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samsontdog

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Posted: 06/04/17 04:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

For years our cats traveled on my DW lap. But the cat we have now is a pain in the axx so she travels in the back of the p/up which has a camper shell over the bed. She has her own cat house, food, water and litter box. She loves it back there


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Posted: 06/04/17 05:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our cats (2) like to travel in the TT, They are much happier and when we stop are much calmer then when we have them in he truck.


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Posted: 06/05/17 06:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I know this is a cat/trailer question but this may help....

I've had two motorhomes with my cat. The first was a front engine gasser and the cat headed to the back bedroom as soon as the engine started. The second was a pusher, he headed to the front of the coach when it's engine started. He was not under any apparent stress in either coach but clearly preferred being "away" from the engine noise/vibration. Oh, he also did not move around much once we were driving - just slept. I'm fairly sure all cats are different so choose whatever yours finds the most relaxing.


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Posted: 06/05/17 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We had a cat that loved to camp with us. We took a litter box that was in the back seat of the truck while we traveled. On the other side of the seat was a box with his blanky on for him to lay on and look out the window.
He was always on a leash in case he tried to get out when the door was open and we wanted to grab the leash and stop him. When husband got out to get gas he sat on my lap.
He learned to go for walks at the campground, sat on his own chair by the fire and every night about eleven he would go the the TT door and ask to go for a walk. When we went to the door he would sit on his leash so we take him.
The one problem with walking him was when he decided he needed to use the litter box he would make a mad dash for for the TT pulling me behind him.
Opie was twelve when he went camping for the first time so you can teach an old cat new tricks.
Opie howled the first ten miles of any trip and then settled down. I think he knew then that we were not going to the vet.

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Thanks for all of the responses. We took her for about an hour and a half ride yesterday in the truck. She meowed for the first few miles then settled down in her carrier. She never went to sleep and looked anxious most of the time. We still have a couple of weeks before we go to work with her.

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Have you spent a few weeks driveway camping with her? Does she consider the trailer hervterritory? How about the truck?

I'm sure you are busy, but if you could spend even a few minutes a day in the truck with her, petting her and feeding her treats and telling her she is wonderful it would help her think of the truck as a nice place to be.

Cats don't like to be any place that is not 'theirs'. They think there might be wolves.


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Posted: 06/06/17 11:34am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't know how we did it, but our two cats don't mind traveling at all with us.

This is the youngest one, Selina who is only about six months old in these pic's. What do you think? She looks tense, huh?

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NRALIFR wrote:

I don't know how we did it, but our two cats don't mind traveling at all with us.

This is the youngest one, Selina who is only about six months old in these pic's. What do you think? She looks tense, huh?
Admit it.. you gave her tranqs! Catnip in the bed??

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Nope, that's just the way little Selina rolls [emoticon]

She is a world-class lounger!

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I didn't think this was physically possible! They sure are supple!

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