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Both the previous night and last night we stayed at La Quinta Inns. The majority of LQIs accept pets and the two we stayed at (in Gallup, NM and Hesperia, CA) didn’t charge a fee. Our room fees were moderate — close to $80/night.
Our rooms were nice and roomy with a large handicap bathroom we could have fit the crate in if we wanted to attempt to drown out the mews. I worried they would get cold in there, so we endured their protests throughout the night. It wasn’t too bad — similar wake-up calls to when their loose on the house to be honest.
Image: Sonia Zjawinski
So we’re on Day 5 of our kitty trail and things are going so well. The cats have gotten into a groove, complaining only when Bruce and I lug them and their crate from hotel room to car. Every time we check on them during a pit stop they’re just cuddled up sleeping. Pookie acts like we’ve woken her from a deep sleep. It’s pretty funny.
We’ve been traveling without much of a plan as you never know how far you’re actually going to drive — some days you’re like a trucker and other days you’re more like a tourist. With three cats I have to ensure have a place to stay for the night, I’ve learned a few things about traveling with cats.
Our first night traveling with the cats couldn’t have gone better. While, other than Pookie, no one ate very much overnight, they did all keep quiet. I think they were absolutely exhausted from the adventure across I-78 west and down I-81 — exhaustion evidence after the jump.
Pookie checking out her new digs.
Images: Sonia Zjawinski
Have you ever traveled with your pets? How about cross country? That's what this half of Team Pawesome is doing at this very second. Yup, thanks to a Verizon aircard I'm posting to the site while my trusty hubby puts the pedal to the metal. We're headed from Brooklyn, NY to Monterey, CA with our three cats — Dim Sum, Gizmo, and Pookie. I'll be posting (hopefully) daily on our adventures with our furry babies as we make it across these here United States of America.
We decided to drive, rather than fly, because I just couldn't imagine apologizing for my crazy cats to the passengers around me for six hours (plus, we wanted to get our car to Cali). We've set up a large dog crate in the back of our Land Cruiser, which we've pimped out into one sweet kitty condo. Pictures of the our cats' luxury accommodations after the jump.