i'm in a bit of a sticky situation right now. I've been desperate to get a night away form the dogs. So this weekend, I've suddenly made plans for the morning and evening about 40 miles from home and don't want to go back and forth twice in one day (160 miles for both round trips), especially after a birthday party into the night.
I've tried to work something out with a dog sitter, but she's not available, so she referred me to a back-up sitter (her friend), whom I've never met before, but my friend says is very cool and responsible. Except she is going to barely be able to come by briefly mid day, and then won't be back until about 11pm. I'm leaving at 7am, so that is really just too long to be alone (and missed meals).
So I'm working up a back up plan of asking my neighbor to let them out during the day while she is home, which it basically just leaving my door open. We are in a small duplex and share a yard/ patio and our doors are 10 feet apart. But now she will also feed them dinner. And said she could feed them breakfast and play with them in the morning. They can't stay with her because my dogs sort of want to eat her cat. Our apartments are too small to confine her cat.
Would it be completely irresponsible for neighbor to just watch them? She will be home all day, but they would be alone over night- basically form 11pm-5:30am. If I pay the sitter, she is really only spending the night, not much else, and it's a drive for her to get here. I'm running out of ideas and time. I CAN come back home, I just wanted to sleep in for one day