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 😉
Today: a tale of two kittens
Kittens need a lot of attention and most of them crave tlc. That’s why it’s always best to book visits twice a day when you need to leave your kitten behind. This ensures your kitty is not left alone for too long and gets to play a lot. If left alone too long some kitties decide to entertain themselves. We call this mischievous, but really the kitten is just doing what kittens do: exploring their environment and playing. It’s best to give them a proper outlet and make sure they play with things we want them to play with. They can sleep after the cat sitter leaves 😉
First of the two kittens is a 16-week-old British shorthair named Burrito.
It’s the first time this little guy is home alone and he greets me with a very loud meow.
It’s clearly time for dinner 🙂
After dinner it’s time to cuddle and play. This little guy is so fast when chasing the laser pointer. He’s a little flirt as well as you can see 😉
Final visit of the day is to a lovely kitten named Benny 🙂 He is so adorable! I’m already in love with him, but 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!’
Next time: multi-cat households