I'm unable to leave my babies for 5 hours, lol, let alone 5 days. I've got some weekend-long conventions in the future though, August and October, so I'm dreading that. Thankfully, my sister will stay home with them the entire time. It's still not the same as I'll miss them so much, and my little guy will miss me. He always does when I go out for even a little while.
That is very sweet that she missed you! You will have a very cuddly cat for a while. Velvet gets mad and ignores us when we are gone overnight or a weekend. But she is very affectionate and wouldn't let us out of her sight when we are gone for a week. I think she is afraid we aren't coming back when we are gone for too long. We have people coming in feeding, water and doing litter box duties, but it isn't the same for her. She is a definate two person cat!
Like MrPurryMotors said, I have a difficult time leaving my cats for 5 hours, not to mention 5 days :? . The last time I was away from them all day, was back in July when I went to Kansas City to purchase a communications reciever. I remember when walking through the front door, Tiger, my lynx-point Siamese, had a strange look on her face, as though she was worried about me. Even today when ever I get ready to volunteer at our local animal shelter, there are about 7 of my furkids who always know when I am leaving them (at least for 2 hours). That they come around me and begin to meow, both types, my 4 Siamese-mix and some of my other DSH cats.
When i went away for four days, i really missed my cat. When i got home she wasnt all pleased to see me!! :shock: I was expecting her to be really happy. She just sat in her usual spot. When i went and stroked her she didnt purr or anything, she just had a grumpy look on her face as if to say "where have you been!" But she was fine the next day. Even though it was only for four days, she must have been a little angry at me and thought i had gone.
We got our cats in winter so we didn't go on any trips. We usually like to go for small trips in summer.
My parents in law live around 80-100km from us. When we go there, we take the cats with us and stay overnight (during the weekend). I want them to get used to their place so we can leave them their in case we wanna travel in summer. So far, they loved it there, especially the stairs!!! (they live in a house). They would run up and down like crazy!!! We live in an apartment with no stairs. Hopefully one day we will buy a house so the cats have more space and fun!