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My hubby our 2 dogs and I are a laid back couple that enjoy learning , explore every opportunity to better our outlook and skills we are open minded an willing to consider new ways to do things and accept a challenge. We left my home town 5 years ago with 60$ a tank of gas, toolbelt, snow shovels our luggage and of course our 2 beautiful fur babies and have worked our way coast to coast doing all types of work from house keeping, snow shovelling, poop scooping to roofing, siding, sophet, facia, gutters, landscaping, framing, insulation, flooring, drywall and taping, paint, trimming etc aswell as mining, cutting, polishing, marketing and selling a rare an beautiful gemstone/ fossil from southern alberta called Ammolite. We take pride in our work while aiming to provide pleasant company and hope to exceed customer satisfaction with both our attention to detail and positive environment we aim to provide. We have personal and work refrences from across the country aswell as many pictures of jobs accomplished. Over the years we have lost contact information for many jobs due to loosing/ breaking phones however we can provide a decent variety of references for different jobs done. Following is more in depth information on personality and behavior trates of our 2 fantastic dogs.
Our dogs are both over 4 years old well trained an well behaved dogs both gentle with kids ( a child can poke them in the eye or pull theyre tail stick they're face an hands right in the food bowl or take a treat from them with no doubts we have been very strict with teaching them how to care for kids they can stick they're hands in they're mouth grab they're tounge etc. Lol they show no aggression just run away as the screaming kids chase them lol ) they are great with people very entertaining, extremely smart with much more potential quick learners for most things they are so full of love, loyal and most importantly a huge part of our family we have accuired a unique form of communication that they adapted to smoothly to help us understand them they go everywhere with us all day an cuddle on our bed to sleep at night, they are completely house trained if u have nice furniture u wish to be dog free let us know right away we will set they're boundaries usually only takes once sometimes they are a bit stubborn, but aren't we all now n then
We truly appreciate your open mind towards the breed of one of our fur babies her name is angel she's a biggerry dog but a gentle baby weighing approximately 100 lbs and wears it well big proud chest an meaty muscles accuired from strictly exercise with a big ol belly any dog lover we have introduced to her she instantly warms they're heart with gentle kisses she does not jump up they will not take food unless you have given it ( I left my cupcake unattended on the dash they're wasn't even a nose print on it when we returned so they got it lol) our little one her name is babygirl she weighs approximately 40 lbs she is incredibly smart we have done our best to raise them close to they're roots trying to give them a life of freedom, choices, and unconditional love as they have with us. We do alot of hiking during the warmer climate they get 2-25 km a day for exercise we have trained them to find us in the coulee, find a gently bring us a rare gemstone called ammolite gently drop at our feet for us to decide. It's the only rock they won't ask u to throw for them they understand its ours. Baby girl will do almost anything for a ball including climb trees an angel is usually the first to try but usually gets wedged in the tree lol we ask that u give them the opportunity to prove they're beautiful souls before asking they're breed as the statics are certainly misleading an with proper training and love most animals can become domesticated gentle family members.
thank u for your time we look forward to meeting an hopefully more we are looking for immediate shelter, any help is truly appreciated
Why I’m on Couchsurfing
Hello my hubby our 2 dogs an I are searching for a unique set up, we are looking for a pet friendly place we can trade partial or full rent for labour best case scenerio they'res lot of work so we can focus on your renovations primarily and on our own time work on our project building mobile mini homes for the homeless we can discuss doing a split prepaid rent receipts and cash. Ideally looking to rent a place with full access to a 1-2 car garage with power so we can store materials and build our mobile mini homes for the homeless it's a personal project we are working on. We are Open to concidering other housing situations however a 2-3 bdrm place with the option and your approval we may be moving my hubbys brother a excellent red seal chef to vancouver from alberta. If theres no garage we need a room/ basement with the availablity to use our saws, drills, and paint etc. We can tarp the room for your comfort if u wish we have lots of experience in many trades i have been training under chris for 5+ years an also have previous experience chris has 19+ years in the trades including but not limited to ,exterior finishing, landscaping, insulation, flooring ( want a unique floor and save on materials? we can inset other materials ex. Adding tile accents on ur hardwood floor without removing the entire original floor or vise versa) we also many different types of trades. Our work an attitude comes highly recommended, we are efficient and give our best in every situation. Please private message us to discuss further details Our dogs are both over 4 years old well trained an well behaved dogs with very unique and outgoing personalities, they go everywhere with us. If u have any questions, comments or concerns about anything please feel free to private message
Music, Movies, and Books
All kinds of music favorite is music with soul songs ur body feels, comedies or action movies an the odd heartwrenching love story. Dean Koontz is our favorite author I also enjoy teenage soup for the soul books and real life stories of heartaches, inspiration, struggles and lessons.
