I have a nicely renovated house with a lush, green, landscaped garden. It is close to Sydney University, the CBD, Newtown, parks and transport. The house has a new marble bathroom, excellent timber and granite kitchen, polished floors and oriental carpets. I also, and very importantly, have two gorgeous cats and a miniature poodle who I want looked after with VERY special care and devotion. I am looking for a GENUINE, experienced and tolerant animal lover who would really enjoy my animals and home and treat them all as if they were her own. I imagine that the perfect person is an older single woman, probably 50+ years, a non-smoker who leads a quiet life and actually WANTS to give lots of loving care to my animals and house and garden. I hope to go to Italy for several months, probably from the beginning of October and stay until the end of the year, although it is possible I may end up staying longer. I have been doing this for six months each year for the last seven years with the assistance of a wonderful housesitter who, unfortunately for me, now has new grandchildren she will be looking after instead of my dog and cats!
I still need to organise several other things before I can be certain of going and for exactly which dates but before II make a final decision I need to know I will be able to find the right person to take care of the animals and house.
An old friend of mine lives next door and is available for advice or assistance at any time which makes things easier.
Please, unless you closely resemble the type of person I have outlined above, do not waste your time or mine by responding to this posting. I'm sorry to have to say this, but in past years I have received so many inappropriate replies that it has been impossible to deal with them.