Traveling with your Cat

A Guide by Chrysoberyl

Of course, just toys are not enough to keep a worldly cat like me totally pacified, so my humans sometimes scavenge enough money to take me places. My first trip, besides frequent trips to grandma's house, was to The Old Stagecoach Inn, which is conviently by Ben & Jerry's, one of my mother's favorite places. They were very nice about letting my parents come with me, and have great window views!

A few notes for fellow travelers:

Make sure the place you are visiting doesn't discriminate against cats
Be sure the travel time is not unreasonable
Have an appropriate carrier - I love my Dogloo Furrari 250! Furrari
Bring necessities: litter box, litter, toys, scratching post
- my Arubacat 20" floor model travels nicely
Make sure you wear proper identification at all times
Bring verification of your vaccinations
Be sure your humans cat proof the room you are staying in!
Make sure your humans locate the closest vet - I hate them, too, but sometimes one needs one
Above all - mind your manners so you don't ruin it for the rest of us!

For more information check out this resource from the AVMA

To search for Bed & Breakfast's at your destination, check out America's Best Bed and Breakfasts, Inns, and Hotels.

We also went to the Dana Place Inn on my parents first anniversary. They have walking/ski trails right on the property, so I was able to take my humans out on a leash! What fun! The trails were extra fun because I could tell right where to go, but Mom and Dad held me up some. I only wish we lived closer! They are even right near the Lupine factory, so it is easy for humans to find quality clothes for us! My parents liked be close to so many hiking and mountain biking trails, the Inn is right at the base of Mt. Washington!

For their second anniversary we went to Isaac Randall House Bed & Breakfast in Freeport, Maine. The Pine room was a home away from home - my parents especially enjoyed the tub. There were several areas to walk around the B & B, but my parents never let me make the short walk into Freeport with them. On our way home we stopped at Wolfe's Neck State Park - I loved it so much we went back this year.

This year we went to a bed and breakfast farther up the Maine coastline, but didn't enjoy ourselves quite as much as the two previous years. Although they had a lot of gardens, I had to constantly be on the lookout for their three cats. The room was small and just wasn't as wonderful as we have become accustomed to. Still it was a good trip and I managed to convince them to stop at Wolfe's Neck State Park again on the way home.

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