I am the YING to my husband's YANG. He's most comfortable sleeping in his own bed every night while I love novelty, change, new challenges and most of all people and pets! We currently have four rescue cats and a dog in our household. They are an integral part of our lives. I regard pets (and all sentient life) as fellow creatures of planet Earth and that deserve our respect and stewardship.
I am a retired band director, classroom music and piano teacher. Married 45 years, well-educated, healthy, curious with a positive outlook. I like house sits of moderate to longer durations, as I am interested in building relationships with my clients, their pets and the community. I am tidy and well organized. I communicate well and will provide clients with timely updates while they travel. I have been house sitting, off and on, for the past 10 years and have dealt with almost every circumstance and anomaly imaginable!
My requirements are modest: I need a good, supportive mattress, some space to hang my clothes, clearly written directions for the care of your pet and a list of friends, neighbors and resources. I may need transportation to and from the airport and in some cases, I will need the use of your car. If you need a car in your everyday life, I will too. Don't ask me to ride buses, trains, ubers or hike to places that you don't habitually do the same!
Once you choose me, you will have a relaxing, carefree trip knowing I am watching over your pets and property.