I have been trying to go on holiday for ages and my partner said that she would but when it comes to booking the holiday she says that it is her responsibility to look after the cats and in any case one of them is too old for a cattery and the other one has diabetes.
These things mean that she doesn’t want to put them in a cattery nor book a cat sitter. In any case she says she can’t trust anyone she doesn’t know to look after her cats as they need a close eye.
I just wonder whether we will ever go away.
It would be nice if anyone has an idea how to fix this problem. Thanks.
Hi George.. I have no idea, really! Well I might have some sort of ideas but I have a feeling that some of the regulars (if they have time) might have some better ideas.
It is quite a dilemma really. And I can understand the concern. What she wants is someone who is completely trustworthy to step into her shoes and treat the cats as she would and that ain’t going to happen it seems to me.
Maybe she just doesn’t want to go on holiday with you and makes up an excuse! I am being too provocative, sorry.
One possibility is to take them with you. That though is a bit extreme and probably means you have to stay in the same country and as it is England that isn’t a good idea judging by the weather we are having.
Cats can anchor us to the spot. I can understand that. Perhaps the best thing is to hire a professional cat sitter, brief them fully and then go on a short holiday to test the arrangement out.
If it goes OK then do it again using the same cat sitter but make the holiday longer. This way you can gradually build up confidence in a person who is new to you at the beginning.
It sounds fiddly though. One last possibility. Go on separate holidays and to heck with it.