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What a Bummer!!!

I know it’s Tuesday, but it’s still Monday in my world.

go away Monday!

I am so upset!

The property manager called Jen yesterday afternoon and told her he is showing the house today.

Yep, the house we are renting and signed a one-year lease on is apparently up for sale. Jen had no idea.

At least now we know for sure we’re moving once the lease is up.

But there is one thing you can do to make me feel better– vote for me in the World Spay Day Pet Pageant! The leader has almost 600 votes and I’m not even at 100 yet. I need your help!

Don’t forget tonight’s the ASPCA Meet Your Match Dating Show and Twitter Party. They’ll be giving away that diamond pendant, so be there!  Also, enter to win that prize pack I’m giving away. Today is the last day to enter!

And if you got any positive energy or prayers to spare, how about sending some our way? Or if you practice law in the state of Florida, a little legal advice wouldn’t hurt either.

About Jen and the Furries

Hello and welcome. I’m a 50 something woman who’s probably awake when she should be sleeping. Oh, and there are animals, because who doesn’t have pets?


74 thoughts on “What a Bummer!!!

  1. That is a bummer!!! I hope you get some good advice xx

    Posted by CATachresis | February 12, 2013, 3:04 AM
  2. Lots of positive energy coming from us to you all, Rumpy 😀 😀

    Posted by The Barkshire Post | February 12, 2013, 3:13 AM
  3. Thinking of you, Rumpy. 🙂

    Posted by gita4elamats | February 12, 2013, 3:38 AM
  4. Im sorry you guys got to move Rumpy, on my way to vote for you bud right now!!!!!

    Posted by kirbysdawgblog | February 12, 2013, 3:41 AM
  5. That’s terrible not knowing the house was up for sale.. We hope you find somewhere, real nice, real soon 🙂 xx-xx

    Mollie and Alfie

    Posted by mollieandalfie | February 12, 2013, 3:50 AM
  6. Just voted for you Rumpy!!!
    Good Luck!!!!

    Posted by marina kanavaki | February 12, 2013, 3:56 AM
  7. Oh no, that’s horrible for you. We hate moving. But on the up-side, perhaps your next home will be even better x.

    Posted by shacklefordlb | February 12, 2013, 3:57 AM
  8. Oh nose! That’s awful. Our mumma knows exactly how much of a bummer that is – it’s happened in our last three houses! Give Jen lots of extra loves, she’s going to need them. We’ll cross all of our fingers and paws that a new wonderful house appears straight away. Moving is the worst. On a cheerier note, mumma and Bubba each voted for you again today. Big loves to you guys from us, Bella & Beary x

    Posted by bumpyroadtobubba | February 12, 2013, 3:57 AM
  9. Oh Rumpy that’s harsh…We rent our house too and know how hard it can be to find the right place…Hope you find someplace really nice…Momz went & voted fur you again today 🙂

    Posted by Gizmo | February 12, 2013, 4:46 AM
  10. Make sure you find out exactly where you stand legally and what your rights are. Been in this sort of horrible situation and people take full advantage of you if you don’t. Thinking of you all.

    Posted by europasicewolf | February 12, 2013, 5:06 AM
  11. Moving is a lot of work and stress, but after that, you end up someplace wonderful! As long as you’re together, you’ll be happy. Mom and I will say prayers for all of this to go well.

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | February 12, 2013, 5:25 AM
  12. That is a bummer but at least you know to start looking for a place that suits you all.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | February 12, 2013, 5:26 AM
  13. That’s creepy to not tell you they were planning to sell the house your living in. We had someone do that to M &D years ago when they were renting. All our prayers and positive thoughts are with you and family. Your find something perfect 🙂

    Posted by tylersat99 | February 12, 2013, 5:31 AM
  14. Sorry to hear that. Good luck.

    Posted by YellowCable | February 12, 2013, 5:35 AM
  15. Darn Rumpy! That IS a bummer…you guys just GOT there and all settled into your new house in Florida and WHAMMO, it’s up for sale? Not fair. Let’s all hope the next move will be more permanent and an even BETTER place for you all ! STAY PAWSITIVE!

