Re: Can cats miss a former owner?
Absolutely...short term and long term.
We saw it most with Onyx. I traveled quite a bit for my job and she would go stay at my parents. They said that she would wander around looking for me for a couple days, then settle in. Or every time a car pulled up run to the window to see if it was me. But that would stop after a couple days.
Onyx spent a lot of time at my parents, not only when I was traveling, but I'd also spend at least 2 weekends a month there and we lived with them for a year. So she was very attached to them. When they moved to Florida and she didn't see them for months at a time, whenever they came to visit they got a very enthusiastic greeting, which she didn't do for anyone else.
Kobi is also very attached to my Dad and runs to him immediately when he comes in the door, yapping away. Whenever anyone else comes in, Kobi runs and hides for a while. So that says he remembers him and is glad to see him.
Holly, Misty & their friend, Jake, the dog.
Onyx, Callie May, Maggie & Kobi forever in my heart.
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