|Purred: Sat Jul 21, '12 12:41pm PST |
|My landlady has always watched my cats for me over the years when I travel. It's easy for me because she lives right upstairs, and she loves animals. She feeds twice a day, scoops and she even sticks around for a little while to play with them. It also works well because both of my cats -- Coop now and my bridge baby Felix -- both enjoyed her company.
But I get nuts when I have to leave Coop. So we designate a time for her to call me -- usually every other day if I'm on a long trip. And I automatically know that nothing is wrong if I haven't heard from her in the off-times.
Also, if I'm traveling somewhere where my cell phone won't work, like to Europe, I'll tell her to use my phone and call the hotel when I know I'll be in the room. That way, she doesn't have to worry about the phone bill.
Sometimes, just to hear that they're eating and pooping and playing makes you feel better. I know it's helped with my anxiety over leaving Coop when I travel.
I also leave her the phone number of our vet AND the phone number of a good friend of mine who has cats and doesn't live too far away, just in case of an emergency.
Hope this helps!
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