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Miami Beach Bark In The Park – Dog Adoption Event!

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
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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This past weekend TLS had the privilege of participating in the Second Annual Bark In The Park – Dog Adoption Event benefiting the Humane Society of Greater Miami! Last year we were unable to go due to some previously planned events but this year we were super excited to be a part of it. This event is fairly new and is hosted by World Wide Properties – a local real estate brokerage firm servicing Miami Beach – and takes place in the heart of South Beach at one of the best dog parks in the area. I particularly love this park because of the number of trees providing shade and the awesome fountain, which kind of reminds me of the fountains at Disney World, for the dogs to play around and soak in.

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Why This Cat Is OBSESSED With my iPad!

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
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!
Lori Waters

In an age driven by technology, where even the youngest of the youngest now carry around cellphones and iPads, it can come as no surprise that even our furry friends are obsessed with technology as much as we are!

I recently discovered a game on my iPad mini for cats that my sister’s cat Badgley is completely obsessed with! It’s called “Game For Cats” (go figure!)

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It has 3 scenarios to choose from:

1) The Laser Dot (this isn’t the actual name of the scenario but it’s the one I’ve given it and its pretty self explanatory!)

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2) The Mouse (which is Badgley’s favorite one! The mouse also squeaks when it gets swatted which is probably why he like’s this one more than the other two scenes)

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3) The butterfly (this one doesn’t make any sounds when you swat it)

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The rules of the game are simple: SWAT THE DOT, MOUSE or BUTTERFLY and get points!

Easy enough right? For Badgley I think it’s safe to say it’s more than just a game. He goes all out when he’s trying to catch the mouse on the screen, so much so that he’s started to life the screen protector off my iPad (grrrr) and has tried to flip over the iPad thinking that the mouse was possibly hiding underneath it! Every time he sees my sister or myself pull out our iPads he immediately comes over and makes himself comfortable and starts watching the screen waiting for the game to be setup for him. We don’t always set the game up for him because you know, we’re working? But he doesn’t care so he starts swatting at the iPad whenever he sees anything move! My sister has come up with a phrase for him whenever he starts to insert himself in front of either one of our iPads: “Is it iPad time? Is it iPad time?” He’s so cute and it’s so funny watching him get all excited while he’s playing but it can be a little bit annoying when you’re trying to get some work done and you have a cat swatting at your screen the whole time.

As of recently Badgley’s high score is 6,800 points!

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I haven’t been letting him use my iPad to play his game lately because as I said earlier he’s started to life the screen protector off my iPad and I’m afraid of him scratching it. My iPad is the one that has the Mouse and Butterfly scenes as I actually paid to get the upgraded version… don’t ask! My sister on the other hand couldn’t justify paying $.99 for a game that’s for CATS! Mind you the app itself is free but it only comes with the dot version.

Does your cat have any online games he/she likes to play? If so, I’d love to hear it and test them out with my kitties!

To see more videos of Badgley and also his brother in action click the links below:

Badgley plays game on iPad!

Mischka trys to top Badgley’s high score

What Does Dog Walking Look Like In Miami Beach?

Lori Waters

Lori Waters

Animal Expert Extraordinaire! at The Litter Sitter, inc.
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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It looks awesome as you would expect!

Here at The Litter Sitter we offer a variety of dog walks 365 days a year (rain or shine, sleet or snow)! For those of you who’ve never had the pleasure of having your dog walked by TLS here’s the lowdown on what you’re missing!

1. The Arrival

We stop by your home at the appointed time enthusiastically greeting your pet while simultaneously wriggling our way inside. The look on your pups face suggests that he’s been waiting all day to see us and is so excited that we finally, finally, FINALLY stopped by. A few jumps, lunges, whines and occasional barks, not to mention slobbery kisses on hands and barren legs from your pup and a few belly rubs, scratches behind the ear and kisses from us concludes our brief yet endearing greeting. We quickly say a silent prayer to the wee-wee pad gods that your pup doesn’t tinkle all over the floor between the time it takes us to greet them and scurry over to grab their leash.

2. The Pick-Up

Once assembled, we make sure all essentials are in hand: leash, poop bags and dog and hurriedly make our way to the door. During all this excitement your pup is more than likely to be bursting at the seams with so much pent up energy but as standard procedure dictates we must ask your dog to sit nicely before racing out the door. With one hand on the door knob and a quick glance behind we are out the door in a whopping 3 minutes! (talk about efficiency and speed)

3. The Adventure

Now that we’ve finally made it outside the adventure can begin! A walk with your pup is a time where both dog walker and pup can bond, enjoy each other’s company and let your pup have some free time of their own to sniff and pee on any and everything their little hearts desire! It’s their time and we try our hardest to make it as fun and enjoyable as possible. We seldom walk the same route twice during the week so as not to bore our canine companions and if ever possible, with our clients permission, we’ll even throw in a quick pit stop at the local dog park (they always love this and tend to speed walk and pull the whole way there)! After 30 minutes of sniffing, peeing and occasionally trying to scarf down street food (for those  scavenger-pups our there) we manage to hit all the local hot spots and be back home in time for their afternoon cat nap.

4. The Update

Before heading out we make sure to refresh your pups water bowl, give them a once over to make sure everything is in working order and then proceed to update you on our day! We offer 3 forms of communication when updating our clients those being text, email and paper notes. When sending out texts and emails we give you a quick update on what went down and even include a picture or two. For clients who prefer paper notes we’ll leave you a daily checklist of all tasks completed, a pet report card and a brief note.

And that’s pretty much it!

If you haven’t already scheduled your pup for a walk with TLS, what are you waiting for?

Your pup will thank you for it!

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