Can you believe we’re less than 24 hours away from 2015? I don’t know where the year went! Truthfully, I feel like that every December…
No question: 2014 was a big year.
We started the year in Houma where we picked up sweet dumped-dog Molly. We spent months rehabbing her and getting her ready for her future home, which we found once we got back to Indiana! We also picked up baby Petey and found her a forever home where we hear she’s having fun causing trouble! While in Louisiana, we took a reactive dog class with Cooper, hosted many of our dearest friends and family, and met some of the most wonderful people. We even got to volunteer at Villalobos – definitely a highlight for me! In April, we also got involved in the city council’s discussion on revising dog laws after a mauling incident – no BSL! – and at the same time got the diagnosis that changed the course of our year. It was an interesting time, for sure, living in Houma.
It was a year of travel, too. I went to Global Pet Expo in Orlando and BlogPaws in Vegas. I had several trips to Indy for more oncology appointments and popped up to Chicago for Total Pet Expo.
With everything going on with all Emmett’s appointments and illnesses and foster animal switching around and work and my doctor’s appointments and John’s travel and the move and Cooper’s stomach and on and on, 2014 was one of the most stressful years on record for us.
Throughout it all – from the big stuff like the photoshoot and the move to the little stuff like chasing Ozzy and cooking for Cooper and training with Lucas – I’ve tried to document and share info for anyone facing the same situations with the hope of helping. Or, if I can’t help, at least entertain!
Sometimes I screw up. Sometimes I don’t say what I mean to say. Sometimes I gloss over the rough edges. And sometimes I get called out for it!
Because of all that, I’m eternally, forever grateful for you guys and this wonderful, supportive community that has developed around us. I read the comments and am filled with joy at how kind, compassionate, helpful, and funny you all are! I hope you know that you all bring a bright, shiny light to this corner of the internet – and, as we all know by now, the internet can be a cruel place.
Thank you for being here, through all of it.
Thank you for sharing your stories and your advice and your humor.
Thank you for sharing your beloved dogs and cats.
Thank you for being YOU and for being here!
I can’t wait to see what 2015 holds for all of us – it’s going to be great, I’m sure!
A million thanks and hugs and scritches to your herd!
Now, off to the party store to see if I can snag some last-minute 2015 party supplies for a little photoshoot! Wish me luck! Pics and outtakes to come! Have a fun, happy, safe New Year’s Eve!