I have a friend who recently went on a 20k holiday for 6 weeks but 'couldn't afford' to pay someone to look after their pets. Just as they get back another has done the same & expects us to go to their house daily & water their plants & sort their mail.
They both live 5 min away from us but we resent the hell out of it because after working all day it's another 30 minutes later home.
35 min each way plus the time it takes at the house is about 1 1/2 hours. Do you not think that's a bit much to ask?
I think you should find a local service or neighbour & pay them.
Second one I didn't know hubby had been asked until they'd left & he's too nice to say no.