...when you go away? I had always assumed that cats, unlike dogs, did not 'pine' for their owners. Recently, Mrs B and I have been away for the weekend twice, both times leaving our cat in the safe hands of our grown up (living at home) kids. Both times, the cat has been sick at least once, literally, after feeding each day we've been away. Both times, upon our return, the cat has been absolutely fine again. The kids have fed the cat the same food in the same quantities and at the same times that we would have had we been there. I have a theory. The cat, because Mrs B and I feed it most of the time, sees us as providors and feels safe in our presence. Thus, it takes its time eating when we are around. Conversely, when we are 'missing', it feels less secure and decides to bolt its food down as fast as possible, with the consequent spectacular upchucking outcome. Any cat owners (or amateur animal psychologists) with opinions?