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Old 10-18-2013, 09:20 PM   #1
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Travelling with a cat. What works for us.

We value a good night sleep much more than cat companionship so they've stayed home over the years. A new, mellow cat gave us the courage to try bringing her along. So far so good! Here's what works for us:

We had Escape leave the doors off the under bed storage compartment. I store two large plastic boxes in the rear of the under bed compartment with rarely used items and hold them in place with a cut down shower rod and plastic receptacles. The space between the boxes and front of the under bed storage is ideal for the cat to hang out, for her litter box, food and water. Ann made up a curtain that slides onto an expansion rod. The cat can see the world over the top of the curtain and seems very happy, safe and content in there. She was spooked at first and didn't drink enough water. We bring the 110v bubbler along and plug it into the plug under the refrig. During the day when we're in and out, she wears a harness and leash, and seems fine with it. Here are a couple pictures.

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Old 10-18-2013, 11:23 PM   #2
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She looks mighty comfy!
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Nice setup. I trying to get up the courage to take my 2 with me ... Very afraid that the screen door would become a casualty.
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She's very happy camping. I guess the decision to take the feline depends as much on the cat as the "parent". Our previous cats were a couple yahoo's who would climb all over everything and were definitely escape risks. Much safer to just leave them at home. The present co-occupant of our house is very passive and tends to retreat at the slightest noise or disturbance so we don't worry about her hitting the road.
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We take our cat with us in our 19' sometimes also. She is pretty high maintenance, and there is a lot of hissing and scratching if I try to put her in the storage space below the rear bed. We usually end up setting up the bunk for her.
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tough to find get her to eat raw mackeral!
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