Professional, mature, reliable
48, Manager of Domestic Cleaning Company
I am a reliable, independent and responsible non-smoking lady of *mature age* from Melbourne who would love to mind your house and pets whilst you go off on holidays, and enjoy yourselves, knowing that your four-legged children are getting lots of walks, cuddles and are being loved and probably very spoiled.
I was a personal assistant to four barristers and worked in the city for more years than I care to say (let's just say I started work in the city before there was a casino!). Over the last few years, I established a freelance typing business which I still have, whereby I receive digital dictation from barristers by email and transcribe these jobs from home and return by email.
I have recently embarked on a whole new career direction - co-Managing a domestic cleaning company, I work three days a week and have the ability to work from home, so I can be home during the day for pets who require full-time care.
I am quite the homebody and love to cook, watch a good movie and enjoy having a nice warm furry companion to snuggle up on the couch with.
As a child, growing up on dairy farms all around country Victoria, I had many pets. I think of all of them I would have to say that Daisy the Jersey Cow and Snoopy the red Cocker Spaniel were my favourites - oh, and Lamby, the orphaned lamb, was lots of fun to feed with a baby bottle and play with. When my family left country Victoria to move to the big smoke we then got involved with greyhounds - one of the most misunderstood breeds, although thankfully the perception has started to change over the last few years. So since I was around 15 yrs old I have had greyhounds as pets - Nita, the most gentle, beautiful natured animal I have ever come across, then her daughter Jessie and her son Clancy. Beautiful creatures.
Over the last few years, I have had a number of friends who have travelled and I somehow ended up being the go-to person to house and pet sit for them and I really enjoy it - sort of like being on holidays all the time. I also love staying in different areas - since moving to Melbourne with my family when I was in high school, I have always lived in the northern suburbs. It's great getting to know different areas!
I am a homeowner, so I understand the importance of taking care of your home as if it was my own. In fact, I take MORE care of somebody else's home.
Through house-sitting over the past few years, I have met many great people and developed great new friendships, of both the two-legged and four-legged variety.
I now rent my own home out and when not on house sits I stay at mum's (which she loves - and oh how I love to be spoilt) or I couch surf with various friends. I have managed to make my car a very comfortable wardrobe/kitchen/storeroom!!
I have a current police check and I can supply references upon meeting and assessing suitability. I can make myself available to meet with you and your pets to make sure the fit is right and that you can go away with complete confidence, knowing your house and pets are in safe, caring and dependable hands.
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