Hanging out with the critters

Yes I am petsitting... For a dog, cat and guinea pig. It's been interesting to say the least. However I love animals and it's nice to have them in my life again even for just a short time. I did petsitting for nearly five years - I started six weeks after I lost my beloved doggie in 2005. The first gig was rather sad as I kept calling the dog by my dog's name and then getting all teary....but I've looked after some great animals and well some not so great....or should I word it nicely and just say unforgettable! I think I could write a book on that chapter of my life! When I gave up my car it made pet sitting a bit more difficult and then when I started working temporary full time it just made it almost impossible. The two year break has been good and not sure I am keen to pursue the local petsitting thing on a regular basis...

The long term plan is to do some "long distance" petsitting. I am hoping to take care of a friend's dog in Chicago this fall...a way to see my friends before and after their trip, hang out with a very sweet dog and also explore Chicago at my leisure. I sure hope it works out. I am hoping with my network of friends worldwide to get into this more and more and hopefully for longer stretches of time once I finally stop working. (whenever that will be...) A way of hanging out with animals and experiencing North America and hopefully Europe/England like a native...

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