After almost a year, it appears we’ve sold our house in the tiny town we lived in, and will be moving to the city and state of my new job. I’ve been in an apartment down here working at the job while my wife has been trying to get the house sold (with some visits here of course.)
One issue: I will be renting a car and driving up to where she is for the house close, and then we will drive the 17 hours back here (without stopping for a hotel.) We’ve got a car top carrier for our 2012 RAV4 to try to have more space (we have professional movers moving us - an entirely different thread of stories on that!) for what she needs to bring down, but the complication is our two cats. They have to come in the car with us. 17 hour drive with cats. They are both large, old, lazy. They will be in either one carrier together (I think they will be better that way?) or two carriers. Either way, I dread listening to them (they hate cat carriers, they run and hide when they see our big one pulled out to get them to the vet) and not sure how to handle their litter needs for the trip. Oh, and apparently one of them does not respond well to cat xanax.
On the off chance that anyone has driven cross country with even one cat, I’m looking for any tips for the trip. My wife rejected my suggestion that we put them in a big hardshell carrier that we strap to the top of the car. ;)