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Should they stay or should they come?
Hello there! :^:
I am a graduate student with 2 very sweet 1.5-year-old kitties. Winter break is coming up and I will be going to visit family for 2 weeks. I am considering taking the cats with me this time. In the past when I have gone on trips I have left them at home and a super wonderful cat-sitter has come to care for them once a day. They are familiar with her and like her, but they are pretty shy and I know they are more stressed than usual when I leave them.
The longest I've left them so far has been for 10 days. Since this trip will be a full 2 weeks I was thinking about bringing them with me. However, I am worried that this will cause them more stress than being left alone with the cat sitter for 2 weeks. They would have to put up with 2 8.5-hour car rides and would have to get used to a brand new environment (my in-laws' house). By the time they start getting used to the new place it would nearly be time for us to go back home.
I can't decide! Of course I would love to have them come with me. I miss them a ton when I leave. But, ultimately, I want to do what's best for them! |^| |^|
What would you do?