Hi lovely readers! My blog is six years!
Why Did I Start Blogging?
It’s my bloggerversary. Hope found in M.E. is six years old today! I started blogging as a way to help me cope with the loss of my first companion hound. He’s featured above.
A beautiful greyhound who failed the racing grade and was shipped out to a rehoming kennel. Not all are so fortunate.
The Reason Was Sighthounds
A physio had suggested adopting a sighthound (and specifically an ex-racer) as they’re so tall and don’t need too much exercise. And boy was he tall. His kennel mate was even taller. Had I been well, I would have adopted them both.
We met him, unbeknown to us, while he was still suffering the after effects of the anaesthesia following being neutered. When we got him home a couple of days later, he perked up no end. We then had a 2-year-old sighthound bouncing across the sofas. He was in ecstasy. And continued his whole life with us by racing around the garden in the am and the pm, like clockwork. That racing imprint never left him, and had definitely affected him and his gut.
He had been by my side every day for a decade. He adapted to my needs so quickly and was cheeky, shy, loving and incredible. The void was huge when he took the rainbow bridge.
Another Blogging Companion
A year later this little beauty made herself known and we took the plunge. I couldn’t believe she hadn’t already been snapped up. I was overjoyed to meet her. As little snoot peeped in the front door. She then quietly snuck on the sofa between us, when she popped by with her lovely foster to meet us. I couldn’t get to her, so she came to us. I was so incredibly grateful for that level of empathy.
Thankfully for her, although rehomed via a greyhound charity, she had been nowhere near the racing industry. This particular rehomer charity will accept no funding from the greyhound racing fraternity.
She is unsurprisingly another sofa hogger. And has now developed the ‘I need more space, so will gently kick you off the sofa, two-leg‘. As her predecessor was so skilled at. Her picklish Princess nature, vocal renditions and demands for extra blankets are an absolute delight. I basically love her!
Closing Thoughts and Thanks
I don’t ever regret beginning to blog. I love it, and the community. And it helped me cope at a very difficult time, and still does. Thanks as ever for all the love. And for reading my variety of subject matter.
If you’re new to my blog, welcome! Take a look around my posts. I cover a few subjects, from faith, books, humour and wildlife campaigning to doodling and women’s rights. I basically like to talk about life, as a person with a chronic illness. It doesn’t define me, but shapes me hopefully to be a more understanding and empathetic person.
Anyhoo. Thank you again so much for the support and community. It is probably the friendliest place on the net.
Have a blessed day⚘