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She's Back from BlogPaws, and She's Forgiven!

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Ripping her suitcase apart
Look at all that 'nip!

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The Lady Cat Returns from BlogPaws!

Blog Paws Swag

Last updated March 12th, 2018

The cats are sleeping, the house is quiet. Oh, I forgot, it’s noon and it’s sleepy kitty time, that explains the absence of paws over my keyboard. Either that or perhaps the Chirpies are sleeping off the effects of the impromptu catnip pawty that happened upon my return from the BlogPaws conference in Myrtle Beach yesterday. As soon as I unzipped my suitcase, cats came rushing from all corners to investigate.

Mr. Jack, (CCSF) Chief Chirpy Social Facilitator, was the first to grab hold of the catnip banana and catnip ball still in the packaging. This catnip candy was the bee’s knees and all the cats got into something or other, seemingly forgiving me for leaving them for a few days.

“If this is what you bring home Lady Cat, then you have our approval to attend in the future!”


Watch their short 30-second video of their approval below

What else did I bring home from BlogPaws?

Unbeknown to the cats there was a whole lot of other stuff I brought back from the Blogpaws 2017 conference. Besides the awesome swag, I brought back a bag full of treasured memories from each day’s activities jam-packed with learning, networking, meeting the faces behind familiar blogs, meeting the faces behind no-so-familiar blogs and meeting and talking to the awesome sponsors.

I had ah-ha moments, shared these moments with fellow bloggers, some of whom were on a similar journey to myself and some who offered new insights and a fresh perspective. Being a finalist in two categories for me was the cat’s whiskers; I did not win but for me that is a huge trophy and badge of honor, to have been a finalist with such amazing talent is marvelous in itself, motivating me to keep creating quality content with a clear goal in mind.

I would like to thank the BlogPaws Team for such an amazing platform for like-minded pet bloggers who are passionate about helping animals whether it’s through humor, art, volunteering at a shelter or just sharing the cuteness. Huge congratulations to all the winners! I’m thrilled for my blogging buddy Rachel Loehner of Three Chatty Cats who won the award for Best Cause Blog, and to my BlogPaws newbie friends, Kerry Barbero from Noir Kitty Mews who won the award for Best Cat Blog and Jenise Carl from Happy Go Doodle who won the Best New Pet Blog Award.

Being part of the BlogPaws family is something so much bigger than all of us together, because of the enormous difference our collective voices can make to better the lives of our furry friends on a global scale. I love that BlogPaws is open to bloggers from around the world. As I was mingling with fellow international bloggers from the UK such as Mark Watson from Erin the Cat Princess and many others, I realized that in much the same way we have Doctors without Borders, BlogPaws is like Bloggers without Borders, helping to improve the lives of pets, and their people around the world.

About the author

The Lady Cat

Whiskers make me smile.
Coffee is good for you.
And cats are for life.
Helping cats live enriched lives with their people.
(Yasaar Nakchbendi)


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  • Mom enjoyed meeting and getting to now you. Keep up the good work with your blog. Looks as if you have a suitcase full of happy kitties. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy

  • Oh what a lot of GRAND swag! I know your crew was mighty happy to have YOU home but the swag was just the icing on the cake. Sounds like Blogpaws Myrtle Beach was a wonderful time for all who were lucky enough to attend.

    Hugs, Pam and Teddy too
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    • It was really a wonderful experience, from the sessions and workshops, to the keynote speakers and to the way it was organized. The Cat Lounge was superb! xx

  • It’s been pretty much the same scenario at home when I arrived. The suitcase full of treats, toys and catnip got a LOT of love and attention right away from my kitties 🙂

    • Hee hee I can just imagine that! I’m so happy that you got to take home all that swag! Again, thanks for hanging out with myself and the flat Chirpies.

  • Bloggers without Borders – I love that! I bet the Chirpy Cats were happy to have you (and all of that swag) home. It sounds like you had a fantastic conference and I’m so sorry I didn’t get to meet you there. Here’s hoping for next year, though! Thanks again for accepting my award.

  • Your video of the happy homecoming is adorable! Such playful cats! Mom is so glad she got to meet you. As a first-time BlogPaws attendee, your kindness and welcoming smile helped her feel at home. Maybe I’ll get to meet you in Kansas City next year! Thank you for everything. Tail wags. Take care.

    • You’re most welcome 🙂 it was a pleasure to hang out with you and I thank you for your warmth and new furriendship! Congratulations again on the win! As you can see the catnip also makes them fetch joy! 🙂

    • Yes they didn’t waste any time to tuck intot he goodies. No worries, my head was in a frazzle for the first few days with all the activity and meeting all you fellow bloggers. What fun we had! I missed getting a photo of you and the adorable Plush CK!

    • Yes Caren, that will be wonderful to meet some day. I recall you were the first person to comment on my blog the first time I joined Wordless Wednesday!

  • Wow, that looks like a great swag pawty! The chirpies seem to be impurr-essed with all those goodies. Miss Yasaar, were you able to get all that on the plane?! I’m still waiting for the brown truck man to deliver my swag. Maybe he’ll show up with it today. Flattie V had a funtastic time with all flat Mr. Jack & all the other flat chirpies! I’m so so glad they all got pictures together & got to experience the confurr-ence together! Hugs to a wonderful chirpy cat momma & all the chirpies! Smooches!
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    • I carried two-thirds in my suitcase and a third was delivered by the brown truck man! Kitties got excited all over. You are going to love your swag, Mr. Val!

  • It was so wonderful to meet you! I look forward to seeing you again, hopefully next year at BlogPaws! Loved the vide of your kitties and the catnip. I still haven’t pulled out the swag for my gang yet. Must do that soon!

  • I’m so glad we met at the Conference! For some reason, I’m still not getting notices when you post. I entered my e-mail again and it says I’ve opted out of subscription e-mails … but in the panel to manage my preferences in WordPress, it says I’m signed up to get daily e-mails 🙁

    • Hi Katherine, I’m not sure why it’s so wonky, but I just checked and you are indeed subscribed to receive notifications of new posts 🙂 SO great that we met at the conference. I hope I can make it to meet up again in Kansas City, you never know!

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