When I make travel plans for the family one of my first agenda items is making plans for pet care. Our dogs gleefully go to Sheyenne River Kennels – they love it there. I do believe they look forward to our vacations so they can have their own little vacation at the kennels.
But care for our cats is another story. I leave them in their palace – the place they allow us to live with them in. This requires me to find someone reliable to check on them daily. Historically, this has been easier said than done.
I think most folks think cats are fairly self sufficient because they don’t need to be let out into the yard or walked, but that is a fallacy. Cats can be a needy lot. They need to be checked in on or they go about creating mayhem in the house. They need some human interaction when they feel like some attention. I worry about them getting sick when I am gone. I worry about the caretaker accidentally letting them out or locking one of them up in a room for a week without realizing it.
Thinking about all the things that could possibly go wrong with the cats makes me anxious about traveling. So each trip I have tried to find a better solution than the last. This year I finally found a reliable enduring solution that I can feel good about. That solution is Anything but Alligators Pet Sitting. The owner/operator of this service is a lovely, well-organized woman named Leslie.
If you are interested in a reliable pet sitter, visit Anything but Alligators’ Facebook page and send Leslie a message. Her rates are very reasonable and you will travel worry-free with her on the job. I am thrilled to have found her and I know it is just a matter of time until the cats look forward to our vacations. I can live with that. 😉
Day one thousand four hundred and seventy of the new forty – obla di obla da