The Five Freedoms from Farm Animal Welfare Council

1. Freedom from Hunger and Thirst – by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour.

2. Freedom from Discomfort – by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area.

3. Freedom from Pain, Injury or Disease – by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment.

4. Freedom to Express Normal Behaviour – by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal’s own kind.

5. Freedom from Fear and Distress – by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering.

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Enjoying the sun with Murphy & Quizz on the patio.

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Spring Flowers in February

Spring Flowers in February

Saw this today while walking Murphy & Quizz up on the Timberhill path in the woods. This was the only flower I saw out there and was surprised by the sudden burst of color.

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Interesting Opinion from the Trenches . . .

Should You Tip Your Pet Sitter?

by THERESE on DECEMBER 19, 2010

in PET SITTINGTHE PET CARE BIZ

tipping your pet sitter or dog walker, especially during the holidays

Absolutely! If you’re happy with the services your pet sitter offers, then by all means, please leave a tip.

It’s nice to be acknowledged.
Being acknowledged for a job well done makes us feel good. Any gesture you can make to let your pet sitter know how much you appreciate what they’re doing will not be overlooked! The pet sitters I know (and that would be a lot) don’t expect tips or gifts from clients, but they sure do appreciate them. It can make working holidays feel less lonely, and a bit more festive. And it’s not uncommon, after the holidays are over, to see messages on some of the pet sitter forums bragging about the wonderful client who left them a tip, a gift card, or other unexpected treat. More . . . 

 

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Notary service now available

English: Great Seal of the State of Oregon Esp...

English: Great Seal of the State of Oregon Español: Sello Estatal de Oregón (Oregón) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In addition to vacation pet care, I am also available to notarize your documents. I am an official Notary Public for the State of Oregon. I normally charge $10 per signature, but I am offering my service to my current pet care clients at a discounted rate of $7.

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Just installed my new car window advertising today!

Just installed my new car window advertising today!

My Ford Focus ready to spring into action. . .

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Dylan & his musical guinea pig, “Niblet”

Our guinea pig is very responsive to singing . . . LOL

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