I need to go for an operation at some point in 2019. I would be in hospital for around 6 days. I need someone to come and live in my house (3 bed detached bungalow with large garden and conservatory) and look after my 2 outdoor cats (furry boys aged 12.5 years). Now, that all probably sounds pretty good, but the rub is this: one of my cats has congestive heart failure and needs to take medication twice a day. The meds are administered crunched up and dissolved in his food. There is a technique to this which is easily learnt. I can't put him in a cattery as I know from experience that he refuses to eat anything whilst in a cattery. I also have no one currently in my life who would gain the trust of cat (if he doesn't trust you and like you he won't accept food from you) AND cope with the situation (much patience and calmness required). I also can't put him in with the local vets as they are a day time vets and have no facilities for over-nighting animals. The other thing is that my furry boys often don't get along that well and regularly square off against each other. They are brothers. Due to the meds that sick cat is on, he is like a hemophiliac and if he gets cut/scratched by other cat he doesn't stop bleeding within a normal time frame. The most recent example of this was in September when he got swiped by other cat on the ear and bled for 14 hours. In a situation like that there is very little that can be done apart from hoping he will fall asleep and therefore stay still long enough for a clot to form. I can usually hear them building up to a fight (growling and wailing at each other) and can split them up before it erupts into scratching etc. So you need to be a cat lover, have experience of cats, and be able to gain their trust quickly. You need to have good hearing and be quite quiet yourself (if you are used to telly blaring, radio on , constant back ground noise etc, then this would be no good as you won't hear them building up to a fight and be able to prevent it from happening). Splitting them up is easy, just click/snap your fingers repeatedly and make a low, growling noise. I need a level headed person (s), who is quick thinking and has an even temperament and relaxed manner. The cats are used to living in a peaceful house. I am a very quiet person. You would need to adapt to their existing routine as it's a set routine that ensures meds get eaten. I would pay all your travel expenses within the UK and £100 cash a day for each day you were here (and stock the kitchen up beforehand), but i wouldn't pay twice that for a couple. If you were driving here there is off street parking, if you were flying the airport is only 10 miles away and I would pick you up . . . but you'd need to get a taxi back to the airport as once I am out of hospital I won't be able to drive. There are train links too, but the nearest train station is 7 miles away. The house is located on the edge of a small village and has beautiful open aspects and views. It's very peaceful round here. There are no shops in the village, but there are two other, larger villages close by (that you can walk to along a lovely cycle-path), and there are larger urban centres with all the shops you could wish for just 7 miles away. I am unable, just now, to give possible dates for when I'd be in hospital, but apparently with the NHS if the date you are given for surgery doesn't suit, you can rearrange in the hope for a more suitable date. If you think you might be interested and fit the bill, but want to know more, please PM me.