We have two cats on board, Puss and Fluff. They came to us at about 10 days old so are completley used to being on the boat. Puss gets seasick in really rough weather
but knows that she feels better outside so sits in the cockpit
with us. Fluff finds the comfiest place with the least movement and stays there.
We are in the long, slow process of training them to use the head
, it will be so nice to get rid of the litter tray completely.
We very rarely tie up to the shore so both cats are free to roam on deck
, no tethers here. If we do tie up Puss loves to go ashore and will disappear for the day, she always comes back when she hears the engine
start. Fluff scared herself when she went ashore a couple of years ago so now she will just sit at the stern and watch what's going on ashore.
Both cats swim very well. Puss falls in often when we are at anchor
, usually from the back of the dinghy
as she's fishing! She can get herself back on board via the swim ladder (even if it's not down in the water), we came home from a shopping
trip to find a wet Puss on our bed
one day! Fluff fell in 3 years ago and quickly learnt that she doesn't like it. We do not use net around the rails, however we do have an 8" gunwale which gives them security