It is with deep disappointment and regret that we announce that our young publishing relationship with DAZ has come to an abrupt end. Late in the afternoon last Thursday, we received an email from DAZ stating that they were ending our publishing relationship, and they wished us luck. Rather than focus on the quality offering of our animal products, and what could be accomplished together, we were informed after my initial forum announcement, that DAZ was disappointed and saddened by what was stated. They also unfortunately chose to resurrect a handful of our past differences we've had between us over the years. We had hoped that we could have gotten past those concerns and moved forward for the betterment of all involved. We had hoped that publishing our animals with DAZ would open up a new audience to our quality brand and content. We had put forth some significant efforts to begin to update our animal products, with updated materials, textures, re-rendering images, graphics, quality assurance testing, all before submitting products to the DAZ store. We updated, and submitted to DAZ, the House Cat, Kitten and Orange Tabby products in the first week of July and have since been working hard on updating all of our Horse products before uploading to Daz. Lisa, myself, and the HiveWire team have always strived to be truthful, honest, and forthcoming with the sharing of information within our forums. We think people who have invested in us deserve that. It's my belief that because we didn't spew a stream of rainbows, cotton candy, and synthetic sunshine to you all in our publishing announcement, that this hurt us to the point of no return with the powers that be at DAZ. We apologize here to all concerned. We have already apologized to our primary contacts at DAZ for the way they viewed our announcement, and tried to add clarity to our post to publish with them, and again convey our excitement to work with them. But to no avail. To those of you that were looking forward to our HiveWire animals coming to DAZ, you have a very limited time frame to pick up the products we currently have at DAZ. We hope you'll make the decision to step over to our store and give us an honest try. We have many quality products to add to your content libraries. We are currently advancing efforts on our HiveWire Big Dog, as well as juggling other exciting products. Now that the decision to end our publishing agreement was handed down to us from DAZ, we continue to move forward within our HiveWire store. All of our animals both current and future will be available here at home, and this will make many of you happy to see.