I am worried about how my old baby is going to do while we are away on a trip for a week. He is 15 years old and very shy. Basically he runs any time someone comes to the house. He just wants his mom and pop. We are going to Hawaii for our 15th wedding anniversary, and our concern for him has us both so worried. Our neighbor is coming in the morning and evening. Another neighbor is coming in the afternoon. He does not have any teeth so we feed him canned food 3 to 4 times a day, since he can not eat dry food anymore. Both neighbors would spend time with him and give him affection, but I am thinking he will hide when they come. We are going to leave clothes on the bed that we have worn so he will have our scent to cuddle to. We have not gone away overnight in 10 years and with the exception of working, we are with him all the time. He is in good health, but I am so worried that the stress of us being gone and "strangers" coming will make him sick. Has anybody else had a concern such as this? How lonely do cats get when their loved ones are away? Help, right now we are thinking we are going to be in Hawaii and miserably worried about our "big boy".