Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Apologies & Explanations for the Long Absence from my Blog


My dear friends, I want to apologize to you and aexplain a bit as to why I have been gone for so long from my blog. Pull up a seat and let me make you my favorite meal of chicken and rice with pumpkin blueberry puree as we visit. I'll explain as best I can the reasons for my long absence. It reads a bit like a "Lifetime for Women" movie... 

Let me start by assuring you that Mommy Jenny and I have thought about you almost every day, wondering how you are, if you think of me, and missing our interactions. Mommy and I missed doing posts, and longed for the day when we could truly get back to doing what we love best: writing fun, entertaining, educational, and informative posts and stories you love. Whether you are new to the blog, or have following for years, I owe it to you to share the reasons why I disappeared.

A little over a year ago, our family went through a traumatic event that started when Grammy's husband of 35 years abandoned her and our family in the middle of the night. It was a shock to say the least, but then it was a terrible battle after that for Grammy and our family. Mommy was so stressed all the time as she she helped Grammy and Auntie work through it all. Everyone was trying to deal with the aftermath he caused and the many struggles. It seemed endless. 


He also abandoned my now sweet, beautiful  little sister Jellie, whom I adopted immediately as though it was planned. The ONLY good thing in mine and Mommy's life at that time was sweet little Jellie, whom we had to protect. It took time to feel like writing or posting anything, but I did a couple of posts trying to keep things going on the blog and in my social media pages. I was honored to be asked to work with a fantastic high end dog food campaign during this time. It was fun to have Jellie be a part of it, and I loved the work as always, but after that things got worse.



Now, come down here, closer to me, so I can whisper this next part to you...it's a hard thing to have to admit. For certain reasons, we no longer felt safe in our own home. It was necessary to move to a new place and start a new life, several states away from where the pain, uncertainty and memories were.
Mommy, Auntie and Grammy started the hardcore search for a new home in our chosen secret location, and Mommy visited a couple of "hopeful" new houses for us. It was a hard process. The blog suffered because of Mommy's full time work, the "struggle" and the new home search. 


Another blow to our family of women was that Peanut Pumpkin Pie got desperately ill and then died during the height of the struggle. It was the most tragic loss! We loved her so much, and she was only 11 years old. We were all devastated. I then became the eldest dog girl of the family, so I tried hard to take care of everyone, comfort and be there for every human and dog. So with all this going on,  I let the blog go and just focused on my family, bringing as much love, comfort and joy as I could. 
Sadly, we also lost our beloved 17 year old cat  Meow Meow the last week in August of this year too. She was a wonderful kitty and we miss her sweet ways. 

Finally, after what seemed like forever, it happened. At 4:30am one morning, Grammy found THE house on Realtor.com. All of us fell in LOVE! It was perfect in every way we needed. Mommy called our realtor, he raced to get an appointment to see it that day. He called Mommy while standing IN the house, gave it his full approval, and by that night, we had a contract going. When Mommy drove down to visit it, after just 5 minutes inside the house she felt like she was home. Finally!
Then came the packing, the move, the 3-humans-and-5-dogs-in-2-overly-packed-cars trip down (which took 59 days...okay, maybe only 3 or 4 days), the move in and then a hurricane. Yes, we arrived at our new home just a couple of days before a big hurricane threatened it. But we survived, the house survived, and we are now making our new house a cozy home. 


All of this took me away from my beloved blog friends, and from you. But the good news is, not only is the meal I made you ready to eat, but my little blogging paws are ready to start typing away at these keys once more. So, please dig in to the good food, the friendly smiles, and the new stories I'll be sharing. Just bear with me as I get back to writing, sharing my adventures, my product reviews, and my health articles for dogs. Though we might not have been writing and posting awesome photos for you as of late, Mommy and I have been making plans to expand our blog. And remember my new sister Jellie? Well, this little 7 lb Chihuahua mix beauty has plans too, and will be a regular part of my blog!
So, hold onto your hats, there's lots more coming from Pixel Blue Eyes and her Tails of Adventure!!
I Love You!
Pixel

P.S. If you've been through anything like what I've talked about today, please feel free to share in a comment. Believe me, I understand the struggles of abandonment, house buying and hurricanes, and Mommy Jenny would be glad to talk if you need a human connection or advice. 

