Saturday, June 1, 2019

Properly Probed And Buying Produce In Portugal......

It was early on a Saturday morning in Portugal, as I stood in line behind another women in the medical clinic. I was a bit perturbed to see only one receptionist behind the counter since the check in process was taking forever. Just then two more women wearing scrubs bearing the clinics logo on them walked in the front door and went behind the counter. A thin, young woman with her hair pulled back sat down beside the one who was checking in the patient in front of me. To my surprise she leaned over to the working receptionist and gave her a kiss on each cheek before logging onto her computer. Another younger girl went behind the desk and stopped to greet both of her co-workers with double kisses as well. 

I had to smile as I realized that this was not a doctor's office in the US, but here I was retired at an early age and living my life happily in Europe. 

Since the receptionist was expecting me she looked at me with a smile and said in perfect English, "you are next and I'll be with you in a minute." 

An older gentleman wearing a bright green golf shirt and jeans walked into the room to join his wife who was already sitting down. Almost like he was greeting a room full of people he already knew, he said a loud, "bom dia," or good morning, to everyone in the room. Everyone looked up and replied before going back to what they were doing.

Soon the receptionist who was also the nurse moved from behind the desk and called me to follow her into the exam room. I was just there to have blood drawn for routine, fasting lab tests. This was the office of my new gynecologist who I met for the first time the previous day.

Do Not Remember IF Any Gloves Were Used Here

Since we left the US almost 8 years ago we have seen doctors around the world, when needed. While it's never easy meeting with a new doctor it's even harder when we are not sure whether or not they speak English. Even while living in Panama for 5 years with a decent understanding of Spanish we still preferred to see only those doctors that spoke English. And having lived in Portugal now for just 9 months our language skills are still in the early stages of development. While we both feel confident that we CAN get our point across in Portuguese, our listening skills still need 

As the nurse escorted me into the exam room the prior day to see the doctor, I was a bit nervous. I did know the nurse from the front desk spoke decent English and if needed I knew that I could summon her for help, I thought to myself. The older, gray haired, cute, little gentleman sitting behind the desk greeted me with a handshake and a smile. He was Dr. Estêvão Ferreira, which translates to Stephen. Here in Portugal doctors seem to be called by their first name with the word doctor or doctora for females added as a prefix. "

Dr. Estavao Ferreira, OB GYN

"Bom dia," I said to Dr. Estêvão who replied back with the same. "Estou aprender Portuguese e nao falo ou compreendo tudo. Fala ingles?" Translated this means that I am learning Portuguese and don't speak or understand fully. Then I asked him if he spoke English? He said that he speaks a little English and we agreed that I would speak a little Portuguese and he would speak a little English.

Unlike doctors in the US in other countries the doctor's typically enter all of the patient information into the computer. He asked the normal health history questions and pecked away at the keyboard using two fingers until finished. He escorted me to a small, corner of the room draped with a curtain for privacy and handed me a gown to change into. The gown was merely a paper wrap skirt that closed with Velcro to cover me from the waist down. I was instructed to keep my shirt and bra on for the exam. 

Then he informed me to wait until his assistant came into the room before climbing onto the exam table. The table was a chair with stirrups that tipped backwards, leaving me a bit on my head upside down for the exam. He performed a normal pap test and then proceeded to perform a vaginal ultrasound. This was NOT something that was routinely done at any previous Gyno appointment ever.

As part of my health history I informed the doctor that I had a full hysterectomy in Panama about 7 years earlier. Since one ovary was left intact he wanted to go in and view it for some unknown reason to me. With the help of the ultrasound he was able to locate the ovary and said that everything looked good.

He then printed out two photos of my insides, yes my vagina from the inside out, including the photo of my ovary. Later he presented me with these photos in an envelope to take home with me. Unlike healthcare in the US, in other countries there are NO patient charts kept in the office. Instead all tests, x-rays and such are given to the patient to keep.

