Thanks -- all of you. Yeah, since i don't have a boat yet I don't have to use boating
terms. Bedroom and bathroom is just fine for now -- I am still at the front of the boat and back of the boat (right and left) stage too. Have 8 houses to sell before we leave, so don't have to shift gears in any hurry.
I have read that if you don't wash (soap and water) every week it smells but not if you do that on a regular basis.
Sarafina -- thanks for your response -- Shitzhu and Pomeranian. The Shitzhu is my husband's and the Pom is mine. We take in abused puppies. We have three now, but only two will go with us the third (rat terrior) is very old and I do not expect her to be around in two years. She had her jaw broken and b/b in head
when we got her 8 years ago. None of the cats are going. We had 9, now down to 6 but will be 0 in two years.
I am really pushing my husband to get things ready to put our house up for sale
next fall at the latest. Cats will be passed on to relatives that have already asked for them (hate to split them up, but no choice) before we fix up the house to sell - it is 4800 sq. ft. so in this economy may take a while to sell, then again we had one house in the subdivision sell in less than 30 days this summer; others take 2 years. We can live in one of the smaller rentals that has not sold yet as we downsize to the boat. Figure ours will be the hardest to sell, but what do I know. Really pushing to get them all gone as I am 62.5 yrs of age and want to leave at 65, but real goal is 66 as doubt we can unload everythingf that quickly. Figure I can purchase
boat a year or two before I retire and husband can get it ready to go while I still work.
Thanks again for all your input.