I thought that I would do a short review of my
representative’s human’s experience at BlogPaws.
“Better late than never,” say the humans. This is a very wise human saying, except when food, treats and play time are concerned. We, kitties, need the attention when we need it (often this moment is now). This review is overdue but what can I do? I work with a human (you know, the species that invents sayings to excuse themselves for their mistakes).
Also, I would like to paraphrase a very wise human, Jackson Galaxy, who, at the Strand Books event a couple of weeks ago, said something to the effect that animals don’t make excuses, there’s no “yes, but”… they just go (my human is not sure – see what I mean?! – of the exact quote, hence the paraphrase).
So let’s not sugarcoat this short review (kitties have no appetite for sugar anyway), but let’s also give the applause when it is due.
Let’s start with the positive.
My human really enjoyed her time spent at the conference and I really enjoyed what she brought back to us. Most of of what she brought back (see “bad” section). Mostly treats, and also some litter that she won from the cat lounge. We really, really liked the Natural Balance Perfect Bites Rabbit Formula!
My human said she learned from each presentation she attended (and there were many options).
What she loved the best though was meeting my furriends’ humans! In no particular order: Curlz and Swirlz, Sparkle, Feline Funnies, The Island Cats, Savannah’s Paw Tracks, Twinkletoe Tails, The Conscious Cat, Catsparella, Sebastian the Sensitive Soul, I Have Cat, Riverfront Cats, Cat in the Fridge, Zee & Zoey, A Tonk’s Tail, Tails from the Foster Kittens, Random Felines, Cattywumpus, Glogirly, Cathy Keisha, Cat Chat with Caren and Cody, Animal Shelter Volunteer Life, BJ Bangs, Brian’s Home… if I have forgotten anyone, that’s my human’s fault!
Among those bloggies, there are some that we discovered thanks to my human going to BlogPaws and meeting their humans! My human also talked and exchanged with many doggie bloggers.
And we have to give extra special thanks to my furriends from Curlz and Swirlz and their human who gave my human a special treat bag for
me us kitties (and the human)!
Isn’t it super nice?
My human really enjoyed talking (mostly cats, she claims) with my furriends’ humans and said it was a well needed break for her (whatever that means… she’d better not talk about a break from us!).
She also liked to be able to see some of my furriends’ blogs win an award!
This is Plush Nerissa, with her Best Blog Writing award:
And this is Glogirly accepting the Best Cause Blog award for Fire Safety Rocks (this is cool!):
[If you cannot see the video on this blog, click here to go to YouTube]
Overall, she said it was pretty well organized (she organized events before so she says she has a special eye [what?!] for this). She thinks that some of the communication could have been done a little better though and there is some room for improvement (the details are boring, so I “ctrl + X-ed” here – You’re welcome! She mentioned this in the survey).
Now for the Furries.
Here are some of the pics she took (they’re not all good, I wasn’t there to snoopervize!) of furry friends:
It is said that my human held a ferret, but I have yet to see the evidence. My human did meet with Odilia, and I am fine with this =^.^=
I am very disappointed that my human did not bring me one of the chicks that were there though.
My human felt that kitties were not set on an equal
footing paw as doggies (a dog swag bag for cats?) and here too, there is room for improvement! This is a Cat’s World too too too too! Stop adding the “too,” human!
Anyway, if you have read through this, thank you! Here is the real short version of this review (What do you mean I could have started with this? Humans are never happy!!!)
Was it worth it? Yes.
Did my human have fun? Yes.
Did she learn something? Yes.
Can BlogPaws offer an even better experience? Yes, we’re sure they can (hint hint… kitties!)
But what about the bad, you may ask? (You did ask, right?)
BlogPaws’ humans are not responsible for the “bad” part. My human is, and since she brought this from BlogPaws, I mention it here.
Can someone tell me what THIS is supposed to mean?!??
Want to know what I think about this, human?
BAD! I am NOT fat!
oh! mom FOD just put that little counter on the dog! Somehow, she managed to take 44 steps while she was sleeping. It’s a little big for her, but it’s giving us a good idea of how much she’s moving around during the day, which mom FOD thinks is great!
No fat cat food for me, though. I’m tiny. And svelte. And flat, like a crepe. – Crepes.
