Lita - I am worried about the same thing if and when we ever sell our house and start cruising. I see on your blog that you all have a white, odd-eyed cat too! SloMo is beautiful! Our guy's name is 'Hawkeye'.
We have taken our cats since they were kittens to the boat and go out on w/e's w/ them. They have been sailing a few times and overall seem to love it. We do let them on deck
when we are anchored and we can monitor
them. I have not gotten comfortable with them running around on deck
and playing hard like they do at home.
When they were smaller they would run the full length of the cabin
down below while we were sleeping at 5 a.m. like it was a race
track, and yes, we were considered part of the track and they would run right over us...but now, they are bigger and don't do that as much.
One thing we did for them the last time we were at the boat was hang a play moussie up from the handrails inside so they could sit on the settee and wack at it. They thought that was very fun.
I went to this upscale pet boutique a couple of w/e's ago and saw these fancy wooden toys for cats that are like play stations and not that big. I am thinking of possibly getting one for our boys to keep them busy and thinking on the boat. Phydeaux: For Cats
Unfortunately the store has not put the toys I am talking about online yet, but thought you might like to look at their website.
Maybe some of those toys where you can hide the treat inside and they have to work to get it out might keep them busy.
Glad to know I am not the only one that worries about this for their cats ;0)