My Houseguest Returns for 2 Months
January 4, 2018 11:13am CST
I didn't sleep too well last night because my house guest kept running over me and staring in my face in the night. She's 14, petite and her name is Bridgette. And she is the adorable cat in the photo. I watched her last year for a month while her owner vacationed - and now he's going out of the country again and this time for 2 months so we can "hang out" for longer this time. The first time I had her, she hid somewhere for 5 hours before she came out and cautiously eyed me. She took a few days to warm up to me fully, but after that we got along great. This time - she didn't hide or anything , she was social right away rubbing ankles and giving kisses (and begging food)-- it was really cool. She remembered me. It's like 2 old pals catching up. The owner didn't bring with her toys this time, so when I'm out today I will pick a few up. This is so fun. Even though she's a senior kitty - she is active. She seems to even remember my place and where things are. Have you ever "pet-sit" for someone? Photo: Bridgette - my houseguest
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• Peoria, Arizona
4 Jan 18
I sw cats are never seniors, some are as active as they are when they were a few weeks old. I knew a cat who was 18 going on 19 and she ran like crazy and wanted to play all the time. She is a beautiful cat by the way! I pet sit for my dad but I go over to his place to take care of his dogs.
• Cleveland, Ohio
5 Jan 18
I temporarily took in my aunt's cat Ginger recently. She's also a senior at twelve. My aunt was looking for a new place to live after a pretty messy divorce, but I'm happy to say that both she and Ginger are living happily in their nice new apartment.
• United States
4 Jan 18
Oh that face! We don't pet-sit - my kids are allergic to fur. I do remember when I was living at my parents' house, my sister dropped off her teeny kitten for a few days. She was the cutest thing but on my gosh it would not allow me to sleep. She'd hop onto my pillow and just lick my ears for hours !!
5 Jan 18
That sounds cool. Bridgette feels comfortable with you.That is very good. Yes, when I had my dog I babysat another dog for a few hours. I also while living in the States babysat for a friend. I did not have pets. I took care of his Siamese the cat went nuts and bounced off the wall literally. I was afraid of that cat.
7 Jan 18
@FayeHazel It was before I had my own so maybe it could sense it. I had a hairdresser that cut my hair once at her mother's home and her mom had a siamese. The cat kept coming by me and I felt like it felt directly into my soul and then when it liked me the cat would come and let me pet her. I think because she knew I had one at home I was ok.