What life is like when you’re a cat sitter…

Besides being a cat behaviourist I work as a cat sitter as well.

People ask me whether I just feed and clean litter trays all day. Well, yes and no. I mean I do feed cats and clean litter trays, but there’s much more to it.
In the series of posts I’ll share some anecdotes from my life as a cat sitter. I promise these stories are all true, though the cat’s names have sometimes been changed to protect their identity 😉


If you’ve always wondered what being a cat sitter is like, then this is for you.
If you generally like reading about cats and their silly antics I’m sure you’ll enjoy it too 🙂 

Thom and Benny

Thom is a new cat. He’s a gorgeous 13 year old boy with a history of liver problems. I’ve been visiting him for a few days now and he always comes inside as soon as he hears me. Either that or he is already home and asleep on the sofa.
When I come I notice something strange lying on the kitchen floor. ‘What on earth has the cat dragged in?’ is going through my mind. I walk closer and somehow it looks like raw chicken?? Did he go through any of the neighbours’ bins? Well… no…. Thom has found a way to open the freezer and made a hole in the bag with chicken thighs. He’s eaten the skin and left the rest. He’s sitting in the kitchen grooming himself and looking rather pleased with himself…

Billy

Benny
After visiting Thom I’m off to see a kitten named Benny 🙂
He is so adorable! I’m already in love with him, but just look
at that face: who wouldn’t be?!

He likes having cuddles but has a lot of energy too so I make him chase some toys as well.
Worst part is leaving him at the end of my visits. He gives me the sweetest little meow. I think it means ‘Don’t leave me‘ but then it could also just be ‘See you later!