Perfect…unless you have alligators.

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

Ms. C

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I teach at NDSU...but I remain a student of life with all the enthusiasm that entails. My favorite saying is, "Sometimes you have to take the leap and build your wings on the way down." In the new forty that is what I am doing...building my wings.
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One Response to Perfect…unless you have alligators.

  1. tim haering says:

    Anything but Alligators. Sounds like something from Seinfeld. I can’t leave my babies just anywhere either. Took my first trip in 6 years last December because I actually found someone to walk and feed my doggie kids. I pay ‘em $100 a day too, to induce loyalty and hopefully a little extra TLC. My beasts won’t get 3 walks a day with someone who lets them eat chicken bones but won’t let them sniff more than 15 seconds, but they get to stay home and sleep in their replica scale-model Thinking Chair. And I don’t suffer a day of 10th Avenue Freeze Out and doggie dander because they were so stressed about the strange kennel and my sudden disappearance. You’re a good egg, Noonan.

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