I've pet sit in my home occasionally, and I once had an acquaintance who begged me to take her special needs pets on short notice for a month while she traveled abroad. She said she'd be happy to give me what she usually paid for boarding ($14 daily), but she didn't want to board them for such a long time. I agreed, and when she showed up to drop them off, she acknowledged that she'd only brought only enough of their highly specialized food and litter for about a week, and that she couldn't pay me quite as much as she paid for boarding because she'd decided to take her boyfriend on the trip with her. I assumed the envelope she told me was in the bag with their feed would be a fair amount regardless, but when I opened it, I discovered she'd left $25. It didn't even pay for the second week of food. Needless to say, the next time she needed a sitter, I was busy.
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