I can hardly believe it, but our blog started one year ago today! How the time has flown..
Our first post was about Brutus (who was 10 months old at the time) eating his way out of a brand-new travel crate. It took him less than 5 minutes to escape.
The blog has come a long way since then, and so has Brutus! I'm so proud of the progress both have made in the last 365 days!
From uncertain beginnings and no clue what I was doing, the blog has taken on a life of its own. We've managed to snag 134 followers here, and over 200 on Facebook! Along the way we've made many great friends, hosted a contest, and "spawned" the monumentally popular Flat Brutus project. I credit Brutus' inherent cuteness and bubbling personality for most of our success, with a little help along the way from my photography and writing. I never thought blogging could be such an enjoyable pastime - not only has it given Brutus a voice, it has also given me a wonderful creative outlet!
Of course I have to give the subject of the blog, my Brutus, a big round of applause. In the last year he has changed in so many ways right under your virtual noses. He's grown physically, maturing into what most be one of the most athletic dogs the breed has seen. Frenchies are known for being difficult to train, but Brutus has certainly proved that is not always the case; staring with his CGC last May he's collected 3 AKC titles and is currently working on 4 more in agility & obedience. But as much as anything else, it's Brutus' personality and sense of humor that has enchanted so many. The things he puts up with for the sake of blogging material! Sure, he has his moments... but I can forget those in an instant when I wake up each morning and see his smiling face next to (and occasionally on top of) mine!
I've said it before, but it bears repeating - the blog would be nothing without all our followers. So thank you once again for your loyalty, comments, kind words, encouragement, and patience. You've laughed with us often, cried with us a few times, and have made our lives better. It's been an honor to have the opportunity share it all with you, and we look forward to many new adventures as we enter our second year of blogging!
To celebrate our bloggiversary, I'll be making a few changes here, and am trying to decide on a new header photo (the existing one has been up since day one!). Lots of other things going on in the background, including embarking on our Wild West Earlventure. Don't worry, we won't forget to take you all along! Wouldn't have it any other way!
Have a great long weekend and holiday. Hope you all have lots of sunshine, relaxing, and good times with friends & family. As they say out west, happy trails!!