At the end of the exam Dr. Stephen shook my hand and said, "muito prazer," it was nice to meet you and sent me on my way. The total for one hour of the doctor's time along with the two in office tests came to 165 euros ($185). Since he is in network with our health insurance we paid just 16.50 euros, and the insurance will pay the other 90%. When we see an out of network doctor we have to pay the full amount upfront and later are reimbursed 80% of the total cost. 

And if you're wondering about our health insurance cost, we pay around $250 per month for BOTH of us to be on this policy. It also covers us in other countries when we travel, including the US.

Next we had to go to a nearby private hospital to schedule my routine mammogram, which here will be a digital mammogram along with an ultrasound. Again I am not sure why he scheduled both, since there are no problems, just routine checkups. Perhaps that's the way they do things in Portugal? Also had to schedule a routine bone density test to be done.

We took a "senha" or ticket with a number on it and waited for our turn. The receptionist spoke no English but we understood what she way saying and managed to schedule both exams rather easily. One is scheduled for this week and the other for later in the month.

After my morning bloodwork I was starving and needed coffee so it seemed like the perfect time for breakfast out. Since this is Portugal we dined outdoors at a small café, overlooking the bustling market. Eggs, bacon, toast and coffee for just 4.50 euros each.

Next we bumped elbows with the locals as we took in the sights, smells and culture of all that surrounded us. We shopped as the Portuguese do at the daily fruit and vegetable market. While I admit that we usually are too lazy to go out of the way to the market, it's easier to buy our produce at the large grocery stores. Add to that the best produce can be found early in the mornings when we typically are working out at the gym. But since this was Saturday, our day off from the gym,  and we did need plenty of produce, it was the perfect opportunity to indulge. 

Praca de Fruta, Caldas da Rainha, Portugal

This Market is Open Everyday Here

And boy did we indulge in the succulent strawberries, fresh apricots, juicy peaches, cherries, oranges, bananas, and plenty of veggies too. A quick stop along the way at a nut kiosk for some sesame seeds to grind up for homemade hummus too. The price for all this stuff was less than 20 euros, and enough to last us a week or two. 

Our Purchases

That Cut Up Orange Thing Is Spaghetti Squash
The Thing Was Huge So It Was Cut Up And Sold By The Kilo
With Small Refrigerators In Europe Much Of Produce Is Stored In Our Pantry

Nearby at a local fish market we picked up some fresh salmon steaks, enough for two meals for around 14 euros.

Fresh Salmon

Our two grocery bags were so heavy with our purchases that we decided I would stay with the bags while Clyde went to get the car. 

Later in the day we stopped at a local Chinese store to pick up a shopping bag on wheels that are commonly used and seen throughout Europe. Our next trip to the market will be easier with our purchases in tow.

Grocery Bag On Wheels For Just 10 Euros

After a lovely day of shopping and relaxing our sore muscles from 5 days in the gym, we are headed out tonight to dance the night away. With so many choices of things to do here for expats, tonight is just another one of those many events. A dance with a buffet dinner including drinks for 18 euros a person. Proceeds will go to help local families in need of items like clothing and food. 

We are enjoying our new life in Portugal a little more each day. The sun is shining and the weather has warmed up to a balmy 85 F or 29 C. Time to shed the layers of winter clothes, show off our new bodies, and continue to enjoy life in Portugal.....along the gringo trail. 

Pet Sitting Resume

Pet Sitting Resume

House Sit Completed

El Gouna, Egypt
El Gouna, Egypt
June 5th to August 11th
Two Rescued Desert Dogs
Will and Tee Tee
Our Reference letter:
We are delighted to have welcomed Clyde & Terry back to our villa in El Gouna on the Red Sea for their second pet  house sit with us. Our dogs Teetee and Will knew them immediately and Clyde & Terry; knowing out ‘set-up’, where able to settle in immediately too! It was lovely to have our sitter friends back and we had no worries during our 2 months away. On our return we were greeted by happy pets, a wonderfully clean villa and lunch in the fridge. We have no hesitation in
recommending them, giving them 5 stars!