11 comments:

  1. Jenny and Pixel! We are so sorry to hear all the sadness and trauma your family has gone through. Gracie Lu and I are so happy that you are safe now and away from that terrible man. We can't wait for more adventures and love you so so much!

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  2. Hi Pixel! so sorry to hear of your troubles.If you are trying to hide from someone out too much info of your whereabouts. remember not to give out too much info. like weather issues or special events in the town. When I came from CA to PA it was my human mom and 8 dogs. We had to come on 2 planes and brought 2 extra people for the ride. My Auntie Rose was on one plane with 3 dogs in baggage. then My momma Jean was on the other plane with 3 in baggage and 2 dogs under the seats. We ahd to have a human for each dog in the cabin. Only 3 dogs are allowed in baggage at one time. We got straight through flights and it was January. We only had to worry about the cold on arrival. It was cheaper in the long run AND easier on all of us to endure 6 hours in a crate then 5 to 7 days in a car. I was not small enough to fit in the cabin so I was in baggage with 2 of my other family dogs. Glad you have your life back on track and we hope to hear more from you soon. Tell Grammie all of us dogs wish her the best on her new adventures in life. Change can be a good thing. Love MJ. PS ( I just celebrated my 14th Birthday!

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  3. WELCOME BACK......WHAT A BUMPY JOURNEY YOU ALL HAD...WHEW.. . BUT NOW....Smile, breathe deep and enjoy your new life...a better life...a blessed life...Do keep certain location facts to yourself...A lot of fires would give details you probably live in Calif.. ya know what I mean. BTW...that is where I live and the fires South of us are horrendous and burning so many homes and very sadly a lot of Horses have died... :( Been praying hard for rain..Fire Fighters are exhausted..Fires are like 8 hrs from us this time..Two months ago, we were packed to evacuate..It was that close... We were very very scared....Noreen, here is moving back to Ohio come Spring...I sometimes think California is always going to be burning ..so sad, it is such a beautiful state once you get out of the City. DURING YOUR ABSENCE I WAS ALWAYS THINKING OF YOU ALL..ALSO PEANUT PUMPKIN PIE, LEFT ME SO SAD AT WHAT A JOURNEY SHE HAD AND THEN WE LOST HER...LOVED HER SO MUCH AND WILL NEVER FORGET HER.... ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND XXXOOOXXXOOO

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  4. I missed you so much!
    My family has been through a lot too. My youngest daughter had a beautiful baby girl at the end of September after a very difficult pregnancy and traumatic delivery. Although she has full custody of her sweet little girl, the father is trying to get custody which we pray won't happen. He isn't fit to be a father and seems to have no interest in his baby. He only wants to hurt my daughter and that is why he wants custody. It is a sad situation but we are praying it all works out as it should.
    We love your blog, Pixel Blue Eyes. ❤

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  5. I'm so happy you and your family are finally safe and happy. To not feel safe in your home is a horrible feeling. I wish you nothing but happiness going forward. Thank you for dinner. It was yummy

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  6. Oh Pixel, it is so good to hear from you! I am so happy you and the family are safe and happy in your new home. Wish we lived close enough that I could give you all big hugs and we could be friends!

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  7. Oh Pixel, we understand how you and your family must feel. Though we haven't lost any family member we lost our little Vaks in May, to cancer. It was a big loss for me, mom and dad and they had to get a new little dog. 4 days after Vaks was gone, we got our little Dudi. A new sunshine in our life. She was nearly one year old at that time and a Shih Tzu mix.

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  8. My goodness you have all been through such a tuff time. Glad you are all safe and moving forward with your lives. Hope the bad times are all behind you.

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  9. Wow, that is a whole lot of tumult that you've been through, friends. Thank you for sharing about all of that; we have missed you, and wondered. So happy you've all found your new home, and wish you all good things. You deserve it!

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  10. Pixel I'm so sad to hear about peanut pumpkin pie. Hugs and smooches. We lost my beloved weiner Lowrider to cancer Aug 2 and our newfoundland lab Pugsly just 2 weeks ago. We added a new chi pup end of August and getting a new chi see crested in a couple weeks. Stay safe and can't wait to hear more.

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  11. Sounds like you all dodged a bullet...maybe literally. Been there, done that so I understand. Glad to see your postings once again.

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