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Reflection on 2011

'Who are you?' photo (c) 2005, Edward Webb - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/With the economy, the national disasters and major news happening this year, I feel very lucky that 2011 was a good year for me.

  • I got to go to BlogPaws this year, my first blogger conference!  I was great meeting all the faces behind the blogs and learning about different things to help improve my blogging.  I also joined the BlogPaws Community where I’ve enjoyed interacting with other pet bloggers.
  • I was able to join in promoting different causes such as Adopt-a-Less-Adoptable Pet week and Blog the Change. It’s great to be able to help homeless pets in some way.
  • I added 2 new cats to my family- diabetic kitties Minuit and Pough both adopted from Diabetic Cats in Need and shared this group for Blog the Change day.
  • Through adopting Pough, I also got to learn about and share an organization that rescues special needs cats- Milo’s Sanctuary by guest posting on Cat Chat with Caren and Cody.
  • This year we experienced weather in Pennsylvania- freezing temps, snow, intense heat, rain and more rain and more rain.  All that rain led to the river reaching and going over the flood stage in September.  Living the flood plain, we had to evacuate. I packed up my crew and we headed to my sister’s house for 2 days waiting and hoping the flood walls held.  Lucky for us they did (and I will never complain about having to pay a yearly levy fee again). Other people in our area weren’t so lucky and 4 more later people are still recovering, but it was wonderful seeing everyone pull together to help. And wonderful seeing the Red Cross shelters accepting pets.
  • I been more active on my blog this year, including doing a post a day from December 1st to December 25th (hey, it’s a lot for me!). I worked a job and went to school at the same time for years and had gotten away from blogging so it’s nice to get back into that groove.,
I’m looking forward to 2012-blogging more, being more active on Facebook and Twitter. And the biggest thing- 2012 is going to be the year I start a pet food pantry in my area.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do, I’ve held off because I’ve been trying to get together the funds to apply the state before I officially do anything, but this year it’s going to happen (making it true by saying it). Being able to make a difference for pets online has really pushed me to wanting to make a difference for pets in my community.

What ways are you  planning to make a difference for pets in 2012

This post is part of the New Year, New Followers Hop

and the Saturday Pet Blogger Hop.

10 comments to Reflection on 2011

  • thank you so much for the shout out!

    I think the Pet Pantry idea is GENIUS and beautifully giving!!! When it starts, let me know…would love for you to guest blog again!

    It was fantastic meeting you in person and I hope I get to see you in Salt Lake City this year as well!!

    I am going to be more “hands on” with the adoption events that I help to promote in 2012…and hope to do many more things!

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!

  • dawn

    I t was great meeting you at BlogPaws too! Not sure if I will make SLC. I’m trying real hard to get out of debt, so I may just have to work on getting sponsorships. Something I’ve never done before.

    I’ll watch for your blog posts on helping with the adoption events. It’s a great way to make a difference!

  • I came over from the Blog hop. Happy New Year! Did you meet TW at Blogpaws. She was there.

  • dawn

    Oh boy, @Cathy Keisha, you’ll have to let me know who TW is. I met so many people and there were so many more I didn’t get a chance to meet. I can’t recall meeting anyone with initials. Will you be going to BlogPaws 2012?

  • Happy New Year you guys!!!! woo woo woo!

  • Aw congratulations on your new wonderful kitties! And YAY on the pet food pantry to be! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  • dawn

    Thank you and Happy New Year back. I visited your blog from Rumpy Dog’s blog and love it! I know from working in a vet hospital that you will have an endless supply of ideas and am anxiously awaiting one about anal gland juice!

  • Wow. You have done so much for needy animals! I am going to hold my first fundraiser event for the local shelter where I adopted Gretel.

  • Oh, no. My comment disappeared when I entered it under my regular profile. All of the other times that has happened it is because I got flagged as spam for some reason. Could you please check your Spam folder and rescue us if we ended up there. That will fix the problem and let me comment using my preferred profile.

    I am impressed that you have done so much for animals this last year. We adopted a dog from a rescue and hope to hold our first fundraiser this year to benefit that same rescue.

  • dawn

    Comment rescued Jessica! Guess you get that alot with your blog name (along with some interesting search results!). That’s great that you’re going to help the rescue. What type of fundraiser are you going to do?

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