View Full Version : looking at houses with cavalier yards/gardens!!

2nd April 2005, 07:56 PM
I'm out in the US looking at some houses and you know what your life priorities are when a key item is whether the garden would be suitable to cavaliers and to cat-proofing so that the moggies would be safe outside. :lol: As a result I always look first at the yard when viewing a house...

2nd April 2005, 11:13 PM
Any good ones yet??

Cathy T
3rd April 2005, 12:24 AM
Sounds like how I buy a car!! Running boards, leather??


3rd April 2005, 12:42 AM
Some possibilities. My mother is doing some checking around on one in particular so we are waiting to see if anything comes of it. And yes it will be a car for transporting cavaliers next!! :lol: icon_drivingcar

3rd April 2005, 01:19 AM
I know what you mean Karlin. The first thought was and is the dogs...yard, flooring etc. I found one acre nestled between 2 farms so the pups can play to their hearts content in the fence I am hoping to have up before I get there.....dreaming of days ahead and only 18 more to go before I hit the road.

3rd April 2005, 01:57 AM
Congrats on the move...and Good luck in the house hunting....Ill pray for low points for ya.

3rd April 2005, 03:07 AM
We're trying to see if we can sort out an arrangement on a house that belonged to someone my mother volunteered with, who died several months ago. An old house in Palo Alto. It needs work but would be extraordinary to get, mainly for the location. The heir is interested in doing this (a direct exchange without realtors and hence saving the commission for the heir) but the executor has to be spoken to. A very long shot I think but it has become slightly less of a long shot in the past 4 hours. icon_crssedfingers We're hoping the ease of the exchange and the money saved as well as no need to prepare the house for the market might be persuasive to all. Of course I have only seen the outside of the house so far!! :lol: But is has a cute little back and front yard; they house is probably 80 years old or so.

3rd April 2005, 09:42 PM
Oh fingers and paws crossed for you Karlin - and good luck for your move Mary too.

we went through all this about 2 years ago, moved from Norfolk to the far NE of Scotland, about 600 miles! Bit of a nightmare at the time, as we were homeless for a while - not funny with three dogs! - but it was well worth it, and we are really happy in our new home.

And yes, the primary considerations were a large garden for the doglets - we have just under 1/2 acre - lots of good walks, ground floor accomodation which would work for the doglets...it's not as if they were the priority icon_whistling

Sending lots of positive thoughts for the house moves!!

25th June 2005, 04:27 PM
Not just me who does this then LOL We've moved twice in five years with hubby's job. Each time my prime considerations were for Maxx and the sort of garden etc we'd have for him :lol:

We've had the house ripped apart since moving in but I would only employ people who liked dogs and didn't mind Maxx sticking his nose in what they were doing - his fave trick was stealing plastic wall plugs from my electricians work box (who luckily, thought it was hilarious), he stole a set of keys from one of the kitchen fitters too - we know it was him because the first place I always look for missing items is Maxx's beds!

We've got laminate flooring right through the house now but paid an arm and a leg for it as we got this wonderful water resistant no slip stuff that looks like wood - well, I didn't want him to slip on it when playing or if he had an accident or have to banish him to another room if he got muddy :lol:

My friend says she doesn't know who's dafter, us or Maxx! :lol:

25th June 2005, 05:24 PM
Any news on the house yet Karlin?

26th June 2005, 12:00 AM
sorry to change the subject guys but i hope you don't mind me asking how many of your cavaliers have had health problems because i'm in the market for one but it seems they have a lot of problems.

26th June 2005, 02:30 PM
sorry to change the subject guys but i hope you don't mind me asking how many of your cavaliers have had health problems because i'm in the market for one but it seems they have a lot of problems.

Why don't you post a new Post topic about this rather than tacking it on to a totally different subject?/ You're more likely to get people to actually see the post and respond.

27th June 2005, 05:05 PM
Hi Nicki -- No luck yet but I have been so busy in the past two months that I haven't really had time to think about houses except trying to get mine ready to sell. I am nearly ready now to do that and am heading out to Calif again shortly to check out houses. My mother is also looking at a few next week for me! My goal is to get all moved by start of September then I'm looking at about 2 years in the US.

27th June 2005, 06:56 PM
Sorry to hear you've been so busy - fingers and paws crossed for the house hunt for you.

It would be good if you could get in by Sept so that you can be settled and sorted for the Winter.

Keep us posted, sending positive thoughts that the right house will be out there for you

5th July 2005, 04:09 PM
Karlin - do you have an agent out here? We were looking at the market for a short time and got a recommendation for a good agent if you're interested.

Hope the hunt is going well!
-rory's mom.

5th July 2005, 07:46 PM
Mom is working with two, one in Davis and one in Sac; but thanks for that kind offer. I'll be out there and looking during next week. I am also weighing up renting, if you know anyone who would rent for a year or two to someone with two dogs and a couple of cats in Davis! Very responsible, I can even provide Davis references.

7th July 2005, 04:47 PM
Sure. You're looking for a house? There's lots of rental options in Davis - being a college town and all. I'll keep my ears open. You're thinking September? A lot of the stuff for Sept is pre-leased because of students.

If you have time while you're here, we really sh ould try to meet up! I mean, you're going to be in Davis! I'll PM you w/ my phone. :D

7th July 2005, 07:04 PM
I probably won't be able to connect this time as I'll be with my mother, but if I'm back looking again on my own, I could. It's a frustrating experience -- just don;t know what is possible to work out but I think it will be very difficult to rent with my dogs and cats. I'm weighing up various options on what to do including inctead coming out for a month or two each year instead to stay with my folks.