5/If your cat were visiting a restaurant, what would
her menu selection be?
a. Prime cuts, with lots of gravy
b. Anything steamed
c. Fresh fish caught from a road-
6/Woo hoo! A new catnip toy has entered your kitty’s life!
d. Anything —
as long as
How does he react to the addition?
7/Flip the channel — which retro TV show best
a. Flyin’ high, man, flyin’ high
b. So into it, he loses his train of
c. Jumps into a box with some
other cats, and they enjoy the
d. Wants to engage you in play
with the new toy
describes your cat?
b. Soul Train
c. Knight Rider
d. Home Improvement
Angie Bailey, an award-winning
writer, blogger and humorist, is the
author of Texts from Mittens and
whiskerslist: the kitty classifieds.
Your kitty likes life in the fast lane. She knows what she wants, and she wants it
NOW. Airline travel is definitely the quickest way to get from Points A to B.
If you travel by air, confirm that kitty can travel in the cabin with you. Most airlines allow
this, but your carrier’s dimensions must fit the space below the seat. Also, don’t leave home
without your cat wearing an identification tag. Microchipping is strongly encouraged.
You have the Casey Jones of cats, and train travel is
now an option for traveling with pets, although there’s
a limited number of pets allowed on each car.
Like with air travel, your cat must remain in the
carrier in the seat in front of you throughout the
trip. The downside is that the trip is definitely
longer than the same trip taken by airplane. On
the upside, the fee for bringing kitty along is
Your cat could be “King of the Road.”
We all know that a car trip with a cat
isn’t always the most pleasant experi-
ence, even if it’s simply a short drive to
a veterinary appointment. Here are
a few tips to make kitty’s —
and your — ride way more
Practice short trips before
the big one.
Like with any travel, make
sure she’s wearing ID.
Plan lots of pit stops —
bring a kitty leash and harness (practice at home first).
Call ahead to confirm that hotels are pet friendly.
Don’t leave your cat alone in a hot car.
Um, your cat would rather stay home,
thank you very much: “Have fun on your trip,
and don’t forget to bring me lots of exotic
with the new toy
ENCELESCU MARIAN VLADU T; AZURE1/SHU TTERSTOCK; JCARILLE T; ANATOLI YAKOVNKO/IS TOCK; MAATMAN; AFRICA STUDIO/SHU TTERS TOCK