As a single mother who raised two children, worked full-time, built our home, and cared for many types of animals, I am fully confident I can address any situation that may arise while housesitting. I am very competent when it comes to running a household or taking care of pets.
When my children were young, we were fortunate to live on five acres which allowed us to have horses, goats, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dogs. Living in a rural area also gave me experience with handling the challenges of wildlife such as bobcats, mountain lions, raccoons, opossums, coyotes, spiders, rattle snakes, etc. That said, not much scares me.
While I am just starting my adventure with TrustedHousesitters, I have cared for the homes and pets of many friends and family over the years. Mostly recently, I travelled to Ireland with my daughter to house/pet sit for a month around Christmastime. We had the responsibility of caring for two dogs, two cats, and two chickens. It was a wonderful trip which you can read about on my blog.