Thursday, August 30, 2012

After 2 Years & 7 Months, This Is My 500th Post!

When I started blogging on January 18, 2010, the idea of writing 500 posts seemed daunting but with the support of all of my readers, I made it! I truly look forward to reading your informative, humorous, and sensitive posts everyday and I appreciate that you give me the chance to brighten your days and nights in return!

For those who know me well, you are aware that the film, Julie and Julia, inspired me to start blogging and because of both of these women I began writing about my pets, my pet sitting clients, and in return, I gained hundreds of Blogville friends! 

It has been wonderful getting to know you and your pets for the past 2 years and 7 months and I look forward to learning more about you in years to come!

In closing, I will leave you with my first post....

Dear Friends,

I was inspired to start a blog many months ago after watching Julie and Julia at the theater; in fact, I turned to my fiance' and fellow pet sitting partner, Amos, and announced that I was going to start a pet sitting blog that would eventually make me as well-known as Julia Child and Julie Powell.

Of course it would be wonderful to reap financial benefits from blogging about pets but a greater benefit would be to attract an audience of animal lovers who need a break from their busy lives each day. 

Ever since I walked away from 16 years of teaching in the summer of 2006 in order to focus on my business, Teacher's Pet Sitting Service, I've been quite entertained by both the pets and their owners and I feel I have enough wonderful stories to last a lifetime so I will write them down, one day at a time, and I hope you will enjoy them all.

Thanks for reading,


  1. congrats on your 500th! julie and julia is a great movie, love meryl streep and stanly tucci in it

  2. CONGRATULATIONS on your BIG 500!
    Best wishes Molly

  3. 500!!! Wow that is awesome. Congratulations.

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And what a journey, thank you for sharing with us!! Take care

  5. Congratulations! Isn't it amazing to think you wrote that many posts?! I hit my 500th back in January, and when I first started my blog, I wondered how I would ever find anything/enough to write about!

  6. CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR 500th POST!! THAT is grrrrreat.

  7. WoW!!!

    Congratulations on your 500th post! :)

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae and Max

  8. HUGE CONCATULATIONS!!! Julie and Julia inspired me too!! I began blogging in the Fall of 2009 so I am not that much further ahead of you!

  9. Congratulations!!! Five Hundred posts is a major deal and I, for one, and glad you keep on posting. I enjoy reading about your adventures.
    Love Noodles

  10. wahoooo!! super mega happy 500th post, miss april!! :)

    the booker man

  11. ConCatulations! 500 posts is quite an achievement! The pet blogosphere has grown exponentially over the last few years. It is quite a phenomenon!!

  12. Congrats on 500 posts, and you best keep up the good work please!

  13. Wow! 500 posts! That is most impressive!

    I just discovered your blog because you visited mine (thanks for visiting!) - I can't wait to read more of yours. I started my blog for much the same reason as you, to give people a little break from their day and to make them smile. Mom says I provide an unlimited source of entertainment! Pets have that gift.

    your new friend,

    1. Thank you, Garth, for those kind words! I see from your header picture that you provide a lot of laughs for your human as well and that makes for a fun filled blog!

  14. Congratulations!
    Kisses and hugs

    1. Thank you sweet Lorenza for your congrats! We love your blog and your fancy dresses and enjoy all of your posts!

  15. Quite a big accomplishment! We are tooting in celebration!
    Pibble sugars
    Brinks and bella

  16. Oops! Sorry we missed your post yesterday! Happy 500th Post, and congratulations! We are glad you are blogging, and wish you 500 more posts (and beyond)! :)


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