Originally Posted by Jericho 2550
thanks everyone, unfortunately, I can't get 2, I'm only allowed one cat in my building, so really my choices are one cat, or none. can leaving the little guy for almost 12 hours a day fair? or should I just hold off on adopting him?
If you are having second thoughts, then my advice would be to err on the side of caution and not get the cat.
I used to work 12 hour shifts and my cat was home alone, and the time I was home I was so exhausted from work that all I had time to do was come home, make my 3 meals for the next day, maybe do a load of laundry and then fall into bed.
The shift is 12 hours long, and the other 12 hours of the day you have to fit in:
- getting ready for work
- travel time to work
- travel time home
- anything else you need to do
That doesn't leave a whole lot of time to devote to a cat, especially a new one who needs reassurance.
My vote is to not get the cat and wait until you are working more sane hours that will allow you to spend time with it beyond 1/2 an hour a day during the week and a bit more on weekends.
Thank you for thinking of the cat's needs.