Latest news from our dog sitter Vanessa

This month we are paying tribute to one of our client’s much loved pets, Todd the Labrador, they lost him a couple of months ago; was a very special boy and is very much missed by his owners.

Our pet sitter Vanessa is the sitter who mainly cares for this client’s pets, was very upset too; our sitters grow to love the pets that they have cared for over a number of years and the pets love them back.

I think that this photograph, sent to us by our client, is quite poignant, the light caught by the camera looks just like a star, which this lovely dog certainly was.

Todd the black lab

Want to become a house or pet sitter? We are recruiting now!

Hello to all our blog readers,

our dog sitterThis month we are starting a big recruitment drive for house and pet sitters, all over our area, Central England, North and South Midlands and Cotswolds, in particular.

We need some single sitters but also would love more couples to join our merry band of sitters too.

If you are animal lovers and would like to do something in retirement, that is fun filled and adventurous, then call us for a very informal chat.

I have attached a photo of Joe Ellis, one of our sitters, reading a story to Monty the Labrador and Kay Walker, bulldog playingsaying hello to Marmaduke, one of the gorgeous feline friends in her care.

And who could resist our lovely friend, Jeff the Boxer, every one of our sitters, who has looked after Jeff, loves him to pieces.

Dogs, cats and small domestic pets are the mainstay of our service; however we are always looking for sitters capable of equine care too, some of the work with horses is hands on, some is basic care, so all competent lovers of horses and ponies, not forgetting donkeys too, please speak to us!

cat sitterSo, if our photos have tempted you, do give us a ring.  We would love to take you through, what is involved in pet and house sitting.

It is a lovely hobby job to have in retirement, and although it carries responsibilities, you are secure in having the umbrella of an agency, covering you with everything from insurance, to guaranteed replacement sitters, should you be unable to complete an assignment for whatever reason.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Hello and very belated Happy New Year to all my readers!

dog with a toyAt last we are experiencing a little frost and more seasonal weather is forecast, for the coming week; good news for the farmers and the over saturated ground but not so good for my friends the hedgehogs.

Poor little prickly pals haven’t hibernated as normal, November to March, I keep telling them, when I see them in my garden but they aren’t listening to me.

We have a big pile of tree branches at the top of my garden, for hibernation purposes. I am going to visit my friends the hedgehogs, during this week and encourage them to eat all the food we put out, because, if the cold snap forces them into hibernation underweight, even more of them will not survive the rest of the winter.

December was the wettest month on record and all our wildlife has suffered, trying to find enough of the food supplies, depleted by the constant heavy rain.

cat sitter with ginger cat

Our sitters have been up against it too , all winter; in particular, the farm animals and outdoor pets in our care, have been a real issue for us, as you would imagine.
Not to mention the ‘showering down’ of mud coated, wet dogs, every time they are walked!

Never mind, Spring is around the corner and hopefully some sunshine at long last too!
I hope you like the photo of Kay, one of our lovely pet sitters, with Arthur the marmalade cat; she sent us the photo from an assignment, she took this time last year, when the weather was as it should be for January.

See you in February!