dgk > wrote in news:[email protected]
> On Fri, 12 May 2006 10:51:15 GMT, "Phil P." >
>>"dgk" > wrote in message
>>> I'll be going away in August and my former cat sitter (Crittercare)
>>> appears to have gone out of business. There are plenty of similar
>>> people in Manhattan but I can't find any that do Queens. Anyone know
>>> Asking a friend to come by once or twice a day for a week is a bit
>>> much and I'd rather have a professional who would know what to do if
>>> one of the boys appears to be ailing.
>>Contact NAPPS (National Association of Professional Pet Sitters)
>>1-800-296-PETS- They're bonded and insured and actually better than a
> Thanks, I'll give a call. That was pretty much my feeling. They have a
> website: http://www.petsitters.org/index.cfm
> There is a satirical newspaper called The Onion (www.theonion.com) and
> a few years ago they had a fake article about a woman who was afraid
> to leave her cats so that she could go on vacation. They interviewed
> her neighbor, who said something like, "On yes, she was supposed to go
> six or seven times and each time she cancelled". Then they had an
> interview with a cat psychologist who said, "well, cats don't really
> miss you very much. They simply look at you as the most likely source
> of protein and will forget who you are if someone else brings them
> It was very funny but I'm sure everyone reading this can relate. I'm
> going away this weekend and I have a friend coming in tomorrow to feed
> them and I left a ton of dry food, but I know that they'll worry about
> me when I don't come home tonight. And one will panic when my friend
> comes to feed them, even though they've only met a few dozen times.
> He's such a big wuss.
> Maybe I should cancel the weekend getaway...
I stayed at my sister's house once when visiting family. She left and
stayed with her boyfriend. I got in at 11 pm and her cats were startled
when I walked through the door. One hid under the couch and watched me but
the other one took off someplace and I didn't know where until I heard
SPLASH! She had left the tub full and cat jump in to hide! SHe used bath
oils. That was nicesst smelling cat in the neighborhood.