i am very fortunate that i know how to train cats----mine doesnt poo anywhere except the litter box. he is a very well behaved cat----cats are social animals
and will take good care of the domicile they guard--IF they like the human and have bonded well with that person. yada yada----is allll just good behavior toward someone or something not able to care for self in this world--my world is boat-----so is cat's world. sailing boats per history
have found cats as good fortune on board--they eat the rats and vermin that invade the foodstuffs and hull
of the boat. going by the history
of cats on boats, i would say those who do not agree with cats and boats isnt as well read or experienced as he should be to make that opinionated statement.
this distresses me as i put my faith into these experts as regards my boat repairs
and certain other points of information...now if ALL of the info is as jaded as the animal advice, then there is a problem...LOL.
....now, i can see problems with dogs
on board. but cats have a history on sailing boats ......check it out......also---there is no recorded history of cats being hit by lightning--therefore they are excellent protectors against lightning
as the sea gods favor felines on boats....LOL.....
and to avoid cat claws on upholstry, make places that are ok for claws and restrict cat to that----cat will cooperate--mine does--lol.....anyplace inside with rope
wound around it is his .....works well......be consistent..LOL....mine walks on leash and is a good sailor--been on board since 5 weeks of age..never hit a cat--gives them attitude about the person whose hand hit them...wont behave for them..donot like them.....go figger...LOL
gord--is all good--many folks donot like animalia on board--is why i limit the guys allowed on my boats...LOL....i was taught by a tallshipman about cats on board ....same with farm cats.....they have purpose and do a job.....