When Holidays Are Not Holidays

When I registered as a cat sitter this year, I didn’t realise it would be the demise of my holidays as I knew it. It takes a lot of work and the greatest of efforts to gain the trust of both my human and feline clients, and I appreciate them both tremendously. The humans are able to travel worry-free, knowing that their pets are in good hands, and will no freak out when they return from holidays. The felines are content with the fact that they continue to receive the daily service of food-water-clean toilet, with the additional perk playtime…

Commuter Adventures: Expect The Unexpected

This week is an absolute nightmare in terms of schedule. After weeks of quiet and serene evenings and cosy mornings, everything seems to have converged this week. Let´s just say that I am up at 04:30 so I can leave the house by 06:00, make my rounds with the cats that I am sitting this week, go to work, and then do the evening rounds with the cats. I am getting a lot of walking done this week, that is for sure, and discovering yet again new parts of my city. When I reach home, my own cats demands attention…

Whispers and Whiskers

For the first 24 years of my life dogs were the main animals in my family, with the exception of the time I lived in Kenya and we had a cat for a very brief period. It was only after I got married that I considered having a cat in the house, and that only because our house in Delhi at the time was on the ground floor and we were regularly invaded by rodents of all sizes. So I considered that first cat adopted in India more of a household staff member, gainfully employed to rid us of the…