Our housesitting and petsitting engagement in Phoenix included a domestic cat, Vera.
Vera was a rescue, raised from about 4 days old in a family with dogs. Besides being just a beautiful girl, Vera was also completely endearing — she was very independent, but so enjoyed being held and cuddled. You would think having a bell around her neck would make hunting a problem, but somehow, Vera was able to successfully stalk and capture…stuff, fortunately for us, mostly manageable items such as crickets. She also had a strong food drive, so getting her attention was relatively easy (for a cat)!
Most of all, Vera was a pleasure to be housesitters and petsitters for, because she seemed to genuinely enjoy human companionship — yes, because that’s where her food comes from, but there also seemed to be a sense of “this is my pack,” which kept her hanging around her peeps (even the substitute ones!)