I have now found someone for this year But, we will need sitters again in 2020 we do the same trip each year. If you like to plan ahead, please read on and get in touch. Thanks. Would you like to spend some quality time on a small Greek Island? We are looking for KITTY SITTERS (special needs Kitty) we would prefer a mature couple but will consider all replies - you must be practical and hands-on, farm or camping background helps, and/or sustainable living. DATES: DEC. 10, 2020 TO about mid FEB., 2019 (Possibly shorter if need be, or longer if you prefer) we will take into consideration all who reply. My husband and I live most of the time on Leros Island, Greece, where my work is, we are sailors and we are building a sustainable home here. We have a very special kitty that we love and adore, and our life revolves around her a good part of the time, she is worth it. People and animals are on the same plane for us. SO! Are you adventuresome, hearty, resourceful, dependable and a love kitty company?..... A couple who like peace and quiet and small-island simple life? Roo has deformed legs and cannot get around very well, she is about 10, but very healthy; Roo tells you where she would like to be moved! (litterbox, food, water...outside) Roo sleeps with us, most of the night, usually asks to get up once to eat and use her litter box. Roo requires some play to keep her legs well, to just "be" with you, and loves attention; she sleeps a lot when left alone.Roo has her bed and litter box in the wheelhouse, she requires a bit of grooming where she cannot reach, sometimes a dose of olive oil by mouth (easy to administer), and weekly ear cleaning. She will win your heart and is so very friendly and gives so much love.
Living on Tricia is like living in a small apartment,it is rustic, has tons of character and is comfortable,it has everything that an apartment has except a normal toilet ( we use the marina WC and showers very close by, less than a 2 minute walk). This has been our home for years. Wintertime is not like summer in here, there is less sunshine and it does get cold- mostly at night and if it rains for a couple of days. We encourage you to read what we have written here with care. We have had people who have loved their stay, and people who have not. We have pictures that we can you of the boat, Roo and our home and "house kitties".
This sit is suitable for independent people who are resourceful, don't need gadgets or TV to survive,(there is internet) who know the meaning of living with no central heating -we use space heaters. You must be able-bodied and practical.(can you change a gas bottle?) Boats are a somewhat damp environment but not that much until about the end of January, it varies. All services are a short bicycle ride or walk into Lakki town just across the harbor, absolutely everything is available there and we have a great fruit and veg market.
You must be in shape and practical, your job is about caring for Roo, (and 5 other cats at our home) the boat is to live on, no maintenace needed. The dock yard is quiet in the winter, only a few people will be on their boats. There are plenty of sunny days, but this is a place for the hearty. Tricia is going to be out of the water this year for repairs, so you board by a ladder.
You can rent a scooter or car to explore Leros. There is bus service - runs a few times a day. Leros is 16 k by 5k-shaped like a puzzle piece. There are 3 major villages on the island & 8000 inhabitants.
**((we are considering having you stay at the house this year which is in a fabulous position overlooking the sea about 300 meters above sea level, but further from town -10 minutes by motorbike or car, 1 hr. walking, 1/2 hr by bicycle - a bit steep; the requirement would be that you do need to be able to manage the solar panels - meaning checking the voltage daily). Our other 5 kittles live here.)) Also, we rely mostly on small solar lights and occasionally use the wood burning stove for heat if need be. The solar panels are just to top up s and computers.
The Greek people here are laid back and pleasant. Speaking Greek is not required. Leros does not "go to sleep" in the winter,the economy is not based on tourism alone. Some things close, but not like on other islands. This stay is best for a couple, singles have not done well, they seem to get lonely.
What is most important is that you really do love kitties and understand them and be willing to "communicate" with Roo; getting to know her is a rewarding experience, her keepers have always fallen in love with her.
We could shorten the stay if absolutely necessary, but , it would be from no later than December 13- and to early February 2019. Drop us<