Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Wordless Wednesday...When Will Us ManCats Get to Go to #BlogPaws Again?

Yep, it's been five long weeks since you heard a HaHaMeow from us! That's cuz Teri and some Pink Catillac Diva were getting ready for and then running off to the 2015 BlogPaws Conference in Nashville!

We had to MeowHaHa to ourselves when she got stuck in the airport for 12 hours and well, she could have driven there in that time AND taken us ManCats, too!

We got to stay at a pleasant B & B while they were away though and didn't have to rough it alone! Our super cat sitter is the LVT where Teri works and she gave us lots of attention and even some one-on-one clicker training time...more than Teri's been doing for us lately!

In fact, it took her a month to unpack from the conference and her friend Emmy the Pet Sitter just met up with her yesterday to get her BlogPaws swag to her...we hope we can dig into that this weekend!

You might laff n laff, but Teri took all the stuff to make our signature mini-swag bags and never got around to making packed up the stuff and brought it home...maybe next year!

Teri said she kinda went through the post-BP Blues and just couldn't put pen to paper and compose anything for our more weeks of silence here! But she has a 3 day weekend coming up and wants to organize her thoughts and get a few BlogPaws memories posts out, and of course, the photos of all the fun she and Coco had, too!

You can read all about Teri and Coco's adventures at BlogPaws if you click on these links (and Coco says she'd love it if you followed her as well)

And yes, it's the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop and this's all about us pussycats!

Monday, May 18, 2015

ManCat Monday, #BlogPaws Style

Disco and Brighton Burrowing

Only 9 more sleeps until Teri and Coco wing their way off to #BlogPaws 2015! (Where's the ManCat in that??)

Teri registered way back last May, so for 12 whole months, she's been Wishin' & Hopin' that she would be able to follow through and attend #BlogPaws 2015! 


She had asked for the time off from work and planned for our pet sitter to watch the rest of us kitties while they were away. And then in December, she was asked to be one of the four BlogPaws 2015 Conference Ambassadors and that sealed the deal!

Teri has been to every one of the annual BlogPaws conferences except for one because she had used her vacation time already...but she never let that happen again! Her family back in Oregon say her blogging buddies see more of her than they do, hahameow!

It's true, that the friendships built online through blogging are strengthened by meeting in person, and sharing a common goal, whether it be advocating for animals in need (and there are plenty of those) or striving to become a better writer or just learning how to navigate Twitter, Facebook and other social media for work (as Teri did for the last practice she worked at) is a big part of a BlogPaws conference, too!

And what else is included in the price of admission, you might ask if you have never been to a BlogPaws conference before! Most meals (and they are renowned for their yumminess!), entertainment (both human and 4 legged and trip awed!), swag-prizes-freebies (think sponsors and vendors and shopping, oh my!), as well as a solid education by experts for 3 full days!

This year, the conference includes one-on-one mini sessions with the expert of your choice and most exciting to Teri and her cat-centric bent...the Cat Writers Associations Writing Track, all speakers she admires and gets inspiration from! 

Want to learn more...there's still time to register, but the conference is very close to being sold out and we know you'll be disappointed if you miss out! You can even get a 10% discount by using Teri's special Ambassador code, BP15-Amb-Teri-10.

Here's a link to the event page, which includes everything you need to know--sessions, speakers, sponsors, hotel info and of course, the Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogging and Social Media Award Finalists!

And if you want to read what other bloggers who have attended past BlogPaws conferences have to say about their experiences, just follow this link to the Pre-Conference Linky Party

And if all that isn't enough to convince you to register now...look at our little photo album and see how much mischief we get up to when we attend a BlogPaws Conference!

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Monday, May 4, 2015

ManCat Monday

This handsome ManCat is Napoleon, looking a little like his siesta was interrupted by the Flashy Box! 

And this is Beauregard, Napoleon's handsome brother, who really isn't giving us the raspberry!

They live in sunny Florida with a lovely family who send us photos from time-to-time...and this is one of Teri's favorites...always makes her smile!

Here's a flashback to when they both were babies!


Monday, April 27, 2015

ManCat Monday, Brinkley & Percy Style

Listen...Ooh, Ooh, Ooh. Do You Want To Know A Secret...

Of all our extended family out there, we get the most photos from Brinkley and Percy's family and this sweet shot is the most recent one!

When Teri started looking through their photo album, she came across so many cute, funny and comforting photos, that we thought we should share some of them here. You may have seen them in one of our older posts before, but still as sweet the second time around!

Life is good, when we know P & B are loved so! Teri says it's one less worry she has and it makes her smile to know they are much loved and catered to! Although asking for Christmas Dinner may be pushing it, hahameow!

Saturday, April 11, 2015

National Pet Day...How are you spending it?

Anything that makes my cats happy makes me happy, so when I see them lounging in the sun, or curled up together, or showin' me some lovin', then I would call that a purrfect day!

Robbi Hess, #BlogPaws Blog Manager, wrote a nice post today with some great links and ideas:

And here are a few I found while surfing the web:

And us cats think Teri would love a vacation in Florida with us along...right here!

Teri is gathering things to donate to Oldies But Goodies Cocker Rescue for their summer Yard Sale, and she donates $1 to local cat rescues from every one of Coco's books that she sells, too. 

We sure hope that those homeless pets who have been fortunate to already be in foster care are getting some extra lovin' today, too...on National Pet Day!

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happurry Easter!

All of us here are the Curlz & Swirlz blog wish you & yours a very special Easter...

We are excited that Window Whiffin' and Sunpuddle Siestas time will be here soon!