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Dogs

Here are all of our posts that include Dogs:


Not Just Another "Snickerdoodle"

August 10, 2019

Meet Ted! He is a 12 year old spoodle, and he reminds us a lot of puppy Monte (Monte being a spoodle / cockapoo mix). I fondly refer to such ginger, curly pooches as “snickerdoodles” - to cover all…

On the Road to Taranaki

August 04, 2019

We welcome the Kerikeri owners home and enjoy a lovely dinner with them while catching up on their trip, our time in Kerikeri and the antics of Paris and Monte. After savoring the last walk with…

Weka Weka

July 24, 2019

Weka! Not a kiwi, but we will always remember seeing it here in New Zealand with Emma. Terribly exciting! It is on one of our last days before Emma’s departure. After visiting the local farmer’s…

Paris, Monte Carlo, Bay of Islands, Abbey Road

July 19, 2019

And EMMA! Life IS good here in Kerikeri (pronounced keeri-keeri by the locals)! Between Paris and Monte, the dogs, and Emma, the daughter, we are busy. Paris may be little, but she definitely rules…

Kerikeri

July 09, 2019

Our new charges, Paris (the little 9 year old white Maltese) and Monte Carlo (the 7 month old cockapoo) watch their folks depart, but not before they all throw us a July 4th party with hamburgers, hot…

Moving On from Dunedin

June 30, 2019

Such loveable faces! Dogs, donkeys and chooks - oh my! After nearly 3 months in Dunedin, we leave with mixed emotions. We have become attached to these critters and will genuinely miss their…

NZed Facts and Food

June 20, 2019

All is well and everyone is healthy on this little “lifestyle block”, as it is called here in Dunedin. Fun fact, the city is known as “Edinburgh of the south” and the name comes from Dùn Èideann, the…

A Quiet Week

June 09, 2019

Being able to walk out your door for a long hike just feels better environmentally than getting in a car to do it! Week 9 starts off with us exploring the “track” at the dead end of our road. It…

"Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da"

June 02, 2019

“Life goes on”… When I was a disgruntled teenager, I remember my dad answering my complaints with the quote, “Life is full of heartache, sorry and disappointment.” Not what a teenager wanted to hear…

Farewell Lucy

May 27, 2019

We never expected to experience such a sad day here in New Zealand…

The Hard Bits

May 26, 2019

Our 5th and 6th weeks in Dunedin bring change and challenge. We recognize that when you house / pet sit for multiple months, life happens… Before we get too far into the thick of it, Tim and I hear a…

Dogs, Donkeys, Chooks and Trains, Oh My

May 05, 2019

Week 4 in Dunedin is busy! First and foremost, in regards to our primary objective, animal care 101 continues smoothly. I am gradually learning what food scraps these chooks prefer - turnips not…

Dunedin Week 2

April 15, 2019

We are getting more and more comfortable in this house and with our animal roommates - waking up less often wondering “Where are we?” and feeling less inclined to exclaim to one another “WE ARE IN NEW…

Dunedin Week 1

April 06, 2019

This is it! We arrive at the Dunedin house which will be our home for the next 3 months. As we have experienced with all of our past house / pet sits, initial nervousness is quickly calmed once we…

A Repeat Visit to Jenner

February 08, 2019

Hanging out with “Bodega” is as good as it gets! “Bodega” or Bo is a dog whom we have cared for multiple times. This visit is our second to his folks new home in Jenner. We began our relationship…

A Long Northwest Weekend

July 28, 2017

Looking for a long weekend getaway, we search through requests on Trusted Housesitters and apply for a house / pet sit in Washington State. Accepted! We can visit some friends in Poulsbo while there…

Kentfield

March 17, 2017

We look for another house sit close by where we can still work and juggle our home responsibilities. We are grateful to be accepted in Kentfield with 3 cocker spaniels. Julie has the opportunity to…

Exotic Bali

December 01, 2016

The kids have miraculously grown into adults. We treasure family time spent together all the more. For this Christmas holiday, we orchestrate a 5 week family vacation in Bali. Tim arrives first in…

Bodega Connections

August 03, 2016

“Bodega” is very special to us. Shortly after we meet in Santa Barbara, Tim and I take a road trip up to Northern California. Being Aquatic Biology majors, we decide to drive through Bodega Bay where…

Tucson Business Trip

February 25, 2016

Tim has a business meeting just outside Phoenix. We consider securing a house sit in the area and are lucky enough to connect with homeowners in Tucson. They have 2 dogs and 3 indoor cats. Julie can…

Different Kinds of Horses

February 12, 2016

We enjoyed our first house sitting experience so much in Utah that we have secured a second one. It is very near our home and we can keep up our local work schedules from here. This also keeps the…

Written by Julie and Tim McGee who live in Sonoma, California, USA and frequently elsewhere...