2 Days No Cats

I just spent 2 days and 1 night at a high end spa and retreat center. Don’t be jealous, it was for work. And even though I had a gorgeous room overlooking the Caribbean Sea I stayed up half the night worrying over details of the contract. But still, life could be worse, I mean what better place to toss and turn than in that gorgeous room with that amazing view.

But I think the hardest part was not the business stuff, it was the lack of cats. If that hotel had say 20 cats running around, visiting you in your room, sleeping on your feet, sitting on you when you hang out in the common areas, it would have been perfect for me.

I’m so used to having lots of cats around that I just don’t feel normal sleeping anyplace without a feline friend nearby. In fact I’ll bet that half the reason for my tossing and turning that night was simply the lack of a cat anywhere on the bed. It was just too weird and I couldn’t take it.

But now I’m back home, with a cat under the chair, and one in my office window, and one in my paper recycling basket and two more in the hall, and one more wandering around whining about how he should be allowed to go out. And I’m back to feeling normal. And I think I’ve solved the problems with the retreat center contract too, so all is good.

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3 Responses to “2 Days No Cats”

  1. meg
    November 1st, 2007 14:01

    Hi, having cats and dogs around is always a good thing. I found your blog when I was researching dengue fever in Mexico. Your blog was a refreshing sidetrack from the gloom and doom reports of a supposed dengue fever epidemic in Cancun. Let me explain why I’m searching, I am traveling to Cancun in 10 days, I’m bring my niece who has never traveled outside the U.S. We’ve been coming ot cancun the past 5 years; we stay at one of the royal resorts, go to playa del Carmen, xcaret, and downtown Cancun. My sister has been reading too many reports about the surge of dengue fever in cancun. She doesn’t want her daughter to travel to Cancun, in fear that she will contract the disease. My question is, what is the real danger of this disease? Is there any in a resort area or at a place like xcaret. Since you live there you might have information that will give me a realistic perspective on the dengue fever epidemic. We love Mexico, and I would love my niece to have the experience of visiting Cancun and surrounding area.
    Thanks, I apprecite your insight. I hope to read more of your blog soon.

    Meg in Pennsylvania

  2. RiverGirl
    November 1st, 2007 20:53

    Meg – I wish I knew more about dengue, but I do not know much. It’s true that it is here in Cancun. But to be honest I’ve only known one person who has gotten it in the 4 years I’ve lived here.

    I certainly would not avoid coming here because of dengue. First off most cases of dengue are usually quite mild, in fact some folks get it without knowing it, they just feel tired for a few days.

    And it’s easy to avoid mosquito bites here. Mosquitoes here are active at dawn and dusk. And when they are active they only seem to bite your ankles and lower legs. So the way to avoid them is to wear long pants with socks and shoes at dinner time. And it’s cool enough now that you can do that and not suffer from being too hot.

    Truly don’t let your sister keep her daughter from coming due to dengue. I go weeks and weeks without a single mosquito bite here. It’s easy to avoid them.

    Good luck!

  3. La Gringa Mas Bella
    November 3rd, 2007 00:01

    Don’t worry about the mosquitos, you’ll have a blast on your trip! I’d worry more about West Nile in the U.S.

    And cats or no cats, boy oh boy, what I wouldn’t give for a all ME weekend at a high end resort spa. You lucky thang. lol

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