Kong Chew Toy Review

61LgZIULMxL._SL1000_With all the innovation occurring in the pet supply world, it’s easy to find yourself attracted to a cool new product for your fur-babies. However, it is becoming increasingly important to buy products that you trust and that will ensure the safety of your beloved pet. The Kong brand is super reliable and sticks to the basics.

It provides your pet with an enriching, fun experience while also incorporating features that please YOU, the owner. For example, I am in love with the design behind their new chew toys. Made of sturdy tennis-ball-like material, these toys have the typical squeak feature to keep your puppy entertained and focused.

The handy thing about these, though, is the clever on/off switch that can be pressed only by a human. That way, in the daytime, your pup can squeak to its heart’s desire. When it’s nighttime and you’re trying to catch some Zzz’s, however, you can simply switch the toy to off mode to silence the squeak, all the while allowing your pet to still enjoy their toy. Kong’s chew-toys come in many different shapes and colors perfect for any size dog; I definitely recommend them as a fun way to keep your pup entertained and active. The Kong Squeaker Bone can be purchased through Amazon.com.



On Sleeping With Dogs

Sbedtime storyharing sheets with whiskers and fur is a lifestyle choice. A long standing joke within the pet sitting world about “sleeping with dogs” is my reality. Some not in the pet sitting industry are still baffled by the fact that others are indeed paying me to do just that. (“You do…what?!” )
Well… how many grown women DO you know that have the availability, flexibility, DESIRE, to do so?
Sleep with dogs I mean.
And cats.

I didn’t suddenly find myself, “poof!” surrounded by purr balls and more teeth than a tooth fairy encounters. I kind of eased into it without  realizing I was being led by an invisible leash.

When engaging with other pet sitters I often hear stories of how lifelong passions have led to histories of rescue work, and the someday dreams of owning sanctuaries. I see well defined tattoos that declare concrete devotion.
And I wonder…
While working another job many years ago, I turned to a woman and said, “If you’d ever like me to take care of your dog when you go out of town, I’d really love to.”
Where did that come from? I still don’t know. A bit of mystery within the day in, day out care of “MeowWolfs.”

And so it is, I’ve built a career out of creating playful peace and dreams for pets as well as their humans, as I lovingly attend to the four footers in their own backyards, beds and baskets! Specializing in not only walks but bedtime stories!

My contribution of offering one more back or belly rub, verbal rounds of “Night Night”, as well as soft, silly songs, are all part of creating soothing rituals for pets thinking about where “their people” have
gone; the end goal allowing them to believe that they indeed are THE most beloved characters in the yawning refrains.

Born to be an overnight pet sitter? There is no Wikipedia list. My own qualifications appear to flow naturally…happily single with no husband or kids, waking at least twice a night ( that’s how I know how well THEY’RE snoozing ), no allergies, able to be immediately alert upon awaking, no fear of musical chair homes, requiring no stimulant to kick the day into gear…
Personal. Professional. Care.

It’s ALL about the animals!

Ohhhh… tummy ache Gracie? Thunder a bit too much sweet Toby? Missing your mom Tiger?

note2I’ll be your savior, steadfast and true,
I’ll come to your emotional rescue…
ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh!
ooh ooh ooh
ooh ooh ooh ooh!
ooh ooh ooh ooh
I’ll come to your emotional rescue!
-Rolling Stones


doggy and kitty


2 Tails

2catsD is for DUSTER, B is for BUZZ.

I love juggling 2 boyfriends.

Whoever said one and done?  “Heeeeerre kitty kitty!  Duster! How’s my sweetheart today?  Buzz, where are you?!?” Both boys have disappeared on me a time or two….you know how that goes.  You’ve done nothing wrong.

On time – check!
Amusing – check!
Willing to be patient when someone else is hiiid-ing

You call.  No response.  Hmmmm…..no intention of responding, huh?

IMG_89541Okay, time to bring out the specialties of the house.  What are your taste buds saying today?  Soft salmon or a bowl of crunch?  Napkin or finger bowl? Lingering lickings or great. big. gulps.  An ice cube for Duster, a little sparkling water for you, Buzz.

Awwwwwww, there you are!  Sniffs and snarls, stretches and yawns, “hairs” all puffed and poofed.

Naptime after your meal?
Beds or baskets?  (puffed and poofed!)

Fed. Watered. Loved on.

Sweet boys, let me sing you a lullaby:

music notes

“You’ve got your tails up in the air

like you just don’t care.

You’ve got your tails up in the air

like you just don’t care.

You’ve got your tails up….”