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Dear Fuzzypants…

Starting over is rough. It took me a long time and lots of painful soul-searching to say goodbye to Fuzzypants. So why did I?

Fuzzypants is infused with so much of my personality – it’s fun, lighthearted, a little goofy (at least that’s what I hope it is!) but that is just a small part of who I am and what I want to give to the world.

I spent 2 years trying to answer the question: WHY?
And I kept getting stuck. Stuck because the answers didn’t fit into the overall feel of Fuzzypants. Stuck because I’m really not as extroverted and small-talk centric as Fuzzypants. I struggled to backwards-engineer seemingly unrelated topics into my current business.
Cleaning the Slate

There are so many things I want to change, hard topics to address, discussions I want to spark, people I want to serve, struggles to bring awareness to… and Fuzzypants wasn’t the place. It didn’t feel like the place to talk about anxiety and homelessness and the things we can do for animals and each other to make this life just a little more peaceful.

I felt limited – even trapped – by the single-track of Fuzzypants. Please don’t misunderstand though, I’m not shifting over to gloom and doom by any means! Hounds and Hearth is all about my need for haven and my desire to help every being on the planet claim their own haven.

It’s a space to talk about finding calm in madness, shelter in homelessness, function in design, recovery in anxiety. A place to take care of ourselves while caring for others. A place of compassion, gentleness, comfort, and joy.

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But, nothing is as painful as staying stuck where you do not belong.
~ N. R. Narayana Murthy

So, dear Fuzzypants, thank you for the 8 years of learning and amazing friendships you’ve brought me. You’ve laid the groundwork for me to grow and to serve a larger community and for that I will be forever grateful.



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