Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Still in Illinois

Man this is a long state.  It's like someone took Nebraska and tipped it up on its side.  

There was a flurry of excitement at our first stop when we noticed a rather large sized gap in the tunnel that George was looking at.  It appeared to be just about Gracie's size.  Yup, she was on the loose.  

We followed her down the row of RVs as she ducked from one to another with an audience of campers pointing out her newest location.  After a nice romp through the park for all of us I managed to snag her and carried her unceremoniously back to the RV.  She had a smug grin on her face, the little snot.  I'm thinking of adding to her wardrobe with something this:

We've added more hardware to the tunnel to try to secure this sneaky feline.

On our next trek through this state, we stopped at a Cracker Barrel for lunch because of the easy parking and lo and behold there was a PetSmart within walking distance.  So after our lunch I went and stocked up on goodies for the fur kids.

We arrived at the Tin Cup RV for an overnight stay in one of their pull thrus.  As you can see the cats only get the tunnel for a one night stay.  But!  We are planning a big surprise for them when we get settled down in Wisconsin.  I have been designing a "cat walk" where they can exit from the side window and go in and out to their hearts content.  More on that later.

Tonight will be bath night as our next night on the road will be at the Elks Lodge in Janesville WI and they only have electric to offer.  We don't want to be too rank when we finally arrive at our long stay location.

We're getting closer every day and it will be great to take everything out of the car and clean it and the RV up for the spring.

Long Live the Hunter of Wayward Cats


  1. OH MY GOSH! I do not think I can take any more of Gracie's excursions. I believe she is about out of extra lives, now. I am so afraid she is pushing her luck. Thankfully George is not a follower in this activity. Gracie needs something more secure than the tunnels, though maybe not a straight jacket.

  2. I had to chuckle at Gracie in her straight jacket. She's quite the curious lady! I'm curious about your kitty windows. Is this so Gracie can get out without sneaking out? One of our cats (Blackie) is always sneaking out too. He doesn't go very far and always comes back in a very short time. You have a wonderful day, hugs, Edna B.