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Monday, May 3, 2010

Missing-You Monday...

Phew! Finally back on my own bloggie! Although I hears Audrey Week was a success. My new little sis-ter really enjoyed her blogging time and getting to meet you all. She's been blabbing on about it all weekend. It's thanks to her though, and to all of you, that I had such a great birfday party! Woo, what a time! I still has a nip-over.

The collection for my shelter gift is done and I'd like to send out a hearty thanks to everyone who contributed - my mommeh and I are touched by your generosities. The shopping spree will take place next week and pictures will be posted here of what we bought before we send it off! I knows the poor pound kittehs will appreciate it.

And now the reason the shopping trip has to be next week... Me and my sis-ter are getting leaved! That is right, my mommeh is leaving me and I just can not believe it. I think she is just as upset about it as I am though, cause she keeps crying when she looks at me today. We have never been away from each uvver for more than one night since she gotcha'd me. It is going to be verreh hard. And what's worse is she's leaving to go to a place that stars a mouse. A mouse! I do not get it at all. She is leaving tomorrow and coming back Sunday night. I just do not know what I will do wifout my mommeh. We has a nice lady coming to see us every day and give us the stinky goodness and all that but... it just is not the same. My mommeh is my love, and Audrey loves her now too. What will become of us?! Oh mommeh, I will cry all the time you are gone and miss you so much. Please come back. Me and Audrey will just stay in this window and look for you, and snug each other like this when we gets too sad.
Mommeh: This is the first time Attie has let me type anything into her blog. I think it's just because she's really upset. To tell the truth, I hardly want to go anymore. I've never been away from my baby sweetheart princess girl for more than a single night. Not once. It's really making me rethink taking this trip. And Audrey is so little I'm afraid she might forget who I am while I'm gone. I really hope they are okay this week without me. Attie has such anxiety, and she knows what time I come home from work and waits for me every single night until I get back. I'm afraid she will take up her post at the usual time and stay there for hours, just hoping to see me come in the door. That's why I have a good friend coming to see them every day, to give them fresh food and spend time playing with them, but I am still so nervous... I keep crying and kissing their heads, I'm so upset, but most of my trip is nonrefundable so I am going. Any of the kitty moms out there have any advice to share on how to deal with this? Attie will be checking her comments today, letting me know what you have to say.

25 comments:

  1. That was very nice of you to let your sista take over your blog time. Oh momma, we just do that crazy stuff in hopes you won't leave. As soon as your gone its pawty time...Have fun
    Benny & Lily

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  2. Attie! Happy Belated Purrthday! Sorry we missed it, we blame our mommy!

    Our mom says she totally knows how you feel. Don't worry, we know they will both be just fine and will be soooo happy to see you when you get back. Just remember, bring back pressies!!

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  3. We enjoyed getting to know your sister but we've been missing you. I know your Birthday was special and the shopping will be fun! I think you will be fine while Mom is gone, you will be happy to see her when she gets back!

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  4. Our human says it'll be okay too...it's usually much harder for the humans than it is for us. Definitely bring back presents! :-)

    Have fun!

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  5. It will probably be all right. It will be lonely for everyone involved but just remember how much fun it will be to back together again. We hope Mom has a good trip and the reunion will be so much fun.

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  6. Feliway diffusers in every room and if the friend could come in more than once a day that would probably reduce any anxiety Attie feels. Audrey won't forget you, all mammals have excellent memory! (and so do feesh)

    Sometimes leaving a radio on a talk station, with the volume low can be reassuring for cats too.

    You could always speak with your friend every day for a little update too!

    Whicky

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  7. Happy Birfday, Miss Attie! Yore little sisfur did a good job so you could enjoy yore party. She's furry cutes. Come and visit some of us while yore mama bean is away, we'll keep you company. Tell yore mama to call the phone machine and leave you messijs too.

    Princess Jazzy

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  8. Whicky has some great advice, but I'd recommend a classical music station as studies have shown pets prefer soothing music (it will likely have commercials with talking so they'll get a little of that).
    Have a wonderful trip visiting the Mouse!
    ~Lisa Co9T

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  9. Take a deep breath, and go on your trip. Everytime I get all worked up and worried for a trip, when I return everything was fine. When I left Asia for our first vacation since we got her back in March, I was super worried. She did fine. As a matter of fact, she gained SO much weight while we were gone I had to cut her food back a hair. Apparently for 8 days they must have slept the entire time (she was 11 months old). Asia peeked around the corner when we came home that night, like 'who is this, its not our normal feeding guy schedule'...but when she saw us she ran over and was just fine. Apparently they just adjusted to the routine of the 'feeding guy', and thought nothing of it.

