23 Thoughts You'll Inevitably Have While Cat Sitting

Your cats are weird. Other people's cats are even weirder.

1. The first step of cat sitting is finding the cat. You gotta find the cat.

Black cat sitting in front of black tv
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2. Seriously. Where are you cat?

3. Oh good.There you are!

4. Ok, now you have to look interested while the cat tries to lay down some ground rules.

Resist rolling your eyes. It's a good strategy to let the cat think she's in charge ....

5. A successful cat sitter knows this one thing:

Cat's idea of an "empty" food dish
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6. Good cat sitters know that flattery will go far when you're bonding with a new kitty friend.

7. Some cats are shy around strangers ...

It's okay buddy! We're gonna have fun together!

8. Most cats are not shy.

Cat stealing snacks
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"Oooh munchies. Don't mind if I do."

9. And cat people? Cat people are even crazier than their cats.

Funny list of feeding
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10. When you're cat sitting, you'll see things you cannot unsee.

Funny looking cat
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11. It's a good idea to have some fun activities planned.

12. A good cat sitter will let the cat FaceTime with his/her person.

Screenshot of interested cat Face-timing with owner
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13. As a guest, you will be treated with much respect from the cat.

LOL, no. That won't happen.

14. Listen to the cat's subtle vocal clues and watch their body language to learn what they want.

Just kidding. The cat will let you know what she wants (see #8).

15. Some people think cats are independent and don't even need a cat sitter, but we know they need adult supervision.

16. Have fun getting to know all the kitty's quirks, like how they won't drink out anything except a drippy faucet ...

17. Some cats will help around the house ...

18. Such good helpers!

19. So much help!

20. Soon you and the cat will be BFF's!

Person and cat with matching friendship bracelets
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21. And now you're having so much fun you don't want the kitty's people to come home!

Happy smiling girl with happy smiling cat
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22. The cat on the other hand ....

23. Is still a cat.