Cat(s) Sitter - 2 cats
I have a small house with small front and back yards and I love gardening, growing flowers and vegetables. My 2 cats are dependent on routine and a peaceful house. My house sitting needs would be to keep up the pet routine and to keep the garden/yards watered as needed. I have family nearby if problem solving is needed regarding the house or the cats. My ideal housesitter would be a solo female with quiet routines, who enjoys gardens, plants and nature.
Our Home & Location
My house is located on a quiet family oriented Street, 45 minutes walking distance from down town Victoria and the Inner Harbour. The street itself ends at a cove opening to the Juan De Fuca Strait and view of the Olympic mountains in Washington State. It is a very quiet area - however there is a Recreation Cente with pool, and shops, parks and transit within 10 minutes walk. Bus stop is at the top of the street. Victoria vicinity has many local parks, walking routes, sea walks, and perfect for walking, nature viewing, farmers markets and also day trips out of the city. A house sitter would be accommodated in a downstairs bedroom with use of a separate downstairs small bathroom, and with use of the kitchen and living rooms. There are various seating areas outside the house to watch the hummingbirds and a Bar B Q is located outside on back deck. My home and yards are non smoking and non vaping areas - and I would not be able to accommodate a smoker/vaper as a sitter. A woman's bike would be available to use.
Responsibilities & Pets
My cats do best with the feeding routine in place. Bella is an inside/outside cat that has a cat door that opens with a RFID chip tag on her collar. Boy is an outside cat that has a bed in the greenhouse. They are reassured by a quiet environment and respond well to a female quiet presence and set routines. Bella particularly seeks daily brushes, and is reassured by company. Currently there are no unique health needs or required medication. The garden is small but requires watering as needed (dependent on the rain). There are also indoor house plants that would require watering. I have a couple of humming bird feeders that would require cleaning and filling. I have 2 trips planned in September and the dates for the second longer trip are currently (at time of initial posting ) tentative - I am seeking the same housesitter for both trips.
May 2018 | Deborah