What I Did at BlogPaws

Recently I traveled to Nashville to hang out with others of my kind: pet bloggers.

BlogPaws is the premiere conference for people who like to write, post, tweet, like, comment and share everything pet.

I learned a lot, made friends, hung out with dogs and cats and ferrets and rats and had an all-around good time. Here are some highlights:

I sniffed out the best sessions to attend.

Tasha from PupScouts is ready to take notes.

Tasha from PupScouts is ready to take notes.

 

Learned how to improve my (blog’s) performance.

Belinda Jones author Susan perform Chorus Line parody for Merrick

Author Belinda Jones and I perform a Chorus Line parody for Merrick Pet Care. Everyone who participated named a rescue organization — and Merrick donated $250 to each one.

 

Picked up some style tips.

Marci Kladnik -- president of the Cat Writers' Association -- and I sport cat glasses we made at the Cat Style Lounge by Hauspanther.

Marci Kladnik — president of the Cat Writers’ Association — and I sport cat glasses we made at the Cat Style Lounge by Hauspanther.

 

Bridged the gap between dogs and cats.

Rover poses on the Indiana Jones cat bridge by Catastrophic Creations.

Rover poses on the Indiana Jones cat bridge by Catastrophic Creations. I need one of these. I mean, my cats need one of these. Or more.

 

Spent some time kitten around.

Orange kitten seen at BlogPaws

The unbearable cuteness of kitten.

 

Pigged out.

Pigs in stroller at BlogPaws

Pigs. In a stroller. Wearing cowboy hats. Yup. That’s Priscilla the Mini Pig and Pop.

 

Got trashed.

Talking trash: As part of their zero waste initiative, BlogPaws worked with the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition to lessen the environmental  impact of the conference.

Talking trash: As part of their zero waste initiative, BlogPaws worked with the Pet Industry Sustainability Coalition to lessen the environmental impact of the conference.

 

To make up for all that, I did some laps.

Sochi dog Malchik from A Dog's Dish crawled into my lap.

Sochi dog Malchik from A Dog’s Dish crawled into my lap. Such a sweetie.

 

When it was all over, I brought home some great swag…

Dog swag, cat swag, husband swag

Dog swag, cat swag, husband swag

 

…and memorable tails.

So many dogs, so little time.... Love these cuties including Chai Latte.

So many dogs, so little time…. Love these cuties including Chai Latte.

 

Looking forward to next year…in Phoenix!



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  1. easy rider says:

    Oh what a great time you had! I love the glasses, they look great :o)
    and I bet the reunion was overwhelming as you brought home so much gifts :o)

  2. Sophie and I had so much fun!!! It was so great to see you again and spend some time with you. Thanks again for the beautiful photos you took of Sophie :)

  3. da tabbies o trout towne says:

    guys…..manee thanx ta yur mom for sharin all de fotoz & tell in uz bout de confrunce….looks like her hada reel lee grate time !!! N whoa…her did bring bak a bunch oh way kewl swag :) ENJOY it !!! dad two ;)

    ♥♥♥

  4. extremely clever and brilliantly put together. One of my favorite recaps so far. Entertaining, great photos and right to the point! So glad everyone had a great time, BlogPaws is the Mercedes of blogging conferences

  5. Earl Lover says:

    Looks like you had such a great time!! I am so glad.

    sumskersandearlskers13.blogspot.com

  6. What a fun time it was! It was great seeing you again, Susan.

    Island Cat Mom

  7. It was great to meet you and Belinda and enjoy dinner with you! After we left the table, my husband said with something like wonder in his voice, “Everyone here is so….nice!” Ha! That’s the BlogPaws community for ya :) Looks like you had a wonderful time – great photos!

  8. It looks like you had great time ! Purrs

  9. Emma says:

    Cute post! Great to see you again!

  10. Hahaha! Husband Swag. Love it! It was so great to meet you!

  11. Looks like a lot of fun!

  12. Ellen Pilch says:

    Glad you had fun, I wish I had been there to meet you. Nice swag :) I am impressed that Merrick donates so much, that is great.

  13. Jen says:

    This is a great recap! I’m so glad we had a chance to meet and talk for a bit! Hope to do it again soon.

  14. meowmeowmans says:

    What a great recap! We are sorry we were not able to attend BlogPaws this year, so that we could meet you in person. One of these years! :)

  15. MyDogLikes says:

    Love the husband swag! We spent some time around one another, but I feel like we didnt get to know each other. Hopefully by next year that will be different. Loved all your photos too!

  16. Sounds like you had a great time! We brought home the husband swag, too!

  17. Wow. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the Blog Paws Conference! All that swag is definitely something to brag about.

  18. Anne says:

    Looks like you had an awesome time. I love all the pets in the pics. I had no idea they gave out such great swag. Maybe I’ll see you next year.

  19. HA! The most adorable post about the conference ever! Loved this post! Great job!

  20. Swag for everyone! Looks like it was a fun trip.

  21. I’m glad you got a pic of the trash/recycle/compost bins. I loved that we were a green conference and totally forgot to take a pic! There’s just too much to see!

  22. This is really quite brilliant! Was smiling fondly/laughing out loud as I read this. So many great memories and now One Singular Sensation/One Single Source of Protein is back in my head! Gahhh! You really made this conference for me, thanks for all your humor, kindness and wisdom! Bxx

  23. I love this so much! What a great way to explain the fun of BlogPaws!

  24. “Terrierific” re-cap! Love your photos! BlogPaws was so much fun, I made the mistake of not taking a day off between traveling and work. Still haven’t had a chance to go through everything yet! Looking forward to Phoenix!

  25. Carol Bryant says:

    I wish we took time to get pics taken together – great recap!

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