posted on Dec, 17 2006 @ 09:02 AM
AngryAmerican, I know exactly how you feel. 2 years ago, my husband and I moved to our refuge. It was a cross country move and we had to take our
animals by airplane. It was not a pretty sight. At that time, it was a dog and 3 cats. All of them were pretty rattled by the whole thing and it took
several months for everyone to get back to normal. One cat got very sick, the other one had a frightening experience with a snake and stayed in a
closet for 2 months. I really wouldn't want to do it again but fortunately we're at our final destination/refuge awaiting the Fall of Civilization
if it happens for whatever reason. Anyway, we did all survive the move. I would recommend tranquilizers or an herbal sedative such as Rescue Remedy,
to help keep them calm. Since your cat is already a mouser, he can, in emergency, provide food for you and the rest of the 2 leggeds in your family,
even though it sounds yucky to eat a mouse, when you're desperate, you'll eat anything and it is good protetin. Also, your cat will be able to
provide food for himself, too, so being a good mouser is very important for all of you.
And I do know what you mean by your animals being family members, that's how ours are for us, family. I'm glad you feel that way.