Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Why I Blog

I looked through my sparsely kept high school journal for entries about Turk and Mesa. Here is the sum total of my recorded puppy raising adventures from back then.

8-2-98
Turk passed his final obedience test and will probably be put in class soon. He will graduate August 15 or September 12. I miss him but hope he will be a successful guide.

4-28-99
Turk graduated September 12th and now works with a woman named Janet ... in Ohio. Becky and I are now raising Mesa, a dog who is nothing like Turk.

Yikes! That’s pathetic. I’ve found a few high school papers where I discussed puppy raising in more general terms, and I might post those later. However, I regret not having written more memories with my first boys.

This blog is a place to do better this time around by recording adventures for me and Kyle’s future partner. With that said, why do you blog?

3 comments:

  1. I blog so I can remember different things about the puppies after they leave. Scary to is me how much you forget out your puppies after they are gone for 3-4 years!! :*(( So when new handlers go..did they do this and that? I can go to my blog and see if I wrote about it.

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  2. I guess I blog for the same reason you do. I want to remember my pups. I noticed that with Freya I didn't take nearly enough pictures. I'm taking a lot more with Rocco (did take a lot more, I keep having to remind myself), but in general I want to remember what I did and where we went and what they were like. I also would like to get more people out there aware of what we do. GDB is apparently short of raisers and I would love to help the puppies leave the kennels sooner. But again, the biggest reason is so that I have something to remember them by. If my computer crashes and I lose all of my pictures I still will always have the ones on my blog and if the scrapbooks I've made burn up in a fire then pictures and memories are still there.

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  3. I blog for the same reason. I wanted to make a fun journal for myself to remember fun things about my puppies. I've been blogging since puppy #4 so there is a lot of info on there. I had no idea how many people I was going to meet through blogging! I love this little cyber community we have. :D

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