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Can I ask my neighbor

Before I make an enemy for life being very impolite, is it considered okay to ask my elderly neighbor to check in and feed my cats for a couple of days next week?
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Old 05.08.2011, 10:20
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Re: Can I ask my neighbor

Yes, of course this is OK. I call on my neighbours all the time, and anyone else who has thumbs :-)

Be sure to bring back a nice gift, or flowers and chocolates (for the neighbour).
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Old 05.08.2011, 10:23
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Before I make an enemy for life being very impolite, is it considered okay to ask my elderly neighbor to check in and feed my cats for a couple of days next week?
I'm sure that it would be no problem. In case you need a cat sitter, I could watch fluffy for you. I have a cat already and I used to cat sit some forum member's cat frequently.
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I'm sure that it would be no problem. In case you need a cat sitter, I could watch fluffy for you. I have a cat already and I used to cat sit some forum member's cat frequently.
... and some forum member can vouch for LIB's sweet care of my fluffy too
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... and some forum member can vouch for LIB's sweet care of my fluffy too
Just as well you understand the subtleties of the English language there, Nicola
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... and some forum member can vouch for LIB's sweet care of my fluffy too
I am not sure Island Girl will be happy to learn that....
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Thanks! There are 2 fluffy's here They will be okay on their own for 4 days as long as they get their meals
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Be sure to bring back a nice gift, or flowers and chocolates (for the neighbour).
Not sure if the Dutch chocolate is better then the Swiss chocolate...but if she is willing and able I will bring her some Dutch cookies (stroopwafels) Thanks!
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I am not sure Island Girl will be happy to learn that....
It's ok (and I am getting a sense of deja vu here), but IG also helped
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Not sure if the Dutch chocolate is better then the Swiss chocolate...but if she is willing and able I will bring her some Dutch cookies (stroopwafels) Thanks!
Add some flowers to the biscuits.
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Re: Can I ask my neighbor

Our neighbours look after our cats when we're away, and they seem to enjoy it. We get little email updates each day about what our cats got up to, who was friendly and who wasn't, where they were hiding, etc.

A bottle of wine and a souvenir of some sort from our trip keeps everyone happy.
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Just as well you understand the subtleties of the English language there, Nicola
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Thanks! There are 2 fluffy's here They will be okay on their own for 4 days as long as they get their meals
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It's ok (and I am getting a sense of deja vu here), but IG also helped
Yeah, we took real good care of Nicola's fluffy.

Why do you girls turn my every post into a smut fest...*sigh*
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What ever works for you honey! lol

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