Pet sitting experiences

Pet sitting references since 2018 until now

August 2018

Some friends of ours asked me to look after their 2 rabbits during their summer holidays. This was my first pet sitting experience, near Avignon.

I built a big shelter for these 2 animals in our garden, in order to protect them from our cat and dog's curiosity...

I fell in love with Rasta & Rockette. They were tiny compared to Nuage, our dog (32 kilos) and even Zig,  our cat (6 kilos). Rasta was a little scary : when he got stuck one day in a fence, I discovered his teeth were much too long what his master had not noticed. 

My vet cut them just in time, he could have starved, not being able anymore to eat...

  Pet sitting experiences with Nomador

June 2018 

I made my first pet sit, alone, in a small village on Mallorca island. 17km from Palma. The owner had nicely picked me up at the airport.

As I could use buses and taxis, I did not need to rent a car. I had to keep 1 dog : Maggie for 2 weeks. A lovely one, her master prefered to keep off the leash in town, but local police did not agree.


 June 2019  

 I went again to Spain, I drove this time to Cataluna with my car. 

I was invited to look after 4 cats.

Bonnie, Diane, Lune & Trompi were very wild cats. Sometimes vanishing for a few days, what I was not aware of...



  Pet sitting experiences with THS

July 2019  

We went 3 weeks to the Costwolds, my husband and I. I stayed alone 2 weeks after his departure. We had rent a car. 

We were in charge of 3 dogs, 1 cat & 8 hens

Marley, a whippet, Maddie, a labrador (19 years old) and Loki, a young french bouledogue. All friendly.There was also a very loveable cat Chi, and several tropical fish. 

8 hens gave us daily organic eggs for breakfast. Sheep and 3 horses were also staying on the estate but they belonged to an owner's friend, who took them in charge. 

 Chi loved to frighten me jumping on the roof from my bedroom window

September 2019 
I drove to a village near Cucuron, to look after 1 cat 
I  stayed there alone during 2 weeks
Mimi was very independent and lived mostly outside, sleeping under the fig or olive trees. 
As this sit was only 90 km from my own home, with the owners' permission my husband came during a week-end with our dog, Nuage, a border collie. But I kept him attached... Although he was used to live with my cat, I did not want Nuage to chase Mimi   

December 2019
I went alone to a home near Uz├Ęs, 80 km from our home To look after 4 black cats
It was not easy to know who was who, I was counting them every night to be sure Baloo, Fluffy, Miss Fluffy & All black were back inside... 
 February 2020

 I went alone to Guernsey. The owners let me use their car. 1 dog this time  needed my company. Scheggia. A terrier, so sweet.  
As a storm has burst suddenly over the Channel, we were all aware our flights from and to the continent would be cancelled. Too strong winds ! 
Our plans were suddenly modified. Instead of a full week, I stayed only 4 days on the island !
August 2020  
We went together, Vincent and I, for 3 weeks in Kent
We rented a car in order to be able to visit the area (and National trust great gardens).
We had to look  after Lily and Tommy, 2 cats + 5 hens. 
Sadly, the oldest cat, Lily, who was very sick and 21 years old, passed away during our stay. Tommy did not seem to even notice she was not there any more.
The 5 hens gave us organic eggs.

   December 2020 

 I went alone to Saintes, driving under a heavy rain 700km to the west of France.

I spent 9 days around Xmas, looking after 2 cats, twins both 6 years old.  

If Toto loved cuddles, and to sleep by my lap when I was reading, Ludo prefered to stay all day long in his basket. He followed me once in the garden but the weather was so wet he did not feel often to go out !


 May 2021
I went alone to Paris, to look after 1 dog & 2 cats : Dustin, a 13 years old Golden retriever
Kenya, a 14 years old cat, the "chief" of the house and Silver, the youngest one, 9 years old.

 I spent a week in the capital, the town where I lived all my life before "emigrating" to Provence, in the south of France

June 2021 
 I looked after 3 cats, all siblings, 1 year old, during one week in Provence
3 lovely country  cats who chased butterlies, mice and birds. I managed to save one of their preys from them and that young swallow flew back to a tree !! 
Unfortunately, the owner (who gave me 5 stars too) did not want me to publish their photos and mention their names or location on my blog. As I always ask for permission, I do respect her decision of course...

August 2021 
I went alone, 80 km from home, in Occitanie for a very short sit - 3 days week-end- to look after 2 cats, Cindy & Jazzy. Nice but quite shy.
 September 2021

I went with my husband this time near Villeneuve sur Lot. 
It took us 6 hours drive from home, to reach this region famous for its gastronomy and its marvellous "bastides"(villages built in medieval ages).
We had to look after 3 hens, Poulkirit, Poulinda & Poulyvette, 2 ducks, Klaxon & Sonnette, et one siamese female cat, Ti'chat