MathCat Posted October 9, 2016 Share Posted October 9, 2016 I am hoping to move into an apartment with no roommates and if I do so, I'd like to get a cat. However, there are two serious practical issues. I'm wondering what others with pets do. It makes travelling difficult. Currently, I visit my family about 3-4 times per year, for at least a week each time, and more like two weeks at Christmas. While I could potentially ask friends to feed the cat and scoop the litter box for a few days, I feel like the amount of travel I do would be asking a lot. At Christmas, everyone is away visiting their families as well. I would not be able to take the cat with me on my trips - it's international travel and my family already has their own cats. As I progress in my program, I also will be attending conferences more often. I suspect that will balance out with family trips (i.e. I will visit less as I travel more for conferences), but can't know for sure yet. Maybe my trips would reduce a bit, but I would definitely still be going home at Christmas each year. I don't know where I will be at the end of my program. I don't know how feasible it would be to bring the cat with me, or how much of a restriction it would place on housing options. Giving up the cat due to inconvenience isn't acceptable to me, as my family had several rescue cats and I know how being abandoned affected them. I know nobody can give a solution to this given the unknowns, but perhaps you can offer perspective on how difficult finding housing a cat is where you live. Thanks. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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