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Post Info TOPIC: What do you mean exactly by solo?


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What do you mean exactly by solo?


As a human, yes I expect to go solo.  However I will be joined by my (God willing) 3 trusty canine companions.  I can't imagine doing this without them.  I have yet to figure out how to handle my two indoor/outdoor cats Ow' & Meow, but I'm sure someone will come up with a suggestion.  Yes, I'm going solo as a human, but not without companionship.  Therein lies the difference methinks!

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Geni

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  • Abbey - boxer (what a personality!)
  • Cheyenne - australian shepherd (novice disc doggie extraordinaire)
  • Zeus - schnauzer (he doesn't play anything; he's just cool)



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I'm thinking your cats may need to become strictly indoor cats, unless you put them on a leash. Most RV parks and state park type places require pets to be on a leash. I can't imagine putting a cat on a leash, but they can't be running around the RV park either.

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We have seen a motorcoach with  a wire 'cage' that went from one of the windows to the ground and the resident cat could go all the way to the ground from inside and still get the 'fresh air' and exercise it wanted by going up and down.

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 I too will be RVing Solo with two cats.My cats are indoor cats only,but I was able to get an item i believe it is called a Kitty Walk.It is a large space with nylon-mesh for the cats to still be outside but protected from wandering off.It is real easy to set up and it is like $100 at DoctorFosters.com.You can even get umbrella's that clamp on to protect your Kittys from the sun.If you need any further help please feel free to write me any time.I am also an animal lover and anything that I can do to make their or your life better let me know.I begin my Solo Fulltiming Life on March 25,2010 if not sooner.



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I've got one cat that will be traveling with me. She was a stray I took in about 5 yrs ago. For the first couple years I never let her unless I was right there with her, now she comes and goes as she pleases anytime I'm home during the day. She's always in at nite and even during the day, she just lays on the porch and watches the people going buy on their walks.

My only problem is going to be the actual traveling. She HATES the car...the couple times she's gone to the vet...the ride is far more traumatic than the vet. Yet when I pull in the garage, she jumps up on the hood and walks to the window and stares at me till I put it down, then she comes in and wanders all around it. But just touch the key as if to start it, and she's outta there. I'm hoping, once I buy my rig I can park it and leave the door open so she can go in and out on her own with it just sitting there to get used to it. Then take her for rides, starting with very short and increasing in distance to see if she will calm down. Dogs...adapt to a ride almost instantly...put the window down and they don't ever want it to stop. Cats on the other hand, don't adapt well to changing surroundings and the don'e like anything that's moving when their feet aren't. This is a hurdle I'll have to get her over.

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Denny,

You said the cat came to you as a stray.  Sounds as if she has trained you well.  We have a cat that travels on our MH and loves it!  Possibly the reason your cat dislikes riding in the car was the only trips were to the vet!

Cats are just as adaptable to new situations as dogs, but you cannot make them tell you that.  Take your cat for a ride and during the ride NOT TO THE VET give her treats.  Do this a few times and you may well be amazed.

Once Bumper is aboard the coach, he has no desire to do anything but be "the family cat on the coach".



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