House Sit completed
April 28th to June 1st
Mtwapa, Kenya, Afrika
no animals just taking
care of the home

House Sit Completed

Soumagne, Belgium
March 31st to April 15th
1 dog Pakman
Reference:  It was a real pleasure meeting Terry and Clyde!
Our dog has been really well looked after and seemed to like them very much. When we came home everything was so clean and tidy, a real pleasure!
They even rearranged their bedroom. The fact it’s an attic room made it a little bit difficult for tall people to move around, and they imagined a much more convenient position for the furniture.
Great, guys! It’ll remain that way, so much better! Thank you.
We would be happy to welcome them any time and wish them much fun for their next homesits.
It’s just a pity they didn’t stay a while longer when we returned, we would have enjoyed spending more time in their company, but they still have so much left to discover…
We heartily recommend them as home/dog sitters. Do not hesitate!
Une belle et agréable rencontre. Terry et Clyde sont des gens charmants, ils se sont parfaitement occupés de notre chien et la maison était dans un état impeccable à notre retour. Le chien était parfaitement à l’aise avec eux et les appréciait beaucoup.
Ils ont même réaménagé leur chambre à coucher (mansardée) d’une manière beaucoup plus agréable et pratique. Nous conserverons d’ailleurs cette nouvelle disposition des meubles. Merci à eux.
Nous aurions volontiers passé un peu plus de temps en leur compagnie mais ils ont encore tellement de pays et de lieux à découvrir. Nous leur souhaitons le meilleur et beaucoup de plaisir pour leurs prochains séjours.
Nous serions heureux de les accueillir à nouveau s’ils le souhaitent.
Nous les recommandons sans la moindre hésitation

House Sit Scheduled

Soumagne, Belgium
March 31st to April 15th
1 dog Pakman

Review:  It was a real pleasure meeting Terry and Clyde!
Our dog has been really well looked after and seemed to like them very much. When we came home everything was so clean and tidy, a real pleasure!
They even rearranged their bedroom. The fact it's an attic room made it a little bit difficult for tall people to move around, and they imagined a much more convenient position for the furniture.
Great, guys! It'll remain that way, so much better! Thank you.
We would be happy to welcome them any time and wish them much fun for their next homesits.
It's just a pity they didn't stay a while longer when we returned, we would have enjoyed spending more time in their company, but they still have so much left to discover...
We heartily recommend them as home/dog sitters. Do not hesitate!
Une belle et agréable rencontre. Terry et Clyde sont des gens charmants, ils se sont parfaitement occupés de notre chien et la maison était dans un état impeccable à notre retour. Le chien était parfaitement à l'aise avec eux et les appréciait beaucoup.
Ils ont même réaménagé leur chambre à coucher (mansardée) d'une manière beaucoup plus agréable et pratique. Nous conserverons d'ailleurs cette nouvelle disposition des meubles. Merci à eux.
Nous aurions volontiers passé un peu plus de temps en leur compagnie mais ils ont encore tellement de pays et de lieux à découvrir. Nous leur souhaitons le meilleur et beaucoup de plaisir pour leurs prochains séjours.
Nous serions heureux de les accueillir à nouveau s'ils le souhaitent.
Nous les recommandons sans la moindre hésitation

House Sit Completed

Munich, Germany
December 29th to January 19th
Two Sweet Dogs

Review:  Terry & Clyde clearly really enjoy their lifestyle! They saw more of Munich in three weeks while they were here than we even have in a year :) The apartment was clean & tidy when we returned and they were very considerate upon our return, letting us rest and getting some rest of their own before their trip to India and beyond. Safe travels back to Panama, guys!

