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RVing With Cats

I know it seems like you see more rv'ers with dogs but there are those of us who have cats!

As far as I am, concerned cats are much easier to have in a RV. Just think you do not have to take a cat outside like a dog, you do not have to take them for walks and they do not take up as much room as a dog. Oh, one more thing, they do not bark or howl!

Cats do, however, or most cats want to get outside if they can. So when you open that door - they are gone if you do not watch them. Of course, there are exceptions like my kitty. Missy. She is only eight months old and so far doesn't try to get outside when the door is open like my older cat, Bandit. Now as long as I can remember Bandit has always tried to get out and has succeeded a few times, too.

Therefore, if you want to take them outside for a while put them in a crate or a screen house that has a floor. You can put them on a leash and take them for a walk. I have done that a lot with Bandit and you would not believe the number of people who tell me they never saw a cat on a leash going for a walk before. Well, you get to meet people that way.

I also tie a rope to the leash and attach it to the 5th wheel and Bandit will walk around as much as he can or just lie down. Of course, I still watch him but I do not have to walk him this way. He did learn to pull backwards and get his head out of the leash. He did this for quite awhile and I would catch him doing it and he finally just stopped.

The only hard thing for us is to find a vet when Bandit needs food because he is on a special cat food that you can only get at a vet's office. In some states, they will let you buy it but in others, you have to have a prescription from your own vet. Even in the same states, we have found it is different - one city they will let you buy it but not another one. Figure that one out!

I love quotes and here are a few cute cat ones. I hope you enjoy them.

"Dogs come when they are called: cats take a message and get back to you later." Mary Bly

"The trouble with sharing one's bed with cats is that they'd rather sleep on you than beside you." am Brown

When God make the world, He chose to put animals in it and decided to give each whatever it wanted. All the animals formed a long line before His throne, and the cat quietly went to the end of the line. To the elephant and the bear He have strength, to the rabbit and the deer, swiftness: to the owl, the ability to see at night, to the birds and butterflies, great beauty; to the fox, cunning; to the monkey, intelligence; to the dog, loyalty; to the lion, courage; to the otter, playfulness. And all these were thing the animals begged of God. At last, he came to the end of the line, and there sat the little cat, waiting patiently. "What will you have? god asked the cat.

The cat shrugged modestly. "Oh, whatever scraps you have left over. I don't mind"

"But I'm God. I have everything left over."

"Then I'll have a little of everything, please."

And God gave a great shout of laughter at the cleverness of this small animal, and gave the cat everything she asked for, adding grace and elegance and, only for her, a gently purr that would always attract humans and assure her a warm and comfortable home.

But he took away her false modesty.
Lenore Fleischer - The Cat's Pajamas

About the Author:
Sandy has a site on small dog breeds but also writes some articles on her husband's site on RV's.
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