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Old 06-16-2003, 07:54 PM   #15
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Inside Out, I just looked at Lily's web site. It's definatley the 9's. Liliy is a really neat cat. Niether my wife or I heard of an Egyptian Maus, but what a neat looking cat. We have 4 himalayans. Our oldest is the mother of the other 3. Lady Jasmine Silk n Lace (Jasmine) is the mother of our other three. She is a tortie point.

Then we have the three kids, born on the 4th of July. There is Mister Yankee Doodle Dandy (Dandy) who is the male and a flame point. When he was born, my wife's first husband took off his O2 tube because he was still born and brought him to life. He was on O2 because of lung cancer. He is no longer with us.

Next is Miss Independance(Indy for short). She is a seal point. She is the one who comes to bed to say goodnight and jumps on the bed when the alarm goes off to say goodmorning. Boy, can she purr.

The last of the cats is Sparkles of Magic (Sparky). She gets mean if you try to put her on her back. She wants all fours on the ground. She is a Tortoise shell.

Then we have Keiko Cheiko, our Japanese Chin. She is named after a japanese bar maid I once knew.

The bird won't be going with us, so he has become a non issue. I'll have to get some pictures up somehow so you can see all our kids(cats and dog).
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Old 06-16-2003, 09:42 PM   #16
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Thanks guys...we think she's pretty special too! To find out more about Egyptian Maus check out the CFA website.

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Old 06-16-2003, 09:45 PM   #17
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I already showed MaryLou Lily's site. She got a big kick out of the pictures, especially those of the litter. We were able to figure out which one was Lily.
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I was so busy looking at Lily's pictures I didn't see the link to her own web site at the bottom of the page!

I knew she wasn't a run of the mill cat when I saw her. That is a pretty rare breed. beautiful too.
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Old 06-20-2003, 07:29 PM   #19
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Talking Funny you should mention it...

Just last weekend we traveled with our two Jack Russell Terriers to an annual JRT event we call Jackapalooza. We have folks from all over the world, and most everyone brings their terriers. We have races, games and silly events for the dogs and the owners as well.

The managers of the campgrounds loved our dogs so much, they actually bought two puppies from one of our members! And they're literally begging us to come back again next year! If you don't believe me, just ask Pick!

We find that most parks don't mind dogs at all, as long as you don't let them bark at night, and you pick up after them. Lucy and Gizmo love camping in the Bambi.

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Here's a picture of our two finishing a race in St. Louis.
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Old 06-20-2003, 08:12 PM   #20
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With our trailer sitting in the driveway the last 8-9 months, we took the cats out there a lot when we'd spend evenings out there. The male cat loves the trailer and doesn't want to come in, while the female whines to go out there, then whines to go back in the house, etc, etc, etc. Can't make up her mind. LOL! Both are declawed up front and are inside cats only, but the male would be an outdoor cat if he had the chance. We have to keep an eye on him around doors.

We took them to our first rally a few weeks ago. This was the first time they'd been in the trailer moving. Opening the front wrap-around curtains generally keeps them up on the couch looking out or laying down there when they get tired.

They were pretty shook up from the ride (all of about 8 miles) to Xenia, and kept us up all night the first night. In turn, my wife wouldn't let them sleep during the next day, and they had no problem sleeping that night. They got pretty used to life in the trailer, watching things from all the windows. They did much better on the ride home, and weren't at all concerned when we finally got them out.

When they ride in the truck we have to keep them in a carrier to keep them from roaming around, especially under the drivers feet. And they whine constantly in the carrier, so they get to ride in the trailer.

The litter box is a small commercial pan that sits on the floor at the foot of the bed during the day, and then goes onto a throw rug in the living room at night.

Anyway, it looks like things will work out just fine with ours.
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I'll see what happens tonight........

I'm going to sleep in the driveway in our 1964 Lark popup tonite and I'm going to partner up with the dog. This may be an interesting night. The dog in the camper for the first time and not in her cage at night for the first time. The wifey poo wants to stay in the house. Oh well, its just an experiment.
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Old 06-20-2003, 08:55 PM   #22
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snip...BTW, I also have two parrots (African Grey & Grey Cheeked Pocket Parrot) I wouldn't travel with either of them in our small trailer...they are too "talkative" and it's too confined for them AND Lily, she is after all a cat!

I know folks that DO travel with birds though...just not a bird & cat, that's asking for trouble. Also, exotic birds are pretty sensitive to drafts & sudden temperature changes...

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We had parrots for about 15 years, and we went on trips to GET AWAY FROM THEM! They have all found homes now with people who can enjoy their bubbly personalities without getting migranes from the screeching. My husband made me sign a contract promising I wouldn't bring another one home. Ever.

We took our dogs along on our trips so far. We got them used to the trailer before we left be having it open out in the yard so they could come and go and inspect it while I was inside cleaning up. Then I closed them up in it with me while I was quietly reading, or while we had dinner in it a few times. They got used to staying inside and not scratching at the screen to get out (I had to tell them no a couple times).

On our trips they did great, and enjoyed several peacefull afternoons in the trailer, with all the windows open and the dogs just enjoyed watching the comings and goings in the park, didn't bark or try to escape. We have even left them alone for short periods, and they didn't destroy anything. I thought it went really well. We did stop along the way to hike and stuff like that, so they were tired by the time we actually got settled into a park for the evening. Tired dogs are good dogs.
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We have taken ours on just about every trip, except for one.
They get excited when we leave, until we get to our destination. But, on the way home they are quiet as can be. They usually get lots of exercise when camping.

Here's a picture from last weekend. They even let us AS folks park next to each other!
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Talking Hey, that Bambi looks familiar!

Notice there is absolutely NO shine on the A/S's that weekend. That's because all it did was rain, with a brief break on Saturday. But we sure did have a great time. And meeting another A/S couple made it even more fun.

Pick, we sure look forward to camping beside you folks again soon!

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Old 06-21-2003, 10:55 AM   #25
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One more cat to travel with us

We just found out that our old cat is diabetic and needs 2 insulin shots a day. I guess he will be travelling with us in the future since the vet wants an arm and a leg to both board him and give the shots.
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My grandmother has a diabetic cat as well. It's surprising how many people I've met now who have this problem. Well, what's one more cat in the trailer? Good luck with the shot thing :-)
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diabetic animal

Hello all, I had an older siberian husky that was diabetic a few years back. It's not too difficult to give the shots, and monitor urine for insulin levels if you love the animal. As time passes it becomes harder for the animal to control his/her 'urges', and that makes it more of a challenge. My husky lived at least a year on humulin (dog insulin), before he let me know it was time. I just wanted to let you know what to expect, after all the advice and tips that people are sharing about the airstream experience around here. thanks again from a wanabee (at least so far). luke
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Thanks luke warm

This is my second diabetic cat. My long-hair Siamese died in 1997 at 12. Pretty sad near the end, I know. She died in my arms.

The shots are a nothing; he doesn't even know he is getting them. The last cat was also patient and it became a daily ritual between us for her to be placed on the washing machine for her shot.
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