Signs of Security: Practical Considerations for Pet-Sitters

On Facebook today, a very wise (and suddenly wiser today) friend of mine posted about a recent burglary at her place while she was traveling. She had someone come in to look after the animals while she was away, of course, but the place was burgled while the farm-sitter was off the premises, looking after…

It’s S.A.D.

Not Seasonal Affective Disorder, that deprived-of-light-and-will-to-live feeling so common on the raincoast of North America. This is the Speech Articulating Device, and it bridges the gap between human and canine communications in an all too real way. Observe: I can see a market arising for Border Collies as algebra tutors, possibly even replacing tenured professors…

Our Flyer!

We finally did it, we printed up some flyers, and you can print them up if you want and stick them up at your local Farmer’s Market, vet, grooming salon, Starbucks, or community notice board. We’d be so grateful! And so would all the haters who want to dox us! The printable PDF features six…

Cat Friends Around the Internet

This GIF, this GIF is just All The Things. Well, along with these photosets of our Facebook friend EmbassyCat, who lives in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London with Julian Assange of WikiLeaks. The one man on Earth who cannot forseeably use our services in the near future, although there is hope. Remember: Informeowtion wants to…

Who’s a good boy? PACER!

“Pacer is my hero,” said Roberts, who plans to return to trail-running as soon as possible. “He’ll put a chase on a bear or a moose to allow me to continue to run safely. He’s a great running partner.” Not just idle words. Reid Roberts’ border collie Pacer and he were out for a run…

New Service: Air BnB coaster!

So it appears that people who rent out their properties on Air BnB can now be held legally and financially accountable for the behaviour of the guests of their micro-tenants. That’s going to send shockwaves into the entire business model. Before, all you had to worry about was coming home to a bunch of angry…

New Mobile HQ Coming Soon!

Behold the Beautiful Bus! This 30′ beast will soon be my new home in between gigs. With a few hours’ work it will be roadworthy, rainworthy, winterworthy, and if I get realllllllly bored, I’ll stick it on a couple of pontoons and make it seaworthy as well! This will enable me to travel from place…

The Gap: nothing to do with reasonably-priced casual wear

No, I mean MY gap, ie the time between my last gig, which ended January 13, and my next gig, which begins February 16. I’ve got, and you will know this if you’ve been following me so far, no gig right now. Which means, no money, and couch-surfing my imposing self at friends’ houses. Which,…

Cabin-napping: it’s a THING

From the Department of Why To Hire A House-Sitter comes this story of an historic cabin that was knocked down, parcelled up, and stowed behind an apartment building for resale later. In fact, there are TWO of them in this story. I might be a heavy sleeper, but I’d like to think that if I’d…

Yet another reason to hire a house-sitter: TEARDOWNS!

Well, this is pretty terrifying. In traditional snowbird fashion, a Long Island man closed up his house and headed south, recovering from knee surgery in Florida’s sunny climes. While he was gone, the town council decided his home was abandoned and tore it down. All of his personal possessions are gone as well, poof, vanished….

Pet-Sitter Available in BC After November 7

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…