Monday, November 1, 2010

Housing Saga Recap and Play Time

For those of you having trouble keeping up with my housing saga, here is a recap:

Four years ago my husband and I bought a house in a subdivision that has a lot of rules. One of those rules is that only two pets are allowed. At the time we had no pets so didn't really think about it. Then we adopted Remi. Then I decided to start fostering. That led to many more dogs. And cats. Then we adopted Noelle and Merlin. Then my subdivision board had their lawyers threaten a lawsuit if we didn't get back to only two animals. So I had to give up fostering, and send Merlin to live with my parents, until I could find another place to live. I thought it would only take a month or two at most. After all, we weren't ready to sell our current house - I was just going to buy a cheap house/trailer somewhere with no restrictions so I could keep fostering while we fixed up our house and waited for the housing market to improve. Buying a cheap house that was not in a subdivison was harder than I expected. I had multiple contracts on homes but they all fell through for one reason or another. So three months later, I'm still waiting. I have a contract on a home (the log cabin!) and hope to close in the next month. In the meantime, my long-time foster dog Ziggy decided he would like to stay with us, and since no one else would take him (wonder why?), we took him back. This meant we were still over the two pet limit, so Remi went to stay with a friend of ours. Then Remi decided he would like to come back home, so we managed to get an extension from the subdivision to allow us to keep three dogs until the end of the year. So now we have Remi, Noelle and Ziggy. Merlin is still at my parents house (sorry Dad!) and I am hoping that I am able to move before the end of the year because I miss my cat and I miss fostering! In the meantime, life with Remi and Noelle and Ziggy is never boring. Here is a short video of them playing in the backyard.



brooke said...

We've got our fingers and toes crossed that this last house is THE ONE!
When did Remi come back?
I love the grunting noises from the play session! Noelle and Ziggy are like twins!

Mollie Jo and Bobo said...

Poor Remi wanted to come back home. Glad he could! We are keeping our paws crossed you find a dog friendly home soon!!!

-Mollie Jo & Bobo

Kari in WeHo said...

I sure hope the log cabin works out. You guys deserve it


Texas The Doxie said...

Love the lion noises in the video! hope your housing thing gets worked out soon!

JackDaddy said...

We're keeping everything crossed that can be crossed that this time you get to move into your new 'all the dogs you want' house! :)

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Cupcake said...

Will you have room at the log cabin for one more, because when I showed my husband the picture you posted a while back he said he wanted you to foster him.

I'm sorry you have been going through all this stuff with the houses. You are truly an animal lover.

I could watch your dogs play all day. What a fun bunch!

Macho (And Nicole!) said...

We're hoping the log cabin works out for you! It's a great thing you're doing just to help out animals in need.

mayziegal said...

YAY! I'm SOOOOO very happy that Remi is back home! (At least those housing peoples were reasonable about SOMETHING.) I hope you get to move into your new house really, really, really soon!

Wiggles & Wags,

Kristine said...

Thank you so much for sharing this video. It's been too long, like weeks, since I've watched dogs have so much fun together.

I sympathise with your problem - that really sucks they are being so adamant about the rules. Hopefully you'll be able to close on that dream house sooner than you think.

Sue said...

Now that's what I call an active group. Looks like they're having lots of fun. I hope the house problem gets resolved soon.