Vacation and Holiday Scheduling

Summer is winding down as is my crazy 24/7 summer sitting schedule. I have some much needed slow time the next few weeks and wanted to update the Fat Tabby Family about the upcoming holidays. I’ve been meaning to do this every year but it seems I think about it one day then the next day it’s November 30th. 

Many of you know that I have an annual holiday party for my kids and grandkids (just had grandchild #4 yesterday!). This is my 9th year doing it – it’s usually the second weekend of December after the Thanksgiving rush and before the Christmas rush. Sure it’s early in the season but I’m always very overbooked during Christmas and everyone is spread so thin trying to make it to all their stops. I got fed up with that and decided to take matters into my own hands and create my own holiday tradition. In the past I tried to close Fat Tabby for a week and this year I am giving myself the gift of sticking to that schedule since I’m usually pretty slow.

So this year I’ll be closed and unavailable from Tuesday December 4th through Monday December 10th so please plan accordingly.

When it comes to the Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year holidays themselves I am going to try to limit myself to 6 to 8 client visits per day. Many years I can top 12 or 13 and that’s just too much up here in the mountains as the weather can slow my schedule down greatly during the winter (I’ll never forget the nightmare of the 2015 Christmas snow with all the valley people blocking every road from Twain Harte on up!). Please remember that it will be first come first served for reservations. I’ve never had to turn a client away and hope not to do that but last year really took a tremendous toll on me physically, and it took me weeks to recover, so I want to put preventative measures in place now.

Please check my snow policy and dog and cat sitting requirements under the “My Services” tab above. Let’s make this winter as cozy and comfortable for us and your fur kids!

This post is also going out via the mail to the Fat Tabby Family in the coming week so look for it in your mailbox but if you look at the column on the right and the second block down it says “follow this blog by email.” If you are member of the Fat Tabby Family please follow this blog as I don’t send out newsletters usually and all my news and information appears here first. I then will post it to the Fat Tabby Facebook page but even that isn’t as reliable as getting the posts by email. As you can see I average maybe one post a month so you won’t be spammed.

Thank you for being a part of the Fat Tabby Family!

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