Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all those readers of Whizzbangsblog a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I would also like to say thank you to all those companies that have sponsored my blog over the last twelve months. Your continued support has inspired me to keep on writing about domains and business on the Internet.

In particular, I would like to highlight:

It’s with a sense of sadness and loss in my heart that I approach Christmas this year. A few days ago, Pepper, my feline friend of 16 years, passed away. She was a great friend that was the subject of many Saturday Musings over the years.

When I was working late at night she would come and curl up on the carpet next to me. At some point she would nudge me with her nose, hoping for a scratch behind the ears and to let me know it was time to stop working.

Whenever I went away on business my wife told me Pepper would sit in my study and look out the window waiting for my return. When I finally arrived back home she would scold me in a very cat-like fashion until she allowed me to give her a bit of a pat again….after all, I didn’t get her permission to leave the house.

We normally wrap a present for Pepper and stick it under the tree….typically, it’s her turkey dinner. Sadly, this year we’re not going to be doing that. Although there is a sense of loss I know she is lazing away in the sun in cat heaven.

So in memory of Pepper I would like to highlight a number of past blogs where she featured:

What a CATastrophe

Saturday Musings – Why My Cat Is a Genius!

Saturday Musings – Why Cats Are Geniuses

Saturday Musings – Being Obedient To Our Masters

Saturday Musings – When Someone Spoils Your Week….

I hope you enjoy reading those articles as much as I did writing them.

Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Michael Gilmour

PS. I will be taking until the new year off writing.....so see you in 2017.

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Comments

vanclute on 24 December 2016

I was of course heartsick to hear of Pepper's final days, especially at this time of year when everyone is expected to "put on a happy face" with holiday gatherings and such. Losing a loved one never gets any easier, and pet parents go through it with upsetting frequency. I'm sure she was so appreciative of you (she was clearly Daddy's girl!) and you obviously gave her a great and full life. Perhaps you'll be fortunate enough to be again chosen for the role of feline servant, by another blessed furry soul.

I wish you & yours a very happy set of holidays, and very much look forward to 2017!

P.S.

There needs to be more gaming in our future... check your Skype.

I was of course heartsick to hear of Pepper's final days, especially at this time of year when everyone is expected to "put on a happy face" with holiday gatherings and such. Losing a loved one never gets any easier, and pet parents go through it with upsetting frequency. I'm sure she was so appreciative of you (she was clearly Daddy's girl!) and you obviously gave her a great and full life. Perhaps you'll be fortunate enough to be again chosen for the role of feline servant, by another blessed furry soul. I wish you & yours a very happy set of holidays, and very much look forward to 2017! P.S. There needs to be more gaming in our future... check your Skype. ;)
Guest - JP on 24 December 2016
JP

I wnjoyed reading them. Merry Christmas. Sorry about Pepper.

I wnjoyed reading them. Merry Christmas. Sorry about Pepper.
Guest - Rob Monster - Epik on 25 December 2016
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Thanks for your diligent effort as a voice in the domain industry, sharing insights so consistently, and somehow managing to get inspiration and make time. See you at Namescon!

Thanks for your diligent effort as a voice in the domain industry, sharing insights so consistently, and somehow managing to get inspiration and make time. See you at Namescon!
Rawgi on 25 December 2016
Another year gone

I too am saddened hearing your Pepper moving on to the great Cat Heaven. I also am a cat lover , slave and know full well their time here is short.

On a lighter note, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. May we all continue to prosper and learn to be better people than we have been. There is always room for improvement and growth. Good luck to all who follow this very smart man, he has a good heart and shares what he knows with us all.

Thanks Michael,
Richard/Rawgi

I too am saddened hearing your Pepper moving on to the great Cat Heaven. I also am a cat lover , slave and know full well their time here is short. On a lighter note, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. May we all continue to prosper and learn to be better people than we have been. There is always room for improvement and growth. Good luck to all who follow this very smart man, he has a good heart and shares what he knows with us all. Thanks Michael, Richard/Rawgi
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