Camping with 2 cats and a dog
We never really discussed getting a dog sitter for weekends that we were planning on going camping. We just knew that we would take our Siberian Husky, Sled, with us. After 2 different trips without my other fur babies, I couldn't take it anymore. I informed hubby that the cats would be going with us, too. We have a 1 year old Ragdoll cat, Mitsy, and a 15 year old tuxedo cat, Sylvester. Our biggest problem was where to put the litter box.
The first trip that we took the cats, we kept the litter box in the closet. Our TT actually does have a real closet in it. However, the closet is right next to the door and we had to leave the closet door open for the kitties. Not the prettiest thing to look at when you first walk into our TT!
Hubby suggested getting a cat door for the closet. However, by the end of our first trip with the kitties, we learned that the litter box was just too small, in order to fit in the closet and also to accommodate our senior citizen cat.
We have a storage bin under our bed that can be accessed by folding the mattress back. So, I suggested that we put the litter box in there. That way, it was out of sight and people didn't see it the second they came into our TT. Hubby was worried about smell. Fortunately, it really isn't a issue. I had him install the cat door on the side of the storage box. It is quite big, so a large litter box fits well in there. The box is made of cedar so it has a nice smell. Plus, with only the small cat door on the side, no chance of smell getting out. I even put a night light in there for the kitties. My husband thinks I'm ridiculous since cats can see in the dark. But I told him that since one of the cats is very old, he might actually need the light in there.
The cats have now been on 4 trips with us and they actually seem to like it! The young one lays on the back of the couch, staring out the window at birds. The old one just sleeps on my bed. Not much different from home. LOL And since the cats now travel with us, I am a happy lady. Our kids are happy that the cats can come, too. So every time that we camp it is 2 adults, 3 kids, 1 dog and 2 cats. And, yes, we all ride in the cab of the truck. It is a little cramped, but we make it work.
Happy wife, happy life! Right?
No Longer Newbies
2016 Trips:16 Nights:41
2015 Trips:13 Nights:29
2014 Trips:13 Nights:31