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Joanne


  • South Coast

I am a single, non smoking, clean & tidy 52 year old female currently living just out of Geelong. I have 2 boys 18 & 20 years who are now working and independent. We have a cat and a dog that are part of the family. I have grown up with pets and had many through out my life, including several dogs, cats, horses, birds, fish, chooks and guinea pigs. We rent and have rented for many years treating the homes we are in as if they are our own.

I have been looking for ideas for my future where I can work, travel and see more of Australia. I have extensive experience in administration and will look at casual work in the area. I am a MYOB Consultant and have a number of clients I help online, thus it doesn't matter where I am. I also operate a hobby business selling tea gift products at markets and online which I am keen to try new market areas.

I am a responsible, reliable, caring and considerate person who would take care of your home, pets and garden as if they where my own.

I am looking for myself, as my boys are settled here, if having my dog with me is possible I will consider bringing him otherwise he will stay with my boys.

References available.

Joseph & Naomi


  • Melb. NE suburbs, Melb. SE suburbs

We would like to house sit to give us time to get to know the area, figure out where we would like to settle longer term, and help save money towards a house of our own!
We're committed Christians, non-smokers, love pets, are happy to do gardening, and very clean and tidy, enjoy walks and keeping fit. We're sociable and friendly but not party animals, love the outdoors, and are respectful and considerate.

paul & pam


  • Central Coast, Hunter Valley, Rural/Regional NSW, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba & South Eastern, Bundaberg & Wide Bay, MT Isa & N. Western, SA, Northern, S.E & Central

We are newly retired couple doing the round Oz trip in our caravan. Both healthy & loving life. My later working years were spent in the aged care industry. My partner Pam had a successful career in the retail sector and is also a qualified nanny. We are non smokers and police checks can be supplied. As home owners ourselves we can guarantee your residence will be well looked after, along with any and all pets. Also Pam is a very keen gardener. Due to having our Van, we are looking for properties that will accomondate same. We are happy to live in van while looking after your possessions. Just need access to power. Presently in Broome WA. Heading to Nth Territory in June, then into Qld from July.

Lea


  • Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore, Central Coast

My name is Lea. I am in my 60's, young at heart, fit & active. I enjoy healthy eating & clean living. I am a non-smoker & do not consume drugs or alcohol. I am a mature, professional & work from home. I am accustomed to making decisions & efficiently dealing with whatever comes up. I would treat your home as if it were my very own. I am neat, tidy & good with plants & animals. In fact, I have a great affinity with animals & many years of experience caring for/walking domestic pets. I come from a family of animal lovers & my daughter runs her own pet care business in Sydney, Gaia Pet Care, which I assist with. I have a clean driving record, police checks & references. With no pets of my own right now, I find pet/house sitting extremely satisfying. Housesitting also offers me the opportunity to visit places I have not been to before & to care for animals who require the loving attention & affection they are used to from the owners. It would be my utmost pleasure to take good care of your home & pets.

Sandra


  • Perth

I believe in ‘zen and the art of household maintenance’! Tidy and well organised in the home, I understand the need to care for your valued possessions, indoor plants and gardens. I have a great sense of community with awareness and consideration for those living around me.
Although I no longer have pets of my own, I welcome the opportunity to share time with another family’s furry friends.
Being a research interviewer provides me with flexible working hours. I have no other major commitments and have the time and energy to take your canine mate for walks or enjoy company on the couch with feline friends.
I have been house sitting for two years with repeat visits to satisfied clients.
Written and verbal references provided and all enquiries welcome. Current police clearance.

Terry & Kath


  • North Coast, South Eastern, Central, Mackay & Whitsundays, Rockhampton, Mid North, South, Spencer Gulf

We are an active couple in our early 70s.We live in Tas on the NW coast. We have cared for 3 farms in central NSW and last year we house sat a.small farm near Rocky, a property in the Lockyer Valley and a home in Brisbane at Alexandra Hills. All house owners had dogs but one property had a variety of 10 animals .We have a caravan so will need room to park it Cats are not an option, but we are OK with other animals. We would prefer a rural setting.
We have booked to travel on the Spirit of Tas on the 16 June and return home on Sept 18 so your required dates need to be within that time frame.
We can supply references by post.or computer
Our preferred areas are: South Aust, northern areas of N S W and in Queensland up to Bundaberg or south of there.
Yours faithfully
Terry and Kath Ferguson

Denise


  • Melbourne

As a past home owner, I am used to caring for a property and attending to any issues that may arise. I'm a recent cat owner, and in the past have had dogs large (German shepherd) and small (maltese), so I have lots of experience in dealing with pets. I have completed a number of house-sits, both in Melbourne and overseas. Verbal and written references are available.

