Dear Blogville Friends:
Last month we went dark. Several of you have sent sweet private messages asking if everything was ok. Without getting into the details just yet, life as we knew it changed in a blink of an eye and while infinitely improved, still has a way to go. I just wanted to tell you how much your thoughtful messages, thoughts and warm wishes have comforted me-you guys are really incredible! The love and caring that came through buoyed us through some very cloudy days and nights.
We’ll be back as soon as we can though probably not nearly as frequently as we’d like-we’re going to have to work to get back into a regular schedule. I just wanted to say how grateful I am to be apart of your community and to thank each and everyone of you for your love and support. The resident Muppet, Sam sends puppy kisses and tail wags. He’s missed you all and can’t wait to share the good, the bad and the oh-my-gosh he’s done it again adventures with you.
Be well my special friends and know we wouldn’t be here without you. <3
Your friends at the Ranch,
Monika & Sam
Live, love, bark! <3
46 thoughts on “An open leter to Blogville”
You have definitely been missed. I hope that you are okay and know that all of Blogville is here for you. ♥
Thanks for the kind words. Things are getting better with each week. 😉
Sounds like you’re going through some tough times and you’re in our thoughts and prayers.
I have been thinking a lot about adversity since a we had a severe hailstorm on Friday and ended up with over 50 holes in our Laserlite roofing on the office. I was down at the beach taking photos when the storm hit and caught these incredible shots of dark clouds with menacing tentacles. I went back to take an after shot on Monday and you could barely tell there’d been a storm at all…unlike our place. I thought it was interesting how things still look the same but there’s still that emotional after shock. Things are quite out of synch.
It didn’t register with me at a conscious level that we hadn’t been in touch but when I saw you liked a post, I was excited. Realised it had been awhile. Take care and in case you didn’t know Tom and Max the dog have moved from Hawaii to California and the blog looks like it’s wound up although Tom says he’ll keep in touch. I hope they come back. I’ve become very fond of them. Take care and God Bless, Ro
Sending you hugs and good thoughts! I hope your days get easier and we’ll be here when you’re ready!
I wondered and wondered why there were no new posts. I then thought that it had something to do with my WP reader and the numerous challenges I am facing with the application. Each time I visited your page I could not see any posts. I am so so glad to see you here, again, and Sam, of course. I hope all is well, and whatever the reason for your absence, please know that my prayers are with you.
Lots of love, Nimi
I love blogging. And having sporadic internet access while we’re on the water has been frustrating. But I very much believe that it’s not a bad thing to attend to real life and let the online stuff hold for a while.
But isn’t it nice to know you’ve touched so many people who’ve never met you IRL?
I look forward to hearing what you and Sam have been up to. I wish you peace.
We had been wondering….hope everything settles down for you. It’s funny how we worry about people we have never met. Be well. Looking forward to more dog trivia and Sam’s adventures.
We’ll still be here when life has settled down for you. In the meantime, do try to pencil in some time for yourself, it’s very important.
Thank you, Jodi. Hopefully soon, things will level out and we’ll be back to
stalkingseeing what everyone’s doing with regular posts again. 🙂
We missed you, so glad you’re back even if only occasionally.
Many thanks, the support of Blogville has been incredibly supportive for which I’m extremely grateful. 🙂
We love ya’ll my friend. We missed you something terrible. We know sometimes we have to step back but know we are all here for you. Sending you hogs and snout kisses. XOXO – Bacon
Many thanks, Bacon! We’ve been very touched at the outpouring of love and support from everyone. Thank you!! <3
I have been wondering where you have been. Had been worrying, but was going to give you a bit more time. Let me know if there is anything at all that I can do for you!
Aw, that’s very sweet. Thank you. Just knowing you’re thinking of us makes all the difference in the world. Hope you are well. <3
We are. We gained another little puff 🙂 Will be posting her soon.
Can’t wait to see and hear all about the newest addition. 😉
Dear Monika, We’ve missed you and Sam and have been checking your blog and thinking about you! Blogville is not the same without regular updates from the Ranch. Sending positive thoughts your way…so happy to get an update from you! Your friends at FACE :o)
So many thanks for the kind words. We are very, very blessed to have so many terrific friends sending positive vibes. Thank you!
Kali and I both send wags your way.
Many thanks, Michael. We appreciate it!
Big hugs & mega positive energy coming at you from the Japan Clan xoxo
I wondered what happened. I didn’t have your email address. You should put it on your “About” page. Don’t worry-you have your very own personal therapy dog.
Excellent idea, I’ll update the About Page to include our email address. Thanks for the suggestion and the kind words. We appreciate it. <3
Hang in there, friends. We’re looking forward to seeing you back safe and sound soon.
Many thanks, we hope to be back soon amongst all our friends!
This is an amazing community – as I found out – so when you are ready to come back we will be here with hugs and lots of doggie kisses ( Benji is good at that!)
Edgar & Benji
Many thanks, Edgar. Yes, this is a very amazing community and you all are helping me in so many ways. Thank you for your kindness and support. Looking forward those all those puppy kisses. 😉
Praying that all is ok. I am so sorry, I am AWFUL not just with email, but with phones, etc. Doesn’t mean I don’t care!! 🙁
No worries; I’m so touched at all the kindness everyone has extended to us. Thank you for your support, it means the world to me. <3
I was beginning to wonder what happened to you and Sam! I haven’t been very good at keeping up, either; but life happens. Hope all is well with you; and I look forward to another post!!
Many thanks for your support. Funny how life sneaks up…on each of us. Thankfully our community is amazing and I consider myself so incredibly blessed because of it. <3
Hugs! Miss you and see you soon.
Many thanks…we’ve missed all of you. Know I’ve (finally) caught up checking out everyone’s posts even though I didn’t leave any messages. Can’t get over how adorable Preacher continues to get. Just wanna leave lipstick marks all over her sweet head. She’s beyond adorable. <3
Life is about changes. Whether things are good or bad, it will always change. We hope that whatever is going on that you find yourselves enjoying “good”. And yes, Blogville is wonderful!
Murphy & Stanley
I’ll look forward to hearing from you when things are on an even keel again….best wishes to you.
good… we miss you…love, LeeAnna
Many thanks, LeeAnna-did manage to visit everyone’s site eventually and tried to keep up on the goings on though left no messages. We’ve missed you all! Ear scratches to Cole. Looking forward to being back soon. Hugs, M
Take care Monika. Whenever you’re ready to speak ………. we’re ready to listen. Keep smiling 🙂 (Woof! – Ray)
Thank you Colin. You have no idea how much that means to us. Big ear scritches for Ray 🙂
I missed you and I send gooid thoughts and a BIG hug your way. Easy wrote you a card today, I hope it brings some sunrays to you what chase the dark clouds od sorrows away…
So many thanks. We are so very grateful for everyone’s concern and look forward to being back in the saddle and in touch. Hugs from Sam and me. <3
Luv ya ❤️