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CATS R US. Fluent in All Cat, Basic Woof

ID: h6


Donald and Patricia

Is / are:


Age group:

55 plus


Ex-University lecturer and both ex-teachers.

Years active:

8 years

Preferred locations:

ACT NSW TAS VIC WA Perth North, Perth South (full regions list)

Current bookings:

24 Dec 27 Dec 15 Mar '21 25 Mar '21

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Last update July 29 (winter!!!)
Patricia is my partner. She will probably accompany me whenever possible. We did not accept any bookings until we knew what the future held and we are still upfront about what we can accept. We have both had the Covid 19 test by the way and the results were negative. We’d have it again for any clients who requested such.

Thankyou for considering us, I sit cats, especially oriental cats. Nice 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 really NICE dogs (labs, whippets, retired greyhounds, bluies, etc) can apply for special full guest membership arrangements. Patricia is great with dogs and grew up on a farm, so she understands all their barks.
Guinea pigs, birds and bunnies are fine (I was once a kid too!).
Thank you.
(Most of what follows is the profile I have had for years. Patricia is a more recent wonderful adornment but we had known each other for many years).

In Melbourne much of March. Home just before lockdown. Latest at Ascot Vale. Was at Rozelle In late June.
Recently Rozelle, Blackheath, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, West Ryde and Avoca Beach, Batemans Bay, Cronulla, Mosman, and South Coast. Was in Melbourne in July then again this March. Left just prior to the shutdown. Always keen to get back to my roots there.
Two chooks and an elderly very established cat at Batemans before the horrid fires. 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. Cronulla with two beautiful ladies, one Birman and the other a Ragdoll.
Three very independent types at Newtown and very recently a witches’ trio in Hornsby. Even a guinea pig there. Several times Tassie which I adore. Tassie lover!!! Was to be there in August in the lovely Tamar area (on hold now Indefinitely owing to the question mark re flights)
Most recently Neville and Ken at Rozelle again. Siamese chaps. Patricia accompanied me there and the cats adored her. For those who go back a way, I lost Lyndal to Alzheimer’s and have been so fortunate to find Patricia.

I get around, so if the opportunity arises I throw in my hat... shorter terms probably best.
Sydney is very easy for us as we’re only two hours away at beautiful Lake Macquarie. Been at ACT more than once. Also Port Macquarie. Coffs area an all time favourite. Most ancestral roots in Victoria.
If all that suits, go for it!
Was in Melbourne with Percy the cat for much of July last year. Three more Melbourneans March.. Now home of course, sitting tight, but as Scarlet said, tomorrow is another day!

(Me) 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 reader and theatre-goer; have five awesome grandchildren (but of course they live with their parents!); clean and healthy. I care about property and I'm 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!
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 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 I 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.
I also have a sound WOOF vocabulary. Grew up with woofers.
Have to admit I 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.

nb. As a former teacher/uni lecturer visiting many schools, I had police checks more than once. Non-smoker, gave up alcohol as a concession to my health. Patricia was with YACS and so had police checks regularly.
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)... any O/S offers SERIOUSLY considered! Would come to the UK like a shot. Was in West Country all September.
As Carole King says... You just call out my name... 🐈🐈🐈

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

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