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Need quick advise regarding leaving a kitten

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Caius

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Purred: Thu Jun 20, '13 11:23am PST 
Hello,

My fiance and I have a kitten who is about 14 weeks old. There has been a family emergency and we have to travel tomorrow (Friday) moring until Sunday afternoon. We are unable to bring the kitten with us, and are nervous about what to do while we aren't home. My fiance's brother is able to stop in in the mornings, and again at night to feed it and do the litter box and such, but it's never been alone for the majority of the day and night. Is there any thing we can do to make this easy on the kitten, as well as us? Any advise before we leave would be greatly appreciated! Thank you guys!
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Merlin - An Angel- Forever

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Purred: Thu Jun 20, '13 4:53pm PST 
Kittens are awfully curious and can get into trouble when left alone shrug Can the brother stay over at your house while you are gone? thinking If not, keep the kitten confined in one kitten-proof and safe room with toys, food, water, and the litter box. That way the brothrr won't have to go looking for the kitten. The bathroom is usually a good place but make sure to put all personal care products, household cleaners, medicines, etc in a locked cabinet or closet. Keep the toilet lid down to prevent drowning. If there's a window, open it just a few inches, enough to provide air and keep the kitten from slipping out. If there's no window, keep a nightlight on. Maybe put a battery operated radio in there tuned to a local news station or light music so the kitten can hear voices and not be so lonely. The bedroom is another option but electical cords and other stuff may be a pain to remove so the kitten doesn't chew on them.
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Caius

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Purred: Tue Jun 25, '13 12:39pm PST 
thank you. We took your advise and he was able to stay saturday night, but not friday so that helped. The kitten was fine and when he did stop in to see how it was, he normally stayed 2 hours or so and really wore it out playing with it so it just rested until he got back. So thank you again!
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