- Howard Retired (89)
- Joyce Retired (66)
- Tish Bomb - our yorkie (7)
Hello from The Great Smokey Mountains, NC
We are a retired couple that moved up to the North Carolina mountains about 11 years ago with all our exotic parrots. Howard is 86 years old and a retired builder that worked in Florida as a custom home builder and also owned a marine construction business doing work for many of the theme parks in the central Florida area. Joyce is 64 years old and worked in the company business for years before getting into exotic bird breeding. She became well known for her beautiful hyacinth babies and sold her training video all over the world. We don't have any birds left now, a sad thing to give up but we do have a little 6.5 lb yorkie that travels with us. Tish Bomb is a rescue dog from a puppy mill and is 5 years old now. She came to us completely untrained but with Joyce's training skills she is well mannered and house trained. She is not yippy like many small dogs are only because we don't allow it. We keep her in a puppy cut. Yorkie's are not known for shedding since they do not have an undercoat and have hair instead of fur. Our community has a leash law but Tish Bomb is trained to walk off leash on our street, something that our neighbors said would not be possible. We understand completely how important it is for you to bring your family pet along with you but ask that you clean up after them respecting our home as we would respect yours.
We are completely open to ideas for exchanges. We love to just visit areas and see new things. In our younger years we traveled the world including Europe. We have exchanged before but not with this club. It was with the vacation exchange club that I don't think exists anymore, and very successful exchange to England, Ireland and Scotland.
Since we are retired exchanges can be at any time for us. We sometimes like to travel with friends and would like the opton to invite them if you are open to that idea. It would most likely be just one other couple.
February 1 — February 28, 2015
We are open to any destination but are looking for a February 2015 exchange in Florida.