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Oct 5, 2010. My first blog...

Hi everyone,

Thank you all for your enthusiasm and the support surrounding the launch of  Our Wonderful Pets. This site is the culmination of many months of hard work by a team of incredibly passionate people. A big thank you to the Petcare Information and Advisory Service, Victoria Spence, Tango PR and Webfirm- all have contributed many, many hours of their time and effort to create a site that we are all proud of and that we believe will offer much support and comfort to pet lovers.

Whilst doing research for this site, I have shed buckets of  tears- it has been a constant reminder of not just the loss of my own precious pets, Toby and Milly  but how thousands of people who love their pets as I do, also experience  deep sadness and grief when they die. The bond we share with our pets is so very special and it is time this is  acknowledged properly. This website is my attempt to start making this happen.

It has been rewarding to read the tributes that have already been loaded-thank you to everyone who has contributed. Writing a tribute is difficult and a deeply personal thing to do and each tribute is a precious story of a relationship shared.  Thank you everyone who has opened their heart on these pages.

Now, a couple of housekeeping things…

This site does have a “community” – a place for you to interact with other members. Because we have just launched we have not got a lot of activity or discussion there  yet but I would love you to join in and participate.

We would like you to share stories about your animals, discuss  tributes by other members, offer support to others or just start a discussion on anything pet related.

It takes a few moments to get the hang of it, but once you know how it works, it is very simple.

POSTING TO THE COMMUNITY
On the top of the site you will see a tab called 'Community'. This is an area for you to post your thoughts. To post a discussion to this area you can click on the link at the top that says 'Post to our Community'. You will also see a button on your member page- just click on this to create a discussion.

This will bring you to a post page.

Step 1: Select the Category Community

Step 2: Select which area you want to post to eg Your Thoughts

Step 3: write your comment/question/thought

Step 4: Click create

COMMENTING

To comment in the community just click on a discussion that interests you and write a comment in the comment field.

So, once again- a big thank you for supporting our first 48hours of Our Wonderful Pets. My thoughts are with each and every one of you who have recently lost a companion and I truly hope that you can find some comfort here.

Katrina xx

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