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I had a really great lunch yesterday at Christopher’s at the Biltmore. If you have not been there yet – I would suggest you try it! It is fabulous, AND they allow pets on their shaded posh patio called Crush! www.christophersaz.com
While enjoying our delicious lunch (might I recommend the Lamb Lollipops?) I had a stomach workout from laughing so hard when I heard a pet sitting story from one of the gals, because it was just so funny.
It seemed as though her friend asked her to care for her pet while she was gone for a week. “Of course!” she said. Well each day she arrived all the and water were gone. This was alarming to her and she felt bad for the dog because she didn’t want him to go hungry. So she dragged the bag out of the closet, tore it open and said, “Here doggie, eat as much as you like.” She then took the hose outside and left it on very lightly thinking that the pet would drink from the hose instead of his water bowl.
My friend returned a few DAYS later to find that the backyard was flooded and the dog ate all the food. She was mortified, thinking – how can this dog eat that much?!?!? She went to find out what kind of food it was so she could buy more, but the dog had chewed through the bag and scattered it all over the yard. So she went into the pet food store and just chose any brand, thinking they are all pretty much the same.
This friend of my mine then told her friend that she had “indulged” her pet and “spoiled” him because she didn’t want the dog to go hungry. Never really telling her the whole truth.
Now this is a pretty funny story from the outside looking in. However, this could have resulted in numerous EXPENSIVE consequences:
- The dog could have eaten so much that his intestines could have flipped or bloat could have happened. Both are life threatening.
- The water could have seeped into the home and flooded the house, or even the neighbors home! Water damage equals LOTS of DAMAGE resulting in LOTS OF MONEY!
- The pet could have eaten something ELSE and choked or it could have been toxic.
- The water seeping out of the yard could have been an alert to burglars that the house was unattended and they could have broken in.
- …and much more.
With Bella’s House & Pet Sitting we are pet EXPERTS that care properly for your pet. Their health and safety are two of the most important things to us. The security of your home is crucial while you are away and when you travel. Professionals should be caring for these important parts of your life – Not a friend, neighbor, or the kid next door. They are not qualified.
I have been taking care of Buster, a McDowell Ranch four legged resident for the past week. He is just adorable to walk with and really remindes me of my old Beagle, Max. Just like Max used to do…Buster leads us on our walks using the compass of his nose. One day we ended up on a HOT trail that ended with the post man eating his lunch out of the side of his truck! Another day we were following the scent of the landscapers trimming all the fragrent bushes. Sometimes, we are tracking animals that have walked there before us… but nonetheless – the nose leads!
Buster can be a real slow walker when he is sniffing, but if he wants to get somewhere, you better get a move on or he will make it known that he wants to go! He is just adorable and I am enjoying each afternoon with him!!!
This information has been provided to you by the Scottsdale Pet Expert, Danielle Vasta. For more information about Bella’s House & Pet SItting services, please view: www.BellasHouseAndPets.com