Handsome tabby in James Herriot's home town

Thirsk, United Kingdom
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We are a married couple in the 55-64 age group; Simon is a retired civil engineer active in various local voluntary roles and I work from home as a freelance editor and proofreader. We have three married children in various locations in

Home & location

Thirsk is a small but growing market town in North Yorkshire, England. It is 8 miles (13 km) south-south east of the county town of Northallerton and 24 miles (39 km) north of the wonderful city of York. It is a popular tourist destination

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  • Countryside
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Riley was found abandoned in 2018, rescued by the Blue Cross charity and adopted by us in August that year. He has a nice nature but is very playful and will chase anything that moves. He is not at all vicious but his claws can be rather

Meet the pets

  • Riley

    Rescue Cat

    6 years

Sitter feedback (2)


We had a lovely sit here in North Yorkshire. Helen and Simon's home is very comfortable, clean and well equipped. Riley the handsome tabby is low

Stayed · 05 Sep - 21 Sep 2019

Helen is a really lovely lady and she and husband Simon kindly welcomed my husband and I into their home. Their home is very comfortable and spacious and

Stayed · 29 Apr - 03 May 2019

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