Travelling with kids is no picnic. Traveling with a 5-week old kitten is worse. Why you ask? Because children are welcome in hotels. Kittens are not. You either have to find a hotel that claims to be animal friendly (“Sorry, only dogs are allowed”), or sneak the kitty in. We are good people and opted for the first, not wanting to transform into kitty smugglers!
Rocky came with us on a road trip last week. We had to go to Austin and then San Antonio. Our big cats can stay home alone for a night without problems, but the little one still needs constant care. Should we sleep in Austin the first night or drive to San Antonio after his meeting? We pondered that question for a few hours until, duh, I am not staying with the kitten in a hot car for several hours while Daddy is in a business meeting! While Daddy was closing business deals, I had a photoshoot with the little one.
The next day, Rocky got his first public outing. We took him inside the restaurant with us, snug into his carrier. He didn’t meow a word and drank a bit of water out of a bowl, and had his first taste of meat: fajita beef. He likes it!
He’s a wonderful traveler. And we didn’t realize how much he would eat so we ran out of food. I know, I know… So we stopped at Petco, brought the carrier inside and fed him paté right there. There was a huge enclosed area inside the store where they have the training sessions for dogs and we asked if we could let our kitten loose in there. Rocky loved it. He went running around, sniffing all those new smells and ran away from us when it was time to get back on the road. That little one runs so fast now!
All in all, he spent about 10 hours in his carrier over 2 days. We love him so much!