It was wonderful having the opportunity to help out a family planning a Thanksgiving trek to ski country, and the Santa Monica area was not a bad place for us to spend the holidays!
Did I mention it was a packed house? The “normal” household included little Chelsea, a beautiful and sweet King Charles spaniel, and Sylvester, an independent-natured longhair cat. However, the homeowners had accepted temporary care of two cats from a niece for an extended period, and, as is sometimes said, “…that’s when the fight broke out!” (Read more about the cats in Part 2).
As for Chelsea girl, well, she’s a very sweet-natured, well-behaved, low maintenance girl — a little walk in the morning, some ball tossing in the hallway, a little couch-snuggling before bed equals a happy girl!
As well-behaved as little Chelsea was, she still had quite a bit of spunk, particularly when it came to the visiting (male) cats, and standing her ground when there were “territory” issues.