CATS CAN TRAVEL! Happy 5 months on the road, Millie!!! I can’t imagine how we ever lived in our van without her!
It IS possible to travel with pets. Millie was adopted while I was traveling in my van through Croatia and now she’s made it all the way to Turkey! So technically I just drove her to Asia!
We have been astounded by how easy it is to Vanlife with a cat. It’s like they were made for this. Millie sleeps when we drive, and once we open the side door at a camping location, she slowly inspects the environment around us, making a perimeter of her temporary lawn. She always stays pretty close to the van and comes when we call her back with a whistle.
Cats can be territorial creatures, so if you can find a constant for them (like a vehicle) they recognize that as home and keep their eye on it. They are brilliant animals, and like their relatives (aka Lions) they can easily become nomadic if they have their pack with them (aka, human mom ).
Millie simply loves being outside; climbing, sniffing and leaping through the environment. If you have the opportunity to hike with your fur-baby or bring them on a trip with you (whether it’s a weekend or longer) it’ll be a definite adventure for the both of you! I can’t believe how quickly these 5 months with her have gone by!
Right now we’re driving to show her the balloons in Cappadocia! I’m sure I’ll have endless pics to share afterwards