Friday, February 25, 2011



I relocated to San Francisco for a design job while Victor and the pets remained in Phoenix. We were apart for about a year prior to them moving with me. This is how we communicated every day. I would lay on the floor, on a 2-inch mattress as I would watch my cats through the computer. Fortunately, computers are cat magnets.

29 comments:

  1. It's both sad and sweet. Gah!! Emotions can't decide what to do!!

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  2. Aww, cute! But a tiny bit sad too because I'm sure they missed you!

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  3. My husband has been traveling for work a lot lately (2 weeks abroad, one in US, 2 abroad, etc). We videochat rather frequently, and he ALWAYS asks to see the cats! It's so funny that we're not the only ones!

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  4. Oh man, I don't think I could be apart from my cats for a year. I'd love to go teach English overseas but my cats hold me back.

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  5. Aww..that is so sad. :( Hope you'll have quality time with your husband and kitties and dog soon!

    http://fashioninsouciance.blogspot.com/

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  6. oh this was a few years ago. we've been together since :)

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  7. Seems that it happened now... =P

    Very cute! I'm brazilian girl, and i love your job. I identify myself and my cats always.

    Sorry for never let a comment. My english is very bad, and I'm a lazy :PpP
    But I really love your cartoons.

    Kisses!

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  8. I feel for you, Yasmine -- I flat out tell people I DO NOT TRAVEL for that very reason. Safe journeys and happy reuniting! ;)

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  9. oh he's here already. this was a few years ago :)

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  10. Ohh that must of been awful! Thank goodness for video chat. I don't think i could go that long either, i can only manage a couple of weeks. I.e a holiday or something. But i would miss my kitty Hewiee TO much. So repect there ^____^.
    It's my kitty's 2nd birthday tomorrow. :3

    Ohhh i would love to see a kitty birthday party comic strip. You should totally do one:D >...<

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  11. I wish my Rumi was that happy to video conference! Every time I grab her to show my Mum (currently overseas), she tries so hard to get away and meows like crazy, pushing my face away with her paws as I try to fit both our heads into screen view - part of the amusement for Mum, tho, so maybe she secretly knos wat she's doing! ^_^

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  12. I'm going through this exact thing right now, but for 6 months. How were your cats with you when you got them back? I'm worried mine will never forgive me.

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  13. oh they were fine. they adjusted easily :)

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  14. Every time I see your amazing posts I think, "aha! we're not the only ones!" :) Here's to shared kitty love!

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  15. This comic is SO adorable. But even seeing them and "talking" to them through the computer... I don't know if I could go without snorgling on their tummies and having a kitty curled on my legs when I sleep. Or having to type around a sleepy, furry sweetie -- like I'm doing now! :D

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  16. I have two cats and I just can't imagine to be apart from them for a year. Now my relationship is falling apart and the fights about cats starts. We both want to keep them! I think we gonna end up in court :/ My bofirend said: okay so let's have one each but how i can choose?! That's sick :(

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  17. That's so sad!, I'm glad you guys are together now =D <333

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  18. being apart a year must have been really hard... thank god for the internet. i don't even know how long-distance relationships could have worked before its invention. :/

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  19. it was :( as much as i think snail mail is romantic, i would've been impatient about waiting for letters to arrive.

    anonymous 10:08: good luck dear. i hope all becomes well. xo

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  20. I love your panels-- they're so cute. It's like they're telling the story of my life! Except without men, since my cat lady-ness drives them away if I fail to. ;)

    But I just wanted to say I struggled really hard to even housesit for other people when I had my one cat (and lived with my parents), but I got so homesick when I went to visit someone for a week last year I couldn't stand it. Mostly because I missed my cat.

    Now I have FIVE cats, and I can't imagine being gone for a week...let alone a year! I got kind of teary-eyed reading this. I would be horribly lonely without my pets. Isn't the internet great, though? Gotta love being able to video chat and see the kitties! I'm glad all of that is behind you now, but it must have been hard.

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  21. That must have been such a difficult time for you!

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  22. Oh, I totally understand this situation! Best luck in that job in San Francisco! ;)

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  23. Cats miss their humans. I remember I was away from home for a week and my mom said that my cat entered my room every day and waited for me there

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  24. Your comics are amazing. I really like them. Funny and sweet:)

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  25. I just came across this comic and have to say i did something similar. On my deployments my husband would bring the cat up to the web cam so I could see her :) Soon as I finally got home she'd be attached to me.

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