Occasionally, I will leave my cat at home if I have an overnight visit to do. This usually entails him being alone for about 24 hours or less. When I leave for these overnight trips, I make sure he has two days worth of food; that there are no breakables out for him to destroy while he is shadow/light/bug chasing; and that he has a full water container (he has a self-dispensing water container). However, on Monday I took a extended day trip to San Juan Bautista and Monterey Bay. This meant I was gone from 7:30am on Mon until 9:30pm tonight (Tues) when I came home. This is the first time in a year that Shmengie & I have been apart for over 36 hrs. HE WAS PISSEDCITED WHEN I GOT HOME. Meaning: he was so angry I was gone, yet overjoyed that I was home, that he has been behaving erratically (but totally adorably) since I got home. Biting me; running around the house at breakneck speed; sitting in my lap for no good reason; wanting to climb up inside my shirt and curl up there like he used to do when he was a kitten; staring at me and yelling at me without moving whatsoever; looking out from behind a wall to make sure I was still there; rubbing his face meticulously inside my shoes that I took off when I got home…he’s so awesome and adorable and weird and funny. I’m glad he’s my cat friend.