I'm moving from Austin, TX to Charlotte, NC. Its 1100 miles and I have 2 days to make this journey. Not my first choice, but that's all I have. I'll be sending my lifes posessions with a moving company ahead of me. So its just me, my 150 pound dog Tonka, and my 2 Kitteens (not kittens, but not cats. in the teen time right now).
Planning to hit the road early around 5. That way I can have the blinding sunrise in my face for a few hours.
I need a half way point to get a hotel for the night. I was thinking Montgomery, only because its the largest major city on the Yahoo Map I was looking at. Any other sugestions would be great. Something safe and not too expensive. But that allows the animals. Thats the fun part. I checked out the sites here that offer pet listings, and nothing in Alabama. I'd really like to stay in some quaint town, not a metropolitan city.
I made the trip from Cali to Austin Texas with Tonka. She didnt have many problmes other then fighting for shotgun 2 hours into the trip, squishing my friend and causing a 20 minute delay as we could stop laughing. So I'm not too worried about her on this trip. She's road queen. My concern is for the cats. they have only been on one car ride and that was getting them home. I am planning to get a cat carrier and start taking them on little rides to get them used to it.
1. Do I keep them in the carrier together or seperate?
2. Is there something I can get them to relax them like prozac for cats? (my aunt had her cat knocked out by the vet for a 8 hour drive. I dont have that option as I am traveling 2 days and leaving before any vet gets out of bed)
3. where should I put the in the car? In the back of the SUV with the dog or on the front seat with me, or the floor board of the front seat?
4. When should I stop feeding them before the trip, and should I let them eat when we get to the hotel for the night?
5. water, should I give them some while traveling??
Any advice or directions you can point me in would be great. I'll also hit that nifty search function. Thought I would just get this started first.