We would love it if you would come sit with our shy senior cat from Tuesday, March 26 to Saturday, April 6, 2019. April in Vancouver, WA is one of our most scenic months with flowers dancing with color, trees singing with blossoms, and branches unfurling new leaves. Take an hour's drive to snow-covered Mt. Hood to enjoy winter sports or relax at Timberline Lodge with a hot chocolate. Cruise the ever popular historic Columbia River Highway to view at least a half dozen gorgeous waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, the 2nd highest year-round waterfall in the United States or stop at Vista Point to oogle the spectacular view of the famous Columbia Gorge. Grab your camera and get ready to explore our lovely area. There is lots to see and do in our area.
Vancouver, Washington is just across the river from Portland, Oregon where you can sample numerous microbrews, dine in inventive restaurants, sample ethnic foods at the more than 300 food carts, and find excitement in unexpected places. Don't miss Powells bookstore, the largest bookstore in the U.S. with four floors that cover an entire city block. You may take a book to the on-site cafe to read and sip coffee. Explore the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) with lots of hands-on exhibits and educational movies.
Take in a movie at one of the McMenemin's theaters. You may purchase food, beer, and wine and have it delivered to your seat. We recommend either the Kennedy with comfy sofas or the Bagdad Theaters. Or take an hour's drive to Mt. Hood to enjoy winter sports or cruise the historic Columbia River Highway to view at least a half dozen gorgeous waterfalls, including Multnomah Falls, the 2nd highest year-round waterfall in the United States.
Vancouver also has great restaurants--some alongside the Columbia River with window-side seating, new breweries serving their own concoctions of hops, at least 40 coffeeshops, kiosks, and roasters with their own special grind, movie theaters (including the fabulous Cinetopia where you can order food and drink to be brought to your seat in the Living Room Theater to be enjoyed while watching the movie) and a Regal discount theater with second run movies), or browse the downtown Farmer's Market that reopens for the season March 16th.
Our split-level house is about a mile from the lovely greenway hiking/bicycling pathway called Klineline Pond, and from grocery stores both north and south. Pretty much all of our catsitters really like Chuck's Produce Market--voted best specialty market in Clark County--which has a huge variety of produce, meats, prepared foods and is only a half mile from the house. Our neighborhood is quiet, and yet both I-5 and I-205 are easily accessible. There is a bus stop about a half-mile away that can take you to a main transit center as well.
Bandit is a very sweet, shy 16-year-old cat who can usually be talked in to coming out from under the bed to be petted. He doesn't like to be picked up, though, so he isn't exactly a snuggly cat. He will spend most of the time we are gone hiding under the bed unless you are a cat whisperer and can befriend him--which some of our best catsitters have done. Other than feeding our cat (early in the morning--his idea, not mine!), at dinner time, and at bedtime, there really isn't much you would be required to do. We have Direct TV and wi-fi that works even in the lower-level TV room.
If this sounds like a cat-sitting job you would enjoy, I would love to talk to you on the .
Thank you for your interest!