Why do I Blog?
I’m sitting here at 5:00 A.M. putting together this website before work. You may ask why, Kevin, why are you not asleep in your warm bed with your beautiful wife? You don’t have to be work for hours and it is still dark outside. Even the dogs are still in bed. Why?
This morning when my alarm clock sounded I re-set it for another hour because I just didn’t want to get up. I tried to go back to sleep, but my mind began to race with thoughts of this site. I knew I was in trouble. Why?
This has happened to me twice recently. The first time was when I was told by my colonel that we weren’t bringing any more dogs into Afghanistan–that the brigade combat teams on the frontlines didn’t know what they were saying when they asked for more dogs. I resigned to prove him wrong and did so.
The second was when I began writing my novel. The dog handlers with their four-legged warrior battle buddies inspired me everyday with their exploits. I said to myself, “The American People need and want to know the dogs’ stories.” I worked on it everyday before work and thought about it all day long, capturing my ideas in a notebook for later. I find myself in that same situation with this website.
Okay, okay, I’m done preaching. Back to the question of why I do this. There are three reasons. This site is meant to provide education and understanding about our unheralded Military Working Dog Teams who defend our nation. I also want to share my insights into my military world. The final reason is to share my journey into the unknown and intimidating publishing world. I hope you enjoy it. If you have recommendations, please don’t be shy. I am constantly looking for new material. If you are a handler please contact me so we can tell your story together.
Warning……I’m up early…have coffee in hand……look out world!