Monday, September 28, 2009

Strawberry's Bio Part I

This is Strawberry. Strawberry was born April, 1996 in Las Vegas, NV. In June 1996 the pet store at the mall was going out of business and giving away most of their animals. I saw Strawberry and picked him up to hold him. He scratched me, tried to bite me and wriggled out of my arms. I knew then that we were meant to be together.
Strawberry passed away November 21, 2008.

Cats On An Airplane

In 2006 we relocated from Las Vegas to New Jersey. My main concern was finding the right airline for Strawberry and Suzanna. I did a lot of research and settled on Continental. All the airlines that I researched will only allow one pet, per person, to be carried on the plane. Another option for most airlines is to check them as baggage. But with that option, you are restricted as to the season of the year because of extreme temperatures. I wanted to protect them from discomfort as much as possible. But, a five hour flight in a cat carrier well, it was challenging. A third option is to ship them as cargo. In the cargo hold they are not subjected to outside temperatures. Continental also has a policy that an animal in cargo cannot be left unattended for more than one hour while the plane is on the ground. (I liked that) As it happens, we were on the runway for an hour waiting to take-off when the pilot announced that an airport attendant will be entering the cargo area of the plane to tend to "two four-legged friends down below". The best part is that our plane was moved to the front of the line for take-off. We all arrived unharmed, Suzanna enjoyed the adventure, Strawberry never forgave me for putting him through such an ordeal!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Suzanna's Bio Part I

This is Suzanna. Born in 2003 in Las Vegas, NV, Suzanna relocated to New Jersey in 2006. She found us (Strawberry and me) when she was about 4 months old. We lived in Las Vegas at the time and I came home from work one day, got out of my car and there was this little kitty to greet me. She was way too skinny, had very little hair and had open wounds. Soooooooo, off to the vet we go. Needless to say, $400 later I'm introducing Strawberry to our new roommate. He was NOT happy.