Our Own Piece Of Paradise with Patsy & Clyde – Urenui – NZ – 16th Oct to 5th Nov 2019

We contacted Patsy and Clyde’s owners while we were on our first house sit in New Zealand in August. We were very pleased to be accepted for the sit straight up from our first email. Arriving the night before we shared a lovely meal together and got to know Patsy & Clyde a little better before driving their owners to the airport early the following morning.


For the whole duration of the sit we were kept amused by this pair. It was like having two small children in the house at night. Clyde would spend the day outside and come in at night, spend a bit of time with us in the lounge room and then take himself off to bed. Patsy would stay with us in the lounge and when we retired would also take herself off to bed. They slept in their own little baskets next to each other on their owners bed.

Ocean View
Mountain View

The owners built themselves a beautiful home here many years ago with a spectacular view from every window. It really is a piece of paradise and we enjoyed our time here so much. They are mostly self sufficent growing their own fruit trees and vegetables as well as keeping chickens. Of course this meant that we had an ongoing supply of produce and fresh eggs.

Getting Aquainted

Our daily walk with Patsy was to the letterbox a two km round trip. Along the way we had the company of the cows if they were in the top paddock as well as the owner’s sheep that they share with the neighbour.

Daily Walk To The Letterbox
Patsy Relaxing

Responsibilities Included:

Feed/Water Patsy & Clyde

Daily Letterbox Walk for Patsy

Security of the home/Mail Collection

Feed & Water for the 9 Chickens

Mowing of the Lawn