House Sit completed

Sarnadas de Rodao, Portugal
December 18th through 28th
5 Rescue Dogs
Left to care for 5 small dogs all with their specific problems came back to find everyone alive and well! Would have preferred to see you both a little longer before I went, and would have preferred if youcould have stayed until my husband got back just in case there were plane problems, but that's probably me being over-fussy. All in all, considering the very basic conditions in our home, I am very happy with the way this worked out.
A very pleasant, easy going couple that I would recommend.
Skills: Pets well cared for, Followed instructions, Home neat and clean, Punctual

House Sit Completed
Canary Islands Corralejo, Fuerte Ventura
November 23rd to December 12th2 Dogs and a Cat

Reference Letter:
We had Clyde and Terry looking after our little friends for three weeks. We had a perfect comunication before the sitting for all the info about how to get to our house and how to look after Mika Lola and Gigia, we have to say that Clyde is super organised. We would have them back to our place any time they want, house was perfetly clean and most important the "beasts" very happy and well cared. All the best for they fabulose abventure aaround the world!!!!

House Sit CompletedHorsham, United Kingdom
November 15th through November 20thOne dog and One cat

Reference Letter:
Terry and Clyde made the effort to pop in and see us before the sit so we had an opportunity to get to know them a little. We were happy to leave them in our home and it was good to have some experienced sitters for our first time having sitters here.
The house was spotless when we got back and the animals seemed very happy and relaxed. Terry had cooked a meal for us which was most kind and greatly appreciated. I would certainly offer them a sit again should the opportunity arise.

House Sit Completed
A wonderful experience in Egypt

Read the blogpost on this house sit
El Gouna, Red Sea Governorate, Egypt
September 8th 2017 Through October 18th
2 dogs and 6 cats (1 indoor cat)
Will and Tee Tee 

Pet Sitting ResumeReference Letter:
What can we say! Clyde and Terry are ‘The’ prefect house and pet sitters. This amazing couple ‘travelling the world pet sitting’ have a wealth of experience and some amazing stories. We felt happy when we skype interviewed them and even more delighted when we met them. We know our dogs and cats were well looked after and loved whilst we took our vacation. In fact we can honestly say that the dogs missed Clyde and Terry after they left! Our villa was also immaculately clean and tidy when we returned home. What more can one ask! In the short time we spent with them before and after the sit, we also know we have made new friends….we are hoping to arrange another sit with them in the future. Have no hesitation in asking them to sit for you.
Kim & Andy Earl October 2017

House Sit confirmed and Completed
Madrid, Spain
July 24th to August 3rd
One Sweet Cat, SwifferOur Review: Clyde and Terry cared very well for my cat Swiffer and gave me news regularly : thank you !

House Sit Completed
Javea, Valencia Spain
July 11th to July 18th
Springer Spaniel "Oatie"
Pet Sitting Resume

House Sit Confirmed and Scheduled
Pobla del Valbona (near Valencia), Spain
July 1st to July 9th
One dog, two cats and a turtle

Pet Sitting Resume

Our Review from this House Sit 
Terry and Clyde are the perfect house sitters. They have a loving way with the animals, kept the house in perfect order - as much as this is possible in our house ;-) , were interested to get to know the city, the area and the customs of Valencia. Being very experienced in this "profession" they also have quite a few stories to tell from their world trips, yet they're also excellent listeners (I tend to tell too much stories...)
Yet they are also able to "disappear into the background" when needed, for instance so we could perform our work during the days we were together.
I can fully recommend them, and would immediately have them back here again.

House Sit Confirmed and Scheduled

Tivissa, Spain
June 12, 2017
2 dogs and 1 cat

Had to Cancel this House Sit
Sorry to say, we had to cancel this house sit due to a medical emergency with Clyde.  Yes, a week before the sit, I had to have a Pace Maker implanted.  I was still in ICU when we were due to show up for our sit.  Would like to say that our Home Owners were very gracious and understanding.

