My husband and I are looking for someone to house/pet sit our family of pets and turn of the century craftsman house in Deerfield, Wisconsin.
Our family consists of 3 cats and 2 dogs. The dogs are Lab/Golden Retriever mix - Lily and a Lab/mutt mix named Riley. The cats are Friday, Kirby and Jake. The cats are pretty low maintenance since they are the indoor/outdoor variety but there are a couple of kitty litter boxes in the basement that they use. Most of their care consists of keeping the food bowl that they share full.
Riley is 10 years old and somewhat sedentary - or would prefer to be. She is friendly and loving but getting familiar with selective hearing! Lily keeps her going by a little good natured rough housing. Lily is a big baby who would love to be a lap dog although the dogs are not allowed on the furniture. Cats are incorrigible creatures and do mostly what they like in the furniture arena. Mostly food, water, bathroom breaks and some love and attention are all that is required at our house.
My husband and I recently moved to the Madison area about a year ago and love it here. We moved from South Carolina where our kids still live. That is the reason for our trip-going back home to see our family.
We are a little flexible on the dates-a few days earlier or later are not a problem. We do have a wedding to attend on May 6 however.
I hope that a visit to Madison was just what you were looking for and would love to explore this area. Wisconsin is absolutely beautiful in May! There are all kinds of things to do here like parks, gardens, bike paths and festivals galore in the spring/summer. I think Madison must win some award for bike paths! We live on the east side of Madison in a bedroom community called Deerfield. We have an old craftsman house that is mostly restored and has all kinds of flowers etc. in the yard. The back of the house has a lovely sunroom that can be almost entirely opened up for breezes. We love to sit out there. I can send pics of our house, us and our menagerie as well if you like.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are interested in doing a house/pet sit for us. We can set a time to talk.