Both mine and his! So, I've posted a few things about Obi, whom I rescued a little over one month ago. He was a semi-feral and is doing really well. Problem is, my husband and I have plans to go to Death Valley for four days at the end of the month. Obi does not tolerate anyone but us (hides under the bed when others come over and refuses to come out), so a pet sitter is out of the question. We can get someone to feed him, etc, but when Obi becomes anxious his appetite all but disappears. I'm worried that if we leave him home alone for four days, he'll get anxious and stop eating. He has rapidly become dependent on us for affection (and vice versa ). Will he think he's been abandoned again, like he was at the train station where I found him? We'll be unreachable in Death Valley, so while the person looking after his food, etc will have our permission to take him to the vet if he becomes ill, him refusing to eat is another matter entirely. Ack! Maybe I'm making a big deal out of nothing, but I'm worried about it. And before you ask, while we could cancel our trip, the purpose is to see one of the most spectacular wildflower displays that Death Valley has seen in perhaps 50 years. If we don't go, we miss it, so I'd rather not miss out unless you all think it would be much better for Obi if we stayed. Should we maybe stay out overnight sometime next week, and see how he handles that, as a trial run? Ack!
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2/6/05 at 8:09pm