Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

2011 was not the boring year I wished for at this time last year, but other than losing Ebony Dog, it was a very, very good year filled with family, pets, friends, new jobs, new challenges and new projects.  I would not trade this past year for anything, but I would like my dog back.

Goodbye 2011.  Thank you for all of the new amazing things you brought to our lives.

New friends


Since this is a pet blog, I will say..I really like my new friend Maya the Boston Terrier.  And her Dad.  He is great.  Also, I love Lucy Dog, who is Russ’ parents’ new puppy.

I have new friends at work who are wonderful.  I kept all of my preexisting friends too.  They are also awesome.

I have met many wonderful people through blogging and twitter.  Hi internet friends!  I love you as much as I love my Real Life friends.  It is so good to know you.

New memories

I have loved all the time I have gotten to spend with family and friends this past year.

The Nelsons went to Colorado as a family, and I got to spend a lot of time with the very small Nelsons.

We got to go to our friends’ wedding in New York, where I had never been before.

New jobs

Both Russ and I started new jobs this fall!  We both love our new jobs and the people there very much.  OK, I don’t think Russ would say he “loves” his coworkers, because he is a guy.  But he does like them very much.  And I, of course, would not hesitate to say…I LOVE everyone at Gentle Doctor!!  And all of you who have come with me.

New projects

I started writing a weekly post with Life with Dogs this past summer.  It has been such a fun project.

I met Kristi and Jessica.  I got to eat lunch with them in Kansas City.  So fun!  They asked me to serve on the Editorial Advisory Board of Veterinary Economics.  I am SO excited about that!

This year, I did Blogathon 2011 again with Dr. V and other Awesomes, and was also joined by a bunch of Omaha Greats (including my two daughters) to raise money for Nebraska Humane Society.  That is a whole new level of Blogathon fun.  What a great group of people.

Hello 2012.  It is nice to meet you :)

Lemme work on articulating my thoughts and I will post a series of “New Year” posts this next week or so.  I am one of the few nerds who LOVES New Year’s Resolutions.  I make them and break them every year!  I reach higher than I can possibly attain, and set goals that I have absolutely no control over.

Remember last year when I resolved to end puppy mills?  And to have a boring year?  And to lose no pets?  I have similar goals in mind this year!  As a kid, one year I wrote a list that was longer than I was!  So do not feel bad if you do not like New Year’s Resolutions.  Most people don’t.  I am just a little off.  In a good way.

I hope 2012 is the best year yet for you and your pets!  I wish you every possible blessing of the New Year and will look forward to sharing it with you!

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5 Responses to “Happy New Year!”

  1. Yay Pets says:

    Yay! Happy New Year! ♥

  2. Benny & Lily says:

    Happee New Year
    Benny & Lily

  3. Thanks guys! Happy New Year!

  4. Pup Fan says:

    A very happy new year to you! :)

  5. Thanks Pup Fan! Happy New Year to you too! I love your site…and your site…I just recently found your cupcake site :)

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