Bella, Callie and Jess looking for Love and Care in their comfy home
Bob and I are both retired and enjoy a casual lifestyle. Bob enjoys working in our garden; I enjoy sewing and reading. We members or our local Probus Club and U3A.
Our Home & Location
Our home is situated at the end of a winding avenue that end with a cul-de-sac. It is a very comfortable home and in the summertime we enjoy spending time in our pool. The avenue is quiet and from our back veranda we look onto paddocks where a few horses and cattle roam. We are about five minutes from Kempsey town, 30-40 minutes from Port Macquarie; South West Rocks and Crescent Head are approx a 20 minute drive.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our pets are not difficult to care for. We have not brought the dogs up to be walked daily, hence the reason for Callie not be stranger-dog friendly, though he is okay with people once introduced. They are fed only once a day in the morning, separately. Overnight, Bella sleeps outside, Callie indoors though not roaming the house. We have a good sized utility room and he sleeps there. During the winter months and therefore colder nights I make sure Bella wears a warm coat and can snuggle well into her blanket. It is better she sleeps outside as she tends to toilet in the early morning hours so needs the garden (rather than the bathroom). I can discuss further this with the potential house sitter.
Jess, our cat, also sleeps and eats in the utility room. She is also not allowed to roam the house overnight or during the day when we are out. She feeds virtually "on demand" and makes quite a noise when she wants inside the house. She also prefers to drink from a running tap rather than the bowl next to her food dish. The dogs will bark when strangers pass by at the back or front. Bella doesn't usually take notice of being told to stop, but hers is a quieter bark than Callie's and she eventually stops after a short while. Callie will respond to a call to stop barking but he has to have the 'last woof'....
As all the pets live outside the house, it is not necessary to stay around the home every day. As long as they have plenty of water they will be okay. Jess will cope with not having extra food throughout the day. However, someone must be at the home overnight, mainly because if Callie is out overnight and starts barking he will wake people around the neighbourhood, which I don't want to happen. + More info