Cat in a bag

Wow. The things that they keep coming up with. You know animals have rights too (to some folks and not all). You cannot simply keep your pets in shabby conditions (absolutely agree). Afterall, it is part of your responsibility when you have a pet. But what about pampering your pet?

Now if you want to give your little kitty a view as you lug it around, perhaps buy one of these bags (here). Can you imagine buying this bag for your cat? It ain’t cheap btw and we spoke with one owner as we waited for the taxi one day.

But today we are not focused on getting the bag. Or the cat.

Well, ok sort of related. We are talking about folks bringing their pets with them on a journey. Did you know that as many as 56% of US pet owners have driven their dogs around at least once a month? Sure the regular visit to the vet is important, but quite some bring their pets with them on a road trip. Does the image of a dog sticking its head out of the window tongue drooling pop in your head?

How about air travel? Now that’s less frequent (phew) but still at 6% is quite high. Imagine this percentage of the 78+ million dogs in the US getting on a plane every year. Did the math in your head? Remember our piece on emotional support animals? Some of them actually have jobs too you will know. Which do you think is easier to bring along? The cat? Or the dog?

Do you have a pet? Have your brought it with you on a road trip or onto a plane?

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

17 thoughts on “Cat in a bag”

  1. I both drove and flew cats of mine to and from California (from Ohio, more than 2000 miles ), a number of times, as I moved back and forth. Very challenging, and not much fun at all, for any of us! I do know people whose dogs adore going on car trips with them, though, although not to the vet’s office. Lol.

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  2. We chose to not have a pet as we are often away. We had gold fishes for a while and it was not easy to arrange someone to feet it.. But if you like your dog you might have to bring it along as it happen to my friends from France. But not all hotels accept dogs.

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  3. I have cats, because they are easier to leave at home when I travel. That said, several years ago, I had a cat who developed diabetes. This cat was really mellow, and with his diabetes I had to give him twice daily injections. There was only one good boarding kennel in my area that would board a diabetic cat. So sometimes, he came along. He went to Thanksgiving at my brother’s house (about 5 hours away) and a wedding for a friend (a 3 hour drive). He was always super chill about all of it. He just had his litter box in the back of the car and would just snooze on his bed during the drive. He was an awesome cat, and he lived to be 17. I still miss him a lot.

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    1. Oh dear. You know what? Our friends in Malta, they told us this horror story of leaving the cat at home for 3 weeks. It sort of got into a “personality” change when they came back. She became very hostile to the wife and would scratch! It was not like that before. It was as if the cat felt abandoned…

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  4. We’ve got three cats and there’s no way I’d travel with two of them. One of them (Goossens) starts to yowl the moment I fire up the car engine, and doesn’t stop till I turn it off again. He sets Mrs. R off and she joins in as well. My first ever cat loved to travel but that was a long time ago.

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  5. Apparently, as RVers we are the odd one’s out not having a pet on board. The lifestyle is conducive to bringing Fido along. The pets on airlines does concern me – not for the pets well-being, although I hear that can be a problem – but because some of us humans are deadly allergic to cats. “Just take an antihistamine” is not a solution when the reaction is anaphylactic . Airlines that allow pets on board cannot ensure that there will or will not be an animal on a particular flight. Interesting.

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