I'm a mature, professional woman working as a life coach, with occasional agency work in the CBD. I have recently returned from an extended trip to the UK, and am exploring different suburbs before settling into my own place again. I love to cook and garden, and am a quiet-living non-smoker.

Helen


  • ACT, North Coast, South Eastern, SA, TAS, Perth, S. Western

Preferred Location: Northern NSW, Southern QLD.

Hi my name is Helen. I am 65 years young, single, adventurous and inspired by nature.

I left full time employment in Sydney in 2012 for a tree change and for the last three years have taken casual housekeeping positions in places such as the Kimberley and Kangaroo Island. Since March 2016 I have been travelling full time in my motorhome.

I have joined Happy House Sitters to visit many new places as I travel around Australia and to provide an opportunity to settle into a new environment for a short while.

As a home owner myself I understand your need for a reliable, respectful, responsible sitter. As an animal lover I guarantee the best possible care and attention for your pets. I have experience as both a house and pet sitter over many years and references are available. I also enjoy gardening and would be happy to care for yours. If you are involved in any voluntary work in the community I would be happy to step into your place, if needed, while you are away. I am an independent, resourceful woman who is happy with her own company. I love animals, enjoy spinning wool and creating garments, reading, photography, bush walking. I am a non smoker.

A police check, references and my resume are available on request.

Kaz


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC

My name is Kaz, and I am an experienced house/pet sitter. I am 65 years old, non smoker, and love animals - particularly dogs. My last 4 legged companion (Tigger - a retired Greyhound) passed away several years ago. His passing (at the ripe old age of 14) meant I could take on new ventures.

I love new places, and looking after furry kids - fishy, feathered kids if necessary!!

Having worked in extremely remote communities over a 10 year period, I am organised and adaptable, and would look after your home and pets as I would my own. Up until late 2014, I owned my own home. I sold, in preparation to moving to country NSW in November of 2016. I have been permanently housesitting since 2012.

In March of 2014, I closed my landline crystal and mineral business, and moved to selling online. Which means that I work from home. I have my own internet connection, and chose Telstra as my provider, as their coverage is (generally!!) greater.

I have a current "Working with Childrens" check - this check has photo ID, plus is far more thorough than a normal police check.

I am currently booked for the following dates:

17th Feb - 4th March: Wingham.
24th March - 13th April: Bathurst, NSW.
13th April - 18th April: West Haven, NSW.
18th April - 25th April: Lake Cathie, NSW.
26th April to 10th June: Toowoomba, Qld
14th June - 15th July 2017: Scotts Head, NSW.
17th November to 18 December: Port Macquarie, NSW.

Some recent feedback from clients:

"It is always reassuring to know the dogs can be at home rather than in kennels We were able to enjoy planning the trip and then eventually being away with your great service. The dogs were well cared for and obviously enjoyed your presence very much so we are happy too!! No problem if you use these comments". Joe and Anne, Perth, WA

"We were very happy with Kaz. Fergie is a rather strong and dominant rescue dog with a few problems such as separation anxiety and we came back to find her actually better than when we left! So much so, that I have asked Kaz to meet up for a walk with the dog so I can learn from how she handles her!

For the first time ever, our cat had not pined and lost weight. The house was neat and tidy and Kaz had go above and beyond in every respect." Carol and Punch, Perth, WA.

Referee's contact details available on request.

Daniela


  • ACT, Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley, South Coast, Rural/Regional NSW

Animal Lover and Hermit Crab looking for temporary shell to share with furry friends!

I am a reliable, responsible and down to earth person (female, German, late-thirties, non-smoker) with a big heart, happy outlook on life and broad interests. I've lived in Australia for 6 years and just got back after three years in Germany, ready to live the digital nomad dream.

