Pet Sitting Adventures – January Edition 13

Hello my friends and Happy New Year.  It was a pet sitting weekend this last one.  Busy but not insane, although I do feel like I wasn’t home much and my husband and I were like passing ships in the night… Nevertheless, it was a good one and fun.  Let’s get to it!

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 almost five 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: I had 35 visits scheduled in total, but then 2 were offered to be taken by another pet sitter and one cancelled, which worked out to be a total of 32 visits.  All said and done: 5 visits on Friday night, 15 on Saturday and 12 on Sunday.
  • Animals: dogs, cats and a couple of guinea pigs.  Many were regular faces but I also had many new faces, too.
  • Distance driven in weekend (Friday night at 6 pm to Sunday night at 10 pm): 242 kms
  • Weather:  Your typical Canadian winter weather (Ontario).  It was – 15 Celsius with a wind chill that brought it to -21 on one of the days.  It was COLD.


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..  If the pictures aren’t showing, click on the words and you’ll get a pop-up photo window.  I have no idea what’s going on with my pictures today, sorry!

Friday night

Zoe – ain’t she pretty?  She is the happiest yellow Lab.

Saturday & Sunday

pet sitting Pug/Boston terrier mix

Mia & Gabby.  Haven’t seen these two gals in almost 4 years I’d say but they haven’t changed a bit.  Still silly, destructive girls.

I hate the cold but early mornings when it’s freezing-ass cold, they can be pretty beautiful.

Cold winter mornings  Cold winter mornings

cold mornings

lOliver, the handsome black and white kitty that I swear was part-dog. And then Duke.  Silly Duke.  Check him out in the video below (coming later tonight!!!)

Meanwhile, back at home, things were rough.  Poor things (Charlie and Baxter) were reduced to slumbering in the warmth while Mommy was out looking after other pets in -20 wind chill.!!

Duke Duke

Duke and I have this love affair.  No, actually he’s just real silly and a kissy boy.



Portugese Waterdog

Luschia, the Portuguese water dog.

Zoe Zoe

Happy Zoe.

Meanwhile, back at home on Saturday night.  🙂

Cold winter mornings  

Cold winter mornings  Cold winter mornings  Cold winter mornings

Pretty, but damn cold.  Chester was not having the -15 temperatures so he peed and lifted a paw and I walked him around the block with him in my arms.

Zoe and Mun Mun and Pow Pow.

Boisterous but sweet, Bella.

My sweet boys when I got home just moments after 10 pm on Sunday night.  How was your weekend?

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

Hope you’re all having a great week! xo

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