Two Adorable cats in the heart of an Adorable City.
I am a 45 year-old teacher who travels whenever she gets a chance. I am a sitter myself, so I know exactly what I am looking for for my two girls. They are my babies, so it is important to me that they are well-loved when I am gone. My older cat is named Sophie, and the younger is named Bowie.
Our Home & Location
I live in the Heritage Hill area of Grand Rapids, a beautiful neighborhood of historic, Victorian homes. I am within walking distance to the city proper and all of the hip neighborhoods of GR. Grand Rapids is named Beer City, USA for a reason. There are countless breweries within walking distance of my home. Grand Rapids has also been named one of the 'best places to live' by magazines like: Forbes, Vogue, Time, Outside Magazine, and many more. I usually walk to any city destination, but if walking isn't your thing, lyfts and ubers are always available and quite cheap. I also live just down the street from the bus stop. If you have a car, you can reach beautiful Lake Michigan within 40 minutes time. My favorite seaside town is Saugatuck, Mi. It's about 50 minutes south of me.
My apartment is adorable, but please be advised that it is in the upstairs of a large home. That means you will have to be okay with walking up 3 flights of stairs to reach it. Also be advised that the clawfoot tub has a hand-held shower attached which one uses while sitting down. If you need a full, upright shower, this might not be the sit for you.
Responsibilities & Pets
My girls Sophie and Bowie are indoor cats. They have a screen room that they like to sit in outside, but I only put them out there when I am around to watch them. (I have some outdoor neighbor cats who like to come over to 'visit' and it usually doesn't go over well with the girls.) I have a lovely private patio which is perfect for reading and watching the sun set in the summer time. The girls are super easy to take care of. Keep their food dish and water full, feed them wet food once a day, and give them lots of love. Bowie loves to cuddle and snuggle. Sophie doesn't like to be held, but she loves to give head butts on your leg. They take a day or two to warm up, but once they do, they will become your fast friend.
June 2018 | Elisabeth