Everyone has been asking, “How is the cat doing? Does she like the RV?”
It has belatedly occurred to me I should probably include Checkers, my RV co-pilot, in more of my posts.
To answer your question, she likes the RV just fine. As long as it’s not moving. When it’s stationary, she spends much of the day sleeping in the puddle of sunshine streaming through the windows on to the large dash.
But the minute I start the Ford V10 engine she runs for the bedroom in the back, where she spends the entire day happily sleeping under the bed. Don’t worry – she is in a very safe nook back there. It’s a small compartment and she’s well protected. Plus, I move her food and water bowls near her, and I stop every couple hours so she can wander out and get a snack or use the litter box.
I don’t actually own a pet. She owns a human.
My hope is she will someday travel in the co-pilot’s seat and keep me, her chauffeur, company. I know she’d like the view. I even have a cushioned bed that I can belt in to the front seat to keep her safe.
Meanwhile, I’m teaching her to read maps.
Personally, I can’t find my way out of a paper bag without GPS and could really use her help.
So I’ve been trying to teach my four-legged co-pilot to read maps. I’m not sure how well this is going since she’d rather sleep on the maps than read them.
While I wait for her to learn, I’m finding myself doing the navigation. This often results in getting lost.
If she ever graduates from sleeping on the maps to reading them, I’ll teach her how to work the GPS.
At which point she’ll probably try to bat the moving arrow around on the GPS.
Do you have cats with whom you’ve traveled extensively? How did they do? Did they ever get used to sitting in the front of the rig? How long did it take them to read maps?