Hi, I recently (within the last 2 months) adopted a young cat, and named him Peanut. I don't know a lot about his past, other than he was brought in to a shelter as a stray and is approximately 1 year old. He is fairly independent, loves to play on his own and sit on his window perch. He is also very affectionate. I recently figured out that he cries/howls when I leave my apartment. He seems to get upset and agitated every morning when I am ready to leave for work (he recognizes the routine). He also tries to run out of the door with me (but I think he just wants to explore). When I come in the door he somehow is always RIGHT there waiting - I'm not sure if he literally lays by the door and waits? I've seen him do that when my boyfriend leaves my apartment. It breaks my heart to think that he potentially spends the day waiting for me to return... I'm not sure how to stop him from crying every time I leave. It's not so much a concern about noise, but that he is clearly stressed out. I tried reading some other threads, but most were directed towards cats acting out, biting, etc from separation anxiety. Peanut is generally well behaved when left alone. Does anyone have any suggestions? I've "checked off" some of the more obvious ideas (leaving a radio or tv on, giving him window space to look out, providing scratching posts and fun toys). Would he do better with another active cat so he isn't alone during the workday? Thank you for taking the time to read!!!