House Sit Confirmed and Scheduled

Alicante, Spain
May 9 to Jun 11, 2017
Three Dogs and one cat

Pet Sitting Resume

Our Review from the owner
Terry and Clyde proved to be resourceful and adapted very well to our
household of 3 dogs and one cat. Clyde fixed our ancient swimming pool
pump and kept it running. Terry is a very good organiser and the house
was left in a clean and tidy manner.  A read of their blog will show
what an adventurous couple they are and they are very experienced
housesitters who are not fazed by remoteness or unusual
locations.Unfortunately Clyde spent a few days in hospital due to a
medical issue but is now up and running again.We have no hesitation in
recommending Terry and Clyde and wish them well.
Margaret, 27 June, 2017
* Tidy
* Organised
* Good at pet care
* Reliable
* Kept in contact
* Friendly
* Handy around the house

House Sit Completed!

Howth, Ireland
April 26th to May 5
2 dogs and 1 catPet Sitting Resume

Our Review:
What a lovely couple and we are full of admiration for their travelling! We got to know them over a few dinners and realised they know exactly what is required from house/pet sits. We left our dogs and cat and knew that all would be ok. We got home to find a very clean house and Terry had done a 'spring clean'
on our hot press/airing cupboard - I walked in and hardly recognised it as it was so tidy! They also cooked a great tex-mex meal for us on our return. The animals were very happy and had obviously been well looked after and Clyde had done a great job keeping an eye on my greenhouse. We will be following their travels and maybe one day they might come back to us again!

Completed House Sit

Edinburgh, Scotland  (sit 2)
Mar 31 to Apr 16, 2017
1 puppy, 1 cat, 2 Guinea Pigs

Pet Sitting Resume

Our Review
Clyde and Terry looked after our house, retriever puppy, cat and two guinea pigs while we were away for over two weeks in April 2017. They did a superb job.
First they are very efficient, contacting us in advance to make handover arrangements. They arrived, as promised, in good time (which mattered as we were headed for a plane to India) and were relaxed and friendly. They listened carefully to our briefing on the house and pets.
While we were away they sent us update emails and posted pictures on Facebook showing the pets playing. On our return the house was immaculate and they had even changed the sheets. Clyde had - on his own initiative - mended the broken dishwasher door. The pets were happy and relaxed and had clearly been looked after.
We recommend Clyde and Terry without reservation and would be happy to provide a reference (email address below).
Gill Findlay and Charles Winstanley

Completed House Sit

Edinburgh, Scotland  (sit 1)
Mar 19 to 28, 2017
1 black lab (Midnight)
1 cat (Neus)

Pet Sitting Resume

Completed House Sit

Dunfermline, Scotland
March 10 to 19
3 Lhasa Apsos and 1 House Rabbit
Pebbles, BamBam and Zeka

Pet Sitting Resume

Terry and Clyde sat for my three dogs and house rabbit. They were all very happy when we returned home and the house was tidier than when I left! Terry and Clyde even visited me in hospital a couple of weeks afterwards as they were sitting in another home in the area. They are a lovely couple and I would have no histation in recommending them to
anyone. I hope they will remain our friends.

Completed House Sit
Maesteg, Wales
February 21 to March 23
3 Dogs
Dave, Holly and HenryPet Sitting Resume
Review for Sit:
We were fortunate that Terry and Clyde were between house-sits so were able to stay with us for a couple of days before we went off. This gave them a chance for us to socialise and get to know each other as well as for them to get to know our dogs and for the dogs to be comfortable with them. Clyde and Terry are very well organised and very professional in their approach to house sitting and it was a pleasure to welcome them into our home. We were able to go away knowing that both the dogs and our home were in good hands. It was obvious on our return a week later that the dogs were very contented and after a warm welcome from them, they went straight back to sit with Clyde and Terry. When we came home, the house was spotlessly clean and tidy and we enjoyed dinner together, cooked by Clyde and Terry followed by cookies baked by Terry with our tea. Thank you both and I hope we are able to welcome you back at some time in the future. Hopefully, our hooligans were not too much of a handful.

