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|04-26-2011 01:13 PM|
Captain Hook was just reading this thread and takes major umbrage with the OP's Title for this thread: Cat Crew
Hook says that "Cat Crew" is a non sequitur. "Cat are not crew, we have crew," says Hook.
Rik (for Captain Hook - he has problem with the keys and his paws)
2000 years ago people worhshiped cats. Cats have never forgotten that.
|04-25-2011 11:59 PM|
I read about a couple that made a cat-tunnel out of screen/mosquito netting. It fitted tightly to the fore hatch and the created an outdoor sunroom so that the cat could be "outside" while still locked within the confines of the cabin. This was their solution to keeping the cat onboard while in harbour. I thought it sounded like a pretty good idea.
Even though I'm not a cat person, this blog entry sticks with me: Bika's Blog: Cruising with a cat
|04-25-2011 11:24 PM|
cats are good travelers - cars, planes, trains, ferries. based on past behavior, I expect they will explore boat fully and then find safe spot below to nap when underway. they both tolerate harness reasonably well so will keep a close watch when at dock. I understand and respect that other boaters don't share our enjoyment of cats. plan to anchor out close to home initially to see how they tolerate onboard situation.
|04-24-2011 11:42 PM|
Originally Posted by midlifesailor View Post
|04-24-2011 10:18 PM|
Originally Posted by bornagainsailor View Post
He does not like the dingy, and as soon as I get close to the boat, I have to hold his harness until he is within leaping distance. Same goes to coming into the dock.
Have fun with your cats - we sure have fun with Captain Hook
Rik, Linda and Captain Hook
|04-24-2011 06:34 PM|
planning to take cats (2) aboard this summer. these posts have been helpful. rik hall, you mentioned your cat went overboard on three occasions. what were the circumstances? were you underway or at anchor? it would be helpful to know so that I can at least try to anticipate situations in which it may happen.
Make not your sail too big for your ballast - English proverb
|04-24-2011 06:30 PM|
Originally Posted by Siamese View Post
I did offer constructive feedback and was clearly acknowledged as such above. Cats, by nature, will roam around a marina if you do not keep them contained. I hate the furry, allergy and odor spreading rodents anywhere near the place that I go to relax. You are fully entitled to have them on your boat, keep them off mine.
There, I feel better.
|04-24-2011 02:20 PM|
Power boaters often have a strange compulsion to tell sailors that they don't understand or like sailboats. You don't have to ask their opinion. They're just compelled to let you know they don't approve. Jerks. How do you educate a power boater. Ya can't.
Ditto for people that don't like cats. Absolute compulsion to let you know they don't like them. Take a look at Minnewaska's posts on this thread. Nothing constructive to offer to the original poster, and a hijacking of the thread. If Minne-whatever can explain his compulsion to be a jerk, then maybe it will lead to an understanding of power boaters. Not that there'd be any point to it, though.
|04-24-2011 11:28 AM|
The prime solution on giving a Cat a pill....
Take the cat to the Vet. The one who said the cat needed those pills in the first place and let him/her give your shredding machine that pill.
|04-24-2011 09:30 AM|
|Minnewaska||I'm trying to think of a reason to give a pill to a cat.|
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