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Pet loving retired Australian couple

ID: 3sj

Name:

Kate & Howard

Is / are:

A couple

Age group:

55 plus

Profession:

Retired

Preferred locations:

All the United Kingdom (full regions list)

Reply rating:

5 stars

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Hi, we are a retired Australian couple currently living in Chiang Mai, Thailand and travelling the world to see as much as we can before it's too late (for us!). In 1986, Howard retired from the Royal Australian Navy after serving 20 years to take up a role in the corporate world in Sydney. Kate was already in that realm and in 1988 we both decided on a tree change. We purchased a 220 acre property in rural NSW and spent the next 8 years farming, both beef cattle and dairy. Needless to say we had plenty of animals to look after. Not only cattle but horses, cats, dogs and occasional goldfish. After selling our farm we turned to bookselling opening 2 bookshops in local towns. We continued with this for 15 years before deciding it was our time. Three months later we were living in Chiang Mai! We have now been here for 3 years and use it as a base for our travels. Incidentally, we love living in Chiang Mai.
Over all these years a constant in our lives were our pets. Mainly dogs and cats and whilst on the farm, horses. Kate has been an avid rider for most of her life and at one stage owned 4 horses.
Our last two dogs were rescue pups, one of whom in particular had been badly treated and was very frightened of men. She was a Ridgeback cross, a gentle soul and very timid. She went, in the space of a few weeks, from being terrified of Howard to being his lapdog (or so she thought).

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