|Purred: Sun Sep 30, '12 11:59am PST |
|It's Stella. When she got me, our person did not work and then she worked for 5 hrs a day, but I was super clingy too. Some people have said to try and leave either the radio or the tv on low to provide the same background noise for the kitty when you are gone. Whichever you usually have on at home, or music, that might help. Otherwise, all the other stuff that you have done, warmth, leaving your smell on things, the ticking etc. should help. The kitty might cry itself out the first time you go to work, but young kittens are very adaptable and she will soon learn that this is nap time. Also leave any toys that she can safely play with on her own, and if she could have a place where she can look outside, that would be a distraction.
Because I was older than this, my person had a large dog cage to shut me in with a small pan, food, water etc, plus toys. You might try that. Our person has had two or more cats who, when they are stressed, go and hide in weird tight crevices--up a chimney, down a crack in the floor, behind the refrigerator. It is certainly safer for the kitty to be confined somewhat for a while than get hurt. She will get used to you being gone, but it could take a while. It is nice to have an affectionate cat rather than one of the standoffish ones like some here I could name! Purr to you and the new kitty and have a long happy life together.
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