Lori Waters is the author and voice behind Thee Inside Poop as well as the owner and operator of The Litter Sitter, a local dog walking and pet sitting company in Miami Beach, FL. When she's not busy blogging and taking care of clients' pets you can find her running around with her german shepherd Zoey or having in-depth conversations with her two fur balls, Michi and Oakley!
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Do you ever wonder what exactly happens when we stop by and walk your dog or when we’re pet sitting for you?
I mean, what really goes on behind closed doors when it’s just your pet and their sitter and not the watered down version we jot down in our notes or send you via text/email.
If I had a dog walker or a pet sitter I would definitely wonder about some of the things my fur balls and their sitter would be doing. For example, is my dog walker playing a little bit of fetch with Zoey before taking her out on her walk? She’s obsessed with tennis balls and usually plops them onto peoples laps so they can throw them for her. Did she answer any and all of Oakley’s requests and questions (Oakley is our very talkative cat)? Did she give Michi his daily belly rub??? He loves those, he’s extremely needy that way! (that’s our other more robust cat).
Well if you’ve ever wondered what really happens when you aren’t around now is the time to find out!
1. Take selfies with your pet!
You always get those cute little portrait pictures of your pet which typically let you know that your pet is still alive and kickin’ but what you don’t see are the 50 million selfies we take with your pet! Yea these pictures usually don’t see the light of day and they especially don’t make it onto our Facebook or Instagram but they’re there… don’t you worry
2. Have full on conversations
We like to keep our fur balls engaged so it’s not uncommon for us to talk to your pet the entire time we’re there… uttering the words “I know, I know” so they know we’re paying attention to them.
3. Play fetch… in your living room
Especially if you have a rather LARGE living room we’ll throw around all kinds of toys for your dog to play with and hopefully bring back! We also do this technique in small living rooms too, we don’t discriminate 🙂
4. Run around the house so your dog can chase us
There’s nothing a dog loves more than chasing things and we aim to please!
5. Clean out eye boogers
Yea this might be a little TMI but hey since we’re being honest and all, why not? Who likes gross looking eye boogers anyway?
6. Bring over a few feathers
And watch your cat run around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to catch it! Now if that isn’t funny then I dont’ know what is.
7. Give your pets extra treats
And this is why your fur babies love us so much!!! We give them FREE COOKIES for no reason 🙂 well actually there is a reason, we give them extra cookies because they’re so darn cute especially when they know you have them and they sit pretty for you like this little guy
8. Give your pets full body massages
They love it! You can literally see them melting on our laps just 5 minutes in… so relaxing
9. Sing to your pets
Sometimes they’ll even get inspired and sing along with us or they’ll just stare at us and move their heads around like we’re crazy but deep down inside we know they love it… and they know they love it too 😉
So if you happen to have a camera installed somewhere in your house, please don’t judge us, we just love what we do and love the amazing fur balls we get to do it with 😀