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Lisbon Portugal 2022

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Right in the heart of Lisboa in Portugal lives this amazing little Sausage, "SAM"

 

This house sit is currently in progress... so please do call back in a few weeks to view more photos of Sam and to read the owners comments

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Meet Floki and Tricky, my company and walking partners in a village neighbouring Mortagua in Portugal

Set at the end of a quaint village,  50 mtrs from forest with miles of tracks for walking cycling etc is the home of Floki,  a 3 year old, energetic mix breed and Tricky, a nine year old Estrela Mountain Dog

The location is 20 mins from lake and an hour from nearest beach and also just 45 minutes to Coimbra

What the Owners have said: 

We are very lucky to have found Anthony,

Communication were excellent prior to house sitting even popping over to meet us and of course the dogs,

Also during the sit had pictures and videos sent daily giving us peace of mind,

On our return house was clean and tidy better than when we left,

We will definitely use Anthony again and can highly recommend.

All five stars.

Trevor and Heather

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Corregal do Sal – Portugal

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Three beautiful felines ... Piet, Cato and Coco in Central Portugal

Nico and Elsje have taken a few week to discover northern Portugal and Spain in their newly built camper leaving behind these three adorable cats, each with their very own, unique personalities.

Piet
Cato
Coco

 

Carregal do Sal is a small village located in the middle of Portugal about 55 kilometres east of Coimbra with the Serra do Estrella (The tallest mountains in Portugal) and the beach approximately one hour away.

The home I’m caring for is on the outskirts of a very traditional rural Portuguese village.

As well as the company and welfare of these three wonderfully affectionate cats, my responsibilities was to oversee the watering and maitenance of the owners spectacular botanic garden. Indeed, among the mass of colourful flowers, orange, lemon and fig trees was an particularly well laid out and abundant vegetable beds with everything growing from lettuce, tomatoes and courgettes to delicious strawberries.

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Ervedal – Central Portugal 2022

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With the spectacular backdrop of the magnificent Serra da Estrella mountains in central Portugal, this very unique "Off Grid" Dome Home experience is shared with one of the most personable cats that I've had the pleasure to care for.

 

Mikel and Evan welcomed me into one of the most rewarding and memorable house sitting experiences that I have had the pleasure and opportunity to experience.

Their amazing “off-grid” GeoDome home is located in a spectacular scenic valley overlooking some of the most picturesque views of Central Portugal’s Mondego river.

Their home is also situated within easy access to the character filled townships of Oliveira do Hospital, Tabua and Seia with an opportunity to also explore the magestic Serra da Estrela, one of the highest mountain ranges in Continental Portugal.

From the ambient burbling of the adjacent waterfalls, the unending harmony of musical chirping from the abundance of birds to the spectacular kaleidoscope of colour created by the ever-changing landscape of flowers, you are truly immersed in nature (not to mention immersed in Super Comfy beds with zone control heating).

Despite also being super eco friendly this Dome Home has all of the mod cons and furnishings one could need including washing machine, a chef’s kitchen with microwave, oven and all the usual appliances. If you’ve ever heard of the term, “Glamping”, this is “IT” on steroids !!! A huge sturdy tent, reminiscent of a stage set from Cirque do Soleil with magnificent views, nature and all the creature comforts of a wonderful home/hotel.

However, the real bonus of this assignment was the constant entertainment and company provided by Lidl.

Lidl is a very funny, smart and extremely affectionate, playful black rescue cat with as much character and personality as the home in which he resides. His hilarious antics and constant appreciation of your company made every day a total delight. I will also long remember the many cosy evenings with Lidl curled up at my feet in front of the roaring log fire.

Last, but by no means least is the generous hospitality provided by my hosts Evan and Mikel in order to ensure my comfort.

From the very first contact, I was made to feel very welcome in this unique home that they have lovingly created.

 Upon arrival, Evan took the time to explain and demonstrate all the essential features of managing the day to day running of the dome home whilst Mikel ensured that the entire neighbourhood were aware of my arrival by adding me to their local community Facebook group. This resulted in the meeting of an incredible group of new friends with whom I look forward to remaining in contact.

Then, of course, there was the opportunity and challenge provided by my hosts in the form of a list of favourite local eateries to which I feel I adequately served justice during the time of my enjoyable stay.

In summary. Evan and Mikel went above and beyond to ensure my ultimate comfort during this stay with Lidl at the Dome. I recall enquiring about where I might source and pay for some additional firewood for the log fire and, presto, the very next day a new load of wood arrived with their complements.

Nothing was too much trouble for Evan and Mikel and their generosity was sincerely appreciated. 

I certainly will fondly remember this remarkable experience and would whole heartedly recommend this opportunity to all nature lovers who may be fortunate enough to submit an application when next Evan and Mikel require the services of a reliable house and pet sitter.

Thank you Evan, Mikel (and Lidl) I look forward to our ongoing friendship and, hopefully, an opportunity to take care of your incredible home should a future opportunity arise.

Anthony XXX

What the Owners have said: 

So Anthony has a nickname of Guardian Angel in our house, as he had quite an introduction to meeting me!

...15 minutes before he was due to arrive for a walk through of the house and the animals I fell down my back steps and broke my back!

Anthony insisted to drive me to the hospital to get it checked out, which I finally agreed to and this lovely soul not only drove me all over town to different doctors offices but he also then drove me an hour into the city to the main hospital (once we had established my back truly was broken) and he patiently waited outside the hospital for 5 hours! We didnt get home until 11PM that night after 15 hours of driving me around and waiting for tests etc etc.... so to say I was grateful for his presence before he even did the sit is an understatement...

