Six years ago, on May 9th to be exact, after being blocked from DS, and having lost all the blogs we wrote on that site, an angry and determined Foley Monster decided to start her own blog: One where she could bark whatever was on her mind and fight for the rights of dogs everywhere. She named it the Foley Monster and Pocket blog.
I was touched that my sister included my name in the blog title. I thought it was honorary until I learned she expected me to provide content. For Foley writing was easy. She could spin a tail, turn an everyday occurrence into an epic story and write loving tributes to our friends. Foley took blogging very seriously. As for me I was more interested in a warm bed, some tasty kibble and a lap of kindness. But when Foley told me to step up and blog I did it. Making her angry is never a recommended option.
Over the years we started our Pup of the Week blog on Sunday, Wordless Wednesday, Ask Aunt Foley, on Fridays, and thanks to Kol’s Notes (http://kolchakpuggle.com/) Mom Jodi Chick we updated our web page design and changed the name to Small Tales.
Then two years ago next week Foley accepted a position as a judge at Rainbow Bridge and she left us. I did not know what would happen to the blog. I certainly could not take it over full time, I had neither her talent or her drive. But Foley would not let something like moving to the immortal side of the River of Life keep her from blogging. She now reports from her post at the top of the lift leading to Rainbow Bridge, assuring parents that their beloved pets have arrived, and how they are coping with their new immortal life.
And now we have my younger sister River Song blogging with us.. I think my blogs, which are sweet and innocent are more of a draw than River’s, who is always bitchy and complaining, but I must admit whenever we put a glaring picture of River on the blog we always get more hits.
Last year we published Small Tales, The Adventures of Two Tiny Terrierists, our first blog collection, and Foley is currently editing “Tails From Rainbow Bridge” a collection of blogs she has written about friends who have crossed the River of Life.
Last month we wrote our one thousandth blog. The blog has changed a lot over time. When Foley was with us there were wild balloon rides, White House visits, and raids on castles. River and I have settled into a quieter lives with less fanciful adventures, although Foley assures us that River is growing into a dog who is capable of disastrous decisions that could lead to fun and mayhem. Regardless Foley always has been and always will be our main voice..
Thank you for sticking with us through 1,000 blogs. I think about 260 of them were pretty good. Not a great batting average but the pictures have always been cute. We love nothing better than to comfort parents who are sad and to gives smiles here and there.
Hopefully we will give you reason to stick with us over the next 1,000 blogs.