Quality, Loving Pet Care, in Your Own Home - Serving Cloverdale, White Rock, Surrey, North Delta, & Langley, BC, Canada
My name is Lawana Quest, and I'm the Owner and Chief Critter Sitter, in charge of the crew and operations at Cat's Cradle Critter Sitter. (You can read about the rest of The Team further down this page :-).
If you're considering inviting me into your home to look after your pets, I thought you might like to know a little bit about me!
Animals are truly my life.
From the day I was born, I've had room in my heart for a special cat... (Sin, my very 1st cat!)
and this love continued throughout my childhood (Chi-Chi, with me for the first 15 years of my life!)
(Chi-Chi and Puccini - our "Italian-French Poodle"!)
I was the kid in the neighbourhood known for taking in the stray cats and rabbits (much to my parents' chagrin!), and catching the neighbours' dogs when they escaped and raced through the sub-division. I spent many hours after school hanging around Brighouse Pets in Richmond, and I later spent my adolescence pet-sitting for neighbours in my apartment complex.
I've never been without a cat or two (or three!) to love (Skunki, Thai, & Chiki)
(Ninja & Minx)
...and no, it's not just Siameses I love! (Whiskey, the acrobatic wonder...)
I've also shared my heart and home with dogs... (Thai and Maddie)
(It's a tough job, but someone has to keep the cat's feet warm!)
and horses... (Cherry and Teresa)
and birds... (Mandy, my Mom's Cockatoo, who was an absolute HOOT!)
Two very special cats in my life were Chiki and Pickens, who are still very dearly missed.
You can read more about Chiki and Pickens (and other treasured pets who have left this life to lie in the sun and chase bugs at the Rainbow Bridge) on the Memorials page...
Flash-forward to the present
in my spare time, I enjoy my volunteer work at C.A.R.E.S. - a wonderful "no-kill" cat rescue society in Langley (that is always in need of volunteers and donations!) - as well as horseback riding, gardening, and reading. Best of all are the long walks in parks and woods, that I spend with my energetic and goofy 9-year-old yellow "Labracat", Kady (who truly does believe she's a cat!).
(Kady is a very special dog - in more ways than one! - she is a "retired" Blood Donor with the Vancouver Animal Emergency Blood Donor Program. For more information about this amazing program, please click on the link above.)
Kady and me, on her first birthday.
(Kady's breeders own Imagemakers Photography in Aldergrove, and I have to say,this is my favourite picture of myself, ever - good job, Rob!)
In May 2005, we adopted CC from C.A.R.E.S. - a now-14-year-old female "Colour-pointed British Shorthair" (looks like a Siamese), who is truly a gem, and very quickly let Kady know who's the boss!
Over the past few years, I've come to the growing understanding that, in order to truly be happy, I need to "follow my bliss" - and my bliss is all about animals! I'm happiest when cuddling a cat or dog - any cat or dog: I cannot pass a cat without trying to persuade him to come to me for a little love (and I'm usually successful), and I'll always cross a street to pet a dog! As a matter of fact, I have a hard time going on vacation myself, because I miss my pets too much while I'm away...
So, after 17 years in the maintenance department at "a major Canadian airline", I made the decision to leave the insanity and stress, and to follow that bliss. In 2003, I went back to school to become a Veterinary Assistant, and I've never looked back.
Please rest assured that I will love your pets as if they're my own - and they will soon come to love me, too!
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About the Team:
(For the record: all of our Pet-sitters are covered under the company's Liability Insurance and Bond, have passed criminal record checks, and are great people! :-)
Lorie grew up and went to school in Cloverdale/Langley/White Rock area and has resided in Langley since 2003. She has had cats all her life, as well as horses and dogs in the past. Lorie spent a lot of time on her grandparents' farm growing up around horses, cows, pigs, chickens and cats and dogs. Her Grandparents instilled their knowledge, respect and responsibility for all animals at a young age. She currently has 5 cats, all rescued, including one of the rescue's babies. Lorie started volunteering in 2014 with Langley Animal Protection Society doing weekly cat care at the shelter, and has fostered 7 sets of kittens over the past year in her home. She has also helped in a few of Langley's TNR projects, and helps feed a colony of free roaming feral cats in Langley, a pilot project between LAPS and TinyKittens, People For Happier Cats. For the past twelve years she has done a variety of cat, dog, horse and house sitting for family and friends, where she's become popular and in demand as a reliable, caring and favourite friend of many beloved pets. Lorie is currently phasing out her bookkeeping clients in order to follow her passion of caring, rescuing and finding homes for companion animals.
Florence retired in 2010 from a successful 35 year career in a large BC Corporation. Soon after, she joined the Langley Animal Protection Society and continues to volunteer regularly at the Patti Dale Animal Shelter in Aldergrove, BC. Florence has fostered numerous kittens and cats for the Shelter and also volunteers at the LAPS Cat Adoption centre in Petsmart, Abbotsford. Born an animal lover and having never been without animals, Florence has experience with dogs, cats, horses, goats, cows, birds, guinea pigs and hamsters. Florence shares her home with two lovely dogs, a very large but gentle American Mastiff named Maddy and a rescued German Shorthair Pointer cross named Morna. The dogs get along very well with her six rescued cats and Betty, a Bearded Dragon. All animals are highly valued, very loved and well cared for.
(Cat's Cradle is currently looking for more Pet-Sitters in the North Delta/Surrey East/Surrey North areas!
Please go to the "Career Opportunities" page for more info!)
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