I saw this article in the Sunday Post about someone who was doing homesitting, obviously it was in Scotland, it being the northern newspaper, and it was very informative of what went on in a homesit and how it worked.
When I finished work, I wanted something else, but I wanted to be in control; I could do what I wanted because homesit is a much more relaxed atmosphere and it was more like being at home.
The recruitment process was quite easy actually, because it was very relaxed, very informative, you learned a few things of what they expected of you and what you were expecting in getting from them at the same time.
My husband and I didn’t want to have any pets, because we wanted to go on holidays, have weekends away during retirement and we felt this was my way of getting my fix, because I love animals and I spoil them, dreadfully.
I tend to walk dogs about three times a day if I’m there, because it’s very nice, it gets you out in the morning, gets you the fresh air; if it’s a lovely nice crips morning then it’s beautiful to walk the dog and find the countryside, and there are some lovely walks in the UK.
It’s good fun. I enjoy it because I enjoy the places I go to; the clients are wonderful and I enjoy whether I go in the UK. I always enjoy the area and look to see what there is in the area to go and see what there is to do; make the most of it while you’re there.
I always say to the clients that the dogs will enjoy their holiday. It makes it so much easier.