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April 1, 2015

Why I’ve Decided To Quit Blogging

It all began nearly four years ago with a boy, his pup and a dream. Eko and I set across the country together looking for adventure and blogging about it Over the years we’ve soared to great heights and done great things
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Eko and I set across the country together looking for adventure and blogging about it

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Over the years we’ve soared to great heights and done great things

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We’ve also done plenty of silly things. For the past year, puppy Penny joined the fun

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It’s been such a joy to share her leaps and bounds onΒ the blog

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But after much soul searching I realized it’s time to go in a new direction. I’ve decided to quit blogging for one simple reason:

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APRIL FOOLS!!! “Oh man Eko, I bet we got a few people!”

Come on. Did you think you could get rid of me that easily? This merry band of fools rides on – see ya tomorrow!

Comments for Why I’ve Decided To Quit Blogging

  1. Victoria says:

    You scared me Will – glad that was a joke! I don’t always have time to comment but i sure do enjoy reading your blog everyday! I’d miss all of you!

  2. OhMelvin says:

    I didn’t fall for it! We’d hunt you down and force you to continue!

  3. I kept reminding myself all through reading this that today is April Fools Day and this has to be a joke…sure glad I was right. Blogland would never be the same without you all. Happy April Fool’s Day! Hugs and nose kisses

  4. Nope, I knew better. Didn’t even finish reading the title in my WP reader before I was shakin’ my head. Eko and Penny would never stand for it!

  5. Oh boy… my momma swooned… hahahahaha… pheew it was just a joke. A world without you wouldnt be the same… Happy April Fools day to you!

  6. Carol Conner says:

    My little heart sank, but then.. I realized it was April fools day. Don’t ever quit Will, you and the gang are always a bright spot in my day. My Magic and Eko are the same age and watching your guys makes me feel guilty enough to get my guy out and about.

  7. Elyse says:

    Yup. I fell for it . I blame Penny.

  8. Christy says:

    Soooo fell for it! Ha! Glad it’s April Fools, love your blog. I’m a Ridgeback Mom.

  9. I almost dropped my iPad. Fortunately my heart started beating a second later and feeling returned to my hands. Cruel, cruel joke Who else is going to remind me on a daily basis that my Ridgies are normal?

  10. Anna Hidalgo says:

    I read your blog religiously even though I never comment (sorry about that!) ,,, love the photos, stories, and sense of community I get just from seeing you loving life with your dogs. Thanks for all you do! πŸ™‚

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  11. You did NOT “get” ME!! I knew the second I saw the blog title that it was for April Fool’s Day….THANK GOD!!!!! xoxo

  12. nerdgrl (Kim S.) says:

    First there was the pit in the stomach, then the deep breath, then the oh yeah, it’s April Fool’s Day. Sheesh! NOT FUNNY AT ALL!!!! You’re the first email I open when I see you’ve got another posting. What would we do without the antics of Eko and Penny placed in the ether for all to see? Looking forward to many years of their antics along with any little two leggeds that come along. Won’t THAT be an adventure?!

  13. Carrie Ord says:

    Bad Dog! Baaaaaad Dog!!!

  14. Debbie says:

    You got me! Totally! I look forward to your blogs daily, but I’ve never commented. Now’s the perfect time to let you know how much another reader treasures your blog. So don’t even think about leaving!

  15. Jeff says:

    i have to say that I love the last pic of penny and eko. Eko love ok’d like he is trying to be sad and Penny looks like she lost it laughing so hard.

  16. Doonzer says:

    Darn. I was hoping the headline was real.
    Busted!
    Happy April Fools Day to three of the biggest fools I know.

  17. dashlilly says:

    Got me!! Until I saw the top of the picture of Laughing Penny and remembered the date! Well done sir, well done..

  18. fredrieka says:

    woof you had me worried

  19. Evelyne says:

    you got me! I was all “Oh no!!! why? why? why?” Thank goodness it was just a prank… πŸ™‚

  20. Kismet says:

    You didn’t get this bird. It’s in your genes. I did expect you to say that you quit blogging until tomorrow.

