1. Cat shouldn’t smell a rat
2. Cat needs to have all his stuff with him
Cat’s relocation to temporary house is a great event, as you have to move all his belongings with him. Everything: silverware, food reserves, golden toilet, gym, toys, etc. And if you, by any chance, forgot anything from this list, he may impose cattish sanctions on his guesthouse in the form of a poop or sofa scratches. Or hunger strike, since silverware and dishes should be traditional.
3. Cat is feeling safe with mates he already know
Noone loves strangers. In any case the first thing Cat does in a new house is hiding under the sofa. And God knows how much time he might spend there. But if he met the owner before, there is a chance in several hours he will be siting and purring in his hands.
4. Cat and Dog are friends in tough hours
If you are a lucky owner of both a catty and a doggie, then you probably know what races and fights without rules they organize at home. Oh, I’ve always loved to observe how the dog is genuinely happy when the cat returns home. But try to send them to visit friends together, and you will see how more friendly they will become.
5. Cat doesn’t like being a guest at another cat
An advice – do not try to make two adult cats friends. One of them will always be defending his territory and behave like an asshole. Though there are exceptions even here.
And now being serious – I am taking my cat to another country next month, haven’t decided should it be plane or car. Have you had any experience of moving countries with a cat? I am freaking out a bit, truly saying….
This is a translation from my original post in Russian
Author of illustration is Ukrainian artist and my friend Grasya Oliyko