House Sitting, Mexico, Pet sitting

House Sitting in Mexico (part 1)

Getting into the “spirit” of the Day of the Dead celebrations

Colourful festivals, music and horses ridden down the main street are just a few of our fondest memories of Mexico.  We spent 5 months there (Oct 2018 – March 2019) and during that time we completed six house sits and cared for 9 dogs, 4 cats and a herd of goats. The pets ranged in age from 5 months to 19 years. Like children, it’s hard to pick a favourite, we loved them all equally.

We sat in a variety of locations –  which allowed us to experience many, but not all, of the different cultures that make up Mexico.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, UK

Fun with Freddie

Here we are house sitting in a town called March (in the United Kingdom) which is a silly name because it makes you think of the month March and not a town.

Nevertheless we are looking after a beautiful, fluffy Samoyed called Freddie. Our time here is only nine days but long enough to explore this pretty town and nearby Peterborough which is a historical city with a beautiful cathedral.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, UK

Cookie – a gorgeous wee Jug

We stayed on in Edinburgh for a 2nd house sit during July looking after the delightful, and tiny, ‘Cookie’. She is a 4 year old JUG  (Jack Russell x Pug) and a tiny girl that has her bed set-up at the front window.

She’s an excellent guard dog as anyone who walks up to the front door will get the ‘full force’ of her barking and for a little dog she makes a lot of noise – she particularly dislikes the postman!

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Australia, House Sitting, Pet sitting

Bailey and Sam

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Sam and Bailey enjoying the beach

We spent 2 months house sitting in Australia starting in February 2018. It was great to be ‘home’ to see friends and family again after being away for almost a year. However, it did feel ‘odd’ house sitting close to where we used to live as we had previously only house sat in locations outside of Australia.

We secured 4 house sits for our time in Australia. Three of them were for friends, which was fantastic. Besides already knowing the ‘home owners’ it enabled us to spend  additional time with them as we hadn’t seen them for several years.

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Australia, House Sitting, Pet sitting

Lilly and Mindy

Morning walk in the park with Lilly and Mindy
Morning walk in the park with Lilly and Mindy

This is our first house sit in our home country, Australia, and we are sitting for long-time friends from Skye, just 20 minutes from our home town, for 11 days while they are away on a cruise.

We have been house sitting overseas and this arrangement to sit for Margaret and Peter was a commitment we made before we left on our travels two years ago .

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, Singapore

Sitting in Singapore

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We were delighted to be house sitting in Singapore and, in a first for us, our only pet was a Betta fish (more commonly known as a Siamese Fighting Fish). We spent our time in a lovely 2 bedroom apartment complex with a pool not far from the city centre. In fact, Singapore is so small and compact, with great public transport, that you are never too far away from anything.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, Thailand

Jack & Scooby

Jack (left) and Scooby (right)

This is our 3rd visit to Chiang Mai, Thailand but our first house sit in this city looking after 2 cats Jack & Scooby. The home owners are ex-pats from Queensland and have made Thailand their new home and we were delighted when they asked us to care for their precious fur babies while they returned to Australia for 2 weeks.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, Spain

Fun with Ollie

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Our new fur baby – Ollie

Here we are again, returning to a house sit in the Costa Brava region of Spain. Last year we cared for Alfie (cat), but he sadly passed away just a few weeks prior to our arrival. Our home owners, have a new pet, Oliver (Ollie), a gorgeous 11 month old Shih Tzu. A puppy they purchased 9 months ago, so Ollie is a ‘new addition’ for us.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, UK

Megan and Bruno

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Walking through the grain fields with Megan (L) and Bruno (R)

July saw us in Widdington, not far from Cambridge, in another beautiful, wee village in Essex. This village has no shops, but it does have a local hall, bus stop and a pub which was only 3 doors down from us.

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House Sitting, UK

Three Days With TOSH

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We had another short break between sits in late June, so we headed to Bedfordshire to care for Tosh, an adorable 8 year old Welsh Terrier, while his mum and dad went away on a Fiat Barchetta car club weekend.

Tosh was a sweet, gentle, friendly dog with a few peculiar habits.

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House Sitting, UK

3 days in Cambridge with Huxley

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Between our house sits in France and Bramshill in the UK we had 4 days to fill in.

We normally use these ‘gaps’ as an opportunity to have a break from house sitting and have a ‘proper’ holiday. We were keen to go back and visit Cambridge, a lovely university town on the River Cam that we had briefly visited in 2016 when house sitting in Berkhamsted.

We booked flights to Stansted Airport, which is the closest airport to Cambridge, but before booking accommodation, decided to wait and see if a house sit might come up in Cambridge that fitted our dates. As luck would have it one did and the dates were perfect.

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France, House Sitting, Pet sitting

Provence, France – two cats (and their many friends!)

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Sommieres, Provence

Provence in France is a very beautiful area and we were excited about this house sitting location.

Our home owner collected us from Marseilles Airport, while his wife, Marolijn was at home cooking us a scrumptious meal.  A delicious start to this house sitting assignment.

Their pet cats, Lola and Pedro, were not as excited to meet us, especially Pedro who ran away at the sight of us.

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House Sitting, Pet sitting, Spain

Two cats, a dog and 86 million olive trees

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Here we are in the Andalusian region of Southern Spain for 3 weeks.

Olive trees stretch for miles and miles around. Our home owners, retired English couple, David & Sylvia tell us there are 86 million trees in this region and is the highest producer of Olive Oil in Spain. In fact this area alone produces 75% of Spain’s olive oil.

This lovely renovated Spanish home with views overlooking, you guessed it, olive trees is our new home for the next 3 weeks.

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