Thursday, March 4, 2010

What A Year!

It's hard to believe it, but we now have a year under our belts of writing this blog.  It's given me some time to reflect on things that led up to my starting this blog.  As I look back, it's kind of funny how things happened through time to lead me to that point.

One of the first things that happened for me was that I began to read another blog that was just starting 2004.  It involved a greyhound and a labrador at the time.  It is now an extremely popular blog that has evolved into a very clever and entertaining read.  At the time, it didn't occur to me that I could do anything that entertaining, so I simply enjoyed reading it when there were updates.  The name of that blog, for those who are interested, is Life With Dogs.  The stories that he would write are still some of the funniest I've ever read!

Four years later, I lost my heart dog, Treat.  She was the first dog that my husband and I shared our lives with as adults and as a married couple and she was an important part of me growing into who I am.  I often posted on a few other boards using her voice and she was a bit famous in a few circles.  I wrote about her passing on several boards and as I did, I reflected on the many funny stories of our life together.  Treat was simply a larger than life personality.  People who met her in person were suprised by how small she seemed after they imagined her much larger. 

Not long after she passed away, to help deal with the grief, we brought home Bunny.  Who would have imagined that I'd get another tiny greyhound with a larger-than-life personality?  I also admit that I never intended to bring home a greyhound who was practically still a puppy.  She was just eighteen months old when we brought her home although she acts much calmer than most greyhounds her age.  Blueberry was a wild child when she was the age Bunny is now.  It was so much fun seeing Bunny discover the world and I realized that I didn't want to miss the lifetime of stories that would unfold during our life together.  I wanted to remember it all, and find a way to share it.  I didn't want to miss the special moments in any of our hounds' lives if I could help it.

I never dreamed that there would be other people who would be interested in what I had to write.  It's been a pleasant surprise.  We've met other writers and dogs through the blogs that we've found, grown some here and celebrated successes and shared losses.  I can't say how grateful I am to those who have offered us encouragement as we've grown and followed our journey.  Hopefully, we'll be writing and sharing entertaining stories of our life for many years to come!  Thank you to everyone who has made this such a wonderful year for us!

Blueberry Types for the Blog


  1. Yep that is why we blog as well. Especially for our guide pups since we only have them for a short time.

  2. Oops! meant to say congrats on a year as well!!

  3. Congrats on a whole year of blogging!!! :) Rugby and I love reading about Bunny's adventures and we hope you keep blogging for years to come!

  4. Congrats on your one year milestone! I only recently discovered your blog and it was through LWD, of course! :D

    I very much enjoy hearing the tales of your tails. For me, there are never too many greyhound stories! Keep 'em coming!

  5. Well done on your first anniversary.

  6. Congratulations on a year. And we agree that LWD is a fantastic blog.

    Our start was very similar in that I created a website after losing Nikita. It just seemed a great way to remember her and to document the growing Herd in our house.

    We enjoy your blog and look forward to the next year of stories.

  7. YEA!, Wow, it's hard to believe the blogs a year old. It seems like yesterday. Just like the day we met. ;-)

  8. That last photo is just wonderful! What a great story.


  9. Congrats gal! It has been our pleasure to read your words and hopefully we`ll be doing so for many, many years to come!

  10. Congrats on your one year milestone. We enjoy reading your blog and seeing what the girls are up to.

    Pugs & Kisses,

    Yoda & Brutus

  11. Congratulations on your ONE YEAR BLOGIVERSARY. I remember mine. I love your blog, BTW. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, it keeps me guessing and enjoying.

  12. Cograts! It is amazing how these things evolve. We are so glad you started blogging and kept at it. We love coming here to visit everyday.

    Emma Rose

  13. Congrats! We actually found you via Life With Dogs and are so glad we did!

    Dory and the Mama

  14. Congratulations! Here's wishing you many more years of excellent blogging!

  15. I just wrote a long comment and then accidentally nuked it. Darn. In any case, I love your photos today. Treat, plus your current wonderful trio.

    Congrats on a great year!

  16. Khongrats on your Furst Blogaversary!

    We've just recently found each other and we feel lukhky to have done so!

    Here's to many more 'adventures'!

    Khyra & Khousin Merdie

  17. Cheers, to the next umpteen years. We thank you just as much as you thank us. Treat, huh? Oh, our angels... Then this is Bunny's blog, hear that Blueberry? :) What a sweet post. I just love learning more about you and how "houndstooth" came to be.

  18. Congratulations on your 1-year blogaversary!!! What a milestone! We found Life w/Dogs early on too and still have the wipe off the computer screen far too much from the coffee spits! And your pack is just so beautiful - just love that last picture - so sweet! Look forward to the next year!
    Cheers and Hugs xo

  19. You melted me a little today Carrie. ♥
    It has been great to watch you spread your wings and carve out a niche in the blog world. And your sweetness almost balances me out. ;)
    I find more Greyhound blogs by the day. That can only be good for the dogs!

  20. Congratulations on your first anniversary. We know we are only new friends but we are delighted to have met up with you!

    take care
    Clive and the NSLM

  21. Certainly an eventful year with ups and downs! Hanging around for so long is the biggest up! Congratulations!

  22. Hi there! Please try our email again, it is working fine from all other sources. Be careful with all the crazy consonants in the address, they are easy to jumble!! If for some reason won't work for you, try We'd love to have you as part of Flat Brutus' adventures!!

    Michelle & Brutus

  23. wow you bewootiful pooches
    a whole long year?? we just love all your adventures imagen many years of that?? boy we sure cant wait
    we send you many congratulations wrapeed in slobbery pibble kisses ok?
    the houston pittie pack

  24. Hi, I happened across your blog a couple of weeks ago and absolutely love it. I read it and tell my baby girl (grey) the stories about what your grey's are up to;-) Tamara looks at me like I might have possibly lost my mind, but that is okay! Congratulations on a year!
    Dawn & Tamara

  25. I totally love reading the adventures of Lilac, Blueberry and Bunny! I'm really glad you decided to blog about your girls. Their stories, antics, and naps have enriched my life, and I know when the time is right, and the pup is right, I will find my own little one (or not so little one?) to blog about, too. Happy anniversary!

  26. I never had any interest in blogging until we got our first greyhound - then I suddenly wanted to capture all of those special moments! I guess I just hadn't found the right inspiration before :) Congrats to you and I love that last picture of your girls!!!

  27. I came to visit you not long ago but I love all your posts!
    I am very happy to know you!
    Happy Blogoversary! And many more to come!
    Kisses and hugs

  28. The blog world is great, isn't it? I never thought so many people would be interested in me, either! But, your blog traffic is certainly deserved. I love reading about the Grey Girls.

  29. Congrats! I always love reading your blog :-)


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