At the beginning of this year I sat out to write a diary. I wanted to try and keep a record of every day and thougth it would be interesting to look back at what really had seemed important to me. I valiantly tried to write every day, but to be perfectly honest it felt like hard work to keep up with it. Until I came across a blog called "Record the day". It's got absolutely nothing to do with animals - actually it's about someone being passionate about fashion. But it suddenly hit home what my diary should be about... it had to be about what I felt passionate about. Obviously!! My paper diary lasted until the 22nd of February... the day I started this blog. The last entry reads "Have decided to create a blog about animals" and then I'd put down a whole long list of stories and quotes that I wanted to write about. That was the most important thing - it suddenly flowed out of me with ease! It didn't matter to me whether anyone read it or not, because I did it for the sake of all those lovely feelings that moves through me when I'm in some kind of close proximity with animals. But... then a magic thing began to happen. A person here and a person there became a 'follower' of the blog which has been a source of such inspiration to keep going. So here's to you... whether you've just briefly stopped by or whether you're a regular. Thank you! You've got no idea how much it means to me that you would take the time to stop by and share this sweet passion of mine.