URGENTLY REQUIRED Cat Lover with patience required for rescued timid cat, and newly found stray
A CHANGE OF SITUATION
Sadly, we said Goodbye to our lovely old boy, Max. in September, and we are still utterly devastated and have a huge Maxi shaped hole in our lives. His reluctant friend, Athena, is also a little lost without him.
We do still have our holiday booked for October, and will still need a Housesitter for our beautiful Athena, and strangely a newly found male cat (we've called Smudge).
This is quite urgent now.
Please, forgive the fact that there is still pictures of Maxi - there are no dogs in this sit, I just can't delete his pictures just yet....
Thank you. x
Our lovely home is in rural South West France. Luckily we have the best of both worlds, being situated in the countryside with total privacy, plenty of land, and space around us, whilst only being 15 minutes from the beautiful village of Eymet, 40 minutes from the stunning town of Bergerac and 1.20 hrs from the gorgeous city of Bordeaux.
Our house is a renovated 200 year old (at least) French Farmhouse, which benefits from underfloor central heating and has wood burners in both downstairs reception rooms.
The house comprises of 4 bedrooms, and 3 bathrooms, an outside swimming pool and an outside eating area. The house is set in the middle of its own 5 acres, allowing our animals uninterrupted fun!
The house has English only satellite TV and high speed Wifi throughout.
Sometimes we need to go back to the UK for family matters, or head off on a family holiday somewhere, as we do love to travel!
Our cat, Athena, although no longer new addition to our family needs is still wobbly from past history, and I couldn't bare the thought of leaving her in a strange environment!
To add to this, we have found, or rather he has found us, a male cat, who we have named Smudge. He comes in and eats us out of house and home. Occasionally he sleeps in the house. And very occasionally, if you time it right, you can stroke him. Just once. And very quickly. Most of the time he backs away, sometimes he makes a playful swipe, and sometimes he means it!
Hence, the need for someone who is a cat lover, and has patience. + More info
Our Home & Location
4 bedroomed 3 bathroomed french farmhouse cottage complete with outdoor swimming pool, and 5 acres of land that the dog loves to walk around. And the cat loves to hunt in! We are very remote, with no public transport so a car is a necessity. Nearest supermarket 10 minutes car drive.. If you want some peace and quiet and love animals - this is ideal !
Responsibilities & Pets
Athena is a rescue and has a lot of love lavished on her!
Smudge is a stray who is still unsure about humans....
So the only responsibility that would be required would simply be looking after Athena and smudge.
Feeding, brushing, and cuddling.
Oh and watering the plants.
Athena our cat, is a very independent lady who worships my children, and vice versa.
We have a new (partial) edition to the family - A stray young male tray cat has been sneaking in through the cat flap and eating anything he can find for some time now... Well he now has his own bowls, (just inside the cat flap) and comes in each morning and evening for his meals, we still can't get too close as he is very very scared of humans, but gradually is beginning to understand that we (at least) are not going to hurt him. He will need the same gentle care from our housesitters. + More info