We have a house!

We viewed two properties yesterday; one of them was massive and very nice looking; it had a cellar and garage for storage and, although the back garden didn’t have high enough fences for the dogs to be off-lead there, it did have a garden! 

The other property was much smaller (but therefore much cheaper!! 😉 ), nicely decorated and had a small, enclosed garden.

We then had a very difficult decision to make…move into the bigger house, the smaller house, or stay at our current house and pay our rent on a month-by-month basis?


Zoey doesn’t care either way!

We were leaning towards the much larger first house, the only slight issue was that the smaller house had better dog walks nearby. Then, however, the estate agent made the mistake of saying that the property had almost been rented once. At the very end of the application process, the landlord had said he didn’t want a Rottweiler living at the property!

The estate agent claimed it was because of the dogs’ size but, especially because Zoey has Staffie in her, we didn’t feel comfortable renting from a landlord that could well be prejudiced against certain breeds…or that wasn’t really comfortable having dogs living there at all!


Too cute for words 🙂

So we opted for the second house, we are going to sign the papers and fill in the forms tomorrow – huzzah!

We should get the keys in about two weeks time, so it’s all very exciting! It does mean we have to start packing and go through yet another move – UGH!! – but we are happy with the property and it is in a far better location 🙂

Both dogs had me in stitches today when they saw a moth! They were both careering around the living room, jumping up and snappy clacking their teeth trying to catch it. Whenever they lost sight of it they would frantically peer around the room trying to spot it again, and then they’d be right back to chasing it, barreling into each other and generally causing mayhem!! 

Here they are both desperately searching for the moth (which remained unscathed until they had forgotten about it!)



And a pic of Kasper working to get his breakfast from a puzzle feeder, it’s the hardest one we have as the hole is so teeny tiny the kibble only just fits out! Zoey is in her crate with her Kong genius 🙂





9 thoughts on “We have a house!

  1. so glad you found a home. We have a Staffie we love dearly as well. Yesterday we took him to his doggie play group, where we take him about once every days for socialization. He had a great time and got absolutely filthy so we had to bath him when we got home. Because it was late and cold we bathed him inside in the bathroom, and he loved it.

    • Thank you 🙂

      Oh I bet he has a whale of a time at doggy play group! I wish there was one near us so our girl got to play with other dogs too, she hardly ever gets to actually play with others apart from her ‘brother’.

      • We have to travel a fair distance to get Bert to ‘playgroup’, but it’s needed because he has no other dogs to play with at all.

  2. Congratulations on the new house. 🙂
    I am so glad that my landlord is cool with dogs, we have had a lot of them here in the last 15 years!
    Lovely pictures, as always. 🙂

    • Thank you very much 🙂 Yes, a good landlord (especially one that is accepting of pets) is worth their weight in gold!

  3. Congratulations on finding a new house! Sounds like you made the right choice, especially for your dogs. Best wishes!

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