Christmas Housesitting 18 – 27 December in Wallingford OXON UK – 1 dog
We are a couple with one dog in a Midsomer Murders location near Oxford. Daisy the whippet is 14 and easy! She loves company, increasingly so as she gets older. Latterly, we suspect she may be declining and we need you to keep a careful eye on her for us while we are away. We can describe her current habits so that you know what is expected and what is not.
FROM OUR PROFILE
We prefer a mature single or couple. Daisy doesn’t really like being left for more than a few hours but she doesn’t need long walks either.
A car is not essential as there is a good village shop with post office and a pub. There is a bus service from the main road into Oxford, Wallingford and Reading.
Is a period cottage – half dating back to 16th Century and an extended half built in 2000. It has a small garden with places to sit. There is also a balcony. The small front garden allows views of the beautiful village green and cricket. Two window seats make the most of the Midsomer’s Murders views. There are 3 bedrooms (one with its own balcony), two bathrooms and a study upstairs. Downstairs has a large kitchen diner on one side of the covered way. A utility room and large beamed sitting room with small open fire is the other side of the house. If you bring a car it’s probably best to leave it outside the house unless it’s small enough to go through our hole in the wall (all will become clear). More than one car should be left in the village parking amenity.
TV and DVD. White goods: dishwasher, washing machine, fridge, freezer, toaster, oven. Central heating. Limited storage space so please don’t bring too much stuff! Our home is comfortable rather than luxurious.
All about Daisy:
Daisy loves having back massage and feet dried after walks. Daisy has coat if it’s cold or wet.
Daily Feeding Routine:
2 handfuls twice a day
half of daily food am around 8am –
half of daily food pm 5ish
Gravy bone treat after walks and before bed! One Dentastix after evening meal
Daily Exercising Routine: She is fine off lead as long as no cats/deer in sight (she’s probably too old to chase either these days!). Daisy expects to be let out in garden last thing (if cold she will need a lot of encouraging ‘hurry up’ instructions) and then happy to be shut in behind kitchen door for night. She won’t get up if you need to go into kitchen in sleeping hours but first person up should be ready to let her out into garden again or short walk on green.
Interaction with other Animals: Daisy loves everyone.
Temperament with Children/Adults
Very good with both including young children
Commands: Hurry up. Sit. Bed.
House Boundaries: Anywhere but sleep at night in closed kitchen. not really allowed up on furniture apart from window seat.
Pet Welfare: fully vaccinated, micro-chipped and spayed.
Medical Conditions & Medication: Daisy has genetic front ankle issue which looks bad but doesn’t stop her running or enjoying life.
Additional Notes: She whines when it’s near food times and can do when simply on her bed – in this case we will supply lose covers and she loves to have her blanket covering her head and all!
If concerned please contact us first to take pressure off any health decision making!