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.
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.
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.
That is so wise. Thankfully, we’ve got some overlap and we can set up most of our rooms so he’ll see the same things. Thanks very much for sharing!
Us pets always adjusted well to moving– as long as our people are still there and dinner is served on time, we’re good.
Will there be sunflower seeds at your new place? If so, I’ll move in with you.
No. Sigh. But you can move in anyway?
that is the best… to be a part of three… because all good things come in threes right?
‘A Pack of Three’, what a wonderful thought!
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx
Thank you Princess!
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.
So right. Thanks for the reminders.
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.
We hope to set things up just as it was. Sort of. Sigh. Thanks!
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🐶
Hope so. Thanks!
Adding his favorite treats will help lots too!!!!!
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!!! 😃😃😃
OK. Feeling better about this! Thank you!
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!!
How could I forget that? Yikes! Thanks for the reminder!
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!
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.
It’s awful. And cathartic at the same time.
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.
Thanks for sharing this. I hope he’ll be OK. Lord knows he’s heard enough shouting over the past few weeks! Tempers fly when emotions are high. Hug Archie for me!
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