Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Petsitter Hired

On Saturday morning I'm leaving for a trip to Georgia to visit my family. I haven't seen them since Christmas, so I'm definitely long overdue. Initially I was going to board my girl Topaz at the vet that's near my place, but my finances are a bit tight. A good friend of mine suggested that I get a petsitter, but I was kind of hesitant. I'm a very private person so I don't like just anyone coming into my apartment. Upon my friend's recommendation I checked out the website http://petsittersinternational.com. They have a database of petsitters from all over the world. On that site I found http://www.fur-you.com/index.html, which services the area where I live. Last week I made an appointment for a consultation, and the petsitter came over yesterday after work. When she showed up, she and Topaz had an insant rapport. Topaz was talking to her and letting the petsitter pet her. They definitely became fast friends. A lot of the time animals, especially cats, tend to hide if a stranger comes into their space, but Topaz was her usual playful self. I'm glad I decided to hire a petsitter so that my girl doesn't have to stay in a cage the whole time that I'm out of town. When I'm back from my trip, I'll give a full report on how things went :-).


  1. This is a great post. Every time I go abroad, this becomes a big issue. Usually one of my sisterw will do it, but the dogs have to leave my home which stresses them out even more. A good idea for starting a business as well. See you in Twitterland :)

  2. I'm glad Topaz doesn't have to pine away in a cage for you. I'm sure you'll miss her but at least you know she's in good hands.