Homesitter(s) for our 4 cats and our many flower beds

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Posted or Updated: May 16,2019   Applications: 4

Location
Lincoln, Just outside city limits, Lincoln
NE,Nebraska United States

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Availability
Sep 17,2019
For 4 weeks | Short Medium Term

We are looking for a home, pet and plant sitter(s) that love country living.  We live on 5.5 acres of trees, native grass, flower gardens, walking paths, and a garden pond.  We are located 8 miles from downtown Lincoln, NE. We are looking for house sitters who value keeping our house and property clean, neat and maintained as if it were their own home.

Lincoln, NE is a vibrant community of 270,000 with all the social advantages of a university town (University of Nebraska flag-ship campus).  Lincoln provides a wide variety of activities including shopping, cinemas, libraries, antique stores, micro-breweries, parks, public swimming pools, public golf courses, biking and hiking trails, live music and concert events and many sporting events.

Our home is a non-smoking, three bedroom three bath ranch style home with a driveway on to a paved road.  Our acreage is forested with many trees and large gardens, plus a variety of wildlife including deer, wild turkeys, and pheasants.  Our backyard area includes large flower gardens, large deck, waterfalls and a pond full of water lilies and koi fish, and a large screened-in room where you can enjoy it all!  There are many sitting areas both inside and outside of our home and a hot tub outside.  We have a fairly open floor plan on the main floor with patio doors off of the dining room opening to the deck area.  Our living room is cozy and is a nice place to hang out.  The kitchen includes two microwaves and a dishwasher.  Downstairs is a family room, bedroom, hobby room, and laundry.  We have a 60-inch flat screen television and DVD player, Wi-Fi, Netflix, and Amazon Prime service.

We have 4 cats requiring daily care, with one needing a daily pill which he is very used to taking.  Some of our cats enjoy attention and love, while others are quite standoffish.  Lucky, Billy Ray and Tuffy stay in our breezeway, while Sissy is semi-wild and lives outdoors.  Billy Ray often chooses to stay out for the night, unless it is really cold.  Tuffy and Lucky always need to be in at night.

Our flower and vegetable gardens require regular weeding.  The gardens, plus the lawn areas require regular watering.  A few house plants also need watering.  The backyard and the flowerbeds have micro sprinklers and drippers.  Some vegetables will still be producing and available for your eating pleasure.  We also ask that you mow the lawn weekly on our riding mower.

Our backyard garden pond needs water added periodically.  We will show you how to decide if the pond needs water.  Please also feed the koi fish daily.

Thank you for viewing our house sitting opportunity.  If you have any questions, please feel free to us.

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