I did not win the Pettie for Best Cat Blog, but my friend Sparkle did. I was so happy for her and her human! I know it sounds trite, but I was thrilled to be a finalist among these very popular and established blogs -- I look up to every one of them!
Although BlogPaws West was an experience I will not soon forget, I am looking forward to getting home to my 2-legged and 4-legged family. Will my cats be happy to see me or will they shun me for a day or two? I'm thinking the former -- I do have cat swag, after all...
Here are a couple of my favorite memories from the conference!
|Kyla Duffy's aerial work on opening night -- a performance art message against puppy mills. Beautiful!|
|Friends! Janiss from Sparkle, the Designer Cat and Stacy from Trupanion -- out for a night on the town!|
|Finally meeting my friend Janea from Paws and Effect!|
|Getting to see lots of pets, including Snotface the Ferret! Oh, and I met Stephanie too!|
|Informative sessions like this one for Lijit -- can't wait to use this on my blog!|
|The cheesecake....my paws were all over it!|
|Birthday-Cake-flavored gelato...so good, I enjoyed it two nights in a row!|
|Contributing to the artist BZTAT's mural, which included participants' heartfelt personal thoughts on animals.|
|Watching the Be the Change panel was inspirational beyond belief!|
|I am the change for animals! Excited to get home and create some action!|