My human had two important missions while she was at the BlogPaws conference this past weekend: get enough stuff to fill a box full of swag for my giveaway, and meet some of the famous cats who actually showed up there in the fur! One of everybody’s favorites was Coco from the Curlz and Swirlz blog. Coco was a true star, gracious with her public and a fashionista who wore a different outfit every day!
The first night, my human was kind of bummed because they had a raffle and the guy next to her — a total dog person — won this book. She wanted it because it had a Somali on the cover! She would have bartered for it, but she had nothing to offer since she had just arrived at the hotel a couple of hours earlier.
In years past, the cat bloggers complained because there wasn’t much cat stuff in the swag bags. The BlogPaws humans tried having different bags this year — dog only, dog and cat, and cat only. It was better but not perfect — somebody still put a couple of dog toys in the cat only bag. Dog humans must have assembled the bags, because only they would not understand that toys cats like have nothing to do with small dog toys. There was a table for unwanted swag, so my human left the dog toys there.
The real awesomeness for us kitties at BlogPaws was the Catification lounge, set up by Kate from Moderncat, with some long-distance assistance from Jackson Galaxy. Kate has impeccable taste when it comes to cat things, and she filled a whole room with to-die-for cat toys, furniture, treats and you-name-it!
They even had running water fountains! Coco found that very refreshing.
Even though the cats there got to enjoy all this amazing luxury, I kind of felt bad for them… because they were forced to deal with my human and her incessant photo taking! Yes, other humans were taking photos, but my human took it to a whole ‘nother level. She thinks being a good photographer means taking a bunch of bad photos until a good one happens by accident. This cat was named Zeus and you can tell what he thought of my human’s photographic technique.
My friend, the sweet natured Pumpkin Puddy, was a lot more patient with my human. She is a real class act.
Finally Moki had to put the paw down on my human! He told her that she was out of control and maybe some kitties just wanted a little peace. Moki was actually very gracious about it, though. He had way more tact than my human did.
So did my human pick up enough swag for my BlogPaws Swag Bag giveaway? She did! If you were on my Facebook page Saturday, you saw this photo — and some more stuff was added after she took the photo.
My human got to meet the humans of a lot of my blogging friends — Katie’s Glogirly (Katie also was an award winner at the conference!), Junior, Orion and Sammy’s human and Sebastian’s human among them. She also got to hang out with humans she already knows, including Robin Olson from Covered in Cat Hair, Zee and Zoey’s human, the Catladyland human, Tamar from I Have Cat, Chey’s human, Brewski Butt’s human, Ingrid from the Conscious Cat, Skeezix’s human (Skeezix also won an award!) and Catsparella. I am glad all these humans got to hang out together — it kept them out of our fur during my birthday party/ Cat World Domination Day celebration!
But little did I know, there was more good stuff to come! Coco’s human had these charming, kitty-sized gift bags filled with toys and treats (and even something for the humans)!
AND at the end of the conference, Kate had a drawing and gave away everything in the Catification Lounge (the big furniture and anything else left over went to a Salt Lake City rescue). My human won one of the cool scratchers! So I got an extra big birthday gift when she got home!
So if you will excuse me, I am going to get busy breaking it in!
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