I used to be a member but when my elderly cat died I let my membership of THS laps. I don’t think a house is a real home without a cat and I now have another fluff generator in residence, He’s youngish probably about three but being a rescue cat it is impossible to be sure. I’ve been staff to a resident cat for most of my life but this one is a bit unusual. Judging by his overall size, the size of his paws and a few other features he is almost certainly part Maine C**n and lovely with it.
I’ve been reading a number of posts on the forum and it is good to see that I’m generally doing things right. In the past I’ve had sitters come who I have been very pleased to meet, from a first time sitting young couple who left the house pristine, probably cleaner than I left it. The only problem was they washed my frying pan, It was recoverable but something I will tell future sitters not to do. I had a lovely couple come and care for Gipsy and I’m pretty sure that Gipsy missed them when they had gone. Only one sitter was probably less than perfect that one, according to a neighbour, spent just about the whole time out of the house, ok providing food for the cat but very little company. I’m sure that was the case judging by the joy with which my return was greeted. I’m not sure how most sitters feel about it but I’d expect to spend at least part of most days with the pet they are caring for. Not necessarily every day, after all the point of this exercise is to provide care and company for the pet and travel and experience opportunities for the sitter.