Boxers, A breed apart?

Isn’t it odd how so many people find a special affinity to one breed? Something about them just gets under your skin. I am reminded of this particularly today because in the same week we have heard ‘Boxer’ so...

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Caring for tropical birds

It’s always such a pleasure to care for slightly more unusual pets. Birds are not the ‘bird-brained’ creatures that humans often paint them. This little chap had a less-than-perfect life before the clients...

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The most beautiful tribute

We wanted to share this beautiful tribute from our talented client composer Fiona Bennet. Challenge anyone who has loved and lost their dog not to be moved Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share...

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Unusual visitor

Another unusual how sitting experience: Good Afternoon Jackie, I have an uninvited guest taken a nap in K’s sofa. It looks like a young stoat and is totally at ease with me talking to it. I have asked it to leave and I do...

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My first sit

“Had the most relaxing, comfortable, first Minders Keepers housesit in West London. Enjoyed the company of an elderly black Labrador who was very loving and a delightful housekeeper on some days too! If this is how life...

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Unexpected benefits of being a sitter

Had to share this reply when I asked a sitter whether he would be happy to return to the same client next year: Hi Jackie. it would be an honour to go back next year. they are of Austrian decent & bilingual, I get by in...

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Hope you have enjoyed your first sit?

Just sent a message to a sitter on their first sit asking whether they have enjoyed it: Hi Jackie, Yes, we are enjoying the assignment very much. Nice house, huge garden, sunny weather, nice dog. Not much more to ask for, is...

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