(Closed) Cat advice! and kitty picture spam for bait.

posted 4 years ago in Pets
Post # 16
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537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Erm…at the risk of sounding like a total creeper, can we have more pics of your cat please? His orangey fluffiness is everything.

Post # 17
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

That belly.  I just want to rub it!  And @sammyjean91, you little girl is gorgeous!

I’m with the PPs who suggested leaving him at home.  Especially since it’s only for six weeks and not a permanent situation.  He’s getting food, water, and playtime, so I’m sure he’s going to be just fine!

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

Yeah, a hotel is a bad idea. If you weren’t in a hotel and were renting a place or something, I’d say bring the cat with you. But hotels would make me nervous. What if the cleaning crew saw the cat, or left the door open and he got out? I wouldn’t chance it.

Your kitty will be fine at home.

But wow, what a GORGEOUS cat you have.

Post # 20
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Worker bee

I have two cats. One travels well, the other travels terribly. My one who travels well calms down if I talk to her, tell her that she will be fine (but maybe I’m crazy). The other gets car sick, and it’s awful. I will leave them on long weekends with lots of food and water and clean box, and they do fine. I don’t think there is one right answer. Good luck! 

Post # 21
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

SO FREAKING ADORABLE! Seriously your cat made my day 

I would not take him with you to the hotel. You just never know, god forbid an employee has to enter the room for some reason and he gets out or something of that nature. 

Your situation is only temporary and while I’m sure its tough on your kitty adjusting to the change of you not being there all the time (it looks like he usually gets TONS of attention judging from you photos) I think he’s a lot safer at home. 

Post # 22
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

208bride:  the not eating thing is a pretty common way that cats express sadness or stress (in this case over you not being there), but he will get used to it. Yeah it’s great you have the neighborhood kid!

Post # 23
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Aww, too much cuteness! 

I have 3 cats, and I’ve noticed that anything out of the “normal” routine can affect their eating habits.  Also, changing flavors/brands of food can be the reason too.  I would just ask the boy to keep an extra eye on the kitty’s food consumption.  After a few days or so kitty should get used to it and be back to normal.  

 

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

What a sweet boy! I love fluffy orange kitties – we just got a little buddy, but he’s only like 5 lbs fully grown. So teeny.

Anyway, definitely keep him at home – cats hate changes in environment. Honestly, it sounds like he’s not too keen on the new food you bought. Even though it’s the same brand, cats are the pickiest – any changes should be spread out over a week or two.

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

208bride:  I would tell you that I think your plan to leave him home is the best idea, but my brain has just exploded from all of the cuteness. I simply cannot with the cat under the rug–why are all cats the same?? SO SWEET AND FLUFFY.

Post # 26
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Your kitty is adorable!  I would keep him at home.  He will adjust to the new schedule soon and it’s good that he comes out and plays with the boy.  We have a pet sitter come into our house when we are gone and even though one doesn’t come out at all, it is still better than making them travel in a car or boarding them at the vet.

Post # 27
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Kitty will get used to your new routine and he probably needs some time getting used to the kid coming over. 

Post # 28
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2015

208bride:  That is one ridiculously adorable kitty! I would make the early drive back and forth, but I’m a spaz and can’t bear one night without my girls!!!

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

aw he is so cute!! Can the boy pick up a small bag of the normal food to see if it is because of the changing flavors?  I think he probably is just missing you as well and maybe needs a little bit of time to get used to his new routine? I’d say give it more time 🙂

Post # 30
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

208bride:  Since it’s temporary (4 weeks!), I’d say keep the kitty at home. Honestly my two cats are nervous wrecks in the car and in the few times I’ve moved since I’ve had them, they were so stressed out in the new place.

Cats are totally creatures of habit, Kitty’s much better off in the “safe space” of home even without you for a few days than back and forth in a car which can cause a bunch of nervousness/stress (hello flying fur).

Also, it’s not so good to switch up their food (even just flavor) sporadically, it is best to slowly wean them off the old and into the new by mixing for a week or two before making the switch totally. They have weird finicky stomachs!

Hello from one of my two furballs. (And yes she is rather cross-eyed all the time).

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