Sunday, October 24, 2010

Pet-Sitting, Part 1: The Lay of the Land

During this lovely period of unemployment, I have been pet-sitting and nannying to supplement my, well, nonexistent income.

And I've loved it. Great animals, great kids, great clients. I've been so lucky.

I've also maintained one client in a small town near Athens, GA. They have a peaceful house in the country, filled with four cats and some pea fowl out back. Here are my pictures from this past spring, but I am currently here for a week, and loving it in the fall, too.

The cast of characters:

Tito loved using the fridge to cool off

Such a cutie

Tito is such a ham- and chatty!!
Apparently he sings along when his owner plays the guitar!

Sweet Toby

Squirrel on a throne of pillows
(As it should be, since she's the only girl!)

A closer look

Squirrel lookin' guilty

Stumpy (He has a stumpy tail :)

The cats eat raw food- aka gross- aka I earn my pay! :)

The pea fowl in their pen

They are really cool lookin'


Still a little skittish around humans

More plumpage

There are four of them, apparently with differences, but I can't tell them apart yet

In their coop

Workin' hard. I always feel like a "farmer for a day" when I'm here ;)
(RightHand took this picture. Normally, I'm alone here. Alone, except for my 9 mm Glock- you get me?)

Looking from the bird pen back toward the house. The woods are great here.

Side of the house you arrive it- tons of windows- love it

The front/side porch

The front of the house- gorgeous!

The nearby pond
(A gorgeous pic taken by RightHand)

And the lovely living room I get to relax in at the end of the day

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