And boy, some days were tough. We get up in the morning thinking "What on earth will we post today? There's no news. No videos except a red smooth sleeping in the sun. Is that good enough? Will a flickr member get upset if we post one of their nice photos for art's sake? Is this video of a preacher talking and praying about the loss of his dog going to offend someone? Is this photo too risque?"
This is post number 464, so we guess we've worked things out. We've seen hope, we've seen despair. We certainly hope that every post - no matter how trivial or fantastic - has had some quality and value though, and nothing is ever "just posted" so we can get on with our day.
Thanks so much to our faithful readers, and folks who have submitted news, photos, stories and posted comments. We've made a lot of new friends along the way. This is what keeps The Long and Short of it All going. We had thought about retiring after one year, where the site would be just a daily look over a finite time of how important our dachshund animal companions are to us.....a brief moment in time, sort of like a painting or a novel. But we've decided to keep going on for now. So thanks so much for sticking with us. Woof!
Yours in dachshund love,Joey and Maggie