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Old 04-07-2018, 07:49 PM   #15
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I should have said, "As Maggie said..." Lily is the furry travel partner! But I'm sure if she could talk she would have agreed!
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Old 04-07-2018, 08:10 PM   #16
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If you do head my way, myrtle beach, let me know... can meet half way and explore midwest. It looks like with this forum, you are never alone...just on a journey to meet your next friend. Im excited! Will go to myrtle beach rally, then to Texas, then not sure... open road!
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Old 04-08-2018, 04:30 AM   #17
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I'm back to traveling solo, just me and my cat, Sylvia, after the recent disastrous and far too dramatic breakup with my now-ex-fiancée. And I think I prefer it this way.

It's a whole lot easier to invite someone along when I want company or need help than it would be to leave someone behind when I want privacy.

I've never boondocked longer than overnight, partly as a matter of preference and partly because my Interstate would need more modifications than I could ever afford on my retirement income before it would have suitable endurance for boondocking for even 24 hours straight. That's not what Interstates are built for, after all. There's a very good reason they're called Airstream "Interstates" and not Airstream "Back Roads"!

As a veteran of six years of nearly always solo traveling (my ex-fiancée only accompanied me on just three camping trips, ever), I can say with a great deal of certainty that if you can handle being at home alone, you can handle being on the road alone, too. Being self-sufficient means never having to say you're sorry, because there's no one to say it to!

As for making sure my cat is protected while I'm solo, I have a small GPS tracker attached to her collar in case she gets out of my apartment or motorhome that I can track on my smartphone, a microchip between her shoulder blades so shelters and vets can identify her if found and turned in by a stranger who doesn't want to keep her, my contact information on one of her collar tags, and a wallet card sandwiched in between my driver's license and my medical insurance card that identifies contact information for a pre-designated alternate pet caregiver who will fetch my cat and care for her in case I'm somehow incapacitated either at home or on the road. I've done everything I can think of to make sure that if something happens to my pet or to me, that she will be taken care of.
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Old 04-12-2018, 05:52 PM   #18
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Protagonist, what gps tracker did you get for your cat. I've been thinking of getting one since I will be travelling with my cat. Thanks
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Protagonist, what gps tracker did you get for your cat. I've been thinking of getting one since I will be travelling with my cat. Thanks
This one: https://www.podtrackers.com/
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Pets are a great way to meet people. If you have a obedient dog you'll meet a couple people at the campground. A dog that doesn't listen, and is hard to catch like a greased pig....you'll meet everyone.
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Pets are a great way to meet people. If you have a obedient dog you'll meet a couple people at the campground. A dog that doesn't listen, and is hard to catch like a greased pig....you'll meet everyone.
I have a large nylon mesh playpen for my indoor-only cat so she can come outside without me having to worry about her running off. A beach umbrella provides shade to the playpen when necessary, or I can set up the playpen upside down so that the mesh top is on the bottom and the solid fabric bottom is on top to provide shade, or both. And a wireless indoor/outdoor thermometer allows me to monitor the temperature inside the playpen to make sure my cat doesn't overheat; on really hot days she stays inside where it's air-conditioned because for a pampered indoor cat keeping cool is more important than meeting the local wildlife— or their pets!

Yes, my cat is spoiled rotten, and knows it.
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Cats were once worshiped as gods, and they have never forgotten that.

Dogs have a pack and family, cats have a staff to serve them.

If dogs could talk, they would tell us how much they love us. If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.

From signs in my veterinarian’s office...
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Cats were once worshiped as gods, and they have never forgotten that.

Dogs have a pack and family, cats have a staff to serve them.

If dogs could talk, they would tell us how much they love us. If cats could talk, they wouldn’t.

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Had a friend growing up, he had a big Siamese cat that loved to ride. He would sit on the back of the seat, draped over Frank's shoulder enjoying the sun and the ride in the convertible...with the top down, of course.

Some cats like travel, others really hate it, sadly.

We're a dog family, so our only traveling issue has been regular potty breaks for the doggies, and regular walks. Most of our pups love to travel, and if not stopped, will jump into the car and take their usual positions for a ride...one really hates it, apparently, and needs a 'special invitation' to get him into the travel crate for a trip with his buddies. I think he 'puts up with travel' as long as we are together as a group.
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I need to get one of those play pens. We are getting ready to hit the road again. I did work with the leash last trip.....quite a challenge!
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