Kevin and Alicia Shea make it easy for me to refer them for several reasons. I met Kevin while browsing a house sitting forum on www.housecarers.com. It was here that I noticed that he and his wife Alicia live in Massachusetts (not far from our current sit) and had recently been profiled in a New York Times article (please see my November posts for the full article).
I contacted Kevin in hopes he would be interested in exchanging ideas and we have established a rapport these past few months. Alicia designed their website www.kevinandaliciashea.com, which happens to be the best caretaking website I have come across. All that aside, the biggest reason I can give for referring this couple stems from Kevin’s most recent post on the Housecarers forum…
Bob’s favorite thing is to pluck on the window screen in the office. He gets to it by hopping up in the porch handrail, and then strums it so as to tell us, “Hey, open the door!”. So the door valet gets up, opens the door and waits the designated time as Bob slooooowly enters the house. Of course, he then eats a bit and leaves quickly through his cat door.
So, my main reason for referring this couple is that these are the kind of people I would want to be taking care of our home and pets. Kevin and Alicia not only caretake – they establish relationships and clearly enjoy the lifestyle they have created for themselves. Thank you Kevin and Alicia for allowing me to share a bit of your story!
*If you are looking for caretakers in the near future, you can contact Kevin and Alicia through their website, which is listed above and to the right, under blogroll. If you are interested in caretaking, feel free to contact me for ideas and inspiration. Or, If you simply have any questions and/or comments to share, please click the comment link at the top of this post – I love comments!