5 loving indoor felines looking for a cat sitter
My husband and I live in a lovely 2 bed terraced house in the village of Helperby in the heart of James Herriott country (YO61 postcode). We are kept company by our 5 very loving felines who are in fact, registered at James Herriot's former veterinary practice - Skeldale Vets (as seen in The Yorkshire Vet).
Our Home & Location
Helperby is a quiet, peaceful village in North Yorkshire just 10 minutes drive from the A1. The neighbours are friendly, quiet and considerate. There are 2 cosy, welcoming pubs in the village, along with a local store and a butchers. A bakery van visits on Saturday mornings and parks up on the main street selling fresh baked goods. We are close to the market town of Thirsk and a short drive from the picturesque city of York.
A car is essential as the bus service here is very infrequent and taxis are reluctant to come out to us....
The terraced house has 2 double bedrooms (one double bed, one single bed), a house bathroom (bath with shower over & glass screen), good sized kitchen diner, living room with open fire. It is double-glazed throughout with oil-fired central heating (there will be plenty of oil in the tank whilst we're away). Both wood and coal can be burned in the open fire in the living room.
If the weather is poor we have sky fibre broadband and sky tv with the kids and documentary channels package. We also have a wide selection of DVDs. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Please note our cats are allowed in every room of the house including the bedrooms so we are looking for someone who doesn't mind the cats following them everywhere, including to bed. We need cat lover who will be happy to take care of our felines as if they were their own.
The cats are strictly indoor cats and are very friendly and loving, they enjoy a lot of attention and fuss! We need someone happy to feed them 2-3 times per day, poop scoop litter trays, top up water bowls etc... The only other request we have is if you could put our bins out on the required days (we can let you know when and where)....
Ruby is our little old rescued lady, approx 16-18 years old. She loves nothing more than a warm lap to sit on or a toasty radiator. She gets a bit grouchy with the other cats sometimes but they take no notice.
Misha is a big lover! He's a 3 year old blue point Ragdoll and loves playing, snuggling and head-butting people. He also loves washing our other cats at any opportunity they give him.
Munchkin is Misha's litter-mate, and a chatterbox. He's always chattering away, he'll show you where the food cupboard is and where the treats are kept. He's also a bit of a kleptomaniac if you leave pens, bottle tops or hair elastics lying around.
Taz is the most wary of new people but she's very friendly and she'll even sing for you if you give her a tin of tuna. She is only a year old and very playful, her favourite spot is sitting on the bedroom windowsill watching the world go by.
Pumpkin is the baby of the family, he's approximately 6 months old, very playful and very friendly. He is obsessed with chasing his own tail but toy mice and ping pong balls are pretty popular too. + More info