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Pets Locked in a Car

Thursday, 16 July 2015 by
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It’s that time of year again when people leave their pets in their car and dogs and other pets die as a result. In June alone, there were at least three instances of pets dying in a car because they were locked in with the windows rolled up. Thousands of pets die each year from

Coyote Close Encounter

Saturday, 20 June 2015 by
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I have written several blogs about safety around coyotes, but until last weekend, I had not had my own coyote close encounter. It was frightening and awesome at the same time. The weekend it happened, I had a Chihuahua mix boarding with me. Arnie is a great little dog, quiet and friendly and he loves

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Adopt a New Cat

Tuesday, 09 June 2015 by
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After losing two senior cats in the last six months, I decided I was ready to add another cat to my household. I felt there was room in my home and my heart, so I decided to adopt a new cat. I am partial to Siamese so I was hoping to find a Siamese that

Velcro Pets

Wednesday, 27 May 2015 by
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Do you have a Velcro Pet?  I call a pet that has to be next to you whenever you sit a Velcro pet.  They can be cats, dogs or even birds.   Two of my cats qualify as Velcro cats.  If I am on the couch, at least one of them is on me, and

Goodbye to Zooey

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 by
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The hardest thing to do as a pet parent is to say goodbye to our pets.  I recently had to say goodbye to Zooey.   I adopted Zooey 14 years ago from a shelter in Lompoc, California.  She had been found on the streets with a little of kittens.  The shelter spayed her and I

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When you are a pet sitter, you often spend holidays and weekends in someone else’s home.  Valentine’s Day was no different.  I had three different clients that needed my services over the weekend that also included President’s Day.   The first was for clients that have three kitties.  I have worked for them for almost

Flying with Your Pet

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 by
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Sometimes it becomes necessary to travel a long distance with your pet. Maybe you are moving across country or are a snowbird that spends part of the year in the north and part in the south. You may consider flying with your pet as an option, which can work fine if you take your pet

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Does your pet like to follow a routine?  Many do and are much happier if they eat at the same time each day, walk at the same time and go to bed at the same time and place each day.   I recently met a new client that reinforced this concept for me.  She has

Selfies with Pets

Thursday, 15 January 2015 by
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Selfies have become extremely popular so it is natural that selfies with pets are being seen more and more often.  If you have a Facebook page, have you posted a selfie with your pets?   It is so easy these days to take decent quality pictures with our phones or Smartphones.  Push a button and

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Do you buy holiday gifts for your pets?  Many of us consider our pets part of our family so it is natural to think of them when buying gifts for the holidays.  I know my shopping is not complete until I find the perfect gift (or gifts) for my three cats.   Last year, I

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