More information about this house sitterI'm a single, non-smoking woman who has been travelling around Australia and SE Asia for the last few years, working as I go (online). I've recently returned to the Sunshine Coast to settle back down for the foreseeable future and continue studying online.
I work and study online from home, so if you have a furb'y that needs me to be home a lot, that won't be a problem at all. When not studying, I work for myself online - a proper digital nomad. All I need is a place to plug in - I have my own laptop and internet connection to make the magic happen, so if you have limited data, that's not a problem for me as long as I can get onto Telstra's mobile network. Other than that, all I need is a table/desk and a chair. And a bed would be nice - ha-ha.
Most importantly for me, house sitting & pet sitting lets me combine my love of animals (particularly cats, dogs & birds) with my love of travel. I can't have my own pets at the moment (unfortunately) because a nomadic home wouldn't be fair on any furry/fluffy family members, but I have had cats and dogs most of my life and chooks more recently. Anyway, I'd love to make sure your fur babies have a happy, comfortable time while you are away. I've been suffering severe lack of pets since COVID, so your pets won't suffer from lack of pats!
My care responsibilities includes chooks, love birds, budgies, turtles, lots of different dogs and, of course, many feline overlords (cats to the uninitiated). From a dog perspective, I've cared for a wide range of breeds and activity levels, from a very active puppies who needed nice long walks every day, a tennis ball obsessed Jack Russell to quite elderly puppies who take it slow, are a bit blind & deaf & need medication. I do love dogs, but I've got to say if you've got a cat, that's where my first love lies. I love it when I've got a lovely purring puss sitting by my computer while I work or sitting on my lap when it's chill out time. I've also had quite a bit of experience with anxious cats and have been told that I'm a bit of a 'cat whisperer'. And if your fur baby needs extra special care, such as medications, that's not a problem. Standard garden maintenance like watering the plants is not a problem either.
I have a number of passions other than travel, most of them involving nature. On the water in my kayak, in the water on my boogie board, or under the water with my snorkel - I'm a water baby. I also love bushwalking and photography. These things are, without doubt, my soul food. I'm also quite partial to a great coffee and lovely food - bring on a good Thai curry. That said, I'm a pretty good cook too.
I've been using sitting websites since May 2018. Prior to this, my experience was occasional pet/house sitting for friends or "friends of friends". I've also been doing a few sits for friends since we've been able to move around a bit again in Queensland. I can provide phone references for these sits on request. I also book through Trusted Housesitters, Happy House Sitters and Aussie Housesitters, so have endorsements on my profiles there too. For ease of reference, I've taken screenshots of those references and attached them to my profile here.
A copy of my police check is in my attachments for your peace of mind. Let me know if you would like to meet me on WhatsApp/Skype or in person to have a chat about what you need.