For those of you who follow us on our Facebook and YouTube, this video will be a repeat for you. I was in Albuquerque, NM last week – and when I came home Tuesday night both Charlie and Trigg were uber affectionate. Trigg is usually like this when he is hungry too – but I never seem to get it on film. Lucky me, this time he was willing to continue his affection while I did a selfie video.
I mentioned, also on Facebook, that when I get home from a trip – I unzip all of my bags and take out all of my laundry – and separate it into piles for laundry (darks and lights, etc). I then leave it there for the cats to smell. As long as it is safe for them to smell (not a chemical of some sort), then I let them smell it as long as they need to – that way they are familiar with that smell if they encounter it again in the house. Cats are very territorial – so I don’t want to do anything to upset them…especially because Rags was known to pee outside the litter box! 8 years in with Charlie and Trigg and they have never peed outside of the litterbox (knock wood). Although I naturally do this anyway, Amanda B. (a reader) also suggested that you immediately shower and change out of your travel clothes. She mentioned that you have hotel shampoos, soaps, etc. on you that your cats aren’t familiar with – so by showering and using your normal scents, they accept you back home a little more quickly.
How do your kitties respond to you after you have been gone on a trip?