48, Freelance copy editor
Hi there! Hope you're staying safe and healthy!
A few years ago, I decided to become a nomad pet sitter in order to explore some new places, take care of animals, and save the money I'd otherwise be spending on rent. I've worked full-time as a freelance copy editor for over a decade, so my occupation allows me to be totally mobile--I can work wherever there's a desk (or kitchen table) and an internet connection. I'd like to become a homeowner in the next few years, and this platform has helped me make some effective strides in that direction. It's also brought some delightful new pups, cats, and humans into my life!
I grew up with cats and dogs, and since my parents typically brought them into the house as a result of my doe-eyed begging, I was made responsible for their care from a young age. Before hitting the road with the help of Housesitters America, I took care of friends' (and strangers') homes and pets on a regular basis--not a month seemed to go by in which I wasn't walking, feeding, and cuddling someone's dogs or cats, whether for a week or just a weekend.
I enjoy getting around town on foot and by bicycle (although you might want to know that I own a dependable and lightly driven car), vegetarian cooking, reading, and all sorts of physical activity--running, hiking, yoga. I practice meditation every day, and your pups and cats would be welcome to sit or curl up next to me and show me how it's done. I'd say my lifestyle is equal parts physically active and serene/quiet. I do enjoy keeping my living space--and yours--in order. Since I cook every day, I keep my kitchen clean and tidy, and the same would go for your kitchen as well as the rest of your home.
My references can attest to the warmth, responsibility, and playfulness with which I've cared for their animals, as well as to the quality of my communication with the homeowners themselves. I'm comfortable with the full range of pet personalities, from independent to mischievous to cuddly.
If you'd like to get to know me better, I'm more than happy to video chat or talk on the phone. (And if you'd like to read many, many more reviews of me, feel free to visit my profile at Trusted Housesitters--just ask me for my profile-specific link, and I'll send it your way.)