A person or couple to look after our cats when we're away
Myself and my husband Nigel are not away often but, when we are, need a house sitter(s), preferably to stay and look after our two cats. They are highly strung, quite nervous cats and Sophie can be a little temperamental. Bobby (male cat) is more easy going but needs special love and care as he was badly attacked earlier this year by a dog (we presumed) and had to have his leg amputated so it has been very traumatic for us all. We haven't been away much this year but may do next year.
Our Home & Location
Our terraced home is relatively small as we are a married couple with no children. We have a small garden. However, we are fairly close to Epping forest and Epping itself as well as Harlow town so there is plenty of shopping facilities. We are near woodland which is nice to explore, also a nature reserve. There is a fair amount of countryside and walks for somewhere quite close to London (less than an hour by rail or tube).
Responsibilities & Pets
It would be preferred if housesitters could stay at our house. The cats are fed four times a day (morning, lunch, tea and just before bed around 11 pm) and enjoy their food so we would rather they are fed well rather than not enough, especially as they can be fussy. Sophie likes fresh chicken which we keep in the fridge and also lactofree milk mixed with water in the morning. They need to be watched when they're in the garden, especially Bobby, and kept an eye on if they go outside onto the road. We need the house to be kept clean and tidy, with the area around litter trays swept regularly as Sophie tends to make a bit of a mess!