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!!!