Living car free...with pets?
This issue came up on another thread: how do you live completely car-free with pets? What challenges have you faced, and what have you done to overcome them?
In my past car-free situations, I lived in bigger cities with grocery stores and vet offices within walking distance and better public transportation. I also had friends with cars, and if necessary, could get a ride to take my pets to the vet.
Things are a bit different where I live now: the grocery store is about three miles away, the nearest vet is about five miles, and while there is public transportation, it's not conveniently located. Being newer to town, we don't have any really good friends to call and ask for rides.
My household has three cats, and we're responsible pet owners :) Cats, unlike dogs, can't just be put in a basket on the front of a bike...and three indoor cats require a LOT of litter! My plan is to get a child trailer and use that to haul cats and cat supplies. I'm a bit worried about transporting the animals in extremely cold or hot weather, though.
Basically, I'm curious to know what others have done!