Originally Posted by Total Bliss
How was it traveling in the vehicle. We also have a cat and we are concerned about her reaction to the truck.
We got the brother and sister at about 8 weeks (rescue kitties) and introduced them to harnesses, carrier and truck at 2 months. We took them out for an hour several times. They were 3 mo. old when they went camping on a "kitty shake-down cruise." We had to abandon this crate when fitz discovered he could crawl out the top even with the fabric cover. (Hence, now, the condo)
So we had the advantage of their not knowing any different. They settle into their carrier on the truck cab back seat, curl up and sleep for 2-3 hours. We stop and let them into the trailer to use the box, have a drink and a small snack, then we're off for another couple of hours. We keep our days to about 350 mi. mainly because the humans don't tolerate much more.
Try short trips at first with highway driving. Stops and turns will get her attention and keep her alert
We have a different carrier for vet trips. When they see the camping carrier on the basement floor, they go into it and wait to be loaded.
We don't look at, talk to or pay any attention to them while traveling. Eye contact usually triggers a bit of activity. As a consequence, when one gets fussy, we know it's time for a potty break.
Longest run has been 6 hoiurs on the road with no problems.