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And the Day Comes……

And eventually the day comes when you realize that this is the new normal, so you’d better get used to it and move on.


there is a time to mourn, and a time to move on

I’ve been offered a job in North Central Florida, so I’ll be nearby Jacksonville, Gainesville and Tallahassee. I’ve got to find us yet another place to live and then get packing.

I recorded an interview with Paws to Talk podcast back before Christmas and that is going to air next week. More info to come. I hope you listen!

By the way, this is my 900th blog post. What an accomplishment. I’ve been blogging longer than most of my relationships have lasted. LOL


and cookies to dole out….. don’t forget that!

Well, there are still mouths to feed and litter boxes to scoop, so best get on with it.

Enjoy your weekend.

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?


51 thoughts on “And the Day Comes……

  1. Although it will be a hassle to move, it may be nice to start fresh and leave the place with the sad memory behind.

    Posted by Emmadog | January 24, 2014, 6:14 AM
  2. Still sending hugs……and a congratulations for the new job although moving I’m SURE isn’t high on your list of “fun activities” along with finding another house! Good luck Jen…..moving forward isn’t always all that much “fun” but it is of course necessary. Keep telling yourself you can do anything….because you can!

    Pam (and Sam)

    Posted by onespoiledcat | January 24, 2014, 6:16 AM
  3. Wishing all the best for you. Another new beginning.

    Posted by mariodaca | January 24, 2014, 6:19 AM
  4. Gosh! It seems you’ve only just moved in!! Mum says she’s been blogging longer than all her relationships too! MOL Good luck x

    Posted by Austin Towers | January 24, 2014, 6:20 AM
  5. Best of luck with your new job and your move.

    Posted by dianaroggenbuckebrown | January 24, 2014, 6:29 AM
  6. All the luck of the world for the moving and only good things may happen to you at your new place :o)

    Posted by easyweimaraner | January 24, 2014, 6:29 AM
  7. Best wishes on your new venture.

    Posted by earthriderjudyberman | January 24, 2014, 6:35 AM
  8. Life is an adventure-something interesting around every corner!

    Posted by Tuck The Law Dog | January 24, 2014, 6:41 AM
  9. So your blog is one of your longest relationships – I call that an achievement ! and best wishes with the house /pet/work move

    Posted by Promenade Claire | January 24, 2014, 6:48 AM
  10. Don’t envy moving, but congratulations on the new job!

    Posted by Sue at Talking Dogs | January 24, 2014, 6:50 AM
  11. We love your blog! It sounds like this year is going to be one of a lot of change and challenges for you!

    Posted by Maria Appleby | January 24, 2014, 6:50 AM
  12. Congratulations on the new job. Moving forward can be hard but you will persevere. I know you will do well. All the fur babies will help as much as they can, I know. They are a good crew. Hugs to all of you and a comforting pat on your arm. Blessings

    Posted by kanzensakura | January 24, 2014, 6:57 AM
  13. Moving on is sometimes hard thing ……but I’m sure that DeDe wants to cheer you up! Because she was a beauty consultant! She wants to make you feel happy from inside and out! Wow! 900 posts! Congratulations!
    Time flies so fast! Good lucks with your new job and new place, Jen. Please remember we are all here for you. Hugs

    Posted by eripanwkevin | January 24, 2014, 6:58 AM
  14. A new adventure in your future 🙂 Enjoy it!!

    Posted by Stuff My Brain Thinks | January 24, 2014, 7:15 AM
  15. Congratulations with your new job, I hope it’ll bring you satisfaction. Finding a new place with room for the animals, that’s quite a job too! I wish you luck, and hugs for all the furry friends (and you, if you want too).

    Posted by Renée de Bruin | January 24, 2014, 7:18 AM
  16. congrats on the 900th!! As for the move, remember “everything happens for a reason”……….could be fantastic! Embrace the opportunity!

    Posted by Dakota/Caren/Cody | January 24, 2014, 7:50 AM
  17. Congratulations on your new job and 900th post. You’ll have to visit St. Augustine after you move. It is our favorite place to go to get away for a couple of days.

