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Living Our Zany Chosen Life…

Thanksgiving is over, can you believe it? Nevertheless, we continue to think about just how grateful we are for so, so many blessings. Our continued good health. Two beautiful. strong, and independant daughters who are amazing Moms to 5 smart, funny, beautiful, awesome grandchildren, each with their own strengths and talents. Family members and friends… Continue reading Living Our Zany Chosen Life…

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A Visit With A Few Furry Four Legged Friends

You may know by now that Bev and I love horses. Everything about them is majestic, to us. They are pretty big, huge in some cases, yet their eyes are usually gentle. They move with such grace while starting and stopping on a dime. We find everything about them beautiful. We are blessed to have… Continue reading A Visit With A Few Furry Four Legged Friends

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Who Said John Wouldn’t Enjoy This Journey?

From the very beginning of our traveling adventure, many of our friends and followers wondered “How is John about this?” Close friends thought, and some actually said, “he’ll be back in 6 months”.  This public display of skepticism is my fault.  On many occasions (more than I care to admit) you would hear me say… Continue reading Who Said John Wouldn’t Enjoy This Journey?

Animals, Dogs, England, House Sitting Pets, house/pet sitting, living like a local, Living Like Locals, long-stay travel, Senior Travel, Travel, Uncategorized

30 Years and Getting Stronger

Yesterday was our 30 Anniversary. Why we had been telling everyone it was number 31 is anyone's guess. John keeps telling people that he knew his career in banking would be short-lived because he couldn't add. Oh, well, we think thirty pretty great. Hover your cursor over the image to read the caption.   Anniversaries… Continue reading 30 Years and Getting Stronger

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Todays Walk, Routine or Enchanted?

Today we went on a walk with Pilot, Nancy and Angus, a beautiful black Labrador, owned by the son of our new friends, Andrew and Susan Meehan. Our dogs had never met Angus before. We were understandably a bit cautious as, our dogs, especially Nancy, can be a tad territorial at times. Not today! Everything was… Continue reading Todays Walk, Routine or Enchanted?

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Hello North Curry, England

North Curry -- Cornfields and Hay fields as far as you can see in just about any direction with cattle and sheep grazing, surrounded by a small village, filled with warm, friendly, and helpful people, and a couple of funny, cuddly dogs and a cat. This is what we love most about House and Pet… Continue reading Hello North Curry, England

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Ireland- How We Loved 40 Shades of Green, Bold Heather, Thick Fog, and lots of Rain.

Our first trip to Ireland was full of excitement, anticipation, beauty, 40 shades of green and history. Oh, yes, and plenty of laughing. We asked friends for advice on how to best attack this storied land. Dublin, Galway, Limerick, Adare,, Dingle, Killarney, and Cork received the most votes. So we decided to spend four days… Continue reading Ireland- How We Loved 40 Shades of Green, Bold Heather, Thick Fog, and lots of Rain.

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Bev and John take a Break from the Joyful Rigors of Pet Sitting

Even International House & Pet Sitters need an occasional break. After all, there is stress and wear-and-tear to recover from after weeks of the rigors of walking dogs and feeding horses. During the eight months ending May 30, 2019, we visited 21 cities in 6 countries. In 2 of those countries and 8 cities we… Continue reading Bev and John take a Break from the Joyful Rigors of Pet Sitting

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Let the Pet Sitting Begin – Three Months in France, wonderful pets, country, homes, and homeowners

Spring color in the village park where it was easy to imagine it to be a backdrop for painters, picnickers and general frolicking . Following a 9 hour flight from Bangkok to Paris, and a 2 + hour train, we were greeted with a touch of spring in Valence, France. With one night at a… Continue reading Let the Pet Sitting Begin – Three Months in France, wonderful pets, country, homes, and homeowners

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A Day in Crest, France

Of all of our travels, thus far, perhaps the most enjoyable includes walking the dog we are sitting for through one of the small, old villages in the area. It is like a step back in time. Modern conveniences surrounded by old -- old buildings, old services, old ways of doing things. So we were… Continue reading A Day in Crest, France

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Hello Ubud, Let the Yoga Begin!

This is John. It is 7:09 PM in Ubud, Bali, quickly nearing the end of day 2. Thus far, we are having loads of fun. By the way, it is Saturday evening, not Friday as it is where most of you live. We dedicated this three week excursion to Food, Meditation and Yoga. I know,… Continue reading Hello Ubud, Let the Yoga Begin!