Those of you with pets probably already know that when their owners plan on going away for holidays their pets sense it and start acting a little different.
Some cats refuse to come near their owners and some dogs start whining and acting more clingy. Hemingway gets into my bags and manages to climb into my closest or clothes. He really acts up. And he is even worse if I have to board him at a local vet, he is impossible to get into the cat box.
And so owners leave their pets feeling really guilty.
It's hard enough leaving pets as is, but sometimes the decision may be harder booking them into a vet. And vets are fantastic. The animals get walks, love, food and care. Most vets have great spaces for cats to sun themselves in and walk through. They have places for dogs to run in and allocate walks.
But if your pets are already feeling insecure then taking them to board in a vet makes them even more insecure.
Hemingway gets nasty and he is impossible to go near while I am away. So having him in the comfort of his own kingdom is an easier option for me. He has full reign of the house, his own smells and comforts and it means a much happier and secure cat. And a pet sitter comes to feed him twice a day, so Hemingway loves the attention and food but also loves having his own space.
So hiring a pet sitter means your pet can stay in their own secure environment and receive food, walks, love, attention and care while you are away.