Greetings! I recently retired after 40 years service with the U.S. Department of Defense. I love people, animals, and travel and I am honest, responsible, outgoing, independent, flexible and caring. I love exploring new places especially when art, theatre, music, architecture or nature are involved
I've loved animals as long as I can remember --my earliest childhood memories involve raising an injured baby pig on a bottle and raising a baby rooster the neighbor's children no longer wanted. I've found that I can be intuitive with animals. In the past couple of years, on two occasions, I've been able to alert friends that their cats were behaving oddly such that they got them prompt medical care.
I grew up on a farm where I helped raise our dogs, pigs, and goats. I've successfully cared for the pets of family and neighbors including dogs, cats, birds, fish,
iguana, and hermit crabs. I also help care for 3 neighborhood stray cats (I had them spayed so we aren't adding to the feral population:))).
I am financially independent, own my own home, and I'm pretty hands on with home maintenance and yard work.
I'd like to house-sit to better experience a new place. Currently, I'm most interested in sits in France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, Canada, and the United States but would certainly consider other locations. Surprises often present the best adventures. In/near the U.S., currently most interested in the Hamptons and Woodstock NY; Charlottesville, Lexington, and Staunton VA; Asheville and Beaufort NC; Charleston SC; Key West FL; New Orleans LA; Hawaii and Puerto Rico. I would not be interested in remote locations.
I have attached references from two long term friends/neighbors regarding my character
and qualifications. For info, I had extensive background checks for 40 years for work. I have criminal background checks from both the Virginia State Police and the FBI that I can provide .
Virginia Beach VA