Name: Atle Moe & Kristina Thyrre
Boat name: Summer Star
Boat model: Nordhavn 57
Years cruising with pet: Four
Funniest moment: Whenever it gets rough our cat demands to take over one of our Stidd chairs in the wheelhouse. It beats having a seasick cat. We like to say that we own the most expensive cat chair ever :)
Scariest moment: MoMo got stuck in the lazarette of another boat and was gone for days before the owner of the other vessel found our cat in his lazarette.
Treasured memories: The list is endless
Unexpected/unanticipated difficulties: The fact that you are not allowed to bring a pet to England on a private vessel. We rented a car, left our Nordhavn in Belgium, took the Chunnel Train from France to England, and then went back to take our beloved Nordhavn to England.
Unexpected/unanticipated joys: We love going out and walking the docks with MoMo. And, also, he tries to make sure no birds poop on our decks.
Worst thing about traveling with pets: None
Best thing about traveling with pets: People we meet after they see that we have a cat onboard. Our cat is a charmer and he helps break the ice when we arrive as strangers in a new harbor.
Advice: Read up on rules when going abroad. Get a pet passport.