Completed House Sit
Princes Risborough, United Kingdom
Feb 1 to 21, 2017
3 Dogs Poppy, Bertie and Barney
Pet Sitting Resume
Our Review:
Terry & Clyde were an absolute delight from start to finish. They regularly communicated in advance of our sit and arrived promptly on the day. A really lovely couple with many different experiences to share! We subjected them to an evening with our friends which they embraced fully. Whilst we were away they kept in touch and posted many pictures on Facebook so that we could see how our dogs were. On return the house was spotless and the dogs happy - Terry has a passion for cleaning! Thank you both - you are welcome to return anytime. Enjoy your travels. Sarah & Guy.

Completed House Sit
March, United Kingdom
Jan 19 to Feb 21, 2017
2 dogs -- Daisae Mae and EviePet Sitting Resume

Our Review:
Terry and Clyde arrived a day before we were leaving, at once we could see our girls were in two pairs of safe hands, making our holiday away so much better. I would have no hesitation in recommending them for any house sit and if they are ever back in our area would love to see them again.

Completed House Sit
Taunton, United Kingdom
Jan 1 to 19, 2017
2 dogs Eric and Buster

Pet Sitting Resume

Completed House Sit
Storrington, United Kingdom
Dec 13 to Jan 1
1 dog BerylPet Sitting Resume

Our Review:
Terry and Clyde were great Housesitters. Our home was well cared for, left immaculate. Our dog bonded with them and was happy and settled when we returned. There was a good level of communication both before and during the housesit, we felt relaxed and confident about leaving them in charge while we relaxed on holiday. Highly recommended, lovely people!

Completed House Sit
Penzance, United Kingdom
Dec 7 to Dec 13
1 dog  Alvin

Pet Sitting Resume

Our Review:
Terry and Clyde house sat for me recently and proved to be a reliable and trustworthy couple. They kept me in touch with Alvin's progress so that i was able to relax knowing all was good at home. I can certainly recommend their house sitting skills.

Completed House Sit
London, England
Dec 2 to 5
two dogs Pixie and Betsie and 1 cat Lilly

Pet Sitting Resume

No Review Given

Completed House Sit

Cupramontana, Italy
Nov 16 to 23
1 dog (Molly) 3 cats Cassa
ndra, Smudger and kitten

Pet Sitting Resume

Home Owner Review:
Terry & Clyde were excellent house sitters. They are very organised and asked all the right questions in order to fulfill our requirements. We were quite confident in leaving our home and pets in their capable hands. We would certainly recommend them to anyone looking for a worry free house sit. We returned home to a lovely clean and tidy house and a happy and content pets.

 Completed House Sit
Rasina, Casentino, Italy
Nov 3 to 16
2 dogs, cats, 2 birds and 4 Alpacas!Our Pet Sitting Resume
A lovely couple who left the place clean and tidy and were extremely friendly and communicative. I felt very cam and confident while they were looking after the house and pets. Thank you Terry and Clyde!

Completed House Sit
Chianti, Italy
Oct 12 to Nov 3
2 chickens

Pet Sitting Resume
Our Review
Among the various replies to our house sitter ad, Clyde and Terry's struck us as particularly promising. Clyde's background as a fire fighter and para medic meant to us that he was a person capable of dealing with emergencies. Fortunately, he did not need to demonstrate his skills! He and Terry were excellent sitters in other ways, however: they kept in touch with us on a daily basis, and left the house spotless. We would gladly have them back any time, and highly recommend them to others. Venere

Completed House Sit
S'ant  Andrea di Sorbello, Italy
Oct 3 to 12
2 cats Tigro and Crash
Pet Sitting ResumeOur Review:
Terry and Clyde were house sitting a few kms from us and were more than happy to meet up so we could get to know each other a little and on another occasion came to the house for supper and met the cats which was very important as one of ours is very nervous around people. We need not of worried, he was fine and when we returned from our holiday he was in the house with them and very relaxed. Our other cat loves cuddles and they sent us a photo of him with Clyde whilst we were away.
We returned to a very clean and tidy house ( just as I left it) and as I said two relaxed happy cats which is all I asked from them.
They kept in contact both before the sit and during proving their reliability and commitment. I would recommend them and would have them back again if they ever return to Italy.

