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Archive for April, 2011

Marshfield: What To Do When Your Dog Can’t Travel Anymore

Thursday, April 28th, 2011

“Boomer used to go everywhere with me.”  Travis G is a big man, but he’s still overwhelmed when Boomer, his 9 year old bull dog, tries to climb up into his lap. “And I mean everywhere. There’s a sidecar on the bike. We did Daytona. We did Sturgis.”  Travis ruffled the top of Boomer’s head.  “This guy has seen it all, man.  I mean everything.”

Now, unfortunately, Boomer’s not seeing much of anything. “The vet said it must have been some kind of seizure – maybe even a stroke.  All I know is that one minute Boomer was sitting there, fine as could be, and the next minute I was rushing him to the vet.” Boomer lost a good portion of his vision that day. “The vet says he’s not totally blind, but it’s close. Add in the fact that he’s 9, which is old for a bull dog,” Travis said, “I just can’t take him so far from home, where he won’t be able to find his way around.  That’s just wrong.”

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“I figured that if Boomer can’t come with me, someone better come check on him,” Travis said. “And I needed it to be someone dependable. My friends are great, but some times they’re knuckleheads, you know? And Boomer can’t take not eating or drinking for a couple of days because someone forgot about him.”

Marshfield in home pet sitting was the answer. “Every day, the dog sitter comes by and checks on Boomer,” Travis explained.  “They make sure he’s all right. He’s got some pills from the vet, and they give him those. He gets fed and watered.”  Dog walking services are available, but Boomer was having no part of that. “He’ll walk out in the back yard to do his business, and that’s about it,” Travis laughed. “If you were going to take him for a ride, maybe he’d be into it!”

People who own older pets may find that their dogs just aren’t as active as they used to be.  Dogs that used to travel well may suddenly become reluctant to leave home, or develop anxiety about traveling. Other dogs, like Boomer, may develop health conditions that make travel difficult. Marshfield in home dog sitting service can be the answer.

Can Your Cat Make You Happy? Norwell In Home Pet Sitting

Thursday, April 21st, 2011

Researchers are working to confirm what so many of us already knew: having a beloved pet in our life can play a pivotal role in our personal joy and happiness.  Some people are cat people and some people are dog people, and some people love all kinds of animals – but we all respond to the unconditional love and acceptance that a pet provides.

When you’ve had a bad day, nothing feels better than sitting down and petting the cat, feeling it purr and enjoy the affection. Need a lift to the spirits? Going out and playing a game of frisbee with the dog is a guaranteed way to feel better about everything.

Our pets don’t care what type of car we drive, or if our job is prestigious enough, or if we know the right people or live in the right zip code. They just want to know that you love them back and you’re there to take care of their needs. From where we’re sitting, that seems like a really great bargain.

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Our pets have simple needs. They need to be fed, watered, and given regular attention and exercise.  Making sure all of these needs are met when you have a complex, full life can be challenging – business trips and personal travel take us away from home.  When we can’t be there to take care of our pets ourselves, the next best option is to opt for Norwell in home pet sitting.

What does an in home pet sitter do? Every pet is different and has unique needs.  Your Norwell Pet Sitter will talk to you about your pets and learn what their needs are: any special diet, medications, or special care instructions your dog or cat requires? Then, while you’re on the road, the in home pet sitter will check on your pet daily.  They’ll make sure that your dog or cat is safe, happy, fed, and secure.  Norwell dog walking services get your dog out for his much needed regular exercise.

Hanover: Why Can’t I Have The Life My Dog Has?

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

“It’s a dog eat dog world out there, and I’m wearing Milk Bone Underwear!”

So said Norm from Cheers, the beleagured everyman who just couldn’t catch a break. Sometimes we all feel that way: it’s like life’s cards are stacked against us. We wake up in the morning, get ready for work, commute through hellish traffic to an office job that neither inspires nor motivates us any closer to our once-cherished dreams, commute back home, perhaps stopping to pick up some cold fast food in an attempt to foist that off as dinner to children who can’t be asked to unplug from their iPods long enough to say “Hello!” and then call it a day.

But if you were your dog, man, life could be different. Dogs make their way through the world solely by offering unconditional love and companionship. That’s not so bad, is it? And people value unconditional love and companionship. That’s why they make sure the dog gets exercised during the day – Hanover dog walking services take your canine companion for daily exercise, making sure they enjoy optimum physical and emotional health. Try to get someone from the office to take you out for a walk! Even if you can promise a 200% increase in productivity, they’re not going to do it.

And let’s say your family has all decided to go on a vacation without you. It happens – especially if they’ve already got unfettered access to the bank account and you’re really not any thing more than head-luggage wrangler anyway – and here you are left home alone. Who is going to make sure you eat, have fresh water, and take your medicine? If you were a dog, Hanover in home pet sitting services would totally take care of that. You’d be petted and exercised and reassured that you’re loved and valued. But you’re not a dog, so you’ve got a frozen burrito and some questionable salsa that you found in the back of the fridge behind some sad looking celery and what you really hope was leftover tuna fish.

You know what they say: Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog, it’s too dark to read!

What Your Retirement Means To Your Dog

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Ah, retirement! We spend so much time planning how we’ll spend the days once we’re finally free of the daily grind – no more trips to the office, no more staff meetings, no more sales calls! All of that is going to be replaced by the things we’ve been waiting and saving for – the trip to Paris, vacations with the grandkids, finally taking the time to write that novel…

Where is your dog going to be while all of this is going on? Our canine companions’ lives change when we retire too! The daily routine they’ve grown accustomed to: morning breakfast and a quick romp before you head off to work, an afternoon walk with the Pembroke dog walker and then perhaps a snooze in the sunny patch in front of the window until they hear your car pull in the driveway. Some dinner, maybe a game of catch the frisbee, and then your dog is on guard duty,

When you retire, however, things change. In some ways this can be great for your dog – they’ll be able to enjoy your companionship more than ever before. In other ways, this can lead to some stress for your faithful canine companion, particularly if your retirement plans include a lot of travel.

Not all dogs are great travelers.  This is particularly true for older dogs, who may not have gone on any road trips with you in all the years you were pulling a 9-5.  Older dogs and dogs who experience anxiety when they travel far from home may not be the best companion for your long-planned road trip to the West Coast.  Some dogs simply can not fly, and air travel is incredibly expensive anyway. In those instances, you’ll want to arrange forPembroke in-home pet sitting. In home pet sitting services ensure your dog is fed, watered, receives necessary medications, attention and exercise while you’re on the road.