The time has finally arrived and we are doing home renovations.
I’ve been waiting what seems like a lifetime for this day.
My new kitchen!!!
I have decided to share my experience over the weeks and more likely, months, of my home renovations with pets and how long the humans can remain sane during the process. And of course I will interpret on behalf of Miss Edie and our cats, Lily and Lloyd as they share their thoughts throughout.
Renovations in it’s self can be a trying time for anyone with the stress of having your life and your home in total chaos; not being able to find anything; the feeling of never having a clean house again. The mess! Oh the mess!
Where do the food dishes go?
What about the cat boxes – where do they go?
Especially with a pug that insists on cleaning it 😉
The pressure of keeping bits and pieces cleaned up off the floor so none of the 4 legged family members try to eat or step on anything they shouldn’t.
Dusty paw prints throughout the house- now’s a good time for everyone to buy stock in Swiffers 😉
Constantly being on door and open window watch so that no pet escapes.
I swore I would not complain because the end results would outweigh any turmoil I/we/the family and pets would go through.
This is my diary, my life, my renovations with pets, and how we manage along the way.
Wish us luck!
Day 1: October 26th, 2015
Kitchen window replacement
Weather: Autumn like +10C , bonus it’s not raining.
Window out quicker than a bad tooth at the dentist!
Both cats still accounted for – no escapes through the hole in the wall 😉
Pug ready and willing to help at a moments notice!
Window finally in – Taking longer than what it feels like to be in the dentist chair getting that tooth out.
Edie and Lloyd cat wondering what’s going on and wanting to know where their food dishes have gone.
Lily cat could care less and just wants to know when it will be over so she can sleep in peace.
Did I mention the mess?
Day 1 completed and 8 hours later I have a new kitchen window!
I still have a kitchen to clean, dust to wipe up throughout the entire house, and floors to mop,
- No pets have been lost or escaped!
- No pets have eaten or stepped on anything they shouldn’t have!
- All pets have found their litter boxes!
Renovating with Pets Day 1: Successful