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!
The package came yesterday afternoon! WOW!!! Was it ever exciting! The kitties loved it and so did I. It took Isabel about 5 seconds to have her head in the box digging out the mousies. I don't think she had any intention of sharing them!
I love the peeping felines mug! And the tiny mousie faces!
Thanks so much!!!
I'll have pictures of the action on my blog shortly.
Doing what you love is important and seeing all your kitty clients, I know they love you chose them too!ReplyDelete
The salmon treats sounds wonderful. I might try them. How much flour did you add? Do you recall? Was there any water or did you rely on the salmon for that?ReplyDelete
I know I have said this before but you have THE best job!!!!!! Those kitty snacks sound amazing!!ReplyDelete
I'd love to make them but the smell of fish makes me throw up.ReplyDelete
Then you would throw-up, that's for sure. :(Delete
Those cat friends of yours are sure very handsome, all of them! What a brilliant idea for the cat treats too. Must try that, ours are nuts about salmon. Mrs Black has been reading your blog and wants you to come and cat sit her. But I suppose England is just a wee bit far away for you. (hee hee) xReplyDelete
Homemade cat treats sound great! Of course, Truffle and Brulee can be quite finicky at times, but they tend to love treats.ReplyDelete
Interesting to hear more about your business and past experience. Happy for you that you get to do what you love!ReplyDelete
I loved hearing about your business. Anything having to do with cats is interesting! We love 'em :)ReplyDelete
I's like to try to make the salmon treats but I'm not one of those people who can logic out recipes.ReplyDelete
The treats sound so nice and healthy.
Hello...I agree it's so important to introduce yourself gently to new kitties ! my latest stray that has moved in is rather deaf and so I have to be extra careful when I approach him not to give him a scare !! he's quite old I think but so lovely ...Gail xReplyDelete
Well what kitty wouldn't want a nice lady like you with a bag full of kitty treats visiting them! LOL!ReplyDelete
Looks like you have a few new sweeties to look after.