Starting our latest housesitting assignment

LOCATION: Housesitting in Johannesburg, South Africa
WEATHER: Beautiful. Sunny. High 75

Our homeowners left today for their trip to Ethiopia to go hiking. Sounds like an adventure!

We are settling in with our charges – Binks – a huge, gentle Rhodesian Ridgeback.

And Annakin, a little, terrier-type ball of energy.

Before the homeowners left, they gave Binks a good bath…

We have taken care of dogs, cats, birds, fish, chickens, geese, and other animals through trustedhousesitters.com. We can now add “worms” to our resume. The homeowners have a worm farm that we feed with composting materials.

There is a huge passion fruit tree in the backyard that is loaded with fruit. They are just now ripening, so we have been munching on them. There is also an avocado tree in the front yard, but the fruit is not yet ripe. The garden is full of herbs, so I am excited to use them in cooking.

We took the dogs for their afternoon walk, then fired up the grill for dinner.

DINNER: Chicken thighs on the grill with a side of vegetables and potatoes.

BOOKS: “Morality for Beautiful Girls” – another in the Alexander McCall Smith series about the lady detective in Botswana. Cute. 4 stars out of 5.

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