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 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)

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

WHAT?! I heard you said, after reading the title of this post. I hear you. Trust me. In my job, I have to give a lot of tablets to a lot of cats. A LOT. We usually go with the instruction given by the cat parents, but when in doubt, this always save our day… Yes, the Aldi cat sticks treat. It doesn’t have to … Continue reading Trick of the Trade: How to give tablets to your cat? (in a reasonably painless manner…)