28 April 2010

In which I relate my tale of woe...

I know, I know...it has been more than a week since I posted, and then it was to tell you that muzzer would be out of town and we would be back on Sunday!

Uh Uh...Didn't happen.

You see...while muzzer was in St. Loulis, she and Dad decided that we are moving. Again!

Since I came to live with these peripatetic hoomans, we have lived in VA., AZ, NM, MO., TN., and now they tell me we are moving back to VA!

I'd like to know if they have taken my need for permanency and security into account here?

Don't they remember how nervous I was when I came to live with them? How I acted out because I was afraid of being left behind?

Clearly, they have blocked this from their selective memories.


This means that muzzer is cleaning and packing and checking out houses in Richmond and putting MY BUNGALOW! up for sale. Hey! I really like this place. And I have finally figured out the mysterious "pet door." Sheesh.

So, here we are again. Teka says she is moving to Pah Duke Her to be with Willy Yum. I think I will post a muzzer wanted ad on my blog here and take my chances. They will be sorry...yes they will.


And now, a word from the muzzer:

We do apologize to all our blogging friends for being AWOL, and we cannot promise that this will be the last time it happens. Moving is pretty stressful, and this is our second in a two year period. (oh, those "living" experiences Gussie mentioned in New Mexico and Missouri were really just "visits" for 45-60 days in the summer. He did exaggerate a bit.)

So, the story really is that Rich has accepted a position at the University of Richmond as a "Distinguished Professor in Liberal Arts and Humanities" beginning with the fall semester. And we are leaving Memphis sometime in mid July for our new home (assuming the house hunting trip goes well.) And yes, we are selling his BUNGALOW and his BACK YARD! But we hope to find a new one for him. We are hoping he will adjust and not grow up warped and resentful.

On the bright side, we did not buy cemetery plots or niches for our urns, which we did discuss. And we are staying in the USA. And we are moving closer to E.Rabbit. But Memphis has been good to us, and we will leave behind some very dear friends and places we have come to love and appreciate.

I'll be spending more time on the airplane, flying to St. Louis. But less time on HWY 55, which is quite boring. And all our friends in Blog Land will still be right where we hope to find them.

So, if you were planning to visit us in Mayemphis, now is the time. But we will welcome you to Richmond and do the Civil War battlefield tour, Monticello, and etc.

And I promise we will post at least one new picture this weekend.

"the muzzer."


Abby said...

Hi, Gussie...

I hope you don't mind your move too much...I'm sure Muzzer will make sure she finds just the right place for you to settle down...

Congrats to your Dad on the new job...Sounds Wonderful..

I've never had to move & Mom & Dad are so planted here that I'm sure I never will...

We will be watching for the updates...

Abby xxxooo

Asta said...

Oh my poow Gussie,
What a tale of woe , you poow dawling
moving is stwessful fow dawling pupboys., but iknow muzzew will find you a pawfect new house and you'll get to sniff new intewesting smells and stuff and you'll still be wif muzzew who loves you mowe than anything, so i just know you'll be all wight, but in the meantime you can come stay hewe wif me if you want

smoochie kisses

Remington said...

SO much to do when moving! I wish you the best! Take care and blog when you have time! We miss you! But totally understand!

Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Woo will be khloser to Pawsylvania so woo might have a better chance to see some of my floof blow into your yard!


PeeEssWoo: Too bad woo don't live there now - there is a transport trying to get a Shiba to foster and is still looking fur a ride from Richmond to Fredericksburg

Anonymous said...

Oh, Gussie. I am so very sad to hear about your tail of woe. I, too, likes my routine and for everythingtostaythesamealways. But maybe you could looks at it as a big adventure! And maybe you'll even meet some new furends. That would be fun, right?

And as for looking for a new muzzer. I thinks you might as well just go along with this crazy plan of the one you have. You just never knows what you're gonna get when you go lookin' for a new muzzer.

Wiggles & Wags,

Pearl said...

Oh Gussie! You poor thing!

I have a feeling, though, that muzzer will take good care of you and Teka! And please congratulate your Daddy on his new job! What an honor! I bet he will be great!!!

Happy moving!!!!


Fred said...

Stay strong, Gus! Moving is tough! But congrats to your dad, and I hope you like your new place. :P

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

Gussie, it will all be good. Virginia is such a beautiful state and the Richmond area is especially nice. Mega congrats to your Dad on his pawesome new position. Our Dad always wanted to live in VA but it never happened.

Lots of luck with the new home search and the move.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby, Hootie said...

