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A Tiger by the Tail

For many, traveling with “the fam” for the holidays effectively means the holiday is over. The happy medium between <em>National Lampoon’s</em>-style disaster and a smartphone-induced oasis of silence is small and getting smaller. There is often one family member, however, that could care less about texting or tormenting the family with “just one more” Justin Bieber song, because its only mission in life during the entire road trip is sweet, sweet freedom. In other words, you’ve got a hissing, spitting fur bomb trapped in a box and the only thing it wants to do is explode all over your face in a glittering shower of teeth and claws. And, if you thought you had it “up to here” with Timmy and Sally’s arguing, it will later sound like gentle whale song compared to having a screaming hate-monster latched to your head. How to avoid it, you ask? Well … <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/cat-carriers-cat-containment-pet_3900_oa0302011.html" target="_blank">Pet carriers for cats</a> and <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/cat-carriers-cat-containment-pet_3900_oa0302011.html" target="_blank">dogs</a> have come a long way. There’s definitely a place for the hard-lined, one-way-only conventional carriers of yore, but many advancements have been made that can help soothe the savage beast. A lot of pet carriers made today are soft instead of hard, which makes them more comfortable for your pet, easier to clean and easier to transport. The soft design opens up possibilities for all kinds of useful innovation: <ul> <li>Multiple doors and zippered openings increase ease of use and versatility</li> <li>Better ventilation and windows let pets better orient themselves so they freak out less</li> <li>Compact storage when not in use</li> <li>Storage pockets for <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/cat-toys_3899.html?linkLoc=topnav" target="_blank">toys</a>, <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/dog-collars-leashes_11212.html?linkLoc=topnav" target="_blank">leashes</a>, medicine and other <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/pet-products_1179.html?linkloc=topnav" target="_blank">pet supplies</a></li> </ul> NOTE: Never stash treats in your pet’s carrier pockets unless you’re angling for Bad Pet Owner of the Year Award. <a href="http://www.atgstores.com/" target="_blank">ATGStores.com</a> hopes that everyone’s holiday travel is fun and pet drama-free, although there’s not much we can do about “The Biebs.”
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