Sunday, January 31, 2010

Pet sitting, another way to go

This year we received a curious email:  would we be interested in looking after 4 cats while the owners could be away for a sailing holiday.  They had seen our listing on the seniors home exchange website and were just interested in having us look after their darlings without a house swap. It took us all of 5 minutes to reply in the affirmative.  As a result we spent two wonderful weeks in Paris at the beginning and end of our stay and 4 weeks in the Basque region of France near Biarritz.   The pussies were gone during the day, giving us a chance to explore the incredible countryside near St. Pee sur Nivelle during the day and learn about a way of life we had not known before.


This was the view from our window

A view of Biarritz


A colourful service at the 15th century church at St. Pee sur Nivelle
Not bad in exchange for looking after cats don't you think?


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  2. Agree! Home-sitting is a really good way of seeing the world. I looked after a couple of cats some years ago in Portugal (Agarve)- it was a very enjoyable experience.Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your positive comment.