Wooded view of a forest in the city of Chicago
I am 63 y.o. I live in a condo in Chicago with my little dog, long-hired cat and African Grey parrot. Each one of my animal kids came from a rescue. In the summer, the dog and cat love to spend their days on my balcony staring out into the woods. I am careful that Bongo, my parrot, does not get outside.I have had 3 open-heart surgeries, so I'm trying to get through my 'bucket list'. I went to Borneo to see the orangutans, next it's the gorillas in Africa. I work part-time as a receptionist at a dog-friendly ad agency in Chicago. I plan on leaving my 2016 Kia Soul for my house sitter. My building is just north of downtown. and it has an elevator. My building overlooks a public park, with wooded trails and a bike path and the Chicago river. There is a large grocery store nearby, with various sandwich shops.
Our Home & Location
My place is very close to the main highway into the city; it's approximately 8 miles north of the center city. It's not far from O'Hare airport. There is a bus stop not far from my neighborhood. However, you probably would prefer to just borrow my car for runs to the grocery store, etc.
Responsibilities & Pets
My cat loves to be brushed. She needs her litter box scooped once a day. She eats 2 cans of food at night, and no dry food. I keep clean fresh, water out at all times for each of the animals. The dog generally goes out when I wake up, at noon, at approximately 3 and eats a can of food at night. I keep dry food in her bowl continuously. The bird gets fed in the morning, dry food and some fresh almonds. I clean around his cage and put new things in his cage to tear up on a regular basis. When home, I prefer that 2 doors on the front of his cage are kept open, he likes to stand on his 'front porch'. Also, when given the choice he prefers to poop outside his cage.