When I took my cat Pistol on the airplane for the first time, it was a pretty crazy experience. From clutching her fearfully through the metal detector to meeting all the kids in the airport lounge, we had a fine — if somewhat stressful — time. Pistol did an outstanding job, and managed to remain adorable throughout the process.
It’s Friday, so I decided to focus my energy on writing about what really matters: traveling cats in their cases. Here are the top ten I found.
Top 10 Traveling Cat Photos!
1. Stitch, by ASurroca
Stitch looks a little less than thrilled about the prospect of travel.2. Truman, by John Morton
Truman is all ears and ready for action. He will wait patiently until you are ready to go spelunking with him.
3. Pirate and Kilgore, by Firepile
These two have been commiserating in their carrier and have decided to let you live if there’s a cheeseburger in it for them.
4. Maine Coon Cat, by Rockmixer
This little geriatric looks like he wants to tell you all about his back problems and make up stories starting with “When I was your age …”
5. Artemis, by A.M. Kuchling
This glamorous feline will continue pouting until she gets her martini and kibble at the hotel.
6. Gus, by Cjc4454
Gus may look like a cautious traveler, but get a little catnip in him and he’ll be the first one to suggest bungee jumping.
7. Mac, by Ewen and Donabel
Mac is king of his carrier and wants to know what time he should be ready for the opera.
8. Molly and Sydney, by SomeToast
Molly and Sydney are travel pros. Molly wishes you’d picked a nicer hotel, but she’ll try to be polite about it.
9. Pajamas, by Bochalla
Pajamas doesn’t know if you knew they were going to put her in the belly of the plane, but she has her suspicions.
10. Meatwad, by Allygirl520
Meatwad wants to tell you how many frequent flier miles he has.
[Top photo by Annie Scott. Additional photos by Flickr users as credited.]