Daily musings

The perfect Christmas present for anyone!

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in Daily musings

Do you have one of those hard-to-shop-for friends? Either they already have everything that they want, or their standards are so exacting that you break out in a cold sweat trying to figure out what present would meet with their approval? PetBuddies has found the perfect present for you to give! Instead of buying yet another little trinket which will clutter up your friend’s house, or (even worse) will be quietly re-gifted at the first opportunity, why not give a gift which is guaranteed...

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My glamorous job :)

Posted by on Dec 5, 2011 in Daily musings

Ever wondered what the glamorous life of a pet-sitter looks like? Click on the link below to see a video of me getting my hair “done” by a kitty client! If ever you want that bouffant tai-tai “do”, you should consider adopting a kitty like Niobe   [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page ]  

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Simon’s annoying kitten

Posted by on Nov 25, 2011 in Daily musings

Simon sure knows his cats – his every animated video is spot-on!

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Rescue work is for the birds!

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Daily musings

Look at this little guy – isn’t he gorgeous? He was found sitting stunned in a driveway, right behind the wheel of a car that was about to reverse out! My client’s dad, an avid bird lover, fell in love with him right away; and wanted to keep him and nurse him back to health. But some judicious googling uncovered the fact that the little guy is an Oriental Dwarf Kingfisher, with very specific dietary needs. So they decided to do the right thing, and bring little King to the...

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If only they could speak … ?

Posted by on Nov 14, 2011 in Daily musings

Does anyone remember that James Herriot book, ‘If Only They Could Talk’? Or the children’s books about Doctor Dolittle, the vet who could hold a conversation with any animal he met? I don’t you about you, but I talk to my kitty and doggie clients all the time. A running monologue, if you will, since they can’t exactly hold up their end of the conversation … I imagine that their bright eyes and cocked heads mean that they are listening intently, and are trying...

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Don’t touch my “dirty” dog!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2011 in Daily musings

Not so long ago, I was walking one of my dogs when a man coming towards us saw the dog, yelped, and leapt sideways off the pavement onto the road to avoid us. Bear in mind: this was a grown man, in business clothes, and the dog I was walking was a Maltese – small, white and fuzzy, and quite indifferent to people when on his walk. Nevertheless, this man felt that he was so much in danger from my vicious hound that he’d rather take his chances with the taxi drivers whizzing past on...

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