Thursday, April 14, 2011

My Blogaversary

I was late again.  This isn't a new thing to me.  I admit that I'm usually late to arrive places.  I send belated birthday cards quite frequently, and I hit the snooze button far too often.  This time, I was late in announcing my 1 year anniversary of Arwen's Pack!!

Yup - one year old and I'm still addicted to chattering online about dogs at anybody who will listen.  I never dreamed that anyone would actually want to read my ramblings, and at the outset, I wondered whether I'd get any followers at all!  It still blows my mind that there are people out there who have stuck it out with Arwen, Nyxie and me.  I am humbled.

The thing I didn't count on with Arwen's Pack, is the very real connections I've made with others in the blogging community.  This is an understanding, passionate bunch that I'm proud to have become a part of.  It's comforting to know that there are real dog lovers out there - people who have imperfect dogs, people who get excited when their dog's diarrhea lands on the tile and not the carpet, and who celebrate when their dog doesn't terrify or jump on their neighbors.  People who dress up their dogs at Halloween, and yes, even those people who celebrate Gotcha and Birthdays with home baked doggie cookies.

I also never anticipated the rush of emotions I feel at your moments of joy and sadness - the torment of losing a pup, or the joy of a new pack member.  And of course, the rescue stories!  I've read countless posts of people that are worried sick for their pups who are ill or injured, and my hands become sweaty, my heart sick.  Although I've never sat with a single one of you face to face, that connection is real.

I am in love with my dogs.  They're such a source of joy, peace, and occasional insanity for me, that I know I'm a lucky woman.  I'm lucky to have them and to have you in my life.  Thank you for being a part of Arwen's Pack.

Now raise your pints to a new year and many more wonderful doggie days ahead!


  1. Wow.....Well, we luv all of you too. Gots to stick togedder in dis crazy world!

  2. PeeS....See, my teenie weenie mind wandered off da path too.....HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY!

  3. Happy Blogaversary! We celebrate this milestone with the same joy and gratefulness as you have expressed because you add a unique special voice to our community and for it, we are all richer. Our wish is for 100 more years of Arwen's Pack posts that share your lives, adventures, ups and downs...and your love. Thank you.

  4. Awesome post - great words - we feel the same way but could never express it so well. Happy Blogaversary and we are very happy we have come to know you.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

  5. woooos mates! that's a grrreat accomplishment! Here is to many more years of the tales of your pack! play bows,


  6. We are SOOOO glad YOU get it!

    We've been accused of being 'attention' getters - and other khrap like that -

    As I always say, if I have to explain it to you, I'm afraid you won't understand!

    Here's to ONE GREAT year!

    WITH many more to come!

    We are so glad to have met you!

    Khyra and Her Mom

  7. Happy Blogoversary! We hope you're blogging for a long time to come, because frankly, anyone else surviving antics like Morgan's is somebody we want to read about!

    Bunny and her mom

  8. Happee Blogoversary....we like your ramblings
    Benny & Lily

  9. Happy Blogoversary to you!!

    Your ramblings are honest and true and I have always enjoyed reading them!

  10. Happy Blogaversary! You summed it up perfectly! It's amazing what a wonderful online community dog folks have created. We love dropping by and hearing about your lives. Here's to another year of good food, good friends and the good life!

  11. Happy Blogaversary to you! I'm so glad to have found you, and hope you continue to stick around for another year and more!

    Woofs & hugs for a very special pack,


  12. Happy Blogaversary!!! Here's to many, many more posts and sharing in each others joys and triumphs.:)

    Teddy Bear & Sierra

  13. Happy 1st Bloggoversary! It certainly has been fun! How bout we have some more! ;D Raisin a mug in your honor! Thanks for the excuse ;) Like I need one BOL!


  14. Happy Bloggerversary!! It is a wonderful little community isn't it? And mostly due to wonderful bloggers like you!! Congrats to 1!!

  15. Happy Blogaversary!! Here's to many more to come!!

    -Gizmo, Bart and Ruby

  16. Happy Anniversary! A little late! (I tend to run late too :)

  17. What a wonderful post! We echo the words you have so beautifully written! Happy blogaversary to you and your sweet pack! May we all find pieces of our blog lives that nicely complement our worlds. Blessings.

    Sweet hugs,
    Sierra Rose

  18. Well ~ since you were a bit late, is it OK if we, too are a bit late!
    This was a wonderful post to read; thoroughly enjoyed it, heart touching (and true).
    Of course, great photos as always!


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