I love animals (especially cats) and gardens (all kinds) but my travelling life style isn't quite suited to have my own just yet so it would be lovely to care for someone else's for a while. I am honest and have a high standard of cleanliness. I will treat your home and animal/s as if they were my own and look forward to meeting you! :-)

Tracy


  • Brisbane

I am a mature, honest and responsible female, currently a home-owner myself of an investment property. I have recently moved after a rental lease period expired and put my possessions in storage until I purchase a property for myself. House-sits of long term period preferred but any period considered.

I have previously owned and lived in my own home until moving to Brisbane in 2012 and would care for yours as if my own.

I am an animal lover and have considerable experience with all types of animals having run my own small farm in NZ and volunteered at Taronga Zoo for 2 yrs. I was an owner and rider of horses in my earlier years. I had a very loving, elderly female cat whom passed last year and miss not having a pet to care for.

I am very fit and agile with a great interest in road cycling and mountain-biking. Gardening and lawn-mowing would be no problem if needed.
I can provide references if required . A Police Clearance is available if required also.

Hope to hear from you soon. Tracy

Marc & Jody


  • ACT, NSW, Alice Springs, Darwin, QLD, SA, TAS, Melbourne, SE Vic, WA

We are a small family from Holland. Marc, Jody and our little 2 year old daughter Saar.

We want to see all of Australia, so we are looking for housesits anywhere.

We want to stay in Melbourne until april.
However between mid february and beginning of march we are looking for a housesit somewhere else. Who lives outside of Victoria and needs a housesit in that period? Let us know!

We love animals, have 2 dogs in Holland, but prefer not to sit dogs here as we want to be able to go for days aways once in a while.
Cats are no problem.

Juliet


  • VIC

Hello

My name is Juliet, and I would to take care of your home and pets, whilst your away.
I have done short term housesitting and dogsitting, which I love doing and respected the clients home, keeping it clean, respecting their home, and making sure small jobs are done like collecting mail, gardening, etc plus taking care of their pets

I work casually as a Nanny, and believe I am very compassionate, nurturing and happy. I can provide references from families I have housesat for, plus my nanny families, as they trust me to work in their home.

I am a non smoker, I love animals, and enjoy art and crafts, outdoors, swimming, plus spending quality time with family. I have no children of my own. I am also single. I am also happy to housesit interstate

Feel free to message me if you would like to know more

Thank you

Regards

Juliet

Sherri & Narelle


  • Melb. Inner suburbs, Melb. NW suburbs

Hello There,

My name is Sherri and my partners name is Narelle and originally we are from Melbourne.

I am a Registered Nurse and have been for 15years while Narelle is a Patient Transport Officer, who is financially independent and doesn't have to work. Lucky for her and lucky for your beloved pets who will be doted on and not left home alone.

Together we are a reliable, trustworthy, house proud couple who have owned their own homes and understand what you would want in a sitter. That being, a clean house, a tidy garden and your pets pampered.

We would happily provide you with updates on your pets or if you preferred you could just relax, knowing your home and loved ones are in good, safe, capable hands.

We are fit, active, non smokers and child free, making us flexible in being able to give you what you require. Police checks and character references would be provided if requested.

We have substantial experience looking after the homes and pets for our network of family and friends, including the Aussie House Sit that we did in W.A for 1 month. It was such an enjoyable and successful experience that the home owners have asked us back for another sit.

So, if you think you like the sounds of us and would like to know more, we would love to chat with you, so please feel free to give us a call on 0403795035

Sincerely
Sherri and Narelle

Steve & Vera


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Brisbane, South Eastern, TAS

Vera and I came to live with our married daughter and children in Forest Lake, Queensland in mid 2015. Forest Lake house blocks vary in size from 250 sq m to 500-600 sq m and we came from 11 years on a 3½ acre property that we owner built and loved. We feel a bit "stifled". Vera did extensive gardening and we built a pond (11m round) that housed many Australian native fish and lillies. We were used to "zooming" around on ride-on mowers and now we could just about hand mow what we have.
We both lead a relatively quiet non-smoking lifestyle and have a daily walk of about 2km. Pet walking is guaranteed for your loved one(s).
Animals: We had a dog, chickens, ducks and up to 5 sheep so we can just about "handle" - and enjoy - most wildlife (maybe not snakes). In the current household we have 3 dogs, 3 parrots, 2 doves and a fish. Daily routine involves feeding/changing water; providing stimulating play (even the 3 parrots roam the garden and enjoy a ride on our shoulders) and, of course, taking note of any behaviour changes which may indicate any pet being unwell.
Sitting experience: We looked after a fellow lawn bowler's house in May 2016 for 9 days and have been asked to do the same from 13th July to 28th August 2016. We were complemented on the house tidiness when the owners returned and we waited for them to hand back the house keys.
We almost certainly could supply references from Bruce and Denise if requested (they are not registered on happyhousesitters).

