7 cats and 4 chickens in need of company!
This is our first time using a house sitter and we are looking for an animal lover to come and stay with our 7 cats (it's a long story) and 4 chickens. We both work full time in the NHS to keep them all in the spoilt style that they have become accustomed to.
Our Home & Location
Our 3 bed 3 bathroom bungalow is situated in the quiet village of Wilstead which is just outside Bedford Town. We have a large enclosed garden and are surrounded by beautiful countryside with tons of local walks and bike trails. Bedford has two cinema as well as lots of great independent shops and restaurants as well as the usual high street names. Nearby we have Milton Keynes which is also great for shopping and eating as well as local attractions like Bletchley Park , home of the Enigma code breakers in WW2. Our village has 2 pubs, a post office, a pharmacy and both a Chinese and an Indian takeaway. Local train stations are Bedford (Thameslink) and Arlesey (Great Northern). London is a 40-60 min journey. Directly opposite us is a local equestrian centre if you fancy some horse riding and at the end of our road is Herrings Green Activity Farm & Bird of Prey Centre. We have internet, Sky and Netflix.
Responsibilities & Pets
One of our cats needs insulin jabs twice a day. He's very good and doesn't make a fuss about it. We have regular syringes or an auto injector depending on what you feel comfortable using. Some cats get fed wet food twice a day but mostly they nibble on their crunchies throughout the day. There will be litter trays that will cleaning daily but it's not as horrendous as it sounds, most of them go out to do their business. Most of them love attention and being fussed over. The four chickens need their food and water checking every day or so. They also need letting out of their run in the morning so that they can continue to devastate our garden until they go back in at the end of the day. We usually get 3-4 eggs a day from the girls which will be the best eggs you've ever tasted.