GREETINGS FROM SOUTH AFRICA!
(17/11/1996 - 23/12/2010)
Most Dog-Bloggers and Cat-bloggers will have some knowledge of an amazing phenomenon which happens in our cyber-space community at various times.
It’s called ‘THE POWER OF THE PAW’.
The Power of the Paw is an uncanny and surreal energy, which emerges from cyberspace, when a fellow blogger is struggling in one way or another. It becomes evident as an enormous tsunami of good wishes, prayers, warmth and love is poured out by strangers all across the globe, towards that particular blogger.
If you have been on the receiving end of this incredible experience, you will understand that this is something beyond any human control or understanding. I personally believe it is directly from God, because it is most definitely uplifting, encouraging, supportive and it warms one’s heart like nothing else.
One is forced to consider:
“How can it be that strangers from all over the world can be so loving, caring and so generous with their hearts, their money and their time?”
I can honestly say that my life changed dramatically when I first joined up with
DOGS WITH BLOGS
and aligned myself to this incredible community. Little did I expect at the time that in the near future - during the time of my own "Maxdog’s" illness – It would be me who would be on the receiving end of this immensely uplifting “THE POWER OF THE PAW”.
It was this special cyber-community who sustained my spirit during the arduous months of fighting for Max’s life. It was the bloggers (both cat and dog) who had become my most treasured support group. Without their presence in my life, I would truly have been a mess.
Why am I telling you this?
Well, today the blogging world is extremely saddened.
We have lost an iconic fur-friend in our community.
crossed the rainbow bridge sometime in the past 24 hours.
This doggy's amazing owners – Brooke and Greg – where the original initiators of DOGS WITH BLOGS. They were part of the dedicated team who put our precious community together. Without their original initiatives, perhaps I (and many others) would not have found the support and community at the time when we needed it most.
Without OPY in Brooke and Greg’s lives, who knows?
So, today is a sad day for us all and one where I would like (in my small way) to pay tribute to these amazing people, their amazing animals and their special OPY.
Thank you Brooke and Greg for what you have done for Dogs with Blogs!
From the bottom of my heart I say...
THANK YOU FOR SHARING YOURSELVES AND OPY WITH US!
May you be comforted at this sad time in the knowledge that your work has reached out – far and wide – and brought the same kind of comfort which you will surely also be receiving.
Run Free, sweet Opy!
With heartfelt love,
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