I opened the door and my little friends came in.
We played, we created, we published – what fun we had!
But like all adventures, a time came for it to end.
There were six collaborated posts, and unfortunately there will be no more in this series, at least not with the original characters.
Mehitabel (a real cat owned by Anne Belov a/k/a Bob T. Panda) has passed over the Rainbow Bridge. She had a long life being pampered by Anne and annoyed by the pandas; hopefully, it wasn’t Mehitabel’s ninth – and final – life. I’d like to think of her spending more lives creating havoc. Puppy Cody so misses Mehitabel and her delicious evilness.
Paul Curran (the creator of the Peacekeeping Bears) died in October 2016. At the time, I wrote a memoriam to Paul, which you can read here. Of all the blogging friends I’ve lost over the years, I miss Paul the most.
Vlad (Willow’s awesome creation) is still “alive and kicking” – at least as much as a stuffed toy can be alive – and occasionally makes virtual visits to see how Cody is faring.
And Vicky‘s Jamala the Red is also still hanging around. It’s hard for Jamala to visit because it’s such a long trip from, literally, the other side of the world (and the opposite hemisphere!).
Teddy Rosalie is safely resting on a very high shelf of my desk where Puppy Cody can’t get to her. She may or may not reappear in future posts – it will all depend on whether I again feel an urge to do touristy stuff while dragging along a tiny stuffed teddy bear.
And then there is Shadowpaws, Not CM‘s cat. (Click here if you want to read the post that brought Not CM into the collaborated fray.) Yes, Shadowpaws (actually two versions of the stuffed animal) are still sitting on the upper shelf of my desk, but it’s unlikely he will make further appearances here because I killed off Not CM in April of 2017.
Puppy Cody is, of course, still here and often featured on this blog. I love my puppy, even when she’s “bad”. Fortunately, at the ripe age of 9, she’s not bad very often these days.
So, how many bloggers and characters were there in those collborated posts? Don’t forget that I wrote as both Cordelia’s Mom and Not CM. (Hint for those of you who are mathematically challenged – just count the photos!) It was total of 7 bloggers and 7 characters. Pretty awesome, if you ask me!
Maybe someday there will be a new collaborated post series. Who wants in? Comment below or send me an email (email@example.com) if such an idea piques your interest.
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Images in this post are by the legal owners of the respective characters.