    Kitty Hugs, Sammy

    Posted by onespoiledcat | February 12, 2013, 5:45 AM
  16. Rooting for you guys, it doesn’t sound right to me if you signed a contract has Jen no right of appeal? Good luck you guys. Xxxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | February 12, 2013, 5:48 AM
  17. Oh man, that is a bummer with your house. I guess if you have a year contract the owner can sell anytime after that unless you sign a new contract but it would be nice if they had talked to you about it!

    Posted by Emmadog | February 12, 2013, 6:41 AM
  18. I am so sorry you have to move Jen. That sucks. I hate it when a renter is left in the dark about these things.

    Posted by Mel | February 12, 2013, 6:58 AM
  19. Oh no, that’s so mean. I hope you will find a new home soon – or if you want – you can use my guest room ;o) I’ve voted for you Rumpy, hope you’ll win. I will cross my paws for you all.

    Posted by easyweimaraner | February 12, 2013, 7:00 AM
  20. That is a total bummer. Why can’t people just be up front when renting to someone and say “By the way, the place is up for sale so…”. Gee-whiz. I tried to vote for you but for some reason it didn’t work…but I am heading back there to try again. Good luck!

    Posted by Oz the Terrier | February 12, 2013, 7:13 AM
  21. Positive thoughts and energy coming your way. Good luck.

    Posted by edithlevyphotography | February 12, 2013, 7:16 AM
  22. Well that blows! But I did vote for you, hope that cheers you up.

    Posted by Goose | February 12, 2013, 7:17 AM
  23. Best wished Jen, that’s a bummer indeed, but thing will turn out for the best.
    I already submitted my vote.

    Posted by Doggy's Style | February 12, 2013, 7:17 AM
  24. Oh wow, that is awful. I do hope you find a nice place. It must be hard for June and Rumpy.

    Oh yeah, we did vote for you. LOL. Good luck.

    Huggies and Cheese,


    Posted by haopee2 | February 12, 2013, 7:29 AM
  25. Oh no….I’m very sorry to hear that you have to move Rumpy….it’s so unfair….I’m sending lots of positive energy and prayers for you and your family.
    P.S. We vote for you everyday!!! 🙂

    Posted by eripanwkevin | February 12, 2013, 7:37 AM
  26. Bummer. Please keep us posted.

    Posted by jmgoyder | February 12, 2013, 7:43 AM
  27. My dear Rumpy (Jen) I’m so sorry to read this and that’s why I didn’t click like….wish they had some other button for posts like “sending prayers” or something. May be this move will bring about something positive for all of you? Sometimes when we get forced out of one place in our lives we get transported to an even better one. Don’t be afraid of the changes no matter how scary it seems right now. There is always something good in the bad. Keep us posted!

    Posted by saymber | February 12, 2013, 7:51 AM
  28. I hated renting for reasons like this; we moved to a small town where buying was actually eventually possible. It isn’t perfect but it sure beats getting kicked out of ‘home’. Best wishes and Rumpy, keep Jen cuddled up, this is a yucky, stressful time :/

    Posted by savedbydogs | February 12, 2013, 7:59 AM
  29. Oh, Rumpy and Mom Jen, I’m sooooo sorry you got this news. Especially when you weren’t told the house was for sale. Bummer. I do believe, though, that things happen for a reason and something better will come along!

    And, Rumpy. I voted for you again today!

    Posted by sagechronicles | February 12, 2013, 8:16 AM
  30. Bummer to hear news I’m sure. There must be something great ahead for you though. Good luck!

    Posted by Tammy | February 12, 2013, 8:22 AM
  31. Sorry to hear about your unhappy surprise. I don’t think a lawyer will tell you anything differently than that your rights only extend to the terms of the lease. Most renters find out about a sale unexpectedly.

    I’m not a lawyer but I am a nonprofit housing counselor who has worked with clients in the same situation.

