Do you wonder how your animals are doing while you’re on vacation? Or maybe you KNOW they’re not doing well because you hear reports from the sitter.  And you know you’ve got a great pet sitter. As Ghostbusters said so well, “Who you gonna call??”

I created Postcards From Your Pets after one of my clients asked me to check in on her cats while she was on vacation. Turns out the cats had an easier time while she was on vacation – as reported by her cat sitter.

AND, just as important, she was finally able enjoy her vacation without worry.

Here are a few stories from people who used my Postcards From Your Pet services while they were on vacation.

Debby on vacation & Princess Leia at home

Princess Leia you're on vacation

“I don’t have adequate words to describe the gratitude I have for Maribeth Decker of Sacred Grove and her Postcards From Your Pet vacation check-in program. In fall 2018, I traveled to Europe and was away for a month.


“About ten days into my trip, I received a text from my petsitter that my cat, Princess Leia, was in a coma. I learned that it was unlikely that Leia would live. Imagine how crushing this news was. I felt bereft, knowing that my kitty might die while I was so far away. I reached out to Maribeth to ask her if she might let Leia know how beloved she was and that I wished I could be with her during this terrible experience.

Maribeth connects with Leia

“Maribeth, of course, immediately connected and communicated with Leia. The news wasn’t positive. Maribeth said that Leia felt exhausted and unsure if she could stay around. “Her spirit is strong, but her body is weakened.” Maribeth comforted Leia, reassuring her, and helping her understand what was happening. I didn’t want Leia to suffer—and my heart was broken that she was. That night, Leia turned a corner and continued to improve. Our reunion three weeks later was a happy one! I’m so grateful that we had Maribeth to bridge the communication gap and save Leia’s life. I’ll use Maribeth every time I travel.”

Susanna and hubby on vacation – Terra & Chi at home

Terra Chi you're on vacation“Whenever we left for a vacation our cats, Terra and Chi, have always been very stressed. I worried about them while we were gone. Our petsitter was kind and conscientious, so my take on it was that the cats were experiencing separation anxiety and/or perhaps thought we wouldn’t return. They wouldn’t eat properly, they were frightened, they hid, etc.

Terra and Chi lost weight

“When we returned from long weekend trips, both had lost weight. The petsitter always reported that they were hiding from her and didn’t want much, if any, interaction. The pictures she sent always showed them hiding.

A week’s vacation on the horizon

“This time we were going away for a week, so I was really worried. I emailed Maribeth for help, and she responded right away. She explained that she would be regularly checking in and communicating with Terra and Chi while we were gone, as well as sending emails to me regarding their “chats.”

Postcards From Your Pet show positive photos

“Each time the petsitter reported in about the cats (with pictures) she said they were much more relaxed and interactive and were actually eating well! I could see the difference when I looked at the photos. Chi was out and visiting with her and had his tail in the happy position (over his back). Terra was more relaxed as well. For once, I was able to relax and not worry while on vacation. After we returned, the petsitter said this last pet sitting for Terra and Chi was the best one she had experienced. I couldn’t have been more pleased with Maribeth’s help!”

I became their intuitive pet sitter, which I loved.

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