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 tripawed!), 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!