When I had to leave Snickers at home for a few days for the first time, as I packed and readied to leave I knew he was upset with me. Four days later when I returned, he was depressed and angry. My friend who had stopped by the house each day to feed him and play for a few minutes found that he was not eating much at all and didn’t want anything to do with her. It took him several hours before he “welcomed” me home.
Just prior to my next trip away, I heard Penelope Smith’s interview and she made a big point of you telling your animal about your trip, that you would be gone a few days but you would return. So this time, I did just that. Explaining and visualizing, as she suggested, that I would return and all would be well.
What a difference that made! As I packed my suitcase Snickers was right there with me, and when I returned home he met me at the front door and was “dancing” with happiness. After that I used that same communication technique whenever I had to leave and I never came home to a depressed cat again.
I got a kick out of Penelope Smith’s story about her chickens in this first video. My son, daughter-in-law and grandson have a few chickens. They had one black chicken that really became a pet. After his passing, they got another black chicken, now grown, and he has really taken Blackie’s place and like Blackie would rather be around people than the other chickens. You can hold him like a cat and he loves to be petted. In fact, if he had his way, he would spend time in their house.
Here is an interview with Penelope Smith.