Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Staying Positive

We have tough news to share with our Blogville friends. 
After 44 years of marriage, our mom and dad will be going their separate ways.   Mom has been having a hard time focusing, so blogging has been difficult - especially composing.

The positive news is that mom and dad went together to check out an apartment.   I will be living with mom in this apartment and Mackie will be living with dad here at our house.   Dad will still be timber framing away in his barn and all of the ducks and geese and swans will stay.
   
Mom has been very picky about the apartment that she wanted.  It has to meet all of her needs and mine too.     I have not seen the apartment yet but I hear that it has a fenced in yard.   I have never had that before!   Mom thinks that this apartment was meant for us.   It's in a neighborhood close to where dad grew up.   Dad went to school with our new landlady, Miss Linda, so how cool is that!   One other thing that mom shared with me was as she and dad were approaching the gate in the fenced in yard to leave, dad glanced down and there was a tennis ball looking lonely and needing an AireGirl to play with it ☺
You all have heard us talk about the Glenwood where we get hamburgers and French fries.  It will be practically in our back yard!    And Sleeping Giant where we hike is only a couple of miles down the street!

Things are tough for the peeps but they're doing their very best to stay upbeat and positive and keeping it friendly so if we fall behind, please excuse us.    We will be back.

Love ya lots♥
Molly and Mackie

52 comments:

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh no. We are so very sorry to hear that news. Hugs to all of you
Lily & Edward

Kinley Westie said...

Dat are tuff news, hope everything works out for everybody. Hugs.

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

Dear Furends,.. LONG TIME FURENDS...
We are so Sad and Sorry to hear this news... butt we can tell that you are all making the best of a big bump in the road.
We have you all in our thoughts and hearts. This is tough. Butt we of Blogville are TOUGHER. We stick together and support each other. WE are Here fur YOU as You have always been fur everybuddy else.

Christmas said...

Sending lots of prayers and good thoughts your way, my friends.

Una said...

Hi,I'm very sorry to read your news,but I think mum and dad will be ok,so be good.xxxxi wish you all the best for a happy future.xxx.Una.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Wow -

No words but Mom understands -

After 35 or so years, TADN and Mom's dad went separate ways yet stayed in each other's lives -

Sometimes things change - and although it khan hurt - sometimes staying khan hurt more -

Our furry best wishes fur ALL -

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

Nancy said...

We are so sad to hear this news. Sometimes we think the rest of our lives are in place and then we find that change comes along. We wish all four of you all the best. Blessings to you. Hannah and Nancy.

Amber DaWeenie said...

Our message is pretty much the same as Frankie's. And we sending lots of hugs.

parlance said...

Oh, I feel sad, not only for the pain you are going through now, but the painful times that must have led to this decision. Modern life, in which we marry for such a long time, puts a strain on us as we grow and change, and I think it's often a liberating moment when we decide to stay in each other's lives but live and grow in differing directions. I am sending you wishes for health and happiness, all four of you.

Milo and Jet said...

Sending lots of hugs to you all to help you threw this hard time our friends Milo & Jet

Sully said...

Very sad to hear this news, we will be praying for you all.

Aroo to you,
Sully

Dory and the Mama said...

We are thinking of you all during this rough time!

Idaho PugRanch said...

sending big pug hugs and will keep you in our thoughts as you navigate this new path
hugs
Mr Bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Mark Muller said...

that are sad news, but we cross all paws and fingers that the best pawsible solution for you all will happen. Hugs to you and if you need helping paws or listening ears... we are there for ya...

Julie said...

I am so very sorry to hear this sad news, it must be such a difficult time for you at the moment. Sending you lots of luffs and hugs and any support you need I'll be there fur you, holding out my furry paw to help in any way I can
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Madi and Mom said...

Dear Sue....
I am so very sorry to hear this news. Life surely can be hard and things change and I truly admire you and your husband for facing this change with grace. I'm glad you have found the perfect apartment and for sure the tennis ball was a sign that it is the RIGHT one for you and Molly.
Please know you all will be in my prayers and I support you as you move forward. God bless you all.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Gus said...

Hey Guys...

