We live in a beautiful suburb of Chicago with many lovely amenities including a gorgeous beach. We have two doggies. Our old girl is 15 and currently suffering the loss of her two lifelong animal friends. She is 15 pounds and is experiencing confusion and new blindness. She is very fit and still enjoys her 1/2 acre fenced yard and sitting with humans. Our new rescue is a darling 12 # 1 year old beagle rat terrier mix. She is in school and very bright and loves nothing more than to be with her people. Our other concern is our garden which is only 2 years old. We are experiencing a severe drought. Watering is a must. It needs TLC. We are in love with our home and animals and want a couple if possible to come and enjoy our life while we are away. We run our two businesses from home and my assistant would be in periodically to take care of those issues and to be on hand for any doggie emergency. She is often our caretaker but has her own concerns at the moment.