Awkward, funny pet sitting stories
Pet sitters see a great deal of odd things.
If you’re a pet sitter, you understand what I’m speaking about!
Sooner or later, you’re bound to walk in on something awkward. You’ll also deal with clients who have some odd requests for their animals.
Plus, you just never know what the dogs as well as cats themselves will do!
I’d truly like to hear your funny, odd or uncomfortable pet sitting stories in the comments. I understand you have them!
The complying with are a couple examples some pet sitters showed me.
When an additional pet just shows up in the house
Crystal Stemberger of Crystal’s relaxing care was hired to inspect on two cats after their normal home sitter fell through.
“I didn’t get to satisfy the cats in advance,” she said. “It was a last-minute hire.”
On her very first visit, she stated she saw a “streak of black as well as white” run past her with the feline door as well as a “fat, happy, gray feline waiting to be fed.”
She filled up their bowls, cleaned their litter boxes as well as went on her way. The next day, she didn’t even see the black-and-white cat, just the gray one.
Then, on the third day, there was the gray feline together with an orange feline waiting by the food dishes.
“At this point, I was extremely confused as well as texted the owners,” Stemberger said.
She asked, “You have two cats, right?”
The owners stated yes, they had a gray feline as well as a black as well as white cat.
“So who is this small, orange tabby?” Stemberger asked.
The owners responded, “We don’t understand that one! Please get it out of our house!”
Stemberger eliminated the orange feline a lot more than once, however he kept coming back.
Eventually, the household ended up adopting the orange tabby.
“His persistence as well as wonderful temperament won them over,” she said. “His new name is Crasher as in ‘party crasher’ considering that ‘free meal’ didn’t roll off the tongue.”
You’ve seen everything if you’re a pet sitter
Katie is the co-owner of a pet sitting service as well as stated she as well as her service partners have seen sufficient to compose a book. (She asked me not to utilize her genuine name).
For example, one of her clients insists the pet sitters speak to her plants to make sure they are “happy as well as content,” Katie said. “And we requirement to step them to a new place if we sense they are depressed.”
This client has a nanny cam to make sure whatever occurs precisely as she wants it, according to Katie.
But that may be nothing compared to a specific longtime, midday client.
This client was going with a divorce from his wife, Katie said. A pet dog walker would go to his home everyday at the exact same time, Monday with Friday.
“One day she walks in, as well as he is in his boxers as well as nothing else as well as he is enjoying porn on his laptop,” she said. “And he acts totally shocked to see her. Verkligen?”
Many of you understand I am a pet sitter with my service Run That Mutt.
A couple of years back I shown up at a new client’s apartment. I observed a strong odor before I even got to her door. She was the owner of two Yorkie mixes.
The dogs just keep getting sick, she explained.
Then she went over their schedule, describing that they were not housebroken yet as well as that I must expect them to poop in the apartment. (She’d had them a year.)
For their meals, she instructed me to provide them Kentucky Fried poultry twice a day as well as showed me the red, family-sized bucket. I likewise observed a plate of dried up Kraft mac as well as cheese on the floor, untouched.
Please provide them bottled water, she said. The tap water is just “too difficult on their bit systems.”
Getting locked out of the house
Jess Harris was pet sitting one of her regulars, a shiba inu named Teddy.
Teddy might be a bit destructive if enabled to roam in the home alone, Harris said. One morning, Harris inadvertently locked herself out of the home (a pet sitter’s worst nightmare, right?!).
As she sat at the front door waiting on somebody from the business to find with the spare key, she realized Teddy was alone doing who understands what to the house.
“Frantically trying to figure out a method to distract him, I let out a bark with the front door,” she said. “He ran to the front door, barking at the ‘dog’ on the other side.”
She stated she kept barking at him to keep him distracted from destroying the house!
“It worked like a charm, however people walking by most likely believed it rather odd to see some random woman at their neighbor’s front door, barking at her dog!”
Brooke increased was pet dog sitting a friend’s pet dog named Huck, as well as she stated Huck showed up on the back deCK med ett “fristående” hjortben i munnen.
“Jag har inget koncept om Golden Retriever rippade benet från en slaktkropp själv eller bara upptäckte benet, men jag var på en övergripande förlust av vad jag skulle göra,” sa hon.
I Tahoe är det inte konstigt att upptäcka en hjortkropp här såväl som där, enligt Rose.
Jag måste säga, jag har aldrig haft den upplevelsen med Run That Mutt!
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