Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Chengdu and Sulky Cats

I've been in Chengdu in China all last week, courtesy of SilkAir, Chengdu Tourism Board and Sheraton Hotel Chengdu. It was terrific! If you can make it over, I definately recommend it.

While I had a whale of a time, the cats were not amused. Au saw me pack and left home immediately. He sat in our neighbour's garden and wouldn't even say goodbye. Target was all curious and when I left the last thing I saw was his sad little face at the garden gate.

They weren't left at home alone; Tom was here to serve them. But cats being conservative creatures, both would rather we kept together - always. And preferably less than 1 meter apart at any time.

When I came back Target flung himself at me but Au turned his back.

Au says, "Speak to the tail!"

Our senior cat only made up with me when he realised he needed my cooperation to get at his ham that we keep in the fridge. But even so, relations remain somewhat frigid. I can see I'll have to bribe him with chicken tomorrow.

It's going to be a while before Au snuggles up to me companionably with his trademark tail-on-foot - his way of giving a cuddle.

I need some days to get my pics in order so will do pics on Wednesday. In the meantime this is how I got to Chengdu and where I stayed:

Silk Air is efficient and friendly. Flights are three times weekly from Singapore to Chengdu, on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Flight time is about 4hr 35mins. Promo fare for all-inclusive return to Chengdu starts from SGD600. Bookings are to be made by 30 November 2008. Valid for travel before 31 March 2009. Check here for more about Chengdu attractions. Or visit the Tourism Board here for more info.

The Sheraton in Chengdu is a 5 star hotel with 6 star service. Freindly, luxurious, yet the staff are friendly and helpful without that glazed look you so often get in places that guarantee doing the job right but have that impersonal touch. Check here for more about rooms and options.

Happy COT! For more kitties visit Gattina.


Gemini and Ichiro said...

Au, I can't say I blame you! I hate it when my humans travel.

meemsnyc said...

Oooh Chengdu China, how cool! Our cats give us the cold shoulder too when we travel.

Lux said...

I think cats should always go traveling with their beans - if one goes, all go! Unfortunately, my beans keep walking out the door day after day - I'm not sure where they go! ;-)

China sounds nice! :)

Gattina said...

That's a little far for me, lol !
My cats too turn their tails on me when I come home from a trip ! And they are all different in their forgivness "timing" !
Lisa and Arthur are quit quick
for Rosie and Pookie it takes some time and Kim probably hasn't even realized that I was away !

Luna und Luzie said...

We have never been in China. it must be cool there.

Our cats always need time too, when we come back from a travel.

Copito said...

Hola, gracias por pasar a mi blog!


mummymeow said...

MeowMeow did the turn his back thing to me when i was away for about 1 week to Geneva. My dad said he was just being sulky and wants me to fawn all over him. That lasted for one day only, thank goodness.

I like the tail on the foot. MeowMeow would curl his tail around my wrist, like a furry bracelet.

~CovertOperations78~ said...

Poor sad kitties! :o( Imagining Target's sad little face at the gate made me shed a tear.

But hurray you're back, and all is well again!