1st Time – Camping with the Cat!

So this weekend, we wanted to go camping and have always thought about taking the cat as she loves the outdoors BUT I was so worried that she would be scared the whole time and hate it…then hate me for putting her through it.

We gathered up all her favorite things to ensure she would have comfort, grabbed her litter box, food/water, her harness and took off the woods for a quick overnight. This way if Stella, our cat, didn’t like it, we would be returning home quickly.

Well…..save to say……she LOVED being outdoors. She loved exploring all the new smells and structures in the woods.

Being outdoors is not for every cat. Stella likes to be outside but within our presence and constantly is curious about the outside world. Whenever she can, she is trying to get outside and explore. She sometimes wanders off as she is a little mischievous, so keeping her on a harness is very necessary. I will have to get her a parka/fleece jacket as she is a short-hair and she was cold from time to time. Eventually, we brought her bed outside and wrapped a fleece blanket around her so when she was not walking around she could cocoon herself in warmth.

I am so excited for future adventures with taking Stella off-grid ❤

2 thoughts on “1st Time – Camping with the Cat!

  1. I’ve been trying to think of ways to get my cat used to traveling with us. He’s a bit skittish, but he is curious about the outside world. I think I’ll try the overnight trip and see how he does. I love the short trip idea. Has stella been on any more trips?

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    • Hi Todd! That is great that your cat is curious about the outside world. I started Stella off with exploring the backyard, also getting her used to the leash. Then, moved up to day trip in a calm environment for her to explore. Next was the over night trip. Since this trips she as been out again and did even better than the first!!

      Something else that helped us make her feel more comfortable was knowing that there are “Bush cats” and “Tree Cats.” When Stella gets scared she goes for bushes. So we made some low save spots for her (i.e. her cart on the ground, etc.). Build save zones for your kitty will also help them feel more at peace while out and out on the road.

      Thanks for Commenting and hope all goes well with you 1st overnight trip with your fur baby.

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