Sunday, May 26, 2013

We Have a Mission!

BlogPaws inspired and energized us in so many ways (more about that in future posts), and we returned home with the desire to improve our blog and think about what we want to accomplish with The World According to Garth Riley.    

We started this blog almost two years ago with one simple goal: to make people smile.  That's still one of our primary goals, but there's so much more that we want to do.  So we have developed a statement of our mission, to articulate our purpose and inform our readers and sponsors about what we do and what we stand for. 

(We realize that our mission statement doesn't follow the generally accepted format for mission statements.  It's too long and includes our vision as well as our mission.  But bellyrubs and fetch are way more fun than strategic planning.)

Making people smile is still a core mission


  1. Our Mom has watched The Blues Brothers movie more times than ANYONE can count, and so immediately said, "We're on a mission from gawd." We have No Idea what she's talking about, but we've read through your mission statement, and find it quite admirable! Mom would have to blog for us WAY MORE than she does for us to accomplish any of those things (other than making people smile, possibly), but you are a super-hero and we look forward to the Mission-Oriented World of Garth!

    *kissey face*
    -Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

  2. And you do it so well!!! We hope you keep us smiling for a LONG time!

    The Florida Furkids

  3. Your mission is working for us! We always smile when we see your face.

  4. And I applaud your Mission Garth!!! I say, solider on! It is a true and worthy Mission indeed.
    pees: Ma is all goo-goo over your sweet face!

  5. Always love to see your smile Garth!

  6. What a fantastic mission :) You certainly make us smile from Milo & Jet

  7. Mission accomplished cause you always make me smile!

    Loveys Sasha

  8. We are smiling already Garth. Have a marvellous Monday.
    Best wishes Molly

  9. What a great idea ~ a mission statement! That's a mighty big list, butt we know that you're gonna give it all your best shot. Way to go Garth!

    You ALWAYS make us smile, so you can put a check mark next to that one :)

    Lily Belle & Muffin

  10. Mission achieved! But don't stop, please keep us smiling:-)

  11. I think smiles are a good mission goal!

  12. You are a great source of smiles for us!

  13. You have always made us smile !!! you made jesse laugh when I would tell him of your antics. Mission.... accomplished !