Not yo be insulting but This is a good example of a post we’re folks reply, but are either not helping, or seam in some cases to actively be mean in the reply. Hence why I started a topic a while back about the idea that maybe we need to look at things from the OPs point f view and not from our biases.
In this case (my case) I do not want to board my cats. Nor, did I ask about that. And while the first few suggestions for that to be an option are fine (I dint specify I didn’t want to board them) I did eventually state I prefer twerp them home.
But either way the topic was about using cameras to check on pets who tend to hide from pet sitters. (cats specifically) and if someone does not like that Idea, or the idea of pet sitters, that is fine, but that is what the subject is about.
I would not go not a topic where someone was asking about choosing the best boarding location, and give them attitude because I am against boarding. Even though I am.
I think that in many ways cats are no safer in boarding, they are confined (mostly) to a small area. They are in an environment they are not used yo which causes stress, and the can be exposed to illness they otherwise would not be. For this and other reasons I prefer to keep them home with pet sitters, checking on them, feeding them and changing their litter. However my cats get upset around others and unhappy when I am gone, this combo tends to result in them hiding. And they are very very hood at hiding. Sometimes they will come yo treats, sometimes they will come out to see who is here. But even my good friends whom they are used to will seldom see them if I am out of the house.
These two are rescued barn cats I got as young kittens. And I mostly work from a home office and this house is the only home they have ever known from a very very. Young age, and before that they were mostly confined in a large caged area. So it is somewhat traumatic for them to be away from me for long periods and I don’t wish to make it worse by taking their known world away as well.
Thus my idea of using a camera to check on them when they are at the food or litter areas. And my wondering if anyone has done this and if so if they have any advice.