Eddie is Scottish and Ruth English but we've lived for the past 30 years in Australia. We are retired professionals (psychologist and social worker) now full-time travellers and house-sitters (with England as a base). We have been house-sitting for the past year (as much as we safely can with Covid restrictions) and have completed 11 sits with very positive reviews, (some on MindMyHouse website). We love animals and have enjoyed looking after dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks and horses. Ruth grew up on a farm in Devon, where we spent 3 months during lockdown doing various odd jobs on the farm, plus establishing a veggie patch & building a greenhouse. We had a large house and garden in Australia along with an elderly diabetic cat, who needed insulin injections.
We bring maturity, responsibility, intelligence and caring. We will respect the home owner's wishes, follow the routines they have established for their animals and maintain a high standard of care for the animals and house, (We are aware of the need for strict hygiene in these unusual times). We are adaptable, fit and active vegetarians, non-smoker and have a car. Quotes from Reviews of previous house-sits: "Everything went perfectly. Dogs happy, house fine, garden watered. These are dependable people and we recommend them to you!" "[They] quickly understood what was needed of them, and were happy to look after our aged menagerie. They are a friendly helpful couple, completely trustworthy and reliable." "They were very easy to get to know and communicate with and dealt with any issues that arose when we were away. We would highly recommend them."
Ditto our best ever sitters, we came home for the first time to fitter leaner dogs. Puppy had been jogging with Eddie and finally managed to get a couple of pounds off her, well done guys . Photo evidence of happy contented dogs during our one month stay away. You will be very lucky to get Ruth and Eddie to have this super couple to stay. 110% endorse and thankyou again Caroline
CAROLINE (Runham England, Aug 2020 - 4 weeks)
Eddie and Ruth house sat for a 5 day stint for us. We were very relieved that they were able to help at short notice, especially as we have a diabetic cat in need of insulin injections and two dogs in need of medication. They carried out all tasks that were asked of them and we returned to a fresh, clean house with three very happy pets. :) We would definitely ask Eddie and Ruth to house sit for us again in future if they were available.
BARBARA (Northenden England, Jul 2020 - 5 days)
We hàve every confidence in Eddie and Ruth as experienced housesitters. They took excellent care of our young rescue cat who has only been with us for a few months. Our house, garden and greenhouse were looked after to a high standard. They also made sure our nearby allotment was kept well watered. We particularly appreciated that they picked and froze quite lot of soft fruit which would otherwise have gone to waste.
We look forward to them coming to housesit again before too long.
ANN (Burley in Wharfedale, England, Jul 2020 - 18 days)
Eddie and Ruth looked after my cat Tyra for just under 3 weeks. Tyra seemed happy and well looked after when I got home and the house was as I'd left it.
HAYLEY (Dumbarton Scotland, Jun 2020 - 2 weeks)
Make sure the garden and pot plants are thriving when you get back - get a house sitter.