Coping with the Loss of Your Beloved Pet
The loss of a pet can be as devastating, and in some cases more so, than the loss of a human loved one.
As a pet sitter and dog walker, I take care of many client's pets. I love them as if they are my own pet. Over the past three years, I have had to say goodbye to quite a few animals. It is never an easy thing to cope with. I cry and grieve, just as I would for my own pet.
People grieve in many different ways.You can experience different emotions like, anger, sadness, depression, denial, and then eventually, acceptance and peace.
My New Best Friend
Recently, I had the pleasure of pet sitting a Desert Tortoise. Abandon by the previous owner, my clients adopted him and made him part of the family. He is at least 20 years old.
The desert tortoises live approximately 50 to 80 years; they grow slowly and generally have low reproductive rates. They spend most of time in burrows, rock shelters, and pallets to regulate body temperature and reduce water loss. This guy did come out of his burrow for me. I fed him lettuce right out of my hand.
Leta and The Monkey
There is nothing more sweet and endearing than seeing a full grown Rottweiler walking down the pathway with a stuffed monkey in her mouth. Leta is proud of that little monkey. Her daddy bought it for her at a garage sale. She saw a basket of stuffed animals and decided, this little monkey is the best!
I pet sit for Leta a couple times a year and she amazes me. She is the most loving and loyal dog I know. When she takes her walks with daddy and they pass by my door, Leta pulls her dad to my front door so that we can visit.
I found this great recipe on Allrecipes.com for homemade doggie biscuits.
Please read over the ingredients before you make them in case your doggie is allergic to any of the ingredients.
DOG TREATS I
Original recipe makes 4 dozen
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/3 cup margarine
- 1 cup boiling water
- 3/4 cup cornmeal
- 2 teaspoons white sugar
- 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 1 egg, beaten
- 3 cups whole wheat flour
Spring Break 2015
Have you started making plans yet for Spring Break?
There is always so much to think about.
Number one, of course, is where you will be heading? If you are planning to stay at a hotel or bed & breakfast you, and you are planning to bring along your furry family member, you will have to check to see if it a pet friendly place. Not all hotels and motels accept animals.
With that being said, sadly, you now have found out that you cannot bring your beloved pet. What are you going to do?
10 Ways to Exercise With Your Pet
The Pudgy Pet Problem
Dogs may be the best workout partners ever, but too many of them aren't getting enough exercise. Nor are cats. Experts estimate that nearly 35 percent of pets today are overweight, which increases their risk for many serious conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, breathing problems, and heart disease.
Blame the pudgy pet problem on too many treats and not enough leash time. According to our friends at Active.comand celebrity trainer Gunnar Peterson for
2015 is the year to be happy, healthy and fit. There are some great ways that you and your pet can stay in shape;
- Going to dog parks.
The San Diego Humane Society is having two events this weekend that can help you achieve your goal.
Fit with Fido" Adoption Promo:Between January 23 and 25,
the adoption fee for all adult dogs is just $15! Let love back into your life
by visiting any of our campuses to adopt a new furry best friend - and workout
Day and Life of a Pet Sitter/Dog Walker
I love my job. What job can be better than being a Pet Sitter/Dog Walker?
My day consists of visiting the most sweetest, intelligent, and fun clients. I never have to worry about someone being rude to me or yelling at me just because they think I looked at them the wrong way. Animals show nothing less than love and kindness. Sometimes, I will get a bark or a meow to let me know it is time to show them some more attention or they are hungry.
Pumpkin is Whiskers and Tails newest edition and she sure is a sweetie pie.
Pumpkin just showed up on her owners door one day and the rest is history.
She loves playing with a feather toy and enjoys being petted and brushed.
Cats are easy to entertain. Half of the time they just enjoy being by themselves or looking out the window at the birds.
This is one of Whiskers and Tails steady clients.
His name is Spirit and one of his favorite toys is this Red-Squeeky ball. It is also scented with Bacon. He loves it.
Sometimes, all it takes is a simple little toy to keep the largest pets entertained.
This ball is manufactured by Hartz.
Try it out!