Trick of the Trade: How to give tablets to your cat? (in a reasonably painless manner…) Version 2

Some time ago, I have done a post on how to give tablets to your cat in a reasonably painless manner. That method works with nearly 90% of the cats I know (not a scientific statistics, just a matter of speech!) However, as you all know, cats are some of the most unpredictable animal on earth, of course there will be some cats who don’t … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: How to give tablets to your cat? (in a reasonably painless manner…) Version 2

Pros and cons of being a cat sitter

First of all, just to get this out of the way. I LOVE BEING A CAT SITTER. I do. I love my life style, I love my human customers, I love my cat customers, I love that I am doing something I am passionate about every day to the point that I never feel like I am working. But having said that, I am sick of … Continue reading Pros and cons of being a cat sitter

Trick of the Trade: What’s in my bag for Catsmas sitting?

Christmas cat sitting challenge is on full speed tomorrow, which means I will be on the road from 6am to 6pm or even later. I might have limited access to shops and need to be comfortable for long duration of being outdoor. Therefore, Catsmas sitting require special packing. I will write another post to show you my normal gear after New Year. In this picture, … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: What’s in my bag for Catsmas sitting?

Trick of the trade: always lock ALL doors behind you

As a cat sitter, we open a lot of doors. And with that, we also close and LOCK a lot of doors. So Trick of the Trade to share with you today – ALWAYS lock all the doors behind you.  Whatever the door is. Front door, back door, side door, shed doors, everything. If the doors were lock when you came in, lock it back … Continue reading Trick of the trade: always lock ALL doors behind you

Trick of the Trade: always put your foot or handbag to block the door

I have opened roughly 250 family doors and entered their home in the past 5 years. I have never once let a cat escape out the front door. What’s the tip? I always put my foot or my handbag to block the door open turning the key. So to achieve this… As far as I know, all professional pet sitter around the world do that, … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: always put your foot or handbag to block the door

Trick of the Trade: always ring the bell before entering (a presumably empty house)

As a cat sitter, I do pick up a lot of ‘trick of the trade’. Some of them I learnt from mistakes…(oh yes, I do make mistakes and I don’t want to think about them right now…) But my mistake is your gain. Trick of the Trade (TOTT) is a series where I will tell you all about them. Some of them can be useful … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: always ring the bell before entering (a presumably empty house)