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CATS R US. Fluent in All Cat, Basic Woof

ID: h6


Donald and Patricia

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Age group:

55 plus


Ex-University lecturer and both ex-teachers.

Years active:

9 years

Preferred locations:

ACT NSW SA TAS VIC WA (full regions list)

Current bookings:

13 Nov 16 Nov 24 Dec 28 Dec 24 Feb '22 28 Feb '22 14 Apr '22 18 Apr '22 11 May '22 24 May '22 12 Aug '22 16 Aug '22

Reply rating:

5 out of 5

More information about this house sitter

Last update October 24:
Well who can say what's next, but we just have to wait and see. Things seem to be easing in NSW at least. We are of course fully vaccinated with the evidence available. Bookings now are open late this year and for 2022 for cats which are our specialty and 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. The latter part of this year has been kept clear so we all know where we are re Covid but we will be available next year as you can see. We're holding two future bookings so the owners can at least "plan" with a firm commitment from us if things go OK. Possible booking very early in January; unconfirmed at present. Common sense prevails over everything else here, and booking ahead ensures (as much as possible) all will be in order🌷

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. Had both jabs and live outside the badly affected areas but close to everything via M1, rail. Been twelve years (not eight) with Mindahome so must be doing something right...

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.

In Melbourne much of March last year. It does seem such a long time ago! Home just before lockdown. Latest at Ascot Vale. Rozelle (a regular sit) all last week. Very regular sit. There with the oriental lads. We were there for Easter too. Booked for a few later this year.
Pre-covid Blackheath, Moonee Ponds, Ascot Vale, West Ryde and Avoca Beach, Batemans Bay, Cronulla, Mosman, etc. Two local regulars coming up and a nice sit up north coast soon; otherwise come spring we should be right!
Just took a booking for end August Sunbury with Nellie the Cat.
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 and very recently a witches’ trio in Hornsby. Met up again at Darlington Sydney. Likely we'll sit them at Banksia later in the year.
Several times Tassie which We adore. Tassie lover!!! Was to be there in August 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. 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. 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.
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, 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.

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