Pet Sitting Adventures – January 2018 Edition
Hello my friends and welcome. Last weekend was CRAZY busy. By the end, I was just exhausted though, so I took two days off from my Monday to Friday gig to sleep and be lazy. Getting to it, here is the deal for any new readers. 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. If you want to check out another pet post, check out another fun post, check out things I’ve learned over the last five years of pet sitting.
So let’s get to it, shall we? Weekend Stats:
- Number of booked visits: 37 scheduled and one cancellation on Saturday. There was 4 on Friday night, 18 on Saturday and 14 on Sunday.
- Animals: Dogs and Cats, two chinchillas.
- Distance driven in weekend (Friday night at 7:30 pm to Sunday night at 10:30 pm): 369 kilometres.
- Weather: Really freaking cold!!
The elusive Boo. She isn’t so elusive with me anymore, but it took her a long time to trust and come out of hiding. She used to hide in her Momma’s dressing room or behind a chair, but now she’ll come out and she’s quiet as a Mouse but oh so sweet and pretty.
Sweet, old gal Charlotte. She’s about 18 but the sweetest momma. She just wants cuddles and occasionally likes to perch on your shoulders like she’s a bird.
Sweet Cinder. She has the prettiest emerald green eyes I’ve ever seen on a kitty cat.
Jack, up on the counter, getting into everything. He’s definitely a dog in a cat’s body. LOL
Just look at this face and tell me it doesn’t say TROUBLE. LOL!
So pretty, eh, but damn it was such a cold night. It was -24º Celsius without the windchill, it was snowing the roads were an absolute mess.
Just look at this happy guy ^, this is Patch and he’s about 13. He’s an Australian Sheppard mix with a Doodle. 🙂 I looked after this gent all weekend long.
Saturday & Sunday
So cold. Saturday was just brutal.
Quick in and outs for pees were all puppy paws could tolerate.
Patch stole my mitts and thought it was a game! lol
The other Patch I was seeing last weekend. He lasted about 3 minutes outside before his paws got cold.
Derby. He’s just a pup still, maybe 10 months. It was my first time meeting him but I had been to the home many, many times over the years to see their previous dog, Chelsea, a sweet German short-haired Pointer. Although it was sure nice meeting Derby, gosh I miss Chelsea.
By this point, it was about -15 Celsius and Sedrick here, he lasted about 20 minutes on a walk but he’s just a robust dude.
Will, freezing his tush off!
Oh how I love Gus.
Walking Patch on Sunday when it was a balmy -10 Celsius. Practically shorts weather, people!! Kidding!
Patch playing with his stuffed chicken. 🙂
Cooper. This Aussie smiles but I wasn’t able to get it on camera, I wasn’t quick enough.
Well that’s it for now, friends. I hope you enjoy the pet pictures as much as I do. I have some video footage from the weekend that I may add later, but we’ll see.
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