Sunday, August 11, 2019

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Silly Cat Sunday

My cat, Buster, loves to sit on the bath mat while I shower! Does this happen in your bathroom? 

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Otis, Patch, and Cilley Join the Teacher's Pet Sitting Service Family

For the past two weeks I have had the pleasure of letting Otis the golden retriever out into his yard to play and sniff along with his 

                     Newfoundland friend, Patch, and his

German Shepherd sister, Cilley! Don't worry, Cilley goes out with her siblings but this was the best picture I could get of her!

From left to right are Daisy, Patch, Otis, and Cilley!

They think it's a bonus to have my coon hound, Daisy, join them on occasion and they treat her like one of the family! 

Because they live on a busy street I don't walk them but they enjoy their yard time just as much and I have had the pleasure of getting to know them well this way!

Welcome to the Teacher's Pet Sitting Service family guys!  

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Imagine: Shelter Life Through the Eyes of a Dog

Imagine if this was your view. Day in and day out people would come by and stand in front of your cage and stare at you. They would tell you to sshhh if you barked. They would laugh if you ran around frantically. Some would cry if you looked sad. Imagine people reading the info on your cage and just moving on. Imagine being on display like furniture in a storefront. Can you imagine?
Dogs that are in a shelter cage can feel scared and vulnerable. They often times are anxious and depressed. When looking for a forever family member please take all of this into consideration. Spend time with the dogs outside of their cages. Choose based on your time together...not on what you see through those bars. Shelter life is not real life. Cages can make the gentlest soul appear "crazy" or "aggressive" simply because he is scared.
When visiting a shelter or a pound please be aware of the broken hearts in those cages. Show them respect. If a particular dog acts up when you are in front of his cage please move on. He doesn't want to be on display and has nowhere to hide. Teach your children not to taunt the dogs by running or jumping around. This always leads to more chaos and stress for all.
Shelter dogs had families at one time just like you and I. Each of them has had their lives turned upside down through no fault of their own. Imagine being let down by humans over and over.
Put yourself in their place. Try to imagine