Hi, I'm Jenny. I am doing a global adventure starting in Jan 2016 for a couple of years which has been my dream all my life. I'm looking forward to meeting heaps of new people and making some more lifelong friends along the way.
I am extremely capable, very responsible, OCD clean (or so everyone tells me), have a wide and varied skill set and am a huge animal lover.
Until recently we had an elderly Great Dane Squirt (who was easily the daftest dog in the world although definitely the sweetest). We also have a rescue Hungarian Vizler Miss Monroe. Miss M had a lot of challenges when we took her home and while its been a long road she is now a completely crazy, 100% confident house dog. It has been one of the greatest achievements of my life, being able to show her that she will have a great, safe, loving home life with us. She repays us the favour every day with some kind of antic that makes us laugh.
I'm a web developer so I've spent a lot of my career working from home which I love. I'm really keen to immerse myself in all the "local" environments the world over and house sitting is a way of giving me that irreplaceable experience, while also allowing me to have some animal companions along the way. I'm looking for homes away from home and lots of new friends, furry and not.
I've had expereince with dogs of all sizes and natures, have looked after cats that are both borderline wild and pampered house cats and used to help my elderly neighbour every day and give her diabetic cat his insulin injections. One of our dogs had three legs who was also epileptic and we once had a cat who had a head injury and consequently was very skittish. We also had two goats for about 10 years so there isn't much that phases me. My husband was a professional show jumper when he was younger and we had horses for almost a decade so I'm very comfortable around horses too. While I can ride, I don't really anymore so lunging would probably be my horse exercise of choice if it was required.
I have a police clearance for my Australian Drivers Authority (a licence that enables me to drive paying clients and school children) however they don't actually supply you the paperwork, its just part of the process. I will start the process to get a copy of that clearance, but in the meantime, I do have a clearance as part of that authority.
I'm 181cm (6") tall so I'm not a lightweight and am actually pretty handy, so could change a washer, fix a gate, reset the router, clean the pool filter and generally maintain most households easily.
I'm quite a greenie so I would never abuse your generosity with overuse of any heating or cooling systems or any services at all. As long as I've got a fan if its hot and socks if its cold, I'm usually all good.
I'm very flexible so if you get stuck somewhere or need to extend, that is almost never a challenge.
I can drive anything from dirt bikes to trucks or buses so if you need to be picked up and dropped off, or have hay carted from the barn to your paddocks - I'm happy to oblige for that too.
Please message me for any info you may require.