Home Alone: Leaving Your Pets While Away

Thankfully, we've got an awesome neighbor who is going to take care of our two cats while we're away for the holidays. It's just 5 days, but in feline time, that's an eternity to be separated from their human feeding slaves and tummy masseuses.

For shorter vacations, we might seriously look into one of these PetWatch feeders, which will allow us to feed our pets via a cellphone or internet connection and view them from a built-in webcam. But we do prefer someone checking in on them while we're away, despite the appeal of FelineTV broadcasts. How about you out there? What arrangements do you make for your dog, cat, bird, fish, or reptile?