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Taking a cat on a train

Old 13th Aug 2018, 09:37
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Guess you are coughing up a fur ball of around a 1000+-
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 09:52
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My two Chocolate Burmese sisters cost 500 18 years ago.....
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:14
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Originally Posted by Igundwane View Post
Guess you are coughing up a fur ball of around a 1000+-
Not that much, fortunately.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:23
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Your cat should have company when traveling

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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:25
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You better test how the cat reacts to a cat carrier. I adopted a kitten which went berserk and after horrible screaming I had to let it out and after a while it slept peacefully on my shoulder all the way home.

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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:30
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It is a strange world, in that when people want servants, they have to pay a lot of money to get and keep them. When cats want servants, people have to pay a lot of money to be a servant!
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 10:48
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It is a strange world, in that when people want servants, they have to pay a lot of money to get and keep them. When cats want servants, people have to pay a lot of money to be a servant!
The master race must be obeyed.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 11:18
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Took 3 cats by car to Norn Iron from West Midlands - long car journey - Stranraer - to make for short sea crossing; all on account of the felines. (who had to stay in car in carriers for the crossing - about 2 1/2 hours.)

Friendly vet provided some not-quite-knockout pills for the cats, they didn't seem to sleep more than usual - if that were possible! - but were very "dopey" most of the time.

Might be worth seeking s vet's advice rather than random PPRuNers...........
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:01
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Originally Posted by Igundwane View Post
If it pee's .. Its natural, sod the other passengers and anyway, it won't smell.
Ah the typical cat owner attitude, I enjoy my pet and tough luck on you if it uses your garden as its personal sh*thouse (it most definitely does smell), slaughters any wildlife and rips open your garbage sacks..........
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:15
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Ah the typical cat owner attitude, I enjoy my pet and tough luck on you if it uses your garden as its personal sh*thouse (it most definitely does smell), slaughters any wildlife and rips open your garbage sacks..........
And..... Its a wild animal at the end of the day, which was actually around long before we were. Beauty with animals is they don't have the same attitude as humans and their precious lawns, flower beds and attachments to their garbage sacks.

Buy a clothes peg if you want 🤣😂
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:19
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Well cats dogs and all other animals fly thousands of miles with no or little human contact and seen to arrive ok so are you making a mountain out of a molehill?

have you tried RSPCA for advice?

there must be licenced pet couriers if not I give you this free to take to Dragons Den

For what it' worth we have travelled at least twice Edinburgh to London by train with different Collie puppies with no problems...just don't feed then before and have a water supply handy 7 hours train and seemed ok

anyhow have kitten fun x
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:24
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Ah the typical cat owner attitude, I enjoy my pet and tough luck on you if it uses your garden as its personal sh*thouse (it most definitely does smell), slaughters any wildlife and rips open your garbage sacks..........
Cal it revenge for the number of times I've trodden in dog s**t thoughtfully left by mutts and their sociopathic owners in the middle of footpaths, etc. We've at least three sheep or goats mauled by large dogs on my local commons in recent years and I think you'll find it's usually foxes that rip open bin bags. You could always try leaving them out on the morning of collection instead of the night before.

Thank you to dog owners who do bother to clear up after their hounds, or at least encourage them to do their business off piste as it were.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:27
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Originally Posted by Igundwane View Post

Buy a clothes peg if you want ����
To repeat typical selfish and inconsiderate anti social cat owner's attitude. Of course its a wild animal with no sense of responsibility and will no doubt consider my garden as part of their territory. That's why when they come in I quietly but firmly explain to them by various means that it's my territory not theirs and they are not welcome.

And no I do not advocate physically hurting them in any way.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:47
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OK, cut it out!

This is not the place for infighting between those who dislike cats & their owners and those who dislike dogs & their owners. There are irresponsible people amongst both sets.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 12:56
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I understand the point you are making, posting this just to make it clear that I do not dislike cats but am merely completely indifferent to them ie I care about them just as much as they care about me. Not infighting but not prepared to let a comment such as "If it pee's .. Its natural, sod the other passengers" pass without a response.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 13:56
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Originally Posted by Duckbutt View Post
I quietly but firmly explain to them by various means that it's my territory not theirs and they are not welcome.
Mrs GtW has gone one trained so that it scarpers as soon as she turns the tap on - she no longer has to actually walk down the garden with the bucket of water.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 13:59
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You better test how the cat reacts to a cat carrier. I adopted a kitten which went berserk and after horrible screaming I had to let it out and after a while it slept peacefully on my shoulder all the way home.

Good heavens, that's the spitting (when he was in a bad mood) image of my late cat Grommet.
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Old 13th Aug 2018, 17:40
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Originally Posted by Duckbutt View Post
I understand the point you are making, posting this just to make it clear that I do not dislike cats but am merely completely indifferent to them ie I care about them just as much as they care about me. Not infighting but not prepared to let a comment such as "If it pee's .. Its natural, sod the other passengers" pass without a response.
Show me a Kitten that can put its paw up and Speak in a Vocal Form " please I need to pee, take me to the loo " . In fact show me a baby of equivalent age that can do the same... I am pretty sure a baby dumping in its nappy is more potent and noxiously noticeable than a kitten having a discrete wee in its blanket.

Considering some of the pond life we all have had to sit next to on various train trips, who have never been in contact with soap, warm water or deodorant, the aforementioned is nothing in comparison.

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 14:04
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My Burmese react to the cat carrier by climbing into it. If only one is in there to go to the vet, the other is most upset that she isn't allowed in, too.
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Old 24th Aug 2018, 14:01
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Well, tomorrow's the big day. Those that follow Twitter might want to keep an eye on the catonatrain hashtag from about 09:30 UTC.
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