Somehow, our two and a half months in Mexico and Belize have come to an end and we’re shocked that we fly out on April 1st, tomorrow! Over the past few months, we’ve been giving you little hints and mentioning that we’re going somewhere fantastic for our first pet-sitting job with Trusted House Sitters. Our subscribers were the first to know, but now it’s time to tell the world where we’re off to!
“Where?” you ask…
We’ve landed the ultimate dream job on the Caribbean Island of Grenada!
We were sitting in the courtyard of our hotel in Shiraz, Iran when the email came through. We wanted to scream “YES!” through our computer when we read that we were asked to come to Grenada, a place we had been talking about visiting for a long time. Our stomachs fluttered and our hands shook as we wrote back the home owner. She wanted us to take care of her beloved pooch while she leaves on holiday.
We were both so excited that I think we came off a little bit too anxious. We said a lot of things like “can you confirm?”, “we’re waiting for your response”, etc. Which may be a turn-off for a potential home owner, especially one who lives on a very slow-paced, chilled-out island in the Caribbean.
Luckily for us, after some back and forth emails, she agreed that we were the perfect candidates to take care of her pup!
Typically with house sitting jobs, you take care of a pet as well as a home. In this case, the home owners have a resort with 5 cottages right on the beach. Instead of looking after their house, we will be given our own private cottage with kitchen! The owners are also providing us with a vehicle, kayak, peddleboat and snorkel gear.
Our duties include: loving and walking the dog, Spare, bringing our garbage cans up to the top of the hill for garbage day and doing some very light gardening near the house. Of course, we will be working on our website while we’re there. It’ll be the perfect break from travelling around and we should be able to get lots of work done.
This job is a bit different from most because we are doing a split-shift. We sit from April 1 – June 9, then have 7 weeks off, and are back from July 29 – November 3 (ish)
We’re still not sure what we’ll do during our 1.5 month break, but we’ll either stay on the island or possibly go somewhere in Central America.
Where do you think we should go on our “break”?
The excitement is just oozing from our pores and we can’t wait to get to the island, meet our new furry friend and see our home for the next little while. We’re both looking forward to unpacking – something that we haven’t done in about 9 months.
Stick around for loads of stories from this pristine island, information about house sitting, and of course, pictures and articles about our new home and four-legged companion, Spare!
As usual, there’s about a 4 week delay in publication on this website, as we are trying to get all caught up on our journey through Mexico and Belize. To keep current with what we’re up to, make sure to follow our Facebook Page and Twitter Page.
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