Gentle cat sitter needed in beautiful home!

House Sitter Needed for Username: songerk   


Posted or Updated: Feb 5,2024   Applications: 1

Southwest Portland (Hayhurst neighborhood), Portland
Portland,Oregon United States

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From: Mar 24,24  
To:      Mar 31,24
Days:  8, Short Term we *might* leave on 3/23

We have two sweet kitties, a brother and sister who sometimes snuggle together; they're shy at first but love people and laps! We're hoping to find a cat lover who can keep them company, and we're especially looking for someone quiet, gentle, and comfortable administering a simple liquid med.

Both kitties have IBD, in remission with the help of liquid budesonide administered by mouth, which they don't mind too much. Bear, the tuxedo, also suffers from bouts of  loud mewing from anxiety, so we sleep separately from the kitties and suggest that you do too. Each night, we give him liquid gabapentin, bring the kitties' food into the finished basement (where their litter also is), give them a nightly petting that keeps them happy, and shut them away there till morning.

Our home is beautiful: light and bright and quiet, with the hills of the Coast Range visible to the west. The main floor is 1450 square feet including living room, kitchen, dining room, bathroom, and 2 bedrooms (one of which is also the TV "den"). There is a wonderful office space in the kitchen. The daylight basement is an additional 1000 square feet, although the ceiling is short in many places (sometimes only 6'3"). There you'll find laundry, another bathroom, additional office space, and a rec room. The front and backyards are nicely landscaped, and the backyard is very large. We have WiFi; TV with so-so reception; and a DVD player; we don't have cable. The house has a centralized heat/AC unit.

We're a ten-minute walk from Gabriel Park, which has walking trails, playgrounds, and landscaped areas to explore. 1.5 miles away is Multnomah Village, a beloved little Southwest Portland shopping area with cafes, pubs, restaurants, a local bookstore, and antiques. We're about 15 minutes from downtown by car and 45 minutes by bus (including a 10 min walk to the most frequent bus lines), and our neighborhood is very safe. Our home is an ideal place to feel quiet and peaceful while still being very close to Portland's attractions.

Let us know if you're interested or have any questions. Kili and Bear would love to meet you! :)

Katie & Ron

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