House Sit Completed
La Mita, Italy
Sep 27 to Oct 3
1 shy cat

Pet Sitting Resume

House Sit Completed
Giavera del Montello, Italy
Sep 1 to Oct 3
1 dog Penny, 1 puppy Billie, 1 cat Fred and 4 hens with chicks

Pet Sitting Resume

No Review Given

Bangkok, Thailand August
18 thru 28
1 cat
Pet Sitting Resume
Our Review
We absolutely adore Clyde and Terry! They flew literally to the other side of the world to come and sit for our cat while we went on a long holiday out of the country. While we ended up having to cancel the trip due to our pet's health, Terry and Clyde did come and stay with us and they are wonderful house guests.  They are tidy, responsible and excellent communicators. They are both very practical as well, and with their current travels added to their experience living abroad, they know how to deal with the new and unexpected situations that can pop up when you are in a new environment - like someone else's country and home :)
Additionally, they are just really lovely people. We thoroughly enjoyed our long chats and walks around the neighborhood. We would welcome them back to care for our home and pets anytime, and really hope we have that chance again soon!

Round Rock, Texas
July 1st to July 21st
Jack a chihuahua/dachshund
Pet Sitting Resume
Our Review:
Terry and Clyde were excellent house sitters. They are a polite, eager, friendly and clean couple who are committed to doing the best for your pet(s) and your home. They communicated, via email, with us about a tree branch that broke. They dealt with this problem and utilized local resources to take care of it. We came home to a happy dog, a VERY clean house, a plate of cookies and lovely note. They are a delightful couple who can be relied upon to take care of everything that may come up during a house sit.

Completed House Sit
Ambatto, Ecuador House Sit
October 2015 for three weeks
Taking care of a blue tick hound dog named Jethro
Gotta love that smile of his!

Pet Sitting Resume

Our Review
Clyde and Terry were absolutely wonderful! Throughout the entire process of interviewing via Skype and email and when they actually got here until they left, they were open, kind, and courteous. We were a little nervous if they would like the sit since our area isn't really 'touristy', but their prior experience in South America was invaluable and really helped in every aspect. Once we met them in person, we felt 100%% confident that they were the perfect couple to stay with our (slightly neurotic) hound While we were gone, they kept us regularly updated not only on the status of our dog, but also with their adventures and sightseeing! It was great to see our area through their eyes. We came home to a sparkling clean apartment, happy and healthy dog, and a pot of chicken soup for lunch! It was a wonderful end to a great trip. We'd be more than happy to have them sit for us again if they ever want to head our way in the future!

House Sit Completed!
Parrita, Costa Rica
September 2015 for three weeks
Taking care of Bolle, a german shepherd and Luna a mixed breed

Pet Sitting Resume

We do have a Property of 8000 qm2 ground. We had two Dogs on it, and a big house. We wanted to go to switzerland, as we had to resolve many idems.  Therefore we where looking for a Housekeeping Couple. In Tierry and Clyde Cole we found a mindful, honest, clean Couple.  We left them our KIA Pick Up Car, House with Swimming pool, and two Dogs. We staied away for 4 weeks.
As we came back the car was in good condition, Clyde took care of it and also went once to the Garage. The house was clean and in order. Everthing was at its place, and the dog was happy and healty.  As a house keeping Couple we can recogmend Clyde and Tierry Cole for sure.
They have all what a house keeping Couple should have.
So you really can go away without any worries or dubts. And when you come back you will enjoy even with a bunch of flowers and a clean house.
Cheers INKA & Jörg Moser

House Sit Completed!
Our first house sit!
Ajijic, Mexico on Lake Chapala.
July 2015 for three weeks
Taking care of Everest the cat

Pet Sitting Resume

No Review Given

Pet Sitting Resume
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