Category: cats

Dog Walking and Walk/Running in Nepean

Buddy is bushed
Buddy is bushed

See? Right there, you can see the effectiveness of our Nepean-based dog walk/run service. Buddy is a six year old Springer Spaniel and when he’s not absolutely flat on the carpet as in the above photo, he’s a 60 lb bundle of energy that demands working off. He is, in fact, why I started a walk/run program in the first place, and if it works for me with two legs, you can imagine it works twice as well for him with four.

It’s SCIENCE!

Okay, maybe it’s marketing, but it’s true that both Buddy and I have lost weight and gained muscle and gotten our respective temperaments in order (he doesn’t try to climb onto my lap with my laptop computer on run days; I don’t threaten to make him pull a cart full of tourists when he does that).

If you’d like YOUR dog to work off some energy, gain some strength, get some practice on the leash (yes, always on the leash, do I look like I enjoy paying fines?) then hit me up. I’m new to the Ottawa and Nepean area, but have six years of professional pet-sitting experience back in BC, with references.

Pricing is $30 for an hour’s walk/run, $20 for an hour’s walk, and since I’m dependent on transit, my radius is restricted to places I can get to within 45 minutes┬átransportation time. Now we ALL have an incentive to encourage efficiency at OC Transpo!

Hit me up via my Services Page, and let’s frappe la rue!

Pet-Sitter Available in BC After November 7

Irish Setter Snow
Irish Setter Snow

The holiday bookings have begun, so it’s time to start thinking about your holiday plans and your pet’s plans as well. I’m booked in Vancouver up to and including November 7, but after that I’m available for pet- and house-sitting on Vancouver Island, in Vancouver, the Okanagan, Powell River, and other locations, depending on transportation costs.

If you’re going to be away a number of weeks, the sooner you make arrangements for pet care and home security, the better. You can reach me through the Contact Form here, or Lorraine.murphy@gmail.com.

On the Road Again: as of October

Well, tonight I’m writing from the cosy confines of a cottage-like houseboat tucked away under the Second Narrows bridge in North Vancouver. Thanks to Rainpocalypse, it’s moving around so much that both dogs are seasick and went to bed without so much as looking at their dinners. Thankfully, although I suffered from that excruciating ailment when I was younger, I appear to have gotten over it, which is AWESOME because I LOVE boats!

Anyhoodle, this is just a quick note to say that the booking here ends September 20. After that I’m booked to care for a friend’s two cats until she returns from California, probably sometime mid-October. Then I’m free as a bird and looking to potentially fly away from the Lower Mainland to somewhere there are snowbirds needing a caretaker or vacationers needing a pet-feeder-petter-and-exerciser.

All of which is just to say that if you need someone to look after anything from a boat to a penthouse, a minnow to a mustang, I’m available as of the middle of October. Ping me via the contact form.