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Old 02-15-2008, 11:11 PM   #71
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While out walking my two 65 lb dogs Ollie and Nell, we happened upon a feral kitten of 8 weeks or so. His been with us ever since (which has been about a month now).

We have a 19' Bambi and have always taken our dogs. Everyone has a place in the Airstream, and there is little room for deviation. We certainly will want to bring the new kitty along, just worried about the limited space in the 19'. At this point upgrading to a new 23' is not a possibility.

I suppose we'll just put the litter box in the shower and hope for the best. I think he'll travel in the truck with us OK, but we haven't tried yet. We'll start with a short trip close to home...

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Good for you!

All of our four cats are former ferals. We trapped them in the city we use to live in with the help of a local feline rescue group. None were kittens when we got them, so two are still after many years not really pets. This does not matter to us as we love them and are happy to feed and protect them. None are allowed outside due to the Fishercats and Coyotes that are found on our property, but the house has enough space for all of us to be happy.

We only travel with Buddy, our oldest former feral. He is a big love and would be easy to catch if he got out of our camper. The others we leave at home under the watch of a local pet sitting service. We are concerned that if one of them got out of our Airstream it would be the last time we saw them and this is not acceptable to us.

We keep Bud's litter box in the shower. I put down a plastic sheet, then a towel and on top of that goes the litter box. When we need to shower we just lift the plastic sheet with all the stuff on it and put in under the table in the lounge. When we are done we dry off the shower with a squeegee and towel and then just replace the plastic sheet, towel and litter box. It does not take much effort.

Oh, we always crate our cats when we travel with them. The pet carriers are placed in the back seat of the truck or car and we secure them with seat belts. If our cats are grumpy and crying while traveling I just cover their crates with a blanket. It makes them feel safe and they quiet down.
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Old 02-17-2008, 08:14 PM   #72
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Smile It Works for the Four of US

My wife and I travel with Marley, our nine year old Sphinx, and Milo, our twelve year old Cornish Rex. They have traveled some in our SUV (when we had one) but are not used to traveling in a trailer and hide under the bed when its moving.

I know they hide because when we stop and I go into the trailer they pop out complaining loudly. Soon though they jump up on the ledge behind the settee to doze in the sun beams.

We found a small size litter box with high sides, fill it with a good clumping litter, empty it anytime we notice it has been used, sweep often using a small broom and dustpan with a long handle.

Our International has a shower with a seat, and a door so keeping the LB there won't work. So during the day it sits along side the bed and at night its under the dinette table.

Not perfect, but it works for the all four of us.
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I've posted several of these before, but it is just so extraordinary that I'd like to show them again. Athena is our road kitty. She adapted to life in the Airstream without a hitch. Our maiden voyage was a 5500 mile tour through 7 states. She has a special meow when she needs to use the cat box and we stop and take her back to the trailer. These pictures were taken in Yellowstone. The raven landed on the hood of the Dodge just before I was going to start the truck and walked right up to the windshield. I carefully grabbed my camera and started shooting. The cat and the raven were fascinated with each other. It was really interesting the way they mirrored each other with their bodies. When the raven hopped over to the side mirror, Bill lowered the window--which to our suprise did not spook the raven. Athena leaned out and they touched nose to beak. Meanwhile the raven's mate was strutting around on the taneau cover. (BTW, those are spots are on the windshield, not snow.)
I just saw your photos and wanted to say thanks for posting.

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Old 07-06-2013, 07:04 PM   #74
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Camping kitty in our previous SOB trailer. She loved that heater.
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We AS with 2 cats who travel in the trailer. We put the cat pan in the shower and use a special made device to hold the top of shower door open 5" in a fixed position. That way cats have access all the time. Have traveled with cats on boats, motorhomes, and now trailer. The key is start them out young, first in the car right beside you so they feel secure. Pretty soon they think nothing of it, are quiet and content.
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Storm - are you saying the cats actually "ride" to destinations inside the trailer? I didn't think any live creatures were supposed to be passengers in a travel trailer...
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Our 3 Airstream kitties

We travel with 3 cats. They like the Airstream when it is tied up somewhere.

I lost my walk-on-a-leash Japanese Bobtail cat 3 months ago to liver cancer. I replaced her with a Pixie-bob kitten. Pixie-bobs love to travel and walk on a leash.

Here is my new Pixie-bob at her first Airstream rally. The two older cats are both Munchkin boys and are quite shy. When under way, the cats ride in carriers in the back seat. Much safer that way.
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The kitty in posts 74-76 died 12/12/2014.
We adopted a new travelin' kitty. She has been on one camping trip. I am no longer a contributing member so I can't post pictures.


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Storm - are you saying the cats actually "ride" to destinations inside the trailer? I didn't think any live creatures were supposed to be passengers in a travel trailer...
In Texas, even people can legally ride in a trailer if they are in a part of the trailer designed for human habitation.
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In Texas, even people can legally ride in a trailer if they are in a part of the trailer designed for human habitation.

Wow! Learn something new every day!
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