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toedtoes

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Posted: 12/06/19 12:21pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My choice of campgrounds has not changed because of the cats. If my cats are nervous or scared, then they go inside the trailer. The trailer is their safe place - not a tree or bush or hole or log, etc.

My last trip, there were two dogs across the way from me. They came over occasionally to say hello. When they did, The Cat went straight into the trailer. When they would leave, The Cat would walk along the bumper and watch them go. Then he would come back out. The entire time, he had his harness on and was tethered to the inside of the trailer.

With all the potential dangers outside (eagles, coyotes, snakes, etc.), I would never let my cat wander around on his own. It would just take a second for a snake to strike and I'd lose my cat. NOT an option.


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I do worry about my cats. But the bargain I have with my old man cat, who I've traveled with for the last 5 years is that he tolerates the driving, which he hates, and the campgrounds with dogs, where I do not let him out, in exchange for me tolerating him going out and hunting at night when we boondock. There has to be some aspect of the trip that is fun for him.

Has been an outdoor cat most of his life, and survived one Pitbull attack. He is a very, very cautious animal. The van has his safe space, too. If he doesn't want to come in, he goes up into the undercarriage of the van. No animals can get him there.

My other cats, I don't have as much experience with, so I'm not as confident in their skills. On the way South, I just didn't let them out of the van at all. And not for the first four or five days in our new location, even though there are many other cats and it is pretty safe.


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Naio wrote:

When we boondock, he stays out till 2 in the morning, but he comes by the van every half hour to let me know he's ok and having a fantastic time. He knows I worry :-). He also hops in the van if something spooks him.

I love my cats enormously, and some people might think that I am endangering them by letting them go out. But it's so wonderful to see them happy, and they love to be outside.
X2. That's the way I look at it. Let them be cats.

Having a kitty along definitely changes where I camp. Trees and brush are a must.

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We let ours have free run once their in the rig. On my old rig, I screwed one of those shorty scratching post to the floor in the back and they loved it. If you don't have a scratching post, they do a number on your upholstery. Mine likes to lay on my lap while I'm driving, but if she thinks I'm lost she'll lay on the dash right in front of me to give me directions [emoticon]


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We've been RV'ing with three cats and one small dog. They have traveled with us the past 15 years. Our oldest cat is 19 and she will go with us again as we hit the road next summer. Cats are in fact great travelers....each of our kitties have their own spot in the RV. If you are a new cat owner, you can find some useful hacks on https://goodcatlife.com/

* This post was edited 12/19/19 04:31am by DilanYah *

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