My husband and I love to travel, but usually it's only a night or two and we just give our two kitties extra food and water. They are a little mad when we come home, but they manage. We are going on a 4 night trip in a few weeks and I have a friend of mine stopping by one night to check on them. We are also trying to plan an eight day trip at the end of the year and I am already freaking out about leaving them all alone for both trips. I hate leaving them and it causes me to enjoy the trip less because I feel so guilty. My kitties usually sleep with me and hang out with me most of the night when I get home from work. How do you deal with feeling bad about leaving them for so long and how do you handle their care? We live about 4 hours from any family and that is too much to ask our friends to do.