I agree...we also board our three cats when going on vacation. We had a cat sitter once....one of my cats is very afriad of change and people other then us or once he gets use to a person. We don't have a lot of company. When we had a sitter for the cats we were only gone 3 days but we we come home one of the cats had to be taken to the vets...he did not go to the litter box the whole time so was all stomped up. My husband has not let anyone watch them but the vet after that. Expensive...but about the same as being him to the vet for bowel issues.