I wonder if I am the only person on the planet that worries about their fur babies while they are gone. I need to keep in constant contact with home. For instance, 2 years ago our black lab escaped. Someone found her and turned her into the Humane Society. She had been up to date with her shots but they administered them anyway. She had a skin condition that we had spent over $1000 battling to no avail. The humane Society would not release her to my baby sitter unless there was proof that she was under a vets care. I had to fill in the blanks and she got home safe the next day to the tune of $85.
I have seen many people on cruise forums stating, why do you need your phone or the internet? You are on vacation. I have no real children so my fur babies are everything to me. I cry whenever we leave them. 
Am I alone here?