Saturday February 9, 2013, 10:21 am
If a woman can put her 4 month old into day care so she can return to work, (which most teachers do)., I think you can go a day without seeing your cat. Believe me, Nessie does not care if you are there all day or not. Cat's sleep about 8-10 hours a day.He will not know you are gone...
Saturday February 9, 2013, 2:46 pm
Leave Nessie some cat-safe toys (not too many). Also leave her one of your gently worn, but unwashed, teeshirts on your couch or bed for a few days. She will probably adjust to the separation before you do. You need to work.
Saturday February 9, 2013, 6:32 pm
I can see why this woman feels the way she does. It was very similar to me when I brought home my first dog from a shelter. I had just lost my job and at the time was going through some major transitions in my life. Monty filled such a void in my life- he would go everywhere with me and he was my closest friend because he was always there for me. I did love him more than life itself and certainly more than most people! Animals are such a comfort and they seem to be able to read and understand our thoughts! They are often more intuitive than people, and so nonjudgmental, maybe this is why it is so difficult to leave them under any circumstance. I ended up having a friend come over and spend some time with him each day. I also got some safe toys to entertain himself with. Maybe her mother could spend some time playing with Nessie each day as this woman lives at home with her parents and that way she wouldn’t feel like she’s abandoning Nessie when she goes to work.
Sunday February 10, 2013, 11:11 pm
A heartwarming and special story about bonding with a cat who needs and has blossomed. No doubt there will be an adjustment but cats do sleep quite a bit compared to some other mammals and when seeing her return each day Nessie will know she will always return.