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Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Posted by on Dec 23, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays!

Waggers Pet Sitters wish you and your pets Happy Holidays! We would like to take a moment and thank every one who trusts us with their pets… we LOVE each and everyone of you and your furry friends! Please have a safe, happy and FUN holiday season no matter what your family celebrates! ~Allison Smith ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (dog version) It was about time for Christmas, and all through the house A creature was stirring, but it wasn’t a mouse I knew right away it was my wife’s little pup, She thought we were sleeping, and so she was up The dog was a gift it was coercion, really, A woman can pout, ’til a man gets downright silly. And now the wife was snoozing she was really sacked out She wouldn’t have awoke from less than a shout. Yes, her in her nightgown, I in my BVDs, We had finally settled down to catch some Zs When off in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I rolled from the bed to see what was the matter. Away down the hall, my head in a muddle, I reached the kitchen…and stepped in a puddle. The glow from a nightlight illuminated the room, So how come I stumbled over the broom? I fell in a sprawl, my legs were not stable. On the way down, my nose hit the table. My head was a spinnin’ and when I came to rest Four miniature dog feet stood on my chest. With a lick and a bark, she bounded away, Into the living room, she ran to play. More rapid than mouses, that rat terrier ran, Me on the follow, rolled newspaper in hand. “Stop, Skeeter! Stop, Dog! Stop, Pup! Halt, Pooch! Halt, Girl! Oh, come’ere, you mutt! “Get off the new couch! Now let go of that curtain! Ohhh…If I ever catch you, you’re gonna’ be hurtin'” As winds of a Texas tornado do fly, She spun round the room, down low and up high. Then up on the countertop, that puppy went She stopped for a second. I thought she was spent. I make a quick lunge, she ducked me and then Yawned when I dove through the flour bin. As I drew out my head and was turning around, She made for the presents, in a single bound. I was covered with flour, from my head to my toes, My robe in tatters, and blood on my nose. A bag full of toys, she grabbed with glee I nabbed her, I thought, but instead got the tree. The ornaments, they broke, as they began to fall The lights, how they fizzled, and that is not all. When I reached for the plug, to turn the bulbs out, What flowed through my body, but electricity, so stout! As smoke encircled my head like a wreath, That dog held my big toe, tight in her teeth. “Skeeter,” I moaned, “I give up. Oh, Skeet, I give in.” So she bit my swollen nose, and nipped at my chin. She spoke not a word, but went back to work, Down came the stockings it took just a jerk. Then up from the hall, came the sound of feet, Momma, it seemed was awake from her sleep. “Now you’ll get it pup,” I announced with glee. Then Skeeter walked over and put her little head on my knee. She looked up at my wife – so innocent – and at me, so, so sad. And it didn’t take long, to know I’d been had. Then came the wife’s voice, so...

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Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Posted by on Nov 26, 2012 in Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner

Custom Painted Pet Portraits by Amy’s Creative Corner Searching for the perfect Christmas gift for your pet loving friend? Not sure what to give the pet lover on your list? There’s still time to give someone the gift of having their pet’s portrait done, it’s unique and fun at the same time! Amy’s Creative Corner was recently featured in a Cary Magazine Feature during a promotion of local business in Cary, North Carolina. Here at Waggers Professional Pet Sitting we recently had the opportunity to meet Amy Yeager and speak with her about a cross marketing promotion that our Waggers marketing manager was planning. Quickly things became too busy to plan our client event, but then it dawned on me, I can easily promote Amy’s Creative Corner right here on the Waggers website. As for the event, we plan to hold it in the future. Below is a description of the custom pet gifts you can contact Amy Yeager for; “Here’s an explanation for you about Amy’s Creative Corner…I specialize in custom painted pet portraits and handmade gifts including pendant necklaces and stationery. My paintings are made with love and last a lifetime…not to sound cheezy. Ha! But really people can feel confident in giving gifts that are meaningful and unique. I love hearing stories from customers about their pets and seeing how happy they are with my products. I am a local Cary artist, but I can ship my wares anywhere in the world. Does this help a little?” -Amy Yeager Why YES Ms. Amy Yeager, it helps ALOT!! These will help you even more – watch the videos below to learn how Amy’s Creative Corner began and then view some of her recent work! How Amy’s Creative Corner began… One more question for you Ms. Amy, does my pet need to have a sitting to be painted? “I work off of photos that can be emailed to me. If they don’t have it digitally, (if it is a pet that passed away and they don’t have any digital files, etc.) then they can mail actual photos too. My Etsy shop is where people can see all the different sizes and prices of portraits, handmade gifts and other misc. art I do. This is also where they can make their purchases as well. Let me know any other questions you may have. Thanks!!” -Amy Yeager Some of Amy Yeager’s work.. Amy’s Creative Pet Portraits also has gift certificates you can purchase and give as a gift! Unbelieveably the gift cards themselves are hand painted! Let them pick out exactly that they want this holiday season! You can also see Amy Yeager’s work locally in several places where it is displayed such as, Woof Gang Bakery in North Hills. Woof Gang Bakery has several pieces available for consignment, or for viewing before placing an order for your own custom pet portrait. If you are headed to downtown Raleigh anytime soon, feel free to drop by the recently opened Kindred on Wilmington St in Raleigh. Kindred is a boutique geared toward helping local artisans grow their business, make sure you have time on your hands if you go, they have over 20 artisans on display. Amy’s Creative Corner also has work on display and a mural at All Dogs Together in Cary, and other murals at the Mosaic Church in Cary. You can visit Amy’s Creative Corner and get started on completing your shopping list right here! We hope to hear from you soon! Waggedly Yours, Allison Smith...

