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meet Pikachu, the traveling kitty

Ted BradyTed Brady Member Posts: 1
edited 14 February, 2012 in Cats & Travel
Hi catster. My cat and I are recovering from a very unique trip. living as a broke blogger my dayjob is bicycling, and when i can wwebsite as on the internet i put up cat gifs, cat videos and cat pictures! We have crossed 700 miles from oklahoma to Albuquerque, raising awareness and visiting local animal shelters. during the trip we have been camping the entire way, couchsurfing when we could, especially in cities. Then,the worst happened. Pikachu was lost in a group ride- on the way to a photoshoot. albuquerque started to search for pika he was 18 days lost in the world, chasing down every lead that we recieved. eyewitness news 4 Pikachu is recovering in Albuquerque with me now. and the continuation of our trip is at an indefinite standstill. [edit: we have a playlist on youtube if you want to see the trip chronologically


  • AshPoGusAshPoGus AlbuquerqueMember Posts: 7,041 ✭✭✭
    edited 13 January, 2012
    We live in Albuquerque and were so happy when Pikachu was finally found! What a stroke of luck that person had to go into the shed and found Pikachu in there. How is Pikachu? He looks good in the video when you were reunited. Welcome to Catster! :w)
  • Elizabeth KElizabeth K ChicagoMember Posts: 11,036
    edited 14 February, 2012
    I am glad he was found! I would suggest keeping a harness and leash on at all times so he can't get lost again (most pet trailers have a hook to attach the leash, if that's what you are using.) I hope you tested him for diseases and internal parasites and such, and hopefully he was on a heartworm preventive? My friend's cat was missing for a month and caught Feline Leukemia. Unfortunately my friend didn't know and her other cat ended up catching it from him too. :(
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