Weekend Photo Theme is a weekly photography article where Dale or Franca choose a theme, select 5 pictures to sum that theme up & tie them together with their interests of Architecture, Art, Design & Travel.

We love slow travel a lot and since we’ve discovered the beauty of housesitting we can enjoy it even more. In fact, if we are lucky enough to find a nice housesitting assignment, we can stay long enough in a place to live like the locals do and really get to know the area. It helps us to recharge our batteries, plus not always exhausted from constantly moving from one place to the other, we only wished we’d started housesitting earlier.

Another thing we absolutely adore is having the chance to also look after pets, in fact if there is one thing we miss a lot since we have been two travel nomads it’s having our own pets to cuddle, to feed and to simply relax with. Call us selfish but we really miss the love we get from pets, no matter if it’s a cat, a dog, a hamster or a rabbit. I’ve personally always had pets since I was a little girl, both cats and dogs, so not having any at all really makes a difference.

You may like to read: How We Spent Less Than £600 on Accommodation This Year

It’s nice indeed having some cute furry friends whilst housesitting and at the same time it’s heartbreaking having to leave them after we get to know each other and the pets get used to us. When we move on and get back travelling, we often think of “our” temporary pets that we’ve left behind, how they might be doing and if they would recognize us in the future, it’s difficult to say.

Anyway if you are an animal lover you might enjoy the following cute photos of some of the pets we looked after whilst housistting.

Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Sonja in Munich

Sonja, the Siberian cat living in Munich


Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Eddie in Cannes

the very barky but sweet Eddie in Cannes, France


Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Digsy in Cannes

Eddie’s flatmate, the cool Digsy in Cannes, France


Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Olga in Leamington Spa

the tiniest and cutest hamster ever, Olga in Leamington Spa, UK


Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Loius in Hond de Los Frailes

someone wants to look like the Sphinx here – Louis in Hondon de Los Frailes, Spain


Weekend Photo Theme - Housesitting With Pets - Tinker in Hond de Los Frailes

here is Tinker enjoying Dale’s baby cuddles in Hondon de Los Frailes, Spain

Do you like pets as much as we do?