I (Theo) was a professional Photographer in Germany. My wife Maria was a registered nurse Germany. In the year 1994 we have moved with our daughter to Canada. The move was a big challenge for us, but we like it here. We have retired in Sept after managing a small seniors home in Kelowna, B.C. over 8 years. We were managing the place and made a lot of small repairs in and around the Home. Maria was the gardener and part time the cook. We liked to take care of the seniors and made them happy.
In January 2014 we started with house and pet sitting. After all these years we have got a very good name in British Columbia and Alberta, Canada. Now we are well known to be very clean, honest and trustworthy. We stay to our commitments and see house sitting as our duty and not as a cheap vacation. We never smoked and we are no drinkers. Our lifestyle is still very active and we like to walk with or without dog. Photography is my passion and we enjoy the nature.
Our first house and cat sitting was in winter 2014 in Prince George from January till mid April. The cat Oscar was spoiled, but a lovely cat. In May June we were house,dog and cat sitting on a farm in Alberta near Elnora (Red Deer). From July 2014 till beginning of September we were house and cat sitting at the same place in Prince George again. Mid Sept. till mid October we were house sitting in Alberta again. From mid of November 2014 till end of May 2015 we were house sitting on Vancouver Island in the beautiful Comox Valley. We took care of two dogs, one cat and two parrots. The place was great and we had a lot of fun with the animals. After a long period of rain, we had to heat with wet wood. We found a woodsplitter and everyting was O.K. again.
In the summer of 2015 we were in Prince George House and Cat sitting again till September. Beginning of Oct. we were house, dog and cat sitting on the same farm in Elnora, AB.again and we stayed in this area over the winter.
The word of mouth is going around and we were house sitting on different places in Elnora, Alberta till end of June. From mid July 2016 till begining of Sept. we were in Campbell River on the beautiful Vancouver Island. We liked the time with the animals (one German Shepherd and 2 cats) and the area. This was like vacation. Landlord Michele was writing us a very good reference.
Mid August till the 20. Oct. we were house, dog and cat sitting on a hey farm near Fort Macleod, Alberta. We were taking care of a big farm including a big garden, two big dogs and two cats. We liked the place very much and the animals were happy with us. Before Thanksgiving the weather started to be very cold and we put out the potatoes from the garden. These people were very thankful and gave us 3 boxes of vegetabels.
Over the winter till end of March we were house and cat sitting in Kelowna,BC.. With the heavy snowfall we were bussy cleaning around the house. End of March 2017 we were cat and house sitting in Peachland, BC for 4 weeks. We made the spoiled cat happy and therefore the landlord was happy. Mid May till end of June we were on the same farm near Elnora, AB again taking care of the place with 3 cats and an old dog. We were watering the garden and mowing the lawn several times. Over the summer 2017 we did house and cat sitting in Fintry near Kelowna till mid September. We were watering the garden and harvesting plums. From mid Oct. end of January 2018 we were taking care of a big farmhouse and two lovely German shepherds near Red Deer,AB . It was a lot of fun walking with the two gentle German shepherds even in the snow. We have a good name in this area and we stayed in Elnora, AB from end of January till mid of April We were taken care of a house and two little dogs. Now we were on the farm near Elnora again. The landlords want to have us always again and this is the best reference. Over the summer we were house sitting and staying with friends in Kelowna. In Sept. and Oct we did house and cat sitting in Lake Country near Kelowna.
These Landlords wanted to have us again in January 2019 till mid March. In April we did the second time, house and cat sitting for a friend in Peachland. In July and August we were taking care of a house on a big property in Sorrento, BC. We watered the garden and havested the cherries. The landlords were happy with us and our work. In Sept we were house sitting in Elnora and on a farm near Red Deer, AB again. Mid October we helped our old friend after surgery and took care of her big garden and the house in Vernon.
From Jan. 13 till the 9. of March 2020 we are taking care of a house and a lot of indoor plants. The next months we are busy with house sitting till the first of May.
In May we are open for a new adventure.