Change is Pawsome!

Mama and the four-legged family moved to new digs this weekend.  Change of place with flowing space.  Change of attitude with abundance of gratitude.  It’s all good.  Pawsome, in fact!

Our old home was a good spot to transition, but it was time to move on and expand.  We were getting pretty crowded in our small, historic house in old town Folsom and mama was feeling the walls closing in.  A larger home was needed.

Mama is feeling free.  Our new house has good flow — roomy, airy and bright.  In spirit, I’m inhabiting this new abode with mama. Wilbur, Timmy E and Bella.  They feel my presence and my excitement for this new chapter.

It’s time for a change.  Not just a new home but a change in the freedom to be who we are.  We’re certainly not a cookie-cuter family (2 dogs, 1 cat, mama and a furry angel) and we needed something that suited us.

A spacious living room with French doors creates an open and inviting place to chillax with comfort.  The room exudes even more peacefulness since mama hung her O.F.’s (original Franziskas‘ – FOA and amazing artist!)  Mama has a big office, there’s plenty of storage space and we now have a guest bedroom.  We’re so excited to have the space to entertain friends and family.  And we are a pet-friendly accommodation, if you’d like to stay for a few days.

This move comes at the perfect moment.  Actually, every moment is perfection if we have a certain pawspective.  Every encounter, every circumstance is a moment to relish; to learn and grow.  The situation with Timmy E’s hospitalization is cause for paws.    Close relationships (especially family relationships) are complicated and sometimes tangled.  It’s good to take a step back and reevaluate from time to time.

Timmy E is always authentic... he's a puppy!

Mama has learned that she needs to be clearer in speaking her mind and her wishes.  That’s a good lesson to learn for any human!  Authenticity and truthfulness at a soul level is what we all strive for and mama is grateful for the lessons learned.  We were all justifiably peeved at what happened to Timmy, but we’re passed that.

Forgiveness is easier when we realize that everyone is doing their best.  It may not be what we want or need or agree with, but everyone’s on their own journey, at their own pace.

Walk your life’s journey with wagginess and an open heart to receive lessons.  Life is joyous with a furry angel’s outlook.

~ wags & peace ~



  1. Trish says:


    Your new digs look pawsitively peaceful & beautiful! You sound upbeat and happy which a new space can do for you. Family relationships are complicated and messy and sometimes upsetting. I hear a hint of forgiveness and perhaps even an olive branch (hopefully, not toxic!). :-) Mending relationships can bring peace and a lighter spirit also. (As importantly, I am happy Timmy is doing better).

    You’re all in my thoughts! Enjoy your new space.

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  2. Atticus says:

    Lol, Trish! The olive branch is not toxic (it’s not a sago palm!!). You must come over and visit the new pad. Mama says she’ll make you lunch (not as good as Nguyan’s or Rolle’s, but good!). Thanks for your support! hugs & wags :)

  3. Catherine Balck says:

    Congrats on a successful move! I know how much hard work goes into moving and the new home sounds lovely. Are you still in Folsom? Yet another “new” chapter for the Alberti clan.

  4. chrislwagner says:

    Can’t wait to check out the new house. I’m sure you are all thrilled to be able to move around!!

  5. Donna McCord says:

    Congratulations on your family’s new home! It looks lovely and peaceful and comfortable. Sometimes moving into a new environment brings a refreshment of mind and spirit, and I am hoping that is the case here! It is good to know, too, that there is forgiveness and renewal of perspective and relationships happening. I am sending blessings over the new home and praying for protection and good health for your Mama, Timmy, Bella and Wilbur as everyone enters a new phase of your lives together!

  6. OMG! Your new home looks gorgeous. Now I have to buy a painting by Franziska! I LOVE that your world remains so bright.


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  7. I can just feel the beautiful flowing airy quality of your new home! I sense the change and acceptance that come with this new abode. And how I love that you have Franziska’s paintings!

    To move through change is such a gift, even with the inevitable moments of sadness that speak to what we leave behind. I am excited to hear more of what comes from the “most authentic” you–which of course is a person who has lots of creature energy contributing! Speaking of creatures, I dreamt of dogs last night. There were two little dogs with me, as well as some children, and we were sticking close together. Since I’m not typically the dog person, I wonder who was sending me some messages?!

    I’m a little late reading this blog, so perhaps you are already very well settled in your new home. Congratulations!

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  8. Congratulations on the move. The new place looks great. Lots of light and very spacious. Perfect for lots of company. It reminds me that we need to move asap. Hopefully after this blazing summer so we don’t pass out from heat exhaustion. Glad to see that things are progressing nicely!
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