On Thursday, April 19th, Tammy and I will have posted 1,000 blogs.
And, although it feels sad to say this, we have decided that 1,000 blog posts is a good time to end this particular version of the VetWisdomCafe.
We are very grateful for the community you all have created with us. And, we are a bit sad to be moving on.
Our conversation with you has spanned 6 years and covered everything from pet parenting to grief to coping with veterinary stress. Along the way, other writers have joined our conversations--Dana Durrance, Jean McBride, and several guest bloggers. We've made many loyal friends--like you, Midge and Marty--and even picked up a couple of critics along the way (you know who you are!)
All in all, it has been an honor and we will miss "talking" with you each day.
For six years, Tammy has been the main voice of this blog. She has opened her life and her heart and allowed us to be right there with her as she's dealt with sick kitties, moving (several times!), grieving for her sister, and relocating her aging parents. Tammy has shared her anxieties and her excitement, her fears and her confidence. I, for one, have learned a lot from Tammy's thoughtful, down-to-earth musings and I've looked forward each day to discovering what she had in store for us via our blog.
But my personal experience with Tammy goes way beyond this blog. Tammy and I have worked together for 10 years, first at CSU and then at World by the Tail, Inc.! Not many people are lucky enough to experience the kind of teamwork that Tammy and I have created.
Tammy has been my right arm, my left brain, and my more youthful perspective on the working world. I will not only miss writing with her on this blog, I will miss working with her at World by the Tail, Inc.
Technology is prompting us to make some drastic changes in our websites at World by the Tail, so Tammy's tenure as webmaster and Social Media Queen is coming to a close. Technology is also prompting me to reflect and regroup in terms of my own writing and business endeavors. So, my time directing our websites and social media is also evolving.
For now, I just want to say thank you to all of you who have read and commented on our stories. I may decide to blog again down the road and, if so, I'll let you all know.
And, Tammy, thank you from the bottom of my heart for always "being there" and for rising to every occasion I ever threw at you! You are a treasured colleague, but more than that, you are a treasured friend.
Blog or no blog, we'll always be in touch...