1) Isolate them from their true nature and keep them locked inside all the time 2) live on land and let them go out 3) take them cruising. All have potentially undesireable consequences. For us it's not a question if we should keep/adopt another. They provide us with so much entertainment and love, we are incredibly blessed to have such loving furballs.
Our cat safety
strategy is evolving but currently it's Naami stays inside unless one of us watches him, no matter how calm it is outside. Night time air is ok but strolling is a no no. We need some kind of conviently stored easily put in place screen
in our sliding door to let air in. Any ideas of how we can make/attach/buy one?
We're considering giving Naami swimming lessons and provide a carpet or rope
for him to climb on. Only concern is as he's a Maine
Coon mix who loves water
and is likely to jump in for the fun of it. Any water/swim loving cat parents with advise? What's better, rope
, carpet or macrame? Suggestions regarding the best area(s) to hang it from a catamaran
We're discussing the possibility of netting on the port and starbard side but wanted to hear from others if they tangle with the boat lines, pets
? Do you take it down when you dock
? Any other factors to consider?
Would an animal shelter approve our adopting a cat while we're living on a boat? Naami has up to date shots, current
microchip account, stock pile of special food
for urinary medical
condition in case we can't find it elsewhere, nutritional yeast for healthy coat, everything we could provide him on land to keep him healthy plus the above mentioned changess for safety
Was really excited about the Safety Turtle Alarm
but this was on the website. Any experience with this type of alarm for pets
on a boat?
"Immersion Alarm and Salt Water
Natural fresh water does not greatly impede the signal radiating from an immersed Turtle. No matter how fast a Turtle descends in the water, it will always alarm on the way down.
An increase in salt concentration increases water’s conductivity, making propagation of a radio wave more difficult. This has the effect of reducing “depth coverage”, the depth below which a Base Station cannot decipher the signal transmitted by an immersed Turtle."
Thank you moms and dads for your sympathy, experience and wisdom.