We are a quiet artist and poet couple living in Santa Fe with our two indoor/outdoor cats. We have art and Navajo rugs everywhere. Our house has a large backyard and deck, is one block from hiking trails, partial mountain views. We are also a 10 minute walk from a very well equiped community center with a gym and swimming pool. Our house includes Washer/drier,dishwasher, wireless, full laundry,swamp cooler, microwave and is safe and quiet. We also have numerous indoor plants and outdoor plants that will need to be watered.
There is a beautiful art studio that can be available for your use with your non-toxic materials.
You will either need to rent a car or be comfortable taking the city bus which stops very close by. There is a coffee shop (Java Joes) and a delicious restaurant a block away.
We will need you to feed our cats and insure they are kept indoors from late afternoon through the night. The cats are named Banana and Finnegan. Banana is furry and orange; Finnegan's a brown tabby.
Both cats are affectionate and healthy. We would like a housesitter(s) who is affectionate to cats and enjoys and is comfortable with felines!!
One of the cats tends to eat the other's food, so you do need to watch them while they eat. That requires that you stand there until the slower eating cat finishes his food.
We will also want someone to bring in the mail from the mailbox.
If you want to go on an overnight trip somewhere while you are here, that is fine. We would prefer someone who is willing to limit overnight trip to one night.
We will be leaving at dawn on August 31, 201 and would like you later in the afternoon on August 30, so we can acquaint you with the house, cats, etc. . We will return on September 8, late in the evening. You can leave anytime on that day, just making sure that the cats are locked in before you depart.
We will be accessible both by and by cell. We will provide information re the vets's and if you like we can leave our card number at the vet's in case there is an emergency.
We look forward to hearing from you! Jane and Donald,