We are sorry to hear about your Mom and Dad - and we have been through times like this with our peeps. They seem to coincide with Dad's sabbatical years. And Aunt Marie died just over a year ago this time, so... And of course, we are all missing Gussie. Things just kind of pile up on the humans.

I'm trying to do my part, but it is hard to work with a species that doesn't do well at living in the moment.

Call me if you want to talk

Teka Toy

The Daily Pip said...

I am so sorry to hear this news ...thank you for sharing it with us, I'm sure it wasn't easy. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. It sounds like you are making the best of a very difficult situation. Please feel free to reach out if you need anything. In the mean time, we will focus on the positive with you - being near the hamburger place and having a great yard are wonderful things! Sending lots of love and hugs!

The Black and Tans. said...

We are saddened to read your news but wish you all well for the coming weeks and months while you adjust to your new way of life.
Take care all of you.

Nellie with Nancy said...

I am so very sorry to read this news, such a hard time for everyone. You are in our thoughts and prayers as you travel through this trying time. I do definitely think the tennis ball 🎾 was a positive sign.and the fenced in yard a plus too along with your other familiar spots.
Trixie and Nancy are sending Huge Hugs to you 💜

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

The right words are tough to find, but our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. We are so very sorry to hear about this change, but life happens. We wish you all the very best to come. We hold you deep in our hearts as a longtime friend. Many hugs and much love from Mom and sloppy kisses from us.

Woos - Lightning and Misty, and Mom Kathie too

Oz theTerrier said...

Oh, this is hard news to live nevermind share with all of us. We are glad your parents are staying friendly and working together to make the best out of the situation. Sending you all lots of love and cuddles.

C.L.W.STEP said...

That's such sad news.

Molly T. said...

We are so very sorry to read of this news concerning your Mom and Dad. Life takes some unexpected turns every now and then. The important thing is to get through the new challenge with strength and grace. It sounds like your pawrents are handling things very well.

We know the changes in your family situation will be difficult but we also know you'll adjust just fine. All we need is the support of our friends, furiends and family and we're sure you guys have an abundance of each.

We're looking forward to your upcoming post with your new adventures, in your new life.

We'd like to thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog with all that's going on in your lives. We truly appreciate it.

Sincerely, Molly and my Mom @ The Fast and The Furriest

Jacobi said...

Dear Molly (and Mackie too),

Good luck with your move and the changes. We know's tough for everyone involved, and it sounds like your people are doing their best to help all of you through this situation. It also sounds like there is love and care for everyone in the family. Many hugs and licks to you and your people!

Cobi

l said...

Life marches on... and you hold your head high. doing what's best for you--that's a good thing. sometimes separation and living apart makes for better times. good job for doing for you and doing it amicably.

M. K. Clinton said...

I am so sad to read this news. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers.

Studio at the Farm said...

Susan, I am stunned! I hope all four of you [and the geese and ducks] are going to be all right.

Love and Peace to you all

Kathryn

Monika + Bente said...

♥♥♥
Greetings - Bente

scottiechronicles.com said...

It's gotta be tough. Very, very tough. Thinking of all of you.

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

It is sad news, but we're glad that it is working out. You dogs are going to be very busy given cuddles.

The Army of Four said...

We are so sorry to hear this news. You will be in our prayers.
KZK, Cam, and Mags

Helen said...

Oh that is very tough news but maybe they will be able to stay friends by having some space. My aunt got divorced many many years ago, she is still friends with her ex-husband and even goes to visit him and his second wife from time to time.

The Life of Riley said...

Dear Molly and Mackie,

We are so sorry to hear this. We admire your decision to keep things positive. After 44 years there must be so many different emotions for your Mom and Dad, and we know dogs sense small changes in the atmosphere, so we hope if conversation ever gets difficult between your Mom and Dad they “call time” and change the topic to talk about the good times with you two, Mitch and Maggie and the things you've done that made everyone (including so many of us in blogville) smile or are able to step outside and take a moment or two to pat your furs, cuddle you and whisper into your ears that in time things will be OK.

Our thoughts are with you and all your family as you move to the next stage of your lives.

Love and gentle woofs,
Riley and Enzo.

