Pet Sitting Story
About a year ago I got a call from one of our favorite clients. We have taken care of her 2 Shih Tzus many times.
“Kira, I have a favor to ask of you. I am out of town, but my husband is at home with the girls. We talk on the phone every morning at 5am before he goes to work. Today I called over and over and he is not answering. Will you go up and see if his car is in the garage?”
Of course, I oblige. She wants to stay on the phone with me. She is really nervous. I am starting to get nervous. First, I knock on the door and ring the doorbell. Nobody stirs inside, not even the dogs. I don’t hear them making a sound. Next, I open the garage. His car is there…
She starts to cry and tells me “You don’t have to go in, Kira. I will just call the police and let them handle it.”
My heart is beating out of my chest! I tell her that I will go in and find out. I ask to hang up. I have a feeling that there may have been a gas leak and I don’t want her to be on the line as I find their bodies. She wants to stay on the line. I walk into the house and call his name. I call the dogs’ names too. No answer. From the kitchen, I can see into the bedroom. Both dogs are alive and awake. I think to myself ‘OK, no gas leak. ‘Both dogs are on the bed, on either side of ‘daddy’ as if loyally protecting him. I start to panic and call his name… nothing. Now, my guess is a heart attack. She tells me again that I don’t have to do this. I am pacing back and forth in the kitchen, trying to get the nerve up to go check his pulse.
After a minute or so, I walk into the bedroom, in panic mode, reach down for his neck, and he wakes up!!!! He was as shocked as I was. I collapsed, bawling, and handed him my phone. ” Talk to your wife”
I walk back in to the kitchen and sit down. I am hyperventilating and crying uncontrollably.
He came out of the bedroom to hand me my phone. He said that he couldn’t sleep last night, so at 2am, he took a sleeping pill. He didn’t hear anything and didn’t recognize the crazy lady standing by his bed. I am lucky he didn’t have a heart attack then. I left with few words so I could recover from this by myself.
Later, I received a nice phone call, many hugs and beautiful flowers.
Pet sit visit= $18
Welfare check and finding the person alive= priceless!