15 days in October in beautiful village.
We are looking for someone/couple who will nuture our very old labrador/collie mix. She is 15, very stiff, out of breath when walking and hard of hearing. She far prefers her human friends to other dogs and just loves company. She is also incredibly willing to please and obedient.
Our Home & Location
Our home is approximately 5 miles from the centre of Aylesbury, in an idyllic rural village with the most fantastic pub at the end of our short single track lane (good home made food as well). Everyone here is very friendly with activities going on throughout the week in the village hall. We have a fish and chip van that visits the village one evening a week. You would have full use of the house, sleep in the guest double bedroom with ensuite wet room, there is a family bathroom available as well. Sky TV and good wifi. Plenty of hot water and good central heating. For the energetic there is a small gym available - rowing machine, cross trainer, power plate, weights. We do have neighbours, but we have a large enough garden and field (5 acres) to feel private. The countryside round here is beautiful and there are a number of very scenic public footpaths, one of which practically starts at our front gate. Waddesdon Manor, Ascott House, Bletchley Park, Woburn Abbey and Safari Park are all within easy reach. There could be a car made available for the right sitter. The nearest train station is Aylesbury Vale Parkway (5 mins) or Aylesbury (10 mins) leaving from Marylebone in London.
Responsibilities & Pets
We could possibly be flexible with dates as have a friend who could bridge any gaps at the beginning or the end. Our priority is our dog and her well being. She is getting very frail and we need to know we have the right people to care for her if she takes a turn for the worse. Depending on how stiff and breathless she is she can manage a couple of short walks around the garden/field a day. Somehow she always manages to get to our local pub where she gets a treat from the landlady. She needs feeding twice a day and has her medication with her breakfast and just a paracetamol with her supper. If you want to explore the surrounding area, the best time to do this is in the morning when the medication makes her rather sleepy, and she can be left for a few hours. She has normally put herself to bed (in the kitchen) by 9.00pm. Our neighbours are always on hand to help if needed. Once a day the fish in the garden pond will need a handful of food.
March 2019 | Jeanette
October 2018 | Linda
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