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Old 18-01-2016, 12:44   #46
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Re: Should I (feline) go cruising with my human?

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Old 19-01-2016, 03:10   #47
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Want to take my cat with me but it's a lot of paper work.

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Old 19-01-2016, 06:52   #48
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Want to take my cat with me but it's a lot of paper work.

depending on your destination paperwork is negligible as compared with the stress you force your cat to endure by leaving cat behind. companionship of good cat beats the hell out of the silence of solitude on a passage. you fill papers for self but not cat??
cat does not deserve your neglect.
think of the rat catcher you will dream of having with you.
paperworx for cat into country where cat never sees feet on land... try it. no biggie.
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Old 19-01-2016, 07:46   #49
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Re: Should I (feline) go cruising with my human?

Hello, I'm Phil and I've been cruising with the Aythya crew for about thirty years. I've spent the last ten years in the forward head where I'm dealing with a bipolar condition. I've long been attracted to the sunlight at a near portlight, but I'm also attracted to a fickle incandescent. Al stays in the main cabin where he is within short reach of the galley. I'm more loved that Al who has occasionally been abused by having an appendage ripped off, smashed and smeared, but he regenerates well.

We both keep a low profile as we are totally without any documentation or "paperwork". We have witnessed some of our brethren confiscated by customs agents. We don't hide, but seem to be overlooked.

More formally we are Phil O. Dendron and Al O. __ (Nobody mentions Al's last name. I think he's in witness protection.)

We enjoy the cruising life,- usually just drinking and sun-bathing!
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Old 19-01-2016, 07:50   #50
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A good ship's cat is one who can survive. There are cats who have sailed the seven seas, and there are those who do not get very far. Get to know your cat. Some cats go to sea regardless of their owners. In the 19th century Gloucester area of New England was a cat that wandered out of its owner's house, went down to the docks, hopped aboard a china clipper, headed out to China and back, hopped off the clipper, and walked back home 3 years later.
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Old 19-01-2016, 10:59   #51
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Hello water humans!

My name is Zezo, I'm a 6 year old (best guess) female feline sharing a weird, tiny plastic house on the water with my female human. ... will I be able to do that on this 'serious sailing' thing my human is talking about?
Hi Zezo,

When you have a chance, please let Lizzy know about this other thread on this forum regarding some of your contemporaries...

In that post I mention a couple of books and videos by a cruising veterinarian she might like to know about [if she doesn't already- and no, they aren't bed time reading material for you...] as well as some other considerations our feline crew members insisted upon...

Best wishes with your impending travels!

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Al who has occasionally been abused by having an appendage ripped off, smashed and smeared, but he regenerates well.
Is poor Al a salmander?
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Re: Should I (feline) go cruising with my human?

My advice.

Stay away from humans on boats. I am a monkey. I base this after speaking to many of my animal friends. You are only setting yourself up as an organic Meal Readyto Eat should they screw up and they need to abandon ship, which they are often liable to do if one of their kids gets sick. And what do you get in reward? Nothing. Sloshing around and around in a cabin with a harness around your ass.

So, stay away. Best to live as a feral whatever living in converted trash cans the ladies around your naybourhood leave out for such purposes.

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Is poor Al a salmander?
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Hahaha, Hudson, I was thinking salamander or something too

As far as cruising with Zezo goes -- I am still worried about the whole 'paws on land' thing.
She's been stuck on the boat for a couple of days now, and she is NOT a happy kitty.
And a big cat with cabin fever isn't much fun ...

The paperwork etc. I'll deal with - whenever I decide to be a law abiding cruiser and go see the local authorities and check in, I'll go through the whole process for the both of us

My biggest concern is giving her the time on land she needs -- remember, this is a street cat that may have decided there are a lot of advantages to adopting a human and sleeping in their beds, but she'll always be a cat that needs some time away from humans to hunt, climb trees and lord know what else she's up to.
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