Returning from the AT last winter, the idea of signing a lease, or even making a ‘permanent’ home seemed impossible. Having work obligations around Seattle, we found a grand solution – house sitting. I love it – it’s like getting to see a portrait of people’s lives, the way the envision themselves – expressed through funky or nostalgic tchotchkes, beautiful and/or totally inappropriate furniture, wild book collections, pleasing artistic arrangements and collections, and most interesting of all – beloved pets.
Since January we have house sat for over 14 residences. Here are (just a few) of the cats I have loved:
Two of our favorite fellow travelers – Chulapa (de Madrid) and Cow’s Head (studying for his PhD in Chapel Hill, NC). It’s a pleasure to meet these people – discovering their kindness, humor, and intelligence. This make more clear people’s voices sometimes garbled by omnipresent urban white noise.
Thank you for reminding us, friends…