I have gotten suggestions on what to do and what to bring and how to go about things, so I thought I would post this now .. sharing tips, ideas and what I already know ... from experience.
I will be driving from NY State to Florida.
I will have 2 cats with me .. a young sweetie named Minette and an old darling named Merlin.
I bought a dog crate. That is where they will ride, during the days .. all cushy pillows etc for them inside. I can also throw a cover over it if the constant changing scenery freaks them out.
We will take stops and relax and have a bite and some snuggles during the day.
I will stay at a Pet Friendly hotel at night. ( La Quinta Hotels are pet friendly, we drove from Florida to Oregon with Pup , staying at La Quintas every night)
The "kids " will go into the hotel with me in cat carriers and will sleep in the crate in the room.
No roaming allowed .. I am not going to spend the trip worried about them getting loose, someone opening a door, one of them hiding ... I will be overly cautious for my own sanity.. and their safety.
They will have their food and we will all have bottled water that I will bring.
Just to be sure our bellies don't complain ... you never know.
I had hoped someone would take the drive with me but no ... so I will do what I know how to do from previous drives and from common sense.
And overly cautious because I hang on to those cats as if they were my infants and I would lay down and die if something bad happened.
Maybe I will get over that one day - I don't care if I don't .
I have the cell phone, the cats and my car and I think it will be fine.
It would have been finer if the person who said they would fly up and drive down with me, had kept their word but I have to learn, you can't really count on anyone but yourself.
and your cats.
So that's it. I will be selling the house, the offer was made and it is good.
so that's the story so far. hopefully it will get to be a really fun adventure story with some kind of wacky happy ending ...
I will have the laptop, hope it works while on the road .. if not , don't let the suspense kill you:)
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read."