
Mostly I have been working on getting things set up for our move. We have a pretty-much-empty storage space now as well as a hasn't-yet-been-used private mail box. Now I just need to get things moved to their respective receptacles. Bleah. Not fun work.
I have also been looking into what needs to be done to be able to take our cats with us to India and was thrilled that it looks like it can be done! Then yesterday as a part of that I took the cats to the vet to get all of their vaccinations up to date and to have them micro-chipped. When we arrived home the vet called me to let me know that Benny has a heart murmur (why didn't she tell me when we were there?!) At first I thought, "Oh! Poor thing!" and then as she went on and explained some of the possible causes and such it occurred to me that this might make it so that he cannot go with us. I cried. Then I felt ridiculous because I cried. Then I realized how often Benny keeps me company and I cried some more. Somehow I never realized how much I care for this silly cat. Dang, now I'm crying again.
He follows me around the house when he wants attention or just wants to know I am there. If he is out in the backyard and I call him or whistle, he comes running. When Bryan is out of town he usually knows and comes to sleep with me. He always knows when I need a little extra love and is there for me. What am I going to do if I don't have Benny? And then there is Ashley. Ashley is Benny's sister and they have always been together. If Benny can't go would it be right to take Ashley? Am I going to have to find a home for the two of them? I can't think about this right now. I will just have to take this one step at a time.
I took him back to the vet today to have some more tests done to determine the cause and severity of said heart murmur, but now I am concerned that the stress of a 20+ hour flight would not be so good for him. Benny is my buddy. I would really miss him.