Have you ever thought: Should I take my cat on vaca- tion with me? Good for you! You’re an enlightened cat owner. Second question: Are you nuts?! I asked my cat, Stella, if she was up for a weekend getaway:
IT’S ME, THE CAT
By michael leaverton
For the LOVE oF cAtS
Stella, I’ve got some news. I’m going
on vacation for a few days, and I was
wondering if you’d like to —
oh no! that’s horrible! Did you kill
Are gangsters looking for you?
Of course not.
has a jilted lover finally tracked
Stella, I’m leaving the house because
I want to, not because I have to.
That’s a vacation.
Are you sure you’re not running
from the feds?
C’mon, Stella. Haven’t you ever
wanted to take a trip somewhere?
Nothing good has ever happened
to me when I’ve left the house.
That’s not true. Remember when the
vet solved your skin issue?
that was a very bad time.
And she cut your nails?
the clippers haunt my dreams.
This will be different, Stella.
convince me. What do people do
on a vacation?
For starters, you stay in a hotel.
Sounds like jail.
It’s not jail. It’s seeing new sights,
eating new food.
Like in jail.
Meeting new people.
Picture it, Stella: You and me, in a
pet-friendly hotel along the coast
You think I want to be surrounded
by iguanas and porcupines and who
knows what people consider pets
There will be a handful of dogs, max.
I do like seeing leashed dogs.
Warms the heart. Put that on top of
Should be a great trip.