Thank You! Merci!

One year, 227 posts, 337 comments, and heaps of fun…

This blog began on the first day of 2010, with the Vancouver Winter Olympics just six weeks away…

But now it’s been ten long months since the Olympics ended, and with hardly any new Quatchi items to report, it’s fitting that we end this blog today, on the last day of 2010. Of course we’d love it to continue, but with the scant Quatchi action of late (and even less expected in the future), it’s best we wrap it up now, instead of letting it limp along indefinitely.

However, everything we’ve posted here will remain at this URL as long as Quatchi-ly possible, and it should all remain tagged and searchable (though some of the embedded videos have been removed, and more will probably follow). Also, any posts we’ve updated since their original publication now have an update tag, as will any posts we might update in the future (say, if we come across more dogs named Quatchi). Meanwhile, both the Quatch Watch and Quatchifan2010 blogs still routinely post neat stuff worth checking out. And, in the unlikely event of any major breaking Quatchi news, it’ll be covered on Steve’s blog, tagged with the Quatchi label.

Some inside poop: During the past year, lotsa folks have written us wondering where we find so much about Quatchi — it’s actually pretty easy. Of course there’s Google, but also worth a search is Bing. (F’rinstance, in recent news, the Museum of Vancouver inherited a whole mess of Olympics artifacts, so perhaps one day some historic Quatchi memorabilia will be displayed there.) For photos there’s flickr and Picasa; for video there’s YouTube and Vimeo; for all that great fan art, there’s deviantART. To buy Quatchi swag, see both eBay as well as the Canadian eBay.

Now, as we said at Olympics’ end, beaucoup thanks goes out to everybody who’s read our blog, commented on it, linked to it, and sent us helpful Quatchi tips. Above all, mucho megatons of thanks to Meomi, who created the eternally lovable Quatchi and his mascot friends in the first place… Incidentally, Meomi is enjoying an even greater success with their groovy Octonauts, so congrats to Vicki and Michael!

So that’s about the size of it. See you in the funny papers!

— Steve & Eliza

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8 responses to “Thank You! Merci!

  1. Oh, no!!! The Quatchi clan is so sad. But we all understand. Thank you for the blog and the memories. I sent out the package on Friday and we all hope you like it. Everyone in the Quatchi family had a say on what was put in it. Just let us know when you get it. the Quatchi family is still going to post on their blog. We’ll all miss you guys at Quatchi Watch.

  2. This makes me really sad! My Quatchi is quite upset. Thank you for all the Quatchi news!

  3. Quatchi Watch had a great run! We enjoyed the blog very much! Thanks for all the features and shout outs! 😀

  4. It’s been really fun following all of the news here at Quatchi Watch. I’m going to miss it, and my Quatchi is a little sad too (but I’m sure he’ll perk up quickly enough seeing as it is still hockey season).

    Thanks for providing such a great site for Quatchi fans of all ages!

  5. Thanks for all the fun while it lasted. You’ve made a brave and courageous decision to pull the plug, but the archives and Quatchi live on! Merci beaucoup! Michael in Van

  6. Thank you for creating such an awesome website!! It was fun to look online and see all the Quatchiness out there!! Thank you also for posting the odd item I would send along. Thanks again from Q and me.

  7. Thank you so much for this amazing blog! I loved going on and seeing your posts.

  8. Quatchi lives on… he shouldn’t have been retired, he is special and brings a lot of joy to people… fun happy guy.

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