Wellington weekend escape
We are a young couple who work in the Wellington area (one of us is a statistician and the other is a science communicator) so our house is close to the train station. We have two cats, one of which is blind and epileptic, he's a very cute cat (you can find him on instagram at @blindcatfred) but he needs a little bit of special attention!
Our Home & Location
Our home is a large, three bedroom space with two living areas and lots of room for activities! There's a queen been in the master bedroom, and two singles in one of the spare rooms. The third room doesn't have a permanent bed, but we have a double air mattress that you're welcome to use if you need it.
Our kitchen is kitted out with everything you need - a fridge, oven, microwave, air fryer, toaster, toastie sandwich maker, blender and food processor, all of which you are welcome to use. We also have a home gym set up on our observatory if you're feeling like hitting the weights during your visit....
We have a lovely big, private back yard for you to enjoy, which includes an deck that gets wonderful afternoon sun - perfect for enjoying a cold beverage after a hard day's work!
We are a 3 minute walk from the Epuni train station which is a 20 minute train ride from the city.
We're also within easy walking distance (3 minutes) from a dairy, fish and chip shop, pharmacy and vet clinic so everything you need is a short stroll away. + More info
Responsibilities & Pets
Your main responsibility will be giving Fred his epilepsy medication. He needs to be given 3/4 of a small pill twice a day, at 7am and 7pm (you can adjust these times slightly to suit, as long as they are 12 hours apart, ie 8am-8pm, 9am-9pm etc). Fred isn't tricky to medicate because we bribe him with jellymeat! All you need to do is squish the pill into the jellymeat and Fred will happilly lick it off the spoon or out of your hand - you just have to help him find it because he can't see. Fred is good natured and tends to loiter around the kitchen at pill times so it's never hard to find him when it's medication time! The other thing to note are that the se are inside cats, since Fred is blind we don't want him getting lost!
Other than that, responsibilities include feeding Fred and Theia, giving them lots of pats and cuddles and picking up their poop (sorry!). If you remember we'd love for you to give our pot plants a drink every few days, but they're pretty self sufficient and won't mind going thirsty for a while.
February 2019 | Iva