Pet Sitting Adventures – May Edition
Hello my friends and welcome. This past weekend I worked and I was very much looking forward to it as it felt like AGES had passed since I last worked (only 4 weekends ago). Also, I was feeling a bit down and stressed leading up to the weekend, so I was welcoming the thought of spending my weekend with dogs and cats that I could pet and love on to my heart was content. It was a busy and fulsome weekend and it finally feels like we’re So 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 last five years. It was a job that I just happen to stumble upon I guess at the right time and I feel so blessed to be able to do what I do. I get to spend time with animals and anyone that knows me well will tell you that my heart is with four-legged creatures; I am often saying that I prefer animals over people, but that’s just me. 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 loving on it and I’ve been known to on many occasions to stop the car and get out to 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. It’s crazy, but it’s true and I love every second of it.
- Number of booked visits: 3 on Friday evening and 14 each for Saturday and Sunday, both. Total: 31 visits (and there were two other people helping with pet visits, so the weekend was, as you can see, very busy.)
- Animals: Dogs, cats, chinchillas, guinea pigs, fish.
- Distance driven in weekend (Friday night at 6 pm to Sunday night at 10 pm): 260 kilometers
- Weather: It was spitting a bit on Friday night and sort of the same on Saturday, but Sunday, wow, Sunday was just beautiful. Very sunny, hot and it felt like summer!
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.
Saturday & Sunday
Two of the dogs we care for that live with the mum’s at the retirement home.
This is Robin, I know I’ve shown you guys this fella before in a video where he’s drinking out of a tap. This sweet boy lost his feline brother over a week ago. He was a shy kitty and liked to go out on his 5th story balcony with his mum. Well, on this day, he was outside and mum went back into the kitchen for something. She glanced out from her kitchen sink and she saw her beloved cat being whisked away by a friggin HAWK. How devastating!! It’s been on my mind since I found out and I just had to post on Facebook about, that to keep a good watch over your small cats and dogs when outside; you just never know. I know that if I’m this distraught about it, the cat’s mum and dad must be pretty devastated….
Charlie and Lucy
And then back at home…
Jack is constantly stalking his 18-year old sister because, you know, he doesn’t get enough food. Lies! lol
Here’s Lily, a beautiful Scottish Fold. Most people have never heard of them, much less seen or pet one and she’s just a darling, despite looking super moody and intense. She’s actually a lovely cat. And those ears, they are so darn adorable.
The cutest Norwich Terrier. This little pup, Tuck, was the first of the breed I’ve met. I’ve only ever seen the breed in dog shows, never in person. He was so darn cute and such a kissy boy. 🙂
I’ll include him in some of the video I’ll post – he was just so wiggly and kissy!
Charlie and Lucy (they looove to play ball)
Here is Pinka, one of two Afghan Hounds I made a visit to on Sunday afternoon.
My next pet sitting weekend isn’t until July since were taking a week’s vacation camping from June 23 to the 30th. See you in July!
Hope you’re all having a great week! xo