Sunday, March 29, 2015

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

If you are reading 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 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!

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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!).


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!)

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!).

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:

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

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!


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 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!

Monday, March 16, 2015

ManCat Monday, Disco Style

For his groupies...

John Cougar Mellenkat, hahameow!

Disco in his younger, slender days...

Setting hearts on fire?

Of course he is! Even with his fuzzes and ample girth!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Wordless Wednesday, We 'Go Wild!' for Clicker Training...

Teri has been busy, trying to keep up with her #BlogPaws 2015 Conference Ambassador duties!

So much so that our blog posts have fallen way behind the 3 x a week she promised us! But not only has Teri been busy, but so have we! Three of us (Teri said it would be all 5 if she had the time) are going to school! Yep, Clicker Training School!

Our fab friend, Amy Martin of Conscious Companion has been visiting us and teaching Teri how to get us to do what we want to do and turning that into 'tricks'!

Here is a link to the nice blog post that she just wrote about us!

She is a very knowledgeable lady and has worked with all kinds of animals. You should follow her on Facebook and look through the info on her could be smarter, too...just like us!

Another way you can get smarter is to join the #BlogPaws Online Community! 24/7/365 there are articles, videos, and paid opportunities through Pet360, and there are weekly Google + Hangouts and of course, the best Pet Blogging & Social Media conference in the world every year!

Here's the link to join the BlogPaws Community, it's free and it's fun and it's educational...what's not to like?! THE BLOGPAWS COMMUNITY SIGN UP HERE!

You can connect with other pet bloggers and after all, it is Pet Blogger Education Month and you've never had so much fun learning as when you are part of #BlogPaws.

Since their first conference in 2010, BlogPaws has become one of the most trusted resources for pet parents around the world, and Teri (and us cats) are proud to be a part of the community and BlogPaws Ambassadors, too!

And for a little taste of how much fun we have at the BlogPaws Conference, watch this little video featuring our Coco, the Couture Cat!


And talking about fun, have fun with the BlogPaws Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! It's a weekly tradition and a great way to meet 'n greet and grow you following and make new friends!

Friday, March 6, 2015

Frootbat Friday, Snowed In...

This kitty might have Frootbats, but his ears are covered in snow, so we'd just be speculating, hahameow!

And even though we are burrowed in our Burrow Bed, you can easily see our Frootbats on this Frigid Frootbat Friday!

Oh, it's not cold fact, you can see our bed is sitting on a Pet Safe Heat Pad, too, so besides our bodies to keep each other warm, we have something extra... Teri really spoils us!

People often ask Teri if she has to keep the house thermostat set high since we don't have much fur. She tells everyone no, but that she does give us lots of places to burrow into, under or on top of and that keeps us toasty warm!

And if you were wondering if our Frootbats get cold... Why, yes they do! But Teri hasn't tried to get us to wear ear muffs yet, hahameow!