We just got our first sit!

We are so excited! We just confirmed our first sit for a couple of cute little furballs! We were on the other side of the table for the last 2 1/2 years as we were always looking for sitters for our sweet baby, but sadly we lost her a couple of months ago. We have now decided it is time for us to switch over to being sitters, so yayyyy…we confirmed our first sit for April. So excited to get started on this side and have really needed some cuddles and loves from sweet babies needing sitters. We also plan on retiring in the next year and a half, so this gets us started for future plans around the World!

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Congrats - always exciting to get a sit; especially your first! Hope it goes smashingly well!

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Woohoo :partying_face:
How exciting and well done.
Wishing you many more happy furball experiences!

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Hi @long1016 we are so sorry to hear that you have lost your sweet baby, it’s heartbreaking we know how you feel and send our warm thoughts pet sitting has helped many bereaved pet parents heal their hearts, mine included I’m truly hope that it will be the same for you.

Congratulations on your first sit how wonderful, thank you for sharing and putting big smiles on our faces, we can feel your excitement I’m sure we each remember that first “We would love you to come and sit” where will you be going and what new furry friends will you be caring for and looking forward to your retirement is very exciting …

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How exciting for you. Enjoy your new experience on the other side of the fence! Good luck & best wishes. Regards, Jenny

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Congratulations. What a wonderful feeling it is!
First of many.

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Congratulations, you’ll love it!

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I understand completely how you feel @long1016 as this was me in 2016. I’d had to say goodbye to my 19 year old cat in the June and by August I had flown across the other side of the world to do my very first sit - 2 beautiful cats who did so much to help me in my grief. Enjoy those cuddles with the cute furballs and happy pet sitting!

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Congratulations! on your first sit. I’m sure the first of many to come :-). I’m so sorry to hear of your loss - there is always an empty space in your heart when you lose a loved pet. But housesitting is a great way to share your love of animals - you will be falling in love over and over again. It is hard to leave a sit but there is always the next one to look forward to :slight_smile:

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Ahh that’s lovely you have a sit! Although we have had cat sitters for some years, we did our first house sit last year and simply loved it. The dog ensured we got our exercise and had lots of fun, it was interesting to experience it from the viewpoint of a sitter, and we felt quite sad to leave the dog (although happy to return to our cat!!). We’re looking forward to some retirement travels too, it’s such a great way to visit. Good luck.

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So happy that you will experience the sitter side!

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Sorry to hear about your loss. It’s hard loosing our pets!

Good luck with your first sit. Hope it all goes well!

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Congratulations! I still get excited whenever we get a new sit.

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Many congratulations & wishing you a happy first sit.

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Congrats!
I just completed a sit with a family friendly owner.
Now I am wondering if I do the feedback first or she does.
She left out fantastic instructions on what to do and what I was able to enjoy at her house. She even left a bottle of wine for me lol
I cannot even see where to leave feedback.

Hope you enjoy many more. I certainly will.

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Congrats and welcome to sitting! I’m always excited every time we are accepted for a sit but there’s nothing like that first one. Have fun!

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Hi @HappySunflower Congratulations on completing your first sit, and it sounds like it went well. I’ll add a link to an earlier post here, that may be helpful to you:

How to request a review and when

As a new member to THS, keep in mind that the THS website (not the forum) has a help button at the top of the homepage. I just added your question there and found instructions for you. I find that area really helpful.

How do I get a review after a sit?

Remember too that the homeowner also appreciates receiving a feedback review. Here’s a link for those instructions:

How do I leave feedback for an owner

Francine,
Voluntary Forum Moderator

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Thank you :kissing_closed_eyes: i felt exactly the same way!

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Thank you for the easy to follow instruction!!! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

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I finally got my first sit, too!! So many applications, most unresponded to and/or declined without a word, even a video call where I was told I was the person for the job and we’d discuss the details “next time.” This HO responded almost immediately with a heartfelt message and confirmation request without even “meeting” me. I’m so excited! The pet seems like such a sweet little snugglebunny.

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