Category: California House Sits

House Sitting Dogs in Los Gatos

How It Started – As we often have overlapping house sits, I left Jim in Sonoma a day before that stay ended to start our next one two hours south in Los Gatos. I arrived at 7:00 am, a few hours after the homeowner’s departure for their flight to Hawaii.

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House Sitting Two Cats in Sonoma

Our First Time in Wine Country! But first, we had to dance a little jig – meaning I leave early from Ojai, and Jim follows later in the day since the dates overlapped a bit. As arranged with the homeowner, I arrived a few hours after their departure.  It worked because we had two cars, had …

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Returning to Shangri-La

For a House Sit in Ojai! After our four-month journey around the western US, we were back in Southern California for an extended period. It was the longest either of us had been away from Los Angeles – ever. It was nice to be in familiar territory again. We had spent more time in Ojai …

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Leaving Shangri-La – Farewell to Ojai

Well, At Least for a While – Yes, another return visit to Ojai with the two Shih Tzu ladies. What’s great about return visits is you know the home, the pets, the neighborhood, and the homeowner is less nervous about the situation because they know and trust you. Clearly, the learning curve is shorter or …

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Cat Sitting in Shangri-La

Ojai is Not a Large Town – But we didn’t realize just how small it is until one day we realized we kept waking up there, day after day. Given its size is there any reason we would keep landing in Ojai when all we’ve done is bounce around everywhere else? We remembered that all …

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