Savannah's Paw Tracks

Autobiography of a Former Shelter Cat

How do you manage?


So tell me my pals—how do you manage handling having your humans gone? And then back and gone again mmediately??

Mom L and Dad P had their little two day get away to our California Northern Sierra mountains. Fine, I’ll give’em those two nights away. An of course we has our new pet sitter Miss Kandi to keep us company and care for us. But seriously, wouldn’t ya think they could both be home the day they get back??

Nope! Dad P had to skip out that very first night home for a meeting, shmeeting!! Even if he was working on trying to get some city officials to help out with our community cat population challenges, nonetheless, he could have made all those folks reschedule, don’t ya think?

Luckily for me and TKS that Mom L was willing to pull double duty. I took up my standard position on her left on the couch.

And then TKS took up the right side of Mom L for her position for the night.  Of course she had to have one of the new cushy feather couch throw pillows for her “throne”.

And she sucked up tight next to Mom L…sheesh!!

And there was Mom L stuck in the middle so to speak!

Of course she had her good friend Mr. Butter to keep her company…he appears to be a very chillax’in California Chardonnay!!

Please, please tell me in comments what TKS and I can do to better manage the humans’ time with us when they come back from some silly stoopid getaway!


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13 thoughts on “How do you manage?

  1. meowmeowmans on said:

    If you two figure this out, please let us know. Our dad just got back from a business trip, and we have been on him since! – Gracie and Ava

  2. Whoa! Your humans aren’t trained at all. Mine never go away. Since your’s travel, maybe you could send Dad P over here cos the town is giving our feeders some trouble. Fernando actually got a citation for feeding the cats.

  3. We love Marjorie’s suggestion : train well your cat sitter ! And then, let your human wait for a while before greeting them. Purrs

  4. The Island Cats on said:

    You lay on them so they can’t get up and go anywhere. Of course that only works until you get hungry or have to go to the bathroom.

  5. Mee-you Savannah LadyMum has nevurr gone away fur longer than 5+1 hourss. Shee sayss shee not trust anyone else to look aftur mee. An shee told mee shee maybee should have gone away when mee was younger so mee wood get used to it.
    At leest Miss Kandi can bee trained rite? 😉

    An you an Sage made a purrfect Mumma sammich!
    ~~head rubsss~~ Dharth Henry~~

  6. 15andmeowing on said:

    That is so sweet that you each take a side.

  7. S & S……they can helpz with de kleen up afturr de “while ewe waz gone partee”…

    well, ….may bee !! 😉 ♥♥

  8. I’m the totally wrong pet to ask, S. I am traumatized when Mom goes to the trash room down the hall to take out the garbage. I can barely handle that! (Of course when Mom is gone and looks in at me on the pet camera, I’m peacefully sleeping belly-up on the couch…) She calls me the name of Phony.

    Love and licks,

  9. mistletoeandhitch on said:

    I’ve just always assumed that someone has to go out for the stinky yummies and as long as one of them is there to pop that top when I say, well I’m okay with them doing their human roaming. But I have been thinking about micro chipping them, just in case you lose their way home.

  10. I have to say, I almost always go out of town when my human does, so I don’t have this problem! Binga and Boodie, meanwhile, not only have to deal with the humans’ absence but mine too! They’re older, though, and sleep a lot, and they both love our pet sitter, so they don’t seem to mind.

  11. You need to give them the cold shoulder when they come back, Savvy. Otherwise they might get to thinking their Scandalous Behaviour doesn’t matter. Don’t come running to greet them. Make them wait – and wait – and wait.
    For at least half an hour (mol).
    Oh – and during the time they ARE away, We do so agree with Ms. Marjorie’s suggestion about coaching your cat-sitter to give you extra treats.

  12. Good point. You want them to be at your beck and call, a mere paw step away but, remember, that they do need their down time. Your Mom L and Dad P are fighting the corner for cats who have not had your opportunities.

    You are a fierce learner Savvy, every day a new step into a positive future. Every step a celebration from timid to tiger is a cause for celebration and your Mom and Dad have bee there fore you. How great is that.

    So they take a break. * shrugs * You make sure you coach your cat sitter into giving you ‘just a couple’ more of those tasty treats or that special food…. Easy…. then when your Mom and Dad come home play the sympathy card and say you were starved heh heh! Job Done. THEN we start an adventure!!!!!!!

    Marjorie and Silver

  13. Hmm, well this is a tricky one. For me it’s not so bad as I can carry on with my wild life and fending for myself in the great outdoors, for others it’s not easy. Maybe tears and treats? Works well though too much may lead to a premature visit to your consultant if the humans think something is up!
    Toodle pips and purrs

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