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Will My Cat Forget Me After 2 Weeks? (+ Miss me?)

If you are planning a trip abroad, or vacation, you may be worried that your cat will forget you after just 2 weeks. But, is this likely to happen?

Will my cat forget me after 2 weeks?

No, your cat will not forget you after 2 weeks. Many cat owners go on 2-3 weeks’ holidays without any problem. Their memory is also greatly improved with positive memories, such as playing with them or feeding.

Now that you know that your cat will not forget you that easily. Keep reading to learn if your cat will miss you, if cats get attached to their owners, and so much more.

Do cats miss their owners when they are away?

Now that you know your cat is unlikely to forget you after you are away (Click here to learn how to feed your cat wet food while you are away) for two weeks you may be wondering if she will miss you at least.

Yes, your cat will miss you when you are away. But, it’s not the same as other pets, for example, a dog. Dogs show obvious signs, such as barking and winning. whereas cats, on the other hand, will be quite subtle, such as waiting by the door.

If your cat is waiting by the door for you, it’s a clear sign she misses you (what about your ex? click here). So, you now know that your cat does miss you as well. Keep reading to learn if she gets sad when you leave.

Do cats get sad when you leave?

If you are leaving on a trip you being worried that your cat will forget about you maybe only one concern. The bigger worry is, will they get sad in your absence?

Yes, cats can get lonely when you leave. In some cases, they may even get anxious. some people believe that cats are not sociable but this is not true they are and often crave the attention of their beloved owner to keep them happy.

Now that you know cats will get sad. Keep reading to understand if cats recognize their owner’s faces.

Do cats recognize their owners’ faces?

A white cat hiding away and looking scared.

A white cat hiding away and looking scared.

If you have a cat and often wondered how it recognizes you. You may be thinking they are like us and use face recognition to work out that it’s you. But, is this true?

A cat does not recognize its owner by their face. Instead, they use their scent. They also feel their owner by rubbing against them. Also, recent research from Tokyo University indicates that cats can also recognize their owner’s voices as well.

So, now that you know that cats can use their sense of smell, as well as detecting their owner’s voice, keep reading to see if cats know if you love them or not.

Do cats know you love them?

If you have put a lot of time and effort into loving your cat you may be wondering if your cat even knows this.

Cat do know that you love them. We know this because of the love that is returned from them. Little things like them jumping into your lap, snuggling up to you, rubbing against you, etc. Some people believe that cats only show love when they’re being fed. but this is untrue.

So, you have learned that cats can feel and recognize your love (Click here to see if this is why she hangs around your feet). Keep reading to see if it’s cruel to keep a cat indoors.

Is it cruel to keep a cat indoors?

Cat looking out the window.

Cat looking out the window.

If you have a cat and you feel guilty about keeping him indoors you may have wondered if it is cruel to do this.

Some say yes it is cruel. However, others say no it’s not. According to this site, letting your cat out is dangerous, especially when they’re unaccompanied.

This is because they can get stolen, used by bad people for dogfight training, and in some cases, they can get attacked by angry neighbors or juvenile delinquents that do not appreciate them.

Now that you understand the dangers that can affect your cat if she is outside. Keep reading to understand if cats choose their favorite person.

How do cats choose their favorite person?

If you have a cat in a busy family home with multiple people, you may be wondering how it decides on who is its favorite person.

A cat chooses its favorite person based on a few different criteria, the amount of quality time you spend with it, including playing with her. Also, the person that feeds her will play a big factor. Lastly, in some cases, it could simply be the person who has the strongest scent.

Now that you know how cats elect their favorite person, and you have noticed your cat snuggling up to you at nights, keep reading to understand why.

Why do cats sleep next to you?

If your cat constantly comes in at night and bugs you. You may be wondering why,  especially if you have provided an adequate sleeping arrangement for it, such as a good cat bed (Click here to see why I have rated this cat bed).

The reason why your cat sleeps next to you is that during the night it is vulnerable. It prefers to be next to you to offer a form of protection. Also, you offer some extra warmth and comfort in the night. This level of trust is usually only offered to their favorite person.

So, you have learned that cats sleep next to you because they feel comfortable around you, as well as seek security, warmth, and comfort. Keep reading to learn if cats know their name.

Do cats know their name?

If you have spent time naming your cat. And, you often call your cat to get her attention you may be wondering if she does know her name.

Yes, it is believed that cats know their name. According to this site, research published by the Nature Journal concluded that domestic cats do recognize their names. This was based on a study of 78 cats and how they responded to their name being called.

So, now you know that cats know their name. Keep Reading to understand if cats get attached to their owners.

Do cats get attached to their owners?

If you have a cat and she is the center of your attention you may be wondering if cats get attached to their owners.

Yes, it is believed that cats do get attached to their owners. According to this site, research published by Current Biology journal stated that cats form attachments to their owners. It is often compared to similarities in dogs and even babies.

So, you have learned that cats do get attached to their owners. But, what happens if you show them affection, like kissing? Keep reading to find out.

What do cats think when we kiss them?

If your a real cat lover and offer your cat kisses from time to time, you may be wondering what goes through your cat’s mind when you do this, does she even understand what’s happening?

Most cats do understand a loving kiss and will usually think about returning your show of affection. This is clear when you see a physical sign such as your cat purring or rubbing against you. If you do not see these signs here is a chance ts not reciprocated.

How long is a cat’s memory?

A cat’s memory is known to be as long as 10 years. The younger the cat, the higher chance that it will retain its memory. As a cat ages its memory retention deteriorates, like us humans.

Also, old age can also introduce more serious memory issues, such as Feline Cognitive Disorder (FCD). Which can make it even harder to retain its memory, but also introduce confusion.
Will cats forget their previous owners?
A cat will remember previous owners, especially when they had a lasting bond, such as you fed them daily. However, they can also remember painful experiences from its past as well, such as an abusive home.

This is why a cat may act anxious in certain conditions. Because of a bad experience it had in the years before you had it.

Do cats get Alzheimers or dementia as they age?

As cats age, they have a high chance of showing signs of Feline Cognitive Disorder (FCD). Which is a condition similar to Alzheimers or dementia, for cats. Approximately 80% of cats aged from 16-20 years are likely to show at least some signs of it.

Much like us humans, age will tend to affect a cat’s memory as their body deteriorates. If you are lucky the symptoms may be so minor that you may not even notice it.

Do cats remember bad treatment from old owners?

Cats will remember bad treatment from previous owners. In fact, you may see some signs of behavioural problems as a reaction to this. This is common in rescue cats that were abused by their previous owners.

Depending on the cat, there may be some adverse reactions to random objects in your home. For example, it may hate the sound of a food blender, or vacuum cleaner, etc.

How long does it take for a cat to bond with its owner?

The bonding process, with a new cat, can take anything from 1-6 months. If you want to reduce the time it helps to keep your cat well fed, active and spend quality time.

There tends to be a trend for cats to be drawn more to their feeder. So, this is a good idea to be the person in your home, if you really want to bond quickly with it.

Lindsey Browlingdon