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Lorrie Shaw
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Human. Enthusiastic pet sitter. Freelance writer (Animals Unfolded, previously on @annarbornews). Traveler.
Human. Enthusiastic pet sitter. Freelance writer (Animals Unfolded, previously on @annarbornews). Traveler.

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This is what Free Visit Friday looks like sometimes: just being available to a pet with a warm lap. It's as simple as that. Dogs are social beings and by their nature, live in familial units and we can't forget that.

Free Visit Friday is my weekly tradition, and one that I offer as a lagniappe: I select a pet (or pets, in some households) who I feel could use some extra attention and time and I do so at no additional charge. This week, it's Freddie, Ricky and their feline housemate Blackmail (who is perched behind me). #freevisitfriday #lagniappe #petsitterlife #petsitting 
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Recheck on blood work. Expecting to give terrific news to my client. (Yes, I do vet visit transport, too!) #petsitterlife #chelseamichigan
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Daisy and I enjoying this beautiful, breezy day. #annarbor 
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Today's weather is just too terrific and sunny to be stuck indoors, I needed to be out in the fresh air! Being out and about is always more fun with a buddy, so over I trekked to see my old friends, Daisy & Violet.
Dogs often have different walking preferences—some are all business, while others love to sniff every inch of grass—so I indulge them with that on walks: each dog gets a solo outing while I quietly chaperone. So that's what we did this afternoon on this Free Visit Friday. Doesn't that sound fun?? Free Visit Friday is my weekly tradition, and one that I offer as a lagniappe: I select a pet (or pets, in some households) who I feel could use some extra attention and time and I do so at no additional charge. This week, it was this two sweet faces.
#freevisitfriday #lagniappe #petsitterlife
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A walking partner earlier. 
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Caption this. #petsitterlife #dogs
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Booked my tickets for April's Fear Free workshop in Phoenix. Super-thrilled to share time with others learning about how we can make pets visits to the vet more comfortable and far less-stressful. Though it's designed for veterinary staff, other pet pros can benefit from this education, too. #fearfreepets #pets #petsitterlife
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The company has released additional information from a month-long investigation related to the recall.

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“Bad things can happen in the blink of an eye, and let’s face it: with smartphones, the distractions can be ridiculous.”

Yes. The founder of a well-respected company actually said this in a video introducing a campaign aimed to get their newest pet product off the ground.

Instead, I offer some common sense ideas to afford your dog space on walks while keeping safety first. 
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