Oct 1, 2015

Brutus..Our Little Traveller

Life to me is a journey - you never know what may be your next destination...

Travelling with Brutus is now routine.  Brutus is a very good traveller and never acts 
up nor cries during the trip.  Brutus has been travelling with us now for many years. 
 His first trips were to Eleuthera, Bahamas. He knows we are about to travel as 
soon a she sees suitcases and his carrier.  Then he's not happy. 
 On the day of the travel it's always hide and seek with him.

The first few times we took him on an airplane we gave him a little 
tranquilizing drops just to make sure he did not get too scared.  

Both Arvid and I noticed that instead of relaxing him these drops actually made
him nervous and totally alert...bottom line he was never relaxed.  We took
 Brutus all the time with us to the Bahamas.  I can't say for sure that he
 was too happy during these flights, but he was always good.

He has also been coming with us to Chicago.  We stopped giving him medication and
he is so much more relaxed.  Makes both Arvid and I feel so much better as well.
When Brutus travels with us, we buy him his very own ticket.  Usually his ticket costs
 more than ours. On the good side of that, we get to keep him right next to us.  Win-Win.

 Brutus is always  very well behaved, and has always been a hit with many of the
 passengers.  They usually can't believe how good he is. Once a few little girls just begged
to pet him.  Arvid was gentle, but firm when he told them they could not.

We normally buy him a small bottle of water, I take a syringe and every once in a while
we give him water with it.  Because we fly with Brutus we always take the late flight.
 This gives him time to use the litter and take a nap before he travels.

As soon as we get home, I fixed his litter pan and he usually goes without a problem.
He usually spends a few hours getting used to his surroundings again and when
 he was satisfied he goes to one of his favorite beds and sleeps like a baby.

To all of you a good day. Coffee.  Cats.  Books.
Sometimes, the answers to life's trouble are quite simple.

Cherish life's simple pleasures.  It is the sweet simple
 things in life which are the real ones after all...