Cuddles Required for Jasmine and Casey
John and I are a retired couple living near the small town of Durham, Ontario (about one hour north of Guelph) just off Hwy 6. We have lived in the area all our lives. We have three adult children who enjoy our visits and are very adventurous! Our pets are Jasmine, a Bernese Mountain Dog and Casey, a Brussels Griffon. Our latest addition are 8 feisty hens who provide us with fresh eggs daily. Our "flock" is everchanging....Serena hatched chicks in September! It's interesting how fast they grow and change.
Our Home & Location
The nearest town, Durham, is about 12 minutes away to the north and Mount Forest is about 20 minutes to our south. Both have grocery stores and an array of small town shops. Durham has an organic cafe/grocery store with a wonderful array of goods. SUMMER: A walk on our trails or in the Durham Conservation Area or just through the neighbourhood are readily available. Cycling, shopping, or just lounging in our garden, whatever, your desire. An AUTUMN LEAVES TOUR would be spectacular through the Beaver Valley. WINTER: Snowshoeing and x country skiing can be done out our back door on a winter wonderland of trails on our 30 acres. Downhill skiing at Blue Mtn is about an hour away. We have extra snowshoes that can be used. There is a Fitness Gym in Durham.
Responsibilities & Pets
Our furry family members need food, water, and walks. Jasmine loves the outdoors but Casey not so much. The hens need clean water, mash 3x a day, and some cleanup. The mail needs to be picked up on weekdays. The box is just down the road.....it makes for a nice little walk with Jasmine. Vacuuming hair as needed. FALL: Gardening as your heart desires. Dead heading the flowers...is about all! WINTER: We have a walk behind snow blower but a quick phone call will bring a family member with the big equipment to blow the driveway out. **Casey has some eye issues. He has cataracts and his vision is poor. He is not allowed any rigorous play and he needs careful supervision outdoors. He usually does his business on our closed-in deck which is a safe place for him on his own. He loves his ball which keeps him entertained and exercised, but he may need assistance finding it. Poor wee guy!