Everyone asks us “what about your pets?” You see, we have 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 4 chickens… (Zesty, Knowshawn, Wilbur, Lucy, Penny, Kung-Pao, and Big-Bird). Our pets share our lives, and as such we are very connected with them – this might be the hardest part of actually leaving for six months. As it turns out, our house is being managed by a very nice lady who also loves animals. For Cindy it will be leaving Wilbur the cat – we have had Wilbur since we first started dating in Denver. For me Zesty (my baby) will be the tough one to leave. Knowshawn is doing much better – six months ago leaving would be easier – but as it turns out – he’s working out just fine. Cindy has this way with animals and making them all very loving, caring and great family pets. They are all very calm around her.
I wish I could take Zesty with us on our travels. She follows me around the house where ever I go – if I’m working in the office she’s right there – waiting (usually sleeping). She goes with me everywhere (car, mountains, to sleep, etc.) Every morning around 5 a.m. she has to jump up onto the bed with us – probably will miss that a great deal.
In the end – they will be completely fine – in that we’ve found someone that will love them as much as we do.