Friday, 19 September 2014

Separation Anxiety: I hate it when my mum leaves me alone

I'm not a scaredy cat. Unlike most cats, I do not fear many things. Anything that appears scary at first I like to investigate. But I hate it when I'm alone. Even when my mum is upstairs I start to meow for her to come down. If she doesn't hear me I pick up my soft toy and carry it upstairs in my mouth to give her as a gift.

With the toy I always gift to my mum

Anyone know why I do this? Mum thinks there could be many reasons why I meow and take my toy to her. For example:

  • I want feeding. 
  • I want attention. 
  • I want to play. 
  • I'm lonely.
  • I want to hunt.
  • I just like to annoy her. 
  • I hate being left alone.
Luckily, she doesn't like to go out much and she rarely leaves me alone for long because she works from home. But I don't like to be left entirely alone in the house for even an hour. For some reason, I start to panic.

When she took me to the pet hotel  a while ago, I got worse because I felt like I'd done something wrong and that she had dumped me and would never come back for me. Ever since that awful time I've been more afraid of being left alone.

Do other kitties feel the same? How do you handle it when your humans go away? If you're an only cat like me I can imagine it gets scary and you feel abandoned, right? 

 Here is what Jackson Galaxy has to say about separation anxiety.

10 comments:

meowmeowmans said...

We understand, Athena. Especially Moosey. He always gets a little mopey and sad when he is alone.

Summer said...

None of us kitties have had separation anxiety - I think you just need your human more than a lot of other kitties do, Athena.

pilch92 said...

I am sure you were scared at the pet hotel. I think kitties like to stay home and have a pet sitter instead. http://15andmeowing.com

Lone Star Cats said...

I meow and take my toy to my momma too, even when she doesn't leave da house.

Lauren Miller said...

Pandora has separation anxiety, too.. It can be frustrating at times!

Marie Symeou said...

Poor Moosey xx

Marie Symeou said...

Yes, as a rescue cat that was dumped in a garden I suppose it's natural for me to fear abandonment. I had a rough time.

Purrs xx
Athena

Marie Symeou said...

It would be a better option but I don't like my mum to be away.

Purrs xx
Athena

Marie Symeou said...

You see, I do that too. Even when she is upstairs on the computer.

Purrs xx
Athena and Marie

Marie Symeou said...

Poor Pandora xx