Looking for help in Andalucia with gardening, cats dinner and around the house in Spain

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    We are not looking for help right now, but are just updating our profile, sorry!

    Chris is English. I am French. After some time in Paris, we came down here and lived on a sailboat in Barbate. Then, we moved to Vejer de la Frontera, a pretty white village of the Costa de la Luz.

    Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. Cat senses fit a crepuscular and predatory ecological niche. Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small animals. They can see in near darkness. Like most other mammals, cats have poorer color vision and a better sense of smell than humans.

    Despite being solitary hunters, cats are a social species, and cat communication includes the use of a variety of vocalizations (mewing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling, and grunting), as well as cat pheromones, and types of cat-specific body language.

    Cats have a high breeding rate. Under controlled breeding, they can be bred and shown as registered pedigree pets, a hobby known as cat fancy. Failure to control the breeding of pet cats by neutering, and the abandonment of former household pets, has resulted in large numbers of feral cats worldwide, requiring population control.

    Since cats were cult animals in ancient Egypt, they were commonly believed to have been domesticated there, but there may have been instances of domestication as early as the Neolithic from around 9500 years ago (7500 BC). A genetic study in 2007 concluded that domestic cats are descended from African wildcats (Felis silvestris lybica), having diverged around 8000 BC in West Asia. Cats are the most popular pet in the world, only rivalled by guinea pigs and are found in almost every place where humans live.

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  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Culture is everywhere, but what is culture? Is it a yoghurt that's been left out of the fridge too long?
    The yoghurt locker

  • Help

    Help

    The idea is to make an exchange "cat-sitting for apartment" in a typical Andalucian white village from mid December till early January.
    The volunteer tasks would be to clean the litter tray once or twice a day, to check that the cat has enough food and water throughout the day, to play with him (he's very affectionate, clinging even), to let him out on the terrace, to let him back inside in the evening, to prevent him from doing silly things (like sleeping on a computer keyboard or sleeping in the wardrobe). All in all, it shouldn't take very much time, maybe an hour or two per day.

    I still have to mention that our cat is a bit "special". He needs attention and if he doesn't get it, he can become an annoying meowing machine.

    The volunteers really have to be cat-lovers. This exchange would be ideal for a couple or a group of friends who want to get away and spend Xmas and NY in Andalucia. Vejer is 10 minutes away from the beautiful beaches of the Costa de la Luz and 45 minutes away from Cadiz. At this time of year, the village is very lively, the atmosphere is relaxed.

    This Christmas we will not need the little cat looking after. We will not be going away.

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  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    français, anglais, allemand et espagnol basique

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Apartment in the old part of Vejer. 1 main bedroom, 1 bedroom for a child, 1 living room, 1 big office (internet), 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen and a terrace. Sleeps 4 persons. Views over the countryside towards Barbate and Tangier on the Moroccan coast.

    Appartement en plein coeur de Vejer. 1 chambre à coucher principale, 1 chambre pour enfant, un salon, un grand bureau (internet), une salle de bain, 1 cuisine et 1 terrasse. Couchage : 4 personnes. Vues splendides sur la campagne et Tanger.

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  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Cats are similar in anatomy to the other felids, with strong, flexible bodies, quick reflexes, sharp retractable claws, and teeth adapted to killing small prey. Cat's senses fit a crepuscular and predatory ecological niche. Cats can hear sounds too faint or too high in frequency for human ears, such as those made by mice and other small animals. They can see in near darkness. Like most other mammals, cats have poorer colour vision and a better sense of smell than humans.

    Despite being solitary hunters, cats are social and cat communication includes the use of a variety of vocalizations (mewing, purring, trilling, hissing, growling, and grunting), as well as cat pheromones, and types of cat-specific body language.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    One

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    Hours expected

    2, maybe more than that

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    We went here, it was just amazing, what a cat!
This is a town. A pretty little flllplace with roofs on houses and people living on the streets
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