Valerie


  • Bris. S W suburbs, Sunshine Coast, Cairns, Melbourne, Geelong, Otway Ranges/ Great Ocean Rd

I am a teacher in my 40s on long service leave in 2017 who is looking for a house sit (or several) between travel trips with my Mum. I have been a responsible tenant and will take care of your home like it is my own. I have experience with minding cats and dogs, and also with farm animals. I live a clean and tidy lifestyle and seeking a quiet environment where I can write. If your house is by the ocean that would be a huge bonus as I love the beach. Just to clarify, the cat in the picture does not travel with me, he belongs to my good friends in Melbourne!

Jacqueline & Harry


  • Perth

We are a professional non- smoking couple who plan to spend three months of every year in Western Australia where our 2 grown up sons have lived for ten years. We have used sitters who look after our house whilst we have visited Australia in the past ten years, and appreciate the need to have your house and garden looked after and kept safe. As we plan to spend longer visits we would prefer to live for part of our trip independently, hence our interest in house sitting. We have a dog and cat at home and have always had pets who we look after well, enjoying walking on the beach and park and spending time with them. We have up to date PVG checks and can provide references. We have access to Skype / face time to discuss any potential house sitting opportunities.

Kath


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. NW suburbs, Syd. Southern suburbs

Hi guys, I'm a 26 year old Sydneysider looking for some affordable housing and furry company while I save for a while in this pricey city we call home. I love to write, cook, adventure and meet new people.

I study online and work a location-independent job which means I'm often home during the day to give your animals some love and keep the house safe and looked-after. I am bubbly, caring and responsible, and have experience house and dog/cat/fish sitting. I also run (though pretty poorly!) and if you happen to have an active dog am happy to bring them with for a little workout :)

I drive a car (sedan), and will need a place to park nearby.

Anne


  • ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA

Hello.We are a recently retired teaching couple who are active,love animals and nature, and are interested in looking after your home and animals for you while you are away. We have our own home in the Hunter Valley, NSW, where we live with our 3 teenage children who are completing their uni degrees and working.The kids are now old enough to look after themselves and our little dog,and we are looking forward to heading out and seeing Australia.
We are non-smokers; love to walk and exercise;are clean and tidy;enjoy tending to gardens and have prior experience with a wide variety of pets. We have house sat in the past, and can provide references if required.

Georgia


  • Melbourne

Hello there!

My name is Georgia and I'm a single, 43 year old events florist with experience in house sitting and pet minding.
I really love the variety and change of scene that house sitting allows.
I live very cleanly, am a non smoker, mature and reliable. I'm an active but quiet person and having owned my own house I understand the importance of trust and respect.
I am passionate about caring for animals and plants, both of which have been a source of income for me for a long time.
I previously owned a pet supplies business for which gave me a lot of experience with all kinds of animals, especially dogs... Training, agility and massage!
And as a florist on and off for the past 20 years, plants and gardens are certainly something I get a lot of enjoyment from.

The winter months are my down season for work which means I am home a lot and more than able to give plenty of attention and love to your pets whilst looking after your home.

I have references and police check available.

Thank you and really hope I can help you out!

