This question is for everyone:
Sitters: Do you have any creative ways of sharing daily updates with your HOs during a sit?
Homeowners: What is the most creative way your sitter has shared daily updates while you are away?
I am currently sitting for a family with 3 little girls, one of which is extremely expressive and quite the little artist. When I first visited their home she inundated me with her art work. I suggested she put it all together in a little book for me that I could read while she was away. She did! AND created a whole new little story for me to read. It took her 3 hours one afternoon. I really want to come up with something creative for her & her sisters. I typically will do a video at the end of a sit, compiling all the photos and videos I have sent throughout the sit.
I’d love some ideas!
Good question! I’m afraid I’m not very creative at all and marvel at some of the videos people can put together with appropriate music added. I just send pics and videos, and usually try to get a selfie with the pets, and the owners have been happy with that. When sitting in the UK I’ve used Moonpig.com where I create a card with my own pics and send to the owners, thanking them for trusting me with their home and animals. That’s always well received.
What a cute site. I may create some cards too! I am currently looking for someone to create drawings of all the pets I’ve sat to send to my HOs for Christmas
How lovely! I know there’s someone on this forum who does that. Do a search and you should find her. Share them when you do too please
I think I had read that somewhere which is where the inspiration came from I also plan to send a little locally made Christmas gin to my HOs and friends I met while I was in the UK.
The most creative one I’ve done was a photo puzzle for the owners to solve
I suggest to Google your photo puzzle provider from your city.
I’ve often written to them from the point of view of the animal/s that we’re caring for. That way you can make them feel that whilst the animals are missing them they’re having fun running rings round the sitters!
That sounds so cute! I have to look into it. Thanks
That sounds so cute. I am sure the girls would love that. Thanks
I send photos via phone/what’s app, daily but I hold some of the photos back. If the sit is in the U.S., it’s very easy to go online at CVS Pharmacy and create a collage refrigerator magnet. They are ready to pick up in an hour. The magnets have always been a hit. When sitting out of the country, I make the magnet when I return, and send it to them. For my last sit, with a standard poodle, I titled it “Cody’s Staycation”. I love seeing them too, so usually make one for my fridge, too.
@ShulasMom These are adorable! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing
Honestly I’m just delighted to get a photo of my cat looking content on WhatsApp. My last sitters printed a photo of him and left it framed for me. It was such an incredibly thoughtful thing to do. I have so many photos of him on my phone but this is the first one on display
@Joandacat That is so thoughtful and I’m sure so special for you