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In about 6 months or so, I'm going to go on a year long dissapearance from my family and I wish to take my kitty with me. I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a cage that can be placed in the passenger's seat of my Goldwing Honda that will protect my cat from escaping and/or get whisker-whipped durring my long journey. Please help me out!


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Have you ever taken kitty for a short ride, even in your car? Is your cat laid back or does it get nervous around new environments? I'd hate to see you get ready to go and disappear and have your pal get really upset. Can you imagine what it would be like to have the run of the house and then be stuck in a 2'x2'x2' box, not being able to see out very well and being bounced up and down, for hours on end? I'm not trying to be mean and I wish you and your pal well. But, do you get where I'm coming from? Plus, potty breaks, food and water are an issue as well.

I hope someone on this board will give you a more positive approach, but I just can't recommend taking kitty on an extended ride.

I wish you and your kitty well. I hope you can come to a acceptable solution.


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I have 2 cats hanging out next to me as I type, one is sleeping on a box and the other one is sleeping in a box. Cats are not nomads, insteadthey bond with their enviornment. Kinda like plants they put down roots, mark their territory and for better or worse that's where they want to be.

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I wouldn't want to take a cat along either but, I did see a small soft sided pet carrier in a store recently (Wal-Mart, Big Lots, ?) somewhere. It looked like it would fit on the back seat just fine. I carry a soft sided, multi compartment, cooler in the center type bag on my rear seat 70 miles to and from work. Have beenfor two years and have never came close to losing it. Even in high cross winds.


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Try taking this cat with you!!!

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Just get him a little "Hang Glider" and fifty foot of rope tied to the seat, at least that way he'll have fun instead of being in "Jail" !

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The woman who hangs around here and I used to take our cat with us when we flew our Cessna 180 between Northern Alaska and Tacoma, WA. He did pretty well, didn't like full power operation like take offs, but once the throttle was back to cruise he'd settle down. If the weather was cool he'd lay inthat womans'lap in the right seat. You don't need to worry about a seat belt for them either, when the air got rough you'd need a crowbar to get him off you. Got a good grip, cats do.

That cat was used to travel though, we took him with us from the time he was weaned. You might want to ask your cat if he'd like to go with you first. Take him for a car ride and see what happens. I'm afraid you're going to end up with a very neurotic cat if he's any older than a kitten. As for a cage, why not just tie on of the usual plastic animal transporter boxes like used on the airlines to your bike? They are cheap at Wally World. I'd recommend the smallest possible so the cat can brace itself against being knocked around, also you'll have to be careful it doesn't get too hot or cold for the critter. Be careful when you open the box, you may see a blur which will be your kitty heading for parts elsewhere.

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I like cats and it seems it would be a torture treatment for the cat. Even a laid back cat gets very unrelaxed when bounced around in a cage. Make arrangements for the cat to stay somewhere for a year. poor kitty Not to mention, the chances of loosing the cat would be extreemly high.


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WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY WHY would you torture a cat like that

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