All you cat haters, save your jokes. We want the cats to start out and end up alive.
We’re moving from the west coast to the east coast soon. We have plenty of time to travel back and forth several times if we need to. We need to move two pet cats. They are young and one is rambunctious and the other is kind of chickenhearted.
My first choice is to send them by air; my husband putting them on a plane and me picking them up back east. Unfortunately, they’ll probably have to change planes on the way, which I feel is really about the only place anything can go wrong. The whole ordeal will be over for them within, say, a total of ten hours.
I believe some airlines will let you take pets as carry-on baggage if your pet carrier fits under the seat, but I think these two are both too big to fit comfortably into one of those carriers for that long.
My husband wants to drive them across country in his Canyonero (giant SUV). He figures he’ll get one of those cage thingies that just separates the driver’s compartment from the rest of the vehicle, let them loose in there with a covered litter box, and take frequent rests. Then he’d put them in a cat carrier to transport them into the hotel room every night. We both see a few logistical problems here. What if one cat makes a break for it while you have the door open, trying to get the other cat in the box?
We also thought about renting a motor home so they can hang out in there all day and never have to be moved into a hotel room, as my husband will sleep in the motor home.
So, who’s done it and what do you recommend?