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December 8th, 2017

Happy Birthday and Gotchaversary to Roxy!!

Posted by teri in Uncategorized    

Today is six (6!!!) months since Roxy joined the family. Boy howdy, have they gone quickly – makes my head spin. She celebrated this morning in true Roxy fashion. As we walked into the kitchen for breakfast, she leaped past me, onto the kitchen counter. It appears Roxy believes the counter leaping is a pretty cool trick. Technically, I suppose it is. She was quite puzzled when I started yelling at her. There were also muddy footprints all over the counter when I got home last night. Footprints that could not, would not, ever be mistaken for Wallee’s. I moved Wallee’s food to the top of frig a few days ago and so far, so good. Three and half days and Wallee’s food bowl continues as it should. Don’t think there haven’t been attempts – believe me she’s trying. I’m quite certain it’s just a matter of time. But I’ll deal with that when it happens.

Also! last Saturday was her second birthday! I strongly suspect I will not see a more mature, calmer dog anytime soon. But one can hope.

In other news, that surprisingly, oddly, turned itself into good news, “Prince Charming” next door called animal control and complained about Roxy’s barking. It’s a first offense so nothing bad (yet). Third strike and they take her away. Sounds horrible, right? But it’s just the boot in the tucas I needed. I am going out with a real estate broker on Sunday to look for a new place to live. Something with more space for both Roxy and I and fewer close neighbors (among other things on the wish list). And I never would have even thought to do this if Roxy hadn’t made the current situation untenable. I believe one of the things Roxy came into my life for was to get me out of this current living situation. Inchallah, I will find a place in the ballpark of my “dream home” and my living expenses should be less if things work out the way I hope (fingers crossed). So there’s that. Believe me, I will undoubtedly be whining and beating my breast at some point if only because moving is such an unholy PITA. We all, also, have to think happy good thoughts that my current home will sell quickly and for a good price. It won’t go on the market until February or March.

As for Prince Charming, I’m planning/hoping to negotiate with him – if I keep Roxy in the house in the mornings and on weekends, will he please, please back off on calling animal services. Let him know we’ll be departing for healthier (for us) parts as soon as is practical. This too requires good happy thoughts that he’ll find some semblance of humanity and agree. In order to pull off this move (and get the house ready for market), I (desperately) need the breathing room that will come with not having to worry about him.

So there’s the latest and greatest. I’m very excited.

love to all

Teri, the Roxinator and Angel Isa


  1. Happy Gotcha Day Roxy. I can’t believe its only been 6 months.
    I can’t believe she just jumped on the counter right in front of you. Silly girl.

    Your neighbors are a terror lol (not your dog). Good luck with getting the place ready to sell and finding a dream home for you & Roxy.

    I know you will find the right spot for all of you

    Michelle & Angel Sassy

      Michelle — December 8, 2017 @ 11:54 pm   Reply

  2. Happy birthday Roxy, you have no idea how pawsitively lucky you are to have your mama, who has the patience of a saint! Mama, so glad the fridge is working for now 😁 You have done a wonderful thing. I hope you find a home that you LOVE, with a little closet for a kitty door that the Roxinator can’t get in to 😊

      paws120 — December 9, 2017 @ 3:18 am   Reply

  3. Teri it’s awesome that you see the silver lining in what other people might be wringing their hands with….everything happens for a reason, I firmly believe this. Good luck and pawsitive vibes coming at you that a new place happens soon.

    Paula and Warrior Angel Nitro

      dobemom — December 9, 2017 @ 5:17 am   Reply

  4. Awe Happy Birthday Roxy! Wow time really flies when you’re having fun right Teri 😂 Sounds like you’re heading for some exciting times coming up! Fingers crossed everything falls into place for you and your beautiful gazelle and of course Wallee too! Hugs to you all!

      linda8115 — December 11, 2017 @ 2:53 am   Reply

  5. Hoppy GotchaBirthday Celebration Roxy! I can’t believe six months have gone by already. I’m sure your mom feels a little differently but to us it seems like yesterday when she told us about you.

    There’s no doubt that all of the craziness and antics you pull off were brought into your mom’s life for a reason. All of us are sending lots of happy thoughts and optimism that you two fill find your dream home in the coming months. This will be GREAT! Can you see your very own back yard and no nosy, cranky pants neighbors? We sure can! Just make sure it has RV hookups so Wyatt Ray can come stay with you and REALLY show you how to raise a ruckus! Haha just kidding. But we really hope that perfect home pops up for you. Keep us posted.

      jerry — December 11, 2017 @ 5:44 am   Reply

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