Sunday, March 22, 2009

The Eagle Has Landed

The last day of my daily walkie on Powell Butte. One of dad's favorite places in Portland, and where he and I walked every single day since we moved here. So sort of a Klaus Memorial Walkie as mama and I talked a lot about dad and how much we missed him.

I left a little message for ya there dad...

And I collected some pine cones to take with us...

And a nice juicy stick...

Because today was moving day. At exactly 9:00 in the morning (after said walkie), a big yellow truck pulled up in front of our house. Movers - on time? Amazing. And they were completely awesome - they helped mama, shrink-wrapped lots of our furniture, and even managed to keep me from wandering too far into the neighborhood to get in some final pee-mail. The company is called Thunder Movers, and mama was really, really happy with them.

Neither of the guys blinked an eye when they saw all of this:

I, however, had other fish to fry. I needed to make sure that in all of the fuss we did not forget to take some very important things with us...

Like this soccer ball. I found this back in Los Angeles in Griffith Park, and have enjoyed many fine kicking days in my back yard with dad. Even though I understand that the new place doesn't have a back yard, well that's no reason not to keep the soccer ball, is it?


As much as I enjoy being in charge and supervising, I did want to help. I offered to help mama take down the box filled with food and dog treats.

Only fair I thought, as the moving guys were dealing with this:

In the end, you'll be happy to know that our move went smoothly and we are now in our new place. And most importantly, the soccer ball made the cut.




Khyra The Siberian Husky said...

Glad to see that part of the experience went smoothly...

Of khourse, we are still thinking about woo a lot!


Sally G and Rufus Hobson said...

Wow, moving we have never done that. The folks would have to have a "garbage sale" first. Too much quality stuff here...
We can't believe your soccer ball still has aire(hint) in it. I deflate everything but Sally G, and I have tried that one.
But it is nice you set up in a new pad, a change is as good as a rest, Momma says.
Hugs to you and Lulu
Sally G and Rufus Hobson

Karen Raye and Bentley Beargrass said...

Moving is never easy and with everything ya'll have been through makes it even harder. Wishing you the very best on your newest journey. Airehugs from Texas.

Welcome To The World Of Airedale Life said...

You are still in our thoughts. Wish we lived closer! Jagger and I Ezzy, would be such good helpers (for treats of coarse)Lots of happiness and peace in your new home.

With Airelove....

The Meezers said...

moving is hard. our mommy has moved ALOT since she was little. happy first day in your new place though! the start of a new and exciting chapter for you and your mommy.

Martha Basset said...

Hi Bogart, we were so glad you were there to supervise and remember the important things. Look after your mum for us. We wish you peace and happiness in your new home. xxxx

Deetz said...

Awe, Bogart.....
I sure missed seeing your sweet facey. I am sure your daddy was with you on your walkie and smiling all the way. Each year, on the same day, you should go back and I bet he leaves you lots more cones and a special stick just for you.
We love you all

Teri and the cats of Furrydance said...

Yay! Your photos really told a story, sad and rainy...but also full of love and hope...we think of you often and the kitties follow...since they all miss Mikie big time too, especially his beloved Spot.

Daniella said...

Glad the move went well. For some reason this post moved me to tears again..I just think of how much your lives changed in so little time and so profoundly. I am sad for Bogart leaving his backyard and the place he walked with Klaus. I wonder what goes on in his head...
May you settle in well in your new digs, may you make new happy memories there and know that you are still in our thoughts and prayers.

Dani and Ax

Kodiak said...

Dude, glad the ball made the cut. Hope you're still supporting your Mom, give her lots of licks and wags from us. Have fun in the new place and keep us up to date on how you are doing!

Rock On,

OhMy said...

We really don't think your mama would have left the soccer ball, but what a scare! The change will do you and your mama good.

Good dog, did the kitties make the cut? We did not see them in the truck!

Cisco Kid Airehead Terror Extraordinare & Humans

The Airechicks said...

Oh so glad - your ball made it - not that we thought Dad would let you forget it.....

Point Butte walk - may need to be a monthly to do - you and Mom can walk and talk and get some fresh air.

WOW Movers on time - that was a GREAT start....Those guys look pretty nice....

Where's the kitties????

Did the treat box get to the new place in one piece????


Dawn said...

Glad you're settled in Bogart. But after all the activity, make sure you give your Mom lots of love, because she surely will need it when the pace slows down! Glad the ball made the cut. You will have to find a place to play with it now. Exploring! That's always fun! You and your Mom are in our prayers daily.

Homer said...

Hi Bogart,

Moving/relocating is not fun at all. Well, we relocated from one country to the other. We had to unpacked and try to fit in into a different culture. You are doing very well. We hope you'll get to meet some nice doggies around your neighbourhood.

Lots of hugs to your mum,

Persephone and Buster said...

good to hear the move went on w/o a hitch... phew bogart ..the TOYS!! and especially a BALL!! had to be included in the stuff to take to the new "Bogart Spot"...your hu-dad was walking w/you and your LuLu on Powell Butte what a great place for walking...but now you get to leave messages in all the right places near your new home...make lots of friends..
take care,
theBUSTER, Ms.Persephone & Ms. Blue too.

the 4 Bs said...

we are glad you got to move okay, but sad about the lack of a back yard. will you be okay without a yard? at least you still have your soccer ball. we're thinking of you, Bogart, and your mom.


Maggie and Mitch said...

