Loews loves pets and Mingus, a Blue Point Siamese, loves Loews Philadelphia right back because it stays true to its “Loews Loves Pets” program. Perhaps it’s just a coincidence that both Mingus and the Loews Loves Pets program were born in 2000.
Loews Hotels, the pet-friendly hotel brand, is headquartered in Manhattan. And Mingus was born in the Bronx — although the footloose feline has also called Manhattan and Queens home. He’s a frequent traveler up and down the eastern seaboard and doesn’t mind the New Jersey Turnpike. Mingus even makes a round trip by car from New York City to Canada’s Quebec province twice a year: in late June for the annual Montreal Jazz Festival and to Quebec City over American Thanksgiving. Mingus remains one cool cat during the six and a half drive to Montreal and nine-hour jaunt to Quebec.
“It’s true that many felines, like their canine brethren, hate traveling in cars,” says his pet mom Karen Tina “KT” Harrison, a New York-based travel editor who runs luxurytravel.about.com. “They get very anxious and whiny, and make their owners feel the same. But Mingus absolutely adores the highway. He settles in and blisses out. He chills in his cozy carrier, and for a change of pace, he climbs into his mommy’s lap. Here, he can expect to get wrapped in his travel blanket, which is orange fleece with a teddy-bear pattern. Mingus can snooze for hours this way.”
“Sometimes he struts around the car and peers out the window. When the sun is shining in, he likes to fall asleep on the fuzzy-textured rear dash.”
Traveling to Canada with a cat or dog is a breeze. Felines over three months old need only a current rabies vaccination certificate issued and signed by a licensed veterinarian. For more information on pet entry regulations to Canada and nearly 40 other countries, visit The Jet Set Pets’ pet passport page.
Read more about KT’s travels (and some of Mingus’s) on luxurytravel.about.com.
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