Rosie and letting her have time to get used to me being in her home.
Most cats do take to the cat-sitter immediately because they know where their bread is buttered. Some are a little shy and may want to watch you prepare their meal and go about your business from across the room or like Lucky, from under the table.
Simba, for instance. He loves me with all his Abyssinian heart and the feeling is mutual.
So that's a little about my cat-sitting service. I'm once again filling up the cat-bag for a very busy Christmas season. The season starts in November as people travel to see family early and then return to have Christmas at home. Also some are heading south now as the cold winds blow in Ontario.
The retired guy is putting on the winter tires tomorrow and I'll be all set to hit the roads no matter what the weather. Camera in bag....ready to go. It's going to be fun.
Along with filling shelves in stores with doggy delights I tried to make cat treats, too. I hit the wall many times with 'flops' as my cats would just turn up their fastidious noses and walk away. One of my cats actually did the 'cover the poop' motion when I handed her a tuna treat. They were just gosh-darn ungrateful. One treat did seem to get the kitty's two paws up. They were salmon treats and this is all it was. I opened a can of salmon, added a bit of flour and cat-nip, rolled this out on a cookie sheet, baked in the oven at 300 for 30 minutes, let cool and snap off little pieces to be kept in the cat's cookie jar. They were gobbled up. So if you are looking for something natural and don't want to pay the price at your local pet store, try this. I worked hard at this for 8 years and sold the business in 2010. Now I am doing what I really love.
Off to the country, see ya!