Lots of things have changed since I wrote to my clients a few years ago, announcing I would have to close my pet sitting service. Two really big changes have now enabled me to offer my services again and I’m so excited about this!
In the last few years, my boys have gotten older (kids tend to do that). TJ is almost nine years old and will be in the fourth grade in the fall. Joey turns five this summer and will be starting Kindergarten in September. In addition, my husband, Tim, retired after 24 years in the Navy about a year and a half ago.
Other changes, we lost our three original dogs – Gussee, Kiyu and Chloe all within about eighteen months of each. Once again, we’ve found ourselves with three new dogs – Jazime(13) and Murphy(9) are our two Corgis who we rescued about two years ago. Jacob is our three-year old Australian Shepard. They share the house with Turtle our cat – whom I would bet just might be the fattest cat in all of Kitsap County. And how can I forget, Gunshot! He’s our Guinea Pig who lives in TJ’s room.
I’ve done a little bit of pet sitting over the last couple of years for friends and neighbors and I continue to work part-time with PAWS of BI and NK. My job with PAWS has me doing event planning and fundraising and one thing I’m learning is that I need to be more active; sitting behind a desk all day is torture for someone who loves to be outside! Most importantly, I miss having my hands in the trenches so to speak. I miss being around the animals.
I’m excited to be back pet sitting again and taking care of all the different animals and meeting different people. I can’t wait to share my stories with you as I venture down this path again.
Until next time!