We are planning two vacations from Nov 20-30, 2015 and Dec 23, 2015-Jan 5, 2016 and are looking for a house sitter to care for our four cats. Ricky, TomTom, Gigi and Deli are littermates and will be 4 in Feb of 2016 birthday. They are all very affectionate and playful. We are also in the process of toilet training them, which hopefully will be complete before we leave on our trip.
The primary responsibilities are caring for our cats, feeding them twice a day, playing with them, and monitoring their toileting - which involves giving them treats for using the toilet and flushing the waste away. We have a Roomba robotic vacuum cleaner, which does a great job of keeping the floors clean. We have a few houseplants that need to be watered once a week. Since it is winter in MN, there will not be any need for yard maintenance. We do have a long driveway that may need to be cleared of snow. We have a gas powered snow blower available for this.
Our home is a recently renovated two story house with two bedrooms and two baths. The main living area, kitchen, master bed and bath are upstairs, with hardwood flooring, granite counters, and a gas fire place. The downstairs has a family room with a gas fireplace, a bar, and the guest bed and bath. We are in a quiet suburb, about 8 miles from downtown Minneapolis. There is a lovely nature preserve with trails for walking located near our house and we are close to many shops and restaurants.
If you don\\\\\\\'t enjoy cats, this would not be the house sitting job for you! It will be winter in MN, and while we will make sure the driveway is plowed before we leave, if we get snow, you may need to blow off the driveway and the steps down to the mailbox.