Pet sitter needed in my lovely house in Seattle with my cat June 20-July 9.

House Sitter Needed for Username: TanzaniaBound   


Posted or Updated: May 11,2024   Reviews (1)   Applications: 4

NE (residential) part of City, Seattle
King,Washington United States

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From: Jun 20,24  
To:      Jul 9,24
Days:  20, Short Term

Looking for house sit for my tortoise hair cat, Jacques, for about 3 weeks June 20-July 9.
    Jacques is now almost 16, but seems to be holding up well. I lost her mom about 3 weeks ago, so she's been wanting more attention than her usual independent self. She'll take a while to warm up and will not sit on your lap, but will hopefully get to the point where she'll stand on your lap to get petted or at least next to you to insist on being petted. She has a cat door to go in and out and takes no medications or special needs.
    House is in NE Seattle (in the city), on very quiet street, with lots of trees and a garden (might be some veggies coming ripe you'll be welcome to pick), but only 3 minutes from grocery store, restaurants, etc. and 20 minutes from downtown (except during rush hour :). Minutes to Burke Gilman trail for biking, walking, running. Easy access from Seattle to mountains, Puget Sound, city life. Light filled with lots of windows, large deck with grill, views of lake from multiple rooms, TV with satellite, new audiophile stereo (and lots of CDs), all amenities in updated kitchen, AC if gets hot. Master bedroom suite with cathedral ceilings and deck, bathroom recently redone, with large shower, soaker tub, heated floor in shower. Refinished basement entertainment room with large screen and surround sound for great movie watching (though harder to find DVDs these days). High speed internet.
     All bills on autopay. Garden and outdoor pots have drip irrigation system on timers, so no work needed -- do need indoor plants watered weekly. So pretty much just keeping kitty fed, watered, and loved.
   I'm a retired, single man, and clean (but not sterile or spotless, house comfy, approachable). I do volunteer work as board president of non-profit around climate change.

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“ 3 lovely kitties in beautiful NE Seattle ”

Sit Dates Jun-6-23 - Jun-27-23 Sitter DanceMama, Member Since Jul-12-17

I sat for Ken for three weeks in NE Seattle. The sit was a bit more challenging than most, because two of the three kitties were ill. On the upside, both were extremely cuddly and affectionate. Pumpkin would barely let me out of her sight, wanting to be constantly held. I was happy to oblige. Skittles simply wanted to be pet. She would sit along side me and expect and equal amount of attention. Jacques was more independent. She would run across my lap and watch me closely.

The house is lovely, with a large deck overlooking Lake Washington. The area is very nice and quite walkable. The shower is huge and feels like a spa.  I definitely got my exercise in the house, with the 3 stories of stairs.  Most things are on the main floor, but the bedroom and bath are upstairs (where there is an additional deck). The cats don't go upstairs.  The cat boxes are generally down in the basement. However, due to the condition the cats were in, they were put in the main bath. 

Aside from when Ken was in a remote location, he was readily available to answer questions I had.  I visited with him twice before the sit began, so things were pretty straight forward by the time the sit began.

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