Well, before we left one of the cats I was caring for ran off the first day I took over their care which was rather stressful. On Tuesday, I took over caring for another cat, my all time favourite. Usually, this goes without a hitch. I’ve never had any issues with him, and, after the stress of my last charges, I was looking forward to an easy time of it. Alas, it has not been so. The cat has had a poorly tummy. Thinking this was due to some of his treats, I stopped these, but it hasn’t helped. I decided it was time to let his owner know. She had me call the vet this evening and now I have to take him in the morning as he may need antibiotics. Since starting pet sitting at the beginning of 2011, I have never ever had to take any of my furry friends to their vets. So this is a first. I am wondering how I am going to deal with a cat who hates to be in a cat basket and at the vet along with a toddler. This has got me wondering if it’s time to give up pet sitting entirely. It was fine before becoming a mummy as I had all the time in the world, could stay late, go at any time of the day etc to deal with the pets. Now, my main priority is Miss E and the past two jobs I’ve had on have caused more stress than I need. I shouldn’t have to drive around housing estates and worry about a missing cat, and I don’t really have the same freedom any more to be running to a vets with someone’s pet. The extra pocket money is nice, but I’m beginning to wonder if it’s worth it. So, I guess I have some soul searching to do and some praying as well. Maybe this is God’s way of telling me it’s time to call it a day….