Pet Sitting Adventures – August Edition
Hello my friends and welcome. It’s been four weeks since I last checked in. This weekend was BUSY, but let’s be real – when are the weekends chill and easygoing, with few visits? Gone are those days, which is good for business, but damn, if only I could clone and teleport myself so that I could get to more pet visits, it would be much, much better. But I digress, I get by and it’s all in good fun. On Sunday morning, I had a potential new hire join me from 7 am to about 11 am, showing him what pet visits entail, what we do and all the things related to the job. He asked a ton of questions and I was honest and open about things. Sure, being a pet sitter is lots of fun but it isn’t always rainbows and unicorns. Sometimes we look after sick, elderly or special needs pets and it isn’t always easy or ‘fun’. This also isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You really have to be someone special that enjoys this but loves doing what they do. It was a great morning with him, my only regret was a morning cat client we had that cancelled and it would have been great to show Keegan how to give an insulin shot to a cat, but that’s okay. Anyways, it was a good weekend of pet sitting and I have no complaints other than I’m just a wee bit tired. Oh well. So let’s get to it, shall we?
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: 32 in total – 2 on Friday evening and 18 on Saturday and 11 on Sunday.
- Animals: Dogs, cats, chinchillas, fish and guinea pigs
- Distance driven in weekend (Friday night at 6 pm to Sunday night at 10 pm): 319 kilometers
- Weather: Hot, sunny, cloudy, a bit drizzly. It was a bit of a mixed bag in terms of weather.
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.
My little retirement home buddy, Chester
Saturday & Sunday
Some really pretty garden beds at the retirement home I do visits at. Residents can take care of their own beds and man do they ever look good.
I can never get a good picture of the two chinchilla’s at this house but he’s a semi-decent one. The two in the house are super friendly and ultra soft. And one of them loves getting hand fed raisins. Adorable, right?Old girl, Charlotte
Gus and his home. Some of the homes we visit are just incredible. At this home, I was taking out recycling to the garage and what do I almost walk into? A Mercedes McLaren P1. I’ve only ever seen these cars in magazines and to see it in person? Oh my gosh!! No pictures, but yep, I’m a huge car buff. 🙂
Some of the pretty flowers I saw while out doing visits on Saturday
Well that’s it for now. I hope you enjoy the pet pictures as much as I do. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