Flying Cat’s Life Has Never Been Easy
Flying cat is something you don’t see often. Cat flying is not as easy as humans’. Cat’s seat has to be reserved at least seven days prior to the flight date WITH all the required documents. The staffs at a quarantine office at the airport in Japan will help you all the way through to make sure you can travel with your cat properly. A great adventure for both a cat and humans await…
Required Documents for Any Cat Fly Internationally
Here are the specific list items for your cat to fly from Japan to the United States.
- Export Quarantine Certificate For Animals Under The Rabies Prevention Law
- Health Certificate
- Certificate of Rabies Vaccination
- Rabies Titer Test Result
- Other Vaccination Certificates when required
CAT CLINIC – LATE MORNING
Do I have to? Do I really have to!?
Johnny frets in front of a cat clinic.
Please, Your majesty. I’m afraid to say but you have to learn the patience, your majesty. You are destined to be a great king. No choice.
Johnny and his servants enter the clinic.
While Johnny looks around in the waiting room, Servant Y talks to the reception. Servant H cuddles up Johnny on her lap.
Johnny sees some cats and dogs, somehow they look sick.
Why I’m here? I wanna go home now.
I understand what you feel. But we are taking procedures for you to fly. You are going to be a flying cat! It won’t take long, your majesty.
I’m going to be a flying cat?!
Servant Y finished talking to a reception lady and walks up to Johnny and Servant H.
Hey, I don’t want anything hurting like a shot, Y.
Both Servant Y and H stay silent.
Hey, hey! Am I going to have one?!
A door to a doctor’s office opens and a doctor calls out Johnny to come in.
Doctor, am I having any trouble which I don’t think I have any?
Well, I gotta ask you a few questions. You have sound appetite?
YES, HE DOES!
Johnny fails to tell that himself.
Ok. You exercise daily? Anything unusual?
He plays a lot and we have hard time running after him. Nothing unusual about him, doctor.
Johnny fails to tell that, again.
Doctor touches his body all around. Johnny gets a tickle.
You are in an excellent health.
Oh, that’s good! Thank you, doctor! Now let’s go home.
Johnny turns back and puts his hand on the door to leave.
Please stay, your majesty. We have one more thing to have done here.
A vet and her assistant hold Johnny and put a kind of a sack on him.
It is for your safety, your majesty.
Johnny can’t speak out for fear.
A vet put a needle on him to take his blood. Johnny almost lost his conscious.
Ok, Johnny. We are finished. You took it really well.
Johnny almost burst into tears.
I am truly proud of you, your majesty.
Johnny’s big day is over… for now.
Let’s hit the road!
All the documents they need for Johnny to fly are completed. Johnny and his servants are on the way to the airport.
What will happen to us in the states?
We will never know, your majesty.
Hence we go. We will have a lot to discover once all over again.
Did you say good-bye to your brother Andy, your majesty?
No, I didn’t. We’ve had a conversation over this trip the other day. He wished me a luck. That was enough.
They are on the train to the airport. Johnny never gets used to staying in this small carry case. He tries to look out what is going on. Both servants look out the window all the way.
After a few hours, they arrive at the airport.
A QUEST IN A MAZE AT THE AIRPORT – NOON
Servant Y talks to a lady at the counter. She comes and takes all three, Johnny and his servants to A DOOR.
Now, this is an entrance to the maze…
Hmm, can’t wait to beat the monsters…
Monsters?! We are flying, right?
Sure, we are. I was just kidding, your Majesty. But before that, we need to conquest one more thing.
Yeah. We will see another doctor here. We will have him check our papers and your health for the one last time. It is all about for your safe trip.
No more shot, please!
Rest assured, your majesty. You won’t have a shot today. We will see a doctor to make sure you can fly with us in a cabin. So we can serve you in the sky, too.
Is that right? Well, in that case, I’ll be ok.
Of course, your majesty. Please get in this carrying case.
Hmm, it’s narrow and dark. How long it will take to arrive in the states?
Well, not that long, your majesty.
First thing’s first.Let’s get in this maze to get “a flying pass”, so to speak.
I see! A flying cat needs a flying pass, makes sense.
You are pretty quick!
They enter the maze.
What’s going on out there?
They walks back where they came from. Out the door.
We are out of the maze! Phew!
Now, we just have to go check in! Easy one.
I need lunch first.
We can have lunch after we checked-in. Let’s get it done.
Now Johnny is put in the carrying case…
Check-in went with no problem.
Now, we can have lunch!
I suggest us to have lunch after we pass the security to play it in the safe side.
I agree with you, Y.
I disagree with you.
One nay and two yea. We will go through the security first.
What?! I am a king! I demand us to have lunch now!
I’m afraid to say, but our Kingdom adopts democracy. Please accept a majority decision.
AIRPORT SECURITY – EARLY AFTERNOON
A lot of people make a long line in front of the security gates.
Let’s get through the security quick!
Sure, we’d love to. But a lot of people are in front of us. We just have to wait.
Yeah. There’s no other way.
After a while, they come to the belt conveyer. Servant Y puts his bag on the lane. Servant H takes off her jacket and scarf. They take off their shoes.
What are you doing? Are you taking all of your clothes here?
Johnny starts laughing at them. Then Servant H takes Johnny out of the carry bag and stands in front of the body check gate.
Whoa, I can breathe now!
Johnny breathes deep and looks around. Johnny gets nervous.
Now, I wanna go back to my small house…
Johnny feels everyone is looking at him. He has never seen large numbers of humans in this vast space.
Please, stay calm, your majesty. Everything is fine and you can go back to your carry case in a few minutes.
Servant H says with holding Johnny gently but firmly.
As an airport staff in a blue shirt tells Servant H to walk under the gate, H and Johnny in her arms go through the gate.
Then, another staff body checked them. Servant H shows her hand to the staff, they use a device to search something over it.
Finally, they are told to go.
Servant Y is already in his shoes. Servant H hands Johnny over to Y. H collects all her stuff from the basket on the lane. H finishes putting her shoes on.
Servant Y puts Johnny back in the carry case.
Now to the final destination at this airport, our gate.
Are we flying soon?
Yes, your majesty. Very soon. You are officially going to be a “flying cat”.
They are off to the gate. “Flying cat…” Johnny feels his heart beating faster, but he doesn’t tell that to Y or H.
TO BE CONTINUED > Cat on Board: Abyssinian Johnny’s First Flight #3
You can check Japanese animal quarantine regulations and laws here
Animal Quarantine Service (Japan) (MAFF)
Also published on Medium.