I decided to return to Canada (with my open work permit) after spending three and a half months there (using that same open work permit) last summer.
One year later and I finally made it to Montreal. This time, however, I wanted to ensure I had the correct paperwork—i.e. a work visa—so I could house and cat sit without issue.
Each Christmas is the chance for me to house and cat sit somewhere new, and this year wasn’t going to be any different. It just wasn’t going to be overseas.
It’s been a long, very frustrating few months following my deportation from the United States. United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) says unpaid house sitting is work, and tourists need a work visa to do it on their travels.
After a crazy few months, I couldn’t wait to get away again even if it was only for one week.
I think everyone knows US Homeland Security put an end to my most recent house and cat sitting plans, but I wasn’t going to let that stop me holidaying somewhere else.