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Kevin Burt - Owner/Cat Sitter

I have had cats and dogs all my life.  I grew up in Tullahoma, went to college at UT, and have lived in Nashville since 2002.

I have 3 cats. All rescues.  I have a cat client who lives behind Ellington Park.  She loves cats and would leave food out for a feral cat.  The cat started to come by every night.  Spring came and she had a couple of kittens.  After they were weaned she brought them with her.  They were truly feral, but I adopted them anyway.  It took a while and lots of patients, but they adapted.  They are 4 years old now and couldn't be happier!

I recently adopted a semi-feral kitten from the Cat Shoppe.  He was nine months old.  His parents were probably domesticated cats.  He had been hanging out around the restaurants in Hillsboro Village until he was brought to the Cat Shoppe.  I instantly fell for him.  He was very shy and not very trusting at first, but he quickly warmed up to us.  His name is Belcourt and doing great

 
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Dawn Juel - Manager/Cat Sitter

Hi, I'm originally from rural South Jersey, I grew up on a ten-acre farm where I spent most of my free time raising, training and caring for a virtual “Noah’s Ark” of pets, many rescued by my mother, who helped instill in me a love of animals since I can remember.  They included horses, ponies, rabbits, guinea pigs, geese, goats, turtles, parrots, dogs and yes of course… CATS!
 
During my first year of college, Tommy, alone kitten showed up at my front door and he lived to be 22 years old and was loved every single day.
 
Over the years I’ve adopted and rescued several cats and dogs and learned that in most cases, they find us when we aren’t even looking, and bring unexpected joy into our lives.
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Allison Lund - Cat Sitter

Growing up my family always had cats.  We never had a dog, but we would have at least two or three cats at any time. Somehow, any stray cat in the neighborhood would find me, or me them, and I would take them home, much to my parents' chagrin.  They never discouraged me though, as they knew I loved all animals and especially cats.

When my husband and I moved from Nashville to Cleveland in 2008, we took with us two dogs and four cats, three who were feral and rescued by me, and “domesticated” over five years. We recently moved back to Nashville after being gone 10 years, and one of the original feral cats, Otis, has made the trip with us at 15 years old.  We also still have two dogs (Takk and Beyla),  and we also have a new cat, Romy, who my husband calls a “foster fail”, but I call a “foster win”!  Of all the adorable, sweet cats I’ve ever had, she has to be the sweetest and most adorable.

All of my family and friends know me as a cat person and will usually joke that “if there is a cat within a 5-mile radius, it will find Allison.”

I feel lucky to work with Music City Cats, and can’t wait to love and take care of all the new cats that I will meet along the way.

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Cate Fisher - Cat Sitter

I have a memory as a very young child of sitting outside in the sunshine, enticing a white cat just near enough to my fingers so that I could stroke its fur, while overhearing my mother a few feet away telling a friend of hers: “oh, she could charm a cat out of a tree.” I remember feeling especially proud in that moment, and whether or not it became - from that day forward - something of a lifelong duty to keep my mother honest, I’ll never know for sure. But what I do know is that I have always been fascinated with cats, and almost more so with how to approach them in just such a way that they can realize my love and adoration for them.

When I got a bit older, I found a very shy, loving rescue-kitty named Luc. He was my best little man, and was with me through high school, college, and beyond. In the years since Luc, however, I have not been able to create a space for a new feline friend in my life. So, when I found Music City Cats, and an opportunity to work with all *kinds* of felines, I was elated. I love my job, and I love every single cat that I get the chance to "charm."

 
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Jen Goslin - Cat Sitter

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I'm Jen and I have two black cats. I am a huge advocate for black cats as they are often believed to have negative attributes.  One of my kitties, Mr. Cat, was a stray that wandered himself into my home and my heart.  My other cat, Lily, was a rescue. They both are super sweet and playful! 

I have always been an animal lover, but it was back in college that I found my love for cats.  I brought my two black kitties to my college apartment with three other girls.  In no time, my roommates became cat ladies as well and we added two more to the bunch.  Living with four cats...sounds like heaven, right?  

After college, I knew I wanted to get more involved in the lives of cats so I started volunteering at a local animal shelter as a “cat cuddler” and would cat sit for many family and friends.  

Once I moved to Nashville I was eager to get involved with cats again.  I started out as a client of Music City Cat and am now lucky enough to be a sitter! 

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Michelle Sohl - Cat Sitter

"I grew up in Upstate, New York in a home filled with love and animals. I always had 2 cats and 2 dogs. I called the cats my sidekicks because they would follow me everywhere. Anytime I was home, they were by my side. There was one cat in particular that meant the world to me. His name was Mickey. Mickey would either sleep on my chest or on my head. He was always there for me. After Mickey passed away I decided to take a leap of faith and move to Nashville for a new adventure. The hardest part of moving was leaving my fur babies behind. Soon after I got settle in Nashville, I joined Music City Cats as a sitter where I am blessed to be able to hang out and love on kitties all the time! ❤"

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Amanda Cannon - Cat Sitter

If I had to describe myself in two words, I would say “cat person.” And I come from a long line of cat people. Growing up, my family had two to three cats in the house at any given time, so as you can imagine, caring for cats and making feline friends became second nature to me very early on.

When I got to high school I started working in the Cat Palace at my local Humane Society after school. After I graduated from college, I was super sad to move away from my kitties at home in North Carolina, but it wasn’t long before a Nashville cat stole my heart. Long story short, I went to Costco for reasonably priced paper towels one afternoon and came home with a rescued kitten! Now, I’m cat mom to my sweet adventurous tuxedo cat, Jagger.

Jagger is actually the reason I’m a cat sitter now too! I hired Music City Cats to look after him when I went out of town, and was so impressed and excited about the service that joining the Music City Cats team as a cat sitter was a no-brainer.

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Aubrey Knickerbocker - Cat Sitter

I’ve been surrounded by cats for as long as I can remember. My family adopted a long list of cats with diverse personalities and I loved getting to know each one.

When I was 10 years old, a stray wandered into my backyard. It was a little black cat with white paws, which, of course, I named Mittens. My mom’s friend ended up adopting the shy kitten. Whenever her new owner would leave town, my mom drove me over to take care of Mittens. I would call out her name and she would wait for me at the top of the stairs, but only if no one else was around. A few years later, I was able to drive myself to cat sit, and every time, Mittens would be waiting for me to pet her at the top of the stairs. After 8 years of looking after Mittens, her owner told me that I was the only person Mittens would come out for, besides her. I felt special that Mittens had chosen me to trust and feel comfortable around.

I was even given the nickname “The Cat Whisperer” by friends in college. That feeling is what made me fall in love with cat sitting.