Oliver was worried

@ElicBxn (60894)
United States
November 27, 2009 3:34am CST
Wednesday night before Thanksgiving, I took the roomie out to her folks. This was to either save me from driving her out in the morning or her dad coming to get her in the morning, but it did mean that she wasn't home. I went to bed a little after 10, with my normal number of cats - like 7 of them, that's Scamp, Ping, Frankie, Taj and a few that I don't know who they are because they are down at the foot of the bed. Well, when I woke up to roll over later, Oliver came running into the room, making his "worried" sounds. He lay down with me, groomed me a bit before I went back to sleep. Thursday night, when we got home from the roomie's folks - she has to work on Friday - Oliver was ALL over her. When we went to bed, he had been making worried noises and he was "following" her hands so she was having trouble putting on her cpap mask and getting her talking book machine one with all his help. So, if he's this upset about 1 night, how is he going to be when she goes out to her folks place after surgery? He was an absolute pest last Feb after her little hospital visit, both for me at home until she came home and then to her when she got home. And she's going to be gone a couple of weeks at least... She says that he hunted for me when I was out of town in 07, and he did make a total pest of himself when I got home. I kind of think she'd better stay out there until she's ready to deal with a 12 lb worried cat who thinks "on top of" is a good place - tho he really was good after my surgery last year.... Do you have a pet that worries when you are gone? One who will mug ya when you get home? Oliver thinks we are his mom since we got him at 7 days old - you ever bottle feed a kitten or puppy?
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
27 Nov 09
a long time ago did bottle feed puppies. and my Fang used to worry when I was gone but I would talk to him on the phone so he didnt miss me to much
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
aww, I bet they were cute - I used to talk to one of my cats who would sniff the receiver, but pretty much ignore the phone
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@Lakota12 (42681)
• United States
28 Nov 09
yup they were. Fang always had tio hear my voice when I was off where I couldnt take him!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Nov 09
[b]Well, as you know, I only get mugged by Minnie when she wants treats, or on the rare occasion she really is feeling lonely. Otherwise, she's pretty self-contained! I envy you. I wish I had a kitty who would miss me that much. Haven't had one since Hobo & Briar! Maggiepie STALKERS WILL BE EATEN ^..^
@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
She really likes you - at least she wants to be pet, unlike some of ours. but hey, I got to pet STAR this morning!
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@Maggiepie (7821)
• United States
27 Nov 09
[b]Way kewl! Maggiepie STALKERS WILL BE EATEN ^..^
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 09
Gissi is mad at me when I go away and he does not eat for a while when I get back home he is very mad at me and will not come to me for an hour, he will just sit and look at me lol but then he will not let me out of his Site for Days lol
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
I rather expected to hear that Gissi did something to punish you, he's a man of strong opinions!
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@gabs8513 (48715)
• United Kingdom
27 Nov 09
Lol he does he ignores me no matter what I say to him lol
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Nov 09
AWWWWWWWW, that is so sweet that he concerns himself w/y'all when u are not there. I get tickled at my dog when she can't find me, she flys down the hall like a wild man. She is afraid i'm going to bed w/out her. lol.Y'all have a good weekend.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Ping will follow me to bed, Scamp is already there waiting for me - warming it up... Last night Scamp and Gabby were warming it for me!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36488)
• United States
27 Nov 09
U & those cats, lol.
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@BarBaraPrz (21380)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
27 Nov 09
He likes ya... he really, really likes ya!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
we are mommy - his favorite thing is to have both of us together so he can walk from one of us to the other - he can be quite the pest - but he's cute!
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@AmbiePam (50450)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Poor little Oliver...but poor roomie! That's got to be so hard for both of them. I'd want to comfort the cat too, but 12 pounds sitting all over me when I've had surgery? Nope, that wouldn't work, would it. On the fourth of July this year my family all met up at a resort (get 100 family members to chip in and one can afford to do that) and stayed several days as a sort of reunion. I left my dog with a couple in my church who also had a dog that got along well with Sherlock. When I came to get him after the reunion he was all over me. I realized he didn't think we were going to come back! I felt so bad. He wouldn't leave my side, and he was all over my mom, and just about tripped my dad at his house trying to stay close. I wish there was a way to soothe them that they would understand.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
He was really good with me, seemed to know I wasn't feeling good and was incredibly gentle - for Oliver. Better than Scamp who had to stomp all over me!
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@paula27661 (15899)
• Australia
27 Nov 09
My female cat is a very vocal feline and she always meows a little hello for me when she sees me and if I’ve been out for a long time she has her little ‘worried’ meow. I’ve had my male cat Friday for 13 years since he was six weeks old and I’m sure he sees me as his mum; he is very sick at the moment and almost at the end of his life but he’ll always be my baby and I will miss him terribly when he goes which will be soon by the look of him. I love cats and I’ve had a lot of them around for most of my life. When my family and I lived in Italy, my dad owned a workshop with a courtyard that was inhabited by many families of cats and many times we would find new born kittens that had for some reason been rejected by the mother; we would bottle feed them and care for them until we knew they were okay to survive on their own. We saved many cats and lost some and it was hard work to feed them every couple of hours; some were so small their eyes were still closed. I had names for every single cat in my father’s courtyard; there would have been about fifty and I loved them all.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
27 Nov 09
Yeah, Oliver didn't have his eyes open yet when we got him. He was a lot of work, but not as bad as the 4 kittens 2 years ago, first, there was only one Oliver and no 4 of him!
