Unbelievable! I thought I was sharing this completely unique story, and this is turning into a “thing.” That’s not cool. I hope they gave you a discount for being too cheap to get a cat sitter. I turned down a $400-$500 job because I didn’t want to be around cats for less than a week. (I’m not big on cats, minus these three. These three I like; the rest not so much.) But if you would have said no, you might’ve lost the apartment space. It doesn’t sound like they had a backup plan. Wow!