House and Pet Sitting in Beautiful Ajijic
Our house sit in Ajijic has ended earlier than we expected. There are still so many things we want to do and experience so we plan on coming back in the very near future.
We arrived at the end of April during what was turning into a very hot time. In fact, May is considered the hottest month of the year (not like Canada where July and August are the hottest). June brought the rainy season for which Ajijic is famous as it freshens everything and turns the mountains and hills a lush vibrant green.
Ute is a very interesting woman who has travelled the world. This time, her trip was taking her to Germany and Canada.
Her home in Los Sabinas is in a small condominium complex and contains many interesting artifacts from her trips around the world. The house itself is very comfortable with a great kitchen set up – a full-size stove and fridge with an ice-maker, wine cooler, several small appliances, and lots of cupboards and counter space.
Two courtyards are filled with many beautiful plants and garden ornaments. There is a little tree that produced these small oranges. I tried getting the local name for them deciding they were like a kumquat or similar. I ended up making marmalade and we loved the tangy/sweet taste.
Ute has an excellent selection of books on the history of Mexico and my husband spent many hours reading about the past and the founding cultures to what it is today.
The complex has a very big swimming pool and gym which we regularly used as well as a hot tub, and clubhouse.
The Pets – Loxzie and Milagro
Loxzie is a beautiful female cat with soft fur and blue eyes. Milagro (which means Miracle) is a male grey and white cat with big paws. They are approximately 2 years old and are rescues. Both love lots of attention, are very affectionate and would make themselves comfortable wherever we were – the computer desk, sofas, bedroom, and the courtyards.
When they weren’t looking for attention from us, they would hunt in the backyard – we rescued bugs, geckos, and even birds from their quick paws and mouths.
Milagro especially liked to help ‘unpack’ the bags after our visit to the Tuesday organic market.