lovely home owners. Thanks for your time in reading this!
offering myself as a home/pet sitter, it is my goal to exceed your expectations
and wildest hopes, and allow you to come home to zero surprises (except perhaps for good ones).
home will be filled with loving peaceful energy and relaxed, happy,
'cared-for-like-you-would' pet/s if you have them. I have an unending
abundance of love to shower upon them.
have vast house & pet sitting experience and have been called the 'Quintessential'
House Sitter both for my ability to bond with and care for precious animals as
well as my common sense and experience in caring for homes and precious
belongings. I can supply outstanding references upon request.
I am a middle age retired professional (retired from a 30+-year career as a psychotherapist) but I am also an international seminar leader, storyteller, and corporate trainer and still work when I feel called to.
Currently I am finishing the script for a documentary I am making about truth and our western "culture of deceit" and its ramifications for us and future generations as well as the planet. I am also writing two non-fiction books.
While I do this, I am looking for a change of scenery to help with my creativity... a place both peaceful and inspiring with furry creatures to love on & communicate with, and nature close-by. I am hopelessly in love with nature and the beauty of our planet.
I am an avid traveler and have lived in many different places (Guatemala where I opened and ran a free health clinic for the poor, Japan, Jamaica, Australia) and in seven different states: Pennysylvania, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Indiana & most recently for 25 years on an island off the coast of Seattle Washington where I owned my own luxury waterfront Mt. Rainier view home before selling it after my dogs passed, since then I was free to travel more, and teach abroad.
I am very active and young at heart and look much younger than I am.
I will be writing from home, so would be near constant company for your loved fur friend/s.
My favorite things in the world are to give and to laugh. I have an
insatiable curiosity and a lust for life that doesn't quit. I am an avid music, theatre, dance and art lover too.
I lead a non-toxic life and strive to leave
the softest footprint on this amazing planet as possible.
I don't smoke and am not a partier, maybe have 2-3 glasses of wine per year (yes, per year) but am still fun. I'm kind of a bit irreverent, awake, and am fairly accomplished at reading between the lines and hearing between the notes.
For the care of your home and pet/s you should know that I am competent and trustworthy on all counts. I was taught that one's word is truly all they have to give and I am good to my word and commitments.
I have an extraordinary amount of life experience and am pretty much unflappable.
If unexpected emergencies arise either in your home or with animals, they will be handled with calm and equanimity.
Having been a home owner (two with large built-in pools) I am skilled at home/pool/hot tub maintenance, and
possible house issues.
I am not a vet but had training in medicine and I know a lot about animal health, sickness and care as well. I know
how to recognize when an animal is in stress, with even the most subtle of
cues. I have so much empathy that I actually feel what they feel. I know that a
change in patterns, behavior or even a slight appearance change can be a
communication, and I pay attention.
have had dogs (Mastiffs and Shepherds in recent decades) and cats, and
chickens/ducks/goats/fish/birds/hamsters/miniature pig and rabbits in my life. I had a
200 acre farm in Virginia and later a small 5 acre farm on Vashon Island where I had, and got to love all manner of animals.
have cared for cats and dogs with cancer and elderly animals. I consider it a privilege and
honor to be the caretaker for our animals as they age.
Giving meds or injections is not an issue for me.
care of your home, please know that I respect your belongings and actually know how to exquisitely care for, and live with them.
You will NEVER find me setting a wet sweaty or hot glass or dish on your wood
furniture, nor throwing a wet towel over an item that could be damaged from it,
or blocking vents, or burning pots, or... . I have lived with my own 100-150
year old family heirloom pieces (all in storage now) and they are in pristine
condition, as my relatives knew how to care for things, and this was taught to
I have house and pet sit in different countries (USA, Jamaica, Australia, Canada) and have loads of house/pet sitting experience in Vashon and Seattle. Some were only for a week and others were longer term, a month or more and most were repeat assignments.
I so appreciate the time you took to read my profile and hope to hear from you if you think we may be a fit or would like to know more. Please know that I am happy to give any and all information requested, it is a bit difficult to know what to write in these profiles so feel free to either write or call and ask away. 206-765-8059
Thanks so much for your consideration and great luck to you in your search. I truly know that should you choose to work with me, your loved pet/s and you will be over-the-top thrilled with my performance.
and rampant joy,