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!

Cat Sitting Visit

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.

Zach

Zach

Chase

Chase

Maggie

Maggie

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 catnip 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 a zip around the house as fast as they can!

Chase POUNCING out from the tunnel

Chase POUNCING out from the tunnel

Chase stalking me

Chase stalking me

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

Wave Your Paws to TigerLenny!

TigerLenny lives in a 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 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!