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53, Retired Military
56, Retired Military
We are a young retired couple, who both served in the Canadian Armed Forces for almost 25 years and with our children grown we are now enjoying being able to travel extensively.
We will be travelling from mid July through Northern Ireland and The Republic of Ireland until late September 2019, before heading south for the winter.
After retirement we spent 10 years travelling around the world during our long winters, and for the last 5 years we have augmented our travels, to slow down, by house sitting in places like Malaysia, Thailand, Anguilla, Bequia, Spain and England, and we have enjoyed it so much that we have decided to try it full time for the foreseeable future. So we sold our home in Victoria, Canada, last year and are now enjoying full time travel/house sitting.
We are animal lovers who have always had pets, and enjoyed their company. Travelling makes having our own pets difficult so we would love to look after yours.
We are in excellent health, non smokers, and basically homebodies who prefer our evenings in.
Our lifestyle is very active, scuba diving, sailing (we owned a racing sailboat), hiking, and biking. Martin speaks passable French, and German and Louise is working on learning Spanish. We are extremely trustworthy, dependable, honest, friendly, tidy, and very much enjoy being around animals.
We have always taken every opportunity to travel, even when our children were very small, and now that we are free to do so often we prefer to settle in and get to know a place as opposed to travelling through as a tourist, and house sitting provides this.
The feeling of belonging to a community, getting to know some fabulous people, learning by immersing ourselves in other languages, enjoying lovely settings, and great companionship with your pets is what we enjoy.
Our pets have always been family members and a priority for us, as is taking very good care of our own home, which we enjoy sharing with others, and it would be lovely to sit for others who feel the same way.
In the past 30 years of marriage we have purchase and renovated on our own 4 homes from top to bottom, including the landscaping. This has given us the skill sets needed to deal with most common household issues as they arise.
We are of course very diligent when it comes to duties and will follow your instructions to the letter.
We enjoy the company of all animals and have in the past taken care of cats, dogs, rabbits, fish and horses. Velcro our last cat was with us for 17 years and required twice daily needles for 7 years and extensive care in the last few months, which we happily provided, so we are comfortable providing additional medical care to elderly pets.
We are both comfortable driving a wide assortment of vehicles including motorcycles, ATVs, manual transmissions etc, and will arrive with international licences.
As we are new to this platform we only have a few of our reviews from the Aussie house sitters site and our time in Australia, but I have included our website below, and can provide dozens of other reviews upon request.
So if we might fit your needs please contact us:-)
Website & FB page link available upon request.