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Kitty Hugenschmidt
Works at Pets 'n Plants
Attended BA Art, Buffalo State, Buffalo NY
Lives in Colorado Springs
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Hi! My name is Kitty, (an affectionate name from my Father) and I would probably always have been considered a "Cat Person"... until I fell in love with A Black Lab named "Dewey"! He will always be the "Dog of my Heart", and taught me all about what it is to have "Canine Connections"!

I have been a "9-Lives Rescue Foster Mom" for 9 years now, and have had an endless parade of Kittens pass through my heart and home. The extended "Pet Care" for other people developed out of that, and in 2003 it formed into a business. In doing so, I have had the opportunity to care for many different breeds of Dogs, and have managed to fall in love with every one of them! Bunnies, Hampsters, Rats, Birds, Fish and Ferrets have rounded out the experience!

From "The Babies" to "The Old Friends" - I love them ALL!, ...but I have a special place in my heart for Geriatric Animals. My sweetie boy "Dewey" was blind, arthritic, and an insulin dependent diabetic, the last 6 years of his life. Yet it never stopped his tail from wagging, his snuggling up, or giving kisses! When he started not wanting to eat so much, I would cook for him and lay down on the floor and he would eat out of my hand. I had many deaths in my family in a short space of time, and I believe Dewey knew I just wasn't ready for another loss. He was brave and stuck around for me. One day I knew it was my turn to be brave, and I had to set him free. From my own experience, I have found a special way to give comfort to friends and clients at the passing of their Pets. When I have known and cared for them, it is my loss too.

While in my business, like with any TRUE Professional Pet Sitter, all the needs will be met and time and services given according to agreement. But knowing the kind of bond someone really has with "The Animal Kingdom", I believe is what makes the difference. To me these are "Angels in... Fur, Feather, Hide or Scale... overcoats". They love us when others stop doing so, they trust us and forgive use even when we have been preoccupied or selfish.  They fill in a part of our soul that would be missing without them. They teach us many things if we open our heart to them. Life is so much simpler than we make it, and when we bask in their company and love, we get revitalized and healed by feeling that!

Pets 'n Plants is dedicated to caring for Your "Animal Family" as if they were my own!

  • BA Art, Buffalo State, Buffalo NY
Pet Care
  • Pets 'n Plants
    Pet Care, present
  • mostly my own
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Colorado Springs
Western N.Y. - Bowmansville, Millgrove, Buffalo and Rochester, NY., Durando and Colorado Springs, CO., Tucson, AZ.