Today’s post is an adaptation of a chapter from our new book, Woof Trekking.
Most hotels put their beds on metal boxes so nothing can go under the bed. For the most part they work, except occasionally at the head of the bed.
Sometimes the box ends before it touches the wall and leaves a cat/small dog-sized hole to crawl into. If you aren’t paying attention, your pet can end up under the bed and you can’t really get them out without a lot of time and/or coercion.
It would be wise to also take some of the extra pillows (you could use towels as an alternative) and create a blockade in front of any holes. We learned about this the hard way.
During our first Woof Trek, we would remove the leash from Billy’s harness when we arrived at the hotel. One night, we were not really paying attention and Billy found a hole we had missed at the foot of the bed.
We tried to grab his hind end but he slipped through and ended up inside the box spring!
We tried to lure him out by calling him and shaking his treat container, but he wouldn’t come.
We finally gave up as Billy enjoyed lording his newfound power over Mac. She left some treats by the entrance to his newfound Kat Kave.
Eventually, Billy got bored and came out from under the bed to take the bait.
Hearing the sound of his munching, we grabbed him, put the leash back on him, and blocked the entrance to his Kat Kave.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this adaptation from our book, Woof Trekking.
P.S. We highly recommend investing in a cat harness and leash.