Pet sitting

Posted in pets at 1:12 am by wingerz

Since Jen won’t let me get pets of my own, my only option is to babysit other people’s pets. Jen and Jordi are away and letting me take care of two of their cats (Fred and George) for a few days. They spent most of the first two days under the bed, refusing to come out. Lately they have been more adventurous. Assorted highlights:

  • One or both of them have stepped on me in the middle of the night.
  • Every night I put canned food out for them. On the first night I left the food out and I was worried that they wouldn’t eat it. Two nights later they both came out from the bedroom when they heard the sound of the can opening. Tonight they wandered between the kitchen and bedroom, anticipating their dinner. They started meowing loudly when they saw me opening the can.
  • When I’m petting him, George will nudge my free hand with his head. He needs a lot of attention.
  • Fred is the more timid of the two – he spends more time underneath the bed but seems to be warming up to me.
  • The Roomba is great for picking up cat hair and getting the cats out from underneath the bed.
  • Fred is great at hiding – it took me a while to find him sitting on a chair, hidden by the tablecloth. He also hid in the closet once.
  • It’s quite satisfying (though easy) to get both cats purring by petting them.
  • I think I’m slightly allergic to them, but it hasn’t been that bad so far. I bought some allergy medicine just in case.
  • It’s nice to have some company while Jen is away.

1 Comment »

  1. Caroline said,

    June 28, 2006 at 11:43 am

    Hehehe… Fred and George? Too bad they’re not redheads! I’m not sure if I’m allergic to Cordy, but I do tend to have allergies year-round, so I figure it doesn’t matter anyway.

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