Sunday, April 23, 2017

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ragdoll Siblings, Poco and Tripper, Join the Teacher's Pet Sitting Service Family

I'd like to introduce you to ragdoll siblings, Poco, and her brother,

Tripper who have been in my care twice a day for a week while their owner is on a much needed vacation. 

The reason why Poco and Tripper need twice-a-day visits is because they have restrictive diets that are opposite from one another and need to be monitored while they eat to ensure that they stay healthy. Believe it or not they have been trained to go to their color-coded bowls! Poco (on the right) has been known to sneak away from her pink bowl to snatch some of her brother's food on occasion! 

If you live in the Dover, New Hampshire, area and have cats who are in need of once or twice-a-day visits in the comfort of their own home please consider Teacher's Pet Sitting Service to take care of them. I offer 11 years of professional pet sitting experience, excellent references, and reasonable rates! 


Friday, April 21, 2017

Deco Dogs Daycare and Grooming in Dover, NH, Is the Place to Get Nailed!

If anyone in Dover, New Hampshire, and surrounding towns has been searching for a place to get their dog's nails clipped please give Deco Dogs Daycare and Grooming on 21 Back River Road in Dover a try! 

I am drawn to small daycare settings where dogs are known on an intimate basis and because of that Daisy can't wait to race to Deco Dog's  door to visit her groomer and friend, Amber (pictured above and below), for her appointments since 2011! 

Customer service is impeccable at Deco Dogs Daycare and Grooming and Daisy and I ALWAYS feel like valued customers! Sometimes they are able to fit Daisy in on the same day I call as was the case last week but otherwise Daisy gets to sneak in a few days time! To make an appointment call 603-749-7387 and I promise that you and your dog(s) won't be disappointed!

Thursday, April 20, 2017

What Do Pet Sitters Do When They Visit Cats?

The one question that continually pops up about my life as a professional pet sitter  is "What do you do when you visit cats, anyway? It must be the easiest job ever!"

Well, yes, it is pretty easy to visit cats but some forget that cats are just as social as dogs are (if not more) and expect to get their needs met at each cat sitting visit. For example, Xlavia needs plenty of exercise so her purple feather toy keeps her moving for awhile until 

she decides she needs a peaceful form of exercise, yoga, and promptly starts her practice in her favorite pose, the cobra. I'm impressed with her purr-fect form, aren't you? 

And speaking of having forms down pat, Xlavia entertains herself by making sure I use the correct form as I change the litter box. Of all of the cat sitting tasks I perform changing the litter box is not one of my favorites but no matter how unpleasant it is, it needs to be done at each visit. 
Of course, Xlavia and her 19 year old sister, Wiggy, needs to have their food and water bowls refreshed daily. Often pets are less enthusiastic about eating and drinking when their owners are away from them so it always warms my heart to see my clients eat when I'm nearby. 
It is also very rewarding to see old cats like Wiggy stand on her tiny arthritic paws to ask for more treats, more pets, and more kitty talk. 
But when cat clients refuse to let me leave by sitting on my gloves and cat sitting forms I regret that I have to leave but I take comfort that I have fulfilled their needs for one day until I visit them again. 

If you live in the Dover, New Hampshire, and are in need of a reliable and experienced cat sitter please contact me! I'd be more than happy to help! 

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

My Wickedly-Purrfect Visits With Elphaba

 I'm proud to introduce you to my new friend, Elphaba, who warmed up to me on her second visit even though it was predicted that it would take her a lot more time to get used to me! 

In case you are a theater junkie, you may wonder where Elphaba got her name, right? She was named after the Wicked Witch of the West from the Broadway hit, Wicked, who never truly becomes wicked at all and that aptly describes my four-legged friend purrfectly!

Elphaba's exposed belly and

contented purring on my lap told the T-A-I-L that she is pleased with her new pet sitter!

If you are looking for an alternative to boarding facilities for your cat please consider in-home cat sitting with Teacher's Pet Sitting Service! I offer competitive rates, over ten years of pet sitting experience, and excellent references! For further information about my services please visit my website today!