Friday, July 1, 2016

BlogPaws Re-cap from the Warehouse Apartment

Coco: Hi everyone.



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.




16 comments:

  1. Love your recap and am so happy that "Miss M" that was hilarious about how you wrote it, was let back in, none the worse for wear! Sorry I didn't get to meet you this year....the conferences are always a blast! Hope to meet you one day! catchatwithcarenandcody

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    1. Miss Caren! Z-girl says she really wishes she had met you too. But she is very sure there will be plenty of opportunities in the future. In the meantime we hope to stay connected via blogs and FB! Hugs!! Thanks for always visiting us!

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  2. The mom had a great time meeting and hanging out with the Z-girl at BlogPaws. We don't mind the mom going to BlogPaws because she always brings home lots of cool stuff for us. :)

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    1. Z-girl says the mom is totally cool and she loved hanging out w/her too! Our box of swag arrived this weekend and we had so much fun seeing all the rest of the toys and nip and stuff that she brought for us!! We will make sure she goes again! :)

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  3. Oh my gosh... that was a heart stopper regarding Miss M. So glad she is home, safe and sound. It was a pleasure seeing you at BlogPaws this year - so nice we got to spend a few minutes together in-between all the hectic rush of it all! Purrs from Deb and the Zee/Zoey kitties

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    1. Hi Miss Deb! Yea, that silly Manhattan. She's been climbing the shelves a lot since Z-girl got home, we think she recognizes the hallway in the apartment building isn't as fantastic as the catified space we inhabit! Z-girl says that she *loved* seeing you and that you looked simply stunning on the red carpet! Concatulations on your CWA Award! We are so happy for you--especially cuz you do so much work to educate humans about TNR, Spay/Neuter and Ferals! Thank mew!!!

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  4. I am glad Z-girl had fun and Miss M is safe.

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    1. Thank you! We are happy Manhattan is safe too. She's an important part of the tribe here in the warehouse apartment!

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  5. Meeting Z-girl was one of the highlights of BlogPaws. Sounds like you girls had some fun too. Miss M's escape reminds me of right after my family got Kitty 25 years ago. My dad wasn't used to watching for a cat when he went out to get the newspaper in the morning. So one morning, I was walking past the hall that leads to the front door and I heard faint mewing. I opened the front door and there was our tiny kitten sitting on the front porch. I'm so glad I heard her and even gladder that she stayed put and didn't explore.

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    1. Oh gosh--see? We kitties can get out so quickly! Valentina usually runs out in the hallway, but Manhattan has never done it. So...this was a big surprise and our poor cat sitter was terribly upset. But it's all better now.
      Z-girl says that meeting you was very special and we look forward to getting to know you and Bear!

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  6. Someday I hope we get to meet...it sounds like you had an amazing time!

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    1. Z-girl hopes to meet you some day, too! We are very happy about your CWA Award cuz we think that you have a great blog and that post in particular made us all aware that our time together is so precious. Concatulations! And, we shared your 4th of July tips on our Facebook page! :)

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  7. Coco, that was an awesome report. We are glad Z-girl had such a great time at BlogPaws. We sure wish we could have gone, because she is one of favorite cat blogging peeps. Maybe next year.

    P.S. - Thank COD Manhattan didn't get too far. Scary!

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  8. Thank mew Mr. Kevin! We love you too and we are hoping there are some more local events where Z-girl can visit with you, if not next year at BP! We are always sending out good wishes for the kitties at PAWS. Keep up the good work!

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  9. Ya'll sure are lucky. We wish we coulda gone this year. Oh well, maybe next time. Have a pawsum day.

    Luv ya

    Dezi and Raena

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  10. Mom and I loved meeting Z-girl at BlogPaws. It was so cool meeting the humans behind so many of my furiends' blogs. Glad all turned out well for Miss M!

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