18 Jun

Very Important Pet Parent Spotlight

Karey Cooper, Boo & Dandy Lion

What brought you to Florida?
Phil and I settled in PVB shortly after we were married and he secured a pilot position with American Airlines.

Have you always had pets?
Mostly, yes.

BooPlease introduce us to your Fur Family. How did you meet and become FURever companions?
Our sweet fuzzy feline friends are Boo, a calico, and Dandy Lion, an orange tabby. Boo peeked at us from behind the bushes at our home on Halloween night 10 years ago. She was a very shy hungry kitty cat and it didn’t take long for her to work her way into the hearts of 2 little girls, Madison and Sydney. She’s a sweet, timid yet extremely independent girl that warms up to all of us at meal time and TV time in the evenings.

Dandy LionDandy Lion was sought out by our youngest daughter, Sydney, after she was gifted a kitty cat gift certificate at Christmas 4 years ago. Dandy Lion is a Katz for Keeps rescue that won Sydney’s heart. He is a very loving, fun boy that prefers to be in the mix of things no matter what is going on. His favorite days are birthdays and Christmas. He steals the show every time the gift recipient unwraps their gifts. Dandy has struggled with urinary problems for the past couple of years. We continue to love on him and get him the medical attention he needs. He currently is in healing mode.

What do you love most about your pets?
Both kitties are affectionate….Boo on her time. Dandy most of the time. Boo is our eater! We struggle each day to keep her slim and trim and have to be quite creative with the way we entertain her with food. She never lets us forget when it’s meal time! Dandy Lion just wants to be with us. He constantly lets us know that he’s there and we should make evenings a priority for entertaining him. Dandy has been clicker trained by Sydney to sit, shake and lay.

How has 9 to 5 Pets made your life easier? What do your pets enjoy the most from our service?
Absolutely no worries when it’s time to check out for vacation and enjoy. We know that our kitties are in great hands and we never worry. We especially like that we can add extra play time with our caretakers, Claire or Louanne, in the evenings to make sure the kitties get special affection and attention.

What are your favorite activities you share with your pet?
The treat toss game. They both love to chase dry cat food when we toss it across the floor. Dandy is particularly funny when he chases a laser….around and round he goes!

Share a fond memory with your pet:
Bringing both kitties into our home. It’s such a sweet honeymoon the first few weeks.

What life lessons have you learned from your Fur Family?
Compromise is key 🙂

If you had to wear a T-Shirt with one word on it for a year, what word would you choose?

If you could instantly become an expert in something what would it be?
Solving urinary issues in male cats.

What is the best gift anyone has ever given to you?
Promise of forever love.

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