How do I apologize to my cat when I accidentally left him in the closet for 5 hours? This is a question asked by a human cat mom. You will feel like apologising because you are a good cat caretaker and you feel bad about your cat being locked in the closet for five hours. You’ll cuddle him gentle and whisper some soothing words in his ear.
A few tasty treats wouldn’t go amiss either but they aren’t essential because your cat won’t hold a grudge. He won’t be that upset or upset at all. He might have been a little concerned about things but will quickly settle in to his old routine the moment he is out.
Perhaps the important point is that your cat won’t feel the same about what happened as you do. You might feel relieved and happy that you have found him.
Your cat will calmly walk out of the closet a bit bemused as to why he was stuck there where he spent some snoozing in a cozy corner.
In my experience domestic cats are very accepting of what happens to them. Let’s think how a child would deal with being locked in the closet for five hours. There would probably be lots of noise, tears and tantrums. A cat will normally meow and wait. If nothing happens they’ll snooze and wait. They have an infinite capacity for patience when required.
It won’t change how he feels about you
Your cat won’t dislike you after being released from the closet. He won’t see you as a stupid person. He’ll accept it without blaming anybody . And your cat won’t blame himself for sneaking into the closet while you were not watching. Domestic cats accept and get on with things without grudge or hard feelings. That’s were they are better than humans some would agree.
Afterwards you’ll probably check more carefully to avoid a repeat occurrence. The big problem is that domestic cats slip into places very silently, quickly and discretely. It is easy to miss it.
What do you think?