The dogs and I are excited to wish everyone a Happy New Year!  I’m switching it up a bit and taking the blog over today!

Happy New Year!
Some of you may have noticed that we haven’t been posting as much lately.  That’s due to a few things…

I left for Vegas right after Christmas and got back early yesterday morning.  My daughter, a friend of hers and her mother, and I did a girl’s trip and had a great time!  We did lots of cool things and of course, we did some gambling!  I learned how to play 3 card poker, and while I didn’t lose anything, I didn’t win either.  Big Bummer!

I am going back to work on Monday, January 5th.  I have lots of mixed feelings about it, but also know that it is something that I need to do.  I am excited to be back in the classroom teaching and couldn’t be luckier in that I’m going to be back at my previous school and will be back in my old room.  It will kind of be like I never left!  Going back to work means less time to spend on the blog, but I’m hoping I will be able to keep up with it.  Those of you that work full time, how do you do it…work full time and blog?  I’m afraid I will be so tired by the end of the day that I won’t be able to blog 🙁

I also had gall bladder surgery a couple of days before Thanksgiving and while everyone says it only takes a few days to recuperate, it took me longer than that.  I had a gall stone the size of a golf ball so the incision was bigger than anticipated.  I haven’t had anymore sleepless nights due to pain, so I consider it a  success!

Since I got home early yesterday morning, hubby and I spent New Years at home with the dogs and 7 cats.  Yes, you heard me right!  My daughter’s friend is transporting the cats to her aunt’s and came through here yesterday.  The girls spent New Years Eve in Oklahoma City so hubby and I got to cat sit.  The dogs were intrigued with the cats and didn’t quite know what to do!  More on that later!

I just pulled up our email that tells what our site did in 2014.  Our busiest day of the year was January 3rd with 735 views.  I was really kind of surprised to see that the most popular post was How Big Will My Puppy Get?  I had 260 new posts which makes a total of 1,264 total posts.  Maybe I’ll make it to 1500 by the end of next year!

My posts that got the most views were:

All of these posts were written before 2014 which means that my writing has staying power!  How cool is that!

My most commented on post was in 2014 and was Black & White Sunday:  Little Plot Hound & His Tennis Ball.  Diesel was one of the good things that happened to our family in 2014!

I want to say thank you to our top commenters:

Thank you to everyone for leaving great comments on our blog.  We might not get to respond to everyone of them, but we read all of them and they mean so much to us!

We also have to mention that we were hit by google updates twice during 2014.  That really sucked because each time our views went way down.  We have been trying to recover from the second update, but haven’t quite yet.

One of my New Years Resolutions is to try to do better with commenting on other blogs!  I hope to keep the blog going even though I’m working full time.  Keeping my fingers crossed that I can make it happen!

Here’s to wishing each and everyone of you a Happy New Year from all of us at Dogs N Pawz!

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