Monday, May 11, 2015

Buster and Remembering DWB

Last Tuesday, Dog Dad got together with Angel Dog Buster's Mom in Key West.  She was visiting with some facebook paw pals.  Her and Dad went out for dinner and then off to Angel Paws with me.  She is a super nice lady and she gave me a lot of attention.  They talked for hours about how much they missed Dogs With Blogs (DWB) and paws they had met there.  The talked about long gone cyber-paw pals and all the adventures.  There were a long list of people, plenty of interesting dog blogs to read back then.  
A Picture of Buster Around 2007 

During the first few years of this Collie Blog, Buster would be busy reminding folks about the DWB chat room.  There would be six or eight paws in the room and at times it was impossible to follow the conversation.  Those memories make Dad smile.  Dog Dad told me that DWB reminded him of Camelot.  It was a state of mind more than a place.  There were so many similar, yet different minds that were DWB members.  There were adventures with other pups like Charlie and a sharing of information about grooming, health and what food to eat.  Other blogs barked about a pups latest doings, others barked about their travels, some had a constant adventure, others like ours was a combination of remembering the past and our real world tails.  One real world event Dad still talks about is Great Auntie Essex running into the sign post at the City Dog Park.  Dad can still see the patches of fur missing from Great Auntie's face and her limping as she came to him.  The myth of a dog's being aware of their surroundings vanished with that single incident..  

Buster like Great Auntie Essex and Uncle Deacon has crossed the Rainbow Bridge.  However, all of them will be furever in the hearts of their pawrents.  At times memories will flood their minds, their current pups will be told about adventures many dog moons ago, at times eyes will glisten and emotions will be heard in those hooman voices.  .  

The Last DWB Page
There are folks like Dad and Buster's Mom that will furever miss DWB.  It was a pawsome place that disappeared far to quickly.  The only thing that still exists is the Chat Room, which we still use.  Oh, those magical Sunday Mornings when so many pups were on line together.

Dog Speed, 



Reilly-Denny Cowspotdogs said...

Sadly - change in inevitable - even many of the regular dog bloggers we use to know have either just disappeared of moved to facebook and sadly many have crossed the bridge.

Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie said...

We often sit and reminisce about the good old days when DWB was the place to be.
We miss our pals too and the friendships that were born will remain forever.
Molly, Taffy, Monty and Winnie

Oz theTerrier said...

It is sad when great things like that just up and disappear. It's too bad you cannot start something similar and invite friends to join in once again.

Mitch and Molly said...

DWB was the bestest ever with so many wonderful friends and memories that will last a lifetime♥

Love ya lots♥
Mitch and Molly

Jake of Florida said...

We miss it too. We met some of our bestest friends on DWB. It was a special place. Do you think all of our angels at the Bridge are reminiscing too, just the way we are?

Wirey woof,

Just Harry

Jans Funny Farm said...

We never joined DWB so we never shared the memories, but it was evidently a popular place to be.

Baby Rocket Dog and Hootie said...

Yes, DWB was a great time for us too. We still hear our mama talk about her friends that she has made through our blogging. Now we are just visitors mostly. That goofy FaceBook seems to have taken over.
Smooches from pooches,
BabyRocketDog & Hootie

Kess And Her Mama said...

Aah...a trip down memory lane. DWB was great. That's how we got to meet you too ;-)

Dawn said...

I just caught the end of DWB...and never joined..but sure met a lot of very nice dogs and their humans through blogging. Including you guys!