so this is just sort of a general question. my fiancee and i are going to be out of town for a couple of weeks of christmas break and we're trying to figure out the best way to accomidate her cat. basically we're trying to figure out: A) if it would be better to leave the cat at home by itself w/people coming by to feed it or if it would be better of going on the trip with her. she'll be driving about 9 hours and the cat is not fond of car rides on the highway (though interestingly he seems to like rides at slower speeds) B) if the cat goes with, would it be helpful to give a light sedative for the ride (i dunno what they use for cats; but we're not talking like knocking the kitty out, more along the lines of valium or something to chill him out) the kitty is used to being around lots of people and other animals (two dogs - her roommates), all of whom would be gone (people and animals) over break if he is left alone. it's probably worth noting that the cat does get lonely if left alone for even a couple days. so what do you guys think?