Hello again everyone! So I'm putting it out there, I love my pets.
I have two 16 year old cats, and they make me so happy! But like
any pet owner, sometimes we have those experiences that make having
pets more stressful than fun. One of those experiences happened to
me over Christmas break. I'm from California, so for me, visiting
my family involves getting on a three hour plane ride. With my
cats. I had to bring them because one of them needs twice daily
blood pressure medication, and I would have felt bad if I had left
the other one with a pet sitter for a month. But I figured it
would be no big deal! You always see the people on the planes with
the little dogs in carriers, looking so nice and peaceful. Little
did I know how complicated flying with pets can be!
Since mine are 16 years old, they're pretty set in their ways.
Going into an airport and flying in an airplane for seven hours is
not exactly their idea of fun. Secondly, because of some of the
health issues they have, the doctor said they couldn't be sedated,
so they were none too pleased to have to spend so much quality time
together. And most stressful of all, they don't tell you when you
fly that you have to actually take your pets out of their carriers
and carry them in your arms through security! I got so many weird
looks...I probably would have looked at me carrying two squiggly.
growly, hissy cats through a giant airport security check. Now I
understand a little bit about what parents go through with
screaming children in airports. It's a little embarrassing when
your cat tries to bite a TSA officer...
But hours later, I finally made it home! And after the cats had a
little time to get out of the carrier and hang out, they were back
to their normal, happy, purry selves. It took me a little longer to
get settled in though, but once I did, I was so happy to be home.
Nothing beats being with family (including your pets!) over the