This is the write up I did for the person that will care for my “kids” when I’m in the hospital. It’s two pages! – Just imagine how much the poor schmuck that volunteers to babysit Sophia for a couple hours will have to read through!
Their food (Pro Plan Sensitive Skin & Stomach Formula), pills, and arthritis medicine are in the garage – just inside the door. The food is next to the tiny chest freezer, and the meds/pills are in a Tupperware bowl on top of the freezer.
The dogs are not allowed beyond the “mud room” please keep the door between the “mud room” and the rest of the house closed while the dogs are inside eating.
Petie: Four scoops of food (scoop is in the bag), two “Move Free” glucosamine pills, and his arthritis medicine (insert the syringe into bottle and turn bottle so that it’s opening faces down – that way you don’t fill the syringe with air) fill the syringe up to the “100” mark. All of this can go into his food dish – no need to shove pills down his throat. Make sure to fill his dish with water or he’ll literally choke his food down.
Chelan: Three scoops of food, two “Move Free” glucosamine pills, and also fill her dish with water (the water isn’t as critical for her, she doesn’t eat *that* fast).
Please supervise as they eat so that Petie doesn’t steal Chelan’s food. If Chelan doesn’t eat don’t worry too much – she’s a freak of nature. Just dump any of her uneaten food in the gravel just past our “lawn” in the front yard.
Their water bucket is right outside the sliding door in the back yard. There isn’t functional water spigot in the back yard. If they need water you’ll need to fill either using the kitchen sink (please don’t spill on the hardwood floors) or go through the large garage door and up the front steps it’s on the right side.
The 12 pound cat that you will never see…
Bailey’s food, dish, and water are all in the kitchen. He can eat about two scoops (scoop is in the bag) of his food per day. Half of his food lands on the floor as he eats, which he then deems it completely inedible. *eye roll* You can give him both scoops of food at one time. Hell, leave the food bag open on the floor. I don’t worry about him overeating – he’s invisible after all.
Gandalf’s food dishes are on the left side of the cupboard that’s next to the refrigerator. They are the green ceramic ones. There are only four total and there is a good chance all of them are dirty. Please check the sink His food is kept in the refrigerator in a dish that is on top of the veggie drawers on the left side. The food is in a zip lock bag inside said dish. Each bag of food will last for about four meals. He gets about three to four tablespoons of this food for each meal and needs to be fed twice a day. His feedings don’t have to be 12 hours apart nor do they have to be the same hours that we typically feed, but we usually feed him at 6 or 7 am and then at 6 to 7 pm. Extra bags of food are kept in the freezer (very bottom) and take about 24 hours to thaw, so if the current bag looks low just place another in the dish with it from the freezer. We keep them in the dish because they sometimes leak as they thaw.
Gandalf’s water is in a water bottle that is accessible from the outside of his cage. It rarely needs to be filled, but if it looks low fill it to the tippy top with the filtered water from the fridge (that’s on the top shelf on the right side). When feeding Gandalf please put the new food dish where the previous food dish was – we only use that one back corner so that he doesn’t fling food onto the carpet.
Thank you so much for volunteering to feed the “kids”. I really appreciate it.