busy in brussels
originally from Portugal, I have been living in Brussels for a while, and in this house for almost eight years. I enjoy the company of animals and adopted Ziggy just four months ago, but by now she is feeling really at home with me and my sons. she is now familly and i take good care to make sure she doesn t get in trouble so even though she goes out a lot, night time she has to be inside.
Our Home & Location
we live in a quiet residential neighbourhod in the center of Brussels, easily accessible by bus (direct line to the center) and metro. There is a fast bus connection to the airport. There is a front and a back garden, very sunny and with a few high trees , lots of birds singing (early in the morning!)
My cat likes to stroll in the neighbours gardens, she is used to going in and out of the house during the day, but at night I keep Ziggy always inside by locking the cat door....
There are many public parks in the area and the sitter will be use the bike to run errands, go food shopping in the nearby supermarkets or the get to the green lungs of Brussels.
There is also a rather reliable network of public transportation in Brussels (STIB buses)with a bus stop just 250 meters from the house. Metro and premetro within walking distance. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
The main function is to look after my sweet cat Ziggy and take care of the garden and the indoor plants. The litter has to be changed regularly and the trash needs to be put out on fixed days. There is a sunny garden with chairs, but the summer in Brussels is the shortest in europe ;-)
The house is big and with lots of light, quite central and near buses and metro. I will expect the sitter to dilligently take care of the house, close the shutters at night, lock up, use the alarm, water the plants, etc. My neighbours are nice and english-speaking, in case you need to knock on their door....
Ziggy roams freely thru the house and will ask for to be fed mainly in the morning. I tend to give her two servings a day. From time to time some canned tuna but no paté.
To keep an eye on her, I usually let her out by opening the window to the garden in the morning. She is sometimes reluctant to come inside at night as she loves to chase birds, bats and mice outside, but the street is of course a dangerous place for pets. + More info