Pet Sitting Adventures – December Edition 10

Pet sitting

Hello my friends.  Did you have a nice weekend? I had a busy weekend with 40 pet visits so I was on the go for much of the weekend and didn’t much time for little else, but I was smiling for the most part and many dogs enjoyed the fresh snow we got dumped on.  I guess winter is finally here and rightfully so – there’s only 11 ( E-L-E-V-E-N) days until Christmas!  I’ve really got to get my butt together and finish the last couple of gifts we need to purchase.  Are all of you organized or in the same boat as I?

So here’s the deal for any new readers here.  Pet sitting is my part time, fun “job”.  I work one weekend a month, every four weeks (and sometimes more often, if it is needed and I am available) and have been doing so for the last four  and a half years.  It was a job that I stumbled upon I guess at the right time and I feel so blessed to be doing it.  I get to spend time with animals and anyone that knows me well will tell you that my heart is with four-legged creatures.  There’s just something so special that I cannot put into words about how I feel when I’m around animals.  What can I say? I am animal mad in every sense of the word. I physically cannot walk past a dog in the street without stroking it and I’ve been known on many occasion to stop the car and get out and ask to pet your dog.  Yes, I am THAT person.  And, FUNNILY, despite being allergic to cats, I still cannot resist a sweet, fluffy purring love.

Weekend Stats:

  • Number of booked visits: 40 visits from Friday night to Sunday night.  4 on Friday, 22 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.
  • Animals: dogs, cats and a few new faces that I’d never met previously. 
  • Distance driven in weekend (Friday night at 6 pm to Sunday night at 10 pm): 335 kms

Pet sitting

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Once again, it is a photo heavy post so if you’re not into that kind of thing or you’re worried about me hogging your bandwidth, you should click away in 5…..4…..3…. 2…… 1.

Friday night

Pet sitting Husky dog Pet sitting

Saturday & Sunday

cold morning cold morning

I look stunned I’m so cold. That and I look albino.

Pet sitting beautiful old house

Walking Kina, my gal pal for the weekend.  She lives in a gorgeous neighbourhood with many historic homes that I just think have so much charm.


Kina just looooooves the winter! 🙂

Husky Husky



It’s silly Duke!


Just look at this little Yorkie go… This is Ginger.

Ginger the Yorkie

Wire fox terrier

This is Harry Potter, a senior Wire Fox Terrier

Beagle Hound dogs

Look at the comparison to 30 days ago.

November 2016

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Husky Husky


Such a lady

Such a lady

Winter Sun



And then there was Murphy… a beaut of a Newfoundland Dog 🙂Newfoundland Dog

The Boys

Meanwhile back at home, Baxter was cuddling with Delilah


Cat Cat

Chester Dog Tongue

And then the miserable weather began….

Winter Winter

Well, that’s it for now, until the next post after the first weekend of January….

Hope you’re all having a great week! xo

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  • Good week so far, but it’s flying by (is it really already Wednesday night?)! I always love your pet sitting adventure posts. It’s astounding how many visits you make in one weekend, but with your love of animals, we can understand why you love doing it. 🙂

    It certainly does appear that Winter has arrived there. Stay warm!

  • Erin @ TexErin-in-SydneyLand

    Oh my goodness, I love Murphy! And that Ginger hopping in the snow is hilarious!!

  • Heather Hammel

    Kina is stunning!!!

    And omg I love Newfies! I’d seriously love to have a Newfoundland, Leonberger, or Tibetan Mastiff but I don’t know about all of the hair lol. Maybe I’ll get one when I’m old and I’m even more of a dog lady haha.

  • Your week flew by, eh and mine was soooo long. Maybe it’s a combination of reasons why but nevertheless, I’m over the moon it’s Friday.
    Forty visits is a lot but I’ve done 49 or 50 in a weekend and that’s just too much for one person. My boss is always saying if she could only clone me. If it was any other job I’m sure I’d have thrown in the towel I’m sure. I was pretty frustrated last weekend from 7 am to noon because I had way too many visits to juggle and prioritize who needs out the most/worst/who’s the oldest pets, etc. Those furry babies are what keep me going. 🙂

    Did you ever read the post this summer, I think it was August? Where I locked myself outside with one dog in the clients backyard and the second dog was INSIDE the house. I’d never been to the house before and the dogs were huge mastiff/cane corso’s and they can be super protective of their home so I wanted to introduce myself to one at a time. Anyways, I was there for almost an hour and my boss called telling me the client gave me permission to break into their kitchen window and climb in. So you can imagine what that looked like, me head first going into a small window. Lol not funny at the time, definitely funny in hindsight. LOL!

    We have gotten dumped on in terms of snow this week. It’s supposed to be -27 CELSIUS tomorrow. Lord help me. Lol

  • I was SO excited to meet Murphy. He’s a foster, can you believe someone didn’t want him and he went to a rescue? He’s a dream of a dog, SOOOO quiet but so sweet.
    Ginger was a little spitfire older gal. I find yorkies are so spunky for their size and usually they’re pretty hearty dogs from what I’ve seen. 🙂

  • I seriously love Kina like she’s my own. I’ve been taking care of that pretty girl for almost 5 years now and I love the bond we have. She’s super silly and playful, but very gentle and perceptive to emotions too. I’ve cried into her fur so many times and she’s been a doll.

    You and me both girl!!! I’d LOVE to have any of those three. A friend of the family breeds the loveliest Leo’s. I’m sure you’ve seen me share a pic of Kramer. He passed away last year at age 7 to bone cancer, but he was the biggest lug of love ever. He was 170 lbs of pure love through and through. And he had wisps of hair on his head that looked like a mini Mohawk. He was definitely the Casanova among all the lady dogs. You may remember him from pictures on the day my mom and I sheeted the alpacas. 🙂

    I’d love to have a mastiff too. Any kind but I HAVE to have a Great Dane before anything else. *swoon*

  • I do remember that post! Hysterical (though not very funny at the time)!

    I am still in awe of how many visits you make in one weekend. Your boss is super lucky to have such a dedicated, caring employee. And the pets you visit are even more lucky!

    Keep warm!

  • Ah, thank you. Really, I’m appreciative of the kind words. 🙂 I’m one of two of the longest employees people with the company that’s been in business for 15 years. Many think it’s an easy or always fun job and it can be but it’s not always. The turnover my boss has is incredible.
    🙂 Merry Christmas my friend!

  • And Merry Christmas to you, your hubby and your pups! 🙂

  • Thank you so much and to you and yours as well. 🙂