Here are our house-sitting pets from 2019!
They are a more conventional bunch this year, with no farm animals – they are virtually entirely dogs and cats, with just one picture there of fish in a tank. Usually I wouldn’t bother adding a picture of fish (the interaction isn’t deep), and there were other fish that I haven’t included, but for our house-sit in London the fish were the only pets that had to look after!
2019 is here! And I'm looking forward to another year with travelling and house-sitting.
I've spent a major part of 2018 travelling and house-sitting around Australia and New Zealand, and house-sitting really means pet sitting, so I’ve looked after many different animals during the year. This picture shows most of those pets (there's a few more odd ones such as some extra chickens and the occasional fish that I haven't added).
We have moved to northern Tasmania for our current house-sit – we are in Trevallyn, a suburb of Launceston. Trevallyn is on a high ridge to the west of the city, and we are on top of that ridge. Launceston city itself is just a few metres above sea level, but up on the ridge we are 130 metres up, so we get great views of the city and the mountains to the east. It’s a great location; and we are only thirty-five-minutes’ walk from the city centre.
When we took on our house-sit in Ireland we were advised that Ringo the cat is a hunter, and he may "bring things home".
Well, after a few days Ringo turned up with a baby rabbit in his mouth.
I'm in Ireland now; in fact, I've been here for two weeks. I'll have more to say about Scotland soon, but for now it's time to introduce Ireland.
We are house-sitting an 1839 farmhouse in Ballycarrigeen Lower, County Wexford, Republic of Ireland. Our charges this time are a dog, a cat, a rabbit, and four chickens.