It’s 7:00am in sunny Miami Beach, FL. The sun has yet to start scorching the sidewalks but it won’t be long now…
Right now your sitter is currently rolling out of bed, wiping off a few crusty eye boogers and making their way to the bathroom to get all glammed up for the first round of appointments! And by glammed up I do mean hair in a pony tail with a cap on, absolutely no makeup, sneakers, work tshirt and a pair of comfy, slobber resistant jeans. Grab a quick breakfast which usually consists of some sort of power bar and they’re out the door in a whopping 20 minutes! (Now that’s a record breaker. Who do you know that can get ready in the morning that fast and still look fabulous?)
As they hop on their bike they realize the patches of hair disbursed all over their uniform! Boy would a lint brush come in handy right now, where did I put that thing? is what your sitter will be thinking. But no worries, the kids love it! New smells always make for new and interesting experiences.
By 8:00am the sitter is well into completing rounds. Walking pups, feeding and refreshing water bowls, cleaning out liter boxes are just the tip of the iceberg. Once all morning rounds are completed they can take a minute to check in with pet parents and let them know their kids are still alive and kickin’, tweet about how Lucy totally barfed all over their shoe 5 minutes ago and prepare for their next round of appointments.
After a brief break which included a quick lunch, some daily news and cuddles with the sitters own fur babies it’s time to gear up for round 2 of appointments! Time to hit the pavement hardcore this time around! Midday hours are the busiest time of day since pet parents are hard at work between the hours of 9-5pm, so we’re hard at work taking pups on potty breaks or to dog parks and beach trips and overall just making sure our furry friends are having a blast and happy! By now the sitter is 60% covered in slobber and/or outside debris not to mention battle scars that include scratches from one too many bear hugs and biscuit making from cats (kneading).
After another short break which hopefully included a nice and tasty dinner it’s time to head out one last time for the evening rounds! There are dinners to be served, walks to be given and belly rubs equipped with night time tuckings to be done. At this point the sitter is pooped. Having run around the city all day taking care of fur babies they are just about ready to conk out for the day. The sitter may go straight home to a much needed 8 hour power nap or head on over to a client’s home for an overnight stay in which they will spend the rest of their evening hanging out with a pup or kitty and enjoy their new cuddle buddy for the night.
The next morning at 6:00am they are up and tending to their cuddle buddy’s needs and then it’s up and at ’em again with morning rounds!