We live in a log home on a small Christmas tree farm in rural northern New England. Our Livvy-kitty is a sweet Russian Blue mix who loves to play and enjoys companionship while we travel. She is about 4 years old, full of energy and fun, does not like loud voices, or loud noises, but lots of quiet time with kind pet sitters. Livvy does not like to be picked up and carried around, but will sit beside you, or on your lap at times, and sometimes likes to sleep with her sitters, although this is not required. Livvy needs food and water daily, and litter box scooped. She is indoor only. Wild bird feeders will need to be filled, as well as one bird bath. There is likely to be snow shoveling to do during winter, and trash/recycle needs to be taken to the transfer station in town. Keeping the house neat and tidy rounds out the list.
Our home has one guest room with queen bed, and one bathroom, as well as WIFI. TV is via antennae, although we get several stations. Cell service via Verizon, AT&T, or Tracfone is ok here at our house, although spotty on many of the local roads due to topography. We are 5 miles from a small town that has gasoline, some groceries, a great deli, and 2 small breakfast restaurants. Most of us do shopping, eating out, and such in the Upper Valley area, which is a 30-minute drive from our house.
Watching wildlife from the kitchen window is one of the perks here. If you like winter sports we are right in the midst of numerous ski areas; and if you like winter with a good book and a kitty companion, we have that too! There is much to offer in the Upper Valley area, many activities, and even shows at the opera house, as well as all the amenties of Dartmouth College area!
Our sitter manual is full of information about Livvy and our home, plus many points of interest.
A vehicle is necessary; either front-wheel drive, or 4-wheel drive. A vehicle is not provided due to insurance rules. We do have a generator, although the power does not often go out.
No smoking anywhere on the property or in the house, and no other pets.
This is an unpaid position.