Take care of 2 lovely cats in medieval city
We are a couple living in a small apartment in Nuremberg - with two darling cats. They are our sweethearts, our babies, our loves. We'd like to invite someone to stay here or sit Sally & Rocky at least twice a day....
We love to travel but don't want to leave our cats alone. Rocky is shy in the beginning but absolutely loves cuddles at any time - you won't sit or sleep alone on the couch or in bed. He needs his (cuddle) attention. Sally likes to be around her humans, is very talkative when she's hungry and doesn't need as much cuddles like Rocky. But she loves people and their presence a lot. Both have their routine we can talk about (naps, type of games, feeding times, watching out of the window...). If you want to come spend some time in Nuremberg, please reach out! + More info
Our Home & Location
Our 65 qm top floor apartment home is in the north of the city, in each case 10 minutes away from downtown and countryside (by bike/public transport to town), perfect for walks through farmland and woods or shopping and sitting in a lovely café in historical downtown. You can even go out for hiking to the near Frankonian Switzerland (by public transport/train). There belongs a small backyard to the apartment building, perfect for hanging out and enjoying the warm weather. We also own a small garden in a allotment-garden area for growing vegetables, fruits and have a outside space for our quality time. The neighbours are nice and calm. High-speed wi-fi is available, there are many different supermarkets around (e.g. organic food, discounter, farm shops), post office, bakeries, butchers, cafés and public transport (tram, busses) - everything within walking distance!
Responsibilities & Pets
Feeding and caring for two cats, incl. cleaning litter boxes. They are fed twice or three times a day with only wet food and get treats during play time (we have skill boards, a running wheel etc.). Both don't expect to be brushed but enjoy it when you try. Rocky enjoys a lot of cuddling, Sally snors when she can sit next to you. Talk to the cats, they follow you curiously or lay lazy on the couch or bed and have a nap. Sally and Rocky live everywhere in the flat, there is no place they aren't allowed to go. Both are good about telling you what they want - just follow them.
The cats like to play some times a day, but they are no kittens anymore who need attention all day. Makes it easy on the one hand, because it's usually fine to play one or two times for 20-30 minutes in the evening and maybe once in the morning.
But it makes it hard on the other hand too, because playing has to be interesting. Waking the hunting instinct is the key for everybody to stay active. We can give you tips, but you are free to figure out some new games too – if you share them with us ;)....
Pet sitters should be aware that a cat is still a cat. So in the morning, and that's not what we necessarily call morning, they will probably ask for food or literally walk all over you to say hello. You can ignore that for a while but they will ask from time to time. Keep the door closed is not an option, because they keep scratching the door and make noise. Rocky usually sleeps in the bed with us after he made himself comfortable with kneading the blanked for some minutes.
Maintain the house and keep it clean and tidy (especially the loose cat litter). Checking for mail, and generally just looking out for our non-smoking home. Relax, be comfortable and enjoy yourself in our apartment. + More info
November 2018 | Janice