A Brief Hiatus and Then Big Things


Sometimes life can take some very unexpected and yet very pleasant turns. Like today when my human mommy handed me this real-life bone–the first I’ve ever had–and said, “Enjoy this, Miss Harper Lee. You’ve earned it.” Wow, talk about your unexpected pleasant surprises! Mommy’s been kind of busy lately, so she feels a little guilty about not devoting her usual amount of time and attention to me. And she says she’s neglected my blog and all my blog friends, too, and that makes her feel kind of rotten.


I think, though, that she has a pretty good excuse: we are in the midst of a move. If all goes well, my humans and I will be moving from Baton Rouge to New Orleans in about a month. Please keep your fingers and paws and even your hooves crossed that things progress smoothly with contracts and inspections and stuff (I don’t really understand any of that, but Mommy says it’s utterly nerve-racking). And when those hurdles are cleared, the packing starts.


But my humans say it will all be worth it, and I believe them. Life is about adventures and opportunities. Just think of what fun it will be when I get to share with you my new life in New Orleans–new places to walk, new friends to meet, new experiences to enjoy. And oh so many new smells! For now, though, I’m going to give my mommy a little blog break so that she can focus on the move. I’ll miss each and every one of you over the next month or so, but Mommy says we’ll be checking in on you as we can. And I’ll have brief updates on Instagram (@thek9harperlee), so I hope you’ll visit me there. Until then, I’m just going to gnaw on this fabulous bone. . . and thank my lucky star that dogs can’t help pack. 😉


38 Comments on “A Brief Hiatus and Then Big Things”

  1. Fozziemum says:

    Oh sweetie it is a super exciting yet stressful time..we moved 3 hours away from 3/4 of an acre and lush soil…to 11 acres of rock..and boy I am still reeling! and that was 4 years ago 🙂 sounds super fun though I know the boys here love it and all the new things..i enjoy that bone and yes be glad you cannot pack.urghhhh we will all be waiting 🙂 loves Fozziemum xx

    • I’m equally excited that dogs can’t unpack boxes. We are finally settled . . . and best of all, we have internet. Thought Mommy might go crazy there for a moment, but we are back up and running and ready to return to the wonderful blog world and all of our sweet friends!

  2. Wishing you all the best! Moving is never easy but I am certain you are going to LOVE your new home! you should hook up with Melissa Clinton in New Orleans, that is where she lives!

    • Thank you so much for the well wishes. We are settled and exploring and so ready to get back to blogging. Hope you’re well. I’m excited to show you my new home. 🙂

  3. Mumsy's Little Chancy Man says:

    Moving is a lot of work sweetie and it takes some time, but sounds like it is going to be a good move for you. Hoping for all the best for you and your family and praying and crossing our paws and fingers that the move goes well and you all love your new place. Hugs and nose kisses

    • Thank you so much for all of your kind wishes. The move was smoother than we ever could have imagined; we are settled and having tons of fun exploring our new world; and we finally have internet. Woo hoo!!! Easing back into the 21st century. 🙂

  4. How exciting, good luck to you all for a smooth move.

    • The move was incredibly smooth. Getting our internet connection was not so smooth. But we are finally up and running. We may even have television by tomorrow . . . four weeks after moving in. Hoping we get Animal Planet. 😉

  5. New Orleans! WHOOOOHOOOOO!!!! How exciting! We’ve got our paws crossed Miss HL.
    Wally & Sammy

    • Thanks for crossing your sweet paws. It worked! We’ve been in our new home for a month, and we finally have internet. Cannot wait to share my Big Easy adventures with you . . . and hopefully convince yours humans to make a trip this way.

      • WHOOP-WHOOP!! We’re so happy to hear that you are all settled and moved in. Mom has been keeping us updated via your Instagram account.
        OMD…please don’t go putting ideas in their heads about travelling again…mom’s face LIT UP when she read that last line of yours.

  6. What a wonderful opportunity! We will definitely come visit you in New Orleans. It is where my books are set and I need to visit for inspiration often! LOL! Relax and I’m sure it will all be fine.

  7. So exciting! Good luck. See you on IG.

  8. Emmadog says:

    We love moving but have been in the same place for a while now. Mom is a realtor, so we know all about the buying and selling thing. Best of luck to you and can’t wait to hear more about your new home!

  9. fredrieka says:

    moving is fun but hard work hope your move is as smooth as fur

  10. Jan K says:

    Ah yes, moving is never fun and you’re lucky you don’t have to help with the packing, Miss Lee! We hope everything goes smoothly, it will all be worth it once you all get settled in your new home. We look forward to your new adventures in New Orleans, even though we’ll miss you in the meantime!

  11. PigLove says:

    Awesome bones aren’t they? Houdini got his first one a couple of weeks ago. He let me lick it. It was tasty for sure. Good luck on the move my sweet Harper. My mom said she would be in touch with your mom in the future about something. XOXO – Bacon

  12. Ogee says:

    Good luck with the move (and be sure to milk it for extra treats!). We’ll see you when you return!

  13. dogtailsblog says:

    We moved to a new city last year, and you’re right it’s an exciting adventure! I hope you have fun finding new walks too! P.s just followed you on Instagram too from my shop page @myperson_loves me!

  14. Best of luck with everything!

  15. Misaki says:

    Hope the move all goes smoothly xxx

  16. Congrats to your new adventure

  17. Well, Miss Harper Lee, so this is what you are up to these days…moving is quite the adventure! We are delighted that you will be in New Orleans because Slow and Pretty are going to a lesbian literary conference there in July. Perhaps they could have an opportunity to sip an adult beverage with your human mommy and daddy?? That would be the most fun…much more fun than packing which is a total nightmare. We send our sympathies and good wishes for a successful relocation!! 🙂

  18. Marty the Manx says:

    Good luck Miss Harper Lee! A least your Mom didn’t stress out and delete your blog like MY Mom did! WE are now at martythemanx2@wordpress.com

  19. Fiona says:

    Can’t wait for you to be back I love you harper lee good luck with the move

  20. cafall says:

    We took an unexpected break too! Sometimes life is more important than the computer – we completely understand!

    Monty and Harlow

  21. TailSmart says:

    Good luck with the move! It can be stressful, but I’m sure you’re going to love your new home!

  22. Fion says:

    We miss you Harper LEe

  23. finnhoward says:

    Good luck on your move! Can;t wait to hear about all of your new adventures!!

  24. tylersat99 says:

    Hope the moving is going well and you just keep enjoying that big bone 🙂

  25. Miss Harper Lee, how are your nerves these days in NOLA?? The Red Man wants to know. 🙂

  26. Miss Harper Lee, we miss you!

  27. Brittney says:

    I’m so happy to have found your blog when you are back from your hiatus! I will be picking up my golden puppy the first week in August and I hope she is as beautiful as Miss Harper Lee! 🙂 There was so many golden retriever puppies when we visited on Thursday if you wanted to check out my last blog post: http://raebyday.virb.com/lifestyle/14160305


    • Oh my gosh. Just checked out your blog and I am so happy for you. My human mommy tried to follow you, but couldn’t figure out how to do it (she could be suffering from puppy brain), but we’ve made a request to follow your IG account and cannot wait to see your new sweet puppy. Congratulations!

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