I’m a member of care.com, a website that connects care givers (like baby sitters/pet sitters) and people seeking them. I got a call on Saturday, and was asked to pet sit two dogs and a cat from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday.
The reason I was asked to stay for nine hours each day was because the dogs were getting spayed on Monday, and the owner wanted someone with them just in case something would happen while he was at work.
I was feeling a little bit nervous on Tuesday morning because I didn’t know what to expect. I’ve done pet sitting for a few years now, but I’ve never had to watch pets that had just undergone surgery. I’m happy to report that all went well (so far–I’m still pet sitting as I write this post, lol)!
I’m pretty much in love with the pets! They are all so calm and loving.
Because I’m pet sitting mostly for the dogs, the owner said he wasn’t too worried about the cat. In fact, he didn’t even tell me its name. He said it wasn’t friendly, but I did get a chance to say hello.
On Tuesday, the dogs slept most of the day. I took them outside to go to the bathroom a few times, gave them medicine, and fed them.
Today (Wednesday), they’ve been much more alert and perky!
The pet owner said I could use his Dutch coffee maker. SCORE.
So what have I been doing all day? I’ve been hanging out with the pups, reading, and working on a final paper for my internship (which I just finished–woo hoo!).
Overall, this pet sitting gig has been amazing. I find looking after animals extremely rewarding, especially ones who just had surgery. I’m making sure to give them lots of extra love and (gentle) cuddles.