    Posted by Charles Huss | January 24, 2014, 7:54 AM
  18. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 900th. POST!! THAT is a Really BIG accomplishment.
    AND Congratulations on the new Job.

    Posted by Frankie and Ernie | January 24, 2014, 7:55 AM
  19. Congratulations on your new job! Moving is hard work, I hope it all goes smoothly.
    900 posts is quite an achievement! I’m looking forward to listening to the podcast.
    I’m sure you have some very special memories of DeDe which will bring you pleasure to think on when the pain has eased a little.

    Posted by Clowie | January 24, 2014, 8:26 AM
  20. Congratulations on your new job and your blogging milestone! =^.^=

    Posted by baileyboatcat | January 24, 2014, 9:11 AM
  21. A big hug and a congrats to you for everything…best of luck in your new venture and before you know it you will be well over 1000 with your blogs and celebrating again lol…

    Posted by TammyeHoney | January 24, 2014, 9:47 AM
  22. Congrats on the job. Something to take your mind off things. Bet the animals cotton on quickly that something is up.

    Posted by Animalcouriers | January 24, 2014, 10:20 AM
  23. congrats on your new job! I hope it all works out well for you! And LOL about blogging longer then your relationships! hahaha!
    ((husky hugz frum da pack))

    Posted by Jenna,Mark “HuskyCrazed” Drady | January 24, 2014, 10:21 AM
  24. Congratulations on the new job. Hoping your move goes smooth and your new job and home will be just what you would want. Congratulations on the 900 posts too! Hugs and nose kisses

    Posted by Mags Corner | January 24, 2014, 11:06 AM
  25. Not another move! Ah well, at least you can console yourself with the fact that each time you move makes you more of an expert on HOW to move. I’m sure you wouldn’t be doing this if the new job weren’t worth it, so big congrats on that.

    Oreo, Ling Ling and Tilly Tot wish Rumpydog and the cats an easy move. Their advice is, don’t sweat it. It’s soon over and then you have the fun of exploring the new place. And they send lots of nose nuzzling and rump smelling.

    My advice is determination, lots of friends to help, a pluritude of cardboard boxes, a stout marking pen, and a bracing drink to help you relax at the end of it (and pizza…did we mention pizza?)

    Posted by Sandra Bell Kirchman | January 24, 2014, 11:51 AM
  26. Yes, we all need to move forward, through whatever pain or loss we leave behind. We wish you all the very best in your move, and in doling out treats!

    Posted by The Poupounette Gang | January 24, 2014, 12:14 PM
  27. Congrats on the job and podcast. Good luck.

    Posted by peacelovenwhiskers | January 24, 2014, 12:34 PM
  28. Oh, I have a friend in the pet-medication field in Gainesville! Wonder if you’ll ever meet? Hope Rumpy can stand that heat, but the cats will love it!

    Posted by heretherebespiders | January 24, 2014, 2:02 PM
  29. Congratulations on the new job, Jen. Here’s wishing you a smooth move and transition.

    We are excited about your interview — please do keep us posted, okay? Oh, and congrats on 900 posts (WOW)!

    Posted by meowmeowmans | January 24, 2014, 2:09 PM
  30. If I moved more often I would have some much junk! That is about the only good thing I can think about moving. Good luck with your move and your new job, sometimes a fresh start is helpful.

    Posted by wigglebuttryker | January 24, 2014, 2:25 PM
  31. I think the move is perfectly timed. Good luck. Don’t forget to pack the cookies!

    Love and licks,

    Posted by Genevieve Petrillo | January 24, 2014, 2:34 PM
  32. Sending lots of hugs and purrs for an uneventful move…also virtual boxes and sturdy packing tape! Wish we could be there to help. Forty paws stand ready! Gainesville has a vet school, so there’ll be lots of compassionate anipals and their people to surround your sweet family with kindness. Luck and love to all!

    Posted by Annabelle Essert (@RainbowCatsx8) | January 24, 2014, 3:08 PM
  33. Wow! Well it’s a nice area to live in. Best of luck on the move! And congratulations!

