Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Cobourg, Ontario, Canada
I haven't used a cat motel or hotel lately, but have when I exhibited in cat shows. It's somewhat risky leaving a cat alone in a hotel or motel room. Sometimes the cleaning staff leave the door open while they're cleaning and a cat could be spooked and run out. I remember an incident that happened with another exhibitor friend who was showing a kitten and stayed in a motel. Apparently there was a hole under the sink, and the show kitten crawled into it and could not be found or rescued. Very sad! I've also heard of cats managing to get inside a mattress. From then on I always did a thorough check of the room for any problems where a cat could hide. After my breeding/show days were over, I've always had a good friend who's knowledgeable about cats or professional pet sitter, especially to recognize a health problem. "Sitter" comes in twice a day to feed the cats, scoop litter, play with them, and the cats are happy and have always liked the "sitter". The sitter comes to visit beforehand so cats are familiar with the person.
Most cats do better in their own home than to travel,as they feel safest and comfortable in their own territory.
"There are no ordinary cats.";"Time spent with a cat is never wasted."~ Colette
"A loving cat can mend a wounded heart." ~ Unknown Author
Alkitotle aka "Alkee", "Lambie" (July 2/04 - Oct. 2/15) -- white Devon Rex
in avatar. "Always in my heart."
Last edited by catloverami; 09-20-2018 at 11:25 AM.