My husband and I are very grateful to have found Susie Hunt of Fidos Playground to take care of both our dog and our cat for the last two years. Because we travel frequently, sometimes for an extended number of days, it feels good to know our pets are being well taken care of so we don't have to worry. I would recommend Susie to anyone who is looking for dependable and knowledgeable pet sitting.
Diana and Nader Mahmoud and Charlie and Rascal
"Yes everything was fine when we got back on Wed afternoon. I have been meaning to send you a mail thanking you for a excellent service since we got back. We were very happy with everything and with the job that Linda did, first class and we will for sure use the service again."
Darren Meadows, father of Otis
The walks into the Collserola have begun! Lush was our first walker. Loaded into Linda's car, she visited the cool hills behind Barcelona while her folk were enjoying the Costa Brava. The dogs are more alive up there with a sparkle to their eyes, as the pavements are replaced by earth and leaf laden ground and car fumes are replaced by the smell of wild boar and pine trees.
A Day in the Life of Fido
Its a busy Friday for Fido. Running his paw down his appointments Fido notices that he has a weekend of pet sitting Boris and Obie. He will need to visit them 3 x a day for the next 4 days. He enjoys their company and slobbers at the thought of hanging out with them. He also notices that he has four sets of cats to visit. He loves his feline companions. They bring out his feminine side (he would never admit this to Boris and Obie) and he sneakily packs some nail varnish for a good ol pampering.
Preparing his bag the night before he collects all the keys he will need, and again double checks that he has the right keys (he has been known to forget keys or arrive with the wrong set), and then packs his camera, sunglasses, hat and energy bars.
Bright and bushy tailed the next morning he heads off to meet his mates. They are pleased to see him and they share some time together in the park. Not too many girls out this early in the morning, but they know they will be back at lunch time and again in the evening. Maybe more luck then.
After breakfast Fido is off again. Running to steal the last bicing from a fellow bicinger he cycles off to visit with his first cat. This one is a grey cat and Fido is very aware that she is very shy. She reads a lot, smokes long thin cigars and likes her own company. She enjoys Fidos visits, but he still needs to sit patiently and wait for her to open the conversation, but when she talks ... well ... it is difficult for Fido to leave.
The next set of cats to visit are a pair of great friends. They are also great gossipers. They tell him about their day, who walked past their window and at what time. They remind him to remove the bones from the food he prepares for them and then they ask him to sit outside on the grass with them while they soak up a bit of sun.
Travelling by the metro this time, Fido is back to visit Boris and Obie. They decide it is too hot and a sit under a shady tree works just fine. All the trees have been marked up until this point so they would not have got very far if they had tried anyway.
Fido stops to buy a bocadillo, eyes the pigeons that hang out on the street and then pads his way to visit the next cat. A very charming young lady, he asks her to paint his nails and they sit out on the terrace together sipping homemade pinacoladas.
He has time to keep up with his facebook page and also make some calls. He is hooked on his new smart phone. Just before he is due to meet with Boris and Obie for the night he is phoned by a new client. This time it is a family of 2 galgos, a little dog and a cat that have apporached him for some care. He updates his diary, looks up on google where they live and then finishes the day with a bone.