- Jan 31, 2011
Hello everyone! I currently live alone and have one sphynx, Ruca. He is the sweetest kitty! I feel bad that I'm gone a lot because I work two jobs as an RN. He is used to being home alone, but every time I come home he is SO excited to see me and won't leave my side. I'm considered getting another sphynx so he could have a buddy, but I've had him for 3 1/2 years now so I feel like he would get jealous. But this is the bigger issue at the moment: My boyfriend and I are going to Europe for 2 weeks in June. I am so worried about Ruca that it is making me sick! I don't know if I should leave him home and just have friends and family check on him or if I should board him somewhere. I had to leave him at the vet all day once and when I picked him up he was so nervous and had diarrhea for a week. I feel like it would be less stressful for him to stay at home but I won't be able to find someone to check on him every single day. I've left him at home for a weekend before when I had to leave town and he did just fine. I'm just so worried that he will get depressed since there won't be anyone here to spend a lot of time with him for 2 weeks. I'm also worried that when I get back he will act different toward me. I've never been to Europe so I'm really excited, but Ruca is very special and important to me so it almost makes me not want to go. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks!