Home Alone

Experts weigh in on leaving cats alone while you travel.

You’ve packed your suitcase, arranged for someone to come by to change the litter and food dish, and now you’re saying your goodbyes. It’s hard to leave a pet alone at home while you travel. Maybe you feel guilty for not bringing the cat along; maybe you worry it will be lonely. Maybe you even worry about what condition your house will be in when you return. If Kitty claws the couch and climbs the curtains while you sit in the same room, what will the cat dare to do if you’re hundreds of miles away? After all, the curiosity cliché doesn’t come from nowhere, and Kitty gets feisty when you miss just one feeding. Who knows what kinds of party plans are being hatched behind those sad eyes, as you say goodbye.

**For the full article, pick up the July 2007 issue of CAT FANCY.**

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