To steal my 4 year old son’s favorite saying.
It’s been TWO YEARS since I started this blog! Two years since my inaugural post about the dog who pulled my shirt down in front of the surly bulldog owner, and it’s been downhill ever since.
Lots of things have changed, the passages of life we all deal with when we have animal companions, hellos and goodbyes and the like.
Even those things that remain the same have evolved over time, my children growing up and teaching me about myself, the stories from others deepening my understanding of the human-animal bond.
Starting the blog was like casting a net over open ocean hoping to catch a couple sardines, and netting a blue whale. Which subsequently pulled me overboard.
I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I put pawcurious out there, but I figured it would be a one way conduit for me to speak my mind, a bully pulpit for whatever I decided to take on for the day. I had no idea it would be a doorway to a network of animal lovers all over the world, from all walks of life. It’s pulled me further from my small comfort zone of veterinary medicine and dumped me into the far greater world of people who love animals, in all capacities.
It’s challenged me and strengthened me and made me a better person, a better advocate, a stronger voice. Every time I put something out there, I get so much more back, and that, I never expected.
I’d like for this to be a year of Bigger, to reach even more and try harder to make a bigger difference. I need to figure out a fundraiser so that I can do a volunteer trip with a group like World Vets or Amazon Cares. I need to work on Brody’s jumping. So much to do, and so little time with which to do it.
Thank you for everyone who is coming along for the ride and making it an epic, endless roadtrip. You guys are the best!