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“44 steps while sleeping”. Hmmm… I could convince my human I am doing more exercise than I actually do ;-)
Texas, the mom did not bring home any of those Fat Cat treats for us. Oh what’s that you say, mom? You didn’t see them? If you had, you would have brought some for us? Oh…BAD MOM!!
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Geez, humans really!
Pawsome review! Did you knock down that Fat to Fit sign? We would have! Did you bury that package of Fat Cat treats? We would have done that too. We might have fibbed on that last one.
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Thank you! Yes, I did knock down that sign, refused to have any more pics taken and I am leaving the fat cat kibbles to my human, she can use them!
No, you’re NOT fat. Of course, my human was nowhere around when humans were taking pictures and Plush CK didn’t get into any of them. PS: you forgot Brian’s dad but you can quick add him. MOL!
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PS: TW enjoyed meeting your human but didn’t have enough time to talk with her. Maybe next time.
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CK: Oh yes, thank you!!
Mum said : “awww ! I wish I were here in the US to live a BlogPaws Event !!!”. For us, we think it would be fun to meet our furrfriends !
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I think a furriends conference should be organized in parallel to BlogPaws ;-)
Oh that sounds like a lot of fun and we enjoyed reading about your experience!
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No! No! No! you are not fat! We loved hearing about your human’s experience and it seems like you raked in some great treats! Cheers!
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How terrible to bring you treats and then suggest you are fat! I would hiss a bit about that if I were in your cat fur!
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I sure let her know what I felt about that!
How RUDE! It’s not just treats for “FAT” cats but we think we saw they had a laser pointer for “FAT” cats too!
We did read about the disappointing swag bag for the kitties. Hopefully the organizers take note of that and churn out a proper kitty swag bag next year!
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She brought the laser back too. I’m not playing with it! That’ll teach her!
Oh Texas I don’t think your human was implying you might be a fat cat because heave knows you are most definitely NOT….perhaps she was just wanting to show you what a fat cat looks like so you’ll recognize one if you see it??????? Maybe??????? She wouldn’t give you treats then tell you that you’re fat – no way!
Kitty Hugs, Sam
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If that had been our Mauricio, he would have sprayed that thing so it was unreadable. He could lose a couple of pounds at least that’s what the humans think when he climbs on top of them in bed. Purrs and hugs from the kitties at The Cat on My Head, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Josette
Your human did a great job and this sure was worth waiting for! I soooooooooooo enjoyed meeting her!
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It has been really interesting to read everyone’s perspective! But I agree with you, Texas, humans are just hopeless!!
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Every last kitty that had a representative at BlogPaws complained that it was not feline-friendly enough, especially when it came to swag! But they ALL loved meeting and hanging out with each other, so it was totally worth it… for them, at least!
My human did not bring home that bag of DIET food. I am a #2 body type anyhow, and could use another few ounces, maybe even a whole pound!
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What a fun recap!!!! We totally agree….the best part of all was meeting so many friends in-the-fur, so to speak. ; )
I’m pretty sure Glogirly’s waiting for just the right time to spring those fat cat treats on me. I’ll be sure to turn my nose up at them.
Glogirly LOVED meeting you!!!
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Wow that looked like it was fun!
Personally, I think the “Fat Cats” campaign idea STINKS! But hey, humans are so hung up on fat, they even put trees on diets. *rolls eyes*
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Wonderful review Texas! It would have been wonderful to have gone and met everyone, but no such luck for me this year!
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No you’re not foat the cheek of it Texas!xx Speedy
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COOL pictures. Pawkisses to you all :)
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I did not know your human was going to BlogPaws, I’m sorry I missed the opportunity to meet her!!
So the swag bags for the cat bloggers was the same as the one for the dog bloggers? That doesn’t make sense.
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Yep. But what my human didn’t appreciate is that they asked “cat or dog?” before giving her the bag… I know it was just my human and not me, a cat, but still she can tell the difference between Greenies for cats and Greenies for dogs ;-)
She tried to find you at BlogPaws but there were so many people… next time, hopefully!
No! You are not fat – you are beautiful. Thanks for this post – that was so interesting Texas, to visit blogpaws is one of my mom’s wishes :o) btw: whos that goodlooking kitty with the red wig?
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Makes me wish we had events like that here in holland! Looks loads of fun! :D
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That is so rude Texas! I would go and bury that thing in the garden if I were you!
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