We are a healthy, active, non-smoking retired couple. I was an administrator in a very active clinic and my husband of 42 years was a locomotive engineer.
Our family of five included a small Border Collie, Spot, who passed away at 17 years of age. We have a sweet long haired Persian grand-kitty named Randy and a Husky/Whippet grand-dog Lulu who we love to spend time with.
Due to the pandemic we have not been travelling until now and so our most recent pet/house-sit was March, 2019 in North Vancouver, BC taking care of a gentle German short haired pointer, Skye.
Previously we cared for two lovely rescue cats from New Orleans, Sachmo and Daisy who live on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
February, 2019 we were in Long Beach, California caring for Molly and Misha, two adorable older dogs.
October of 2019 we provided a pet-sit in Brooklyn, NY looking after a sweet pooch named Simmy.
I have experience with pet injections as our neighbours’ dog was diabetic and I would administer his medications in their absence.
For house-sits that do not require pet care, Ed and I provide security and maintenance for homes and property, allowing peace of mind for the homeowners. Our house-sits have included two months in a small village in Fiji as well as two long-term sits on the island of Molokai, Hawaii. Winter of 2018, we committed to a long term house-sit on Vancouver Island. Several of our house-sits have been repeats.
We are caring, compassionate and very responsible. We have been homeowners for over fourty years along with operating our seasonal cottage. We very much respect and understand the responsibilities of caring for your family pets, a home and property.My husband is very handy and mechanical, and I am known by family and friends as a "well organized neat-nik".
Our hobbies include hiking, cooking, baking sour dough (my passion), reading, gardening at our cottage and most importantly spending time with our 4 little grandchildren.
We enjoy pet/house-sitting as it enables us to provide a loving and responsible environment for family pets and a secure home for homeowners; while still having the opportunity to experience different communities, countries and cultures.
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I have included a link to our blog "Retirement or Bust" edandfaye.wordpress , which relays some of our house-sitting experiences.
Ed & Faye