Professional couple in need of pets and plants

Username PlantForward  

56 - 64 years
May 20,2024 My Calendar
Educator, chef
6 - 8 Weeks, 2 - 3 Months, 3 + Months

We’re vegetarian empty nesters and work remotely and want to live in different places, explore the food markets, tend gardens and plants, and care for pets without owning them.

Looking for place to write and work online. My wife and I have had pets for many years, both dogs and cats. We also have Red Cross Dog and Cat First Aid Certification. I’m a chef so I keep a very clean kitchen and house. We are worldly wise, tidy, non-smokers, and very responsible. We’re both professional educators and allow people to sit in our home when we’re away.

We are very experienced travelers and house-sitters. We have house sat and hosted house sitting for many decades all around the globe. We are US citizens and my wife is originally from Japan. Cheers, Randall McNamara and Kumiko Hall

Homeowner Feedback / endorsements (2)

“ Great couple to care for cat and garden ”

Sit Dates May-15-23 - Sep-1-23 Homeowner Mariellec, Member Since Dec-24-22

Location Olympia Washington United States

Kumiko and Randall were wonderful cat sitters for Olive, sending my photos on occasion and generally spoiling her.  They also let me know when she started losing weight, so that I could arrange for her to be seen by the vet and treated appropriately.  Kumiko loved tending to the garden, doing the bit of weeding needed and cutting flowers for arrangements during the summer.  They were unfailingly reliable, pleasant and personable.  I would not hesitate to recommend them or to have them come back.

“ Randall was the BEST housesitter ever... ”

Sit Dates Jan-15-23 - Feb-11-23 Homeowner Innaminka, Member Since Dec-27-11

Location Ho Chi Minh City district 4 Vietnam

Randall is a very very committed and dedicated housesitter. It was quite complicated to get the online visa to come to Vietnam. But the paperwork even 2 days before the departure date did not frighten him. His word to come over was gold. We are most grateful for Randall's mindful and caring for the pets. We had daily pix... another hidden skill is that his picturesof our cats  are of  professional quality!  He only left his footprints here and his energy with the pets who obviously love him. They did not bit us when we were back (they nornally do when we are going away!).
He even fed our sourdough starter. I rarely ask anyone to do that.

And he is vegan like us... so the energy in the house was not disturbed. A rare housesitter who ticks all the boxes. 

Needless to say how impressed we were.  I really trust Randall will come back again and look after the cats and the plants. The plants thrived.. We had flowers even! Thank you and best wishes till we meet again.

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