As pet owners, we’re used to seeing plenty of weird and funny antics from our pets, but imagine having to care for dozens of dogs and cats a day. Being a pet sitter can bring about plenty of smiles and some gut-wrenching laughter at times, sometimes walking in on something awkward or having to deal with strange requests from clients. Yet, every visit is unique and there are always lessons to learn from every experience.
From laugh-out-loud silly to the absolutely absurd, take a trip down to funny lane as we scour funny pet sitting stories from the world wide web.
“My friend had a dozen animals. Her bunnies from hell roamed the basement — apparently they are huuuuge biters. Her free-range budgies pooped on everything and everyone. Open the closet to get a garbage bag = surprise! It’s a sugar glider climbing up your arm. What a cute turtle — ah, my finger. Hey there, little guinea pig! Thanks for peeing on me
That was a fun week.”
“Looking after my girlfriend’s parents Jack Russell in their apartment while they were away, I kept it amused by bouncing a rubber ball around which it would chase and catch. I failed to notice the window was open — and the ball ricocheted off the table and out through the window… closely followed by the Jack Russell. We were not on the ground floor.
End of relationship.”
“A friend let me and a couple others stay at her apartment for a couple nights during Music Midtown in Atlanta (the apartment was so close you go to it to use the loo). The only condition was that I feed her cat, and that the cat cannot go outdoors. Needless to say my drunk friend Tom left the door open and the cat waltzed on out. It did come back 30 minutes later and I was glad. Tom didn’t even seem to care either way.”
“My friend was dog sitting for some people for a couple of weeks. The owners came home, and my friend was talking to them about how it went. The dog came up and threw up a bloody tampon right at the feet of the owner. She was absolutely mortified.”
“I’m meeting a new client to sit for her three dogs while she is on vacation, the only pets she had informed me about via email. Right on cue after she finishes introducing the third dog, a cat runs up the stairs, meows, and throws himself down at my feet for attention.
Client: ‘Oh, right! I have a cat, too…’”
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