5 Questions for the homeowner

1. Tell me about the pets. Are they allowed on the beds? Do they expect to sleep on a bed with a human?

2. What are the rules around snacks? (I mean, when pets ask for snacks.)

3. When I take the dog for a walk, is there anything I should know? (eg they go berserk if they walk past a certain house with another dog)

4. Is anyone likely to call in and ask for you? What would you like me to say?

5. What if someone phones on the house phone and I can hear them talking and it sounds important (like friends or family). Pick up? Message you and tell you? Or will you turn off the answer machine?

(I think these all reflect a bit of anxiety on my part, or situations where I have looked after friends' houses and not been sure... )