StudentCo Pet Sitter Profile

Name of sitter: Farzaana C

Area: Greenside, Johannesburg

Note: Farzaana happily looks after pets who are not in her immediate area - driving is not a problem.

I am currently: A third year Law and International relations student

Approved StudentCo pet sitter since: October 2019

Experience with animals and own pets

As far as I can remember, I’ve always loved animals. If one were to ask a colleague or friend about my relation to animals, they would tell you that I am the most passionate and caring animal-lover that they know of. They can also tell you that animals trust me - there are many cases whereby cats and dogs approach me and allow me to pat them. There are other cases whereby I have rescued cats. I am a proud owner of two cats, one being a domestic short-haired (Pickwick) and the other being a balinese ragdoll (Joey) (further known as “my babies”). They are perhaps my pride and joy and I go out of my way to make sure that their needs are satisfied.

Pickwick is a very demanding cat - as some are, he can be naughty and push things over tables for fun. He is a silent cat though. However, I do try my best to play with him and keep him distracted from doing such things. Regardless of his naughty nature, he cuddles up with me every night and in the mornings, he likes to be spooned.

Joey on the other hand, is a talkative cat. People are easily annoyed by such cat breeds, however I take this as an opportunity. We have conversations together - and this makes me happy, as I am able to hear his different meows and somewhat learn about what each meow means. He too, cuddles up with me at night and in the early mornings he purrs so that I can wake up and rub his bottom.

As independent as cats are seen to be, they still require love and attention. Garfield didn’t hate Monday’s for the same reasons as humans do, he hated them because it was the day that Jon had to go back to work after a weekend of being with him. My love for animals in general goes beyond that of just cats, it extends to dogs and birds too. When I was younger, I had a few birds - I treated these birds with the utmost love and attention that my young soul could give. My adoration for animals is perhaps a factor that makes me, me.

Feedback from References

Reference 1

Being part of StudentCo means working with animals. In your opinion, would the above person be suitable for this type of work? Absolutely!

Would you describe him/her as an honest, reliable individual? Yes, I would.

Would you trust this person with your own children, home and pets? Yes, I would.

Please describe how you know this person:

I was a tutor for international relations in her first year of university.

Please confirm that you are not an immediate family member, romantic partner or close friend of the above person. Confirmed!

Additional notes: She has an incredible work ethic. She's very passionate about animals. She's highly responsible. She's extremely punctual. She's an all round decent person with a good heart.

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