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Advice please

November 14th 2011 8:32 pm
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Hi friends - Mo's mom here. I need some advice from you guys.

So I just got back about a week ago from being gone for a week. (Mo got to stay at the kitty spa.) Well, starting at the end of this week, I'm dogsitting for a friend for another week. Mo doesn't do very well when I'm gone, and she gets very clingy and unhappy. She's still a little mopey from me being gone for a week.

Now, since I'll be staying at my friend's house, I'm wondering if on my days off I should bring Mo over there. I'll be watching two dogs and a cat. Mo has spent very little time around dogs, and never around these dogs. Or should I just leave her home? I'll be home each day to feed her and spend some time with her, but it won't be for very long.

Normally when I dog sit, I leave her at home, but I've never been gone so much in one month. I'm not sure which option would be less stressful for her.

Thanks for any advice!

Purred by: Mietzi Katze♥ (Catster Member)

November 14th 2011 at 8:59 pm

Leave her at home. She'll be happy to see you, even if it's only for a short time. It'll be enough for her to reassure her you haven't abandoned her. Cats don't do well if you take them out of their home.

Mietzi is my clingy soulmate cat. I had to leave them for 3 weeks visiting my parents in Germany last year. Mietzi hid under the bed, every time when the neighbor came over to feed them. She came over twice a day. The last two days before I came back, Mietzi finally came out when the neighbor was there. I know she suffered but I believe it would have been worse for her at a boarding place. Mietzi did eat and play, she just didn't trust the neighbor I guess.

Hope Monida won't be too upset.
Sonja, Mietzi's Mom
Purred by: Lacey (Catster Member)

November 14th 2011 at 9:34 pm

Yeah, I agree. You might stress her out WAY more by bringing her somewhere else and having her around dogs when she's not used to it. You don't want her to start having poopy issues again and that could very well happen if she's stressed out.
Purred by: Calie Dreamette #17 (Catster Member)

November 14th 2011 at 10:09 pm

Yea I think leave her at home too. I am pretty clingy and I miss mom when she is gone but the one time she took me with her I still went into hiding, I came to see mom at night and in mornings but most of the time I was in hiding and there were not even any strange dogs or cats there.I think she will be lonely but less stressed at home.
Purred by: Minko (Catster Member)

November 14th 2011 at 11:16 pm

Yup...home sweet home...a lot less stress that way I think.
If you go there once or twice a day, she will think you are working crazy long hours, but she won't feel too bad cause she will expect you to keep coming back.
Leave the TV on, or the radio to keep her company.
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

November 14th 2011 at 11:43 pm

I'd say leave her at home - it would probably be less stressful than being around dogs she doesn't know.
Purred by: Monida (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 12:23 am

Thanks everyone! I think you guys are right. I'm just going to leave her at home. I think I might have Monida withdrawls though. :) But at least she'll be safe at home. I wouldn't want her to escape from my friend's house and be in a completely unfamiliar place.

Thanks again!
Purred by: Simone (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 12:59 am

Oh, definitely be left at home! Me and River are BOTH big sissies when it comes to being left alone, but so long as your mommy checks in with you once a day, you should be good. Just make sure she spends ALL the time with you when she is home!
Purred by: Presley Dreamette #27a (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 6:36 am

Yes please leave her home, she will be fine and not stressed at all! Hugs Presley
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 7:16 am

I'd definitely get a Calming Collar!!
Purred by: Hazel Lucy & Purrsville Cats (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 7:17 am

I'd definitely get a Calming Collar!
Purred by: Samoa - Diva Angel (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 8:30 am

You definitely need to stay home, Monida! Your Mom will be visiting you and it will be a lot less stressful than being around two dogs. Remember, dogs stink, and you don't want that stink on your beautiful fur!
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 8:51 am

Um, one word! Ingen!!! When you say you don't need her to escape from a strange place, we do no need another Ingen to happen.
Purred by: Ingen (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 9:17 am

Hey, HEY, HEY--I hears my name, Finnegan. :o) Anyfur, I 'grees wif efurone else. It taked me a'mos' a month to get 'justed to efurthin here at a 'partment. Moofin is furry skeery fur us kitties an doggies too-TOO MUSH!! Is bes' fur Monida to stay home.
Purred by: Finnegan (Finney) (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 9:25 am

MOL, sorry Ingen. You will forever be the poster kitty for getting lost.
Purred by: Laura W

November 15th 2011 at 10:48 am

we asked toto N dorothy N they said ta tell ewe monida therez noe place like home....

dont think of it az yur mom bein gone, think of it as an opper tunie tee ta find stuff ta get INTO while her IZ gone......

bee sides...plentee oh naps N bee fore ya noe it...yur mom will be home like 24/7

ewe can call us if ya want.....we can talk trout !!
Purred by: Toby (Catster Member)

November 15th 2011 at 1:41 pm

We agree with all of the above. Dogs are very scary if you aren't used to them. It's lovely that Catster friends are so good for advice. We miss our mums when they are away but at least if we are home we know we are safe. Best purrs for the coming week. It will be over soon and after there'll be extra fuss and attention we are sure. purrs Toby and Josie
Purred by: Renee R

November 15th 2011 at 2:29 pm

I think it is better to stay home too. Your Momma will visit, and then perhaps bring you lots o treaties & toys to make up for her ahem "abandonment". And you don;t know if those doggies would be mean to you. HOme is my favorite place.




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