12 February 2012

Taking a break but wishing you all a very happy Valentine's Day in the meantime ....

Murray and Clive are taking a little break ...

Away from the computer and blogging and facebook .....

It has been a most difficult week here with all the controversy over Tony Humphreys and his article in the Irish Examiner last week claiming that 'autism' didn't exist and it was 'cold mothers' that made children autistic.

There has been a huge backlash to that article and many opinions aired on radio, on facebook, on twitter and in the newspapers over the past week on his 'assumptions'.  We have not commented on Clive's blog about it over the past week because Clive's blog has become something very important and personal to Murray and we didn't want to put up comments and links to things that he can not understand or comprehend.

To that end we are still not saying commenting on what we think of the man here on Clive's blog - we will leave that to the very many other wonderful contributors who have blogged about it during the week.

If you do want a very thorough round-up of all that has happened - we suggest a read of I speak of dreams

In the meantime, we think we need a little bit of breathing space to calm our nerves and help Murray's Mom recover her strength (nothing to do with 'silly' media articles but she is having severe problems with her hip revision that she had done after her hip replacement several years ago.)

To that end, we are resting .....

Resting from blogging, from Facebook and from commenting for a while ....

We apologise to all our wonderful friends out there who follow Clive and Murray's story and support us so much but we hope to be back soon.

Until then,

Clive & Co

(Oh, yes Happy Valentine's Day too, in advance!)


  1. What a devilishly handsome boy you are, Clive! Happy Valentines day!
    Enjoy your blogging break.

    Love ya lots,

  2. I understand completely. Enjoy your break. More quality time with Clive, right?

    Mango Momma

  3. Enjoy your break, its good to have some much needed rest every now and then. Take care xx

  4. Oh wow. I'm so sorry you've had to deal with all of that ... Much love (and Happy Valentine's Day) and hope you have some rest away.

  5. Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! We hope you can find peace and rest during your break. We are so sorry for all the heartache one person's remarks can cause.

    Hugs and Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning and Mom

  6. Clive , be a love and tell Petey how to order roses, chocolates and a nice bottle of Veuve, will you? So sorry to hear your hip is acting up again, Fee, that's so unfair. Stretch out, let the men (and mostly Sorcha) look after you and pretend you're resting on the hammock with a good book and a cool drink under warm blue skies!

  7. I hope you are able to enjoy your break. We will miss you here.

  8. Really you have your vacation break, wow I'm glad to hear it, and I'm sure you deserve that break too, Enjoy and keep safe on your trip we will assure you that we will enjoy our valentines day with our moms and friends :)

    It's all About Pet Fences | Dog Fence

  9. Happy Valentine's day to you all, Roxy sends her very special valentine to Clive, and hope the hip is sorted soon.

  10. Clive you look so handsome. Happy Valentines Day

    licks and sniffs Sasha

    I hope you can relax and get some rest.


  11. We wish you peace and quiet, rest and recovery, and send you lots of purrs, woofs, neighs and big hugs!

    Happy Valentine's Day to you, Dear Friends!

  12. The bloggosphere will miss the two handsome boys! Hope your break does you good & best of luck with your hip

    Happy Valentine's Day to you from all the Wanderly Wagons crew

  13. Clive you look like our ideal Valentine's Day date, so handsome with all the essentials to paw!
    Enjoy your break - you know you have our love and support together with our view on humans who love to wag their tongues.
    Our human has a favourite poem which she must look out for you all. In essence it is about Words, words can be windows or walls, depending how you use them.
    When you come to a wall you can't get through but of course looking out a window opens up the whole world.
    There are a lot of humans out there who use their words to create walls that are sometimes difficult for us to get round!
    Do take care and keep in touch - we are not very often on Facebook these days but always on email.
    Much love
    Martha, Bailey and the Human xxxx

  14. Have a wonderful rest and come back refreshed - when you're ready...

    (I can only begin to imagine what you are feeling about that article... Hugs!)

  15. Happy Valentine's Day to you and the whole family. We didn't know anything was going on, but will now look into this. Some hoomans are ... well, we just will say fill in the blank. Thank goodness for the wonderful, understanding, loving hoomans that do exist. YOU, being part of that special group Murray's mommy! Take a well deserved rest for awhile.
    Smooches from pooches,
    BabyRocketDog & Hootie
    (& of course, Cassie & Patrick)

  16. Just found your blog!! Love that dog. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

  17. Happy Valentine's Day, Clive! (And Murray, of course!) We'll pretend that the flower and heart-shaped tin of carob candy is for us! ;-)

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  18. Olá amiguinho... Que linda fota e olhar meigo e muito romantico, com flores, bombons... Que chic. AMEI!!! Parabéns.
    Voce é muito querido. Gostei de voce, de seu blog e estou seguindo, ficarei feliz se vier me conhecer e gostar de mim e seguir meu blog também ( JOIN THIS SITE MY BLOG - MEMBERS MY BLOG).
    Te espero com amor e alegria.
    Aus da amiga do Brasil com carinho ...


  19. Get well soon and enjoy your break XXX

  20. You deserve a break. Hope to see you back soon. Happy belated Valentine's day. :)

  21. here`s an idea for you (we did this and it went great!) See if you can find some other kids with autism,and perform a play. Our group loved it!
    Gracie May

  22. Taking a break for whatever reason is oh so necessary in this world of the internet....I really don't think I want to read what is being said...I will probably do so and grind my teeth! My Dads Ron just returned from a short recess and is back at it only limited though! Please take care of yourselves and rest assured you have our backs!

  23. Assistance Dog for Autism......most interesting story of Clive and Murray.I enjoy more.Here looking more pictures those are more attractive and new collection.I love lot but something very new for me but I enjoy more.Here I learn Some recent experience that's are more essential for me.