I am going to CA to spend Christmas with my kids. I will leave EARLY Dec. 23 and return LATE Dec I will need one person or a couple (no more) to look after my two Persian cats and my mini-Aussie Puppy, who is 1.5 years old. My cats are indoor cats, one is 7 and is a large black male Persian and a dear soul. The other is 5, is a male blue-point Himmy and a shy guy. They will need to be feed, and noticed occasionally, indulged in their bad habits and praised for their good behavior. They stay indoors because of the dangers outdoors here - mainly coyotes. My dog is a mini- Aussie, one and a half years old. He weighs 22 lbs. and is small, energetic, sweet and easy to care for. He will love you to death. He does not sleep on my bed. He needs to go to a dog park or park once a day and/or needs a one mile walk daily, weather permitting . If the weather is bad, he is content to stay indoors, with several breaks a day spent in my walled-in yard or just taken on a short walk in our rural, hilly neighborhood. My home is small and very sweet - immaculately clean, well decorated, very Santa Fe-ish, located in an outstanding neighborhood in the hills, on a quiet rural road and is just one mile north of the Plaza. It has a well-equipped kitchen and is very comfortable. There are two bedrooms - one outfitted with a queen bed, the other set up more like an office. I'd like a nice, tidy person or couple who wish to enjoy the beautiful Santa Fe Christmas season here, for free, with very limited and pleasant pet-care duties. You will barely notice my cats, but my puppy will need a bit more attention, as dogs just do. However he is NOT a handful at all and provides the means to meet many great dog-loving people in my neighborhood or at parks or hiking trails. Please contact me if you would like to enjoy a cold but beautiful Christmastime in Santa Fe!!! To look at views of my home (which is for sale - but will NOT be actively on the market during your stay) just google my address : 932 Los Lovatos Rd., Santa Fe NM and several photos of my home will appear.