I have been pet sitting for over 9 years for various friends and family. I have a large experience with a variety of animals and their needs, I have pet sat cats with fear of strangers, a cat with little to no eyesight and a mucus sneeze, and a registered therapy cat whose owner was out of town for over a month. I have stayed over night with, fed, and walked dogs with different needs, I have pet sat bearded dragons, been in charge of feeding horses and chickens, and I am currently caring for a bunny. I have watched people's fishes and plants at the same time as caring for larger animals. My family's cats and dog have special food needs such as regularized feeding schedule and quantity. I have worked with dogs with moderate to high energy needs such as long walks or running.
Recently, my mother had me watch Radar, chocolate lab, who had just come out of surgery after getting a tumor removed from his eyelid. I had to administer medication and smear his eye with antibacterial. He was miserable, drooling everywhere and whining as the medication for the surgery wore off. I followed him around the house cleaning his drool and helping him get his cone unhooked from passerby objects. His eye healed beautifully.
Throughout all of these experiences I have found myself available to provide some compassion during eventful times. I understand that people have places they need to go and our animal friends cannot attend with us. I also understand that there are times that animals need extra attention and compassion. I believe that when animals are separated from their human companions for any lengthy period to be one of those times. During those times I look forward to providing some company. That is mostly what seems to make a happy pet; company.
I will only agree to watch pets with a meet and greet done prior and a thorough discussion of the given animals needs. This is a precautionary measure for all parties involved and greatly relieves the animals.
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