Caring and patient, with experience of cats and dogs. Responsible, tidy and non-smoker.
Happy to walk our dog, about twice a day, and to keep her company. Also to keep an eye on our cat and play with him occasionally.
Feeding, walking and brushing our small dog, Poppy, (Westie/bichon frisé cross), 7 years old, who is friendly, affectionate and loves company. Two walks a day, plus taking out before bedtime.
Feeding our cat, Siri, nearly 3 years old, keeping him company and playing with him, especially when he can't go out. He is very affectionate and likes to play and be cuddled. Keeping an eye on him, letting him out and getting him back in at the end of the day.
Checking them both for ticks and fleas, plus occasional brushing. Both Poppy and Siri are rescue animals, are very good-natured, get on well and play together.
Keeping the house generally clean and tidy. Watering and little maintenance jobs in the garden, e.g. dead-heading.
Our house is a roomy, comfortable village house with small garden, on the edge of a small village in a rural area of the Limousin, 10 mins from larger villages with shops, supermarkets. Our village has a boulangerie, an auberge and part-time post office. We have bikes that sitters could use.
Beautiful area, lakes and hills. Lots of lovely walks, with canoeing and horse-riding available, also lakes close by with beaches for swimming. Many tourist attractions such as chateaux, caves, gardens, etc.
Easily accessible from A20 motorway or via airports in Brive or Limoges. Nearest large town is Brive, about 40 mins' drive.
Sitters would need to have a car, as the bus service is very limited. However, there are train stations only about 6 and 12 kms away.
Our cat, Siri, who we rescued when a tiny kitten, can be a bit shy at first, but afterwards is very affectionate. He goes out and about during the day but we keep him in after dinner/before dusk. We have a micro-chip reactive catflap which Siri uses, as well as the doors. He's usually quite good about coming when called.
Poppy, our dog, loves people and company, is very affectionate and loves walks. She gets on well with most dogs and is generally quite obedient.