Pet Sitting Adventures – May Edition 14

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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. 

Weekend Stats:

  • 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!

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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

Friday Night
When I got home from my three visits, my two:
Baxter

Charlie Charlie

Saturday & Sunday

Saturday morning

Chester Muffie

Two of the dogs we care for that live with the mum’s at the retirement home.

Snails

A bunch o’ snails

Robin the cat Robin the cat

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….

Lucy

Charlie and Lucy

Charlie and Lucy Charlie and Lucy

And then back at home…

The Boys Baxter

Charlotte Charlotte and Jack

Charlotte and I

Charlotte and Jack Charlotte and Jack

Jack is constantly stalking his 18-year old sister because, you know, he doesn’t get enough food.  Lies! lol

Charlotte on my shoulders

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.

Scottish Fold Scottish Fold

Scottish Fold Scottish Fold Scottish Fold

Norwich Terrier

Tuck

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. 🙂

Norwich Terrier

I’ll include him in some of the video I’ll post – he was just so wiggly and kissy!

Charlie Lucy

Charlie and Lucy (they looove to play ball)

Mocha Spaniel

Scottish Fold

Afghan hound

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

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  • All these animal pictures make me so happy! But so sad about that hawk – good reminder, we try to keep our kitty on a leash/harness when she goes outside with us, so we’ll be sure to keep doing that.

  • Kim Munoz

    I love these photos! Lily is one cool kitty too! I have never seen a Scottish Fold. When we lived in Florida I saw my moms dog almost carried away. Luckily we were coming out and scared the damn thing away. So sad that she had to see and go through that.

  • Such cute animals! And poor Robin! What a sweet little face he has. I hope his brother was able to escape and can find his way home again.

  • Aw, so many cute kitties!

  • shootingstarsmag

    Oh no – I’m so sorry to hear about Robin’s brother. That’s got to be awful! 🙁

    Love the photos though. 🙂

    -Lauren
    http://www.shootingstarsmag.net

  • I love sharing these posts and photos with you guys, it always makes me smile when you guys smile, too. 🙂
    That’s fantastic you can take your cat out on a leash. And that she tolerates it, too. It just broke my heart when I found out about Mooshie. The mom and dad must be devastated, I can’t imagine witnessing that…

  • Thanks babe! Lily is so cool, eh? Did you show your kids pictures or the video of her?
    Wow, that must’ve been scary to witness, and holy $hit your moms dog was lucky you guy were around and saw what could’ve been.

  • I’m so blessed! 🙂

  • I think that’s what the owners were hoping, that he was dropped and someone would’ve found him in the area… but sadly I don’t think that was the case. 🙁

  • Thanks so much Lauren, glad you liked the photos of all the pets. 🙂

  • Olivia Bufo

    Omg I love pet sitting and it looks like you love it too!

  • It’s the most rewarding, part time “job” I’ve ever had. It’s so much fun!! 🙂

  • That’s horrible about Robin’s brother. I can’t even imagine how horrifying that must have been for their owner. 🙁

    You get to sit for so many adorable pets! Every picture and every second of your video really captures their personalities, and how much they enjoy their time with you. Your video was GREAT. I especially liked Robin being brushed and that wiggly Tuck!

  • Isn’t it?! I’m sure it was an image that will forever stay burned into the mind of the owner who saw it all. 🙁

    I really do have the best clients and 95% of them are photogenic. They’re all just so different and happy and … dogs are just such free spirits. They make me stop and appreciate everything that’s going a million miles a second around me. Like I’ve said before, it’s the best and I can’t see myself ever quitting. 🙂

    Hope you’re doing well Kevin, it’s Friday! Woohooo!! 🙂 Have a great weekend.