NO, that is not something I could do with my darling dogs in the picture!
One has gone blind, and has also got nasty with other dogs, so there is no way I could look after a dog and I do not like the idea of leaving a dog in a home alone even if I were to go feed it.
Could not have cats with these whippets as they are trained to catch small things like that, and a cat would not last 10 minutes with them!
So, short answer is NO - i am not in a position to mind other pets unless they were fish or some such!
We had a doggy sleepover due to my fence being pulled down and a new one going in. My neighbour's dog escaped and she was away for the night so I kept her. LOL. I was astonished that my two just accepted her in . . . . . so she came back three more times. The fence got put back today and the dogs are all devastated. Whoops. (ಥ﹏ಥ)
Absolutely ! I would go and feed them. Our neighbour used to feed a cat of ours when we used to go away. We stopped asking them after the cat ' disappeared'. We still don't know what happened to the cat, and they never told us. Nowadays, we will put the cats into a cattery if we need someone to mind them. At the moment, our daughter is home to mind our cats, which is a huge relief. She minded them last year when we were in Europe, and we are going to Canada and Alaska next year. When we Skype my daughter, she puts the cats near the computer, so we can see them, which is very reassuring.
Yes. .. for nice neighbours and nice dogs or cats. I am fine with all animals really. I would not like to have to trek very far to do this. Conversely, I am so paranoid about my own animals safety that they have to go to kennels. My bird absolutely has to go to my daughter's place.
I offered to watch my husband's cousins guinea pigs earlier this year. Never again. One of them gave birth to two babies...they were taken by something. I felt dreadful. Actually, I still do when I think about it. Poor babies.
Definitely. We looked after our neighbours two dogs when they went overseas. One had to have regular medication which wasn't a problem and the neighbour had us visit a couple of times before they left so we were familiar with their routine. They also left the vet's details in case we needed the dogs to be attended to. We enjoyed it as we didn't intend to replace our last dog when we hsd to have her put to sleep. When we go away one of my daughters looks after our cat as she's very timid and is locked in overnight so even though the neighbours offered to look after her, I felt it was too much to ask of them to hang around whilst she spent time outside making the most of her daily freedom before being fed and kept inside for the night.
No thank you, as we only have 1 fence, as we never know when we'll be going away! We don't need to book flights months & weeks in advance. We did though look after a friends cat once, but she was living in a NYC apartment, so she was easy to look after, while our friend went to the UK for a job interview, & was away for a week. we were only staying in NY for 2 weeks, but we certainly didn't mind staying on that extra week!