Love and Reverence for
Registered Nurse Training
Long-Time Cat Guardian
Deeply Committed to My Clients
At the age of three I met my first cat, a stray that came to me which I named Broken Eye because it had one good
eye and one bad eye. From that point, I fell in love with cats and with all animals for the most part, holding
burial ceremonies to honor whatever creatures I found dead in the yard. To me, each and every one, from a bumble
bee to the wildlife in Africa, had a sacredness about them. And later on in life, I came to understand how vital
they are to the survival of our ecosystem and our sense of connection to unconditional love. We love our pets in
spite of their limitations, and they love us back in spite of ours. And it is with love that I began my pet sitting
business in 1996.
My care-giving experience began with registered nurse's training at the College of Marin. Subsequently,
I realized I wasn't fulfilling my true passion -- caring for animals.
Not surprisingly, I've had several of my own cats for many years, and currently have three who give me
great joy and liven up my home -- Billy, Bugsy, and Barney. Bugsy is pictured here and elsewhere on this
site. Billy appears in the logo area above. Fweedie, who recently passed away at the age of
16, is pictured on the first couple of pages. I've also looked after a few outdoor cats, including a
homeless stray red tabby who showed up in my yard several years ago. Manny was another outdoor cat who
was particularly sweet, and I wanted to honor him by including his picture as well.
Having my own cats has given me a greater appreciation of what you're likely to want and expect from your pet
sitter. I enjoy caring for my clients' pets, and making sure they get the type of care I would want for my
own while away.