Toronto, ON, Canada - Looking for a great care of the special needs kitty
Note: administration of the medication via syringe is needed for the kitty.
My beloved 13 year old retired kitty with hear murmur and failing kidneys would rejoice company, love and care while I am away for four days. She had a dental surgery and a bunch of unpleasant medical testing ten days ago but she is feeling much much better and sits on my lap most of the time when she is not asleep. You would need to give her medication in water and antibiotics through syringe, possibly pain killers too. She is 100% indoor kitty who loves her litter box to be clean, wet food mixed with a bit of filtered water and Lysine and water to be fresh and cool. Sometimes she pees outside the box (there is not much room for her to turn around) but that's what the absorbing pads are around for. She is an absolute lovebug but can stay alone up to 5 hours, she sleeps in a bed with me (and without me) and hates when the bedroom door is closed. She loves back rubs, to play with the measuring tape but her hips and kidneys are slowly failing her, so she doesn't have much energy for chasing it for very long. That's why she has two sets of stairs to climb on the sofa and the bed. And she will spend all the time on your lap that you allow her:). Brushing is welcomed too:) Unfortunately, she cannot stand any competition and would not tolerate another pet in our very close 500 sq feet quarters - I wish I could welcome your pets in my home too...I have completed my identity verification with the Trustedhousesitters and expect the same from the sitter. Thank you. + More info
Our Home & Location
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My 500 sq.f. (46 m2) messy one bedroom condo (Queen bed, table, desktop computer, stove, fridge, microwave, blender, food processor, slow cooker, water filter, washer/dryer, sewing machine, balcony and rooftop patio, large library downstairs, Internet, Wi-Fi, TV with a bunch of DVDs and 6 channels TV programming; elliptical cross-trainer in the unit) is conveniently located in a quiet residential area 1.2km from a Lawrence West subway station (25min to the heart of downtown from there); several buses (52 A, B, C, D, F, G) come from the Lawrence West and Lawrence station and bus #7 from Bathurst subway station if you don't want to walk - bus #7 stops 150m from the building. I am not posting photos of the unit interior for security ( and mess) reasons but will be happy to provide to the confirmed sitter. The sitters are welcome to help themselves to all food and beverages available at the time and all the other conveniences. The building is steps from a large Metro grocery store, Second Cup, Shoppers Drugmart, Winners and a bunch of other shoes and clothing stores if you are in a mood for shopping. A huge request to the sitters not to use any fragranced or scented products in the home - any products that have "perfume" listed an an ingredient - I provide all unscented products (dish washing liquid, detergent, laundry sheets, deodorant, soap, shampoo). I am allergic to fragrances and they are really hard to get rid off in the bedding, closets, bathroom, laundry, carpet, etc., so I will feel sick in my own home upon my return. If you are bringing your scented products, please keep them in a Ziploc bag till the end of you stay - both me and Skittles would highly appreciate that. Thank you for your understanding.
Responsibilities & Pets
Skittles is a special needs senior 13 y.o. kitty who requires strict diet (no treats or anything beyond her own food). She is a grazer who eats wet food only (all her molars have been extracted due to the wear), so no hassle here, however, she needs her litter box to be cleaned twice a day because her kidneys are failing, so she drinks a lot of water and pees a lot too. She is hiding her pain well but don't let it fool you - she must use stairs to get on the bed or sofa. If she sneezes, you would need to give her medication - she is pretty good with it. She needs company and she needs to be pet - a lot:) If she wags her tail, it means she doesn't like what you are doing. If she licks you, she hates what you are doing. Stop right at the tail wagging and change it, or let her come back headbutting you. If you decide to stay in for the day, she would want you to pet her as long as you are ready to do it and will sit on your lap while you are watching movies or working on the computer. Besides the usual kitty affection, most of all she likes to be pet on her head and held like a baby on a shoulder. She likes to sleep in the bed with whoever is there, so I hope you are comfortable with it. Please brush her every day - she is a medium hair with a dense undercoat, so she needs it but she doesn't like brushing too much because of skin sensitivity, so a bit here and a bit there would work. She is such a sweetheart, so it is impossible not to love her or baby her.