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Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services

Posted by on Nov 14, 2012 in Apex Pet Sitters, Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Rabbits, Raleigh Pet Sitters | Comments Off on Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services

Thanksgiving Pet Sitting Services Do you have an upcoming vacation on your mind? Are these the faces you see when your pet realizes the suitcases are being filled? I know everytime I pull mine out and begin to organize my dogs look at me like “Say it ain’t so… where are YOU going? I know you plan to take US with you, yes?!?!” Most of the time when I travel my destination is not pet friendly…. or at least not pet friendly like I would expect it to be. Just looking at those faces can be guilt inducing! I have tried many options with pet care while I am gone, family, a neighbor, a kennel, a ‘pet resort’ (same as kennel, and whatever else I could think of that would keep them safe. Being disappointed in the options helped to drive me to build and grow Waggers Professional Pet Sitting Services. We have options that fit all lifestyles – and if we don’t have something that matches you and your pet we will customize our services to meet your needs! My team prides itself on LISTENING to your wants, needs and desires and then meeting those expectations! Do you travel regularly for work, or enjoy short vacations without the ‘kids’ in tow? Maybe you only need someone to stop by midday and let your pets outside for some exercise, or a walk? No matter what your pet sitting need is we can assist, see our basic services here. Call us if you need any questions answered we thrive on customizing pet sitting to match your pet. Allison Smith www.WaggersPetSitting.com Excellence in Pet Care since 2003...

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Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day

Posted by on Nov 8, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day

Pets Who Honor Veteran’s Day This looks great! I was just looking to find something about how Pets are impacted, or should be honored for their service during Veteran’s Day and WhAALAA! Watch the Hero Dog Awards Preview Video here The Hero Dog Awards were created by the American Humane Association to celebrate the powerful relationship between dogs and people. The annual national competition searches out and recognizes America’s Hero Dogs – often ordinary dogs who do extraordinary things, whether it’s saving lives on the battlefield, lending sight or hearing to a human companion, or just welcoming you home at the end of a hard day. The 2012 Hero Dog Awards will be hosted by film and Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth. Chenoweth joins a roster of celebrity supporters of the Hero Dog Awards, including special honoree Betty White, red carpet host Joey Lawrence and celebrity judges Whoopi Goldberg, Victoria Stilwell, Candy Spelling, Miranda Lambert, Kristin Bauer Van Straten, Michelle Forbes, J.R. Martinez, Tinsley Mortimer, and Megyn Price, among many others. Dogs may be nominated in eight categories for the Hero Dog Awards: Law Enforcement & Arson Dogs; Service Dogs; Therapy Dogs; Military Dogs; Guide Dogs; Search and Rescue Dogs; Hearing Dogs; and Emerging Hero Dogs (the category for ordinary dogs). Finalists in each category will be judged by a blue-ribbon panel consisting of both celebrities and animal experts, to determine the winning American Hero Dog. SPOILER ALERT: Gabe began his service to the United States of America as a Military Working Dog in 2006 and as such has had an impact not only on the life of Charles Shuck, his handler, but indeed American soldiers around the world. Gabe has been stationed from Fort Lewis, Washington, to Fort Bliss, Texas, to Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Fort Hood, Texas. While deployed to Iraq, he completed over 210 combat missions with 26 finds of explosives and weapons. When Gabe is not leading a combat mission he frequently visited wounded troops in Army hospitals and he visited school children in elementary schools. Gabe was selected as the American Kennel Club Heroic Military Working Dog in 2008 and was the runner up in the American Humane Association Military Working Dog category for the 2011 Hero Dog Awards. Gabe retired in 2009 after a very distinguished career earning over 40 awards and coins of excellence for his work. What he does is out of a love for his country and the people of the United States. Gabe continues to visit schools and inspire children with compassion and respect and the importance of staying in school. Gabe will proudly represent the U.S. Military Police for many years to come. Congratulations to the 2012 American Hero Dog, Gabe! Check out the rest of the 2012 Hero Dog Awards...

