I ran into Birdie the four-pound Maltese

A photo of Paul holding Birdie, a four-pound Maltese dog.

As i worked on my laptop one evening, a familiar voice said hello and there was Birdie and her owner Jess! Birdie is a four-pound Maltese with the longest bangs ever. This was a pleasant surprise.

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Maple the Cat and Kindal the Dog in Asheville

Kindal the Dog and Maple the Cat take an afternoon nap together.

It was my third time taking care of Maple the Magnificent Cat and the first time caring for Kindal, an elder, stately dog who has his own way of doing things. It took about 36 hours before Kindal was able to overcome his anxiety at this unknown petsitter (me) in his home. Kindal would carefully…

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Shih Tzu Dog Siblings in Arden, North Carolina

Jadeie and Jonesy are Shih Tzu siblings and cuddly dogs.

Born just minutes apart, Jadeie and Jonesy fit the description of Shih Tzu dog personalities — they’re affectionate, cuddly, and smell like Doritos. Of all the dogs I sit, these two are the ones I’ve spent the most time with. Every crossing of the threshold into their home in Arden, North Carolina, is met with…

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Polly Pamps and Patchouli in South Asheville

Patchouli aka. Choo-Choo is a sweet loveable dog in South Asheville.

Swifter than a speeding train, Polly is a cute 10 year old dog whom I’ve known since she was a puppy. Polly excels at all of the superlatives a dog can claim including the ability to fetch her favorite ball in record time. She loves to announce herself to every visitor, letter carrier, and woodland…

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Dogsitting for Lady, Maggie, and Maple in Weaverville, North Carolina

Lady, Maggie, and Maple live in Weaverville, North Carolina.

Sit, Asheville, Sit, was contacted by Tommy and Sandra in Weaverville, North Carolina, to dogsit for their three pups: Lady, Maggie, and, the littlest one, Maple, a Schnauzer. For ten days, my goal was to feed them morning and night and take many trips out to the backyard. Lady, the Golden Doodle, dutifully challenged her…

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