Being a cheerful, adaptable, capable, active, mature, trustworthy, and responsible non-smoking kind of a woman, I am a good sort to mind your house, either short- or long-term.
I am spending a while setting up an online business and finishing some engineering papers, and so have a fair bit of freedom as to where I live in the meantime. Looking after your place would be a treat - a new outlook with pets to pamper. Perfect!
I have been a homeowner, a tenant and a housesitter in past lives (references abound) and can care for pets, gardens and chooks, and wash, paint and waterblast with the best of them. Just call me Mrs Sparkle :)
I live quietly, taking particular delight in watching the natural landscape. I prefer to read, draw, paint and sew rather than watch TV, and enjoy good long walks.
Rather than breezing through a place on my travels and merely skimming the surface, I prefer to live in a home so I can really get the feel of the area.
I have housesat a great deal over the last few years, often short-term sits that fitted in with what was happening at the time in my life. It has been a great priviledge; I have met some AMAZING people and experienced some remarkable places.
From a place with two hyper English spaniels (who LOVED me!), to a place with three completely eccentric cats who almost turned into butter like the tiger in Little Black Sambo they ran so fast around and around the house; from a place with a very geriatric old matron of a cat who would only eat if each piece of steak (premium no-less!) was handed to her, to a place where pods of orca (yes, that's right - killer whales) swam in the sea at the foot of the garden. But the biggest menagerie ever that stays in my heart to this day was a fabulously creative and chaotic place - a big old rambling family home - with a bouncy fox terrier (do they make them any other way?) and a big old lovely labrador with a limp, an albino cat with an ear missing, and a rainbow lorikeet that flew freely around the house and garden and came to a whiste, a grumbly old goat who was never happy with his lot even if he got a new circle of grass every day, and so so many bantam chickens that I never did manage to get a headcount. From two mice who lived in a shoe, to a large worm farm that needed watering - and just to top it off - a poisonous plant!
So I am happy with anything and everything :) I just get stuck in and revel in what is offered. Adaptability is the key - I'm like one of those wobbly dolls you can't tip over!