But we DID find a new place to live!! And the absolute best part about it is that it has a YARD!!! It's a small yard (we live in LA, after all!) but it's big enough for the pooches and us to hang outside and have barbecues. There's even a doggie door!! (Can you tell I'm excited!??! Look at all those exclamation points!!!!!!)
|As long as you bring our food to the new place, I'll stop snacking on Maggie's tush.|
|Move!? Nah, I'm comfy here, thanks.|
Some advice from Love and a Six Foot Leash moving pros:
Make an "open me first" box for your dog.
We're going to create a box of doggie essentials that we know Maggie and Nigel will need right away in the new place. This will include their bowls, leashes, crate stuff, documentation all in one place, some treats, antlers, any medicine they may need soon after moving and Kongs. We're going to pick the place for their crates as soon as we can so that they are all set up when they get to their new home!
Give your pooch a vacation!
We love this piece of advice and are DEFINITELY going to bring the pooches to daycare for at least the big moving truck day. We may end up bringing them for the night before when we are going to (inevitably) be finishing packing everything up. We're hoping this will reduce any stress they have about seeing everything moved and random people coming in and out of the house. Let's be honest, they are still learning manners when guests come so it would be a bit of a crazy house if they kept greeting everyone.
One nugget of advice from a NY Daily News Article
Keep the windows open!
They're going to be painting and tidying up in our new place before we move in so there are going to be lots of lingering fumes and icky smells at first. Keeping the windows open for a day or two will help air some of that out so the doggies don't get ill from the stinkiness.
Do you have other awesome advice for us while we get packed up and moved into the new place!?