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Looking Forward to a Weekend Trip with Our Cats

February 10, 2012
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For the past few years, my family has driven out to my brother’s place in Michigan for his birthday. Every year that we’ve gone, CG has come too. He’s a great little traveler (for the most part!) and absolutely LOVES being at my brother’s place.

CG living the life

This year my husband and I had a decision to make: Now that we have Ellie, should we bring both cats or leave them at home? We love our kitties, but would two be too many?

We ultimately decided to bring both, as Ellie is not the biggest fan of her carrier (thanks to one too many vet visits), and she consequently gets nervous in the car.

She’s also still learning about being brave around new people — although she generally warms up to them in moments. So, we thought that this would be a good opportunity for her — plus we couldn’t deny CG his favorite trip!

However, this clearly means that a weekend getaway will now be a bit more complicated. Traveling with your cat can be a joy, but sometimes it can be quite stressful for everyone.

And I know what you’re thinking — how complicated can it be? You’re used to traveling with one cat, does a second really make a difference? In our case, yes. Ellie’s CH is more severe than CG’s, which results in a few more concerns and items to be packed.

So for the next few days, I’ll be listing some travel tips, packing lists, etc. for a trip with your CH cat. Of course everything will vary depending on how you’re traveling, the length of your trip, your destination and more, but I hope they will at least provide some good reminders.

Do you travel with your CH cat? Where do you go and how does he do? Please share in the comments!

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. Renee permalink
    February 10, 2012 11:29 am

    When we brought Kiki home, we didn’t have a cat carrier, so we used a cardboard cat carrier the agency gave us. She HATED it. Cried the whole way home, hour and a half, which broke our hearts! Since then we’ve gotten a mesh carrier at a local grocery store. It folds up neatly for storing and pops open when we need it for car trips or emergencys. She likes that carrier so much more because she can see out all sides. The only down fall is that it isn’t sturdy, so she tends to roll around in it a little more. We were so fortunate when we had a week long vacation some friends of ours were able to stay at our house, who happen to adore Kiki. They said Kiki was confused and a little nervous first day or two, then got used to their schedule. Good luck with your trip! It will be a good experience, even if you have a few hiccups along the way. 🙂

    • February 10, 2012 12:43 pm

      Thanks Renee! I’m definitely excited for it and can’t wait to share how they do! 🙂

  2. Andre Sanford permalink
    July 15, 2016 6:08 pm

    We take our cat on vacations and weekends at the lake. We find he is worse at complaining when we get to our destination and he has to use his cat pan. He won’t go in the vehicle.
    Night travel is best. He is better without the carrier.

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