Actual Panic Setting In
Ok ... so I have finally found a second cat carrier that meets United's odd carrier restrictions -- apparently the carriers have to be secured by bolts rather than clips ... I may go and get metal bolts ...
I have checked the forecast. Apparently, the cut-off is outside temp of 87/29. I am flying from a cool (around 55 F forecast) place -- at 11:30 at night a place that is supposed to hit a high of 90F the day I arrive, but the low is supposed to be 70, and I get there at 7 a.m.
Please note that I am concerned about the cats. The reason I am trying to fly with the cats is that I love them very much, and after talking to the vet, I thought we would all be safer and less stressed out with the shorter trip, no time in scary hotels in a strange car, etc. But I am also scared to death that something will go wrong, and my stuff will be arriving at destination city on the day I'm to get there (that's the first day of the 5-day window) and I'll have to fly out there to meet the truck and find someone here to take care of the cats so I can spend a thousand dollars I really don't have to fly back and drive the cats home when we should all be settling into New City.