I have always had a difficult time leaving my animals with anyone (other than family/relatives) when I went out of town. After a few bad experiences, I just can't bring myself to leave them in another's (non family/relative) care, at all. Obviously, any individual with this "problem" will eventually not be able to attend an out of town family event that they dearly want to attend - not to mention disappoint others..or making them think event "x" isn't "important" enough - when nothing could be farther from the truth.
I am wondering if there are others "out there" w this same "difficulty"? I guess I am wondering b/c I am hoping it isn't terribly uncommon.