How will my cat cope with my divorce?

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WhiteWriting Mon 01-Aug-16 16:22:15

Please be kind as this is a genuine request for advice/reassurance...
I am in the process of divorcing which will necessitate me downsizing and (obviously) living alone in a smaller property. Our cat adores her 'dad', spending most available time draped across him purring. Due to my current teary state she already seems to have guessed that something is afoot - she's intuitive to small emotional shifts at the best of times and is now spending a lot of time either following me around, wailing or stationed in the middle of the hall like an uncomfortable, cross, roosting hen. I should also say that she is an indoor cat and so our house is her little world.
Two questions - how will she cope with living without my husband? How will she adjust to a house move? Essentially how can I minimise the stress for her even if I can't for me? x

CatsAndCocktails Mon 01-Aug-16 16:43:58

Sorry to hear what you are going through.

You can buy something called Feliway that helps cats in times of stress - you plug it in.

I expect the additional love and cuddles you give her when you move, and the fact she will be your centre of attention will probably make things easier for her.

Is she timid or quite confident? The new house might be something fun for her to explore but if not, make sure you have some blankets or throws that smell of your old house so that you can keep those for her to snuggle into for comfort and reassurance.

I hope it goes well for both of you.

WhiteWriting Mon 01-Aug-16 16:59:28

Thank you for your reply - I will make sure to look into the Feliway smile

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