Many of you wrote in last week to ask us: what’s up? Why did we get this email telling us that Pampered Puppy had new owners, and that Merry was retiring?
Well, folks, it’s true. Pampered Puppy did finally find a buyer – as I’d mentioned I was seeking back in May. And honestly, after months of trying to juggle both my new fabulous full time gig as Product Director of these fine sites, with my gig as owner of Pampered Puppy and the Merrylog, it was a huge relief to be able to pass on the reins to someone with more time to invest in my baby.
Modeling has also been harder on the spudling lo, these last two years. With her eyesight completely gone, it’s tough to get her to look a certain direction in order to pose – she orients herself constantly by facing me and gets panicky when posing but hearing my voice off to the side. And after 8 years of modeling (that’s 56 human modeling years, after all) I decided it was time to let her take a break from the ‘biz and simply be a dog. Don’t get me wrong – she’ll still be posing lots for the Merrylog but under much more relaxed circumstances. :)
Thank you to all of you for your patience, kind words and support during this time. It’s always tough to let your baby go – that’s never more true than with a site like Pampered Puppy. But I am happier and more challenged every day thanks to my new gig, and I hope you’ll all continue to follow this crazy pug and I along through life through this (still needing to be cleaned and prettied up) new home for the Merrylog. In case you didn’t notice the changed URL – it’s www.merrylog.com. And as Liz commented in our last post, we also have a new feed URL: feeds.feedburner.com/Merrylog (which also needs cleaning up since it currently doesn’t display much of anything – bear with me folks) so if you subscribe via a reader like Google Reader, Bloglines or similar, you’ll want to update things there.
Onward and upward folks – and thank you all for sticking with us!