DSCN5657-1024It’s hard to beat the unconditional love so generously offered up from a pet.

When people learn about our nomadic lifestyle they often marvel at the things we got rid of, possessions we shed.  Jim and I are both cat lovers and the most difficult part of this gypsy transition was finding new homes where our cats would be loved.  It was a very sad and necessary part of the adventure.

We’ve found a couple ways to fill in that gap and find animal therapy while we are happily homeless.  One of the benefits of DSC_9482housesitting is that people are often looking for someone to look after their family pet in addition to their empty home.  This week we’re doing a repeat housesit with our beloved friend, Linus, a Wheaton Terrier in Venice, FL.  He was so happy to see me as I walked across the yard he nearly tackled me!

We also find great animal therapy in visiting shelters wherever we roam.  Here’s a plug for a few well-run facilities we’ve visited recently:

We’ve enjoyed hours in the cat rooms receiving as much as we give.  Drop us a note if you know of a great shelter along our route as we’ll continue to need animal therapy.

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  1. Hey – next time you’re in the Nashville area you might also want to check out Happy Tales Humane in Franklin. They have a great cat room!