I know people around the world are busy celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day today. In fact, it’s one of the worst days of the year for cat sitters due to traffic disruption in town. However, something else keeps me happy today! Did you know that today, March 17 is also St Gertrude’s Day. And shes the PATRON SAINT OF CATS!! Happy St Gertrude’s Day to you … Continue reading Happy Saint Gertrude’s Day!
Every year, hundreds of cats are being left behind when people relocate to another country. The Travelling Cat Project is a collective effort to demystify international cat travel. Hopefully, by sharing our stories, it will encourage people to relocate with their cat(s). We believe if you manage to move your personal belongings to a new country, you SHOULD BE able to move your cat(s) with you. For a full of … Continue reading The Travelling Cat: Doha via London to Dublin, 2012
I started my own business on 2009. Since then, I am asked regularly how I did it. I notice I keep repeating myself answering these questions (and many others FAQs), I decided to start a series here to answer all of them ONCE AND FOR ALL! (A full list of posts on this series is here). When I tell people what I do for a living, … Continue reading SMOB: Business Idea
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)
After spending a long time in my last post to explain you how easy to start a business, unfortunately I have to go into the negative bit in this post – you might not be cut out for it. Honestly, I am not trying to sound snobbish but starting a business is really not for everyone. Are you a workaholic? Do you enjoy working all day … Continue reading SMOB: Are you cut out for it?
I started my own business on 2009. Since then I am asked regularly if: 1. Can you make money out of it? 2. Do you get any customers? It’s recession! 3. I want to be self employed too! But I don’t know how to start, I will think about it. I notice I keep repeating myself answering these questions (and many others FAQs), I decided to start … Continue reading Start My Own Business (SMOB) series
One of the things I love about being a cat sitter is – I learn so much from the cats I sit. Monkey is a very very smart cat. In fact, she is probably THE smartest cat I have ever met. At least, she is the only one who has successfully tricked me – the so-called ‘cat expert’ – to the point of surrender. And the … Continue reading Monkey – The smartest cat
I spend hours playing with cats every day. You might think it sounds like a fun idea, but when ‘playing’ is part of your job, it is not as fun as everyone thinks. Plus, cats under my care are cats whose human are away, so they tend to be bored and have lots of energy. It’s my duty to make sure they use up that energy, tired out … Continue reading REVIEW: Cat Dancer toy
In my last post, I talked about finding out Larmlarm is a very difficult cat. But he helped me get through depression and gave me enough strength and courage to move to Paris to start a new life. When we moved to Paris, we had nothing. All I had was two suitcases, a one-way ticket,1000 Euro a friend loaned me; and most importantly – LarmLarm. … Continue reading How I became a cat sitter Part 4 – Can one be a cat shrink?
In the last post, I told you we finally took Larmlarm home and were initially very excited about having our own cat. I would like to tell you everything worked out fine and we lived happily ever after. But no. It turns out LARMLARM IS EVIL! Don’t get me wrong, LarmLarm is the love of my life, but he is also the most terrible person … Continue reading How I became a cat sitter Part 3 – OMG my cat is evil!