Testimonials

 

“For anyone who is having difficulty with a feline, I recommend Rebecca. I was at my wit’s end with the addition of a 2nd cat in my home. The 1st cat wasn’t adjusting well & was making my life miserable. Also, making the new kitty’s life miserable. Most of all, I was worried he’d harm him. Also, came home to messes everywhere. After 4 months of this, I was looking into re-homing one of them. I heard of Rebecca through another satisfied client. She came to my home, looked all over, gave me suggestions that turned out to be successful. I never knew how much kitties don’t like the lid on a litterbox, for example. She let me know what some of their facial & body movements are their way of trying to tell me something. With her guidance, the two settled down & I have a happy 2 cat home. I was far from sure this would happen. I have Rebecca to thank for it.” – Matt

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Dudley is in the front ... Harriet is in the back (peeking over his shoulder).

 

“Rebecca really helped me out with my cat, Dudley. His issue was that he talked – a lot! He talked to me, he talked to visitors, he even talked to himself in the mirror! It was cute at first, but after a while it became a problem. After considering several possible reasons for all his vocalizing, Rebecca suggested that maybe he was lonely. We introduced him to a beautiful calico named Harriet that she had been fostering. Before long, they were best friends, and the excessive chatter had stopped! Rebecca made Dudley, Harriet and I very happy.” – Tim

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Bear Bear

“Recently I went through a divorce and moved out of our home.  I met Rebecca at a coffee house one morning and began to talk about how much I missed our two dogs that I had to leave in the home.  I was, at first, embarrassed to admit that through all of the other emotional fallout, I was hurting because I felt I had abandoned my pets.  Rebecca immediately validated my feelings and made me see that the loss of the dogs was just that: a valid loss.  We discussed my situation now, and how I cannot take dogs into my apartment.  Rebecca led me through different options.  After considering everything from goldfish to hamsters, I decided on a guinea pig.  They are friendly and don’t bite, which makes a difference because I have a two-year old.  Rebecca then accompanied me to PetSmart, helped me set up my new pet’s home and nutrition options, then actually took me to the local pet shelter where we found the most fantastic, animated, happy little black and white guinea pig who we adopted and named Bear Bear.  Had Rebecca not led me through a discussion about my feelings about my pets that day, my daughter and I would not have Bear Bear around to make our home happy!” –Francine

 

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Nezar and Snow

Nezar and Snow

“…We had thought about getting a new pet for over a year.  All three of us weighed in on how we felt about moving on after we lost our kitty, Amira.  None of us seemed ready until a very special November day.  Our neighbor was giving kittens away from their latest litter.  Nezar, our son, and my husband thought it was a good idea to surprise me.  The most beautiful ball of white fur was curled up behind our bookcase.  They made me search around the living room for my surprise until I found him!  Words can’t express what we all felt that day.  I wept and we proudly showed him off on my Facebook page.  Those who knew about us losing Amira knew exactly what this meant to us.  A week before Nezar’s birthday in March, Snow went into heat.  I realized how long I had put off his neutering appointment and saw trouble ahead.  We let him out one night and he was back the next morning.  He wanted out again the next morning and we let him out.  Days passed and he did not return.  This crushed us and left us empty, grieving again.  I felt guilty, my husband beat himself up for going through this again and Nezar was left devastated.  Not a night went by that tears and prayers were not part of our nightly routine.  Our son is a boy who has been raised to believe in the power of prayer and his belief that God answers those prayers.  We became worried for him and we saw him lose faith that Snow would ever return and that perhaps God wasn’t listening.  In April, we found ourselves in Rebecca’s patio in Las Vegas.  We were reconnecting after more than 20 years!  I know Rebecca for being a pet lover, cats especially.  My husband and I shared our story with her and she offered to talk to Nezar if we were comfortable with the idea.  Never in a million years would I have imagined offering Nezar the opportunity to talk to someone about this loss.  I suppose we grieve in different ways.  I could see where losing a human family member would beget counseling or guidance.  The loss of a kitty family member?  Never.  Throughout my life I have dealt with the loss of pets and have cried, grieved, and moved on.  This was different.  We felt helpless, in large part because he was losing faith and becoming so sad.  Rebecca spoke to Nezar a few days later.  I first let him see her picture from Facebook and he liked her face.  Her smile, he said, was nice.  She asked all the right questions and let him talk.  He talked a lot longer than we would have thought.  He said he felt better after talking to ‘someone else.’  My husband and I were stunned.  The crying tapered off and we reminded him that he could talk to Rebecca whenever he wanted to or needed to.  He said he was ‘good.’  Weeks went by and the crying stopped, but the prayers never have.  We finally managed the will to tell him that perhaps Snow was never coming back, that we would get through this together and that we could grieve for him as long as we needed to do so.  We took much direction from Rebecca.  She was heaven-sent.  So, for my husband and I, our prayers were answered.” – Marta

 

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“I recently had a problem with an alley cat that was coming into my home through the pet door. He would terrorize my cat, eat his food and spray the house. My cat started to feel down because his home was being occupied by a stranger. My cat doesn’t have a partner. He’s used to being the only one. I called Rebecca for advice on what to do about it. I applied what she suggested and solved the problem with the alley cat and was also able to give my cat his self-esteem back. Rebecca demonstrated to be very knowledgeable about cats’ language and behavior.” – Estela

 

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