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Peonies Pyrenees Puppies Graduation

They are all spoken for and have joined their new forever homes this weekend. Peonies Pyrenees Puppies have brought tremendous love and cuteness to Hunkapi and every person that has been touched by them will miss each one. In the true spirit of Hunkapi, we celebrated these babies yesterday during a private graduation celebration attended… Continue reading Peonies Pyrenees Puppies Graduation

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Another Farm Fit Day at Hunkapi Farms

Our day at Hunkapi Farm begins early, mostly because of the heat in Arizona. This time of year it can get up to and even over 110 F so we like to get the horses inside and stalls cleaned before it gets too hot. The video below will give you a little taste of what… Continue reading Another Farm Fit Day at Hunkapi Farms

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The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Hardly Affected Us…How?

As many of you know, we have been full-time Traveling Pet Sitters for the past four years. We have happily done 30+ 5 Star pet sits in 5+ countries and traveled to 5+ other countries in between sits. This is a great gig! Along the way, we learned a few things about ourselves, what we… Continue reading The Covid-19 Pandemic Has Hardly Affected Us…How?

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The Streets of San Miguel de Allende

San Miguel de Allende is such a vibrant city. The color, the art, the music, theater, and the food are magical. But, what makes this city truly stand out is it’s people. John recently participated in a three day Street Photography course. The images speak volumes about the variety and vibrancy of San Miguel. A… Continue reading The Streets of San Miguel de Allende

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Street Art in San Miguel’s Guadalupe Neighborhood

Mexico is known for its color -- homes, clothing, murals, fiesta costumes, ceramics, food, .. the list could go on and on. San Miguel de Allende elevates this art of color while it's neighborhood of Guadalupe takes it to an entirely different level. Street Art in Guadalupe is more professional than we have seen in… Continue reading Street Art in San Miguel’s Guadalupe Neighborhood

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Feeding The Hungry in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

We are truly blessed in so many ways: We get to travel the world while caring for other peoples pets. We stay in some really beautiful places and homes. We learn new languages. We learn about different cultures and food. We make new friends. Our current pet sitting assignment has taken all of the above… Continue reading Feeding The Hungry in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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San Miguel de Allende – For The Love of Dogs, People, and Food

You all probably know by now that we love pretty much everything about food. Shopping for it, preparing it, and of course, eating it is one of our go-to pastimes. So, when our friend Donald, who lives with his wife Kate and adopted pup Pee Wee here in San Miguel de Allende, invited us to… Continue reading San Miguel de Allende – For The Love of Dogs, People, and Food

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Christmas Magic in San Miguel de Allende

Saturday was one of those magical days that we have learned to expect since being on the road. When we began our travel journey we greeted acts of genuine kindness and hospitality with suspicion. We were certain that perfect strangers never (or rarely, at best) invited another stranger into their home. Things like that just… Continue reading Christmas Magic in San Miguel de Allende

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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?

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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!