meh - you are the one who knows her, so you are the one who is best to judge whether or not she would consider it ... a neighbour's teenager might welcome the money .. whereas a parent with children might find it a massive imposition.
I did it for a friend for a week and certainly didnt expect payment - it just depends on the circumstances of the person you are asking
I would think $20-$25 a day a fair price.
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I would say $200 and a bunch of flowers.
I would be concerned about the outdoor car hunting birds etc or being picked up by the ranger.
Wow, I do this for friends and family all the time and them for me. We never ever exchange money. I'd be offended. I will always give my friends a box of choccies and a bottle or wine and they usually do the same.
I would definitely do this for a friend for free without thinking anything of it.
In your situation, $20 a day sounds fair to me - and maybe a box of chocolates or something too.
I'd do it for free without hesitation for my friends in fact I have done so, and had my friends feed my cats for me while we've been away (my cats are 100% indoors or in their secure cat enclosure though, I am pretty anti outdoor cats).
If you were to pay her I think $20ish a day is quite reasonable.
Once a day for a close friend, sure I would be happy to- unpaid even.
Twice a day for someone, no, not even a close friend. Not even paid.
However, if you think she would do it.... maybe $40 per day?
Or ask her what she thinks its reasonable.
$20 a day seems a bit much to me. If someone asked me to do it, and I lived 5 seconds away, I'd do it for free, without a doubt. It would not inconvenience me, however I do not work so I guess it's based on circumstances. I would appreciate a bottle of wine and choccies or something, sure; but would never "charge".
If I were on the other end, I'd give the person $50 for their troubles and a bottle of wine. I think that's fine for the week based on the close proximity you've described OP.
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I would not like to be asked to do this - regardless of money or gifts. Several reasons, I'm far too busy, I would feel obligated to say yes, 7 days is a long time in my book, there are lots of other options which don't involve asking me to do it and I don't like the idea of cats being outside.
I think you should be using a cattery or sending them to stay with someone.
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