curse my guilt feelings

After being away from Alex for five days a couple of weekends ago, when I was in Tucson, I felt guilty about leaving him alone (even though I had both Jay and Craig come over to check on him/play with him). So I bought moist food, something I haven’t given him since early in our relationship, because he’s been satisfied with dry, which also allows him to free feed throughout the day.
Giving him any at all again was mistake #1. Mistake #2 was in, after a few days of only giving it to him in the evening when I return home from work, giving him half in the morning before work and half after. Now, of course, he expects this routine every day, and doesn’t understand that on weekends, especially when I’ve been up until 4 or 5 am, I don’t want to get up at 7:15 just to open a pouch of cat food.