If your parents ever go away and leave you alone for FOUR whole weeks, you must make them pay by acting really pathetic and getting lots of sympathy.
Since mum and dad got home on Friday, I have been staying very close to mum. Everywhere she goes I follow her. If she sits down, I want to sit on her lap. If she's in the kitchen, I am under her feet. If she's looking in the fridge, I am sitting next to the door looking sad (and hoping to get ham). If mum goes into the bathroom, I try and follow. When she's in bed, I am right there next to her.
So far it's working well. I am getting lots of pats and dad feels really sorry for me so he is being nice and letting me outside then inside then outside then inside and giving me some roast chicken from last night's dinner. They probably won't leave me alone like that again.