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Old 03-03-2010, 06:30 AM   #15
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Hi: All... Tip#1 A saucer of Milk???
Dogs have people... Cats own people!!!
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Old 03-03-2010, 12:48 PM   #16
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We've travelled for a couple of years with our two cats and one of them escaped twice, but came back both times. We'd hate to lose one of course, but they're so unhappy if we leave them that it seems cruel. they travel together in one medium-size carrier and are quiet. Alone in a small carrier, there's nothing but complaints.
But for sure we'll be picking up a collapsible play pen so they can be outside with us, and be protected.

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Old 03-03-2010, 02:06 PM   #17
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We use a Pop-up pet crate .. It's soft sided, and folds flat and we keep it under the cushions in the trailer so we always have it.

If anyone is interested, K-Mart sells it for $25.99 and I believe Wal-Mart has it too.
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Old 03-03-2010, 04:24 PM   #18
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I got a folding cage from Petsmart and have it hanging on the outside of a window so my two felines can be "outside" when they are not allowed, like here at a friend's house in Bisbee, AZ. I fabricated four hangers from curtain rod hangers and used short sheetmetal screws into the window frame. I made a "T" support piece from PVC. In summer I put a rug remnant on the top if the cage will be in the sun. Works really well and the last few years. In the summer they sleep out there at night.
Do you have pictures of that set up?
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Old 03-05-2010, 10:48 PM   #19
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Thanx, Carol, for the great idea of "pre-need" lost pet posters to save time if a pet gets away. In the case of our little wagonmaster Minnie, her 'come-backer' doesn't work, ESPECIALLY if a lizard or squirrel sighting is involved! We will be making up some posters to carry with us. Thanx again for your post, L 'n D
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Old 03-06-2010, 12:13 PM   #20
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Get a collar with a tag that says “cell phone” along with your cell phone number. Most people who would pick up or check out a cat would call the number.
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Old 03-30-2010, 05:03 PM   #21
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Well, we took our cat on her first camping trip with us and everything went well. It was just an overnight trial, but she seemed to adapt very well. We left her uncaged in our truck for the hour trip and she simply slept in my wife's lap or on the floor. She only meowed a couple of times when we were on a particularly rough section of highway. Once at the campground she was content to stay in the camper. The one time we put a harness and leash on her and took her outside, she soon decided that she preferred the camper and wanted to go back inside, she never showed any interest in leaving after that. I think that the Labrador retriever at the next campsite might have made her content to stay inside. She spent most of her time just looking out the window at the old lab. We are now convinced that she will join us on our future trips.
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:28 PM   #22
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I've taken my cats camping, but it was in a tent. It was pretty crazy, I was between places and just decided to camp for a few days, so the cats (all 5) came along. I had large metal crates for them, 2 to a crate, and they liked riding in those. They could see out but weren't a problem for me driving. I have a large SUV. I set the crates outside with large towels over the tops for shade and they watched me set up the tent, they were fascinated by the whole thing, especially watching the ravens in the sky above us and looking out at the rocks.

After I got the large tent set up, I put them all in it. It was big enough for a litter box way over there, not close to me at all. They seemed pretty stoked, and since the tent had a floor I didn't worry they could get out. Keep in mind I was way out in the middle of nowhere near Canyonlands National park. Nary a soul for miles and miles, as it wasn't tourist season yet. No way was I going to lose a cat out there, so I was extremely careful.

During the night they all crawled in bed with me, so it must've got chilly, even though they each had little down blankets of their own. At dawn one started scratching at the tent side to see if she could escape, but no way.

It wasn't something I'd really want to do again, but if my cats can tent camp, I think a trailer would be simple. I would personally microchip them so if they're lost someone might be able to ID them, plus collars and tags. I have one that's kind of precocious and she and I went for a short hike, she was on a leash, she loved it. The others hated the leash. They can also get out of about anything collar wise, as I'd experimented with them before going out. Test any collar at home first.

We survived. I've also taken the crew on trips to places like Montana, but that wasn't camping, we had a house destination. They meow a lot at first and then settle down.

And did I mention I also had four dogs with me?

Call me nuts...I'll agree. But it was an adventure.

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