    Go enjoy your trip :)

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  10. The very best thing is that they do have each other for comfort and fun. You do sometimes have to leave your loved ones, for whatever reason, so off you go and have a good time!

    #1 (who is about to leave her lot for 5 days too...)

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  11. I recommend leaving a couple of unwashed shirts around so they will have the comfort of your scent. They'll curl up and sleep on them.
    I have such a hard time leaving mine too, but they do just fine.

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  12. My mom says it will be okay. She tends to cry when she has to leave me more than a couple of days, but my grandma and grandpa beans come over and I'm used to them. Maybe your good friend can watch a movie or something when she visits- that way, you kitties will have someone around for a little while and you will get used to them. The pet sitter also told mom that leaving the radio or TV on helps.

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  13. I used to call home and talk to my kitties over the answering machine! I wonder what they were doing while I was calling and cooing over the machine. I bet they never picked up their lazy head and even listened. I was probably disturbing them.

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  14. Our Beans leave a TV on a talk station (on low) for some background noise. The girls will miss you but they'll sleep lots. We do.
    Leave plenty of toys out for entertainment! And above all, enjoy your trip.
    xx lounge kats

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  15. We think Attie and Audrey will be okay. Whenever our mom and dad leaves us, they have someone come in twice a day to feed us and play with us. Of course, they aren't the same as having our mom, but it works out okay. You've gotten some good tips from others too...like leaving a radio on, or pluggin a feliway diffuser or two around the house.

    So go on your trip and have some fun!!

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  16. Attie....my kittehs have seperation anxiety, especially Molly she's almost 7. I make sure that they get all of their favorite snacks and usually the tv stays on for company. Usually they have one of their two humans home. Even then it is hard for me to go.(The sad faces in the window never helps.) Molly has some digestive issues when Mommeh is gone....like holding her poopies in until Mommeh comes home...but with Audrey to snug with and some good noms it will be okay. Have fun at the Mouse house....I was going to go this week to the Mouse house(other family is there) but we is at homes and Mommeh and kitties are happy about that....

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  17. Oh dear Attie we know you will miss your Mommeh while she is gone, but you do have Audrey with you and she will keep you company. My Momma understands how your Mommeh feels...she says the two times she has been away from me she was so worried. But everything was OK, it was just the "missing" part that was bad (for Momma). We are glad you'll have one of your Mommeh's friends stop by and visit and feed both you and Audrey...and we hope your Mommeh has fun with that mouse and definitely bring home gifts!

    purrs
    >^,,^<
    Abby

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  18. Attie, I'm sure you and little Audrey will be just fine until your mom gets home...and Attie you can be the big brave sister and show Audrey it will all be ok. My mom leaves the classical music station on for us and we just sleep when they are gone...not that we like it or anything like that. Maybe your mom will bring you home a mouse?

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  19. Tell your mom to go and have a good time. She'll be home before long and you'll get all kind of attention as she tries to "make it up to you." So hang in there and milk it for all you're worth.

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  20. Yup, we're home, in our own house, sleeping on mom's nightnight shirts and haffing fun and mom is off haffing seperation anxiety...yoo'll be fine but yoor mom will prolly worry anyway.

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  21. We miss our Meowm when she goes too, and we have a great human that comes and takes care of us. My brother used to sometimes pee on the big bed, but he didn't the last couple of times Meowm left. We think you two will be fine...and so will your Meowm.

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  22. My Mommeh is always sad to leave us, too. But your mom should go and have a good time. Leave the bed unmade so there's a cozy spot to crawl into!

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  23. Oh no...we missed your Birthday Attie! Mommy gets very busy in the spring and fall. That is the time work gets done on the house and property. Happy Birthday Attie!
    Now about Mommies going out without us....having someone you know to watch over you is great...even if Mom goes out shopping she puts music or the small TV on so it's not to quiet. When Mom goes to NYC she has a family member put the phone to where we are and she talks to us. Sounds silly but we always get excited listening to her voice.
    Attie & Audrey's Mom....have a great time!!!=^Y^=

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  24. I think ALL MOMS have separation anxiety...I know ours does...recently she left us for 10 whole nights and we were really sad at first, but we just kicked into deep sleep mode and before we knew it, she was walking in the front door and was cuddling and kissing us like crazy. How SHE dealt with being without us I don't know, but I would say she suffered WAY MORE than we ever did. We had our beds, we had a few of Mom's shirts and things to keep us company and food. It was lonely and boring, but we were in our home with our stuff and we weren't stressed or worried, we just wanted our Mom, but she came back and life was good again!!! You will see, it will be the same for you!!! Purrs, Lautrec and Tiny

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  25. I am poaching on the advice comments as I worry about this all the time. I am sure they are fine-I buy them some new toys and have the sitter come in twice a day.-It is nice to read the advice.

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