Grantham Lynn said...

Oh sweetie. I am so sorry to hear this. On so many levels it is sad.
I do not want to loose touch but I know how difficult the situation surely is.
Even if there are happy thoughts there is difficulty in transition.
If you need a friend please remember you can call on me. I will be praying for all of you. I love you my sweet friend.

Studio at the Farm said...

Susan, thank you again for visiting my boo, and leaving your encouraging and upbeat comment!

Love to you!

Kathryn

KB Bear said...

We've been friends for a long time and so this news hurts my heart like I'm sure it hurts yours. Franky did say it best. We will be by your side during this huge change. We will be with you in spirit and sending lots and lots of love.

Quilt Inspiration said...

We are sorry to hear about this rough time in your lives. Having been through that ourselves, we understand and empathize with you. The apartment with the fenced yard seems perfect, and we know that Molly and Mom will make it into a cozy home. Sending many positive thoughts and prayers to you. Warm wishes to all, from Marina and Daryl Lynn

Jeanne Pursell said...

My heart goes out to you during this difficult time...you are one of my longest blogville friends and I am sending lots and lots of prayers and strength. It is so painful to share this news, I know. Having been there...if there is anything at all I can do...please reach out. Sending love and hugs...Jeanne, Chloe and LadyBug

betty said...

Thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Nanük said...

Many prayers, and encouraging wooos through this hardest of times,

Nuk & family

Wyatt said...

We are so sorry about this news. Relationships are tough and always evolving. Hopefully you dogs will get some play dates together.
Hugs to your Mom,

♥♥
Wyatt and Tegan

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Howdy mates. Sorry to hear your news. Life isn't always what we expect but we just put one foot in front of the other and move forward. Hoping the change goes as smoothly as possible. Hugs to you all. No worries and love, Stella X

Charliedownunder said...

Crikey ....... Mum and I are so sad for you and know that this decision wouldn't have come easily. You were one of our very first friends here in Blogville and we want you to know that we are here for you. You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Hugs from Mum and sloppy whippy kisses from me .... Love ya LOTS right back at you!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruby said...

I can't believes I missed this yesterday! OMD, I am so sorry to hear this, butts, like everyone else, I knows that it was a tough decision and I'm sure it will work out for all of you. Knows that we are all here for you, and that you are not alone and I gots margaritas...LOTS of them. Just lets me know, and I'll drive the margarita truck cross country, no problemo!!
Sendin' lots of {{{hugs}}} and slobbery AireKisses!
Kisses,
Ruby ♥

Sue said...

Oh, we are so sorry to hear this news. Sometimes we take it for granted that things will always remain the same, but life takes unexpected twists and turns. We are always here for you.

Snoopydog said...

So sorry to hear your news. Life is tough sometimes for the humans in your lives. It's good to know that you are upbeat about your move Molly and we're sure you'll take good care of your Mom! Thinking about you all and sending you lots of love. Ros and Oscar xx

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I am so sorry,,,, I understand,,,please remember we love you all.
Love wins
love
tweedles

Noodle4President said...

We are so sorry to hear this news but we find happiness knowing that your parents are working together to make this transition easier. I hope you both (Molly and Mackie) will get to visit with each other. We're thinking about all of you. *ear licks* Noodle

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Years ago, your family became a part of my life.. At that time. it was Maggie and Mitch,,, You all were my first friends who welcomed me.
We all traveled down the paths together,, each understanding some of the challenges that we crossed. We all felt sad from saying goodbye when Angels came to take our friends,,, We all go through changes,, and even though we are apart we still love those who are gone.. I hope love remains in your heart,,, and you find your way again. I will never forget any of you,,, I will send a million magic bubbles to help you find your way again,,, no matter which path you take,,, I will remember you forever. Thank you for always giving me confidence. Right now mommy is lot is a rabbit hole,, so I understand,, we all go through changes. I love you all for ever.
love
tweedles

Blue said...

💙

stellaroselong said...

We are so sorry to read about this, and we are sorry we are late writing to you. Change can be so challenging, but you know there is always strength that comes from a new challenge, and I know you are up for it. stella rose and momma