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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:

8 years

Preferred locations:

ACT NSW SA TAS VIC WA (full regions list)

Current bookings:

21 Jan 27 Jan 9 Feb 20 Feb 5 Mar 8 Mar 6 Jul 18 Jul 12 Aug 16 Aug

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Last update January 14;
Well, given circumstances and unpredictability, we are only assisting regular sits until March. Taking any more earlier bookings is unfair to either party.
What that does mean, though, is that if you are planning well ahead (say April on...) you can lock us in now. 🌷

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, We sit cats, and we're tops with oriental cats. Really 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 dishlickers (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, 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 last March. Home just before lockdown. Latest at Ascot Vale. Was at Rozelle (regular sit) late June. There with the oriental lads.
Recently Blackheath, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, West Ryde and Avoca Beach, Batemans Bay, Cronulla, Mosman, etc. Was in Melbourne in July 2019 then again this March. Left just prior to the shutdown. Just in time! 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. We gave up alcohol together. Very wise cat, Eli. Cronulla with two beautiful ladies, one Birman and the other a Ragdoll.
Three very independent types plus a chihuahua at Newtown and very recently a witches’ trio in Hornsby. Met up again at Darlington Sydney (I didn’t know the suburb existed!) .
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 and the horror times)
For those who go back a long way, I lost Lyndal to Alzheimer’s and have been so fortunate to find Patricia.
She tolerates my eccentricities!
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. Been at ACT more than once. Also Port Macquarie. Coffs area an all time favourite. My closest pal is moving to Bonville so I’ll be delighted to do gorgeous Sawtell etc (26 times Sawtell). Most ancestral roots in Victoria.
If all that suits, go for it!

(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.
Chooks???
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)...
As Carole King says... You just call out my name... 🐈🐈🐈

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

Best of everything.
Donald.

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