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Old 05-24-2017, 05:42 PM   #1
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Just wanted to report that it's possible to adapt an older indoor-only cat to road tripping. Jenny's brother passed away, and we decided not to leave just one kitty alone to be cared for by family or cat-ladies. We did Lots of reading on the Forums and elsewhere. We purchased a Tidy Cats pellet litter box and supplies. Over the course of a month at home, Jenny adapted quite easily. We have a 25 FB twin, so I removed the door from the cabinet at the foot of my bed. Just fits the litter box and the kitty. We took her out on a trip last week -about 200 miles-and we consider it a success. She figured out the new setup and there were no accidents. We bought a little halter and leash and got her used to her new "outfit." We have not used the leash yet as she is a generally shy kitty. I must admit, she does not like riding in her carrier. I think it's being cooped up more than anything else. Tried an "aromatherapy" treatment which may, or may not, be the reason she was a bit more mellow on the second and third travel days.

My next question is how long travel days should be? I'm thinking about working in pet potty stops, in particular (we humans usually stop every 2-3 hours to stretch and regroup.)
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We started taking our 11 year old cat last year and it has worked out. We leave her out of the carrier in the car but with a lead on. We just put the litter box in the car. In the trailer we gave up a storage area for the litter box with a private entrance for her. That works great. She as always been an indoor cat and shows no interest in getting out of the trailer or car so far. Because the trailer is small she sometimes gets a defensive with a lack of escape routes and some times gets upset with strangers in the trailer. But over all we love taking her with us.
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Old 09-06-2017, 05:11 PM   #3
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Just a little update on Jenny. She took to 'streaming like a champ. Currently on the last leg of a 3000+ mile trip through the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. So much fun to have her along for our adventure.
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Just a little update on Jenny. She took to 'streaming like a champ. Currently on the last leg of a 3000+ mile trip through the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia. So much fun to have her along for our adventure.
Awesome. Cats seem to know during travel. Ours always limited water and food intake during the travel part, When we parked and set up for the evening or weekend, first task was set up food and water bowls,
'Feed me now' !
I am glad its working out for you all. It was such a blessing for us to take Natasha with us. She was a wildcard, and something was always in play when we traveled.
Take Jenny everywhere you go and enjoy every minute. I know would give anything to have those times back. Haven't been able to change the signature, and don't really care to.

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Nice story with a great outcome. Cats can be good travel companions. Just like dogs, some are not suited for it, but one that is can be such a pleasure.
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