Christmas Holiday in China with Sweetie and Pops! (near Shanghai)
We are school teachers working in China who are going on some trips in 2017-18. We need a person or a couple to live with our 5-year old female dog, Sweetie, and our 17-year old healthy male cat Kit-Pop during these times.
Our Home & Location
We live in Wuxi, China. It is in Jiangsu Province and is close to Shanghai.
Wuxi is known for having more natural environments to enjoy compared to other cities in China and is next to the large freshwater Lake Taihu. There are also some Buddhist sites and temples here as well, in addition to other natural and cultural attractions. (It is in the top 10 cities to visit for Chinese Tourists.) You could easily take an afternoon trip after Sweetie's mid-day walk to one of these places....
A longer day trip would be possible to one of the other popular cities close by via bullet train: Suzhou, Nanjing, or Hangzhou. This could be done easily on the day that the housekeeper (ayi) comes for the mid-day walk.)
Our apartment is an attractive 20th-floor apartment (with elevators) with living room, kitchen, large master bedroom, smaller room (with possible single bed), and yoga practice room. Usually, we use one of the rooms for storage while we are away. There is also a glassed-in patio space with laundry. We are located right next to a river and park where we walk the dog. There is also a nice lake close-by with shops and restaurants. We are located in Wuxi East district, next to the metro line number 2 and close to Wuxi East Railway station. (connecting you to the fast "bullet" trains to the rest of China.) We also have 2 bicycles available for your use.
The bullet train is 28-58 minutes to Shanghai depending on which station you use.
There are direct flights into Wuxi airport from a limited number of cities including Hong Kong. Hongqiao airport in Shanghai is next door to the Hongqiao Railway station with the bullet train to Wuxi, with more flights arriving from within China or Hong Kong. Pudong (PVG) airport is the biggest airport in Shanghai, offering more options for incoming international flights, and there are direct shuttle buses available from this airport to Wuxi, which is 1.5-2 hours drive, in addition to other transportation options.
We will also be adding a listing in late April / early May for approximately 9-10 days.
We will also have some dates next summer: 3-6 weeks between July 1 to August 15. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Snuggling, feeding, watering our low-maintenance animals. Keeping the litter box clean (Kit-Pop likes a very clean litter box in his old age!) Taking Sweetie-dog out for one long walk per day, plus morning and evening short walks for pottie breaks. (3-4 walks per day.) Sweeping up pet hair.
Kit-Pop (our sexy male cat) has developed a pancreatic condition that requires he take a little medicine mixed in with a tablespoon of tuna each day. (It's a digestive enzyme called Lypex.) So that means that Sweetie-girl (our sweet doggie who fits her name to a "T") gets a little tuna treat each day too!