With the recent spate of dogs being stolen from homes, and an increase in the number of cats going missing, we would just like to reassure our clients, that we DO NOT (and never have) advertised our business all over our cars. Liveried vehicles not only indicate that the owner is most probably away from home, but also advertise when your dogs are out of the house.

We believe that the security of your pets and homes is more important than our advertising.

Somebody has given me this tip for getting urine out of the carpet, if your pet has a mishap.

My best tip is for pet potty spots on the carpet. I use good old white distilled vinegar and baking soda. The steps are the important part. Pour enough white distilled vinegar to soak the stain and THEN add a small amount of baking soda. If you do the reverse, you will have a noisy, bubbly mess. Do it the right way, and you can hear the recipe cackling away, telling you how it is cleaning and deodorizing without leaving any residue. You need to let the spot dry for a day or two before sweeping up and then vacuuming. We cover the spot with a bowl or plate so that we don’t have baking soda kicked from heck to breakfast. You can actually see the yellow color being absorbed up into your little mountain of baking soda. Works on old stains too! 

I haven't tried this yet so don't know if it works. If anyone tries it, let me know how successful it is.

NB: It is not supposed to change the colour of the carpet but if in doubt do a tester on a bit of carpet out of sight first.

I can tell it's the end of our busy time and I am tired. Was trying to get into the wrong house this morning to feed a cat!

Luckily they were either out, or didn't care that someone was trying to break in! I was thinking "what's wrong with this stupid key"? - instead of "what's wrong with this stupid person"! 

Quadrant Pet Supplies in St Albans now have a listings page which we are listed on:-

http://quadrantpets.co.uk/pet-sitters-st-albans/