We're so glad that your mom had good movers and it made it a whole lot easier for her! We can't wait to see your new place, Bogie! We're sure there's plenty of room for your soccer ball!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Joe Stains said...

Thank dog you guys made it out and the soccer ball came too! You gotta hang on to the precious things ya know. So how is the new place!? We can't wait to see some photos. We hope its a place with lots of new and happy memories but still room for all the great ones of your Dad.

Dughallmor Beagles said...

Oooh, you really are a handsome devil, aren't you? (and a bit of a poser?) Glad the move went well and they didn't shrink wrap you by mistake, hehe! (Hilarious as that would be!)
Still thinkin bout you and your Mama and hope you're taking good care of each other, we'll stop by again soon :D
Slobbers xx

Lorenza said...

Hi, Bogart!
Glad to know the moving went well.
I will wait for your report about your new place!
Take care of you mom!
Kisses and hugs

Drea said...

Hope you and your mom enjoy your new place. :)

Stanley said...


Good to see your fuzzface, man. It sounds like the movers were a good move on your mama's part. Stinkin' glad they came through for you!

I already know the kitties are there with you because, who could ever give up cool kitties? They're like your older siblings. No wonder you're so wise.

Give some lovin' to your sweet mama and the kits. I'm sending extra juicy goob smooches to all at Casa de Bogart!

Goober love,

Twinkle a.k.a Chicken Little said...

The thunder mover sound pretty cool!!! and cant wait to see your new place!!!

slurpy licks,

Suzuki said...

Happy Travels Bogart!
I'm furry happy your soccer ball made the cut :)
Big licks to you

Molly and Taffy said...

Hello Bogart

We are so pleased the move to your new home went smoothly and your special ball went with you.

Take your Mummy on lots of nice walks in your new neighbourhood, be good and take care.

Molly and Taffy xx

Lynne said...

Glad the move is behind you. Now you can settle in and try to figure out where everything goes!
Take your time and be sure to leave room for walks and naps and treats. Be gentle with yourself.

Aniemother said...

We're glad to see the moving went pretty smoothly - and that the soccer ball made the cut.


Sophie Brador said...

Bogie, There is nothing quite as great as great movers. And me and mom have moved enough times to know. I don't have a yard either. It's been about three years since I've had a yard and sometimes it kind of sucks, but most of the time it's kind of nice, because it means lots of walks!

I hope you settle in well.


Petey said...

After every move—and there have been seven—Mommy swears she's never ever moving again. That's just how much she hates moving. I haven't had to move with her yet but Mica's been through two moves and he didn't like it one bit.

Phew - the soccer ball made the cut, just when it's almost reached perfect ripeness. I like mine even more beat up with less air so you can get a good grip and shake the bejesus outta it!

Welcome to your new home!

Your pal,


Lady Kaos said...

Glad to hear the mov went well. That's great your mom found such great movers. I've heard that's hard to do. Hope you like your new place!

Mango said...

Gosh, I am glad you were there to make sure your mom packed all the important stuff. It is good to have mover people do all the heavy lifting. All you have to do is show up.


Rambo said...

Yeah! I'm glad the soccer ball got to move too. I'm sure it was happy. I hope you like you new home!
Rambo the chi

Tibby said...

Hi Bogart,
I am happy to hear that your move went smoothly and that you got to bring your soccer ball! I hope you and your mama are very happy there even though I know you both must miss your dad very much.

Alf said...

Hey Bogart, we are glad that you managed to move ok. Lucky that you found your special ball and took it with you.

Hope ou settle into the new place soon - take care of your mama.

Alf n Mindy xxx

Anonymous said...

Hi Lulu and Bogart
You don't know me; however, through your blog I've come to know you both and your beloved Klaus. Lulu your posts are amazing and inspirational. I'm told writing things down in a time like this is beneficial... I don't know how you have managed other than just taking one moment at a are a strong lady and Klaus would be proud of you. Take care of yourself and the dashing Bogart.

Pink Chihuahua Princess said...

Moving? Its always so stressful for us when our mommy moves because we are always afraid she'll leave us AND OUR TOYS!! at the old house.

Jake of Florida said...

We were missing your handsome face and wondering how your move went -- so we're glad to see you and know that you're in your new home -- soccer ball and all.

We hope there will be a tour soon.

Lots of wirey/terrier love to you and your mom!!,

Jake and Just Harry

wally said...

Wooo! Glad the move went smoothly. It's about time your mom caught some luck!

wally t.

Tuck said...

I'm glad to hear that the move went well. It must have been very hard for your mom and for you! I wish you the best of luck in your new place.

Lots of Love,

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

So happy to see the movers took good care of you and your prized possessions.We don't have a yard here in Phoenix either, but get to have lots of running fun at the dog parks around town. Your soccer ball looks well used!
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Tenkiller Airedales said...

Hi Bogart... listen, mommy told me that years ago she had a 100 pound Airedale that lived with her in a Condo... it had a small enclosed porch, but NO back yard. Mommy said that he lived very well in the Condo for years.... and he had lots and lots of basket balls and soccer balls.... He had lots of fun playing at the park and on long walks.... Don't worry, you'll do just fine in your new home!!! We're pawing for both of you.
Apache, the tribe, and mommy...

Alasandra said...

I love my soccer ball, Mommy says I am a very good soccer player. So glad the soccer ball made the cut. ~ Fenris

Bogart, We are purring for you and your Mom. We hopes you enjoy your new home. ~Socks, Scylla & Charybdis