One of my new favorite things to do...house sit. This last weekend we were house sitting for Heather's folks and it was a blast. I felt like we were at a bed and breakfast place.
The one thing that sucks about house sitting is when one of the animals you are looking after disappears. When we went to put the chickens away one evening, one of them was missing...never showed up.
Other than that we had a great time, they have the sweetest dogs that look a lot like Joei, to the untrained eye. (This is Lily, not Joei--hard to tell eh?)