    At this point, you don’t know if the buyer will want to occupy the house or hold it as an investment. But if you would like to stay in the house if possible, try to cooperate with your landlord/property manager as much as possible. It might get you the referral you’d need to sign a lease with the new owner, if possible.

    Good luck! I’ll be thinking of you all.

    And if you think I can help, let me know. I am plugged into a network of housing counselors all over the country.

    Posted by somethingwagging | February 12, 2013, 8:33 AM
    • Good point in this comment.
      Lots of people are buying investment property now – and if there’s a good renter already there, that’s a selling point for the present owner. (But having to keep the house neat and clean and all animal residents calm and pleasant is so difficult…and stressful)
      Such a notice is a rude jarring event. You guys were just settling in so well.
      ALl paws crossed things work out smoothly and quickly.
      (Hmmm must running to vote )

      Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | February 12, 2013, 9:16 AM
  32. Awww Rumpy – that is such an adorable picture of you. M wants to send you smooches. She’ll have you and your family in thoughts and prayers and I’ll purr for you. Something will work out.

    Posted by mariodacat | February 12, 2013, 8:47 AM
  33. Do you know the owner? Send a little message asking why he is uprooting you when you have a signed one years lease. Check your copy of the lease for any fine print stating they can continue to have the house on the market. A lot of attorneys will talk to you without a fee, find one and check out your rights. It is not likely, but maybe the distant owner does not know he has a tenant, the property manager could be hood winking him. Do your research before you talk to the attorney. Good luck!

    Posted by Jennifer Threet | February 12, 2013, 9:14 AM
  34. The Red Man is appropriately horrified by this news and will send the best vibes he can possibly send through cyberspace. You see, this is what happens when the Peeps rule real estate. I’m just sayin’.

    Posted by Sheila Morris | February 12, 2013, 9:46 AM
  35. RE: ATTORNEY. We’re in California but my hubby, a contract expert (retired NASA) said if it’s a lease or contract issue he’d be happy to read it for you and talk to you. He only works pro-bono now that he’s retired (helps the poor in the local courthouse self-help legal clinic). I don’t know what your issue is but if you think it’s a general contract issues that doesn’t pertain to Florida law specifically then get me your e-mail address and I’ll contact you with our info. Paulette (we love you Rumpy. Is Jen your mom’s name?)

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 12, 2013, 10:14 AM
  36. A new chapter and a better place is waiting for you 🙂 We voted my friend now that should give you a little smile x

    Posted by mythreemoggies | February 12, 2013, 10:22 AM
  37. Reblogged this on The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap and commented:
    My friend Rumpydog is in a pickle and could use some love. And, if you live in Florida, some help.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | February 12, 2013, 10:26 AM
  38. Bummer is right…we are sending positive thoughts to you!!

    Posted by Roxy (@RoxyTrvlingDog) | February 12, 2013, 10:32 AM
  39. How terrible to find out they are selling the house. Just awful. I assume they have to honour the 1 year lease, hopefully giving you time to find a wonderful place to move to.
    Regarding the voting, just keep reminding us and we’ll be there everyday for you. Just voted again so you’re now up to 115 – it’s climbing. You can still do it Rumpy!

    Posted by Long Life Cats and Dogs | February 12, 2013, 10:48 AM
  40. That is a bummer! And, really not a nice way to find out about it either.

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | February 12, 2013, 11:19 AM
  41. First, that is our same worry as we rent for first time in over 30 years. Don’t know FL law, but try joining a safe on line community called Loansafe dot org. Crate your account, ou will not receive a bunch of email, trust me. And then start a kbpnew “thread” by asking your question or describing your issue. One of the moderators is a very experienced leasing agent, Tom Eason, and he should give you some information. You can email my Mom if you want any other information. Paw hugs, Savvy and Mom Linda

    Posted by Savannah's Paw Tracks | February 12, 2013, 11:23 AM
  42. “Rumpster” sorry to hear about dem twoubles. Me and Mommie going to vote for you right now…pawmise!

