I think I mentioned this in a thread a few months ago, but this summer my boyfriend and I are moving in with my grandparents in Vancouver so we can go to school, and his parents are going to take care of the cats for an indefinite amount of time.
And now I'm really worried that Jasmine will be abandoned and unloved... I say this because when we first adopted them as kittens, Ariel was super loving and trusting right off the bat, but it took a good year for Jazzer to really warm up to us and come and ask for pets and stuff. And now I'm worried that she'll become distrustful of everyone when she goes to live with the inlaws. I know I'm probably overreacting, but I don't want her to think that all people are out to abandon her... I want her to become settled in her new home. I think Ariel will be fine... she doesn't really strike me as being an emotionally deep cat
so long as she has her daily amount of treats and pets she's happy. But I feel so depressed when I think of Jasmine and what she'll think of us leaving her there.
My boyfriend suggested bringing them over for "playdates" (his parents have a really great chow and a very old cat) ... I know that's generally not a good idea, but do you think it would make the transition better? If we brought them for an afternoon, then for an overnight, then for a week, until eventually we just left them there?
Or would it be better to bring the cats over two weeks before my bf and I leave, so we could visit them at his parents?
Or would it be better just to bring them there and leave them cold turkey?
I'm not worried about the cats getting along with the dog... he's always trying to make friends with the other cat and bringing her his toys (I think he used to live with cats) so they'll be fine, but the other cat (who is 16) is used to being the princess of the house and I'm worried about how she'll get along with my cats. Ugh. I wish I could take them with me, this is so depressing, but I can't. My poor babies!