Charlie the dog-cat
I have worked in the arts for many years and volunteer with homeless people. I am turning 60 in January and rather than a party I want to be overseas for this birthday and to see snow for the first time. I separated from my partner a couple of years ago and Charlie the cat is a much loved companion who makes me laugh every day. I share the family home with my brother wife and grown up children. There are also 2 small dogs that are upstairs with them. They are all very busy and for this trip which will be 3 weeks they can't look after Charlie. They live upstairs in an extension and are pretty quiet and I have the original federation house downstairs. Both sections of the house are independent of each other with separate entrances so you will have total privacy but some friendly faces upstairs should you need anything. There is a view of the harbour and bush land below the house and it is wonderfully quiet and peaceful.
Our Home & Location
Greenwich is a beautiful leafy suburb. The local shops have most of what you need including an excellent fish and chip shop which makes the best coffee. There are 2 cafes , a chemist ,a bottleshop and an IGA. There is also a doctor and a shop called your display gallery which has a wonderful array of antiques and quirky bric a brac at reasonable prices. There is a pool at the point which is very clean so much so that there have been sightings of leafy sea dragons. Wollstonecraft station is a pleasant 15minute walk from the house as is the ferry to the city from Greenwich point, There are regular buses that will take you to St Leonards station and on to North Sydney and also to Lane cove shopping centre. I work at town hall and it takes me 1/2 and hour to get there from home. If you decide you would like to help you will have your own bedroom with a very comfortable sofa bed and TV.
Responsibilities & Pets
Charlie is a 8 kilo inside cat but is young and very energetic and highly intelligent. He loves playing with toys so a bit of playtime would be great. I take him for a walk in the morning and also at night for 1/2 an hour to an hour. He walks on a lead which he is totally comfortable with and very agreeable to being directed to where you want to go by a gentle pull on the leash. Unfortunately I can't take him out on the street as he is afraid of cars so these walks are the back garden and down in the bush. They are kind of nature walks as there are alot of birds including owls, water dragons, possums and skinks. He of course wants to catch things so you do have to be a bit watchful. He has biscuits and fresh water daily and wet food. You would have to clean out his litter tray although he often takes care of things on the walks