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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 company and being part of their daily routines. But to see the pure joy with which Whistle greets his folks is heartwarming.

We know that the sign of good sitters is to depart with basically NO sign that you have been there. The house is clean and tidy, and the animals routine will continue unchanged. After stepping into the homeowners lives, we now step gracefully out having had the privilege of living in their home and loving their furry and feathered family.

We wholeheartedly agree that for our first long term sit, we could not have had a better experience. We have had rich cultural experiences in Dunedin, clear and valued communication with kind and generous homeowners and the companionship of loved animals. There have been ups and downs, rewards and challenges. For us, this has made a travel adventure a true life experience. We are grateful!

On to Kerikeri (by way of Wellington) for our next housesit adventure…

Sweet boy Whistle

Lovely lady

Donkey kisses

Remembering Lucy

Thank you for the eggs!

Sandy beach moments with Whistle

The dynamic duo - Travis and Hoti

Our last Dunedin sunrise

Time to move on...

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