    Posted by adoptedmom | February 12, 2013, 11:30 AM
  43. WE hope it takes a LONG while fur the house to sell. AT LEAST until your lease is up.

    Posted by Frankie Furter and Ernie | February 12, 2013, 12:52 PM
  44. Oh man, you look bummed out, hope my vote makes you feel better!

    Posted by Will and Eko | February 12, 2013, 1:32 PM
  45. Now that just really stinks! Got lots of hugs and feel good prayers headed your way Rumpy.

    Posted by Katie | February 12, 2013, 2:21 PM
  46. Sorry, you’re having a bad day, Rumpy! And I hope Jen is able to find a nice house soon!

    I voted for you for World Spay Day, so hopefully that cheers you up! 🙂

    Posted by Palm Trees & Bare Feet | February 12, 2013, 2:38 PM
  47. That’s really lame. Hopefully you’ll knock ’em dead in the contest, which should make things a little better.

    Posted by Smaktakula | February 12, 2013, 3:40 PM
  48. To you Rumpy- ” Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our whole lives whole.” Roger Caras
    And God speed to you with all that is on your plate.

    Posted by 2embracethelight | February 12, 2013, 3:49 PM
  49. Lots of positive energy for you dear Jen, Love, nia

    Posted by niasunset | February 12, 2013, 4:03 PM
  50. I wish I could give you advice, I can’t even give myself advice. My home gets sold since I’m here (over ten years). Until now the owners (Americans) weren’t very successful, but they might eventually get better at selling it. I really don’t know where to go with all my zoo if shit happens. Plus my home is my job. Latest emails by my bosses weren’t very promising. They owe me some money and I got no hope to get it. I’m asking the neighbours since over a year if anybody would take the cats in case… But they either refuse or got cats themselves. You’re in a better situation, you won’t lose your job over this. I hope that you find a nice new home fast.

    Posted by stanzebla | February 12, 2013, 4:36 PM
  51. You got my vote. If the laws are the same as NY you can not be removed from you house if you have a lease.

    Posted by BJ Pup | February 12, 2013, 9:35 PM
  52. You’ve got my vote too! Sorry to hear about the “move.” I’ve had that happen to my family twice. Sending good thoughts that you find the perfect next home!

    Posted by mydailyminefield | February 13, 2013, 12:19 AM
  53. A bummer indeed. But I believe things will turn out well, what with all the advise and help of people who love you, Rumpy. Hang in there.

    Posted by tita buds | February 13, 2013, 1:43 AM
  54. 😦 I feel weird clicking Like on that. I hope the best! ♥

    Posted by Anne Schilde | February 13, 2013, 2:30 AM
  55. I Liked and then thought, O wait a minute no that’s awful sorry typist needs more coffee! I will keep everything crossed that everything turns out a-ok! My thoughts are with you all!

    Posted by Basil | February 13, 2013, 3:24 AM
  56. Sending warm, hopeful thoughts your way.

    Posted by Paprika Furstenburg | February 13, 2013, 6:30 AM
  57. I’ll share this to FB, and ask for votes in my motif. I wish I could vote again!

    Posted by Charron's Chatter | February 13, 2013, 7:02 AM
  58. Making you move, that’s a horrible thing to do! At least you have warning and time to get ready.

    We’d vote for you if we didn’t have to sign up for an account with that site…our mom just doesn’t like to sign herself up everywhere, too hard to remember and too easy to have problems with so many profiles everywhere.

    Posted by animalartist | February 13, 2013, 9:03 AM
  59. Well beans. We were in a similar situation years ago. You’re right – God opens doors you don’t expect. Will be praying.

    Posted by FleaByte | February 13, 2013, 3:15 PM
  60. Rumpy this news is a bummer. Jen should see if there is a tenants’ assistance line she can call, and only agree to resonable access. It’s important Jen is in attendance when the house is shown, as it is quite risky and you guys don’t want to lose anything. Good luck.
    Also, Animalartist makes a good point about having to sign up to vote. If there is any other way, can you let us know pls.

    Posted by EllaDee | February 19, 2013, 6:15 PM

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