Life happens. We can’t predict our car breaking down or emergencies happening. In the event that you are unable to get home, it’s good to have a backup plan for your cats.
Parents know that they must have an emergency plan for their children and we should do the same as responsible cat parents. If your kitties are fed on a scheduled routine, make sure a friend or neighbor has access to them. If your car breaks down, as ours did this day, they won’t have to suffer if you have a backup plan for your cats.
What’s Your Backup Plan For Your Cats?
We get along great with our neighbors and feed their pets while they’re away. We have a spare key to their home and they have one to ours as well. This is convenient for all parties because we both have quick access to each other’s pets in the case of an emergency.
If your neighbors suck, give a friend a spare key or hide one outside. The important thing is making sure someone you trust has access to your cats if you’re unable to come home.
It’s also helpful to make sure your kitties like your emergency backup partner. You want them to feel comfortable when they come over and not get stressed out thinking that they’re an intruder. Show your friend how you feed your cats, where the food is kept and where the litter boxes are. Giving them easy access to your cat’s brush is also helpful. Grooming the cats will help build a closer bond and reduces stress.
So, that’s our advice. Do you have a backup plan for your cats? What type of plans do you have for your kitties in case of an emergency? Comment below and let us know!