    Posted by FleaByte | January 24, 2014, 3:15 PM
  34. I hope you enjoy your new job and find a great place to live.

    Posted by Dennis | January 24, 2014, 3:48 PM
  35. 900 posts. Now that’s commitment. Congrats on that. Good luck on your new job. Rumpy and that gang will be very happy if you don’t need to work weekends or nights. They like you around,

    In terms of moving, you must be an expert on that having just moved a few months ago. You get to purge each time you pack. When I was thinking about moving and beginning to purge, the questions I asked myself was, Do I want to pay for the mover for moving it. If the answer was, “No”, i purged it.

    Good luck house hunting and with your move. What’s the time frame?

    Posted by whydowepaythem | January 24, 2014, 6:13 PM
  36. Congrats on the new job and your 900th post!! Moving — and the craziness that goes with it — might be just the involvement you need to help you through the rough spots.

    Posted by The Golden Life | January 24, 2014, 7:56 PM
  37. Wow, another move. What changes you’re encountering. 900th post, congrats on all the good things you’ve been sending into cyber space. Hope you and your gang have a peaceful weekend. Holding ya’ll in our hearts.

    Posted by The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap | January 24, 2014, 8:05 PM
  38. Con-cat-ulations! I hope the new job/home combination works out better than the current one. You have lots of memories to take with you.

    Posted by Bernadette | January 24, 2014, 9:27 PM
  39. Life is a fickle bitch she matches on regardless of what we are going through. I suppose we can look on this as a hindrance or a blessing.
    Congratulations on the new job! I am so impressed at how you cope with moving and looking after the loving furry pals. I hope this latest move affords you some permanency so you and the gang can recharge your batteries.
    It is sad that the beautiful Dede has gone you gave her a happy life and she gave you love, she would not of weathered another move so time has removed that worry from your shoulders, at a high price I know.
    What I am trying to say in my cack handed way is good luck with the move and the job. DeDe will always be in your heart.The rest of the gang are quite capable of keeping you busy.
    Well done on the 900th blog that is an accolade 😀 Good luck and I look forward to the next post.I may just tic like more than I comment but I have grown to love you all.:) xxx

    Posted by willowdot21 | January 25, 2014, 4:08 AM
  40. good luck with the move,xx Speedy

    Posted by speedyrabbit | January 25, 2014, 6:33 AM
  41. They say “a change is sometimes as good as a rest”, although I’m sure you won’t be thinking that as you’re packing everything up! Good luck with the move and best wishes for the future, Jen. Big congrats on your 900th post!! 🙂

    Posted by Debbie | January 25, 2014, 8:12 AM
  42. Congrats on your new job opportunity and on your 900th post! I’ll definitely try to listen in to your podcast. 🙂

    Posted by Nature by Dawn | January 25, 2014, 1:17 PM
  43. Congratulations on the 900th post…! thats a great accomplishment
    and have a Safe trip moving ….
    Take care…You Matter..(all of you)

    Posted by LadyBlueRose's Thoughts Into Words | January 25, 2014, 4:40 PM
  44. Best wishes for your next chapter in life 🙂

    Posted by PC PHOTO | January 25, 2014, 5:45 PM
  45. Congrats all around!!!!

    Posted by Emily @ Adventures of a Dog Mom | January 25, 2014, 6:20 PM
  46. Good luck with the move xx

    Posted by Misaki | January 26, 2014, 9:12 AM
  47. Best of luck, Jen. Congrats on the job, and I hope the move is easy.

    Posted by Candace | January 26, 2014, 9:53 AM
  48. Congrats! That’s a whole lot of posts – and your audience still grows. Appreciate all your efforts.
    Excited about your new job…although UGH relocation and packing. Sounds like a great spot. (and they are bound to have cookies and a nice yard just for you Rumpy. Thanks for helping Jen!

    Posted by philosophermouseofthehedge | January 26, 2014, 6:31 PM
  49. Best of luck! And congratulations on the post milestone. Wow!

    Posted by bardessdmdenton | February 20, 2014, 2:36 PM

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