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Today’s news about a tropical storm warning (a first in many many years for San Diego) and/or Hurricane Hillary is paws for cause going into this weekend. Having experienced  Hurricane Allen as a teenager in Barbados in August of 1980 and the magnitude 8.0 Earthquake in Peru on August 15, 2007, in addition to many local wildfires…
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April Cat Care Keep Cats Safe from Lillies
With all the recent rain and atmospheric rivers, San Diego’s flower season is in full bloom and sure to be more beautiful than ever! Some flowers, however, are best to keep out of your home altogether. Unfortunately, a few years ago, I saw firsthand how deadly Lilies (pictured) can be to our beloved felines as they took…
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5 Important Safety Tips for your Kitty this Holiday Season Slinky Cat At Home San Diego CA
Staying in for the Holidays? Please take note of these 5 Kitty Care Tips to keep our Slinky Cats safe and comfortable during this time of year!  Plants – Poinsettias and Lillies, although a gorgeous reminder of the holidays, are unfortunately HIGHLY TOXIC to the kitties we love. Luckily in sunny San Diego, we spend…
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A fantastic feline caregiver will be able to answer these matchmaking questions to ultimately provide you peace of mind in booking their services and help ease separation anxiety for both you and your special kitty when you have an opportune time to travel again. Experience How long have you been caring for cats and why?…
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Thank you for a great summer! It’s Now Time to Start Making Fall/Winter Pawliday Plans We had a cat-tacular summer thanks to new and old clients who continue to trust us with your kitty care! We hope you enjoyed your travels and are happy to be back at home with your fantastic felines. Please use your convenient Time To…
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We are so grateful to our returning clients and new feline friends for trusting Carmen and the team at Slinky Cat at Home with their purrecious pet care!  A lot has changed in the past two years, and we recognize our clients and our team would all benefit from a more organized booking system.  Introducing…
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In these pandemic times, do your Cats need space or do your Cats need you?  As professional cat sitters and kitty caregivers, we have learned a lot about how to read a cat’s wants or needs when their hoomans travel. We also believe that over the years, cats have been mis-judged in many instances. You’ve…
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No Cattitude Here! This is a genuine letter from our beloved Siamese, Prince Waffles the Cat – The Original Slinky Cat – to Hoomans everywhere about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting him and Slinky Cats all around the globe whilst we co-exist like never before. Dear Hoomans, Tomorrow, March 28th, 2020 is RESPECT YOUR…
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Last spring my daughter fell ill with a chronic pain in her upper GI track. Her doctor prescribed hypnotherapy to calm her anxiety when the pain felt too intense. She even sent us a recording via text on a Friday night at 10 pm to help my daughter. Over the next few months we alternated between…
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As we near Slinky Cat at Home’s 1st Anniversary, I recently stopped to reflect on each and every kitty who has joined our Slinky Cat colony this past year. And to my surprise, only two of nearly 75 cats share the same name. (Simba) Typically we are introduced to a kitties name, followed by, “well…
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About Carmen

Carmen Chávez de Hesse, A proud lover of felines, Carmen recently launched Slinky Cat at Home to fill a much needed business service for local San Diego cat lovers. Her mission is to provide peace of mind kitty care while their owners are away.  She also is the founder of Echo Growth Strategies dedicated to scaling emerging brands from one to many often through franchising or licensing.