Picture this: three dogs, 10 cats and two adults traveling in a motor home. No way, impossible, said the movers Jacksonville, Fl. But, when Susan and John Whittenton visited family in Rhode Island, the New Smyrna Beach, Fl., residents chose not to go alone.
A bit of a tight squeeze, right? “Not really,” said Susan, adding that the three dogs (small, medium and large) hung out in the main living area and on the sleeper sofa. Six cats stayed in assembled cages situated where the traditional overhead, front bunk is typically located. “John took the mattress out and wedged the cages so they fit snug and wouldn’t slide when we turned a corner,” she laughed, adding that the other cats took turns joining the free-to-roam cargo. Foxie, the oldest kitty at 20, had alternative plans. “He jumped on my lap and then onto the dashboard and sprawled out and enjoyed watching the traffic,” Susan said.
The movers Jacksonville, Fl., were curious about the travel arrangements. Have a schedule, a plan, the couple said. Sleeping arrangements? “Six cats slept (in cages) above our heads,” Susan said. The other furry creatures slept on rubber sheets. During rest stops, the dogs took potty breaks. Disposable aluminum pie pans filled with sand served as cat litter boxes. “You do what works,” she said, adding that other than a few meow choruses, it wasn’t bad. “We’d do it again,” she said. While this travel mode may not appeal to everyone, the movers Jacksonville, Fl., suggest pet owners consult their vet.