Swamp Dog Is Back!

23 Jan

I am finally back online. We spent our first night in our new home two nights ago. It sure seemed like a long time coming. The cable company hooked our cable up at the new home last Monday, and they turned it off at our old home on the same day. Even though I had the internet service at the new house, my computer was at the old house so I couldn’t put up any new posts. It has been a real hassle getting our things moved to the new home. I didn’t realize how much crap we have accumulated over the years. We are definitely going to rid ourselves of some of this clutter in the near future. A lot of the bric-a-brac we box up will just stay boxed up until we can have a giant yard sale, then what doesn’t sell we will donate to Goodwill. The biggest problem we have encountered with the move so far is our cat Frank, he has been completely traumatized by the move. He has always been high-strung and jumpy. If we moved the coffee table to vacuum around it and reset it back 3 inches from where it was, as soon as Frank entered the room he would freeze and creep toward the table like his life was in danger. It might take him 15 minutes to decide the table being moved wasn’t a threat to him. So, as you might imagine, he has not adjusted to the move very well at all.

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He spent the entire first day hiding under the couch, then he spent last night out in the enclosed garage hiding under a stack of lumber and boxes. So today I went to Wally World and bought a small harness and a leash to take him outside for a walk. I have to say, after we came back in after a 1 hour walk through the woods he was acting much better. He is beginning to just wander around inside and explore his new surroundings instead of just hiding under the couch in terror. Hopefully in a few days he will adjust to his new surroundings and will decide this is his home now and he won’t try to go back to our old house. We are going to keep him inside for at least 2 weeks, and when he goes out we will keep him on a leash.

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We brought the same blankets and throws from the couch in our old house so he would have some familiar scents to make him feel at home and he finally settled in ON the couch instead of UNDER the couch. Oh, I did something else today while I was at Wal-Mart all by myself. Nerd smileI bought another 2 dozen cans of food for the pantry!

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Those shelves don’t look quite so bare now do they? Hopefully I can get back to posting on a regular basis now since we are starting to get settled in. Be prepared!

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