  21. cdog5 says:

    Oh man, Will! You got me! As I was scrolling through your photos I was thinking what I was going to comment, and feeling so sorry that you were hanging blogging up, etc. And then you got me! LOL Well, that’s absolutely GREAT news! Glad I can look forward to your adventures with the dogs! πŸ™‚

  22. Oh man, you got me! Argh!

  23. KarenS says:

    Oh my! My heart sank for a minute.

  24. Jan & Rusty says:

    Got me, too, for a second. Long enough to think OH, NOOOOO!! Then .. April Fool’s. Yours is the only blog I follow .. and I’m positive it’s the best. I know I don’t want to live without it everyday. Thanks, Will. And Eko. And Penny.

  25. Sarah says:

    oh, man, you had me soooooo sad—until I got to the end. You GOT me good! πŸ™‚

  26. coastingnz says:

    Ok so that was just mean!!!! Totally had me hooked – but I’m using the excuse that it isn’t April Fools here anymore reading this – we’re into April 2nd already. Thanks for the heart attack though! lol

  27. mary ann says:

    I was sad when I saw ur title,so I have to read it. Then as I scroll down im thinking he cant be serious,.then I saw.the april.fool..hahaha u got me.

  28. Shalini says:

    OH MY !! I was almost in tears! This is no joking matter. Don’t play with my emotions like this! I love Eko & Penny and they make my day everyday!!

  29. Oh we knew you were foolin’ !!! You have so many more stories to tell there’s no way you’d quit now! Tee Hee……………

    Hugs, Sammy

  30. What???? Ok, so you totally got me!! I’m still trying to regain my composure. When I read that I thought…oh #%@&. So happy to hear it was just an April Fools prank. And about that…what a brat for scaring me like that! Happy April 1st. πŸ™‚ You know the Easter Bunny is gonna skip your house now, right?

  31. scarlybobs says:

    Ahaha, that was fantastic!!

    Me and my boyfriend were like “Oh nooo, they’re leaving us!” XD

  32. I gotta say, when I saw the title in my Inbox, I said, “April Fool!” and I’m glad I was right! πŸ˜€

  33. Emmadog says:

    When we first saw this in our email we though, oh no! But then Mom realized it is April 1, and was pretty sure it was just a joke.

  34. T&S says:

    Reading this on my mobile phone, not seeing much beneath headlines, I tought ‘oh s… and why’, so you got me.
    Dont stop blogging, how would we know whats going on in paralel universe πŸ™‚ we really got used to see what are Eko and Penny up to when our two fur monsters are sleeping!

  35. You got me. It was like when you learn your doctor or dentist is moving on or retiring. It leaves an empty pit in the stomach. So, too, with your little April fools. Penny & Eko forever make me smile. I’m glad you will continue to invite us into your world.

  36. You had me going I was thinking “oh no, he can’t quit, now I have to be sure to not miss a instagram picture” So glad this is a April Fool’s joke, I so enjoy and smile at your posts.

  37. Dottie and Tuffy-Cat says:

    I would miss you AND Eko and Penny so very much. But, I knew you weren’t done with US yet. An “artist” still needs his followers. Besides all that, we’re still waiting for the “DATE” to be set. Yes, you know what date… We haven’t heard from Emily in a while.
    I hope you were more thoughtful and gentle with her today than you were with us. I almost fainted. Well, it sounds good, anyway. Can’t wait to hear more from you and the pups.
    Dottie and Tuffy-Cat

  38. terrimm says:

    Oh. my. GOODNESS! I read this and my heart absolutely sank. Honestly, you guys (and Penny of course) are such a highlight whenever I see you come up on my feed. I don’t know how Moo and I would cope without the adventures of Penny, Eko and of course Doc. And, it was April Fools *yesterday* in Australia, so it took me a minute longer to catch on. Cripes!

  39. I knew it! I’m a pretty skeptical person anyway, so yesterday I gave it an extra boost! Happy to know you’re not going anywhere.

  40. Mindy Cromwell & The Merry Band Of Hooligans says:

    Oh. My. Gosh!! I thought we were losing a national treasure!! I look forward to your posts while i sit and enhoy a quiet lunch….I couldn’t face a day without smiling at your antics! Well played sir!

  41. Cathy & Banjo says:

    Aaaagggghhh, I am reading this on April 7th and didn’t notice when your Fool’s post was written… you scared me!! I was about to get really depressed. So glad it was a joke because your posts are wonderful!!

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