Hey Pet Parents & Pet Lovers,
My fiancé and I are headed over to England in a few weeks, so we’re going to have to leave our little one with a baby sitter and man am I ever nervous!
I really don’t like being away from Beau for extended periods of time. I know it’s me over reacting, but I love the little bugger so much! In the past we have left Beau with my mother, but after Beau’s most recent encounter with Walker… I don’t want to do that to him again.
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Beau isn’t necessarily the most needy kitty, but there are a lot of things that can go wrong when you’re not around… ammiright? So far the list looks like such:
Feed the fish when you wake up. They eat 3 pieces of fish food a day (each).
Twitch gets fed one teaspoon of her mix a day. We usually feed her at night (so she’s awake.) We also like to let her out in her ball for a while every day. We usually put her in our bedroom alone so Beau doesn’t try to bat at her. She may poop in her ball, so don’t leave her in there too long! (20-30 minutes)
Please feed Beau 1/3 a cup twice a day (total of 2/3 a cup). Preferably at the same time every day. The food is on the kitchen wood table (left side) with the measuring cup inside! Currently he’s being fed at 5PM & 10:30PM. If it’s possible to keep him on this schedule, perfect! If not, feel free to feed him at a different time (as long as you stay pretty consistent). Beau tends to whine if he’s really hungry. Beau gets fed from a number of toys. Please try to spread his kibble out between them (1/6 in each of the balls, 1/6 in the tubes and 1/6 in the tower). Sometimes it’s hard to find his balls (haha!) because he knocks them all over the place so even if you want to put most of his meal in one ball that’s fine. Legit, anything to keep him occupied at this point. OH!
Try to keep things out of his reach! I know he hasn’t been chewing much, but it’s probably best to not tempt him still, especially because he’s going to be stressed that we’re gone. If Beau stops eating let me know. He should be fine, but you never know!
If Beau struggles to pee or starts peeing outside of the litter box, let me know then call my parents immediately. This could mean Beau has a UTI and needs to get checked out by the vet.
And then I stopped writing because… well… I seem crazy, don’t I!? I mean how much information do you have to give a house sitter? And how do you make sure you don’t freak them out, but let them know that you’re just giving them all the information JUST IN CASE! Am I a basket case or does every pet parent go through this? And then what else is there… what if he throws up because he ate too much cat grass or something? I don’t want her to go into shock because she thinks he’s dying… ’cause that’s just something he does some days!
Help pet parents! What’s a good list? What’s too much? And what’s too little! Sound off below (=^.^=)