Cat Travel Story

Submitted by Danni Phillips

I live in Australia with my black cat Anikan (yes he is named after Anikan Skywalker).

I love to travel around various places in Australia. Sometimes these trips are for a year at a time.

The last trip was a couple of years ago and I did not want to give up my cat for the sake of a trip. So I took him with me. I packed up my station wagon and with Anikan safely in his cat carry cage (which was strapped in with the seatbelt through the handle), off we went.

At the beginning I wasn't sure how he would handle it. But he loved it! While we were driving he just curled up in his cat box. When we decided to camp somewhere he didn't like to come out of the car until I got the tent set up.

Once the tent was up he would hide inside my sleeping bag for the first hour but after that he just loved to get out and explore every new place we visited. Every night he snuggled up with me inside the sleeping bag.

At the begining I was a bit worried that he might get lost or bitten by a snake but he adapted to our lifestyle on the road so well that I didn't have to worry about anything.

We lived and travelled like this for a whole year and we both loved it!


Danni Phillips

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