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Airplane - a big metal bird?

August 2nd 2011 9:49 pm
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Mommy told me we are going to have to move. But right now - it's just me and her. She can't get help here in Florida - so we are going to Texas so she can get help for her head. In two weeks I'm going to go on what she called an airplane. She says it's like a big metal bird - but we go inside of it.

It's why she is making me wear this stupid harness - and makes me wear a leash for practice cause something called TSA is gonna check me over to make sure I don't have a bomb up my butt. - What is a TSA? and what is a bomb? She says the harness is so I don't run away because it's gonna be loud and scary for me.

I'm also gonna have to ride is a soft box under a seat. I'll be able to be with mommy the whole time - and cause I'm a service animal she can take me out - but mostly I have to stay in the box. :( I don't like boxes - I like to lay on the bed and cuddle! She said my ears might hurt too - and we have to go on two planes!

I'm going to miss my buddies - but right now she can only take me - not even the male human is coming. She has to get better for the little human. I am kinda scared. I've never been outta my home - unless it was to go to that vet (who took my MANHOOD!!!)

Has anyone been on a plane? Is it gonna be ok? Is that TSA a mean thing? I leave on August 16th Mommy's gonna post pics on that facebook thing - her and facebook - sheesh.


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Purred by: AnnaBelle (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2011 at 9:59 pm


Welcome to CATSTER!


Where in Texas are you going? we live in Austin. I have never flown but my mommy has a bunch of times she says its not too bad. Although the TSA has gotten CRAZY since the last time she flew (in 09).

I hope you have a safe and happy flight, Tell your human she may want to talk to your vet about what to give you incase you freak out. Also look into the calming collar things, those are good for travel.

I am very amazed at your seizure detecting ability. that is so Pawsome!
Purred by: Zeus (Catster Member)

August 2nd 2011 at 10:13 pm

Going to Waco. Pouncer, the older kitty was born in Austin cause that's where Mommy went to High School. Mommy has medicine for me for the plane ride if I need it.
Purred by: Hannah E

August 2nd 2011 at 10:23 pm

i wouldnt know i have never flown before. i have taken long car rides though
Purred by: Hannah E

August 2nd 2011 at 10:23 pm

i wouldnt know i have never flown before. i have taken long car rides though
Purred by: Bastet (Catster Member)

August 27th 2011 at 11:36 am

I guess by now you are in Texas. I have never flown on a big bird, but I sure have seen them and Maumi and Dad have been on them with suitcases. I like to sit in their suitcases while they pack, so my hair is on their clothes and they remember me. I do like to walk on a harness and leash. You will let us know how your trip went. And you mentioned your Meowmy's head? Is her head hurting her badly?
Purred by: Tink the Cat (Catster Member)

August 29th 2011 at 5:00 pm

We are purring for your mom to get better!!! Mom knows how this goes, and you gotta keep trying!! It's cool that you're a seizure cat, just like Nellie & Alexis!! Luv, Tink
Purred by: Angeni (Catster Member)

August 27th 2012 at 9:20 am

We fly back and forth a lot between Vancouver and Las Vegas, because mommy & daddy bought a house there. We always wear our harnesses. Jazz doesn't like the plane at all, and since she's a bengal she knows how to howl really really loud. But mommy always says 'oh well, we aren't going to see any of those people again anyway" And our flights cost more than mommy's does. It would be better if we could be in the same crate because I make Jazz feel better but alaska airlines says no. We are going to fly allegiant air next time though because they will let us.
The only good part about flying is, there are usually little girls at the airport that like to give us love and scratches, and we know that 2 hours of stress in the air, is better than 2 weeks at a cat sitter and missing Christmas with our family

You'll do just fine!

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