Cheers,
Georgia

Sasha


  • Northern Rivers, Tweed Coast, Gold Coast & Hinterland

I'm Sasha :) I am a friendly, down to earth person who enjoys nature. I love walking, hiking and seeing all that nature has to offer. We live in a beautiful part of the world and I want to experience and live it. I love exploring new places!! I love animals, I have a 9 year old Maltese x Shitzu who is my baby. I'm a non smoker. I'm single, no kids. I rarely drink alcohol and I don't do drugs. Unfortanately I cannot provide any references as I am only new to this. I would really like to house sit so I can save some money. I currently live with my mum, as I can't afford to live alone. House sitting will give me the opportunity to live alone while saving for a deposit on purchasing land. It's been my dream to buy land in the bush, grow my own food and have chickens. I look forward to being given a chance to prove myself in the Housesitting industry. I hope it's you that gives me that chance. Have a great day :)

DEIDRE


  • NSW

Amber


  • Syd. Eastern suburbs, Syd. Lower N Shore, Syd. Upper N Shore

Hi, My name is Amber.
I am a professional Food Editor living in Sydney, I am clean and tidy (sometimes a little too much) definitely Not a smoker and a lover of fur babies! - I have had cats, dogs, rabbits and horses all my life so am very experienced in the pet loving department.

Looking after your house (preferably inner city Sydney) and pets as my own whilst your away would be an ideal situation as my work is based in the CBD.
I have done lots of house and pet sitting over the years and am more than happy to provide references.

Look forward to hearing from you.
Amber

Suzanne


  • Sydney, Southern Highlands

Hallo, I'm Suzanne Mercier and I'm starting a new adventure in my life - housesitting. It combines my gypsy nature with my love of animals.

I'm a mature non-smoking and relatively healthy business person. On social occasions, I will drink a glass or two of wine. I love the movies, reading and long lazy lunches with friends.

I am a previous home owner so I know how important it is to take care of such a significant asset, second only to your beloved pets. I am house proud and would look after your property the way I looked after mine. The aesthetics of my environment are important to me so I am clean & tidy. I would totally respect your privacy.

I work in my own business and work from home around 50 percent of the time which means I would be even better company for your pets. I really love animals which means they will get lots of love and attention.

I have been an 'amateur' house sitter over the past 18 months for homes and pets (both dogs and cats) in Bowral (Abby), Seaforth (Cosmo), Manly (Rufus & Neo), Glebe (Miss Tiffy). I have references available if you'd like to check them out.

I do need wifi as some of my business is online.

As I'm just starting this adventure professionally, I'm not sure what else you need or want to know. Please feel free to contact me if you'd like to find out more Thanks and I'm hoping to meet you and your pets.

All the best
Suzanne

Josephine & Ross


  • NSW, Darwin, QLD, TAS, VIC, WA

(Sorry but we are fully booked for the rest of 2017) Hi, my husband and I are recently retired teachers 61 and 62 who have lived and worked in the same area for 32 years. Of course as teachers we had regular police checks and we can also provide references. After retirement we went to Canada, Hawaii, Far North Queensland and Tasmania. Yes we have caught the travel bug! We are friendly, reliable and caring and now that our children have grown up and our beloved pets passed away we are rattling around our house with time on our hands. As a retired couple we are available for any length of time and we can plan to house sit everywhere in Australia for the next 12 months to 24 months after which time we hope our children will provide us with grandchildren to spoil. As my husband Ross is a very keen fisherman we try for locations close to good fishing areas.
We love animals and we always look after all our friends and neighbours pets, houses, gardens and mail when they are away. One of them suggested pet and house sitting as it involves travelling, animals and gardening!
We will take meticulous care of your house, mail, indoor plants, veggie gardens and lovingly look after dogs, cats, birds, fish, chooks, rabbits and guinea pigs. We are more than happy to be in touch with you prior to the pet and house sit and we can also give you updates during your trip so get in touch with us any time to discuss your needs and travel dates as we can accommodate our time to suit your needs.
We prefer the northern areas of Australia during the winter months and we are looking forward to a visit to New Zealand in 2018. Ross is a keen fisherman and gardener, I adore reading and writing and tend to be more of a home body and we both really enjoy seeing new sights and meeting new people. You can leave knowing we will take extremely good care of your pets, house and garden and while you’re away. Ross and I are looking forward to getting to know you and giving your pets our love and attention. Prior to handover we would prefer a written list of your requirements and instructions including your mobile number and email address so we can make contact and get to know each other prior to your trip. We know the importance of trust in this relationship and can assure you of our honesty and love of animals, in fact we have found the hardest part of pet sitting is saying goodbye to the pets because we grow so fond of them.
Jo and Ross Tanner

