Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Terrible Move

Dear Blogging Buddies,

Before we begin, we would like to apologize to all of our blogger friends.  Lately, it's been very difficult trying to write for the blog. We've been trying to find a way to visit everyone, but we don't have Internet connection.  We are going to be stopping by McDonald's to post this, and to come by and say hi.

Our move has been nothing short of a nightmare.  We are just over a month into it, and we still haven't found a place to live.  Right now, we are in temporary housing until the 16th. We wanted to stay here, but our landlord is very strange.  She won't let us have mail, we can't have phone service (hence, no internet), she won't let us have garbage service.....the list goes on and on.  It seemed like things were going to be okay in the beginning, but everything fell apart very quickly.  Then there was the fire.......

In this mess of trying to find a place, without being scammed out of our money, we lost Cleo, and our girl, Rosie.  I cried like a baby.  There will never be a pup as gentle as Rosie.  Rosie was a German Shepard mix that we adopted from the animal shelter in Chicago.  We were taking our time in looking for a pup, when we found Rosie.  We spent weeks going back and forth to the shelter.  One week Rosie was there, the next she was gone.  Then the next week would come, and she'd be back.  This pattern of back and forth went on for a while.  She kept getting adopted, only to be returned.  It turned out she was perfect for us.  I can't imagine what the problem was.  All she ever did was ball herself up, and sleep on the couch! Cleo was the opposite of Rosie.  She followed us around, was always under our feet, waiting for her next job.  She loved Tim.  When he came home from work, she'd jump off all fours straight into the air.  I've never seen a pup jump so high! 

My love for them has made me love the Cavaliers, and CoCo, that much more. Let's move on before I start to cry, again.

In trying to distract ourselves from this chaos, I stumbled upon something exciting to do with Humphrey.  Hunting for shed deer antlers.  He's really good at it, except he wants to gnaw on them before returning the antler to us! He looks at us like "Hey! Finders Keepers!"  I think by January, he'll be ready to go!  He's also started training towards service dog.  Moving has made him a little shy. The trainer thinks he'll get over it once we are settled in, and we all have a routine.

I could type all day so we could catch up on the antics of Brando, Humphrey, Ziggy, and CoCo.  Instead, I'll leave you with some photos. We wish everyone well.  Hope to be back to blogging really soon.

Sending many licks, and nuzzles around the neck,

Brando, Humphrey, Ziggy and CoCo

P.S. We will be starting a new blog in the very near future.  Although things haven't been turning out quite the way we've hoped for, we are always looking for a new adventure.  That blog will be about our latest animal adventure. 

There is no music in this post as a moment of silence for the loss of our pups.


  1. Wow guys! That's even a little too much for me. How are you turning out.... Okay, let me just understand this... you guys moved out because of the fire? And now you're looking for a home? But then the tenant is weird?

    This is awful. We do hope everybody is okay. I'm truly sorry about Rosie and Cleo. It's just so awful.

    We hope you guys keep in touch. Sending all our love and support.


    1. Oh wait, I just assumed that there was a fire... sorry.

  2. Oh, I am so sorry to hear about all the terrible things that have happened. It must have been awful for you to lose the dogs on top of everything else. Your landlady sounds like a crazy woman.
    Hope you manage to find somewhere very soon and can get back into a happy settled life once more.
    Sending hugs, Lynne and the kids x

  3. I am so sorry to hear about all those awful things, you have our sympathies. Try to be strong

    urban hounds

  4. Our paws are crossed that things gets sorted in a satisfactory manner at the very least and you can start sorting yourselves out. Keep us informed when you can.
    Best wishes Molly

  5. OMG! I'm so sorry to hear all the terrible things you have been going through. What a nightmare. It's so sad to hear the news of Rosie and Cleo. It's must have been awful for you. We will keep our paws and fingers crossed that things start to turn around for you. :)

  6. We too are so very sorry for all the heartache life has brought to you. We hope things settle down soon. This landlady is nuts, hope you can find somewhere else to be soon.

    Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  7. Sounds like you have had a ruff go of it. That landlady is crazy!! whats up with all that? I'd run far from that. Please accept my heart felt condolences for the loss of Cleo and Rosie. We'll be right here when you can get back to normal stuffs.

  8. I am so sorry that life has been hard for you lately. It sounds like you are trying to keep your chin up and move forward. I know it can be really hard some days but hang in there and we will see you when you get back.

  9. Oh my goodness, what a mess. I hope things turn around soon.

  10. So sorry to hear this! We are thinking about you!

  11. This sounds just awful. We are really, really sorry that you're going through all of this, especially losing Cleo and Rosie. :(

    Please know you are in our thoughts, purrs and prayers.

  12. Oh dear - so sorry to hear all of this = especially about the pups. You have had more than your share, and we hope life settles down for you now. Have you in thoughts and prayers now.

  13. We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Cleo and Rosie...having been there, it is so difficult. Our prayers are with you. Hope you will find a nice, new place to live and move on. Thinking of you...Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug of bichonpawz

  14. I am so very sorry for the loss of your two beautiful dogs ... I hope you will find a wonderful new home very soon.

    Your pal, Pip

  15. You don't know me. I am friend with Life with Dogs.
    I am so sorrys about all this sadness, and the loss of Cleo and Rosie.

  16. Hi Christine,,,,

    So sorry to hear about all these issues going on with your family. Stay strong and keep good positive thoughts,,,,and things will start to turn around for you soon. Our condolences on the loss of your sweet little pups. You and the family will remain in our thoughts and prayers.

  17. I'm so, so sorry to hear about the loss of your pups and your struggles in finding a place to live.

    I am having trouble finding someone for my rental unit, but somehow I don't think you are in the CT area.

    I will say a prayer that you get what you need.

  18. Oh, no, we came by to meet you and read about you losing Rosie and Cleo. We're sorry. They sound like such sweet girls. Hope things get better for you soon!