My cats are coming with me to Vancouver!
As our move date got nearer and nearer, I was finding it harder and harder to think about leaving my babies behind. I think they knew it too because they were getting more and more affectionate, those little manipulative brats.
I hadn't talked about it with my mom/grandpa since before my grandma died, so I brought it up again and since I've offered to go to school only part time in order to look after my grandpa, they gave in to the cats. I feel sort of bad because it feels like I
manipulated them now, but we have a plan for blocking off the downstairs where my grandpa lives so the cats can't get down.
So that's great! But, now this means we're going to have to haul the cats on a 6-night, 5000 km road trip across the country, and Ariel doesn't travel well at all.
I'm going to make an appointment with my vet to get a checkup and ask about sedatives, but can you really sedate a cat for seven days? Jasmine has always been okay in the car, but Ariel can't tolerate anything that moves - even the elevator in our building. It's a 45-minute drive to the vet and she cries the entire way and worse, starts panting. I don't know how she'll handle seven days of it.
I've read a few other threads on travelling with cats, but if anyone has any new experiences, please share!