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CATS R US. Fluent in All Cat, Basic Woof

ID: h6

Name:

Donald and Patricia

Is / are:

Couple

Age group:

55 plus

Profession:

Ex-University lecturer and both ex-teachers.

Years active:

12 years

Preferred locations:

ACT NSW TAS VIC (full regions list)

Current bookings:

5 Sep 24 Sep 20 Oct 23 Oct 1 Nov 17 Nov 19 Nov 27 Nov 11 Dec 19 Dec 21 Dec 30 Dec 31 Dec 7 Jan '23

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Last update June 27:
Well who can say what's next, but we just have to wait and see. We are of course fully vaccinated with the evidence available. Bookings now are open for cats which are our specialty and sometimes for nice dogs. Or even no pets at all! Our blockouts are mainly regulars and one that, as they say, was "an offer we couldn't resist".
IF you are planning well ahead, you can lock us in now. There are a few as you'll see. thank you. We're holding three future bookings so the owners can at least "plan" with a firm commitment from us if things go OK.
Shorter terms preferred.
Common sense prevails over everything else here, and booking ahead ensures (as much as possible) all will be in order🌷

We have both had Covid 19 tests by the way and the results were negative. Had four injections. We’d have RATs again for any clients who requested such.
Thankyou for considering us, We sit cats, and we're tops with oriental cats. Really nice and peaceful dogs by special concession....
I speak Oriental Cat - all dialects.
All origins, shapes, sizes. From white and blue to jet black.
Also Calico etc. Even sweet raggies! But I'm good on local lingo too. Versatility!
Can do the unusual things too (eg fish and silkworms). Cats are our thing but gentle dishlickers can apply for special full guest membership arrangements. Patricia is great with dogs and grew up on a farm, an orchard actually, so she understands all their barks and they just fall about when they meet her.
Thank you.
Donald.

In Melbourne much of pre Covid. It does seem such a long time ago! Home just before the big lockdown. Latest at Ascot Vale. Rozelle (a very regular sit) all last month. There with the oriental lads, Ken and Neville. We are there for Easter too. Booked for a few upcoming stays there. Wonderful spot and lovely people.
Pre-covid Blackheath, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, West Ryde and Avoca Beach, Batemans Bay, Cronulla, Tormina, Mosman, etc. Two local regulars coming up and a nice sit up north coast soon. Melbourne again September next.
Two chooks and an elderly very established cat at Batemans before the horrid fires. Seems an eternity now. Eli was gorgeous. His resident slave recently informed me that he has now moved to his next of nine lives but he had a great run. We gave up most alcohol together. Very wise cat, Eli. Cronulla a bit further back with two beautiful ladies, one Birman and the other a Ragdoll.
Three very independent types plus a bossy chihuahua at Newtown then at Banksia, and very recently a witches’ trio in Hornsby. Met up again at Darlington Sydney. Hopefully we'll sit them at Banksia later in the year.
Several times Tassie which we adore. Tassie lover!!! Was to be there in August 2021 in the lovely Tamar area (on hold now indefinitely owing to the question marks re flights and the horror times). Be nice to do another Tassie.
For those who go back a long way, I lost Lyndal who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2012, and have been so fortunate to find Patricia.
She tolerates my eccentricities! She's beaut with dogs.
I/we get around, so if the opportunity arises I throw in my hat... shorter terms probably best but try us....
Sydney is very easy for us as we’re only two hours away at beautiful Lake Macquarie. Twin city to Newcastle. They have the beaches. We have the lake. On the west side so I suppose we're "westies". Williamtown airport half an hour away has direct flights all over Oz.
Been at ACT more than once. Also Port Macquarie. Coffs area an all time favourite. My closest pal is in Tormina so I’ll be delighted to do gorgeous Sawtell etc (26 times Sawtell as the family grew). Most ancestral roots in Victoria. From Peter Lalor to Ned Kelly we're fine.

If all that suits, go for it!

(Us) Born in Australia
Lived in several countries (as opposed to "visited there"). Been in many other countries, travelled widely; love movies and music (although I believe that much good music probably stopped around 1985); Beethoven is King; avid readers and theatre-goers; have loads of awesome grandchildren each (but of course they live with their parents!); clean and healthy. We care about property and we're careful with ours and other people's.

I know a fuchsia from a gardenia/ magnolia... and I can tell a hawk from a handsaw. Patricia is a serious gardener! Quite obsessed by gardens.
All cats are fine. I speak and understand Cat. They often have quite important philosophical things to say. Had lots of them, met plenty during Mindahome time, and love them. From Siamese (had several of our own), Tonks, Burmese, Birmans, Russian Blues, Maines, to ordinary old Gingers (I love their voices... so small and squeaky... see "A Street Cat Named Bob" and "Kedi"). Tabbies, and Witches' Cats (the black ones with green or yellow eyes - great cats those, usually very independent). Flat ears and points. I never met a cat that could resist the old charm for long... and we know all their tricks when it comes to pills and needles... even aware of "phhhttt" (sideways audible ejection of offending pill) when associated with medications.
We also have a sound WOOF vocabulary. Grew up with woofers.
Chooks???
Have to admit we both rather like chooks too...there's something about a chook, chooking its way through the garden. I do have quite a lot of contact with birds in general - Love all birds except Indian mynas. Got some tame maggies, blue faced miners, and rainbows; real cadgers!

nb. As a former teacher/uni lecturer visiting many schools, I had police checks more than once. Non-smoker, very light alcohol. Patricia was with YACS and so had police checks regularly. Everybody loves Patricia!
Please note also that we’ll spend EVERY NIGHT and often all or much of the day at YOUR place. A commitment well ahead is not a problem (quite the reverse)...
As Carole King says... You just call out my name... 🐈🐈🐈

By all means ASK any question: you’ll receive a straight and honest reply. Phone references on request.

Best of everything.
Donald.
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