The hardest lesson I have learned from having pets is travel is tricky. I don’t really have a harder lesson because my adult life of having pets I had a strong emotional investment in has been minimal.
When I traveled to BlogHer this summer, my cat was able to have someone at home, but if we did a both of us vacation, there would be my Tom-Tom to consider.
Would I pick a pet friendly hotel? Would I board him? Would I have someone cat sit? How would I work that?
I left my cat at the vet for two nights while he was neutered. When he came back, he wouldn’t camp out in his favorite box anymore…I presume it was because he didn’t like being in a cage. It was sad.
He has been an indoor, doted on baby since he was 3-4 weeks old, and we have always been around him. I worry about how he would handle separation…I’d hate for him to be scared for weeks. If I boarded him somewhere, would he be in a cage? If he wasn’t, would he be around other animals, because he hasn’t done that either.
I end up thinking the best thing I could do is find a friend for him to stay with, but they would have to be vetted, no pun intended.
This month I am participating in BlogHer’s NaBloPoMo challenge and utilizing predrafted prompts to branch out with my writing. Todays’s prompt was: What is the hardest lesson you’ve learned from having pets?