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Are you curious to know what your feline friends does with us while your away?  Well, we’re excited to share our stories with you!  Here are a few tails of our adventures cat sitting in Toms River!

Everyone say HI to Miles!

Miles

Miles

When we first started caring for Miles in 2009, his Mommy said he was shy and probably wouldn’t want much to do with us.  This was true – for the first visit.  He was a black flash of fur that ran out from under a bed and down the hallway.  But his shyness was no match for my love of kitties!  I talked to him while I cleaned the litter boxes, gave him food and water, and completed the house chores. I played with his sister and told him he was missing out on all the fun.   During my second visit, I talked to him more and when he came out to inspect me, I slowly bent down and let him approach me.  I was sure not to make any quick movements, so he could continue to feel safe in my presence.  After a few minutes, I picked up a toy and we began to play!

Since that visit, Miles typically greets me in the living room, says HELLO and talks to me for a while.  He is quick to jump on the counter and remind me that he needs his daily brushing.  We play with toys, I lavish him with attention and lots of petting & scratches.  Miles likes to drink water from the bathtub, so he escorts me to the powder room so I can freshen his water supply.

He actually became a more social cat after our first cat sitting appointment.  His mom has told me that it changed his personality.  🙂

Miles in the tub

Miles in the tub

Now, let’s meet Maggie, Chase and Zach!

Their mom contacted us after Maggie was diagnosed with Diabetes and her veterinarian recommended our services so mom wouldn’t have to cancel a vacation.  The first time we cared for them, it was only Maggie and Chase – Zach is a new addition!

Maggies, Chase and Zach are probably the sweetest kitties you’ll ever meet!  They all enjoy some wet food morning and night, which can be tricky because the boys try to eat Maggie’s!  We sit in the kitchen with them and play moderator because it’s important Maggie eats all her own wet food before we administer her insulin.  Sometimes, Maggie prefers to eat by herself, so she’ll saunter into the bathroom and jump on to the counter and wait for her food – she knows we’ll close the door so the boys leave her alone.

Maggie

Maggie

 

 

Chase

Chase

Zach

Zach

 

 

 

 

 

 

After everyone has eaten and Maggie has had her insulin and some TLC, it’s party time!  The boys are all about running around and playing! I sprinkle a little cat nip on one of their cat trees and they usually coming bounding up to try to catch it before it hits the carpet.  We play with toys left around the house (they are VERY lucky kitties who have a VERY kitty friendly home) and entice them into tunnels and up onto different levels of their trees.  They play with each other as well as zip around the house as fast as they can!

Chase stalking me

Chase stalking me

Chase POUNCING out from the tunnel

Chase POUNCING out from the tunnel

We always leave with a smile on our face after caring for these 3 awesome cats!

Wave Your Paws to TigerLenny!

TigerLenny lives in home with 3 other kitties who are all pretty social.  But TigerLenny isn’t very social and will do everything in his power to stay hidden from your sight.  So, we respect that he isn’t going to greet us and want to play.  We take our shoes off, and walk very quietly when we work in the rooms where he likes to hide.  We don’t try to talk to him or engage him because we don’t want to make him uncomfortable.  We scoop the litter boxes are quickly as quietly as we can.  We look for him, just so we can visually see that he isn’t hurt or ill and then we leave his area.

Chester and TigerLenny

Chester and TigerLenny

We truly believe each cat is an individual and we care for them as such.  While we would always LOVE to play and socialize with our feline friends, we understand that not every cat wants the attention.  Heck, we even had a client tell us NOT to even look for her cat while we were in her home because he would attack us if we looked at him!

 

2 Responses to “What Happens During a Cat Sitting Visit?”

  1. Pam Husik says:

    You certainly have been a wonderful influence on Miles. He has gone from being a ‘scaredy cat” to Mr. Social since you’ve been visiting him. While he’s still cautious around strangers, overall he is more vocal, outgoing and demanding!
    We are never concerned when you are taking care of him and he thoroughly enjoys your visits. Actually, I think you spoil him since he expects a lot more of me after he’s been spending time with you.
    Thanks for being such a wonderful sitter and friend to our furry guy.

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