Been with THS since 2018, full time nomadic nearly the whole while until recently when I made the decision it was time to create a new life for myself.
Like some have said, and some know, I have tremendous gratitude for THS and the truly incredible people I have met on my sits and travels. I did not intend any of the events that have occurred to happen. My only real and honest desire was to live a happy peaceful life.
Home and pet sitting was a perfect match to satisfy so many of my needs at the time of my retirement.
So a little history, that first year I became a full timer and was invited to a short 3 night sit in South Carolina in the US, 5 cats one elderly who required subcutaneous fluid boluses. Even though I have decades of experience as a nurse, a cat would be different. The HO assured me if he could do it I could.
I was in Florida attending an event and drove the 4 hours to get there in time for their early AM departure.
I had no idea where this “Yes” would take me.
The sit was uneventful in a beautiful home with amazing gardens that actually had a maze. The people were lovely. An English man and a Brazilian woman who were gracious and kind.
Afterwards I went abroad for over a year but we stayed in touch and soon they invited me back to their new home for an extended period.
They now had two large dogs and 4 cats.
I’ve lost track of how many times I have sat for them now or when exactly they proposed to me that I become their regular person. Yes we took it offline to a private agreement.
Mostly all the sits have been a month or two months long and almost all arranged a year in advance.
We became very good friends. Twice I sat for them whilst they went to Uruguay. I would listen to every thing they told me and I made the decision to relocate.
Today they arrived. Sold their gorgeous lakeside home and moved here with their two dogs and cat. (I love these animals)and these people. So much so that I went to the airport to meet them and welcome them.
The animals all arrived well and it was a most jubilant and emotional meet up.
We don’t know what or where our travels will take us. Yes I am a very sentient person and I am so glad, grateful and happy that I have feelings and care for the people and animals That come Into my life.
I no longer do this to travel or sightsee. I do it because I love it. I love the human connection. I do it because it restored my faith in human kindness. Yep I was jaded.
Had locked my heart and feelings up in a place I couldn’t remember…
But wait there’s more
My Uruguayan HOs recommended a transportation service to help my other HOs with the animals and 4 trolleys worth of baggage. I am building a network, a community of amazing people. This is stuff you can’t find Googling.
Well anyhoo, just wanted to share my joy and happiness and let someone out there know what is possible.
There are good people in this world. Some are right in front of you if you choose to let them in.
Welcome home girls!