I have two cats- brothers that are 12 months old. I'm going out of town for a couple weeks and have to leave them behind. I have a friend coming to stay with them so they'll be on their own only for about a day. When I went away for Christmas I had a professional cat sitter visit once every other day. I could tell by watching them interact with her when I got back that they liked her and she was kind to them while I was gone. How do cats judge time? Do they know I'm coming back? When I got back from Christmas they were so happy I was back that I started crying. One of them meowed at me for over an hour. I started wondering if they thought I was gone for good. When I'm away I call and leave messages for them on my answering machine. I've seen them run to the answering machine when someone's leaving a message, so I know they like it. And, despite the looks I get from strangers, leaving the messages makes me feel better. If I didn't have two cats that keep each other company and play together I'd be a basketcase going away. Anybody have any stories or advice for me?
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6/16/05 at 9:06pm