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!






Sunday, March 29, 2015

Sunday Remembering--Our #BlogPaws 2011 Conference Slideshow 'n More!



If you are reading this...you know we are blogging cats, HahaMeow!

You may have even met us in person at one of the BlogPaws conferences Teri has chauffeured us to!


We are traveling cats, and enjoy visiting new places, staying in nice hotels, meeting up with friends, and fine dining! We think BlogPaws Conferences are all that, and more!

 We have been to 5 of the 6 annual conferences, each one in a different city (oh, except for the two in Tysons, VA cuz the first one was right in the middle of a hurricane!).

 

The first BlogPaws conference was in Columbus OH and as Coco, the Couture Cat wasn't a Diva Jet Setter then, Teri just took Brighton And Disco. Here's links to the blog posts we did about that purringly purrfect experience! 






And if you want to read what other bloggers blogged about after they attended BlogPaws 2011, here's the BlogPaws Linky List for all that!


Here's a video that Dogtipper.com put together of their experience at BlogPaws 2011:


And Teri gathered all the photos she could find that she took at the 2011 conference, which took place in our 'backyard', Tyson's Corner, VA and she made this SmileBox slideshow for your viewing enjoyment, in the hopes that it will encourage you to come to the 2015 conference in Nashville TN!

Click to play this Smilebox photo album

Carol Bryant, the BlogPaws Marketing and PR Manager (as well as the founder of Wigglebutt Warriors) just wrote an article titled " Secrets About BlogPaws and Pet Blogging" and it's worth stopping right now and hitting the link and reading!

Secrets About BlogPaws...




Team BlogPaws is a small group of passionate pet people that does amazing things, and their site, their reach and their influence is growing every day. They all are truly an inspiration to me, and that they put on such a fantastic conference and keep it affordable is part of what keeps me coming back every year!

And this years conference, with the addition of The Cat Writer's Association Writing Track, has Teri and us kitties even more excited! We know many more kitties are coming to the conference than ever before and we know Teri will come away knowing more about blogging, writing and even about cat behavior and needs...just from attending the 2015 BlogPaws Conference!

It's obvious that Team BlogPaws has listened to us cats, and the Cat Lounge gets better every year, as well as having more CatCentric items in the swag bags, and now with the addition of the CWA,  has Teri and Coco purring in anticipation of the conference in Nashville.

Teri made this little video of us getting settled into our room at that 2011 conference (and she says she apologizes about her comments on the swag that year...she is sure she won't say that this year!).


video

So, readers of our blog, if you have never attended a BlogPaws conference or are still on the fence about registering for this years conference, Teri wants you to know that because this year she is one of four 2015 BlogPaws Conference Ambassadors, she has a unique code that if you use when you register, will get you 10% off the cost! It's BP15-Amb-Teri-10.

She also wants you to know you will come away:

1) Smarter (two dozen educational sessions to choose from as well as something new--10 minute one-on-one sessions with the blogging experts of the BlogPaws Team). Here's the link to the preliminary program:

BlogPaws 2015 Conference Program

2) Happier (get your Pet Petting fix here and meet your pet friends humans, too!)

https://youtu.be/jReiO7vTml8

3) Energized (come away with useable ideas on how to grow your blog or non-profit organization, and how to help pets in need everywhere as well as meeting pet product sponsors of brands you know and new ones!).

https://youtu.be/SY1hO_HQ62E

4) Reelin' from the Feelin' with lots of great memories, photos and videos of your time together with friends and of course, the Red Carpet Gala gives you and your pet a reason to get gussied up and cheer on the nominees for the BlogPaws Nose-to-Nose Pet Blogger and Social Media Awards!

Here's the link to tell you more about these prestigious awards:

http://blogpaws.com/events/2015-conference/2015-nose-nose-awards/

And here's the link to register...You know you want to!  Don't forget the code, BP15-Amb-Teri-10

http://blogpaws.com/events/2015-conference/register/


I've been to BlogPaws before and I'm going again! Join me!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Frootbat Friday, Snickers Style!


What cat doesn't love clean, warm (folding optional) laundry? This is Snickers, who lives with her sister Twix with a sweet veterinary technician. 

You might remember Snickers and Twix's sad tale, that had a very happurry ending! Here is a link to a blog post Teri did, telling our furriends all about them:


We think they have lovely frootbats, don't you?!



Monday, March 23, 2015

ManCat Monday WWF Style, featuring Disco 'n Brighton!


While Disco may look like he needs to visit Omar the Tent Maker to get skivvies that fit...
Don't let that belly fool you into thinking he can't hold his own in the 'Ring', hahameow! Here he is perfecting the Bitey move!


And Brighton's got some wrasslin' moves of his own, once he's got a firm grip, bunny kickin' is his forte' Just watch this short video and you'll see what we mean! They've both got some fast moves, hahameow!

video



Friday, March 20, 2015

Froot Bat Friday, Pixie Style


This is little Frootbat Pixie when she was just a little kitten, long before she went off to what Teri thought would be her happy forever home.


And here she is, with her siblings...Clementine, Furgie, Abigail Ann and Duncan. They all live from California to Maryland...and are happy in their homes... that makes Teri happy!

But it also makes Teri glad that when Pixie wasn't happy in the home she picked out for her so many years ago, that her owner called Teri to take her back and Pixie didn't end up being relinquished to a shelter...the thought of that makes Teri very sad.


Pixie has been back home with us since the middle of January 2015, going through Teri's FIE Rehab Program. Here's a link to the first blog post Teri wrote about her when she came back tup us http://furrydancecats.blogspot.com/2015/02/frootbat-friday-pixie-style.html and we are happy to repurrt that she has gotten an A+ in all her 'schooling' so far! She now resides in one of our B & B guest rooms... see the video below:

                            

She has not had one litter box lapse in the whole time she has been here, and that is quite amazing, as she had been peeing and pooping outside of the box for many years according to her previous owners. But that home was not a happy one after all--too many pets, too many family problems and it is obvious now to Teri how unhappy she must have been all this time...


But she is safe and happy now and just about to move up to the next level of her rehabilitation, meeting one of us kitties and seeing if she is ok with sharing her space and her litter boxes with another cat.

Teri will take it slow and easy at first, leaving them together with supervision, then only when she is home and eventually 24/7 and if Pixie is ok with that, then she will get to have free run of our house to see if she would be ok living with multiple kitties again. 


So watch out blog for updates and new photos of Pixie, and we know you will be rooting for her to continue to along the path of good litter box use and show us that she can be a happy, well-adjusted kitty after all!