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.