Olivia & Liam


  • Sydney

Hi my name is Olivia, I am looking to do some house sitting with my boyfriend Liam. We are both nurses, I work and study at the SAN hospital and Liam is a Registered Nurse working at Hornsby emergency. We have looked after a house for a month before which included caring for a 17 year old dog and maintenance of a large backyard which we absolutely loved! We are happy to provide a phone number for a reference if you would like. Liam and I are very reliable, trustworthy and responsible and promise to take very good care of your house and pets!! I have grown up with a wide range of pets and miss my dog back in Newcastle very much! Please contact me if we sound like suitable house sitters for you. :)

Andrew


  • SW Vic

I am a single, quiet, non-smoking, professional man, who enjoys a clean and healthy lifestyle, is tidy, and appreciates a peaceful environment.

I would consider it a privilege to care for your home and have approximately 4 years house sitting experience, enjoying previous appointments in areas such as Ocean Grove, Lara, Williamstown, East Malvern, Mentone, and Prahran in Melbourne.

I am an animal lover, having owned and/or cared for numerous dogs, cats and birds over the years.

I teach and provide business consulting services for a living. I work 2 days per week in Geelong, therefore I have plenty of time to keep fit enjoy gardening, hiking, team sport, reading and various hobbies.

I am currently building a house in the Curlewis / Drysdale area and hope to move into that property in December 2017.

I have excellent references and a police check if required. I respect other people's belongings and am available to house-sit for up to 6 months.

PAULINE & Michael


  • Perth, Kimberly/North, S. Western

we are a retired senior couple in our sixtes, we live in a lifesyle village not a retierment village the differance is that we keep active&healthy
as we have lots of things to do in the lifesyle village.
we would look after your home&pets as if they are our own, respect for your home&lots of love&cuddles for your pets. we are a non smoking couple, we have been house&pet sitting for a couple of years&it gives us joy to think we are helping you to have a holiday knowing that your pets are in their own home&surrounding without the stress of going into kennnels.
our regular people that we house sit for would give you a reference for us should you want one , we have a couple of winerys that we sit for so we are used to chucks,geese&ducks as well as dogs&cats. police clearance available

Jenny


  • Sydney

I’m semi-retired and type medico-legal reports at night for a doctor for about 2 nights each week. I'm healthy and am a responsible, organised, clean living, non-smoking person, who is very security conscious and would love to look after your home and pet(s).
Basically I’m a cat lover – my last friend was Jasper, a Blue Burmese, who became ill and had to be euthanased just before his 16th birthday. The previous cat was Tangles, a Tonkinese, who came via the Freebies column in the Trading Post when 6 years old. Unfortunately she became ill with hyperthyroidism when aged 17. Before Tangles, I had two other cats for a total of 30-odd years.
I love little dogs but as I have always lived in apartments, unfortunately, little dogs are not always welcome. Over the last eighteen plus months I have looked after quite a few small dogs, i.e. a Cavoodle and Maltese X dogs and one in particular, Rosie, who I have looked after many times. Rosie's mother, Naomi, is very happy to provide a verbal reference for me. Currently I look after three Siamese pussy cats, who live at Mosman, a Birman pussy cat, who lives at Northbridge as well as a Cavoodle, who lives at Dee Why.
I live in Neutral Bay and don't drive. I have a National Police Certificate, No. NCHRC-2010-36949, a reference from Adrienne Pegler, Veterinary Surgeon at Cremorne Veterinary Clinic as well as both personal and business references. I have a Pre-Paid Mobile Broadband.

Alva & Murray


  • Gold Coast & Hinterland

House Angel Alva - care & cuddle pets.
Introducing Murray & Alva a professional, h/sit team! We seek h/sit Gold Coast. Murray,a technology teacher with ex building experience is a great asset to offer security/maintenance. Alva a retired teacher/active ‘domestic beaver’ and gardener so home all day to care, cuddle pets! We both adore all pets as our own! Cared for deaf dog & medicated senior cats! Security conscious, meticulous couple with over 10 yrs swap, holiday & longterm experience. Def non-smokers. Respect your privacy, home & neighbours. Excellent references - regular local sitts of same residences several times a year! Please contact Alva to promptly forward references. Thank You!