Farewell watchdog blog

Friends near and far, friends two-legged and four-legged, friends winged or scaly -

It is with bent brow and heavy heart that I share the news that this will be the Watchdog Blog's final post. After much painful contemplation, I've decided that the time has come to move on. All good things must come to an end (just ask Charlie Sheen) and the reed that does not bow to the winds of change shall break.

It's been my pleasure and my privilege to fetch you the funniest, the cutest, the most interesting and most infuriating pets-related tidbits on the web. When I began this journey back in 2008, I never could have imagined what great fun it would be and I hope you found some amusement along the way, too.

I will be taking a short vacation somewhere sunny and shall then be turning my attention to finishing my long-gestating screenplay about Laika, the first dog in space. I think I've finally solved some third act problems related to the Baikonur Cosmodrome – but that, as they say, is another story.

Thanks for reading. May your walks be long ones, may the water in your bowl be fresh, your bed be warm, and may you always find love at the other end of the leash.

-- Digger, March 2011