I have been on the fence about taking a blogging break. It's been a rough couple of months for all of us at 24 Paws of Love and I've been thinking of taking a little vacation from posting. I think one of the most discouraging aspects for me about blogging is you are all just faces and names on my computer screen. I can't think how many times I've read a post or comment and really would like to follow up the conversation with the actual person. My husband and I are pretty tight friends and most of the people we know are not dog fanatics like us. I can not tell you how many insensitive and critical comments that people have felt the need to share about loving a dog as part of the family. And if one more person asked me, "Don't they cost a lot?" in that tone of voice that implies we would be better off financially if we got rid of one or two dogs because of the cost, I'm going to punch them.
So what I'm trying to say is that this dog blogging community is such a blessing. To know and understand that there are other dog crazy people out there that 'get it.' And that we don't have to explain ourselves or justify why we have 6 dogs when the answer is plain and simple...We love them. You guys get that and live it everyday. Others just don't have a clue.
So it would nice to put a face with the blog and have an actual conversation with this group we have been following, I have actually considered the possibility of attending Blog Paws 2013. Something I would have never thought of before, but curiosity has really been peaking about who exactly is behind the blog curtain of the post I read everyday. And so being that I don't like large crowds, big cities, or much of any place where there tons of people, I don't know that I would attend any of the lectures or seminars, but I would love to meet all of you and be able to just talk instead of typing to you at home. I'm not one to make big plans for my future, but I think it would be such a great way to actually get to know the paws and faces behind the blogs. And to finally meet the dog crazy people who have shape and change our dog lives together. If I could I would fly you all in so I wouldn't have leave our crew who's never been separated from us. Which might sound a little selfish, having you all come here, but don't you think that would be totally awesome??
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