A couple days ago I suddenly realised my blog had passed a little milestone. Five years ago I started this website and started my love hate relationship with my blog. Anyone who blogs for any length of time knows that you sometimes love to blog, but sometimes something you love doing can easily become something you also hate doing. Read any blog and you will see entries that are obviously written when passion is running high and the writer is in full flow and then you will read entries where you can feel the writer is writing more out of sense of duty than inspiration.
My first blog entry was on the 18th June 2010. This blog included information about our first litter to feature on the blog and that litter included Smudge, who's third and last litter features on the blog as we finished our fifth year of blogging and entered into the beginning of the sixth year of this blog. Smudge has grown up on this blog, so I thought it fitting to dig out a photo of her with her six litter siblings together, just days before they started to leave for their new homes.
When I started this blog, I must admit I just saw it has a vehicle to sell our pups, print was dying and I could see this was the way forward. Little did I see that it would become a way to share the intimate moments of rearing puppies, to give more understanding to how important the first months of a pup's life is in their development, hopefully remove some of the myth surrounding breeding dogs and lastly hopefully I have made some people think more about the way dogs look and how the way a dog looks for human fashion can and is all to often detrimental to their health and well being.
The last photo on the blog tonight is one I put on the blog a couple days ago and was actually taken on the same day as the 5th anniversary of this blog and is Smudge five years later with her two daughters Blottie and Bumble, the Poundlane next generation. We are going to have some fun watching these two grow up on the blog.
Funnily enough I have manage to acquire a glass of wine whilst typing this, so I'm going to raise my glass now to hopefully another five years of blogging and lets hope mostly written with a splash of passion and inspiration, rather than just a sense of duty.
“The greatest pleasure of a dog is that you may make a fool of yourself with him, and not only will he not scold you,but he will make a fool of himself, too.”
― Samuel Butler
Me (Jane) with Puddin' and Teagol, waiting patiently to flush a patch of kale, December 2019
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