When we headed off to the Caribe we took both our cats. They were 11 and 12 when we left. They were raised as indoor cats and the only time we ever let them out of the house was in our small fenced in back yard under a watchfull eye.
We moved them onboard and left a month later. They adjusted after a bit. They had tons of new hidey holes and smells that kept them busy. Because they were older nad not raised around boats we never let them wander off the boat and only let them walk the decks when we were there. They also we not allowed out while we were underway. fear of losing one overboard
. Though Biff on occasion would lay at the door just in the cockpit
while underway on nights. Katra just preferred to sleep by the salon
In caribe we had a hard time finding clumping litter so we tried sand, one cat didn't like it, wood chips, etc, etc. So we would stock up when we found it and just used a cat pan with a strainer to filter the clumps out every day as part of the daily chores.
would not have been the same without them!