Sit Dates Aug-1-23
Member Since May-9-23
Boulder Colorado United States
Beth and James did a superb job house sitting when I was away. Upon arrival, they were notified that Olive, my cat, did not come home for the day (a first for her, in an area full of predators). They spent hours helping search and calling for her, as well as responding to my texts and phone calls. They cracked the bedroom window to hear Olive arriving back home at 5:30am in the morning!
When they left, they let me know when they were leaving, how they left Olive, washed the sheets and made the bed. They left the home in better condition than when they arrived! They exceeded all expectations. A+.
Sit Dates Jun-19-23
Member Since Mar-6-23
Austin Texas United States
Beth and James did a wonderful job looking after everything and left me with no worries at all while I was traveling. They loved up on my cats so much that it's clear the kitties are missing Beth and James now that we're back and they're gone! B and J texted pics and cute updates of the cats every few days and I really appreciated that.
The actual bulk of the house sitting work in this case, though, was caring for my gardens and baby trees in the Texas summer heat. I left a LOT of instructions for how to water the 20 young trees on the property (which itself takes most of a day) and how to water the many vegetable and perennial gardens I've planted. B and J did all of it with no problems and the plants and trees looked great upon my return!
B and J also expertly handled a sudden hazard at the beginning of their stay. I had covered a large pop-up tent frame with a tarp to provide shade above the back patio door. A violent Texas storm blew in and started lifting the whole frame up and tossing it across the yard, bending the legs in the process. B and J managed to grab it before it hit the vegetable garden and remove the tarp while in the midst of the storm! They even bent the legs back into alignment as much as possible afterwards. When they updated me on what had happened, I actually felt good, because it was clear my home was in the hands of a couple of quick thinkers and problem solvers!
B and J also left the house so clean and tidy it was hard to tell they had been here at all. They washed sheets and remade beds and washed all their towels, which I SO much appreciate. AND they left us some pizza and ice cream ! :) Having Beth and James at our home was a fabulous experience all around and I very highly recommend them!