Grace, Audace, and Ruse were not happy with me for a while. I had the audacity to take my grandbeans on a trip to visit their great-grandparents and great-uncle, and we were gone for six days. A wonderful young man who lives nearby - named James - made sure that no kitty in this household went hungry or had a dirty litterbox. He even expected to play with them and their twine toys and such.
However ... time after time, when James came to our house, all three kitties were in hiding. My grandbeans' mom came over on Saturday and managed to find Grace and Audace, and they greeted James after that, but Ruse stayed in hiding the entire time.
Once I returned home, they all came out to see what was happening -- all that luggage, you know, with those INTERESTING smells all over the place! They gave me their backs for a while, but by the next morning they had forgiven me. Or maybe they just got hungry, I'm not sure. Anyway, we're pretty much back to normal now ... whatever normal is around here!