I have had a great deal of experience watching and caring for other's homes.
And I am an animal lover through and through. Sometimes I feel I get along with animals better than with humans. I worked on a farm some summers in my youth.
I have traveled and lived in many parts of the world. I have gone on wonderful road trips throughout the U.S. with my beautiful black lab who has now passed on.
I have done pet sitting and house sitting throughout my life for friends and friends of friends that were referred through word of mouth. I had garnered a reputation. Being respectful, attentive, responsible and mindful of cleanliness helped. And I always enjoyed it.
My oldest son is a West Point graduate and now an army captain and Apache helicopter pilot. Since it is hard to vet people and evaluate their character online I am sharing that as a reference here to my character.
Besides being a former music professor I am a long-time certified yoga and meditation instructor. I don't smoke, drink alcohol socially occasionally, and never use drugs.
I have been living overseas for the past couple of years and just returned to the U.S., bought a car, and realized after staying with friends that I am not looking to buy a home for a while or maybe ever at this stage of my life. Maybe with a housesitting experience I will find a place that feels like home and decide to stay.
Offering my services to house sit and pet sit would be ideal for me. I can work online from anywhere with a good WiFi signal, compose and play music using my laptop studio and do some writing.
I worked in landscaping during the summers in college and I am good at growing things. Besides watering house plants as needed, if required, I am willing to do some light gardening.
What I can offer is dependability and loving care so your time away can be carefree and without concern for your pet(s), plants or home.