|Purred: Sat Feb 7, '09 1:13am PST |
We spent the month before dad left forcing him to give mum his sweatiest clothes. She has them stored in ziplock bags. She made sure each t-shirt had a pair of socks and undies paired with it, for extra stink factor. She will be getting a new t-shirt out every 3-4 weeks to put on our cat tree. She also had dad sleeping on our blankets, and bagged each after he'd slept on them for a week. The blankets he has on his computer chair got the same treatment.
Mum made video of dad playing with us, and talking right into the lens. We like to watch it (especially Fui). She also talks to us about him, and tells us several times a day that dad will be home soon and we'll all be together again (as much for her as for us, we think).
She has also been putting a couple of drops of Rescue Remedy in our water bowls, as we have had a bit of seperation anxiety in the past.
Mum established a routine for us before Dad left, and has tried to stick to that routine as much as possible. It's been made harder in that we've had torrential rain for the last three weeks, but she tries to feed us, get up, and go to bed at the same time each day. The idea is to minimise disruption to us as much as possible.
Good luck, and stay safe
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