Pet sitter needed for two Norwegian Forest Cats on Bainbridge Island, Washington

House Sitter Needed for Username: Rustygal2050   

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Posted or Updated: Mar 22,2023   Applications: 3

Pleasant Beach, Western island near seattle, Bainbridge Island
Kitsap,Washington United States

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From: May 8,23  
To:      May 16,23
Days:  9, Short Term

My waterfront home on Bainbridge Island is a delightful home on a no bank, sandy Northwest beach with a bright sunny southern exposure. I am only a thirty five minute ferry ride away from Seattle. My home is an architect designed Northwest contemporary with lots of light and a wonderful place to walk the beach, complete with our own custom picnic table. My kitchen is designed and equipped for the gourmet chef, along with a complete entertainment center. I also have as part of my family two 11 year old Norwegian Forest Cats, Annie and Zeke who love companionship, but are quite independent indoor/outdoor cats.They are not only beautiful, but also intelligent and concern is that they need to be inside at night because of the coyotes on Bainbridge Island...... after 11 years Annie and Zeke know their wherabouts and think of our neighbors and their yards as part of their extended family.

During the day they come and go as they please, and love to join you on the beach. In the wintertime they stay close by, languishing on the radiant heated floors...but when the sun finally arrives in the Spring they love sitting in the sun outside. In the summertime they spend all day outdoors under favorite bushes, coming in to snack and check on their humans.

I am a recent widow, losing my husband of 45 years last spring. I am just now beginning to travel for fun again, and have plans to visit Tofino on the West Coast of Vancouver Island with an old sailing friend. I will be taking the COHO from Port Angeles and driving to Tofino, where my husband and I spent our sailing honeymoon many years ago. 

 We have had sitters over the last 18 years from New Zealand, Costa Rica, Sweden, Arizona, Texas, Seattle, California, Washington, Virginia, Vancouver and Victoria, BC, and a couple just passing through on an epic  world walkabout. What a great way to see the world!! And get to know two great cats.

Bainbridge is village-like and our neighborhood is very close knit.  Our place is a quiet, serene home...and Winslow is our town. It offers a wonderful assortment of stores, with a destination grocery store and lots of small island-owned businesses. The ferry ride into Seattle can be with or without a car...the ferry terminal is right in the middle of downtown Seattle....Pike Place Market is mere blocks away, perfect for a day's destination.

We've looked forward to meeting new folks over the years, sharing both stories, our home and our furkids. I have a very large en suite guest room, so the beginning and end dates are somewhat flexible....we also have a car available for use in the area, should you need one (many folks arrive by airplane and need to be able to get around). The car would be used for on-lsland trips only.

Many of our catsitters have become friends and are repeat sitters. My home and furkids are welcoming and restorative.

My  Norwegian Forest cats are long haired, so will need grooming in the early Spring months. They also eat mostly Raw cat food that I prepare, something they have eaten for their entire lives. The breeder insisted and now I am a convert also. I do augment occasionally with a favorite prepared food for variety.

This is a shorter catsit than normal, but one I hope invites folks to visit Bainbridge Island and my two furry friends. I am returning on the 16th with my sailing friend...I have two guest rooms so the departure date is flexible.

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