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?

Why do you need a professional pet sitter?

I don’t actually got asked this question anymore. In fact, I don’t remember when was the last time someone asked me that question. I would like to think the Maow Care website has been effective enough that people don’t feel they need to ask. But in case you are someone who is not familiar with the concept or you are a pet sitter in an area with a … Continue reading Why do you need a professional pet sitter?

SMOPB – Step 1: before you start – research

I started my own pet sitting business (SMOPB) 5 years ago, I have been asked again and again how did I do it. In fact, I have been approached by numerous individuals for the past few years asking for advices and tips to start their own pet sitting business. I am one for information sharing and karma. Every time, I would answer all their questions … Continue reading SMOPB – Step 1: before you start – research

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)

What does it mean to be a cat sitter?

This happens to me all the time. ‘What are you doing in Ireland?’ ‘I live here.’ ‘You work?’ ‘Er..yes.’ (I always wonder if people are asking me this as in ‘are you on welfare? Taking advantage of my country?’ but I could be over-sensitive…) ‘What do you do?’ (I thought to myself, ‘oh gawd…not again.’) ‘Er…I am self employed.’ ‘Oh what is that about?’ (‘Here … Continue reading What does it mean to be a cat sitter?

Bindi and Bruchnal – the Westlife problem…

Here is the thing: when people think about being a cat-sitting, they tend to think of me hanging out in people’s home with a cat on lap. Well, it is part of it. In fact, I dare say it is only HALF of it, might even be less than half some days. What people fail to realise is, the ‘getting from point A to point … Continue reading Bindi and Bruchnal – the Westlife problem…

Monkey – the smartest cat (Part 2)

After this saga, you would have thought we learn our lesson. But no, we didn’t, we were still convinced that we were smarter than cats and we could get them under control. Of course, Monkey knows better and was determined to show us how wrong we were (again). After the ‘Monkey gone missing’ incident, I had a long discussion with Monkey’s mum and asked how … Continue reading Monkey – the smartest cat (Part 2)