House Sit and Dog Blog continues to evolve as I travel New Zealand (and now Europe) as a house and pet sitter. I connect well with the animals and people are interested in the pets I care for.
Housesitting has been my lifestyle for over 2 years and so far I have met, approximately, 8 cats in 2017 (24 dogs in 2016).
Before house sitting I lived in Auckland where my life centred around my family and a career as a corporate accountant. Life brought changes which offered an opportunity to study Nutritional Science and complete a Masters degree in Science.
In 2015, three people inspired me to make a life change. A cousin asked me to house sit for a month in September, another cousin reminded me that life is short and we had better get on with what it and the third person was a colleague who had taken an extended holiday for an adventure. My contract with Auckland University ended in August 2015, my house was rented out and I headed north as a house sitter.
The journey involves people, animals, places and lots of time. It involves adjustment, management and flexibility. Also, for me it unearthed the questions of what am I supposed to be doing with all this time and opportunity? What do I really like to do? While I am looking for the answers I am finding I love to walk the dogs and I like to hear people’s stories and what is important to them. I love dance, running, colour, simplicity, science and food.
My name is Karen, come join me on my travels through New Zealand and further afield.