So exactly what I wrote about to be a red flag for me in my previous post, has just happened:
A few hours ago I put in new dates for my listing which has then gone online and in my introduction I ask for sitters from overseas please not to apply due to still possibly changing travel rules. I clearly say, ok not at the very top, that we only accept someone local or from Europe.
Not only was the application a very short one with no mention at all of our cats, but also she cannot have read more than the first sentence of the listing.
I promptly wrote back that I am very sorry to decline as I only want to accept local sitters (as I said clearly in my listing!) but that I hope in the future to be able to also invite someone from abroad and maybe next time…blabla.
The answer that came said she and her husband were fully vaccinated. Again, no mention at all of the reason why I declined right away. Some people simply don’t read!
I don’t need overwhelming compliments on my cats or home, don’t get me wrong, but when I say in my pet’s introduction that my tom is not the healthiest of cats and needs some extra attention and medication, I expect the applicant to reassure me she thinks she can handle him.
What do you think? I confess I am a little annoyed about her.