This blog provides inspiration, education, and information to help create and maintain successful connections between pet sitters and their clients for the good of their pets. It also provides information about pet care and the field of pet sitting that will benefit pet sitters, owners, vets, and all pet lovers.
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Learning doesn't always have to be in a classroom I've always been a fan of America's Funniest Videos (AFV). It is wholesome humor that pokes fun at our human and pet natures and foibles. It never ceases to amaze me how humans and pets can get themselves into trouble, even when they aren't looking for it. The photo above is of Todd the cat. She is inspecting my coat during one of my pet sitting visits. Pets are curious and I believe they can become more curious, sometimes fue
I tried this and it seemed to work. Quite a few years ago I worked as a Creative Arts Therapist. One of my co-workers was a music therapist and I learned a lot from her about the effects of music on people's moods and well-being in regards to healing and self-expression. What I didn't learn until I started my professional pet sitting business many years later, was how music, particularly harp music, helps pets in pain. As a pet sitter, I always wanted the pets in my care to f
11 points a pet sitter should keep in mind when dog walking. While a pet sitter/dog walker should walk a client's dog with as much care and attention as they would walk their own dog, there are certain things they should keep in mind because quite frankly, it isn't their dog, and there are additional responsibilities that should be noted. Here are the points I want to share with you today: 1. A walker must add an extra layer of safety and security when walking someone else's
How Sebastian the cat almost used up one of his nine lives. I met Sebastian the cat in my early years of professional pet sitting and cared for him and his two other cat housemates about once a month. He was black and white and looked much like the cat in the above photo, but he had a little more black on him. Sebastian was about 18 years old and had what I dub "Kitty Alzheimers". In his old age, he needed reminders to eat, was on thyroid medication, and drank lots and lots o
I'm happy to share with you that this blog is celebrating two years this month and I would like to thank those of you who have been stopping by to check out what I have to say about pet sitting and the pets we love. When I started this blog I figured it would only be of interest to pet sitters in the USA. As the months have gone by, I've been pleasantly surprised that I also have readers from around the world. This makes me very happy and so I want to give a special shout-out