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Posted or Updated   Apr 19,2018

Location
Country, Huddleston
Bedford,Virginia United States

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Jul 2,2018
For 9days | Short Term

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I am looking for a caring loving person to look after my home and special pets that are 2 sweet dogs, Bo a female 12 year old Laberdane and Diesel a 5 year old Boxmas  both are energetic and playful, Bo is aging arthritic but still likes to head to the pond and play with Diesel.  No special care for either, just food, water and love treat them as your own, I also have 3 outside cats that just require food, you can pet if you so desire but no other care required.  3 horses at your leisure, Cheyenne a big bay, she the boss, her son Neshoba  a Bay Roan, and Navajo a white and brown painted pony.  They are only fed once at night.  I also have an aquarium that houses 1 eel and 2  Orandas, plus a koi pond in the front yard with 3 turtles that requires once a day feeding that only takes a minute. I saved the best for last, I have 8 Wonderful Degus, (Chilian Ground Squirrels). It takes about 5 minutes twice a day to feed and no cage cleaning, water bottles filled every other day, they are loads of fun to watch, they are diurnal animals but take long siestas during the day. Degus spook easy ,prefer not to be handled and care must be taken when opening and closing habitat doors, They never try to escape but if a door is accidentally left open for an extended time, they will take advantage, security of doors is very important, escapees are very hard to capture and can cause chewing damage  to my home and possible injury or death to them.   I do forage fresh greens for them and will leave enough for 3 or 4 days but some foraging in the back yard my be required, that only takes about 5 minutes.  

Now about my Place:

Back Country dirt gravel road small wooded home sitting on 59 acres of pasture and woods, enjoy hiking, horsebackriding  on one of my horses or relaxing with a fishing pole on a country mountain pond.  Easy access to Smith mountain lake for all types of boating activities, like cruises on the Virginia Dare riverboat, SML has over 500 miles of shoreline and the home of Booker T Washington!

The National D Day war Memorial is 20 minutes away in Bedford, enjoy many trails on the Blueridge parkway for hiking or leisurely drives with fantastic scenic overlooks.  Great attractions like the Peaks of Otter, Jefferson National Forest, Natural Bridge, Appomattox Court house, Thomas Jefferson's Poplar Forest, several Caverns, Many local wineries and one is within one mile of my home and much much more!

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