One Amazing Thing I’ve Done
Changed my perspective on the world. We have lived in an upscale beautiful mansion down to the front seat of a beat up Honda civic in February. Along our travels we have met an experianced miracles and struggles u couldn't imagine getting thru. But thru it all I've learned good bad or ugly take the lessons from them all use the positives that can be found in every situation no matter how negative it is to strengthen an teach me let go of the pain it may cause and aim for a better outcome. I was afraid of the homeless now I go out of my way to brighten people's lives no matter how small I take every opportunity given to help however I can. I'm learning to forgive without any resentment or expectations of them making up for things. We've decided to devote our lives to ending homelessness by building the mini mobile homes for the homeless distributed free to anyone in need we are taking the steps to try and ban grocery stores from throwing away anything that isn't actually bad to end people needing to dive dumpsters to survive. We go out of our way to pick up garbage, hold a door open, help push ur car out, change a tire shovel the walkways clothe ppl, feed people, I will give my last cigarette aswell as our change when we make good money we share it with friends and strangers regardless of what they use it for if that change buys u the beer u want to numb the world out for a moment great we hope whatever they need makes they're lives a little brighter or better in some way. Ive learned compassion I never thought possible. I offered a man a cigarette he said fuck off an die instead of anger i was filled with sadness that he's in so much pain he couldn't accept help. I tried again he said fuck off or I'll kill you this still didn't stop me I tried to give him a strap to help hold his stuff together as he was extremely frustrated with it an other life struggles. That poor man couldn't take help he just gave up. A man in chilliwack served in the war years ago he punishes himself by staying outside no matter what. We saw him with ice hanging off his face an hardly moving tried to give him blankets and food he refused. The only way ppl have found he accepted help they would prepay tim horton's in gift cards to assure his coffee or meals are available. We invited a random stranger to stay in our truck with us as we had no home but had heat an a shoulder to lean on she stayed with us 3 days in that time we provided all food, clothing extras like toothbrushes hair brushes medications whatever else she needed with no expectation of ever being paid back. a girl in a similar situation out in chilliwack we met an welcomed with open arms when given an opportunity she stole 60$ an went on her way. At first I was upset felt taken advantage of but I'm glad we were the opportunity she needed to survive that night. Life put us there to help and I hold no anger if I ever see her I want to explain it hurt my feelings but I for give and hope it was what she needed. We would have spent much more on her if she stuck around. Now that I'm an adult supporting myself and surving due to our dedication I've learned a great ammount of appreciation for the hard work my parents an many before us accomplished i notice and am extremly greatful for the sunny/ warm days and grateful for the little things like comfort from the ppl, places and things close to my heart aswell as running water, heat, power, toilet facilities, clean clothes, a warm place to hang out a warm place to sleep a full belly a shower a brush warm dry footwear and much more. Living without all the bells and whisltes as taught me survival compassion strength and has humbled me taught me life is 10% what happens 90% how u choose to deal with it, theres always a lesson an positive opportunity to explore even if ur about to duct tape a box together an use a blow dryer for heat in -40 to survive the night. With this outlook I've gained incredibly valuable knowledge, inspiration and strength that we try to teach an live every day.
Teach, Learn, Share
Take every opportunity given to help harmonize and enlighten the lives that our paths cross
What I Can Share with Hosts
Good company great laughs an stories from our experiences that can make a person laugh cry shudder or inspire and a vast amount of knowledge and skills we love to share
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