Thinking of getting away? Call Homefuryou!

Thinking of getting away? Call Homefuryou!

With January finally behind us and the lighter mornings and evenings giving us a sense of Spring, it’s now time to be thinking about booking your holidays.

Here at HomeFurYou we’re available all day and every day.  We’re very happy to take last minute bookings if you decide to get some time out at short notice.  That’s the reason we set the business up in the first place.  If the weekend looked good, Martin and I would talk about going away to the coast, only to be told by cat sitters that they needed a few week’s notice – not very helpful. 

We’ve done a bit of research on holiday bookings and found that the typical Brit books their next holiday just 37 days after arriving home from the previous one.  Almost a tenth said they felt guilty for treating themselves to a trip away and seven per cent said deciding who to go away with stops them from booking a holiday (interesting!).

So how do you know if you’re in need of a holiday?

  • Feeling tired all the time
  • Finding daily life a grind
  • Getting stressed at trivial things.
  • Getting tired of the view from your home or workplace
  • Finding yourself talking about past holidays

So don’t delay, treat yourself and get that holiday or weekend away booked.  Then step two, contact HomeFurYou so that we can book you in.

Look forward to hearing from you.

Jules & Martin x

Do cats dream and if so are they counting mice?

Do cats dream and if so are they counting mice?

When you see your gorgeous feline friend twitching and jumping in their sleep, the tempation is usually to wake them up because they seem stressed. But like humans, they are probably just dreaming and it may just be a nice dream, so perhaps best to let sleeping cats lie?!

I guess we will never be totally sure that cats are actually dreaming at all. Studies with rats have proved that their brain patterns are very similar to their waking thought patterns when they are working on simple tasks, so its probably true to say that all mammals (including cats) do dream in this way.

No doubt they dream about their day, including such tasks as chasing mice, running around for no reason and eating. The rest of their day (21 hours) they sleep and dream!

So if its true they are dreaming, then like humans, they are probably having the occasional nightmare too. This might explain all that whisker twitching that they do. Maybe, like me, you gently stroke their head to calm them down during this phase.

So its true, cats do dream. Here at Homefuryou we would like to reassure you that when you are away for a weekend or on holiday, they will be dreaming of your return. In the meantime, we will take care of them, feed them, clean up their mess and gently stroke their heads when they have the odd nightmare.

Sweet dreams!

Karla, Shortstown

I had Martin, Jules and Tina look after my cat for two weeks and honestly I can’t recommend them enough! I had daily updates which gave me a great piece of mind. They were very helpful and I will definitely use them again in the future!

Joanna, Bedford

Martin and Jules took great care of my cat Victoria over Christmas. I got picture and video updates, and a gift bag of cat treats and wine when I got home (I assume the wine was for me)! Really nice people, good service.

HomeFurYou beats the floods and helps Santa meet his targets

HomeFurYou beats the floods and helps Santa meet his targets

Wow that was quite some December.  Martin and I are still recovering from the early starts and the challenges of getting to our feline friends with all the flooding in the region.  Four of the bridges we normally use were out of action, which meant massive diversions across country.

On Christmas Eve we visited 11 households and 10 on Boxing Day – the busiest days we have ever had in December since starting the business a tad over four years ago.  On Christmas Eve, the cats were eagerly awaiting our arrival and wondering if they had been on Santa’s nice list.  The good news is that everyone got a gift from Santa, although this couldn’t be shared until the owners arrived home.  So we left treats, catnip and yogurt for all our feline friends carefully positioned on the higher cupboards.  But in one case we under-estimated the ninja qualities of a couple of cats and somehow (we have no idea) they managed to get to the catnip. We arrived the next morning to find the bag ripped open on the kitchen floor and the contents scattered across the floor.  We had a big clean-up operation, whilst the cats seemed very relaxed in the corner (hardly surprising).

We had a lot of fun over Christmas wearing our elf or santa outfits and aiming to get some selfies.  Do you have any idea how hard it is to get a cat to pose for a selfie?  It was only after New Year’s Eve that the number of feeds started to reduce and now we can catch up on some sleep.  The diary is looking good for next year and we have bookings going right through to September 2020.  Our customers are certainly very organised and give us plenty of notice which is lovely.  But we do pride ourselves on taking last minute bookings, as we fully understand that these things happen.  That’s exactly the reason we set up Homefuryou. We needed someone to look after our girls (Posh and Becks) for the weekend and were told by other cat feeding businesses, that they couldn’t fit us in for a month.  Hardly adaptable!  Combined with our love of cats, this seemed the perfect business for us. 

Have an amazing year, thanks for your business and friendship in 2019.  We look forward to seeing your feline friends soon.

Love Jules x