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Should I take my cat with me today or wait?

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SmokeFree Sat 01-Aug-15 07:30:32

I'm moving house today and have been lucky enough to find a new rental which will accept my cat. I was originally going to take her with me today until I found out that I will need to be away for the night on Tuesday (due to a funeral). Ordinarily, if it's just for one night, I leave a lot of dry food and water for her (as well as a helping of wet food) and apart from being sniffy with me for a day or two afterwards wink she's fine.

However, I'm nervous about doing this this time as obviously it will be a new house for her and it will still be during the 'lock-in' period of time.

I am lucky enough to be in the position where I don't have to vacate my old property just yet so my second thought was to leave her here until Wednesday evening and ask my lovely neighbour to feed her until then. The problem is that my cat is already nervous having seen all the boxes and movement going on lately and has become clingy. I'm worried if I leave her and with most of the furniture gone she will think I've abandoned her.

Unfortunately whilst my neighbour is lovely she isn't a cat person so would not be up for giving the cat plenty of love, affection and reassurance whilst I'm gone. Apparently, when I went on holiday recently she said my cat was 'pining' for me sad

I just don't know which of the two options would be better for her.

Does anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Fluffycloudland77 Sat 01-Aug-15 07:37:27

I'd take her with me. If she is being confined to one room anyway for a while it doesn't make much difference.

ShipwreckedAndComatose Sat 01-Aug-15 08:37:09

I think I would take her and it will allow her some quiet time to begin to adjust and explore. You are back by the next day? So it's not like when you went on holiday for an extended time.

PolterGoose Sat 01-Aug-15 12:06:16

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

susurration Sat 01-Aug-15 21:30:53

Take her with you, she'll be upset with the move anyway, but more comforted with all of your stuff around her. The familiar smell of your possessions might help calm her. Its a tough one because she might feel upset at being left either way, you just can't know.

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