Can I make a suggestion which is something I would dearly love to do myself.
Why not house sit for others going on holidays, who have animals? You could
only accept jobs in the near vicinity, so you could pop back home and check on
your babies as needed. You could also charge different amounts for just
dropping in to check on an animal, getting the mail, taking in the newspaper,
and watering the plants, versus staying at the house. I know that when I go
away, the first and most important thing I have to arrange is care for my
animals. We are lucky to have a cousin who is perpetually out of work (though
quite young) so he is always available and good with our animals, and we pay
Nowadays, with the internet as well, it is easier than ever to market your
services. No more do you have to pin an ad on a supermarket community board,
but you can do that too, along with a distribution of flyers in neighbourhoods
There is good money in doing this, and what happens is that when one person
uses your services, he/she tells family and friends about you when they're
going away. You also can accept and reject jobs - you aren’t stuck with a
particular commitment - so there's far more flexibility.
You're obviously wonderful with animals, so you would be perfect for something
like this. (It is my dream job - I could live vicariously through you.)
From: Felvtalk [mailto:felvtalk-boun...@felineleukemia.org] On Behalf Of ROBERT
Sent: January-20-17 4:15 AM
Subject: Re: [Felvtalk] Finding money for Vet Tx...
I have a recollection of someone( or someone(s) in our forum mentioning trying
a " Go fund me " campaign for their cat(s).... Was it at all successful?? I
am going to need to find some money if I am going to keep my guys going as I
really can't return to any kind of reasonable paying work as long as meds need
to be give a few times a day ( I can get paid 3x more for a day of work if I go
back to where I used to work which is 55 miles away.... but it makes me nervous
being that far away if something happens that I can't get back)... I have no
real prospects for anything near my home but am beginning to look.... The
commited folks on this forum are spending FAR more on their Kitties than I
could dream of affording and it hurts me that what _ I _ thought would be
adequate care falls so short of what others are doing......
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