If you are a pet blogger you may know that Z-girl attended the BlogPaws Conference in Chandler, Arizona from June 23-25.
We survived while she was away. Well, there was one little kerfuffle that we kept under wraps until Z-girl returned. Manhattan mysteriously escaped from the apartment. No details have been disclosed at this time, but what we know thus far is that Jerome, our building Superintendent, saw The Divine Miss M (the tuxedo, not the singing sensation) sitting outside our door and used his key to let her back inside. Our cat sitter was *shocked and amazed* that Manhattan is such a deft escape artist.
She's known for her shelf climbing. Who knew she also will go out-through-the- in door?
Meanwhile, Z-girl was hanging out with cat bloggers and spending time gazing at nifty items in the Cat Style Lounge. She even attended a Yappy Hour on Thursday evening and a Happy Meowr on Friday.
Was there catnip at Happy Meowr?
And then she was able to sit with the cat bloggers and shake, shake, shake the pink tambourine from Glogirly during the coveted Nose-to-Nose Awards on Saturday evening. Many of our furriends were nominated for awards, so it was extra-special for her to be there to support the wins and even the losses. A blogger may not have left with an award in their suitcase, but each nominee is wonderful and their blog, special post, photo or video is captivating-- in our humble opinion. Z-girl shared all the highlights and we are so proud of everyone. We are tickled that our friend Glogirly won for Best Humor Blog! We laugh our fluff off whenever we read the antics of Katie and Waffles.
Hey Glogirly! Next year, could you please add feathers to this thing? Purrs, Valentina
Above all, Z-girl tells us that meeting like-minded people was the best part of the whole experience. She's been talking nonstop about the humans behind the blogs, and the pets they love. We think she made a bunch of new furiends and we are really happy about that. Especially if they always send her home with bags of swag like she was toting after this trip!
In closing, I'll share one more fun photo: Z-girl with Kate Benjamin, of Hauspanther.
Kate is a catification expert and we've all watched her on My Cat From Hell with Jackson Galaxy. We studied their first book when the catification was under design in the apartment. So it was a true pleasure for Z-girl to spend time in the Cat Style Lounge, and a great surprise to win an item for us girls! We are patiently awaiting the UPS delivery so we can show you something new! Some of the items we live with and love are featured on her website already. That's cuz we are a group of super-cool cats.
That's a wrap! This is Coco, over and OUT.