There is this vile, alleged concept called a "summer cat" ("sommarkatt" in Swedish). If true, it means that a family with kids buy/get a cat, bring it to the summer cabin, spend the summer with the cat and treat it well, but then they return home without the cat, just leaving it there to starve/die.
To me, this is beyond unthinkable. I refuse to believe that this is actually a "thing" that happens, except possibly in some extreme situation by accident, such as them (somehow) forgetting it, or it ran away and they couldn't find it, or some accident happened that forced them to quickly leave the summer cabin, etc.
I couldn't find this word/phrase in English, so apparently, it's a "Swedish" concept. But the thing is, Swedes love cats as much as Egyptians did back in the day. Why would they not bring the cat home with them? How could anyone think that a tame pet cat can fend for itself without cat food all of a sudden?
Something about this sounds completely made up and bizarre. It cannot possibly be true. Even if you do get "bored" of the cat (which in itself sounds very strange to me), you don't just leave it. At least you give it away to somebody else or arrange for its survival somehow. What kind of kids would just go:
Bye, bye, Kitty! It was a fun few weeks/months, but now we'll never see you again!
And I can only imagine what kind of ride back home it would be if the parents tried to force that. The kids would never stop crying and screaming for the cat to go back with them.