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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The King is dead. Long live the King

Today is a day of mixed feelings. One of my favorite dog blogs, Will My Dog Hate Me, with Wonderdog Frankie and his muse Edie Jarolim, is closing shop.

I am horrible at saying good-byes, so I am glad I don't have to, as Edie is starting up a new blog. Freud's Butcher, where Edie will take us on a journey through her family roots, going back to the days in Vienna where her great-granduncle was Freud's Butcher.

And I am sure we will not miss out on hearing how Frankie is doing. There is still Facebook. But I am going to miss being challenged, questioned and enriched by Edie's and Frankie's regular contributions to the pet community. Always providing a different angle, another view, and more than I care to admit, changing my opinions.

Whatever the subject, it was always brought with a smile. I never left without a laugh. And what I learned on Will My Dog Hate Me, got me off my butt too. Like traveling more safe, and applying BAT to get Viva more social with other dogs.

Wishing Edie the best of luck on her new voyage. May it bring all that you expect and more. We are looking forward to your new blog and book, and already know it is going to be just as exciting, if not more, to follow you along this new road. The King is dead. Long live the King.


  1. Wishing them best is their new blog. Have a good Olympics today.
    Best wishes Molly

  2. Here, here! Well said, Leo. You can't stop evolution, and we're looking forward to Edie and Frankie's new adventure.

  3. Okay, that literally made me weep. Thank you so much for that lovely tribute and for your good wishes. I always looked forward to your comments on my blog, knowing that you would have something smart -- and funny -- to say. I'm very glad to hear you don't plan to be a stranger for my new adventure. Of course I'll be stopping by here too.

    And I'll sign off with my Frankie blog one last time.

  4. You always know the right thing to say. Beautifully put and a nice send off to our friend going in new directions.

  5. We also send Edie and Frankie off with our best wishes! Sad day / happy day.

  6. Edie has been so amazing with Will My Dog Hate Me, one can only imagine how great she'll be with her new ventures! Thank you for verbalizing so succinctly what we all feel, Leo.

  7. I am going to miss her as well but I am very happy she will not be gone completely. It's a happy day in most ways, though I will miss the Frankie pictures I am sure!

  8. What a lovely tribute to Edie and her journey with Frankie and the things important to animal welfare she expressed so well, wittily and sometimes forcefully on Will My Dog Hate Me? - and welcome to the new incarnation! I can't wait to see what she does with Freud! Thanks Leo =)

  9. Edie, if you come back to read this, thank you for all your kindness to my mad dog's nutty comments and for taking her seriously. Though our conversation has been patchy, I've learnt a lot from you. I'm sure Georgia is thrilled that she now has a car harness and a barrier to keep her safe ;) Your welcome meant a lot to a new dog on the block!

    For some strange reason, I thought you'd closed shop ages ago. Yes, please smack me now. But if Freud's Butcher is anything like its title, it'll be a great read. Until we meet again... X

    1. Hi Miss GLP, Edie wrote a farewell post today, so she is still taking comments! I am sure she will be thrilled to hear from you.

  10. We stopped over and wished her the best!



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