Its now June 1st and I’m officially no longer your Dogster blogger. This is one last post to bark so long and invite you to join me over at my personal blog, Joy Ward’s Writing Journal, where I’ll still be fighting the good fight. You can also find me at my web site.
As I announced a few weeks back, I’ve resigned from the For Love of Dog Blog to free up more time to write. I still love Dogster and all the Dogsters and Catsters who make up the world’s best online community. Unfortunately, the many hours it takes to write and edit this blog has made it impossible to write the many pieces I want to get done. Between my regular consulting work and the the For Love of Dog Blog, there just wasn’t much other time to write. And it’s getting VERY embarressing when people ask me for the sequel to Haint that was supposed to be out two years ago…
So I’m going back to my main blog where I’ll be posting less often. I’ll still be focusing on dog issues, reviews of books and products and who knows what, interviews (I’ve got a fun one with a well-known science fiction writer which I’ve got to get cleaned up), laws about dogs, and well whatever comes across my mind. I hope you’ll visit me there from time to time.
I just finished a chapter on ghost dogs for K9 Editor Ryan O’Meara, for an upcoming anthology on true dog stories. Thanks to Dogsters for sharing your stories, btw. Please keep an eye on my blog for information on when that’s coming out.
I’m also working on a sort-of fantasy story about a dragon and some dogs for an anthology of dragon stories from a publisher. More news on that in the blog, too.
I feel like so many of you are personal friends I just haven’t met yet. We’ve shared tears and tearjerkers. We’ve shared anger and outrage. We’ve shared a lot of laughs! But all of that was because we share a love of dogs (and cats). We’re all part of the worldwide pack that knows that dogs are much more than just protection systems. We know that dogs make us much more than we would be without them. And together, we’re much more too!
We are the ones who do and will make the world better. We’re the ones who open our hearts even though we know it will hurt. We’re the ones who give voice to the voiceless. We’re the people of the Dog!
Best barks to all of you! I look forward to hearing from you or meeting you somewhere on the road. You and the rest of Dogster have made my life richer! Thank you!