Originally Posted by ol trunt
Roach 711, I can't resist. Like you we've had cats all our lives and find them very useful as paint rollers--just kidding. My favorite for now is my Norwegian yellow tom. At 3 years he weighs 18 pounds and thinks he is a dog (has a cocker and a couple of dashounds under his belt as proof). His favorite pass time is being swung back and forth in a laundry basket until he is air borne. When I wear out and drop the basket to the floor from waste height he just says "oof" and waits for his next ride--go figger. Had him in a carry cage at the vets one day and a big eyed 6 year old asked "mister, is that a lion?" Oh, and I should mention that he hates not being able to ride in my bus.
We drew up an accessory for anyone with cats that was basically a broom handle with an 8" wooden tee attached to one end with buckle straps on each end. The cat would be strapped to the tee and be used as a self-cleaning mop head. You'd have to be careful not to leave the mop in the bucket too long or the mop head looses the self-cleaning feature.
Neither of our cats are big bus ride fans. I took Calvin out one time and he wedged himself up under the brake pedal while howling like a banshee. I only squashed him a bit getting stopped but now he's in the cat carrier when ever we're driving.