Leaving for 30 days - worried
Okay - this is the first time I've ever posted on this wonderful forum.. I am usually on the garden forums...
I am leaving next week for 30 days to visit Mom in another state. My husband will be home for the duration - in and out of the house. I am very close to our ten year old male cat.. Close in the sense that I know exactly what he wants since he is a great communicator...but only I KNOW what he needs.
In other words, I pay a LOT of attention to him and he is very attached to me. He plays with my husband once in a while but I am home all day with him and he is near me all the time. My husband loves him, too - but it's obvious that he is closest to me.
We have two other female cats that have to be separated from him for reasons I can't go into - it works, since we have a huge house and separating them has been easy.
My question: He will miss me. I am worried that his health will fail since he will think I am never coming back... It's been on my mind and my husband says he will "pay attention" to him but a little playing here and there can't substitute the fact that he will miss my affection towards him all day long.. on my lap, near my computer, etc.
Is this normal to worry? I can't believe I am stressed over leaving a cat!! I just love him so much and he's so sweet... Thanks