"She genuinely likes animals and bonded immediately with Ginger." Ginger is a big orange 15 year old furr ball of a cat, and we did bond instantly. I have shared Ginger's house with her many times over a period of five years, and most recently enjoyed her company for the month of August, 2017.
I love cats and dogs and they know it. I haven't had pets of my own since 2000 when I hit the road to see the Americas. Good fortune has been on my side because I have been able to pet, house and garden sit in the U.S., Mexico, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama. I was a woofer on an organic farm in New Zealand and got up close and personal with the sheep grazing on the farm. That is something I'd rather not do again :).
I was a home owner and Master Gardener for many years (pre 2000), and have the wisdom and skills to know how to take care of your home and garden in your absence.
I speak Spanish and can communicate with service providers and veterinarians, if needed. I have taken dogs to the vet and administered treatments and medications.
I am an active non-smoking on-again, off-again English teacher, a responsible, single, mature woman who will take good care of your home, pets and plants so you can get away and not worry about a thing.
References will be provided upon request and we can at your convenience.
I am currently in Oaxaca, Mexico volunteering with an organization that makes interest free microloans to woman business owners, teaching a little English and learning a little Spanish. Life is Good!