Our Managerie In Colorado USA
Hi, We are Bill and Karen Bethke. As you can see from the photos, we love pets and open space. We are both professionals; Karen is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and I am a Systems Engineer. We like the outdoors and traveling to practice our SCUBA diving.
Our Home & Location
Our home is located in Black Forest, North East of Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA. It sits on five acres and is a walk out basement ranch style home. It is approximately 3600 square feet in size. We have neighbors to the North and South of us but their homes are a good distance away being on five acre lots. We are a convenient distance from the cities of Colorado Springs and Monument (approx. 15 minutes drive). Quiet and beautiful location as you can see from the photos. We are about 45 minutes South of Denver.
Responsibilities & Pets
Angus is mostly blind but knows his way around the house and front yard, mostly deaf and diabetic. He needs insulin shots twice a day (between 0500-0600 to 1700-1800). We generally give them at 0530 and 1730 after his breakfast and dinner. We will pre-fill insulin syringes. Angus wears a diaper because he is randomly incontinent (mostly a slight dribble). He does not mess his diaper on a daily basis. He is a really sweet boy and sleeps a lot.
All pets are fed twice a day, again about 0530 and 1730. We feed the fish at the same time....
When you let the dogs out side you need to be with them as we do have Hawks and Owls here. The cat is indoor only.
All of the dogs like to be taken on a walk down the driveway (350 foot driveway). Down and back is a pretty good little walk for them.
We have more detailed instructions typed out that we leave for sitters. + More info
September 2018 | Emma