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Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Posted by on Nov 2, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, Rabbits | Comments Off on Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Waggers Pets are most grateful for…

Waggers Pets are most grateful for… I have noticed some of my friends on Facebook sharing what they are grateful for during a daily posting. Which made me think, what a GREAT idea! You will notice I tweaked everyone else’s idea just a bit, I am going to post what Waggers Professional Pet Sitting is grateful for as often as possible during the month of November. It is very possible that we may miss a few days here and there, but my hope is that we will inspire a few of you to remember even the small things in your own lives! Below is how I started our Waggers is grateful list: “Waggers wants to jump on board and let you know what we are grateful for during the month of November. We will have guest speakers so stay tuned. I am grateful for all my wonderful clients furry, feather clad, four legged, two legged and all in between.” Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we share with our clients what Waggers is thankful for this season. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page when you visit, because we ARE thankful for all of our Facebook friends as well!! So far we have been staying on task pretty well… here’s our first few posts – please message us if your pet would like to share something THEY are thankful here on this gratitude journal! Here’s late Sunday afternoon… Waggers is thankful for a very productive weekend! What are you most thankful for from this weekend? Marley is most thankful when Miss Allison comes to take him for his walks, give him treats and kisses. All my furry friends say go to the polls today. Go USA!!! We are thankful you have this right. Today this kitty is thankful for a cat nap in a sunny spot!! AAahhhhh… Enjoy the sun today my furry friends, and don’t foget WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!! It is important to us to stay in touch with each of you on a regular basis – after all you touch our lives each time we visit one of you, so allow us to repay you with a few smiles from time to time! Stay tuned to our Facebook page as we share with our clients what Waggers is thankful for this season. Don’t forget to like our Facebook page when you visit, because we ARE thankful for all of our Facebook friends as...

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NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

Posted by on Oct 21, 2012 in Cary Pet Sitters, Cats, Dogs, Hamsters, Interest, pet safety, things to do | Comments Off on NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed!

NO Scaredy Cats Allowed! With Halloween just around the corner Waggers Professional Pet Sitting knew we needed to share some safety tips to keep all of our furry friends safe this Halloween! I know from visiting your homes that some of you have little people as well as your furry friends, sometimes that brings more of a challenge during holidays like this to keep your pets safe. I located this list of reminders from the ASPCA and I plan to share it as much as possible over the next few days to help get the word out about pet safety and Halloween! Halloween Safety Tips Attention, animal lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters, not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center at (888) 426-4435. 2. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach upset in pets who nibble on them. 3. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock. 4. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and cause a fire. Curious kittens especially run the risk of getting burned or singed by candle flames. 5. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog or cat in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,” however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress. 6. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or donning a festive bandana. 7. Take a closer look at your pet’s costume and make sure it does not have small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also, ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury. 8. All but the most social dogs and cats should be kept in a separate room away from the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can be scary and stressful for pets. 9. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your cat or dog doesn’t dart outside. 10. IDs, please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification. If for any reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip can be a lifesaver, increaing the chances that he or she will be returned to you Read Full Article Here Waggers Wishes each of you a SAFE and fun Halloween! Please send us any photos of your pets during Halloween festivities, we’d LOVE to...

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