Me with my first dog client, Rocky, in 2006 (please ignore my too-short hairdo!)
When I started Teacher's Pet Sitting Service I naively thought that every cat and dog would be our clients forever but I quickly found out that I was wrong. When the economy slowed down we lost several of our clients due to sudden unemployment while others moved out of our service area but the worst reason for losing a client was due to the passing of our four-legged friends.
Most recently, we received the news that Bast, a 20-something tortoise shell cat, passed away due to complications from seizures and a stroke.
When we saw her in September she had lost sight in one eye and she was much thinner than normal. Despite her poor eyesight, Bast navigated throughout the house like a pro and she was quite aware of her surroundings until a grand mal seizure ended her life a few days ago.
It is hard to believe we will never see Bast again but it is a comfort to know that she is no longer in pain and that she truly appreciated our services. Rest in peace, old girl!