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!
Deb Mendez says
Wow! Congrats. Like many others, reading your blog is the start of my computer day. And I still read it before Icanhascheezburger!
Lisa W says
Happy blog-aversary! And thank you for being such a great source of information, empathy, righteous outrage, and pure love of animals.
Cheers to two years!
Happy Anniversary, Dr. V!! I haven’t been with you since the beginning, but I certainly love being with you every morning now. I don’t follow a lot of blogs, but I think, like many others who follow Pawcurious, we get more out of it than we normally expect from a blog. I can’t wait to see what’s coming in the next year!
Two years! Congrats! I am a huge animal lover (especially dogs) and this is the one blog that I look forward to coming to every day. I read others, but Pawcurious is such a great mix of new information, happiness, hilarity, vet info, pet antics in general, product reviews… I could go on and on! Thanks so much for all the hard work you put into this endevour (sp?) – I don’t know how you fit work, 2 kids, 3 animals, a husband and then this blog into it all! And I can tell you do all of it very well. Again, congrats and THANK YOU!! 🙂
Mihaela (Dr. V) says
Congratulations! You are a very talented writer, and your passion for animals really shines through. Your blog is great, and I can’t wait to keep reading it for years to come!
Happy Blogiversary!! I’m glad I discovered your blog.
Barbara and Daisy says
Oh Wow! My human gave me a great big extra smooch just now. Also had to smooch Monty, our guest Westie. Good start to the day!
Happy blogaversary! Hope you have many more years.
Happy Blog-i-versary Dr. V!
OMG I *love* the heart bokeh in the picture!!! Did you or B do that?? How??? Glitter Brody and shine a bright light on him??
…or just a blend layer in Photoshop? It’s awesome!! 🙂
Dr. V says
Picnik, via Flickr. Super cheap to get the “pro” account and lots of neat effects to make it looks like you spent hours messing with Photoshop. That effect was one click.
Congrats on 2 years. Pawcurious is so enjoyable. Thanks for all you do.
Congratulations! I am so glad to decided to write. Your words have inspired so much good. I am excited to see what you come up with in the future. Thanks for working so hard.
Congrats on 2 years!!! I really enjoy reading Pawcurious – it makes me laugh, sometimes cry & I almost always learn something. Thanks! I’ve just started my adventure in blogging.
Yeah and congratulations. It has been the best read of my day since you started 🙂 Keep the charge going its still a wonderful ride. Hugs from my four legged babies to you and yours .
caren gittleman says
CONCATULATIONS!!!!! Here’s to many, many more years!
Woot! Congrats on two years and thanks for the wonderful ride! Wishing you the best on the road ahead!
The blog wouldn’t be so successful if it didn’t have an intelligent, funny, imaginative creator behind it; who mixes humor, thoughtfulness, heart, frankness and goofiness so that opening the page is always an anticipation. Happy anniversary and keep on truckin’!
Pup Fan says
Huge congrats to you!
Congrats on two years!! You have done amazing things with your blog, and I’m sure you will continue to do so! 🙂
as a fellow retriever owner, I think you have a better chance of raising a billion dollars to get to the volunteer project before you can make progress on the jumping…but if anyone can do it. 😉 Congrats on a great year.