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@cerebellum (3871)
• United States
28 Nov 09
The only time my cats seemed to care if I was gone was if I went on vacation. I always had someone feed them and stay with them for awhile so they wouldn't get lonely. Once I went on vacation and put my one cat in the vet's kennel. He had been sick so I thought that was the best place for him in case he got sick again. The vet told me to leave a T-shirt I had worn or something that smelled of me so he wouldn't miss me. He peed on it, so I guess he wasn't to happy with me. When I would come home they were mad at me and wouldn't come near me for a day or so. After I had surgery, another cat would not stay off my stomach. She loved attention and I guess she thought me screaming was attention.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I lay on my side and shoved the cats who wanted on me off before they nailed the spots they went in for my gall bladder. But Booboo, our biggest and heaviest, still managed to nail me about 10 times right on the sorest one - still is the most red one left - probably because of Boo's "help."
• United States
28 Nov 09
My surgery was having my gall bladder removed also. Luckily the cat that kept getting on my stomach didn't weigh very much. It wasn't her weight so much as the force of her jumping and landing on me. It probably would have been worse if she was heavy. She must have jumped on my stomach 10 or 15 times. It sounds like you just had the surgery, I hope everything turns out okay.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I had my surgery end of August of 08. Considering I've only had 3 surgeries and that's the latest one, it is still pretty fresh in my mind. The joke of the year was "Don't go the the hospital with a headache, they'll yank your gall bladder."
• United States
29 Nov 09
god,yes. my male black cat is a big baby.he cries pitifully if i go outside even for a moment-you can hear him.follows me around all day too. bottle feed-only once.my first cat,a silver tabby was 3 wks old when we got him-the shelter released him before the usual 4 wks to us because they were overfull. so,he had to be hand fed for awhile,though it didn't take him long before he decided he wanted to try dry food.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Oliver is not a breed that is normally vocal, but he was raised by Rygel who, despite his looks, sounds and acts very Siamese who is very vocal and Oliver learned from him we think. Of course, every time he cried out we'd pick him up or something and kind of reinforced the vocal behavior.
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• United States
30 Nov 09
my blue was very vocal.he always had something to say. i think sometimes they're outbred with siamese,so that could explain it. his favorite thing was to meow if it were raining. yes,cat..we know LOL
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@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
I had a female dog, she wasn't a puppy when I got her, but when I used to go out, I would find her near the door, waiting for me.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
29 Nov 09
a lot of dogs have separation issues but you don't hear about it with cats as much - but it does happen
@dorcam (323)
• Malta
29 Nov 09
Yes, I did, my grandma's cat used to do it too
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@bellis716 (4806)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Our cat is very affectionate with both of us, but I have not noticed him acting any different when we come home from a trip. When we are gone, our next door neighbor comes over to take care of him He's always glad to see her. I think she spoils him.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
that's always annoying, I had a sitter once and she TRIED to spoil the cats, but The Doctor wanted NOTHING to do with her. He wanted his "mommy."
@blackbriar (9080)
• United States
28 Nov 09
awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...Oliver just worried about his mamas, Elic. Domingo is getting bad about worrying about us, I believe. No clue what he does while we are gone but when we get home, he's all whining, barking, kissing and wants us on his level so he can burrow himself into us while shaking his butt.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Oliver isn't the only one who gets upset - I really do dread what going to happen when the roomie is gone for her post-surgery recovery at her folks
@Hatley (164450)
• Garden Grove, California
28 Nov 09
hi elicbxn oh yes long time back I had a grey female cat who woke me each morning by sitting on my chest and patting mylips with her soft paw. she never scratched me,that is how soft she was then when I opened my eyes she would just stare at me and meow until I got up then wham she was in the kitchen beneath the can opener and now youwling loudly.feed me. when I was ill she was ontop of me constantly and never much left me until I felt well again. I felt so bad when we sold our house and moved into an apartment as I had to give her to a good family who did love her,I missed her dreadfully.
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
I've always made it a point to find a place to live that I could have my cats, but I suppose that $$ can make that hard sometimes
@Opal26 (17690)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Hey Elic~ I think that is very sad! Poor Oliver! My cat Star is very lovey to me! He can't stand when I go to take a shower because he can't "see" me! He cries by the bathroom door or pushes it open to make sure I didn't escape from behind the curtain! I think that there are just some animals that are super sensitive towards "their humans" as is Oliver and Star! I feel badly for Oliver since there is no way to explain where your roomie is and why. He will be very depressed and there isn't going to be anyway to console him. When I was away this summer my cats were very upset and when I came home they seemed scared everytime I left the house again. It's too bad we can't explain to them that we will be coming home!
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@ElicBxn (60894)
• United States
28 Nov 09
Yeah, he was going between the rooms last night - it was so sweet I got to pet our Star last night, she's one of our feral cats, and in her case, Star is short for Shooting Star because she was once referred to as a Siamese colored meteorite...
@Aurone (4758)
• United States
29 Nov 09
Both of my babies worry when I am gone. I usually take a couple of trips a year to visit the family out of state. Every time when I get home there is much talking by Carlye and much sitting by Ashley.
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