I am looking for a new place to live for myself and my two cats, PLUS an additional two outside cats whom I have been taking car of since they were kittens.
QR Code Link to This Post
I live in Boise, Idaho, and have been here nine years. I have been a renter for those nine years and have an outstanding rental history.
The reason I am moving is because there is no longer anything here for me. I had been living in Fort Collins, Colorado, and my sister enticed me to move here nine years ago so we could be closer. But she died of cancer 4 years ago.
I am a 59 year old man. I day- trade for a living so I don't necessarily need employment because this is my main source of income. I need an Internet connection, but nothing more. But, aside from day trading, I also have been working part-time as a truck driver for the past 9 years. I work for a company that hauls powdered cement in trailers that are called "bulkers". I am a part-time casual driver, but they keep me continuously busy, texting me a few times a week. So I do have truck driving skills if this makes you feel more comfortable.
I am originally from Northern Illinois, and don't enjoy living in Idaho. The high desert/ mountain environment doesn't appeal to me. I long to be to be where it is greener, has more deciduous trees, a place that has the occasional patch of woods dotting the landscape.
I am currently on a month to month lease, and I fully expect to give my property management company my 30 day notice at the end of May. Obviously I have my work cut out for me because it is very difficult to find a new place from afar, especially when you don't have it narrowed down to a particular town.
My only criteria is that it is a safe place for my cats. I would like to give them an interesting environment to explore, to be sure; a place that backs up to a wooded area, for example, or a place with a ravine near-by, etc. But mostly I just need a place that affords me the privacy to introduce my two outside cats into their new environment. So, for example, a high-density apartment complex without a natural area behind it would not be ideal.
Thank you for reading my post. Please contact me if you think you might have a place where me and the fur kids can relocate to. It's a long shot, but the whole process seems more like finding a needle in a haystack. I just have to keep a keep a positive outlook.
I have long-time family friends who live in Rome.
ps....just to give you more information about the two additional cats. They were part of a litter of kittens that were born in a stack of pallets outside where I work. I fed them every day even on my days off. Eventually I trapped the litter and brought them home. It was in the middle of winter, and I kept them in my garage with the intent of socializing them. Two of them ran off the first chance they got, but two of them stayed, and I was able to socialize them. Having been born outside they continue to live outside (with access to my garage). They are, for all intents and purposes, my cats. The black cat, and the yellow cat are the outside cats; brother and sister. The other two are Rocky and Flower, my own two.