House and cat sitter
We are a retired couple who enjoy travelling . We often head off to the USA to visit family and in addition we escape the cold Canadian winters and head south for 6 months. We live in the lovely and vibrant community of Sylvan Lake which has a population of 14,000 . The summer months bring many visitors to the lake as there are lots of activities for those on holidays. The town has many beaches around the lake, picnic areas, campgrounds, several golf courses, a Sportsplex , mini golf, go carts, sailing, boating, sea doos, you name it. Our home is a new three bedroom, 21/2 bathroom bungalow in a great location close to shopping, restaurants and walking paths. Everything in Sylvan Lake is close, traffic is light and the larger city of Red Deer is a short 15 minutes by car. We take pride in our home and want to find a sitter who will take good care of it. Although We are close to walking and bike trails and shopping a vehicle would help as there is no public transit here. We like to stay in touch with our sitter via e-mail or FaceTime.
Our Home & Location
Sylvan lake is a lovely summer resort town with a big lake and a population of 14,000 people. The closest larger city is Red Deer about 15 mins. by car. The urban centres of Calgary and Edmonton are 11/2 hours by car. There are many amenities that you may need, community centre, sportplex, several gymns, yoga studios many restaurants, movie theatre, fast food outlets and grocery stores such as NoFrills, Sobeys , WalMart and also Canadian Tire. The town has many activities and gatherings both in the summer and winter.
In planning our home we wanted ease of care and minimum maintenance. The home has a well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances, main floor laundry, built in vacuflo, Infloor heating in the basement, sprinkler system. The main level has the living room, dining room and kitchen as the great room with a raised island, master bedroom with an en suite 5 piece bathroom and walk -in closet, powder room and laundry room. The front room has a white baby grand piano. The main level has hardwood floors and downstairs has wall to wall carpeting.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our 10 year old cat needs affection, play ,feeding and daily brushing.He also needs clean water daily and kitty litter cleaning and refreshing. He has dry biscuits available for snacking all day and receives moist canned food in the AM and PM. Cili loves his daily treats and because he has really thick fur, needs to be brushed daily or we have a matting problems. He is an indoor outdoor cat except in the winter when the cat door is closed. He is pretty good about meeting new people and is friendly. We run the robotic rhumba vacuum daily to stay on top of the cat fur. We expect the house sitter to keep our home clean and tidy. The grass cutting and snow shovelling are done by the developer So the only external work is to water the potted flowers In the front and back and do an occasional weeding in the flower beds. You can always do some gardening if so inclined.