Besides that very crazy story Anthony truly is the Gold Star for Pet sitters and House sitting. He listens very closely to all of your needs and requests and follows them all, he sent us gorgeous photos of our property and our furr baby while away.

He checked in every week with us to let us know how everything was going and ask how my back was healing! We came back to a beautiful clean house and very happy kitty and an EXQUISITE home cooked meal!! He takes house sitting very seriously and it means a lot to him that the pets and their owners are happy and well taken care of.

Count yourself very lucky to have him apply to do your sit as he truly is the creme de la creme of THS!! Thank you again Anthony and look forward to seeing you again!!

Mikel and Evan

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Close to the medieval town of Óbidos, Portugal, on the banks of the Lagoon,

This sit assignment was shared with two delightfully mischievous kittens (Ottilia and Lavinia) and one super cool rescue pidango dog, named Frank.

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Cascais - Estoril - Portugal

Cascais is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th century exiled kings and spying during WWII. These secret and underhand negotiations were played out in the grand casino, while the prominence of Europe’s ousted royalty, gave the area an air of prestige and refinement. This reputation for exclusivity continues through to today; found in Estoril are fine dining restaurants, world-class golf courses and the largest casino of the Iberian Peninsula.

 

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Milan Italy

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Milan, Italy. Not only the fashion capital of the World, but home to Buffy, a gorgeous and most beautifully natured Doberman cross.

With picture postcard snow over Christmas and the beautiful Buffy, this assignment has certainly has made for a most memorable house sitting experience.

 

What the owners have said:

Let me cut to the chase: Anthony and Fátima are incredible humans, and Buffy misses them dearly.

I feel very lucky to have met these new friends, and both Buffy and I sincerely hope they will be able to return soon.

When I talked to Anthony for the very first time, I could tell his chief concern was Buffy’s wellbeing; throughout his many weeks staying in Milan, this concern showed. Buffy got a lot of exercise as she accompanied Anthony and Fátima around Milan (thanks again for the great pictures!).

When Buffy’s nail broke, Anthony let me know right away and got her to a non-urgent veterinary appointment to have it removed.

Both of them clearly adore Buffy, and the feeling is mutual.

I enjoyed hearing Anthony’s spot-on impression of Buffy’s whining, and watching Fátima and Buffy embrace was extremely heartwarming.

I would also like to mention that in addition to returning to a clean home, I found that several kitchen items had been replaced, replenished, or even added—far above and beyond what I would have expected after telling them to go ahead and eat/drink anything there.

Most importantly, Buffy had clearly connected to them, and is looking forward to another adventure with them in the future.

Thank you, friends—please come back sometime,

 

 

Adam and Christine

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San Luis de Sabinillas – Spain – October 2020

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San Louis de Sabinillas is located in Southern Spain in Manilva on the Cost del Sol. It's a beautiful fishing village steeped in history about an hours drive from Gibraltar

 

 

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Sáo Martinho do Porto – Portugal – September 2020

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Estoril - Portugal

Estoril is at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a region infamous for 20th century exiled kings and spying during WWII. These secret and underhand negotiations were played out in the grand casino, while the prominence of Europe’s ousted royalty, gave Estoril an air of prestige and refinement. This reputation for exclusivity continues through to today; found in Estoril are fine dining restaurants, world-class golf courses and the largest casino of the Iberian Peninsula.

 

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Coombabah – Gold Coast – Queensland – 2019

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2 Character filled PitBull sisters were my company for two weeks.

For this assignment, I am in a beautiful home that backed onto a gum tree studded national park. 

With scenic bushland walking trails leading to the spectacular Coombabah river, it was a delightful location to care for two fun loving Pit Bull Terriers sisters named Sasha and Lulu.

Whilst related, Saha and Lulu were actually like chalk and cheese!

Lulu was a rocket, always full over energy and totally committed to chasing her ball whilst, on the other hand, Sasha would prefer to be dragged on the end of her lead upside down and determined not to participate in the exercise of a walk.

 I likened Lulu to an untiring thoroughbred race horse with speed to mach, whereas Sasha, more like a Christmas pudding!

None the less two very loveable pups who simply enjoyed company and cuddles.

 

Here's what the owners had to say:

 

 

 

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Sanctuary Cove is a gated community and town in the suburb of Hope Island in the Gold Coast area of Queensland, Australia

 

Sanctuary Cove is a completely self-contained residential environment with its own shopping centre and entertainment facilities. It also many of the facilities of a holiday resort, such as boating marinas and golf courses and is one of my many favourite Australian places to be.

It is also home to Mittens and Lily, two very adventurous felines, some gold fish and a beautiful black Labrador named “Java”.

My hosts Jen, Steve, Sam and India were wonderful and ensured an amazing basket of goodies as a welcome to their lovely home which is a beautifully renovated “Queenslander”.

The Queenslander house is a classic piece of Australian architectural design with its distinctive timber and corrugated iron appearance.

                     

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We feel so lucky to have met such a positive, caring, consistent and energetic force that is Anthony!

What a joy to meet him and feel instantly relaxed about sharing our home and our pets.
A truly thoughtful person, Anthony communicates superbly and reassuringly.
His cheerfulness and relaxedness rubbed off on the pets and returning home was like returning to a friend..we shared a cup of tea before Anthony travelled to his next homesitting.
With such incredible life experience, Anthony is truly a fresh of breath air.
Thank you Anthony for being so wonderful to us and our pets.
It was such a privilege to meet you, and I hope next we go away that you will be free to come back if you choose.
We all will miss you and you deserve nothing but the best life offers.
Warm regards,
Jenny , Steve, Sam and India

Sanctuary Cove - Gold Coast - Australia

Sanctuary Cove - Gold Coast - Australia

Jenny, Steve, Sam and India

 

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