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Old 08-31-2008, 09:34 PM   #1
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My cat and me

So I inhereted an old cat from my Mom, he's brought much love to my home...

if I don't wake up at 5 am. he just sits next to me and like a little alarm clock and "meows" untill I wake up and let Him out.

We are going just a few miles away on our vacation in an RV..

should i leave him home with my nice neighbor? or should I take him the State Park to go fishing with me? He has his shots, but will a Racoon get him?

Eric, Austin, Tx.

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Old 08-31-2008, 09:47 PM   #2
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So I inhereted an old cat from my Mom, he's brought much love to my home...

if I don't wake up at 5 am. he just sits next to me and like a little alarm clock and "meows" untill I wake up and let Him out.

We are going just a few miles away on our vacation in an RV..

should i leave him home with my nice neighbor? or should I take him the State Park to go fishing with me? He has his shots, but will a Racoon get him?

Eric, Austin, Tx.
I would be afraid he would wander away if you took him with you - unless he is leash trained. Cats, at least the ones I have had, get spooked by new places. Don't even think he is "different" and won't wander away. Unless you can keep him safely in the RV I would leave him at home.

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:03 PM   #3
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I've had cats all my life and I vote to keep the kitty at home, especially if it's an older one as you say. Cats are creatures of habit and those who are up in years appreciate constancy and routine even more. Let someone else take care of the kitty at home and enjoy your trip.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:04 PM   #4
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i own a small dog and have many critters running through my yard. racoons opossums and such. it is hard to decide if you want to restrict your pets time in the outdoors but if she is outside i'm always there keeping an eye on her. having been a cat owner and with many friends who have cats i would say don't bring him. if he turns out to always stay close then it is a calculated risk for you to take. let him adjust and you will be able to make a much better call on it. plus most cats i know are happy running the house whith the owner away. hope he likes his new diggs.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:26 PM   #5
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I would leave him home. He would be more comfortable there. He may miss you, but at least there's no chance of him getting lost in an unfamiliar place.
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:27 PM   #6
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My husband and I had a wonderful cat (SAM )for 17 years. The first 2 times we were going away we left him in a cattery, where he was very well kept but he was unhappy. Then one of our neighbors offered to came to the apartment everyday and take care of his needs: clean sandbox, give him food and a little tender care and petting. As he was in "his home" he was happy. The only other things we did was to leave and old and used tshirt that my husband wore for one evening, leave it on the floor. While we were away, Sam used to lay down in this tshirt.
Perhaps this will help you........
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Old 08-31-2008, 10:28 PM   #7
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please leave him at home. he will be so much happier.

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:43 PM   #8
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Awwww, sounds as if you really love him!

As has been said, leave him home and let the nice neighbor take care of him. If you are only a few miles away and you miss him, drop by your house for a hug and a pat every now and then.

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Old 08-31-2008, 10:58 PM   #9
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Please leave him home better he be a little unhappy than for you to have a broken heart if he should turn up missing. From a cat ;lover for ever
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Old 08-31-2008, 11:05 PM   #10
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LOL Eric, I have a clip that you would get a kick out of if you saw it. It is way to funny and exactly what you described! I wish I could post it for you! I would say leave at home, cats are much better equipped at being on their own as compared to a dog!!
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