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Love and the Best Cuddles Ever! Joyfully

ID: 741

Name:

Heidi

Is / are:

Female

Age group:

55 plus

Profession:

Writer/Voice Actor

Preferred locations:

All the United Kingdom (full regions list)

Reply rating:

5 stars

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Love Goes Round; Joyfully, Playfully, Responsibly, Meaningfully..all with a Good Cuddle for your fur babies (or your scaly slimy reptilian ones)!

{Because if the current state of affairs, I am in Europe housesitting and I don't see getting on a 8 or 10 hour flight to fly and return to the US until 2022. If things improve and there is a vaccine developed before then, I'll return and update my profile to reflect any changes)

Meanwhile, I look forward to calmer days

Life has changed for me, as of 8 days ago.. My closest companion of the last 14 years, Shadow, had to be put down on the Fourth of July.

Shadow was as loyal as a dog, but lived in the body of a feisty feline. He came to me at two years old when the couple who'd raised him feared his agressive need for attention might end up causing an issue with their coming baby.

I could never comprehend that behavior in humans, but as I got to know Shadow, I began to see that they might have been right. It became a regular ritual of ownership, his over me, of course, that each day or two he'd have to climb up to my shoulders and lick my ears. Claim me. Make sure I know that I am his. And, presumably, let all other males in my vicinity know that this person belongs to him.

SHadow was with me through thick and thin, including through and beyond Hurricane Katrina. We moved a total of 21 times in the 14 short years we shared, most of them coming in the recovery time after the storm, when nothing was secure.



Why they want to house sit
Not to go on too long here, as you can imagine, caring for your beloved animals would relieve my deep (shockingly so) sense of loss and loneliness for Shadow. Cats, of course, and prior to Shadow's coming I would have claimed that I was a Dog Person. Now, I think, I would call myself simply an Animal Person.

It occurs to me, remembering happier times, that My Recovery would be aided by a setting that fosters my writing, as well. I am hoping to find a place where I might be inspired to just write and write and work and write some more.

If I were driven by a sense of purpose, to serve the homeowner, and to be driven to provide love, especially, for a home or for animals or for both...I would find succor and fulfilment.

Their experience
I love dogs, all sizes (I used to also exclusively love ONLY BIG DOGS...but no longer! Now, I've been a caregiver for Chihuahuas and Malteses, Shih Tzus and Poms...along with the usual suspects, Golden Retrievers, Bloodhounds, Great Danes, Black Labradors, Bouvier des Flandres, Saint Bernards, Irish Wolfhounds, Standard Poodles, Irish Water Spaniels and Giant Schnauzers.

I"ve also worked quite a bit with horses. I worked at a leading Arabian Horse Farm in Louisiana in the 90s, where I was in charge of halter-breaking all of the colts as well as feeding, walking and exercising two stud stallions and two mares.

Throughout the 80s, 90s and beyond I have, at times, worked as a Western seat riding instructor, wrangler, trail guide and farrier, so you could say I'm fairly comfortable with the equine species.

I've had as my own or lived in close proximity with guinea pigs, gerbils, hamsters and mice, ducks, chickens, geese, snakes, parrots, cockatoos, cockatiels, parakeets, ferrets, goats, sheep, and cattle.

Outside of having my own lovely amazing creatures, I've often cared for those belonging to many others, as listed above. My radius expands always, to include these creatures in my loving embrace and care.

I would be deeply honored should you choose me to care for your beloved creatures, and my heart would beat so gladly to be chosen from among many great potential carers, to be yours.
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Hello and thank you for taking a peek at my brand new profile!

I'm Heidi and I am SO GRATEFUL to have lived a wildly varied life of great adventure! I have crossed the Atlantic on a 66ft sailboat through a tropical depression! I have lived in the Azores and Hong Kong, The Caribbean and a number of cities in the US. I LOVE people and I love to travel.

Teaching Laughter Yoga to hundreds of people has brought me the greatest joy, as yet, though! And I plan to incorporate that with all the modalities of personal development that I have studied in my 'wildly varied' life!

Caring for and teaching Laughter Yoga and other activities to the elderly has brought me some of the deepest fulfilment of my life.

Teaching horseback riding to Girl Scouts in Texas and Louisiana and to a mixed income camp comprised of upper class Manhattan children and inner-city Kids at a Camp in Maine are among the most delightful and fulfilling work with children that I have done.

I have had house-sitting gigs around the globe, including a beautiful condo in Tai Tam, Hong Kong for a realtor friend in the city...I cared for his pampered kitties who were absolutely adorable...as well as homes in New Orleans, one with a wonderful Bouvier des Flandres dog for the headmaster at Trinity School and his wife as well as another for a couple who have long been friends of mine.

I've also lived aboard a houseboat in Sausalito on a three-year housesit, taking care of my friend, Puff the Magic Cat for some old friends. I also managed the rental on the back of the houseboat.

I took care of house and Dogsitting for Lucky the hound dog in Mill Valley, Ca on two occasions! What a pleasure Lucky dog was...he was up there in years but BOY! did he LOVE taking a drive in the SUV and going up Tam mountain for a run-around!!

I also took care of an Appaloosa Horse Farm in Natchitoches, giving the horses their proper feed and medication while the owner and his wife took their lead mare to a show in Texas

With my background in horses through professional experience, I am happy to care for my equine friends and quite good with them! (even if I do say so myself)

Dogs, Cats, Birds, Lizards, Chickens, Gerbils, hamsters, pigs, calves and cattle and B&B Guests! ..I've pretty much taken care of them all at one time or another and would LOVE to give your guests, be they four or two-legged animals the love they deserve while you are away!

What can they bring to the assignment
Dogs, Cats, Birds, Lizards, Chickens, Gerbils, hamsters, pigs, calves and cattle AND, wonderful B&B Guests! ..I've pretty much taken care of them all at one time or another and would LOVE to give your guests, be they four or two-legged animals the love they deserve while you are away!

AS an innkeeper and an activity director, as a teacher and a coach, as a Laughter Yogi...the one thing that drives them all for me is a strong sense of purpose....Service. Bringing love to bear in the pursuit of connection, blossoming relationship and engagement/enthrallment with life for everyone.

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