Sunday, January 15, 2012

Beam Me Up Scotty....




If it were only that simple...I had to buy these 'under the seat, airplane approved' cat carriers for Big and Little. Big Kitty is a relatively good traveler. But Little Kitty is a crazy gray cat and the second she lays eyes on the carrier, she screams her pretty head off. I bought her a collar w/ lavender, chamomile, and pheromones. The collar mimics the pheromone that the mother cat produces to calm and reassure her kittens. Cats recognize these pheromones throughout life. It mimics the natural way to help cats cope w/ new and fearful situations. I was skeptical. But, I have to say, I can sense a marked difference. Last night she made herself comfy in the open carrier and stayed for hours. Obviously, a great photo op, I placed BK in his carrier, and the light caught his eyes...well, you see...apparently, if they were really being beamed up by Scotty, it looks like LK was left behind....hmmmmmm.

2 comments:

Azure Islands Designs said...

What great shots...interesting carriers!

I've never heard about the collar before, I could have used one in the previous moving situations...poor Kitty was traumatized by the whole thing when we moved from our house of 20 yrs, to the rental house! She hid for weeks...she was good when we moved to the hotel room for 2 months and then into the the house...she gradually became accustomed to the moving?

Hope the flight goes well for you and BK & LK!
Cheers

Amy Lilley Designs said...

I love these shot of the 'kids'...the carriers will fit under the seat in front of us, and I bought the seats w/ a little extra leg room, as I know I will be checking on them...Edward has one, i have one...

I went to the pet store...it's called 'Goodbehavior' pheromone collar. I Googled it and most people were pleased, as I am w/ the results. I took it off the first night, but decided, since it is good for a 30 day run, just to keep it on her...desperate times w/ her...I will have a story to tell @ the other end, i am sure...I remember you telling me about your kitty, and the hiding, and the hotel...OY VAY...glad that she is good now...getting ready to pack up the computer...movers are coming tomorrow morning..will be in touch on the other side of Pikes Peak...much love...XXXXXXX