I housesit for the love of animals, the elderly sometimes and for the inspiration of change and sometimes of solitude... as a writer, this is oftentimes desirable.
I love dogs, all sizes (I used to also exclusively love ONLY BIG DOGS...but no longer! Now, I've been a caregiver for Chihuahuas and Malteses, Shih Tzus and Poms...along with the usual suspects, Golden Retrievers, Bloodhounds, Great Danes, Black Labradors, Bouvier des Flandres, Saint Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds, Standard Poodles, Irish Water Spaniels and Giant Schnauzers.
I"ve also worked quite a bit with horses. I worked at a leading Arabian Horse Farm in Louisiana in the 90s, where I was in charge of halter-breaking all of the colts as well as feeding, walking and exercising two stud stallions and two mares.
Throughout the 80s, 90s and beyond I have, at times, worked as a Western seat riding instructor, wrangler, trail guide and farrier work ,(No, I was NOT ACTUALLY a farrier) so you could say I'm fairly comfortable with the equine species.
I've had as my own or lived in close proximity with guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters and mice, ducks, chickens, geese, snakes, parrots, cockatoos, cockatiels, parakeets, ferrets, goats, sheep, and cattle.
Outside of having my own lovely amazing creatures, I've often cared for those belonging to many others, as listed above. My radius expands always, to include these creatures in my loving embrace and care.
I would be deeply honored should you choose me to care for your beloved creatures, and my heart would beat so gladly to be chosen from among many great potential carers, to be yours.
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I'm Heidi and I am SO GRATEFUL to have lived a wildly varied life of great adventure!
I once crossed the Atlantic Ocean on a 66ft sailboat through a tropical depression! I have had the pleasure and have appreciated living in the Azores and in Hong Kong, The Caribbean and in a number of cities (18 or so) in the US. I simply LOVE people and I love to travel.
I was once inspired to drive from New Orleans to Macon, Georgia to sleep in my truck and become a Certified Laughter Yoga professional. It was just after Hurricane Katrina, and I had begun to notice that laughter in New Orleans was nearly absent.
Teaching horseback riding to Girl Scouts in Texas and Louisiana and to a mixed income camp comprised of upper class Manhattan children and inner-city at-risk youth at a Camp in Maine are among the most delightful and fulfilling work with children that I have done.
Personal satisfaction and joy for me has always come from a deep sense of personal responsibility for the happiness and calmness of spirit in those with whom I’m most closely associated, be they two-legged or four.
I profess, “Life is short. Find joy and breathe in the beauty found in every ordinary moment! And, once you do, you will notice that there are no ordinary moments.”
Love, Appreciation and Laughter,