I am thinking through many options.
Unfortunately, I asked Bill if he plans on going back to the place he got the bugs and he said he probably will. If he didn't that would have made things manageable.
My neighbor will feed Charlie on my long Thursday
I've asked two neighbors to let Charlie out to pee during the day if they have time and are so inclined. He is old and bladder isn't real strong. He will use pee pads but feel sorry for him if that is the option.
No one can really feed the cats because the 2 boys hide and Roxy would eat it all. For them, it's just a matter of them getting used to eating later.
I am thinking about how I might change my work hours to make things a little easier. It would mean giving my Mondays off partially up which is a bummer. I love having a day off during the week but thought I could work at the hospital 4 hours in the morning, come home or run errands until I have to leave for the practice at 3:30.
That would open up the possibility of me leaving the hospital early enough on Thursdays to come home, feed everybody, let Charlie out and head to the practice to be there by 5.
I am not going to have the extra money to pay for a pet sitter and, again, it wouldn't help with the cats anyway.
As I daydream about my 26 day trip in October, I'm not sure what I'm going to do but have time to figure it out. There is an overnight pet-sitting service in my area. I contacted them and the price would be something like $1400!! Maybe one of the vet techs would do it for less but being away from your own home for almost 3 weeks isn't everyone's cup of tea.