I've been thinking about getting a cat (or perhaps two mini-cats) for a few days now, but the trouble is, in a single year I might be away from home for around 20-30 days total, sometimes more. If I'm away for no more than 2-3 days a time, how difficult would this be for the cat? I would easily be able to get people to feed it/them, but I'm just a bit concerned that the animal would get a bit confused, and upset? I've always had cats when I lived at my parents, but there was always someone around to feed them. I would install a cat flap on the back door, and they would be allowed to roam the neighbourhood (I don't like people who don't let their cats out). They would do all their pooing outside, and not in a kitty litter tray (well, after a few weeks of training). What do you reckon?