Sunday, May 3, 2015

Back again

Wow, it has been 2 years since I posted this blog. A lot has happened, but now that my life is looking to enter a normal routine once again, I am looking forward to picking back up posting here at Four Paw Savings, and sharing my pet food deals with you all!

A little about the last 2 years. I made the decision to return to school and finish my Master's Degree in Social Work, which has kept me extremely busy. For you non-MSW people, that means classes, plus a 25-hr. a week internship, in addition to working, writing papers, and trying to maintain a household. Everything else had to take a backseat. But now I am almost done - finishing up my final paper, my last week of my internship, and then walking across the stage at my graduation. I am so excited, and so ready to settle into a regular work/home life without schoolwork always looming over my head.

My husband and I also bought a house, adding a new level to our home life. It is wonderful, and we love being homeowners, but it is still another component added to an already busy life.

My husband also decided to return to school, and is now working towards his Paramedic certification. He has even more reading and schoolwork than I did! He is insanely smart, and dedicated, so I know he will do well. He does this while working full-time to support us and the kitties while I am in school. He is superman.

I'm sure you may be wondering what made me decide to start the blog back up after a 2 year break? Well, it was my kitty Odin. Odin passed over the Rainbow Bridge 2 days ago, and his passing made me realize how much I have missed being a part of this community. Odin was our rescue kitty, our sweet sweet old man. He came to us with everyone expecting him to only live a few months. He was a part of our lives for just shy of 3 years, and we are so grateful that we got to share that time with him. He was at least 15 years old when we got him, though our vet estimates that he was closer to 20 when he passed than 18. FIV+, a former chronic stray, he certainly lived past his expectancy. He stole our hearts with his soft purrs and loving ways, and showed us the ways in which a pet enriches our lives. Anyways, I miss him, and missing him made me realize how much I miss being a part of the pet community, and I am happy to be back again. You can look forward to more frequent posts with deals, savings, product reviews and giveaways, as well as other helpful information for pet-parents out there!

My sweet boy Odin.