I am going out of town soon. What assurances can I give my little furry child that I am not abandoning him/her to the cruel world? Or to my mom?
My mom used to leave me a lot. She always made sure there was someone to feed me, snuggle me, and change my litter. If you're especially worried, sleep in the same t-shirt for several nights before you leave, and put it in a spot your kitty likes. That way, they'll have something that smells like you to shred the everloving crap out of.
Enjoy your vacation!