Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Lansing, Michigan
Hi everyone! It's my first time owning a kitten in over 7 years, and my first time owning a kitten while not still being under my parents roof. The kitten in question is almost 13 weeks old, and is very independent, but still has moments during the day where she wants to be nearby.
However, I am going out of town next weekend for my birthday (don't worry, I will be socially distancing to the max, I'm going backpacking), Thursday through Sunday. My SO will be going with me, and because we are new to town, I know absolutely no one to come and check in on her. I tried Rover, my go-to app for finding a dog-sitter, and there is no one close enough that is currently doing home-visits. When I was a kid, my Dad would leave our cat alone when we went on weeklong vacations, and he was always fine, but I don't remember leaving him alone when he was a kitten (but this was over 10 years ago!).
The question is, would our kitten be okay to be home alone for 4 days? Or should I try finding a pet sitter through NextDoor, or possibly even asking my neighbors? The neighbors directly next to us have cats, and the neighbors one house over has a daughter (highschool age?) that I could also ask. I'm just new to this, so I don't really know the etiquette for asking a neighbor!
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