Well, Im making a decision to leave the place Ive called home for 26 years! Im looking for a new home for myself and my Happy 3 1/2 year old Labrador Retriever which needs to have a safe, enclosed yard or patio with sun/shade, attached. My present home is just too expensive for me! Also, I have two horses boarded at a wonderful Bay Area Barn and I want them to stay where they are already, safe and well fed, with their friends. So, Im searching for a new home for myself and my 3 1/2 year old Labrador for approx $1200/ month Rent with bath, eating area (can be shared) and bedroom as well as a safe completely enclosed yard, or attached patio for my best friend. A bit of storage is nice but not imperative. I also paint professionally, landscapes, animals, and paintings from my imagination, so a space to paint is hoped for! (I clean up after myself) it doesnt have to be a huge space at all.
Im interested in rural, burb or quiet town primarily. I was born in Minnesota and have been in the Bay Area for decades, I went to Palo Alto High school "in the day!" My grandparents lived and worked in Berkeley so Im practically a Bay Area Native. Im a College Teacher, of 20 years in Art History/Studio and am also a professional Artist. I have an interest in writing novels one of these days, and love nature. I can help with the garden when needed! Ive tended a garden here for over 20 years with fruit trees, palms and flowers while nurturing song birds and humming birds. A small shop area or space with some natural light would allow me to continue to Oil-paint pictures of horses, landscapes, people and imaginary scenes- most of all, Im neat and careful with my materials. Im friendly like to laugh but also quiet overall and love privacy, for painting, working, daydreaming and writing and Ill respect yours as well. In other words, Im a self-reliant responsible adult with communication skills, though being an artist and educator, I might talk about the life cycle of the monarch butterfly sometimes or Contemporary Painters or Pets. : ) if you are in the mood. I can be trusted with property and to clean up after my Pet. Im employed and teach online these days, Ill be considerate and regard any Covid concerns you may have.
My 3 1/2 year old Labrador, is neutered, trained, experienced with young adults above 14, has a cat friend and they chase each other so he may be ok with some cats. He likes people and children but might jump up to give them a kiss (hes been trained not to but some people talk to him and he wants to say hello) so experienced dog lovers would be best to live with. He might chase a cat at first until he knows them. If you have a medium to large sized dog he will probably love to play with them, in the secure yard, he has had many dog friends he loves. Hes a sweet, happy full sized "yellow" (Cream) labrador so the fence or patio/courtyard needs to be secure so he'll be safe. Please like the Labrador breed with their fun-loving disposition, energy and playful happiness! Thank you!
Though I often get up early for work, I would honestly say Im not a natural morning person probably because I like to write in the evenings or sit outside in the afternoon. However a good cup of coffee and Im on my way. When my Pup and I are settled into our new home, thanks to you, I can go see the horses and know they are getting the best of care, where they are. I cannot keep my current too-expensive place and board the horses where they are, at the same time any more, so Im the one who is moving with my Dog.
Thank you for your assistance and any leads or ideas you may have also! Please Message me or email [email protected] Ill post my phone number as well ASAP so you can contact me, Ive probably left out information to be succinct. I could move into most areas of CA for the right place, examples include: Here in the East Bay (including Alameda and Berkeley) where my job and education has been, Contra Costa county, south to Woodside, Los Gatos, La Honda, Carmel, Santa Cruz, Aptos, Half Moon Bay, Monterey regions, Big Sur, all coastal areas and the regions around them country or town. Also, the peninsula inc. Los Altos, Palo Alto, Portola Valley,La Honda, Mountain view etc. San Mateo County and San Jose. North to Bolinas, Marin, Petaluma, Sebastopol etc. for instance. East to Napa, Sacramento, Dixon, Yosemite and Tahoe, The rivers and lakes where we can swim (water dog) such as the Russian River. Farther than that Im still interested! Thank you : ) Susan and Dawg