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post #1 of 12
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Ok My husband and I were out of town for a few days last weekend (friday-tuesday). We had my sister in law check up on my Limerick a few times. Ever since we got back, Limerick has been glued to my lap or leg. The minute I sit down he is curled up in my lap. When I go anywhere in the apartment he is right behind me. He freaked out when I take a shower because the door was closed. When I go to bed he freaks out until I carry him into the bedroom and put him on his blanket. He was lovey before we left but not to this extreme. I like that he's wanting to be on my lap, but it's getting a bit annoying. I'll be eating and he'll still jump up and then his tail gets in my food. The funny thing is he doesn't do this with my husband. Other then this everything else is normal (eating, litter box). Should I be worried??
post #2 of 12
I wouldn't be worried. He just missed you so much. A couple of my cats act like this when we get back from a trip. They usually calm down after a couple of days seeing that you are not going away again. Just hanging in there and give extra assurance to him and love to him.
post #3 of 12
He just missed you.

Lucy will get really clingy when something has upset her little world. Then after some time, she will go back to ignoring me.
post #4 of 12
He missed his Mommy!!! If Michael and I go somewhere over night, Tiger will pout when we get back until we cuddle him. After that, he's fine. If you don't travel often then he probably wasn't used to it and was scared that you left him. Things will get back to normal.
post #5 of 12
Limerick missed you!

My husband and I were away twice since we got Butzie. Even though our daughter was cat/house sitting, Butzie just was so happy to see us. Mostly, she wouldn't stop talking to me and followed me everywhere. That lasted for a few days or so.
post #6 of 12
Sounds like classic separation anxiety - you went away once and he's anxious that if he lets you out of his sight it might happen again. It's an understandable and logical thing to think. Get back into a normal routine as soon as possible. When you go out, don't fuss over him, if anything ignore him while you're getting ready to go and then leave- same when you return, don't make a big thing of your coming and going. I know that's hard but if you fuss and try to reassure, animals will pick up from you that the situation isn't normal and may become more stressed. I'm sure he will settle down once he realises that you're going to come back soon and if you act as though there's nothing to worry about
post #7 of 12
Awww. I am sure Limerick really missed you. They know who mom is! Today is the first day of our Angel being alone (our other cat crossed the Bridge yesterday) and she has been up my behind all day!!! I think she misses Tux already.
post #8 of 12
Everybody else has already said what I would have but I wanted to add that when I saw the topic I thought you meant a kitty had gotten Superglue on him!
post #9 of 12
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Everybody else has already said what I would have but I wanted to add that when I saw the topic I thought you meant a kitty had gotten Superglue on him!
haha No that would have been a trip the vet's. Liz, I'm sorry about your kitty... how sad!!
post #10 of 12
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Everybody else has already said what I would have but I wanted to add that when I saw the topic I thought you meant a kitty had gotten Superglue on him!
I agree that is what I thought too.

My kitty - Zeus - behaves exactly the same if I have been away. They don't like us not being there all the time for them.
post #11 of 12
A few years ago I ended up in the hospital for 2 weeks.

Chynna is a social butterfly and let my brother, his girl friend and my building caretaker pet and play with her. However Abby is timid and wouldn't let anyone near her. Towards the end before I got home she would come out of her hiding place and lay along the wall at the far end of my bedroom and 'watch', but that was it. If anyone moved towards her she ran and hid.

When I got home both of my cats were glued to me, but Abby especially.
post #12 of 12
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He didn't act like this when we got back from our honeymoon... and that was for 10 days, this was only 4.
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