Need a cat carrier in a pinch? Or can't afford one?
True story: I had to leave for the vet's office in half an hour and pulled out my pet carrier, somehow remembering it to be twice the size that it actually is. I had two cats to get to the vet and only one would fit in the carrier I had. What to do? One kitty got the soft, over the shoulder bag carrier and the other got this well-ventilated cat carrier (a/k/a laundry basket with a blanket secured over the top with a scarf I knitted last winter). Necessity is the mother of invention and if you ever find yourself needing a cat carrier or just can't afford one, consider this quick and easy option.
Granted, I chose Kitty #2 for the laundry basket because he can often be spotted curled up inside them when they're empty.