Here We Go

Boy. Moving is tough work. The Dad Peep and I have moved only twice in 30 years. The last time was 20 years ago. It may be hard for us to be out in just two weeks, but our main concern is Winston.

We’ve found temporary housing in a two-story townhouse. A little less than half the size of what we just sold. WEEEE. What an adjustment. Until we find our forever home. (The market is crazy here.)

But I’m worried about the Winst. We decided on a temporary place with a little patio. So he can have a place to sit. And watch things. Like what he’s used to.

At the back door

It’s one thing for us two-legged folks, but for him, it might be confusing. And sad. Or is it only sad for me? Of course it is. Sad to leave behind our beloved home and beautiful gardens. Sad to leave our great neighbors. But won’t it be just as sad for Winston to leave his four-legged friends? And his familiar surroundings?

We’re excited about our move. Time to “downsize” and declutter. No more cutting a half acre lot of grass in the middle of 100 degree F temperatures. More time to be together. To enjoy just being in the moment.

People say they’re jealous of our decision to shake things up a bit. And I believe them.

I hope Winston will be OK. He’s part of us now. We’re a pack of three.

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Winston welcomes you to The Scottie Chronicles - a blog that began in 2009 as a voice for Stuart, a more than memorable black, brindle and white Scottish Terrier who captured hearts around the world. Stuart passed suddenly in December 2015 from cardiac hemangiosarcoma, a nasty cancer that took him far too early. If you love Scotties, please follow along. Arroooo!
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28 Responses to Here We Go

  1. Cheryl Page says:

    When we moved to a smaller home,we took our 5 dogs to boarding for a few days, while we got the new home all set up. We brought them home to a new home, with familiar furniture, and it did not take them long at all to settle in. We have moved around a lot, (military),and this seems the best way for the pets to make an easier transition.

  2. finleywestie says:

    Us pets always adjusted well to moving– as long as our people are still there and dinner is served on time, we’re good.

  3. Kismet says:

    Will there be sunflower seeds at your new place? If so, I’ll move in with you.

  4. that is the best… to be a part of three… because all good things come in threes right?

  5. Princess Leah says:

    ‘A Pack of Three’, what a wonderful thought!
    Loves and licky kisses
    Princess Leah xxx

  6. I’ve brought rehomed Scotties into my homes since 1979, and all of them readjusted well to a new place with new people. Moving to a new home with familiar peeps and furnishings will be a piece of liver-cake for Winston! He’s young and adventurous, and he will enjoy all the new sights, smells and sounds of his new territory. Scotties are adaptable, even if they need to point out changes we make around THEIR castles and scold us for it. That’s just part of the Scottie management style.

  7. nordhuesn says:

    As long as you are together, the rest is gravy. Winston only needs you n dad peep and a few familiar belongings……..all will be good.

  8. Rufusmom says:

    The biggest thing Winston will need to see in his new place are his peeps. That’s home. The rest is just decoration! Just be sure you keep laps available for a good cuddle🐶

  9. WestScott says:

    As many have pointed out, Winston will be with the most important things in his life – his Peeps. We can think about things in the past, but dogs live in the now, so Winston will view this as an adventure, since every day from a dog’s perspective is a new adventure. Winston will be fine – it’s you Peeps who have to “get through” this!!! 😃😃😃

  10. rjkeyedup says:

    Be sure to have familiar smells in the new place – his bowl, a blankie, a teeshirt that smells like you and DAD peep…. this is all so exciting!!

  11. Winston will be fine as long as he’s with you. Think your downsizing idea is FAB – cutting the acres is getting to me too!

    • it’s really unbearable. Even though the gardens are 99% perennials, the grass maintenance takes all I have just to keep it cut. And all the rooms we never use. Too much! Looking forward to smaller spaces!

  12. corkscot says:

    I haven’t moved in 34.5 years. The thought of moving is terrifying, so I will stay put in my house with the three heathens.

  13. Jackie says:

    Archie and I have moved 6 times in 6 months (only a couple of those moves were planned) and we’re still not in our “forever” home but we’re stationary for the time being. Like you, I was worried about how he would handle it but the little guy has done very well. He looked to me for guidance and if I was ok, he was ok. Winston will be ok, too….because you’re ok.

  14. Humphrey & Cherry says:

    We are sure that since you are the ‘pack of 3’ that you will all adjust to your new temporary surroundings – including the Winston man.. Good Luck — Humphrey & Cherry

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