Raymond's first holiday
Lucile started by asking her close circle of friends to look after her cat Raymond.
“For two or three days it's fine, but I wouldn't do it for two weeks. It's a lot of work for the friends.”
These constraints include: not being able to leave the windows open so that the cat doesn't get out, providing a space for the litter box, which must also be cleaned daily. Or checking which green plants your friends have, as many of them are toxic to cats. Yucca and ficus are the two best known examples.
Finally, as you probably know, cats are territorial animals, which do not acclimatise easily to changes in location.
“The first time we gave Raymond to our friends, he spent 48 hours under their sofa. And yet, he already knew them, as they often come to the house.”
A touching adoption story
One spring day, Julienne discovered a little ball of hair lurking under the bushes, trembling with fear. A hunting dog barely 6 weeks old, the vet said. He had probably been abandoned.
“He wouldn't have survived if I hadn't taken him in,” explains Julienne. “But I was going on holiday two months later, so I had to give him to a friend who looked after him in my absence.
For almost seven years, Julienne has continued to opt for this pet care system for Jack.
“He was abandoned before he was weaned, which left him traumatized. So I’ve never left him with an animal shelter. A person who knows him well comes to look after him at my home.”