Not only is today our 500th post but it is also our three-year blogiversary! No fooling, I would never do that to ya! I’m not sure how it all worked out but yay us! And I’m pretty sure I didn’t realize it was April fools day when I did that first post way back when.
You know that I love the boys but I also really love writing this blog. If no one read (my mom always will) I would still do it. But you do read it, and that makes the whole experience even more rewarding. Because not only do you genuinely care, many of you have allowed us into your lives via your own blogs, or visits, or emails, or phone calls. So while I enjoy doing the blog, it’s come to mean so much more to us.
You are our extended family. And family sticks together and cheers for one another and provides encouragement and yippppeees and sometimes, empathy and sympathy when we face setbacks and grief. This blog community is where we go to work through breed discrimination, reactive dogs, and figuring out how to respond to those who claim ‘it’s just a dog’. It’s where we can share our success AND updates on dogs who shoot meatballs out of their butts. This extended family has changed us.
When I started the blog I had Melvin and we lived someplace else and he was six. I’d had him for three years at that point. Melvin even had a tail back then. Jake, although alive somewhere else, was a ‘maybe one day’ in our hearts (although he probably already had one googly eye focused on us). He was three. His legs probably worked better during that phase of his life. A lot has changed, but most of it has not. Love still guides us and drives us. We hope that’s always the case.
Thank you for lifting this little blog up. We LOVE you! We do, we do!!!
“Wait, I used to have a tail?”
You stayed with us during his Harry Potter phase.
Dog, pig or cow? Meatball maker!
Melvin worried he’d be too punk rock for you to handle?
Will we ever know where Jake is looking?
We promise you more/endless unique sits.
Yay! Congrats 🙂 I love checking in on Jake and Melvin. And, woah, 3 years is a lifetime in the blog world!
You will always be our first giveaway winner!! Thanks for reading along!
Wow 3 years! Congrats. I love love love being a part of your lives and thank you for letting me in!
Thank you sister! We LOVE you back!
OMD! We celebrate together! Happy Bloggyversary toowooowoooooo!
Yay both of us!!!! We can’t think of better company to share this day with!!!!
Only recently found you guys, so I see I have plenty of antics to catch up on. Congrats on three great years and here’s to many more!
Right back atcha!!!!!
Happy Anniversary or whatever it’s called in blog world! I’m always delighted to see the antics of your boys and I’ve spit out more coffee reading about Jake’s meatball problem than you’ll ever know! My dogs thank you because there’s nothing better than coffee on the floor!
Thanks for keeping me entertained and I look forward to many more!
Thank you!!!!! So glad we found each other!!!!
Wow, happy blogiversary. We’re so happy to be a part of your lives in that peeping-tom-blogging sort of way! Much love to all!
Congrats!! We love peaking in on your family and hope to do it for many years to come!!
We LOVE peepers!!!
Congrats on the blogiversary!! I love your blog and reading up on Melvin and Jake’s stories – they are such cuties! Thanks for sharing your boys with us! 🙂
Thanks Deanna!!!! We love our readers!
Happy Blogiversary! Who knew Melvin used to have a tail? Congrats on your commitment to this blog and thanks for allowing us into your delightful life with Jake and Melvin.
Thank you!!! And, yes, we are coming up on the 3rd anniversary of the tail injury and amputation although we tend not to celebrate that one!
Happy Blogiversary, I’m so glad I found your blog and have been able to get to know you guys!
Awwww, congratulations! You gave me goose bumps, and you always make me smile. Thank you so much for your wonderful blog, and for sharing Melvin and Jake with the world . . . whether the world is ready or not. 😉
So many milestones! We’re so grateful to have become part of this extended family, and so look forward to many more adventures of you and your boys! Love, Lynn, Ollie and Balton
Wow! What a big day!! My days are always a little better when I can hear about my soulboy! Thanks for allowing us into your home.
Yay!! You’ve made Melvin and Jake larger than life that you do 😉
Congrats!!!! What an accomplishment!
I just found you recently, but I’m SO glad I did. Thanks for sharing a little bit of your life and your boys with me.