Oh Gussie,
Don't you worry. We know for a fact that your Muzzer would never leave you ever! We know your bungalow is very very lovely, but knowing Muzzer, she will find another bootiful house & yard for you to live in. Plus you can still always come here to pawty with us. Mama does feel sorry for Muzzer having to pack again. It is very stressful & tiring. Tell her to take it slow & you & Teka better help her. We hope the house hunting goes well.
Wirey Hugs, Purrz & Licks,
Butchy, Katie, Ruby, Sylvester, Scuby & Hootie
PS You should have seen how many suitcases Katie had when she moved in here!

Penny and Patches said...

Don't worry, Gussie! Our pawrents moved 14 times in 15 years. The last time was almost 18 years ago. As long as they pack your bed, you've got nothing to worry about!

Penny & Patches

Eric said...

Dear Gussie. Sounds like Virginia could be a blast. Think how wagging it will be to be the wiry boy of a Distinguished Professor of Liberal Arts and Humanities.

Yap those words on the street pal and wooooo you'll get R -E-S-P-E-C-T. Plus loads of fans. Which must mean zillions of treats. For you. Wagging now? Oh and keep Muzzer. She's comes with Dad. Plus she's a good 'un.

Wiry love Eric xx xx

Scruffy, Lacie and Stanley's Place said...

Oh dear, Auntie Muzzer...

I swear I just helped you pack books the last time...now, no worries, my dear...the Lacie will be arriving shortly to assist in the details...do you need me to come to VA to help house pick? I'm fab at that...I'm thinking we should start with eleven or twelve bedrooms...so when Teka gives a pawty er um when Teka has a get together for Civil War bandage rolling reenactment, we'll have plenty of roomies...oh...I pawstively need my own bath...I have sooooo many fur supplies...

Kisses to Gussie dear...he does sound a tad dramatic...perhaps some treats could help...

Lacie Cakes...

Anonymous said...

It should be noted that while they are moving closer to E.Rabbit they continue to move further and further away from E.Beth.

I take this personally.

Maggie and Mitch said...

This sounds pretty exciting to us, Gussie! Mom remembers Williamsburg when she was in 6th grade. OMG, that was half a century ago!

Love ya lots,
Maggie and Mitch

TwoSpecialWires said...

Gussie. So are you saying that boxes and piles add up to moving? No! Tell me it's not true!

But that's about us, and our chaos. Not you. We think that a nice historic home in Virginia sounds just about perfect! And even if it's not historic, it will be after you and Teka live there. We're guessing you are going to love your new digs. (Is Trader Joe's in Virginia? We haven't checked.)

Anyhow ... congratulations to your dad (does this mean more and better treats?) And we suggest you keep your muzzer. We liked her (and your dad) a lot. If you can, be patient. If moving is anything like all the pile rearrangements we see going on here, it can be time consuming and stressful stuff.

Your pals in Colorado
Jake and Fergi xxoo

Asta said...

Sweet handsome Gussie
Sigh...if I thought I could have youw heawt , i would melt...do you want me to come and help you pwotect youw stuffies???

I only ate the bonbons cause I was lonely and I saw that Mommi does that when she is sad and depwessed , so I thought i would twy it. Of couwse i love Jackson, we all do and they wewe delicious, but you know he is ouw leadew and king of wiwes, and belongs to all of us, not me. he has nevew couwted me.
Oh love is so complicated gussie. I don't know how a little wiwy kid is supposed to know how to navigate those choppy watews

hope none of youw stuffies get left behind
smoochie kisses

Tucker said...

Moving is never fun, but with your loving family you'll be just fine and soon will have all new friends. Besides, like the muzzer said, you'll ALWAYS have us out here in blogland!

Licks and wags...

Sunny,Scooter(sometimes Jamie) said...

Oh Gussie, Don't worry. Believe me when I tell you that this moving and househunting and packing are much worse on your Muzzer than on you. (Hard to believe, but I've watched it several times in my mom and she becomes a crazy person-uh, crazier I should say)shhhh don't tell her I said that.
Make sure she keeps your toys, beds, treats and any other of YOUR belongings out and that you are allowed to have them in the Gussiemobile with you when the time comes. It's a law or something that she MUST.
Ya know Gussie, I realize you are a WFT and all, and you guys stick together, but have you given any thought to becoming, ahem, involved with a leggy type Standard Poodle?????? I'm just sayin.
Congrats to your Dad. Pretty impressive title and more treats for you I bet!!!!
In the words of Auntie Mame(my mom wants to be her she says) "Life is a banquet, and most poor suckers are starving" So travel away dear boy! Enjoy the banquet.
pee ess you can always come down to visit us in Texas while the moving junk is going on. Give the word and Scooter will borrow one of his friends planes.
(sorry e. beth.......)

Koobuss said...

Good luck, guys!!

Love and Lots of Koobuss Kisses,

Koobuss said...

And congratulations to Rich on his new position. Sounds great!!

Lots of Love and Koobuss Kisses Again,