I bought two new litter boxes yesterday. This pic is of Sunny sleeping in one (no litter in them yet).
That's his favourite ball there
I have a feeling they are too small. Look at what else has to fit in one.
Can you see her looking at me out of the corner of her eye? Cats don't do that too often and I never know if I should laugh or back up. She is twice Sunny's size so I'm afraid if she gets in we will need the jaws of life to get her out. I guess I should return them, huh? Maybe I'll keep one for Sunny to sleep in though.
Admit it. You cannot go to the pet store and only pick up food. You must look at the toys. After all, your little sweetie deserves a new toy, right? You imagine taking it home and opening it while your pet watches you and goes mental at your feet. You imagine giving it to them and basking in the joy of watching them play with it or the two of you playing together. Awww it just doesn't get any better than that.
Now that you are sufficiently motivated, you begin to scan the shelves for something awesome. Then you spot it. That perfect toy. It is in a box so it must be a good toy because all the really good toys come in a box. It promises your pet will have "hours of fun". It doesn't say how many hours but you know it must be a lot of hours because toys that come in boxes are always made by reputable companies. The box also says the pet will not be able to break it. My God! Have you found the one toy they cannot break? Grab it. Grab it now!
Once you pick it up you see the price tag. Oh. You begin to deflate a little. Now you are not so sure about the toy. So you tuck it under your arm and walk around the store for a bit trying to look as if you are still shopping. Suddenly the store clerk is by your side. You jump because you didn't see her coming. She asks in that store clerk voice "Finding everything OK today?" You are wondering if she notices the box tucked under your arm. She does. When customers pick the boxed toys off the shelf a silent alarm goes off that alerts them and they spring into action. She continues "I see you are interested in the (pick a name that means outrageously expensive toy). I bought one of those for my pet (they always say that) and he loves it. Yep, hasn't stopped playing with it." Your eyes are now starting to glaze over. How can you back out of this gracefully?
You begin searching for your cell phone, pretending it is on vibrate. You excuse yourself and begin talking to no one but pretending it is your spouse calling. "Yes dear. I'm still at the pet store. pause. Really? Well I better head home then. I love you. See you shortly. Bye." Now you can back away and save face. You hand the box over to the sales clerk and explain you can't take the time right now as you have to get home. With little beads of sweat on your forehead you try not to run as you make your way to the door. Before you can escape, you are startled once again by the sales clerk calling out to you "Excuse me. Did you still want the pet food?" Without turning around, your hand on the door knob, you respond abruptly that you will have to come back for it later. Persisting, the sales clerk asks "Do you want me to hold it for you behind the counter?" This time you respond "NO!" and finally you do run out the door.
Back in the safety of your car you turn on the a/c, lean back in the seat, close your eyes and try to collect yourself. A sudden knock on the window causes you to jump again. The sales clerk has followed you to your car. She has something in her hand she wants to give you. You reach over and lock all the doors and roll the window down only enough for the paper to be passed through. She explains "I forgot to give you this store coupon to use at your next visit". You thank her and drive to a drug store to pick up something for your headache.
You will notice from time to time your cat's tail vibrating. This means they are expressing great joy and anticipating something really good coming their way. It is the cat's way of saying "YAY!" It may also be used to express their love for you.
Nanny got her hair did. I am trying to let the natural white/grey come in and the colour I'm getting now will help me get there without unsightly roots. I also got a new hair style. It is shorter and trendy but not too over the top and it's easy to manage. I want to look "attractive for my age".
What does all this have to do with pet sitting? I also want to look professional. I want to look like someone who would take care of pets for a living. I want to look like someone people can trust. Is there such a way to achieve these looks? I believe there is.
I call myself Nanny McFur. What image does the name conjure up? I made a decision from the beginning to never post my image on the internet because I want everyone to make up their own mind about what they think Nanny looks like. In the real world I come face to face with people so I can't show up wearing booty shorts and a halter top (not that I would anyway). I aim for conservative, down-to-earth casual.
I believe that I'm not only representing my business but I'm also representing the client when I'm walking their dog in their neighbourhood. We all know how nosey neighbours can be. So ya, conservative dress and rockin' the new 'do! Love it!
You are probably aware that a cat uses its whiskers to guage whether or not they will fit through an opening but did you know they are also used for navigation?
According to How Stuff Works "Whiskers are so sensitive that they can detect the slightest directional change in a breeze. At night, for example, this helps a cat slink its way through a room and not bump into anything. How? The air currents in the room change depending on where pieces of furniture are located. As the cat walks through the room and approaches the couch, he'll know which direction to turn based on the change in air current around the couch."