This picture makes me really nervous! (source)
Sorry for the lack of posting ~ I've been on a "College Road Trip" with my daughters this past week!
For today's "Feline Friday" I'm posting an excerpt from an article in our Wichita Paws website. This woman is lucky enough to have cats that actually LIKE riding in the car! IF ONLY! I dread going to the vet every year knowing the yeowling I'll be hearing all the way there & back!
It would be great if my cats enjoyed a nice car ride but I purrsonally think they are much safer in a carrier! I look at that picture above & think what is keeping that cat from accidently falling or blowing out the car window??? And should they get in a wreck I hate to think what would happen to them! Leaving them uncrated & unattended in a hotel room is just unthinkable to me!
Anyway, that's just my opinion. Here's part of the article if you'd like to read about them.
"Aidan and Mr. Big"
Many dogs like to ride in the car, but with cats, it’s usually a different sort of trip.
While “most cats are dug in under the seat, clawing themselves into the carpet,” Minde Baumgartner says her Devon rexes, Aidan and Mr. Big, love a car ride.
“They ride in the car like dogs,” Baumgartner said. “Mr. Big sits on the console between the seats and just hangs out there with no problem, while the other looks out the window the whole time like a dog would.”
Baumgartner said she drove to Iowa to adopt the kittens about six years ago, and had no problems bringing them back to Wichita, uncrated, in the car.
“Once I saw how easily they came home with me, I thought I might as well just take them with me,” said Baumgartner, who used to travel for her job.
She said she found hotels that would take cats, but she had to remember to put the “Do not disturb” sign on the door.
“The maids would come in to change the bed and it would freak them out” to find the cats snoozing under the covers, she said.
Baumgartner says she gets strange looks from other drivers when she takes her cats for rides to Sonic, or to the park to see the ducks.
“People just aren’t used to seeing cats riding in a car like that,” she said.
Read more: http://wichitapaws.com/article/7298&pt=On-the-road-with-pets#ixzz0uWV8Bssr